VfB Stuttgart (A)
Date of birth
(1972-06-02) 2 June 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth
Brackenheim, West Germany
Markus Beierle (born 2 June 1972) is a retired German footballer. Born in Brackenheim, he was a striker for the Southern Region team SV Darmstadt 98 and was one of the main catalysts in the subsequent rise of the Darmstadt team through the regional divisions.
His career began at TSV Cleebronn and Union Böckingen. Professional scouts became interested in his talents, and in 1992 he signed a contract with VfB Stuttgart. A year later, the qualified mechanic signed for SSV Ulm, before becoming a full club member of Stuttgart Kickers in 1995.
In 1998 the player moved to his first top-tier squad, MSV Duisburg. After two years of great contrasts with the team he moved to subsequent Champions League qualifiers 1860 Munich. Subsequent to their qualification he moved to Hansa Rostock, before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in the winter of 2003.
Finding himself very much out of the plans of Friedhelm Funkel while they were both still very early on in their careers at the club, Beierle looked for a new footballing challenge, which he found with Bruno Labbadia at Darmstadt. As the first of Labaddia's top-name arrivals at the Lilies, he was hoping for a swift rise into the top division.