|Full name||Roland Benschneider|
|Date of birth||22 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Neuruppin, East Germany|
|Height||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Left/Central Defender|
|FC Energie Cottbus (sports director)|
|FC Energie Cottbus|
|2000–2001||Tennis Borussia Berlin II||12||(0)|
|2000–2001||Tennis Borussia Berlin||9||(1)|
|2001–2003||SV Eintracht Trier 05||61||(11)|
|2004–2006||1. FC Köln II||26||(0)|
|2004–2006||1. FC Köln||24||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Roland Benschneider (born 22 August 1980 in Neuruppin) is a German former footballer, who currently is working at FC Energie Cottbus as sports director.
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Born in Neuruppin,Benschneider honed his craft as a defender with FC Neubrandenburg and FC Energie Cottbus. In the 2000–01 season he switched to the Regionalliga Nord and played for Tennis Borussia Berlin.
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In the next season he moved to Arminia Bielefeld, whose league position he helped to boost in the subsequent weeks and months. Uwe Rapolder was to notice the player, and he joined 1. FC Köln for €200,000. However, in the opening season Benschneider played only twelve full games. In the 2005–06 season he played mainly as a substitute once again, and scored his first goal against FC Schalke 04.
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