Stefan Malz

Stefan Malz
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-06-15) 15 June 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Ludwigshafen, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 SV Darmstadt 98 16 (1)
1993–1997 VfR Mannheim 93 (20)
1997–1999 TSV 1860 München 36 (2)
1999–2001 Arsenal 6 (1)
2001–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 33 (1)
2005–2006 Arminia Ludwigshafen ? (?)
2006–2008 FSV Oggersheim 36 (5)
Total 220 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stefan Malz (born 15 June 1972) is a retired German footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Malz is most well known for his two-year spell at Arsenal but was never considered a first team regular; he made just eight appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. He scored on his debut against Preston North End in the League Cup on 12 October 1999,[2] with his second goal coming in a defeat at Newcastle United on the final day of the 1999–2000 season.[3] He was also an unused substitute in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final, which Arsenal lost on penalties to Galatasaray.


Malz played in the youth team for SV Pfingstweide, blue and white Oppau and then at West Ludwigshafen . First club in the professional sector was in the 1992/93 season at second division side SV Darmstadt 98. His professional debut was on August 7, 1992 in the. Wuppertal SV (0: 3). He scored for the first time on the 15th match day match against SC Freiburg (1: 1). However, the season ended with the 24th and last place and Malz left the club.

Via VfR Mannheim ( Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and Regionalliga Süd ), in 1997 he joined TSV 1860 München in the Bundesliga. Under coach Werner Lorant Malz was able to establish itself in the first division, but played no further part in the Lorant squad after a disappointing return during the 1998/99 season in which the club took only ten points.[4]

There was a transfer in 1999 to Arsenal, which turned out to be too large a step for Malz to play as a first team player. After only six appearances in the Premier League, he moved first in 2001 to FC Kaiserslautern back in the Bundesliga. Even when FCK came Malz was only sporadically used, whereby he struggled with injuries. After Malz in December 2004 had criticised FCK coach Kurt Jara internally, he was relegated to the second team and then asked for the termination of his contract.[5]

In early 2005 he went to Arminia Ludwigshafen, a planned move to Australia to Newcastle United Jets having failed.[6] His last club was from 2006 the south-Oberliga FSV Oggersheim, with whom he climbed in the 2007 Regional. End of season 2007/08 he ended his career.

From January 2005 to May 2006 Malz was player-coach of FC Arminia 03 Ludwigshafen and held the job until May 2006.[7] On 21 February 2008 he was new co-coach of the women's second-division club . 1 FFC 08 Niederkirchen .[8] He was released on November 2, 2012.[9]



  1. ^ "Stefan Malz". Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Arsenal 2 Preston North End 1". SportingLife. 12 October 1999. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Newcastle 4 – 2 Arsenal". 4TheGame. 14 May 2000. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ Kicker Sportmagazin vom 31. Mai 1999, Nr. 44, S. 48f
  5. ^ Spielerdatenblatt Stefan Malz
  6. ^ Mission to plug the talent drain (9. Juli 2005) Archived 5 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Pokal wandert über den Rhein Archived 3 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ TuS Niederkirchen: Bitterer Abstieg eines Traditionsvereins
  9. ^ Trainerentlassung in Niederkirchen - FanSoccer

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