Erich " Ete " Beer (born 9 December 1946 in Neustadt bei Coburg in Bavaria) is a former German football player.
Erich Beer began his career in the youth of the SpVgg Germania Ebing, before he moved with his parents to Neustadt bei Coburg and there joined the youth department of the VfL Neustadt. He played until the end of 1967 for VfL Neustadt and completed in the spring of 1968 some games for the amateur team SpVgg Fürth, then from 1968 to 1979 for the 1st FC Nuremberg, Rot-Weiss Essen and Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. For these clubs, he was active as a striker and midfielder in 343 games and scored 95 hits. He was a few years ago at Hertha BSC with 83 goals in 254 Bundesliga games of the Association's internal scorer before he was overtaken by Michael Preetz shortly before his career end.
After playing at Ittahad Jeddah in Saudi Arabia from 1979 to 1981, joined Beer 1981 for TSV 1860 Munich in the Bundesliga 2. Here he played until 1984, from 1982 in the Bavarian League. He was also from 1 January 1983 until 20 September 1983, from 1 November 1984 to November 30, 1984 Head Coach of 1860.
In 1969 Beer once in the U-23 national team for the use. In the B selection, he played two out of three times in the spring of 1975 - against the senior national teams from Ireland and Finland - before he made his debut in the German national team on May 17, 1975 against the Netherlands. From 1975 to 1978 he completed a total of 24 caps and scored seven goals. In 1976 he became vice - European champion with the team in Belgrade. Beer belonged to the squad of the German national team at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina; his last match for Germany was known as the " disgrace of Cordoba " has become World Cup match against Austria.
From sports reporters he was often called " the Berlin Beer", which phonetically as the heraldic animal of Berlin, the Berliner Bear, sounded. For the fans, however, he was better known as " Ete Beer".
Beer now lives in Munich.