Ritschel began his career at homeland club SV sub Reichenbach, then moved on to FC Stone for ESV Ingolstadt- Ringsee, with whom he was in 1968 Bayern league champions. The former league club SSV Jahn Regensburg was then aware of the striker and signed him. Under the coach Alfred Schmidt of the SSV in the 1968/69 season succeeded almost the promotion to the Bundesliga. After he was able to achieve 38 goals in 60 games for the Jahn, Ritschel moved to a barter 1970 to Borussia Dortmund (for him was Alfred Kohlhäufl to Regensburg ). In his first year as a pro, he played in all Bundesliga games for Borussia and scored six goals.
Manfred Ritschel was right outside and, after the descent of the BVB from the Bundesliga South division side Kickers Offenbach. With the OFC trained by Gyula Lóránt he increased the next year to the Bundesliga. In Offenbach, he also became a national player: He played three times for Germany 1975 and scored a goal. After the descent of the Offenbach Kickers 1976, he transferred to 1 FC Kaiserslautern and played in the season 1977/78 for another year at FC Schalke 04 Before he finished his career, he still played from November 1978 to the end of the 1981/82 season in the 2nd Bundesliga Süd for SpVgg Fürth, the forerunner of today's SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
Overall, Manfred Ritschel graduated 231 Bundesliga matches and scored 33 goals. His record in the league 2 points from 9 goals in 108 missions.
Ritschel worked after the end of his active career as a trainer. He succeeded with the SC 04 Schwabach 1998, the rise in the Bavarian League.
He was elected in 2006 in the show " Our Best " ( ZDF) at No. 407.
Stations as a player
Previous clubs: SV sub Reichenbach, FC Stone, ESV Ingolstadt