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Silvia Neid
Silvia Neid 2015 Algarve Cup (cropped).jpg
Neid as manager of Germany in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-05-02) 2 May 1964 (age 59)
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*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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.
† Appearances (Goals).

Silvia Edith Maria Neid (born 2 May 1964) is a German former professional 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 team. She was the FIFA World Women's Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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. Neid retired after the 1996 season.

As a German international, Neid made her debut on 10 November 1982 against Switzerland. She scored two goals in the match, the first of which came just one minute after she had entered the pitch. Neid won the UEFA Women's Championship three times in succession between 1989 and 1995, and reached the final of the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup. Her last game was at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta against Brazil.

International goals

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 October 1983 Brussels, Belgium Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 1–0 1–1 1984 European Competition for Women's Football qualifying
2. 17 September 1988 Binningen, Switzerland Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland 1–0 10–0 1989 European Competition for Women's Football qualifying
3. 28 June 1989 Siegen, Germany Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1–0 1–1 (aet) (4–3 p) 1989 European Competition for Women's Football
4. 14 July 1991 Aalborg, Denmark Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3–1 3–1 (aet) UEFA Women's Euro 1991
5. 5 June 1995 Karlstad, Sweden Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1–0 1–0 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup

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.

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. 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. Neid stepped down as head coach in August 2016.

Managerial record

Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Germany (women) 20 June 2005 19 August 2016 &&&&&&&&&&&&0169.&&&&&0169 &&&&&&&&&&&&0125.&&&&&0125 &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 &&&&&&&&&&&&0526.&&&&&0526 &&&&&&&&&&&&0107.&&&&&0107 +419 &&&&&&&&&&&&&073.96000073.96



SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
  • Bundesliga: 1984
  • DFB-Pokal: 1984
TSV Siegen
  • Bundesliga: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996
  • DFB-Pokal: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993
Germany Women


Germany Women Youth

  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: 2004
Germany Women
  • FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football: 2010, 2013, 2016

See also

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