Dieter Riedel Biography

Dieter Riedel (born 16 September 1947 in Gröditz) is a German football player and coach. From 1995 to 1997, he was the chairman of Dynamo Dresden.

Riedel, a strong dribbler standing only 1.70 m tall, began his career with BSG Stahl Gröditz. He joined Dynamo Dresden in 1966, forming a legendary duo with Gert Heidler. Between 1967 and 1981, they played 230 DDR-Oberliga matches and were responsible for 51 goals. In this time, the club won the GDR Master 5 times and the FDGB Cup twice. In his 54 matches for the FDGB Cup, Riedel scored 14 goals. He became scoring king of the DDR-Oberliga, with 9 in the 1978–79 season.

On 20 September 1967, Riedel scored his team's first goal in the Europacup, from a distance of 20 meters against the Glasgow Rangers in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. In the European Cup competitions, he played in a total of 46 matches and scored 9 goals.

Up to 1978, Riedel played in four international matches for East Germany national football team and was part of the team which won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. In 1983, as an assistant of Klaus Sammer, he took over Dynamo Dresden training. On 26 August 1995, after the arrest of Rolf Jürgen Otto, Riedel became president of the association. He remained in this office until 2 September 1997.

Riedel, who is by occupation toolmaker and teacher, has a wife and two children. He is at present a coach of BSC Freiberg and works in a middle school in Dresden as a sports teacher.

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Riedel playing his last professional game in Magdeburg, against Belgium

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