Wieland Schmidt

As of January 14, 2014

Wieland Schmidt ( born December 23, 1953 in Magdeburg Otter life ) is a German handball coach and former handball player. In the 1970s and 1980s he was regarded as one of the best handball goalkeepers worldwide.


He played 276 internationals for East Germany. In the club he played for SC Magdeburg, which he lost to 1989, not a single home game in the Hermann- Gieseler -Halle in 1974. Both in the East German National Team as well as the SC Magdeburg he wore the jersey number 12 in 1980, he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver and 1984 gold.

The trained communications specialist working in the field of Regional Marketing at a bank in Magdeburg.

From the 2010/11 season Wieland worked as an assistant coach at SC DHfK Leipzig. In 2012, he joined as a goalkeeper coach for Women's Handball Bundesliga HC Leipzig. Later he became an assistant coach and has been on leave of Thomas Ørneborg in January 2014 together with Max Berthold equal head coach of the HCL.


Schmidt is married and has two sons. He has published in February 2005, together with Henning Fritz a book entitled "Using Hold and victories ."