Sportfreunde Stiller (German pronunciation: [ˈʃpɔʁtfʁɔʏndə ˈʃtɪlɐ]) is a German indie rock band from Germering, near Munich, in Bavaria.
The band was founded in 1996 by Peter “Balboa” Brugger (guitar (references?), vocals), Florian “Rakete” Weber (drums, vocals), and Rüdiger “Rüde” Linhof (bass). They took their original name, Stiller, from their former football manager, Hans Stiller, at SV Germering. They later changed their name because a different band called Stiller owned the rights to this name. The term Sportfreunde literally translates to friends in sports and is also used in names of sports clubs (e.g. Sportfreunde Siegen).