Néstor Gabriel Subiat is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker. He never played professionally in his country, representing several clubs in France and Switzerland and appearing with the latter national team at the 1994 World Cup; the son of a former FC Mulhouse called Néstor and a striker, Subiat was born in Buenos Aires and started his career at the French club, as a defender but showing scoring abilities, which prompted a move up front. After a loan at RC Strasbourg, Subiat played until 1992 at Mulhouse, scoring a further 25 goals combined as both seasons were spent in Ligue 2, he moved to Switzerland for the following six years, scoring aplenty for AC Lugano, Grasshopper Club Zürich – though he only played in his first year – and FC Basel and winning three national championships with the second team. In his last four years, Subiat appeared sparingly at professional level in both countries, with AS Saint-Étienne, Étoile Carouge FC and FC Lucerne, retiring in 2002 with amateurs SC Orange.
Subiat chose to represent Switzerland internationally, his first cap coming in 1994. He participated at that year's FIFA World Cup. In total, Subiat scored. Nestor Subiat at BDFA Nestor Subiat at National-Football-Teams.com Nestor Subiat – FIFA competition record Switzerland stats at Eu-Football
Kubilay "Kubi" Türkyilmaz is a former Swiss footballer who played as a forward. He completed his international career as the all-time joint leading goal scorer for the Swiss national team, with 34 goals in 64 appearances between 1988 and 2001, equalling the performance of Max Abegglen, their record was bettered by Alexander Frei in 2008. Born in Bellinzona, Ticino, Türkyilmaz began his club career with the local club AC Bellinzona in 1986 and joined Servette FC in 1989, he left the country in 1990 for the Italian club Bologna FC before joining Galatasaray SK of Turkey, where he won the Süper Lig in his first season, 1993–94, scored twice against Manchester United in the next season's UEFA Champions League. In 1995, he returned to Switzerland with Grasshopper Zürich, winning the league in 1995–96 and 1997–98. Türkyilmaz made his international debut on 2 February 1988 against France in Toulouse as a 65th-minute substitute for Hans-Peter Zwicker. Switzerland lost the Tournoi de France match 2–1.
His first goals were two against Luxembourg in qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, on 21 September 1988, his seventh match. He missed the 1994 FIFA World Cup with serious injury, but appeared at Euro 1996, scoring Switzerland's equaliser against England in the opening match of the tournament, a 1–1 draw at Wembley, his last 8 international matches, from 1997 to 2001, saw him score 14 times, including his first international hat-trick, versus Azerbaijan in qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He added another hat trick, of three penalty kicks on 7 October 2000 in a 5–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Zürich against the Faroe Islands, it was the first hat-trick of its kind in the competition's history In his final match, on 5 September 2001, he scored twice against Luxembourg away in qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first Türkyilmaz is of Turkish descent, has said that he would have played for Turkey had they inquired first.
He once refused to play for Switzerland in a game against Turkey for fear of being branded a traitor. He now runs a café in his native Bellinzona. Galatasaray1. Lig: 1993–94GrasshopperNationalliga A: 1995–96, 1997–98 Kubilay Türkyılmaz at the Turkish Football Federation
Stéphane Chapuisat is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker. A prolific goalscorer for both club and country, he spent most of his career with Germany's Borussia Dortmund. Chapuisat represented Switzerland at two European Championships, he is now Sporting Director at Young Boys Berne Born in Lausanne, Chapuisat started his professional career with hometown club FC Lausanne-Sport, moving in January 1991 to Bundesliga's Bayer Uerdingen and switching to powerhouse Borussia Dortmund in that summer. Chapuisat scored 20 league goals in his first season, two short of Torjäger Fritz Walter of eventual champions VfB Stuttgart, he stayed with Borussia until 1999, conquering back-to-back titles – although he played sparingly in 1995–96 due to injuries – and adding the following campaign's UEFA Champions League, where he netted three in ten games during the victorious run. Chapuisat transferred to Grasshopper Club Zürich, playing there for three years. In 2002, he moved to fellow Swiss Super League side BSC Young Boys, before rejoining Lausanne now in the second division, retiring at 37 with 106 goals in 228 Bundesliga matches to his credit.
In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, Chapuisat was selected as the Golden Player of Switzerland by the Swiss Football Association as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. Chapuisat scored 21 goals in 103 caps for Switzerland, played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996 and Euro 2004. In the 1994 World Cup, appearing in four complete contests as the nation reached the round-of-16, he scored in a 4–1 win over Romania on 22 June. Chapuisat's father, Pierre-Albert, was a professional footballer. A defender, he too represented Lausanne and the national team, going on to have a lengthy career as a manager. Borussia DortmundBundesliga: 1994–95, 1995–96 DFB-Supercup: 1995, 1996 UEFA Champions League: 1996–97 Intercontinental Cup: 1997GrasshoppersSwiss Super League: 2000–01 Stéphane Chapuisat at fussballdaten.de Stéphane Chapuisat at National-Football-Teams.com Stéphane Chapuisat – FIFA competition record Switzerland stats at Eu-Football
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Grasshopper Club Zürich referred to as GC, GCZ, or Grasshoppers, is a multisports club based in Zürich, Switzerland. The oldest and best known department of the club is its football team. With 27 titles, Grasshopper holds the records for winning the most national championship titles and for the most successes in the Swiss Cup tournament, 19 victories in the competition; the club maintains a substantial rivalry with FC Zürich. The origin of Grasshopper's name is unknown, although the most common explanation refers to its early players' energetic post-goal celebrations and that their style of play was nimble and energetic. After a number of appearances in European Cups and the UEFA Champions League, Grasshopper has become one of Switzerland's most recognizable football clubs. Today, in addition to its main football squad, the club has competitive professional and youth teams in rowing, ice hockey, lawn tennis, court tennis, field hockey, basketball, squash and beach soccer. Grasshopper was founded on 1 September 1886 by an English student.
Using a 20 Swiss franc donation, the club acquired an English football shirt in blue and white colours. The English students were from Manchester Grammar School in Manchester. Arthur J. Finck was one of the students, part of the group that founded the club, its first match ended in a goalless draw. In 1893, Grasshopper became the first Swiss team to play in Germany, defeating Strasbourg 1–0; the first Swiss championships were held in 1897–98 and were won by Grasshopper, as was the first championship played using a league system in 1899–00. After two more titles in 1901 and 1905, Grasshopper had to withdraw from the Swiss championships in 1909 because they lacked a suitable playing ground, they rejoined in 1916. After rejoining the Swiss championship in 1916, GC won their fifth championship in 1921. In 1925 started the era of the Hungarian manager Izidor "Dori" Kürschner, a former member of the coaching staff of the Swiss national team that won the silver medal at the 1924 Olympics. Under Kürschner in the 1920s, Grasshopper won the championship twice and the first two editions of the Swiss Cup in 1925–26 and in 1926–27.
Dori Kürschner stayed with Grasshopper until 1934, winning another championship in 1931 and two more Swiss Cups in 1932 and 1934. Started the era of Austrian coach Karl Rappan who managed the Swiss national team for several years during that time; the first title under Rappan came in 1937 and the second one in 1939. They won the Swiss Cup in 1937 and 1938. Despite the turmoils of World War II the Swiss championships were held during the 1940s with the Grasshoppers winning in 1942, 1943 and 1945; until Karl Rappan left the team in 1948, the team won another five Cups. In 1952, Grasshopper won their 12th Swiss Cup, they managed to win the double again in 1956, but it turned out to be their last silverware for a long time, as they had to wait for 15 years until their next championship and for 27 years until their next Cup win. In 1956–57 Grasshopper participated for the first time in the European Cup, founded in the previous season, they reached the quarter-finals. Matches in European competitions in the 1950s: During the 1960s, Grasshopper won no championships and no Cups.
The best result was a second place in 1968, which qualified them to play in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the predecessor of the UEFA Cup. However they had no success at European level either, they were eliminated in the first round. Matches in European competitions in the 1960s: In 1971 Grasshopper returned to the top of the Swiss league. After the end of the season, GC and FC Basel were tied at the top of the table and thus a play-off match was played in Bern. In front of 51,000 spectators, GC defeated Basel 4–3 after extra time to win their 16th championship. Throughout the decade Grasshopper was among the best Swiss teams and the next championship win came in 1978. Thanks to their top finishes in the league, GC was able to play in European competitions every year. In 1978–79 they defeated Real Madrid in the second round of the European Cup, but lost the quarter-final against the eventual winner, Nottingham Forest, but their biggest European success to date came in the 1977–78 UEFA Cup where they reached the semi-final against French side Bastia.
After a 3–2 win at home, they traveled to Corsica for the second leg but lost 0–1 and were eliminated due to the away goal rule. Matches in European competitions in the 1970s: The 1980s were a successful decade for Grasshopper. In the years 1982, 1983 and 1984, GC won the championship three times in a row, achieving the "title hat trick". In all three seasons, Servette from Geneva was their strongest rival, in 1984 a championship-deciding game had to be staged in Bern because the two teams were equal on points after the regular season. GC won. Grasshopper were successful in the Cup competition: after winning in 1983 they achieved a hattrick in the Cup, winning in 1988, 1989 and 1990; the last two of those wins were achieved with German manager Ottmar Hitzfeld. A notable success in European competitions came in 1980–81 UEFA Cup when GC reached the quarter-finals, but were eliminated by French side Sochaux. Matches in European competitions in the 1980s: In 1995–96 Grasshoppers became the first Swiss team to play in the UEFA Champions League.
After defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv to qualify, they played in group D against Ajax, Rea
Piet Hamberg is a former Dutch footballer and manager. He worked at Liverpool as technical manager for their academy. On 22 December 2009, he became the general manager of Tunisian club Etoile Sportive du Sahel. Hamberg began his youth career with Groningen. During his playing career, Hamberg represented NEC, Utrecht and Ajax. During a European Cup clash in Madrid his knee was injured, it took him quite a while to get fit. Once he was declared fit to play, the same knee was injured in a match against PSV Eindhoven and he was sidelined for quite a period yet again, an Achilles tendon injury ended his career as a player. Hamberg played in one match for Netherlands national football team, but was unavailable for further selection due to the Achilles tendon injury that ended his career. After his playing career, Hamberg became a coach and worked in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Togo, he led the Saudi Arabia under-20 team toward the World Cup before becoming a manager at Libyan club Al-Ahly.
In 2003, he replaced fellow Dutch manager Jan Versleijen at Al-Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates. For Togo he was the assistant to manager Otto Pfister at their 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign; however and Pfister stepped back from their position after it was announced that their players had not received any promised money for qualifying for the World Cup. Pfister returned before their World Cup opener against South Korea, but Hamberg decided not to and told the press he is a man of his words. In between he was manager and technical director of Grasshopper Club Zürich in two different stints between 1997 and April 2007; as a result of his successes, Hamberg became known as one of the best youth developers in the world, leading to his appointment as technical manager for Liverpool F. C. Academy in July 2007, his successes continued at Liverpool, as he groomed six youth international players and guided the under-18 team to the Football Association Youth Cup Final. On 11 May, Liverpool announced.
No reason was given for his departure. In December 2009, he became the manager of Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel. ServetteSwiss Super League: 1978–79 Swiss Cup: 1978–79 Swiss League Cup: 1979 Coppa delle Alpi: 1979AjaxEredivisie: 1981–82 Swiss Foreign Footballer of the Year: 1979–80 Piet Hamberg at ELFvoetbal.nl
Lucien Favre is a Swiss football manager and former footballer. He is the head coach of German club Borussia Dortmund. Favre was a playmaker for various Swiss and French clubs, the longest for Servette, with whom he won the championship; as a manager, he won the Swiss championship with Servette and Zürich. In Germany, Favre revived Borussia Mönchengladbach, he is said to be perfectionist. At club level, Favre played for Lausanne-Sports, Neuchâtel Xamax and Servette, earning a reputation as a skillful and intelligent playmaker; when Pierre-Albert Chapuisat destroyed his knee in 1985, he could not play for eight months. It's still considered one of the worst fouls in Swiss footballing history. Favre announced his retirement in 1991. Favre amassed 24 caps for the Switzerland national team. Notably, he scored his first and only international goal on his debut, netting in Zürich against the Netherlands on 1 September 1981 in the same game, in which both Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard made their first appearance for their respective country.
Favre earned his last cap for Switzerland against Portugal in a 3–1 away loss on 26 April 1989 played in Lisbon. Favre's coaching career started in 1991 as the under-14 assistant manager with Echallens; the following year, he took over the under-17 team before being appointed manager of the first team in 1993. Under his leadership, Favre's young squad earned promotion to the Nationalliga B; the promotion is still the most outstanding achievement in the club's history. After four years with Echallens, Favre was named Academy Manager of Neuchâtel Xamax; the move allowed him to experience the overall operation of a professional club. In January 1997, Favre was appointed manager of Yverdon Sport, struggling at the bottom of the Nationalliga B at that stage. In 1999, he guided his side to the Nationalliga A; the following season, they unexpectedly achieved fifth-placed finish in the table, still Yverdon's best ranking in the top-flight to date. In the summer of 2000, Favre decided to join Servette, a long-established club based in Geneva, where he had won the league as a player.
The highlights of his spell in Geneva were a victory in the Swiss Cup final in 2001, as well as a superb run in the UEFA Cup. Servette eliminated Slavia Prague, Real Zaragoza and Hertha BSC, before going out against Valencia in the last 16. In 2003, Favre was appointed Zürich manager, he won the Swiss Cup in 2005 beating Luzern in the final. The following season, Zürich ended their 25-year wait for a league title with a dramatic final day victory against Basel to win the Swiss Super League. On 29 May 2007, after securing another Swiss title, he was awarded the Swiss Manager of the Year award for the second year in a row. On 1 June 2007, German Bundesliga club Hertha BSC announced that Favre had agreed to sign a three-year deal as its head coach. During the 2008–09 season, he guided Hertha to an excellent fourth-place position, having at his disposal just the 13th-largest budget of the 2008–09 Bundesliga. In February 2009, one of the highlights of his spell in Germany was the brilliant tactical display of Hertha against Bayern Munich in a full Olympiastadion.
This performance allowed them to beat the erstwhile reigning German champions 2–1 to take Hertha temporarily top of the Bundesliga. Favre extended his contract for an additional year; the 2009–10 season, did not look as promising for Hertha – its increasing financial difficulties prevented them from recruiting efficiently. Furthermore, three of the club's top players left in the summer: Josip Šimunić, Andriy Voronin and Marko Pantelić. At the end of September 2009, Hertha were struggling in the league and Favre was relieved of his duties by the club. On 14 February 2011, Favre was named as the successor of Michael Frontzeck as head coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach, he took over when the team was sitting at the bottom of the league with only 16 points after 22 match days, seven points adrift of Bundesliga safety. He instigated an immediate improvement in form and although the club still struggled, they managed a narrow win against VfL Bochum in a two-legged relegation play-off to secure their place in the Bundesliga.
In the following season, the team surpassed all expectations by finishing in fourth place, thereby qualifying for the early stages of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. However, they were beaten in the play-off round by Dynamo Kyiv; the team's brand of fluid, counter-attacking football impressed pundits and press alike and was typified by an emphatic double win over Bayern Munich both home and away. Favre's Gladbach were not as successful in the 2012–13 Bundesliga, falling to eighth; some suggested that the added weight of playing in Europe coupled with the sales of numerous key players, such as Marco Reus, was to blame for this. The next season saw Gladbach rise to sixth due to the astute signings of Max Kruse and Christoph Kramer; the 2014–15 Bundesliga season was Favre's most successful season to date, with Gladbach finishing in third place and directly qualifying for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage. Favre's side were defensively brilliant and their passing style of play saw them record several notable victories, including a 2–0 away win against Bayern Munich and a comprehensive 3–0 victory at home to Bayer Leverkusen that sealed their qualification to the Champions League.
After losing the first five league games of the 2015–16 season, Favre resigned on 20 September 2015. During his time at Gladbach, Favre revived a fallen giant of football, taking them from certainties for relegation to the pin
Fussball-Club Luzern, or abbreviated to FCL, is a Swiss sports club based in Lucerne. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Super League, the top tier of the Swiss football league system, has won the national title once and the national cup twice; the club colours are blue and white, derived from the City of Lucerne and Canton of Lucerne coats of arms. The club plays its home games at Swissporarena, newly built in 2011 at the place of the old Stadion Allmend. FC Luzern was founded in 1901, it has non-professional departments for women's football, volleyball and gymnastics. FC Luzern's greatest success was winning the Swiss Championship in 1989; the club has won the Swiss Cup twice and finished runners-up four times. With a total of 17 "moves", FC Luzern has the highest number of promotions and relegations to and from the national first tier since the establishment of a single nationwide top division in 1933; the first known attempt to found a football club in Luzern dates back to 6 May 1867 when an announcement was published in the newspaper Luzerner Tagblatt advertising a meeting regarding the foundation of "FC Luzern" and invited "additional members".
Though the call did not have great resonance, this loose group of football friends can be described as a forerunner to FC Luzern. In 1901, a second attempt was initiated by friends Adolf Coulin, Ernst Haag and Hans Walter, who knew football from the Romandie, where the game was very popular, they met on 8 July 1901 with other football enthusiasts at Floragarten – a restaurant at Seidenhofstrasse near the train station – to arrange the establishment of FC Luzern. Only four days on 12 July 1901, the first training was held at Allmend, a large green space south of the city centre that would become the club's home; the official foundation took place on 12 August 1901. The first match was held on 13 April 1902 away against SC Zofingen. In the 1–2 defeat, Albrik Lüthy became the first goal scorer for the club; the first match played on home ground was on 25 May 1902 with Zofingen as the opponent again. It ended with a 4–0 victory for the away side. On 13 September 1903, FC Luzern became an official member of the Swiss Football Association.
At the time, clubs were allowed to choose the division to play in and the club decided to compete in the third tier Serie C. Despite winning only one match in its first season, the club chose to start in the Serie B for the 1904–05 season. After finishing second for three consecutive years from 1906 until 1909, Luzern was incorporated into the Serie A by the SFA in 1909. However, the task proved to be too big for the side, Luzern finished the season at the bottom of the league table. Under new management, things turned to the better. For the first time, international matches were held, the first against Unione Sportiva Milanense in 1911, a 2–3 loss in Chiasso. In the second international encounter, Luzern drew 1–1 against Mulhouse won their first international match 4–2 over SV Stuttgart in 1912. After disappointing performances in the domestic league, Luzern finished bottom of the table in 1912 and 1913 and lost its right to play in the Serie A. Luzern struggled in Serie B and was threatened to become the second club in the city.
Between 1913 and 1915, Luzern was defeated five times by city rival FC Kickers. For a time a merger with 1907 founded Kickers was a realistic scenario, but the merger was rejected by only one vote. After five years in the second division Luzern returned to Serie A in 1918 after beating FC Baden. Dionys Schönecker, who joined FC Luzern from Austrian club Rapid Wien, became the first professional manager for the club in 1921, his appointment was an instant success as Luzern went on to win the central Swiss group of the Serie A and qualified for the final round of the championship. After defeating eastern Swiss champions Blue Stars Zürich 2–1, Luzern faced Servette Geneva in a title decider on 25 June 1922 in Basel; the hotly favoured and experienced Genevans won 2–0 though the match could not be played to the end after Servette fans stormed the pitch due to a false signal by the referee. The followers could not be persuaded to leave the pitch and the Luzern side agreed to end the match to avoid further incidents.
Luzern fell back into old patterns and only narrowly escaped relegation in the two subsequent seasons, but was unable to avoid relegation in 1925. From 1925 to 1930, the club played in the second division and was close to promotion. Within the SFA, the late 1920s and early 1930s were marked by failed attempts for league reform and chaotic association meetings. After formally securing promotion with its third consecutive second division title in 1929, Luzern was barred from participating in the national first tier until the spring of 1931. However, in 1931, a drastic reduction of clubs in the top division was implemented, meaning forced relegation for no less than 15 clubs, including Luzern. A change in fortune saw Luzern promoted to the newly created Nationalliga in 1936. Despite sanctions by the SFA, the club managed to finish the 1936–37 season fourth, the side's best final league position until 1976. In the following years, FCL was not able to build on this success. Managers came and went but the club never ranked higher than the bottom four.
When acclaimed international Sirio Vernati left Luzern in 1943, the team was deprived of its best player and was relegated in the spring of 1944. In the 1940s, Luzern became a typical second division club. In 1952–53, Luzern again had a bad start to the campaign, but improved as the season progressed. Promotion could be secured in the final match against l