Steinbach began his career at Ulmer RC Donau. The first international successes then stood together when Linger RC Bodan: 1987 he won the German double four second place at the Junior World Championships. In 1989, he won his first league titles in the quadruple sculls .. In 1991, Steinbach after taking up his studies for the Hamburg Rowing Club Favorite Hammonia and erruderte again the German Championship title he successfully defended in 1992. The World Rowing Championships 1991 Steinbach labeled with the German sculls fourth place. The following year, at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the German sculls won the gold medal in the cast André Willms, Stephan Volkert, Andreas Hajek and Michael Steinbach. Michael Steinbach resigned as only this crew after 1992 from the occupation. Today, Michael Steinbach Steinbach owner of Tourism Consulting & Friends.