Steffen Freund

Steffen Freund

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Steffen Freund

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Steffen Freund (born 19 January 1970 in Brandenburg) is a German former professional football player. He played as a defensive midfielder. He is currently the manager of the German Under 16 football team.

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, but was left out of the squad for the final altogether. 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 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Leicester City. On 4 December 2009, Freund was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur hall of fame alongside Darren Anderton. Although not the greatest player Steffen was a fan 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 UEFA Euro 1996 with Germany and also competed in the FIFA World Cup 1998.

Coaching career

On 5 December 2007, he was named...
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