|Full name||Zoltán Stieber|
|Date of birth||16 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Sárvár, Hungary|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Winger/Attacking Midfielder|
|2007–2008||→ Yeovil Town (loan)||15||(1)|
|2011–2012||1. FSV Mainz 05||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ 1. FSV Mainz 05 II||3||(0)|
|2012||→ Greuther Fürth II||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:42 13 June 2015 (UTC).
Zoltán Stieber (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzoltaːn ˈʃtiːber]; born 16 October 1988) is a professional Hungarian footballer who plays for Bundesliga side Hamburg and the Hungary national football team.
Stieber initially played for Budapest-based Goldball '94 alongside younger brother András, before moving to Hungarian giants Újpest. After impressing for the capital side, Steiber was offered trials with a selection of English clubs. He had an unsuccessful trials with Arsenal and Manchester United prior to signing a youth contract with Aston Villa where he played for four years.
Stieber signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa in May 2005 and quickly impressed Tony McAndrew with his performances for the Academy. In total, he made 30 appearances for the Academy, scoring 4 goals in his debut season. He was part of the squad that got to the Play-offs Final of the FA Premier Academy League in May 2006, which Villa lost 3–2 against Southampton. He also made six substitute appearances for the Reserves in the 2005–06 season.
Stieber appeared 13 times for Aston Villa Reserves in the 2006–07 season, scoring two goals, against Fulham and Chelsea. He was also involved in producing a memorable hat-trick of assists, to help gain victory over Reading in a 3–0 win.
In late May 2007, Stieber guided Aston Villa to success in the 2007 HKFC Philips Lighting International Soccer Sevens, scoring a spectacular winner against City Academy Hong Kong to book a place in the knock-out stages. Stieber then went onto lead the Midlands club to victory against Urawa Red Diamonds, PSV and finally Central Coast Mariners FC to secure the trophy, in a competition which has brought notable success to Aston Villa in the past. Stieber's efforts in the competition were also rewarded with the Player of the Tournament trophy – succeeding last years winner – Gabriel Agbonlahor. After this success, Stieber was rewarded with a three-year contract at Aston Villa – the longest given to any of the seven contractee's – thus showing the promise and potential shown in the young Hungarian.
In July 2007, Stieber was given his first taste of first-team action, when he was called up to the senior squad for the tour of the U.S. and Canada. He made his debut against Toronto FC and impressed against the Major League Soccer team, the Hungarian also appeared in a further pre-season match against Walsall, in which he assisted the first goal of the game.
Despite not making a competitive breakthrough to the senior team, Stieber made a positive impression for Aston Villa Reserves that season, scoring against Fulham and Portsmouth and chalking up 6 assists in the opening 6 matches. This led the young midfielder to be awarded the first ever BBC Radio West Midlands Young Player of the Month, on 20 September 2007.
On 22 November 2007, Stieber joined Coca Cola League One side Yeovil Town on loan until 1 January 2008 and scored his first goal days before his loan spell ran out, in the 2–1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion. He made an immediate impact for the Glovers and his loan deal was extended until the end of January.
Like the previous season, Stieber was again involved with the first-team prior to the beginning of the new campaign. In early July 2008, Stieber was called up to a 21-man squad for the tour of Switzerland, but only played 20 minutes – all in the 6–0 victory over FC Wil 1900. Further appearances against Lincoln City, Walsall and Reading followed, the majority of which were played in an unaccustomed left-back role. Stieber never saw competitive first-team action at Villa Park, so the club allowed him to participate in trials at other clubs.
Stieber trained with Blackpool for a short period and was also offered a trial by Norwich City. However, he decided to join TuS Koblenz on 29 January 2009 after a successful trial. Zoltán signed a 30-month contract until 30 June 2011. He made his 2. Bundesliga début on 30 January 2009, replacing Frank Wiblishauser in the 64th minute. That match ended in a 0–0 draw with Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. His first time in the starting eleven came on 6 February 2009, against FSV Frankfurt. His first 2. Bundesliga goal and assist on 13 February 2009 in a match against SV Wehen Wiesbaden.
1. FSV Mainz 05
On 21 June 2012 it was announced that he signed for Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth on a four-year contract. He scored his first Bundesliga goal against 1899 Hoffenheim and went on to score against Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund in a season that ultimately saw SpVgg relegated from the German top flight.
At the start of the new season, Stieber performed strongly, as he had 3 goals and 6 assists in just 9 games. In the last game of the season, against Dynamo Dresden, he scored a goal, and made 3 assists, at an eventual 4–0 win. In his final season for Fürth, in the 2. Bundesliga, Stieber scored 9 goals and made 11 assists in total.
On the 26th of May 2014, Stieber signed for Bundesliga club Hamburg. In an interview with Nemzeti Sport, Stieber admitted that he had signed the most lucrative contract of his career. Stieber was spotted by the Hamburg managers during the relegation play-offs of the 2013-14 Bundesliga season against Fürth. The first tie ended with a goalless draw,  while the second tie finished with 1–1 which resulted that Hamburg could remain in the top flight of the Bundeliga. Stieber gave the assist on the return match. 
For the first time, Stieber was able to score a goal in a consecuitive match against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt on 28 February 2015 in the 2014–15 Bundesliga. However, the match ended with a 2-1 defeat for his team.
On 5 June 2015, Stieber scored his first goal for Hungary in a 4–0 friendly win over Lithuania in Debrecen. He followed this up with the winning goal in a 1–0 defeat of Finland in qualification for UEFA Euro 2016 on 13 June.
|Stieber – goals for Hungary|
|1.||5 June 2015||Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen, Hungary||Lithuania||
|2.||13 June 2015||Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland||Finland||
||Euro 2016 qualifier |
Stieber is the older brother of András Stieber, who also began his career at Goldball '94 and later played for the Aston Villa Under-21s with Zoltán, he currently plays for Győri ETO FC in the Hungarian national league.
- As of match played 1 June 2015.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Aston Villa||2007–08||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|Yeovil Town (loan)||2007–08||League One||15||1||0||0||0||0||–||0||0||15||1|
|TuS Koblenz||2008–09||2. Bundesliga||17||5||0||0||—||—||—||17||5|
|Alemannia Aachen||2010–11||2. Bundesliga||34||10||2||0||—||—||—||36||10|
|1. FSV Mainz 05||2011–12||Bundesliga||7||0||1||0||—||1[a]||0||—||9||0|
|1. FSV Mainz 05 II||2011–12||Regionalliga West||3||0||—||—||—||—||3||0|
|SpVgg Greuther Fürth||2012–13||Bundesliga||16||3||0||0||—||—||—||16||3|
|SpVgg Greuther Fürth II||2012–13||Regionalliga Bayern||1||0||—||—||—||—||1||0|
- Appearance in UEFA Europa League
- Appearances in Bundesliga Promotion/Relegation play-offs
- As of match played 13 June 2015.
- HKFC International Soccer Sevens
- Player of the Tournament: 2007
- BBC Radio West Midlands Young Player of the Month
- Winner: September 2007
- Top assists in 2. Bundesliga
- Winner: 2010–11 (17 assists)
- "Yeovil extend Stieber loan deal". BBC Sport. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2008.
- "Stieber Zoltán az Aston Villa után Németországban folytatja". Nemzetisport. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "Stieber geht nach Mainz" (in German). Bundesliga.de. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
- "German Bundesliga Player Statistics". NBC Sports. 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "Hamburg: Stieber három évre aláírt – hivatalos". Nemzeti Sport. 26 May 2014.
- "Stieber: Pályafutásom legelőnyösebb szerződését írtam alá". Nemzeti Sport. 28 May 2014.
- "Bundesliga: Stieberék ikszeltek Hamburgban az osztályozón". Nemzeti Sport. 15 May 2014.
- "Bundesliga: hiába a Stieber-gólpassz, benn maradt a HSV". Nemzeti Sport. 18 May 2014.
- "HSV: új poszt, új esély? Stieber kirobbanó formában". Nemzeti Sport. 21 January 2015.
- "Stieber-gól, Szalai-gólpassz, Dortmund-fiaskó". Nemzeti Sport. 4 February 2015.
- "HSV: Stiebernek a gól már csak bónusz volt". Nemzeti Sport. 5 February 2015.
- "HSV: Stieber Zoltán Bundesliga-rekordot futott". Nemzeti Sport. 9 February 2015.
- "Last-gasp Hrgota strike saves Gladbach in Hamburg". Bundesliga.com. 22 February 2015.
- "Bundesliga: Stieber góljával csak részleges bocsánatot nyert a HSV". Nemzeti Sport. 22 February 2015.
- "Videó: Stieber betekerte, Guzmicsot kiállították - légiós-összeállítás". Nemzeti Sport. 22 February 2015.
- "Frankfurt 2-1 Hamburg". Bundesliga.com. 28 February 2015.
- "Hungary 2–1 Sweden". UEFA.com. 2 September 2011.
- "Dzsudzsák leads by example in victory over Lithuania". Hungarian Football Federation. 5 June 2015.
- "Elsewhere in Europe". BBC. 13 June 2015.
- "A Dárdai-gárda harminc perc alatt lerendezte a litvánokat". Nemzeti Sport. 5 June 2015.
- "Finalnd 0-1 Hungary". Uefa.com. 13 June 2015.
- "2. Bundesliga Scorer 2010/11". kicker. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Zoltán Stieber profile at magyarfutball.hu
- Zoltán Stieber career statistics at Soccerbase
- Zoltán Stieber at fussballdaten.de (German)