Dieter Riedel

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Dieter Riedel (born September 16, 1947 in Gröditz ) was a soccer player in the GDR league for Dynamo Dresden and later a soccer coach . As a player at Dynamo Dresden, he was five times champion and twice cup winner. From 1995 to 1997 Riedel was President of Dynamo Dresden.

Soccer career

Master player with Dynamo Dresden

Riedel, who started playing soccer at BSG Stahl Gröditz when he was ten , was delegated to Dynamo Dresden in 1966. He had previously played an international match with the GDR junior national team as a left winger in April 1966. As a striker on the right wing position, the 1.70 m tall Riedel began his career in the GDR Oberliga on matchday 1 of the 1967/68 season in the encounter between Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC Magdeburg (1: 1). At the end of the season he had 13 league appearances. He had consistently played in different storm positions, but without scoring. Dynamo Dresden had to relegate to the second-rate GDR league after this season . With 19 of 30 point games and two goals, Riedel was involved in the immediate resurgence of Dresden. During his 15 point game stakes in the following league season 1969/70 he had finally found his regular position as a right winger , on which he formed a dangerous wing tong with Gert Heidler over the next few years . Already in the second year after the promotion, Dynamo Dresden achieved a great success with the double of the championship and cup victory. Riedel was involved in the championship with 19 point games and six goals as well as the cup victory, which he celebrated on June 12, 1971 as right winger after a 2-1 over BFC Dynamo. Further championship titles with the participation of Riedel followed in 1973 (involved with 22 point games and four goals), 1976 (26/7), 1977 (18/3) and 1978 (18/6). On May 28, 1977 , Riedel won his second cup after a 3-2 win over 1. FC Lok Leipzig.

National player and Olympic champion

In 1973 Riedel was included in the squad of the youth national team. His first junior international game on November 21, 1973 against Hungary, in which he scored the 1-1 goal for the GDR, he had six more international matches followed by 1975. Among them were the two finals for the 1974 European Youth Championship against Hungary, with which the GDR was runner-up after 3: 2 and 0: 4. At that time Riedel was already a national team player. On March 27, 1974 he made his debut in the GDR national team when he was used in the game against Czechoslovakia (1-0) 68 minutes as a center forward before he was replaced by his teammate Hans-Jürgen Kreische . Riedel could not avoid the large number of good strikers available in those years, so that he did not get beyond the status of a substitute player and until 1978 played a total of only four A-internationals without scoring. A deployment as a substitute helped Riedel to the greatest success of his football career. In the first round of the 1976 Olympic soccer tournament in Canada on July 18, 1976 against the amateurs of Brazil (0-0), he was used as a center forward during the game and thus won the gold medal that the GDR Olympic team won after a 3-1 -Won final victory over Poland. For this success he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze.

European Cup matches

During his active time in Dresden, the Dynamo team played 50 European Cup games . Of these, Riedel played 46, in which he scored nine goals. On September 20, 1967, he was at the first European Cup game of Dresden, in the encounter Dynamo - Glasgow Rangers (1: 1) in the Messestädte-Pokal 1967/68 . With his 1: 1 equalizing goal, Riedel was also Dresden's first European cup scorer. His most notable European Cup games include the 1972/73 UEFA Cup quarter-finals against Liverpool (0-2, 0-1) and the matches against Bayern Munich in the 1973/74 Champions Cup ( 3-4, 3-3 ).

Career end

Shortly before the end of his career as a football player, Riedel was able to achieve a personal success in the 1978/79 season. In this season, in which Dynamo Dresden remained untitled, Riedel scored nine goals in 22 league games and was thus Dresden's top scorer for the first time in his 12th season. The 1979/80 season indicated the end of his league career, the 32-year-old Riedel was only used in nine league games between the 4th and 25th match day, including only four over 90 minutes. He played his last league game on the 3rd match day of the 1980/81 season when Rot-Weiß Erfurt - Dynamo Dresden (0: 1) on September 6, 1980. It was the 211th league game in his 15-year career in which he also shot 49 league goals.

After the playing career

Dieter Riedel (r.) 1986 as assistant trainer next to Klaus Sammer

Even after his career as a soccer player ended, Riedel stayed with Dynamo Dresden. From 1982 to 1986 the qualified sports teacher Riedel was responsible for the training of the top division team of Dynamo Dresden under head coach Klaus Sammer . He then trained in the youth division of Dynamos and was among other things in the 1988/89 season with the SDG GDR youth champion and FDJ cup winner. After 1989 , he was head of marketing, youth leader and member of the supervisory board. On August 26, 1995, Riedel was elected president of the association as the successor to the arrested Rolf-Jürgen Otto . He held this office until September 2, 1997. On September 28, 2006 the general assembly of Dynamo Dresden appointed Riedel as an honorary member of the association. Between 2007 and 2009 Riedel was a member of the Dynamo supervisory board. For years he has been looking after the traditional team of SG Dynamo Dresden on a voluntary basis.

Until 2001 Riedel worked alongside his work as a sports teacher in a Dresden middle school as a trainer at the BSC Freiberg .


Rolf Schafstall, who was installed as a firefighter via Kinowelt, was only in office for 57 days, 56 of which were already too many, that's how blatant you have to say. In terms of sport he did not move anything, but caused outrage in the team, in the whole club and in the surrounding area with a series of worst insults. He played the super-better-wessi, killed everything and everyone. He took care of all the antics that preceded his reputation, including alcohol abuse. ” (Dieter Riedel in 1999 about the then Dynamo trainer)


Web links

Commons : Dieter Riedel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ About the honor for the Olympic team of the GDR. Awarded high government awards. Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze. In: New Germany . September 10, 1976, p. 4 , accessed on April 10, 2018 (online at ZEFYS - newspaper portal of the Berlin State Library , free registration required).
  2. Manfred Binkowski: Riedel boys made the third double. In: fuwo - The new football week . June 13, 1989, p. 6.