A good wine must mature. It seems to behave well with football players. The best example of this is Bernd Schneider, 33-year-old player of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. For Bundesliga conditions he must be reckoned to the older generation! Together with Hans Meyer, his former coach during the common period for FC Carl Zeiss Jena, he forged his National League career. The most casual football he should be still well known spectators of the World Cup 2006, where he again joined by shiny actions in appearance. Hans Meyer, who is now coach at first FC Nuremberg, described his former protege once called Rumpel feet”, would have – learned playing football with him so well that Schneider as Captain led his Bayer team to the victory against Nuremberg and both scored.
Schneider plays with Leverkusen since 1999. It is striking that he can play many positions: his default position is undoubtedly the right midfielder, he can also all other positions play as sports director Rudi Voller on goalie once about him. In October 2006, Bernd Schneider celebrated its seventy-fifth football international duty against Georgia and will be in the exhibition to the Football League Championship in the squad this year. With Bayer Leverkusen tailors in the UEFA Cup on will as only up to the quarter-finals of the season 2007. currently it looks pretty good out for Leverkusen: third place and a draw against the table fourth HSV make Leverkusen during the 2008 season definitely a contender for the Championship. This is doubtless the continuous work of Bernd Schneider. Tobias Karima