Roland Benschneider

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Roland Benschneider
Personal information
Full name Roland Benschneider
Date of birth (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Neuruppin, East Germany
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left/Central Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Energie Cottbus (sports director)
Youth career
FC Neubrandenburg
FC Energie Cottbus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Tennis Borussia Berlin II 12 (0)
2000–2001 Tennis Borussia Berlin 9 (1)
2001–2003 SV Eintracht Trier 05 61 (11)
2003–2004 Arminia Bielefeld 26 (0)
2004–2006 1. FC Köln II 26 (0)
2004–2006 1. FC Köln 24 (1)
2006–2010 FC Augsburg 60 (6)
2010–2011 SV Sandhausen 23 (2)
Total 241 (21)
National team
2003–2004 Germany B 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Roland Benschneider (born 22 August 1980 in Neuruppin) is a German former footballer, who currently is working at FC Energie Cottbus as sports director.


Born in Neuruppin,[1] Benschneider honed his craft as a defender with FC Neubrandenburg and FC Energie Cottbus. In the 2000–01 season he switched to the Regionalliga Nord and played for Tennis Borussia Berlin.

Only one year into his stint at Borussia, the player, who grew greatly in confidence during this period, moved to SV Eintracht Trier 05 in the Southern Regional League, where by 2002–03 he was to become a fully-fledged squad player.

In the next season he moved to Arminia Bielefeld, whose league position he helped to boost in the subsequent weeks and months. Uwe Rapolder was to notice the player, and he joined 1. FC Köln for €200,000. However, in the opening season Benschneider played only twelve full games. In the 2005–06 season he played mainly as a substitute once again, and scored his first goal against FC Schalke 04.

After retiring

In September 2011, Benschneider was hired as team manager at SV Elversberg. He had different roles in the club, and he ended his time in the club in 2014 as sports director.[2]

In April 2014, Benschneider joined FC Energie Cottbus where he got the job as sports director.[3] He signed a contract until 2016.


  1. "Roland Benschneider". Retrieved 16 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "3. Liga: SV Elversberg trennt sich von Sportdirektor Benschneider". Retrieved 9 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Perfekt! Benschneider neuer Sportdirektor". Retrieved 15 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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