Football World Champion, Champions League Winner, German Champion, Manager and Entrepreneur

The outstanding footballer Karl-Heinz Riedle (1965) started his playing career at his hometown club TSV Ellhofen.

Speech Topic

“The Secret of Success” – examining parallels between the worlds of professional football and business management with the aid of the following blocks:

  • Motivation
  • Leadership & personality
  • Integration & flexibility
  • Mentoring
  • Pressure to succeed & mental strength
  • The rules of the game
  • Karl-Heinz Riedle’s three personal pillars of success

First-hand motivational strategies from a football world champion.

Karl-Heinz Riedle: Bundesliga matches 207, Bundesliga goals 72, National caps for Germany 42, National team goals 2

Post-football career

The trained butcher and graduate of a business school was, inter alia, sporting director at the Swiss first division club Grasshoppers Zurich until spring 2008. Today he is an in-demand keynote speaker at major functions and sporting events, and also works as a sports presenter for a number of television stations (including Eurosport, DSF, Sat 1, SF1 etc.). Karl-Heinz Riedle is a co-founder of TruStar AG in Switzerland. As an entrepreneur he is, inter alia, owner of the four-star hotel evviva!, an active recreation and conference hotel with integrated children’s football camp in Oberstaufen/Allgäu, Germany. Karl-Heinz Riedle is married and has three children. He has been an international ambassador for Borussia Dortmund since 2014.

Further clubs

  • 83 – 86 FC Augsburg
  • 86 – 87 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
  • 87 – 90 SV Werder Bremen
  • 90 – 93 Lazio Rome
  • 93 – 97 Borussia Dortmund
  • 97 – 99 FC Liverpool
  • 99 – 2001 FC Fulham

Career highlights

  • German Champion 1988 with SV Werder Bremen
  • German Champion 1996 and 1997 with Borussia Dortmund
  • Supercup winner 1995 with Borussia Dortmund
  • Champions League winner 1997 with Borussia Dortmund
  • Bronze medallist at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul
  • Vice European Champion 1992 in Sweden
  • World Champion 1990 in Italy