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Silvia Neid

Silvia Neid
Date of birth (1964-05-02) 2 May 1964 (age 51)
Place of birthWalldürn, West Germany
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Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current team
Germany (Manager)
Youth career
1975–1980SV Schlierstadt
Senior career*
1980–1983Klinge Seckach
1983–1985SSG Bergisch Gladbach
1985–1996TSV Siegen
National team
Teams managed
1996–2005Germany (Assistant manager)

Silvia Neid (born 2 May 1964) is a retired professional football player. Since July 2005 she serves as the head coach of the Germany women's national football team after having been assistant to Tina Theune-Meyer for some time. Together with Doris Fitschen and Martina Voss, she is considered the most successful German women's football player, having won seven national championships and six DFB-Pokal trophies.

Playing career

Neid's career as a player began at SV Schlierstadt, later renamed to Klinge Seckach. She stayed with the club until 1983 when she signed up with SSG Bergisch Gladbach, then the dominant team in German football. She won the double with SSG in 1984, but moved to TSV Siegen after a titleless 1985 season. The club had its best years in the time Silvia Neid played for Siegen, winning six championships and five cups. When coach Gerd Neuser stopped coaching Siegen in 1994 Neid wanted to leave Siegen for SG Praunheim, but the club did not want to let her.[1] Neid retired after the 1996 season and immediately took a coaching job with the women's national team.

International career

As an international she had her debut on 10 November 1982 against Switzerland, being swapped in in the 41st minute. She scored her first immediately after being on the field for only a minute and scored another goal later in the game.[2] Neid won the UEFA Women's Championship three times (in 1989, 1991, and 1995) with the German team, and finished the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup as runner-up. Her last game was at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta against Brazil.[2]

Managerial career

She managed the under-19 German women's national football team, winning the 2004 World Championship with them, and finishing the Women's Championship as runner-up.

She took over for the national team on 20 June 2005.[3] In 2005–06 Neid led the German team to the qualification for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Germany defeated Brazil 2–0 in the final of the tournament. In 2008 she led the German team to the Bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In 2010, she was the first winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or for Best Coach on Woman's football.

On 30 March 2015 it was announced that Steffi Jones would become the new German head coach in 2016.[4] Neid will become the new head of the scouting department.

Managerial record

As of 27 May 2015
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Germany (women) 20 June 2005[3] Present 144 108 18 18 446 91 +355 75.00


Player honours

SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
TSV Siegen
Germany Women

Managerial honours

Germany Women


  1. ^ "Silvia Neid, die erfolgreichste deutsche Fußballerin" (in German). 22 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". DFB. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Neid beerbt Theune-Meyer". kicker (in German). 4 February 2005. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jones wird 2016 Nachfolgerin von Neid". (in German). 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.