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Stefan Kuntz

Stefan Kuntz

German footballer
Stefan Kuntz
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Quick Facts

Intro German footballer
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 30 October 1962, Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany
Age 59 years
Stats
Height: 180
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Stefan Kuntz (born 30 October 1962) is a retired German professional footballer who coaches the German under-21 team.

Career

Kuntz's playing career lasted from 1983 until 1999, Kuntz made 449 appearances and scored 179 goals in the Bundesliga. Kuntz played for VfL Bochum, Bayer 05 Uerdingen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Arminia Bielefeld. Kuntz also played in Turkey for Beşiktaş J.K. In 1986 and 1994 Kuntz was the top scorer in the Bundesliga.

Kuntz played for the German national team between 1993 and 1997 and was part of the winning German team of UEFA Euro 1996. Kuntz played a key role in the 1–1 draw with England in the semi-final, scoring the equalizer soon after England took the lead, as well as scoring the fifth penalty in the shootout which took it into sudden death. Kuntz was also part of the German team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the US. During his international career, Kuntz obtained 25 caps, scoring six goals. None of these caps ended in a defeat for Germany (20 wins and five draws), which is the German record for most caps without defeat.

From 2006 to 2008, Kuntz was the athletic director of VfL Bochum.

Honours

Club

  • DFB-Pokal: 1989–90
  • Bundesliga: 1990–91

International

  • European Championship: 1996

Trivia

  • Kuntz was mocked in England (notably on Frank Skinner and David Baddiel's TV show and in the video to the 1998 version of "Three Lions") because of the similarity of his surname to the word cunts.
  • Kuntz's father, Günter Kuntz, played for Borussia Neunkirchen between 1964 and 1968.
  • Kuntz is a first cousin of singer Andy Kuntz of progressive metal band Vanden Plas.
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