Thomas Ritter

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Thomas Ritter
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-10-10) 10 October 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Görlitz, East Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1980 ISG Hagenwerder
1980–1986 Dynamo Dresden
Senior career*
1986–1989 Dynamo Dresden II 79 (8)
1987–1989 Dynamo Dresden 3 (0)
1989–1990 Fortschritt Bischofswerda 9 (0)
1990TSG Meißen 3 (1)
1990–1992 Stuttgarter Kickers 71 (1)
1992–1995 1. FC Kaiserslautern 87 (2)
1996–1999 Karlsruher SC 57 (1)
1999–2000 SC Austria Lustenau 11 (0)
2000–2001 Changchun Yatai
2001–2002 Stuttgarter Kickers 5 (1)
2003–2005 FT Eider Büdelsdorf 44 (2)
National team
1993 Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Ritter (born 10 October 1967 in Görlitz) is a retired German footballer.

Görlitz Place in Saxony, Germany

Görlitz is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. Located in the region of Lusatia on the Lusatian Neisse River, it is the second largest town of Lusatia after Cottbus, and the largest in Upper Lusatia. Seat of the district of Görlitz, Germany's easternmost district, its approximately 56,000 inhabitants also make Görlitz the sixth largest town of the Free State of Saxony. It lies opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, which was part of Görlitz until 1945. While not Lusatiophone itself, the town lies just east of the Sorbian-speaking parts of Lusatia.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.


Club career

Ritter amassed over 180 appearances in the East and unified German top-flight. [1]

DDR-Oberliga highest football division of the GDR

The DDR-Oberliga was the top level football league in East Germany.

Bundesliga association football league

The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany and the football league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

International career

In 1987 he was part of East Germany's bronze medal team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile. The defender played one game for Germany on 13 October 1993 in a friendly against Uruguay [2] – as a substitute for Stefan Effenberg. [3]

East Germany national under-21 football team sports team

The East Germany national football team was the national football team of the German Democratic Republic. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, East Germany's Under-21 team was formed. The team played until 1990, until East Germany ceased to be a separate country after the reunification of Germany.

The 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Chile from 10 October to 25 October 1987. The 1987 championship was the 6th contested and won for the first time by Yugoslavia. Remarkably, in the course of the tournament the Yugoslavs defeated each of the three other semi-finalists, and eliminated the defending champions Brazil. The tournament took place in four venues: Antofagasta, Valparaíso, Concepción and Santiago.

Germany national football team mens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany national football team is the men's football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association, founded in 1900. Ever since the DFB was reinaugurated in 1949 the team has represented the Federal Republic of Germany. Under Allied occupation and division, two other separate national teams were also recognised by FIFA: the Saarland team representing the Saarland (1950–1956) and the East German team representing the German Democratic Republic (1952–1990). Both have been absorbed along with their records by the current national team. The official name and code "Germany FR (FRG)" was shortened to "Germany (GER)" following the reunification in 1990.


The 1988–89 DDR-Oberliga was the 40th season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany.

DFB-Pokal cup for German knockout football cup comptetion held BV annually

The DFB-Pokal[ˈdeː ʔɛf beː poˈkaːl] is a German knockout football cup competition held annually by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB). Sixty-four teams participate in the competition, including all clubs from the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. It is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. Taking place from August until June, the winner qualifies for the DFL-Supercup and the UEFA Europa League unless the winner already qualifies for the UEFA Champions League in the Bundesliga.

The 1995–96 DFB-Pokal was the 53rd season of the annual German football cup competition. 64 teams competed in the tournament of six rounds which began on 15 August 1995 and ended on 24 May 1996. In the final, 1. FC Kaiserslautern defeated Karlsruher SC 1–0 thereby claiming their second title. In the first round, SV 1916 Sandhausen defeated VfB Stuttgart 13–12 on penalties, marking the game with the most goals in German professional football ever.

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  1. Matthias Arnhold (14 February 2019). "Thomas Ritter - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF . Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. Arnhold, Matthias (14 February 2019). "Thomas Ritter - International Appearances". RSSSF . Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. Arnhold, Matthias (10 July 2014). "Germany - International Results - Details 1990-1999". RSSSF . Retrieved 14 February 2019. is a German language website which predominantly collects comprehensive statistics on the top five tiers of German football.