|Date of birth||11 February 1972|
|Place of birth||Rain, West Germany|
|Date of death||2 August 2012 40)(aged|
|Place of death||Burgheim, Germany|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|TSV Rain am Lech|
|2002–2005||Rot Weiss Ahlen||84||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Bernd Meier (11 February 1972 – 2 August 2012) was a German footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Born in Rain, Swabia, Meier arrived at the professional level at the age of 21, joining TSV 1860 Munich and promoting to the Bundesliga in his first year. During his subsequent four-season spell with the Löwen (lions), he continued to battle for first-choice status with Rainer Berg, appearing in a career-best 33 games in 1995–96 to help his team to the eighth position.
In summer 1999, Meier signed with Borussia Mönchengladbach, playing in only two league matches during his stint, one in each major level of German football. After three years he returned to the second division, going on to start for Rot Weiss Ahlen.
Meier moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2005, at the age of 33, being only third-choice over the course of two seasons, and inclusively being demoted to the reserves. He retired with 94 top level games to his credit.
On 6 January 2010, Meier was named as the new goalkeeper coach of SV Wacker Burghausen.[ citation needed ]
The following year, in the same capacity, he joined the Germany under-17 team.
Meier died on 2 August 2012 of an apparent heart attack, after being admitted to the hospital for food poisoning. He was only 40 years of age.