Stieber moved to England to play for Aston Villa at the age of just
17 after stints at both Goldball 94s and Újpests
academy sides. He had also trialled with Manchester United, Arsenal,
Leicester, Ipswich and Cardiff
Stieber learnt most of his trade at Aston Villa and was there
for four years without making a single competitive appearance
for the English club. However, Stieber impressed time and time
again for Aston Villas reserves. He was also loaned to Yeovil,
making 15 appearances and scoring once, in 2007-08.
After two more years in the reserves, Stieber finally moved on
to TuS Koblenz in January 2009 after unsuccessful trials at Norwich
City and Blackpool. Stieber played 38 games for TuS and there
he caught the eye of many clubs.
Aachen were the side to sign him in 2010 and during the 2010/2011
season, Stieber became the highest assist maker in the league
with 17, and also chipped in with 10 goals.
During his superb season in Bundesliga 2, Stieber was again linked
with a move elsewhere with Kaiserslauten among the interested
parties. However, Stieber signed in March for Mainz who later
claimed a Europa League spot after their impressive finish. Stieber
completed his move to Mainz in June 2011.
Stieber predominantly plays on the left of midfield or up front.
He is a speed, tricky winger with a superb eye for a pass, a deadly
shot and pinpoint crosses