Sportfreunde Stiller is a German independent rock band from Germering, a suburb of Munich.
He is best known internationally for his song 54 74 90 2006 (the three years Germany was world champion, followed by 2006 which could have been the fourth) which was sung and rechoned an infinite number of times during the World Cup by the German fans on the occasion of the 2006 Football World Cup. Far from being defeated by the fact that their country was not world champion, the group leaves at the end of the World Cup single 54 74 90 2010.
After considering Bodden (after former striker Olaf Bodden of TSV 1860 München) as a group name>, in 1995 they initially played under the name of Stiller, with a background that includes Peter Brugger (guitar, vocals), Florian Weber (drums, vocals) and Andi Erhard (bass). The group's name is inspired by Hans Stiller, coach of the SV Germering football team, where Peter and Florian played football for a long time. Peter Brugger was drummer and singer in the group Projekt Paul, with Florian Zwietnig (then within Mediengruppe Telekommander) and Oliver Pade (later a member of the Faun group).
The group is managed by Marc Liebscher (Blickpunkt Pop) and produced by Uwe Hoffmann. Rüdiger Linhof later became bassist and keyboardist. The group will rename Sportfreunde Stiller. The first album of the group, So wie einst Real Madrid, is published in the year 2000. The single Independent of their second studio album, LDie gute Seite, becomes the soundtrack of the football game FIFA 2003>. With the release of their third album, Burli, the group is becoming popular with sports fans. In November 2004, the first live album of the group shot in Munich, is published.
During the summer of 2005, the band played under various secret names (for example, The Dinozoffs in Munich and The Kaltz Mannis in Frankfurt) in smaller clubs. At these concerts, they play new songs such as The Night. In autumn 2005, they play another secret concert in Nuremberg. Under the name of The Roth's, they play for the first time '54, '74, '90, 2006. In October 2007, they are surprise guests at Conrad Sohm in Dornbirn.