Stefan Effenberg

Born Aug 2, 1968

Stefan Effenberg is a retired German footballer. A central midfielder, he possessed leadership skills, powerful shooting ability, physical strength, but also a fearsome and controversial character. In the Bundesliga alone – where he represented most notably Bayern Munich, in six seasons in two different spells – Effenberg collected 109 yellow cards, an all-time worst at the time of his retirement.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Stefan Effenberg.

  • Soccer Powerful Castro's Leadership Delights Seven Goal Dortmund
    Yahoo News - Oct 28, 2015
  • 'new One' Effenberg Gets First One For Paderborn
    Yahoo News - Oct 16, 2015
  • Knutsch Déjà Vu Auf Der Wiesn Berliner Kurier
    Google News - Sep 19, 2011
  • Erfahrene Feuerlöscherin Sueddeutsche.De
    Google News - Sep 17, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Stefan Effenberg.


1968 Birth Born and raised in Niendorf, Hamburg on 2 August 1968, Stefan Effenberg started his professional career with Borussia Mönchengladbach, being an undisputed first-choice by age 20. … Read More


1991 22 Years Old …  His debut came on 5 June 1991, in a Euro 1992 qualifier against Wales, as he played the last 18 minutes of a 0–1 away loss. … Read More
1992 23 Years Old After legendary Lothar Matthäus (who also represented Mönchengladbach) returned to Bayern in 1992, Effenberg moved to ACF Fiorentina, being relegated from Serie A in his first season, in a side that also included Dane Brian Laudrup and Argentine Gabriel Batistuta.
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Effenberg then moved back to Gladbach, where he amassed a further 118 league matches, with 23 goals, before being re-signed by Bayern in 1998. Effenberg's second spell with the Bavarians was much more successful, as he collected three Bundesliga titles in a row. The team also reached two UEFA Champions League finals, the first of which was a 1–2 defeat to Manchester United F.C. in 1999. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old After the final, Effenberg was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old In 2001, Effenberg was fined after being found guilty of assaulting a woman in a nightclub. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old Strunz and Effenberg were married in 2004, and the player also had three children from his first marriage; the couple then relocated to Florida.


2015 46 Years Old Effenberg was appointed as the head coach of SC Paderborn on 13 October 2015.
2016 47 Years Old He was sacked on 3 March 2016.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.