Ulrich Pfisterer

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Ulrich Pfisterer
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Personal information
Date of birth (1951-11-04) 4 November 1951 (age 69)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
German National Blind Football Team (Coach)
Senior career*
1974–1975 SC Westend 1901
1976–1978 Juventus Melbourne
1979–1980 Knox City
Teams managed
1983–1984 Alemannia Richmond
2007– MTV Stuttgart
2007– German National Blind Football Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ulrich Pfisterer (born 4 November 1951 in Berlin, Germany) is a former German football player and coach. Since 2007 he is Head Coach of Blind Football Team Germany and of MTV Stuttgart.


Playing career

The former professional football player was 1970 German U21 champion with Hertha 03 Berlin. In 1972, he was a member of the German Olympic Squat, losing his place with the final cut off. In 1976, he signed a two-year contract with Juventus Melbourne, Australia.

Coaching career

After finishing his Physical Education Teacher Training 1974 in Berlin, he went 1976 to Australia working as a P.E. Teacher for the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, Melbourne. Here he developed many new approaches teaching Blind and Vision Impaired Children. In 1982, he received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Physical Education and Recreation for the Disabled at Deakin University (Burwood State College). As founding member of the Victorian Olympic Sports Association of and for the Blind (1980) he also introduced Goal Ball to Australia. From 1990 to 1998 he was asked by the University of Melbourne and Renwick College Sydney, to lecture in Early Childhood Development, Motorik and Integration of the Blind. In 2005, he joined the Nikolauspflege in Stuttgart (Germany) as P.E. and English teacher. In May 2006 he participated in the IBSA Footsal-Workshop in Berlin (Germany). Straight after he founded the Blind Football team at the MTV Stuttgart, Germany. In 2007, he was asked to become Head Coach of the German B1-Football Team. [1] In 2009 this side became 5th at the European Championships in Nantes, France. 2009, 2010 and 2011 he coached MTV Stuttgart to successive German Championships. Since July 2011 Ulrich Pfisterer is a member of IBSA Futsal Subcommittee.


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  1. Klaus Grimberg (5 May 2008). "Blind Passion: How to play football without eyesight". The German Times. Stuttgart. Retrieved 19 May 2011.