Jan 19, 1955
|Age||68 years old|
Uwe Reinders is a right-sided attacker from Germany. He started his professional career with Schwarz Weiss Essen, his hometown club. He would go on to spend three seasons there before signing for Werder Bremen in 1977. He would spend the best years of his footballing career there. Whilst with Bremen, he won the German Second Division (2.Bundesliga) in 1981, and finished runner-up in the 1.Bundesliga in both 1983 and 1985. He also became known for scoring directly from a throw-in from 35 metres, which the Bayern Munich goalkeeper barely touched on its way into the net, n the first matchday of the 1982/1983 season. After more than 240 appearances for Bremen, and 83 goals scored, he left Werder in 1985 after eight seasons with the club. That same year, he moved to France, where he signed for Girondins de Bordeaux, with whom he would go on to win the French Cup in 1986. He made 50-odd appearances for them, scoring 23 goals in his one season at the club. This powerful striker then signed for Stade Rennais for the 1986/1987 season, but his stay in Brittany would be a disappointing one, making just 10 league appearances, and failing to find the back of the net in any of them. His only goal came in the French Cup. After a catastrophic season, Rennes finished rock bottom of the league and were relegated, and Reinders returned to Germany, playing for Eintracht Braunschweig between 1987 and 1989, where he ended his playing days. After that, he became manager of several German clubs, such as Hansa Rostock, Duisburg and Hertha Berlin.