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Steffen Freund
Personal information
Full name Steffen Freund
Date of birth January 19, 1970 (1970-01-19) (age 40)
Place of birth    Brandenburg, East Germany
Playing position Defensive midfielder (retired)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1989–1991
1991–1993
1993–1998
1998–2003
2003–2004
2004
Stahl Brandenburg
FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur
Kaiserslautern
Leicester City
031 (0)
053 (3)
117 (6)
102 (0)
008 (0)
014 (0)   
National team
1995–1998 Germany 021 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008
2009–
Nigeria (Assistant)
Germany U-16

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Steffen Freund (born 19 January 1970 in Brandenburg) is a German former professional football player. He played as a defensive midfielder.

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Career

He started his career at Stahl Brandenburg, coming through their youth system. In 1991 he was transferred to FC Schalke 04 and he established himself as an important midfield player. Schalke were forced to sell Freund due to financial reasons in 1993 to Borussia Dortmund where he stayed until 1999. During his time at Dortmund, he won the league twice in 1995 and 1996 and gained a champions league medal in 1997[1]. After this he transferred to English premiership club Tottenham Hotspur where he stayed until 2003 and is famous for having never scored a goal, but he was adored by the Spurs fans. He did however win the League Cup with Spurs in 1999. At the tail end of his career he went on to have short spells at FC Kaiserslautern and Leicester City.On the 4th of December 2009 Steffen was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur hall of fame alongside Darren Anderton, Although not the greatest player Steffen was a fans favourite and was welcomed by all fans into the hall of fame.

International career

Between 1995 and 1998, he won 21 caps for the German national team. He won Euro 1996 with Germany and also competed in the World Cup 1998.

Coaching career

On December 5, 2007, he was named as a new assistant to Nigeria coach Berti Vogts. On 6 July 2009 was announced Freund will work as Head Coach of the Germany U-16[2] and signed here a one year contract[3].

Television career

In 2006 he appeared alongside Boris Becker in a special England v. Germany edition of the popular panel show They Think It's All Over.

Personal

Freund is married with one son and one daughter and currently lives in the town of Potsdam.

Career honours

References

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Simple English

Steffen Freund
Personal information
Full name Steffen Freund
Date of birth 19 January 1970 (1970-01-19) (age 41)
Place of birth    Brandenburg, East Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1988-1991
1991-1993
1993-1998
1999-2003
2003
2004
Stahl Brandenburg
Schalke
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur
Kaiserslautern
Leicester City
National team
1995-1998 Germany

Steffen Freund (born 19 January, 1970) is a former German football player. He has played for Germany national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
East GermanyLeague
1988-89Stahl BrandenburgDDR-Oberliga90
1989-90220
1990-91260
GermanyLeague
1991-92SchalkeBundesliga331
1992-93202
1993-94Borussia DortmundBundesliga190
1994-95282
1995-96302
1996-9720
1997-98252
1998-99130
EnglandLeague
1998-99Tottenham HotspurPremier League170
1999-00270
2000-01210
2001-02200
2002-03170
GermanyLeague
2003-04KaiserslauternBundesliga80
EnglandLeague
2003-04Leicester CityPremier League140
CountryEast Germany 570
Germany 1789
England 1160
Total 3519

International career statistics

Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
1995100
199690
199700
199820
Total210

References


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