Bernd Schuster

  • Date of birth : 22/12/1959
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Germany Germany

Bernd Schuster

Beşiktaş JK
Bernd Schuster
Beşiktaş coach Bernd Schuster ©Getty Images

General info

  • Name: Bernd Schuster
  • Date of birth: 22/12/1959
  • Country: Germany

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    30/07/03: Sheriff 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid13625
Shakhtar Donetsk4211
UEFA Europa League
Shakhtar Donetsk2002
Last updated: 28/09/2010 17:47 CET

Bernd Schuster

Beşiktaş JK

Date of birth: 22 December 1959
Nationality: German
Playing career: SV Hammerschmiede Augsburg, 1. FC Augsburg, 1. FC Köln, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF, Club Atlético de Madrid, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Club Universidad Nacional AC
Coaching career: SC Fortuna Köln, 1. FC Köln, Xerez CD, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Levante UD, Getafe CF, Real Madrid CF, Beşiktaş JK

• Just 20 when he helped West Germany win the 1980 UEFA European Championship, the dashing midfielder left Köln for the Camp Nou where he was to spend eight seasons. Won the 1982 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 1985 league title, but was a losing finalist in the 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup.

• By then he had retired early from international football but 'The Blond Angel' continued to soar in Spain after joining Barcelona's arch-rivals Madrid in 1988, going on to win two successive titles before representing Atlético, Leverkusen and Mexican side UNAM Pumas.

• Hung up his boots in 1997; coached lower-league clubs in Germany and Spain, and spent a season in Ukraine with Shakhtar before arriving at Getafe in 2005. After two superb campaigns, he returned to Madrid as coach in summer 2007, romping to the title with an excellent 85-point haul.

• Resigned on 9 December 2008 having said his side had no chance of beating Barcelona in a forthcoming Clásico.

• Returned to football with Beşiktaş in summer 2010, bringing in the likes of Ricardo Quaresma, Roberto Hilbert and his one-time Madrid charge Guti; led his side through the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Last updated: 13/01/11 11.29CET