Uwe Bein

Uwe Bein

in 2005
Personal information
Full name Uwe Bein
Date of birth (1960-09-26) 26 September 1960
Place of birth Heringen, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1968–1975 TSV Lengers
1975–1978 VfB Heringen[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Kickers Offenbach 153 (72)
1984–1987 1. FC Köln 64 (17)
1987–1989 Hamburger SV 52 (22)
1989–1994 Eintracht Frankfurt 150 (38)
1994–1997 Urawa Reds 68 (25)
1997–1998 VfB Gießen 22 (12)
Total 509 (186)
National team
1983 West Germany Olympic 2 (0)
1989–1993 Germany 17 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Uwe Bein (born 26 September 1960 in Heringen) is a former German footballer.[2]


Although, due to his reserved nature, he was never able to gain large public fame, his fans and experts call him one of the most technically gifted German midfielders of his time. In his heyday Bein was regarded as the best German player to play the deadly pass.

Bein's professional career began in 1978 with Kickers Offenbach, before he moved to 1. FC Köln, Hamburger SV and Eintracht Frankfurt. He played 300 Bundesliga games and scored 91 goals in total.[3] He also helped Köln to the 1986 UEFA Cup Final where his goal could not prevent them losing to Real Madrid. In 1994 he moved to Japan and started playing for Urawa Red Diamonds in 1996. In 1997 he made appearances for VfB Gießen.

The biggest success in Bein's career occurred during the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where he played four of seven games before suffering from an injury. He scored one goal in the 5–1 win over the United Arab Emirates. He started all three group matches plus the quarter final against Czechoslovakia but didn't play in the final.

He didn't take part in the Euro 92. Lacking support from the German head coach Berti Vogts, Bein finally retired from the national team in 1993, and thus didn't take part in the World Cup 1994.

In total, he played 17 international matches, with three goals to his credit.[4]

After his playing career ended he managed for half a year Kickers Offenbach in 2005.[5]



Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Total
1979–80Kickers Offenbach2. Bundesliga9191
1987–88Hamburger SV247247
1989–90Eintracht Frankfurt339339
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1994Urawa RedsJ1 League1020020122
Country Germany 419149419149
Japan 682574918430
Total 4871747491503179
Germany national team

International goals

Scores and results table. Germany's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 1990 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany  Czechoslovakia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 15 June 1990 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy  United Arab Emirates 4–1 5–1 1990 FIFA World Cup Group D
3. 31 October 1990 Josy Barthel Stadium, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 3–0 3–2 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying


  1. "Bein, Uwe" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. "Uwe Bein". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  3. Arnhold, Matthias (5 March 2015). "Uwe Bein - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. Arnhold, Matthias (5 March 2015). "Uwe Bein - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. "Was macht eigentlich ... Uwe Bein?" (in German). DFL. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  6. Uwe Bein at National-Football-Teams.com
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