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Stefan Ruthenbeck

Stefan Ruthenbeck
Ruthenbeck in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-04-19) 19 April 1972 (age 52)
Place of birth Cologne, West Germany
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1. FC Quadrath-Ichendorf
SpVgg Oberaußem-Fortuna
FV Rheinbrohl
1999–2008 TuS Mayen 2 (0)
Managerial career
2004–2010 TuS Mayen
2010–2012 SpVgg EGC Wirges
2012–2013 VfR Aalen II
2013–2015 VfR Aalen
2015–2016 SpVgg Greuther Fürth
2017 1. FC Köln U19
2017–2018 1. FC Köln
2018– 1. FC Köln U19
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Stefan Ruthenbeck (born 19 April 1972) is a German football manager and former player who played as a defender. He last managed 1. FC Köln.

Playing career

Ruthenbeck played for 1. FC Quadrath-Ichendorf, SpVgg Oberaußem-Fortuna, FV Rheinbrohl and TuS Mayen before starting his managerial career also in Tus Mayen.[1]

Coaching career

Early career

He managed TuS Mayen and SpVgg EGC Wirges before signed by VfR Aalen II as their manager and youth coordinator.[2]

VfR Aalen

On 14 Juni 2014, Ruthenbeck signed a contract with VfR Aalen until 2015.[3]

Greuther Fürth

Ruthenbeck was appointed as the head coach on 12 June 2015.[4] He was sacked on 21 November 2016.[5]

1. FC Köln

Ruthenbeck was appointed as the new coach of 1. FC Köln on 3 December 2017.[6] In April 2018, it was announced that his contract would not be renewed at the end of the 2018–19 campaign.[7]

Personal life

Ruthenbeck is married and has two daughters. He's a fan of heavy metal music.[8]


  1. ^ "Stefan Ruthenbeck wird Trainer in Aalen" (in German). Oberaußem Fortuna.
  3. ^ "STEFAN RUTHENBECK NEUER VFR-CHEFTRAINER" (in German). Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Aalens Ruthenbeck wird Trainer in Fürth" (in German). 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Fürth: Radoki übernimmt für Ruthenbeck". Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  6. ^ "FC und Stöger trennen sich". 3 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Cologne to part ways with coach Ruthenbeck". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Trainer Stefan Ruthenbeck und VfR Aalen: Die Chemie stimmt" (in German). Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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