Silvia Neid

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Silvia Neid
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Neid during a TV interview at the 2011 World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-05-02) 2 May 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Walldürn, West Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1980 SV Schlierstadt
Senior career*
1980–1983 Klinge Seckach
1983–1985 SSG Bergisch Gladbach
1985–1996 TSV Siegen
National team
1982–1996 Germany 111 (48)
Teams managed
2005–2016 Germany
* 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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Playing career

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. [1] Neid retired after the 1996 season.

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Managerial career

Immediately after retiring from active football, Neid took a coaching job with the German women's national team. She managed the under-19 team, which won the 2004 World Championship and finished runner-up at the Women's Championship under her guidance.

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Neid served as assistant manager of the senior national team under Tina Theune-Meyer, before succeeding Theune-Meyer as head coach on 20 June 2005. [3] She coached the team to victory at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, defeating Brazil 2–0 in the final, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. [4] Neid stepped down as head coach in August 2016. [5]

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Managerial record

Germany (women)20 June 2005 [3] 19 August 20161691252222526107+419073.96


Player honours

SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
TSV Siegen
DFB-Pokal (women)

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  1. "Silvia Neid, die erfolgreichste deutsche Fußballerin" (in German). 22 August 2006. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Statistics". DFB . Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  3. 1 2 "Neid beerbt Theune-Meyer". kicker (in German). 4 February 2005. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". 19 August 2016.
  5. 1 2 "Silvia Neid's last match as German's coach is for the gold". Associated Press. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.