Uwe Reinders

Uwe Reinders ( born January 19, 1955 in Essen) is a former German football player and coach.

  • 2.1 club
  • 2.2 national team

Playing career


Reinders started playing football in youth TBV Frillendorf and the police SV Essen, before moving in 1974 to Schwarz-Weiß Essen, where he scored eight goals in two seasons of the 2nd Bundesliga Nord. In the Bundesliga he played from 1977 to 1985 in 206 games for Werder Bremen, scoring 83 Bundesliga goals, including 16 goals from penalty. In addition, he scored four goals in the DFB Cup, two goals in European club competitions, and 16 goals in Werder's the only second division season. In 1985 he went to France to Bordeaux, with whom he was in his first season of French Cup winner. During the season 1986/87 he moved to Rennes, but was only Table. After 46 games and 15 goals in the French Division 1, he was a player-coach for one more year for Eintracht Braunschweig in the Oberliga Nord (18 games, eight goals) operates.

1982 prepared by Reinders 1-0 win for Werder Bremen against FC Bayern Munich, the so-called throw - gate in front, at the Bayern keeper Jean -Marie Pfaff drew a throw from Uwe Reinders into his own goal. Reinders was and is indeed often referred to as a scorer, but it was in the hit to an own goal from Pfaff because of a throw no goal can be scored directly.


Reinders completed four caps for the German national team. He made his debut shortly before the World Cup on 12 May 1982 against the Norwegian selection. 's 4-2 away win Reinders came on in the 62nd minute for Paul Breitner. In the championship game against Chile on 20 June 1982, he scored his only goal for the national team. On 2 July 1982 he made ​​against the Spanish national football team during the second World Cup finals his last game. In all four games for Germany Reinders was either turned or replaced.

Successes as a player


  • Runner-up with Werder Bremen: 1983, 1985
  • French Cup winner with Girondins Bordeaux: 1986


  • Vice World Champion: 1982

Coaching career

After his career as a player Reinders has worked as a trainer. First at Eintracht Braunschweig, then at Hansa Rostock, where he last master of the DDR Oberliga and last fdgb Cup winners in 1990 /91 and in Rostock as qualified for the Bundesliga. In the following Bundesliga season Reinders was 27 on game day at relegation-threatened FC Hansa fired and trained in the following 1992-1993 MSV Duisburg, 1993-1994 Hertha BSC and from 1996 to 1997 FC Sachsen Leipzig. From 2002 to early March 2004, he was employed as manager of Eintracht Braunschweig in the Regionalliga Nord. In 2005, he had two brief engagements with the 1st FC Pforzheim and Brinkumer SV. On April 26, 2011 Uwe Reinders took over briefly the head coach post at the North regional league team FC Oberneuland, but its descent into the Bremen-Liga could not prevent. But under his leadership, the Bremer Landesbank Cup ( Lotto Cup ) was won, which the FCO in the DFB - Pokal 2011/12 took. However, Reinders left the club at end of season.