Dieter Schlindwein

Dieter Schlindwein
Personal information
Full nameDieter Schlindwein
Date of birth (1961-02-07) February 7, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birthKarlsdorf, Germany
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionFullback
Youth career
-1977FC Germania 06 Karlsdorf
1977-1978Waldhof Mannheim
Senior career*
1978-1986Waldhof Mannheim221(17)
1986-1987Werder Bremen3(0)
1987-1989Eintracht Frankfurt32(1)
1989-1996FC St. Pauli144(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dieter Schlindwein (born February 7, 1961) is a former German football player.


The qualified industrial clerk played on the Fullback position. Due to his rough playing style he earned the nickname Eisen-Dieter - Iron Dieter.


In his youth he played for FC Germania 06 Karlsdorf. With SV Waldhof Mannheim, who signed him in 1977, he promoted in 1983-84 to the Bundesliga auf. In 1986 he moved to Werder Bremen but stayed just one season appearing only three times. He joined Eintracht Frankfurt for their 1987-88 campaign and won with SGE DFB-Pokal in 1988. From 1989-90 he played for FC St. Pauli, where he captained the squad. His last professional match took place on March 16, 1996 statt: Against Borussia Mönchengladbach (result 0-2) he bid farewell with a red card.

In total he had taken part in 186 Bundesliga and 214 second tier fixtures.


Schlindwein was capped five times for the German under-21 and once for the German national amateur team and once in the German olympic team that took part at the Olympic games in Los Angeles).


Schlindwein caused a scandal in 1994 when he abused his club fellow Leonardo Manzi from Brazil as "black prick" while being in a training camp with FC St. Pauli.

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