Neid during a TV interview at the 2011 World Cup
|Date of birth||2 May 1964|
|Place of birth||Walldürn, West Germany|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|1983–1985||SSG Bergisch Gladbach|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Silvia Neid (born 2 May 1964) is a retired professional German football player and manager. She is one of the most successful players in German women's football, having won seven national championships and six DFB-Pokal trophies. Between 2005 and 2016, Neid served as the head coach of the Germany women's national football team. She was the FIFA World Women's Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013 and 2016.
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Neid's career as a player began at SV Schlierstadt, later renamed to Klinge Seckach. She stayed with the club until 1983 when she signed up with SSG Bergisch Gladbach, then the dominant team in German football. She won the double with SSG in 1984, but moved to TSV Siegen after a title-less 1985 season. The club enjoyed its most successful years during Neid's tenure, winning six championships and five cups. When Gerd Neuser stopped coaching Siegen in 1994, Neid requested a transfer to SG Praunheim, but the club refused.Neid retired after the 1996 season.
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|Germany (women)||20 June 2005||19 August 2016||169||125||22||22||526||107||+419||73.96|
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