Sebastian Schindzielorz

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Sebastian Schindzielorz
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Sebastian Schindzielorz (left, 2015)
birthday January 21, 1979
place of birth KrapkowicePoland
size 180 cm
position midfield
Years station
1988-1998 VfL Bochum
Years station Games (goals) 1
1997-2000 VfL Bochum amateurs 30 0(7)
1998-2003 VfL Bochum 136 (10)
2003-2006 1. FC Cologne 50 0(0)
2004-2005 1. FC Köln Amat./II 2 0(0)
2006 Start Kristiansand 5 0(0)
2007-2008 APO Levadiakos 22 0(0)
2008-2011 VfL Wolfsburg 10 0(0)
2008-2013 VfL Wolfsburg II 83 0(4)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1999-2001 Germany U-21 16 0(1)
2002 Team 2006 1 0(0)
1 Only league games are given.

Sebastian Schindzielorz (born January 21, 1979 in Krapkowice ) is a former German football player and today's functionary .

During his career in adult football , he played 196 games in the 2nd Bundesliga and in the Bundesliga for VfL Bochum , for 1. FC Köln and for VfL Wolfsburg , with whom he became German champions in 2009. From 1999 to 2001 Schindzielorz played for the German U21 national team and also played a game for the team in 2006 . Since 2018 he has been the sports director of VfL Bochum.

Career as a player


The defensive midfielder began his career at VfL Bochum , for whom he played in the youth teams. In the 1998/99 season he played in the Bundesliga club's top team . Schindzielorz made his debut in the Bundesliga on matchday 6, September 26, 1998, against 1. FC Kaiserslautern . In the 3-2 away win, he was used for the full 90 minutes. Two game days later he scored his first league goal. In the 1: 2 against TSV 1860 Munich, he equalized to 1: 1. In his first four years as a professional, he alternated between relegation and immediate promotion to the Bundesliga. It was not until the 2002/03 season that he established himself in the secure midfield with VfL Bochum. Despite a clear improvement in his team, Schindzielorz did not extend his contract, which was due to expire in 2003, and switched to the then promoted team in the Bundesliga, 1. FC Köln .

In Cologne he suffered a metatarsal fracture in training after two games in the 2003/04 season , which did not allow any further missions in the current season. Only in the final phase of the last day of the match did he return to a brief assignment. 1. FC Köln was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga this season . In the following 2004/05 season he was able to play his way back into the starting eleven, but still did not have the fitness of earlier days. Schindzielorz was replaced early in 16 games. His contract with 1. FC Köln expired at the end of the 2005/06 season and was not extended.

Schindzielorz then moved to the Norwegian Tippeligaen to IK Start . On September 14, he played his first UEFA Cup game in a 5-2 draw against Ajax Amsterdam. He also received no new contract at IK Start, so he moved to APO Levadiakos for the 2007/08 season.

For the 2008/09 season he came back to Germany and signed a contract with VfL Wolfsburg to play in the second team there for the time being. After the winter break of the 2008/09 season he was in the extended squad of the first team, for which he made his comeback in the Bundesliga on February 7, 2009 in a 2-0 home win against VfL Bochum . Shortly afterwards, on February 14th, he made his starting line-up debut with the same result at Eintracht Frankfurt and on February 18, he played his first UEFA Cup tie for VfL in a 2-0 draw at the Paris Saint-Germain stadium . At the end of the season he made six Bundesliga appearances and VfL became German champions. It was the Wolfsburg's first championship title. In the following season he was still mainly in the squad of the regional league team and only helped out twice in the Bundesliga. Although he was again in the first team squad in 2010/11, he was not used in the professionals this year. On August 6, 2011, VfL's Bundesliga team made a comeback when he was 1-0 for VfL in the 75th minute at the season opener at his former club, 1.FC Köln (final score 3 : 0) Felix Magath came on for Hasan Salihamidžić . In April 2012, VfL Wolfsburg extended Schindzielorz's contract for the second team until 2013.

National team

Schindzielorz was a German U-21 national player . He came to 16 missions in which he scored a goal.

In 2002 he was nominated for the provisional squad of the German senior team for the 2002 World Cup . However, he only sat on the bench in two friendly matches and was not used. He had to leave the day after a 1-0 loss to Wales . After that Schindzielorz was no longer nominated.


  • German champion with VfL Wolfsburg: 2009
  • Promotion to the 1st Bundesliga in 2000, 2002 (with VfL Bochum) and 2005 (with 1. FC Köln)

Career as a functionary

Schindzielorz studied football management and worked for several years at VfL Bochum as assistant to Christian Hochstätter 's sports director . After Hochstätter was released from the club in February 2018, Schindzielorz took over this position as the new Managing Director Sport of VfL.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ VfL Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft e. V .: VfL Bochum 1848 GmbH & Co. KGaA. Retrieved September 9, 2019 .
  2. Match statistics 1. FC K'lautern - VfL Bochum 2: 3 (1: 0) from September 26, 1998 on
  3. Match statistics TSV 1860 Munich - VfL Bochum 2: 1 (2: 1) from October 16, 1998 ( Memento of the original from September 9, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Adventure A national team ended for the time being
  6. ^ RevierSport, Essen, Germany: The big VfL analysis: What is going on in Bochum? In: RevierSport online . ( [accessed on February 7, 2018]).
  7. ^ VfL Bochum 1848 Fußballgemeinschaft e. V .: Hochstätter and Rasiejewski released from their duties - VfL Bochum 1848. Accessed on February 7, 2018 .