Stefan Reinartz

Stefan Reinartz (2011)

Stefan Reinartz ( born January 1, 1989 in Angel churches ) is a German football player.



Reinartz played in the youth for the Heiligenhauser SV, SSG Bergisch Gladbach and then went to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In 2007 he was with the juniors of the German Leverkusen 's youth champions and trophy winners. But in the second half of the season 2006/ 07 he was already a regular for the second team on the court. With this team, but he rose from the regional to the Oberliga from. The following year he was awarded the league team in second and qualified again for the Regional, where he could play only in the second half of the season.

For the season 2008/ 09 he received from Bayer a four-year contract as a professional and was included in the Bundesliga squad. After he had been no Erstligaeinsatz in the first round of the 2008/ 09 and used only in the second team, he was loaned together with Marcel Risse to 2010 first to the second division side FC Nuremberg. On 9 February 2009, he was there at the match against 1 FC Kaiserslautern for his first professional use. Reinartz played from then on, mostly as a defensive midfielder and in recent games he moved into central defense. He came in the 19th game day in all the remaining games of the season almost over the entire season for use, even in the two relegation matches in which the club managed to return to the 1st Bundesliga.

After the successful second round in Nuremberg Reinartz returned at the urging of the new Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes prematurely returned to Leverkusen. On July 31, he came there for his first competitive match use when he played in the first round of the DFB Cup 2009/10 over the full period. Also on the opening day of the Bundesliga he was in the starting, but then had to pause once because of a muscle tear. On 16 September 2010 Reinartz was to return his debut in European competition. Here, he 's 4-0 victory in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League against Rosenborg Trondheim also managed his first goal in European competition, as he that made it 2-0. Then he came four times as a substitute in the league to use and had then established as a regular player in Leverkusen's central defense. In the match against Eintracht Frankfurt on the twelfth Gameday for the first time he scored a goal. In the aftermath Reinartz was then placed and stood in 30 of his 31 games in the starting line. At the end of the championship round Bayer graduated as Second.

Since the summer of 2012 Reinartz who volunteers as a second assistant coach of the U-17 team of Bayer Leverkusen.


Stefan Reinartz - active since 2007 for the U-19 national team - took part in the 2008 U-19 European Championship in the Czech Republic with her and won in the final 3-1 over Italy the title. In 2008, he played four times for the U-20 national team and since 2009 he is a member of the U-21 national team.

On 6 May 2010 he was nominated by coach Joachim Loew for the match against Malta and for the first time for the senior team. In this game, which took place on 13 May 2010, he came to his debut for the senior team when he came on in the 72nd minute for Sami Khedira.


  • German Vice Champion 2011 with Bayer Leverkusen
  • U- 19 European Champion 2008
  • A German Junior Champion 2007
  • German A-Juniors - DFB Cup Winner 2008
  • Promotion to the 1st League in 2009 with the first FC Nuremberg