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Zoltán Sebescen (Hungarian: Sebestyén Zoltán) (born 1 October 1975 in Ehingen) is a former German football player of Hungarian descent. He is now a football coach. He started his career at Stuttgarter Kickers, where he played at a senior level from 1994, in the Regionalliga Süd, and from, in 1996 the 2. Bundesliga. In 1999, he transferred to Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and then in 2001 to Bayer Leverkusen. With Bayer, Sebescen played in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final, losing to Real Madrid. In 2003, he had to undergo several knee surgeries, due to problems caused by lyme disease. Having not been able to play for years, Sebescen announced his early retirement, aged 29, on 16 August 2005. He had played 72 times in the Bundesliga, scoring 13 times, and 52 times in the 2. Bundesliga, scoring 5 times.
In his active time Sebescen was known as a dangerous crosser and attacking Side Back, defensively he's been mediocre at best but always hard working. He's always been a threat in front of the opponent's goal, his shooting and heading were among his strongest points, would he have been more explosive and less stiff he surely could have been a great SMF.
Zoltán Sebescen became the first VfL Wolfsburg player to earn a cap for the German national football team when he played in a friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in February 2000. Being placed in an unaccostumed right-back position, he produced a dismal performance against Dutch winger Boudewijn Zenden and was substituted at half time. He subsequently was not called up again.
Since July 2007, he is working as youth coordinator for his first club Stuttgarter Kickers.