Stefan Effenberg
German footballer
Stefan Effenberg
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.
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Soccer-Powerful Castro's leadership delights seven-goal Dortmund
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Gonzalo Castro grabbed one goal and set up two more as Borussia Dortmund destroyed second-tier Paderborn 7-1 on Wednesday to book a spot in the German Cup third round. The 28-year-old former Germany midfielder, who joined this season from Bayer Leverkusen and initially struggled for form, delivered a standout performance in the first half. Paderborn, with former Bayern Munich captain and rookie coach Stefan Effenberg in the dugout, took a surprise lead when Dortmund keeper Roman Buerki attempted to dribble past Srdjan Lakic only to see the Croatian slide in and score in the 21st minute.
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'New One' Effenberg gets first one for Paderborn
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Berlin (AFP) - Former German international Stefan Effenberg enjoyed a winning start to his coaching career on Friday when his Paderborn team defeated Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 in the second division.
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Knutsch-Déjà-vu auf der Wiesn - Berliner Kurier
Google News - over 5 years
Wie zum Beispiel die Ehe zwischen Claudia und Stefan Effenberg. Während Ex-Fußballer wie Lothar Matthäus ihre bessere Hälfte in regelmäßigen Abständen auswechseln, lässt sich Stefan Effenberg seit Jahren von nur einer einzigen abschlecken: seiner
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Erfahrene Feuerlöscherin - sueddeutsche.de
Google News - over 5 years
Die Vertreter der kernigen, am Diskussionsverhalten von Gorillamännchen orientierten Generation um Oliver Kahn und Stefan Effenberg lächeln dann und sagen: Die Typen mit dem Mut zur großen Geste seien leider ausgestorben. Die Vertreter der ruhigeren,
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Aller Anfang ist schwer ... - Kölnische Rundschau
Google News - over 5 years
Von Martin Sauerborn, 14.09.11, 07:00h, aktualisiert 14.09.11, 11:13h Das Debüt von Stefan Effenberg begann verheißungsvoll und endete in einem Desaster. Dabei hatte „Effe“ alles gegeben. Er tigerte an der Seitenlinie herum, legte sich mit dem
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Never Mind The Ballacks, Here's Philipp Lahm - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
The popular feeling was that he should have waited until he had retired, or was no longer involved with the national team, to express his feelings, such as was done by previous internationals like Stefan Effenberg and Oliver Kahn
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Fink: Coaching is my calling - Fifa.com
Google News - over 5 years
Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthaus both were, and Stefan Effenberg is currently acquiring the necessary qualifications. There is no guarantee of success, but men who have worn the armband for the Bavarian giants are in demand in the dugout
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The 'English Patient' has a point to prove with Manchester City - The National
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... nicknamed "The English Patient", but Hargreaves had also won four Bundesliga titles and the 2001 Champions League, in which he effectively anchored Bayern's midfield alongside their peerless captain, Stefan Effenberg, against Valencia in the final
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Kuffuor digs into Ghana football fans - Myjoyonline.com
Google News - over 5 years
Former Manchester United strikers Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke are pencilled in for the match, along with Samuel Eto'o, Alex Song, Stefan Effenberg, Shaun Bartlett, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert, with proceeds of the game going to a Kumasi-based
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Stars pencilled in for Kuffour testimonial - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Former Manchester United strikers Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke are pencilled in for the match, along with Samuel Eto'o, Alex Song, Stefan Effenberg, Shaun Bartlett, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert, with proceeds of the game going to a Kumasi-based
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Steffen Freund And Stefan Effenberg Criticise Philipp Lahm For Comments On ... - Goal.com India
Google News - over 5 years
Steffen Freund and Stefan Effenberg have joined the list of individuals criticising Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm for comments made in his book about his coaches and his nation's football federation (DFB)
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Effenberg đi học - Thể thao văn hóa
Google News - over 5 years
(TT&VH)- Buổi tập của Bayern vào hôm kia đón một vị khách lạ mà... quen: Stefan Effenberg. Đeo kính râm, miệng phì phèo thuốc, cựu tiền vệ Bayern chăm chú nhìn về phía sân tập. Ở đó, HLV Jupp Heynckes đang chỉ đạo buổi tập với chỉ…
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Rauchender Zuschauer So macht Effe sein Trainer-Praktikum - BILD
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Entspannte Atmosphäre: Stefan Effenberg (l.) raucht mit Bayerns Fan-Beauftragtem Raimond Aumann während des Trainings auf der Dach-Terrasse der Geschäftsstelle eine Zigarette Von FELIX SEIDEL und KAI PSOTTA Das Training der Bayern gestern Nachmittag
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Manuel Neuer mishap caps chastening Bayern loss to Mönchengladbach - The Guardian (blog)
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Jupp Heynckes, so red in the face with exasperation that Stefan Effenberg's old nickname for the coach came to mind - he had called him "Osram" once, after the best-selling light bulb - spoke of a "misunderstanding" and pointed to a stomach bug that
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Die Neuen patzen - Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Mit einem 2:1 und dem Torschützen Stefan Effenberg kehrten die Borussen damals zurück nach Mönchengladbach. 43 Mal waren sie in München angetreten, aber nur dieses eine Mal konnten sie einen solch süßen Erfolg feiern. Als Effenberg später bei den
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Stefan Effenberg: Trainer-Azubi Effe Von Heynckes kann ich viel lernen - BILD
Google News - over 5 years
Von WOLFGANG SCHINK Ganz entspannt plauderte Stefan Effenberg (43) Donnerstag in Augsburg bei der Programm-Vorstellung von Sky. Beim Pay-TV-Sender ist der frühere Bayern-Cheffe auch in der neuen Saison als Experte und Co-Kommentator am Ball
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Der frühere „Cheffe“ als Novize: Effenberg als Praktikant beim FC Bayern - Goal.com
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Den Einstieg als Sportdirektor bei Borussia Mönchengladbach hat Stefan Effenberg im Mai verpasst. Jetzt möchte er den Spitzenfußball als Trainer aufmischen. Von Dennis Reinkens München. Stefan Effenberg wird im Rahmen seiner Trainer-Ausbildung beim DFB
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Vernissage mit prominenten Gästen - suedkurier.de
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Auch die Effenbergs waren vor Ort. Stelldichein bei der Vernissage (von links): Schauspieler James Lesure, Fotograf Manfred Baumann, Ex-Fußballstar Stefan Effenberg mit Tochter und deren Freundin sowie Claudia Effenberg mit Sohn und Nelly Baumann
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stefan Effenberg
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    He was sacked on 3 March 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    Effenberg was appointed as the head coach of SC Paderborn on 13 October 2015.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 35
    Strunz and Effenberg were married in 2004, and the player also had three children from his first marriage; the couple then relocated to Florida.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    In 2001, Effenberg was fined after being found guilty of assaulting a woman in a nightclub.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he implied that unemployed people in Germany were in fact too lazy to look for work, and demanded they took benefit cuts. The interview was issued in Playboy.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    After the final, Effenberg was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League.
    More Details Hide Details After his departure, club fans voted him one of the eleven greatest Bayern players of all time. After an unassuming spell at VfL Wolfsburg, Effenberg ended his career in Qatar with Al-Arabi Sports Club. Subsequently, he had the odd appearance as a color commentator for German TV.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    Effenberg didn't appear in another international match again until 1998, when was briefly re-instated to the national team for a couple of friendly matches in September, under Erich Ribbeck after Vogts was ousted as national team coach.
    More Details Hide Details They turned out to be his last caps for Germany. Bayern Munich Fiorentina Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Effenberg had a history of attracting attention and ire from fans and other players alike with his behaviour. In 1991, prior to a UEFA Cup game against then-semi-professional Cork City, Effenberg told the press he was sure of a victory, saying Cork City midfielder Dave Barry was "like (his) grandfather". Barry got his retribution by scoring the opening goal in the team's 1–1 draw at Musgrave Park. In the late 1990s, Effenberg was rarely out of the tabloids, especially when he left his wife Martina and revealed an affair with Claudia Strunz, who at that time was the wife of former team mate Thomas Strunz. Later, the player published a controversial autobiography, notorious for its blatant contents – which included lashing out at some other football professionals, namely club and national side mate, Lothar Matthäus.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Bayern returned to the final in 2001 with Effenberg as captain. He scored Bayern's equalising goal from the penalty spot in a triumph against Valencia (1–1, penalty shootout win).
  • 1992
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He would be an everpresent fixture during the final stages, even netting in the second group stage match, a 2–0 win over Scotland. During a group game against South Korea in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Effenberg "gave the finger" to German fans at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas when he got substituted after a subpar performance; the Germans were then only one goal up, after leading 3–0. German coach Berti Vogts was so outraged by this incident that he dropped Effenberg from the team on the spot, and declared that he was finished as an international player.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This prompted the interest from Bundesliga giants FC Bayern Munich, and he proceeded to score 19 goals in his first two seasons combined, but the club did not win any silverware whatsoever.
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