Dieter Schneider

Biographical information

Full nameDieter•Schneider
Used nameDieter•Schneider
Born20 October 1949 in Lauter, Erzgebirge, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsF.C. Hansa Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC East Germany


Goalkeeper Dieter Schneider was an unused substitute for East Germany in the bronze medal match at the 1972 München Olympics, which ended in a 2-2 draw, after extra-time, against the Soviet Union. During the period of extra-time, neither team tried to win, because they knew a draw would secure both of them a medal.

Schneider played three international matches between 1969-73. Domestically, he played with SC Empor Rostock, later renamed FC Hansa Rostock. After his playing career, he became a groundsman with Hansa Rostock. He also managed the Hansa pub close to the club’s stadium.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GDR Dieter Schneider
Football, Men (Olympic) East Germany DNS