Steffen Freund

Date of birth19 January 1970
Place of birthBrandenburg
NationalityGerman
Weight73 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

A regular for Tottenham in the early part of the 2000-01 campaign Steffen was sidelined in November with a hamstring problem and although he made a quick return to fitness he then suffered knee ligament damage that brought his season to an early conclusion in April. A strong midfield anchorman he was often forced to play below full match fitness but always gave 100 per cent in every game. He performed a key role holding the midfield together, often forming the first line of defence. He shows tremendous determination when keeping possession and uses the ball intelligently to create opportunities from the centre of the park.

Steffan returned to the Premiership in January 2004 when he signed a contract to the end of the 2003-04 season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Stahl Brandenburg
Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund 29 Dec 1998
Tottenham Hotspur 29 Dec 1998 30 Jun 2003
1.FC Kaiserslautern 01 Jul 2003 30 Jan 2004
Leicester City 30 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 German Democratic Republic UEFA Under-18 1
1988-89 German Democratic Republic UEFA Under-21 2
1988-89 German Democratic Republic World Youth Cup 2
1996-97 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 1
1997-98 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Super Cup 2
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
2
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 17
6
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 24
3
9
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 4
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 19
2
4
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 19
1
6
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 13
4
5
2003-04 1.FC Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 7
1
3
2003-04 1.FC Kaiserslautern UEFA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 13
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Jul 1988 USSR v East Germany L 3-0 UEFA U18 Semi-final
17 Feb 1989 Brazil v East Germany L 2-0 World Youth Cup Group C
20 Feb 1989 East Germany v USA L 0-2 World Youth Cup Group C
25 Apr 1989 USSR v East Germany L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
19 May 1989 East Germany v Austria W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Germany OT 1
1991-92 Germany OT XI
1
1994-95 Germany Centenary 2
1994-95 Germany International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1
1995-96 Germany International Friendly 4
2
1995-96 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
2
1997-98 Germany International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Feb 1992 Spain v Germany L 2-0 OT XI
25 Feb 1992 Germany v Poland W 2-1 OT
22 Feb 1995 Spain v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Georgia v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Jun 1995 Germany v Italy W 2-0 CENTENARY
23 Jun 1995 Switzerland v Germany W 1-2 CENTENARY
23 Aug 1995 Belgium v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 Germany v Georgia W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
08 Oct 1995 Germany v Moldova W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 1995 Wales v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Nov 1995 Germany v Bulgaria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Feb 1996 Portugal v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Germany v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Netherlands v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1996 Germany v Liechtenstein W 9-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1996 Russia v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
19 Jun 1996 Italy v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 1996 Germany v Croatia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany W 1-1 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
22 Apr 1998 Germany v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Finland v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.