After stints at FC Bitburg, the FSV Salmrohr, 1 FC Saarbrücken and Eintracht Trier, the striker managed only at the age of 28 years with his move in 1991 to Eintracht Frankfurt take the plunge into professional football. Two years later he joined Karlsruher SC, where he spent his most successful period. After his involvement at KSC Schmitt was still two years at SC Fortuna Köln under contract.
Unforgotten he was the UEFA Cup match on November 2, 1993, when the KSC in the 2nd round against FC Valencia - at that time the leader of the Spanish Primera División - met. The first leg in Valencia had the Baden lost with 1:3, and so getting ahead seemed unlikely before the second leg. In a sensational game that should go down as a miracle from the wildlife park in history, defeating the KSC front of 25,000 spectators in the Deer Park Stadium Valencia 7-0. Four of the seven goals scored by Edgar Schmitt, which earned him the nickname Euro - Eddy. Only a week earlier Schmitt had suffered a serious car accident in which he rolled over four times. Following the incident, called Schmitt Edgar ' looping ' Schmitt.
In 2005, Schmitt was the exam for football coach and thus acquired the right to exercise professional teams. On 15 January 2007 Schmitt was coach of VfR Aalen in the then third-tier Regionalliga Süd, which wintered at this time in tenth place in the table. The Aalenern he signed a one and a half year contract. In the second half Schmitt led the team in the meantime up to fourth place, at the end of the season we finished in sixth place. The following season, the VfR was under Schmitt almost the entire season on the promotion places, until the final phase of the already seemingly secure promotion to the second division was still playful. So they finished the season in fourth place, which qualified the VfR for the newly founded 3rd Liga. On 22 May 2008 Schmitt's contract was extended for two years. In the new season, the Aalenern started with a win, two draws and a defeat last. Then the five points are not the claims of the club's management were enough from the first four games, which aimed at promotion to the second Bundesliga, Schmitt was released together with his assistant coach Rainer force on 27 August 2008 with immediate effect and replaced by Jurgen Kohler.
Then took Edgar Schmitt on September 21, 2008 Premier League rivals Stuttgarter Kickers as the successor of furloughed Stefan Minkwitz. At this time, the Kickers were with just one point from seven games on the bottom of the table. After the club was still after the 32nd matchday 25 points on the 20th place in the table and had until then only twice reached the 19th place, Schmitt himself came on 14 April 2009 by his office again.
On March 31, 2010, the sixth division side KFC Uerdingen 05 secured the services of Edgar Schmitt. The KFC, which had increased enormously during the winter break (including with Ailton, Erhan Albayrak ), as envisaged by Schmitt immediate promotion to the Oberliga NRW to. However, this was missed. On 16 May 2010 Schmitt announced that he would quit for personal reasons at the end of the season KFC.
In January 2011, Schmitt returned as a scout for VfR Aalen after the former chief scout Michael Schiele, Schmitt had until his dismissal in 2008 still trained as a player, had been appointed the new head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl to assistant coach. As a Scout, he was primarily responsible for observing other teams. This work, he went to about nine months before September 11, 2011 announced the association division side TSV Essingen from around six kilometers from Aalen remote community Essingen, at this time as climbers Table, the obligation Schmitt as the new coach of the sixth division. On September 10, 2012 Schmitt resigned for professional reasons from his coaching position at TSV Essingen.