Rainer Widmayer

Rainer Widmayer is a former German footballer and manager. During his active career, he played mostly in the lower divisions, except his final season, during which he played in the 2. Bundesliga for SSV Ulm. As manager, he has been assistant manager of Swiss clubs FC St. Gallen and Grasshopper Club Zürich. In Germany, he assistant managed Hertha BSC and the reserves and professional squad of VfB Stuttgart. After Markus Babbel was sacked as manager of Hertha BSC, Widmayer was appointed caretaker of the Berlin club.[1] Several days later, having completed his duties of caretaker, Widmayer left Hertha altogether.[2] In 2012 Widmayer was Assistant coach of Markus Babbel as TSG Hoffenheim.[3]

Rainer Widmayer
Personal information
Full name Rainer Widmayer
Date of birth (1967-04-02) 2 April 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Sindelfingen, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1993 1. FC Pforzheim
1993–1994 TSF Ditzingen
1994–1995 VfR Pforzheim
1995–1997 SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg 62 (6)
1997–1999 SSV Ulm 1846 50 (1)
Teams managed
2000–2005 VfB Stuttgart II (Assistant Manager)
2001 VfB Stuttgart II (Caretaker)
2006–2007 Grasshopper Club Zürich (Assistant Manager)
2007–2008 FC St. Gallen (Assistant Manager)
2008–2009 VfB Stuttgart (Assistant Manager)
2010–2011 Hertha BSC (Assistant Manager)
2011 Hertha BSC (Caretaker)
2012 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


  1. ^ "Hertha BSC stellt Cheftrainer Markus Babbel frei" [Hertha BSC releases manager Markus Babel] (in German). DFL. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Skibbe voller Tatendrang" [Skibbe full of zest] (in German). DFL. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Freistellung Hoffenheim" [exemption Hoffenheim] (in German). TSG Hoffenheim. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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