|Full name||Dieter Eckstein|
|Date of birth||12 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Kehl, West Germany|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1983–1984||1. FC Nürnberg|
|1984–1988||1. FC Nürnberg||135||(51)|
|1991–1993||1. FC Nürnberg||85||(28)|
|1993–1995||FC Schalke 04||30||(4)|
|1995||West Ham United||0||(0)|
|1995–1996||SV Waldhof Mannheim||21||(1)|
|1998–1999||SG Post/Süd Regensburg|
|1985–1986||West Germany U-21||7||(4)|
|1987–1988||West Germany Olympic||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
On 1 July 2011, while playing in a charity match for amateur side VfR Regensburg, Eckstein had a heart failure and fell into a coma. He was transferred to the University hospital at Regensburg, where his situation was stabilised. The incident is thought to not have caused any permanent damage to his body.
- "Eckstein, Dieter" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
- "Dieter Eckstein" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- Phil Shaw (24 March 1995). "Blackburn stage coup with Witschge loan". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
- "Zustand stabil: Eckstein soll aus Koma erwachen" (in German). Bavarian football association website. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.