Switzerland National Team

Switzerland has produced a few number of world-class players. The 1924 Silver Medal Olympic Game saw the first legend of Switzerland, Rudolf Ramseyer, a defender. Severino Minelli succeed the status of Swiss legendary defender in the 1930s alongside the prominent star Andrei Abegglen. Josef Hugi represents as the great Swiss star in the 1950s. Stefan Chapuisat is concretely a world-class player according to Kicker rating during the 1990s with outstanding contemporary teammate likes Ciriaco Sforza . 


Switzerland

Location : Western Europe
European Championship Participation : 3 Times (1996, 2004, 2008)
World Cup Participation : 8 Times (1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010)
Achievement : 1924 Olympic Game Silver Medal
Most Caps : Heinz Hermann (117 Games)
Top Scorer : Alexander Frei (42 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Andre Abegglen


All-Time Swiss XI


1. Frank Sechehaye

Date Of Birth  :  3 November 1907
Position  :  Goalkeeper
Height   :  176 cm
Major Club  :  Etoile-Carouge
Caps  :  37 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1934 (2 Games)
Club Honours :  4 Times Swiss League
1 Time Swiss Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver

2. Stephan Lichtsteiner

Date Of Birth  :  16 January 1984
Position  :  Right-Wing-Back
Height  : 182   cm, Caps : 88 Games
Major Club  :  Lazio, Juventus
World Cup Participation  : 2010, 2014
Club Honours :  1 Time Swiss League
6 Times Italian Series A
3 Times Coppa Italia
International Honours :   None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class  : Prince Silver

3. Severino Minelli

Date Of Birth  :  6 September 1909
Position  :  Right-Defender
Height  : 174 cm, Caps  : 80 Games
Major Club  :  Grasshopper Zurich  
World Cup Participation  : 1934, 1938 (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 5 Times Swiss League
8 Times Swiss Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  IFFHS Switzerland Greatest Player Ever
Grasshopper Zurich Greatest Player Ever
Class   :  Prince Silver
4. Rudolf Ramseyer

Date Of Birth  :  17 September 1897
Position  :   Left-Defender
Height  :  172 cm
Major Club  :  Young Boy Bern, FC Bern
Caps  :  59 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours    :   1 Time Swiss League
International Honours    :   1924 Olympic Games Silver Medal
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver



5. Stephane Henchoz

Date Of Birth  :  7 September 1974
Height  :  188 cm, Position :  Center-Back
Major Club   :  Liverpool, Caps  :  72 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours   :  1 Time FA Cup
1 Time English League Cup
2001 UEFA Cup        
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Bronze


6. Ciriaco Sforza

Date Of Birth  :   2 March 1980
Position  : Defensive Holding Midfielder/Sweeper
Height  :  180 cm, Caps : 79 Games
Major Club  :  Grashopper Zurich, Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich  
World Cup Participation  : 1994 (4 Games)
Club Honours  :  1 Time Swiss League
2 Times Bundesliga Champion, 1996 UEFA Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement   :  1992 Austrian Footballer of The Year
Class   : Prince Silver



7. Charles Antenen

Date Of Birth  :  3 November 1929
Position  :  Right Winger/Forward
Height  :  174 cm
Major Club  :  La Chaux
Caps  :  56 Games (22 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  :   1950, 1954, 1962 (8 Games)
Club Honours   :   3 Times Swiss League
6 Times Swiss Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class :  Prince Bronze


8. Jacques Fatton

Date Of Birth  :  19 December 1925
Position  : Left-Winger/Forward
Height  :   166 cm
Major Club :  Servette Geneva, Lyon
Caps  :  53 Games (29 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  : 1950, 1954 (7 Games with 3 Goals)
Club Honours  :   4 Time Swiss League
1 Time Swiss Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Swiss League Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Award (Switzerland)
Class   : Prince Silver

9. Josef Hugi

Date Of Birth :  23 January 1930
Height   :  173 cm, Position  :  Fast Striker
Major Club  :  FC Basel
Caps  : 34 Games (22 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  :  1954 (3 Games With 6 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  244 Goals/ 322 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Swiss League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Swiss League Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Award (Switzerland)
FC Basel Greatest Player Ever
Class   : Prince Silver

10. Max Abegglen

Date Of Birth  :  11 April 1902
Position  :   Attacking Midfielder
Height  : 173 cm, Caps : 68 Games (34 Goals)
Major Club  :  Grasshopper Zuruch
World Cup Participation  : 1966 (1 Game)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Swiss League
8 Times Swiss Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver



11. Stephane Chapuisat

Date Of Birth  : 28 June 1969
Height  :  180 cm, Position : Creative Forward
Major Club :   Borussia Dortmund
Caps   : 103 Games (21 Goals) 
World Cup Participation  : 1994 (4 Games With 1 Goal)
Club Honours  :  1 Time Swiss League
2 Times Bundesliga Champion
1997 UEFA Champion League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  2 Times Swiss League Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Award (Switzerland)
Class   : Prince Silver


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Substitution

Roger Bocquet

Date Of Birth  : 9 April 1921
Position  :  Center-Back/Defensive Midfielder
Height  : 182 cm, Caps : 48 Games
Major Club  :  Lausanne
World Cup Participation  : None  
Club Honours :  2 Times Swiss League
2 Times Swiss Cup
International Honours :  1950, 1954
Individual Achievement  : 
5 Times Swiss Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver

Heinz Hermann

Date Of Birth  :  28 March 1958
Position  :  Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height  : 182   cm, Caps : 118 Games
Major Club  :  Grasshopper Zurich, Neuchatel Xamax
World Cup Participation  : None  
Club Honours :  7 Times Swiss League
1 Time Swiss Cup
International Honours :   None
Individual Achievement  : 
5 Times Swiss Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver

Karl Odermatt


Date Of Birth  :  17 December 1942
Position  :   Playmaker
Height  : 182 cm, Caps  :  50 Games
Major Club  :  FC Basel
World Cup Participation  : 1966 (1 Game)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Swiss League
4 Times Swiss Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 1973 Swiss Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Bronze


Kubilay Turkyilmaz

Date Of Birth  :  4 March 1967
Height  :  182 cm, Position  :  Forward
Major Club  : Grasshopper Zurich, Bologna
Caps : 62 Games (34 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Scores Record : 182 Goals/ 384 Games
Club Honours  : 2 Times Swiss League
1 Time Turkish League
International Honours :  None                  
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times Swiss Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver

Andre Abegglen

Date Of Birth  :  7 March 1909
Height  :  168 cm, Position :  Forward
Major Club  : Grasshopper Zurich, Soshux, FC Servette
Caps  :  52 Games (29 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1934, 1938  (5 Games with 4 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 240 Goals/ 320 Games
Club Honours : 2 Swiss League
2 French League, 2 Swiss Cup
International Honours  :  None                  
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time French League Top Scorer
French Ligue All-Time Most Goal In One Match
Class : Prince Silver





Minor Substitution

Alain Geiger
Johann Vogel
Alain Sutter
Umberto Berbaris
Robert Ballaman
Alfred Bickel


Manager

Karl Rappan

Date Of Birth :   26 September 1905
Major Team :   Grasshopper Zurich (13 Seasons), Switzerland
Major Achievement : 6 Times Swiss League, 8 Times Swiss Cup
3 Times Swiss Double Chmapions
2 Times FIFA World Cup Quarter-Finalists
Individual Achievement : 
Grasshopper Zurch’ Greatest Manager Ever
Switzerland’s Greatest Manager Ever
Swiss League's Greatest Manager Ever
Style : Ultra-Defensive System (The Bolt)
Class : Prince Gold




Formation XI (4-2-3-1)




Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is ultra-defensive counter-attack. Sechehaye is stand as a first choice keeper. Two full-backs Ramseyer and Minelli were mainly stayed on defensive area. Sforza as a creative sweeper position is a leader in defensive line and would be a key player to set the long ball in counter-attack game. Henchoz stands as a stopper in front of him.  Hermann would perform as a defensive midfielder while Odermatt is responsible as deep-lying plyamaker. The four forwards line is to dangerously coordinate with Fatton and Antenen as wing-forwards. Chapuisat is positioned as a deep-lying forward to support Hugi who is a main finisher.


Stadium

St. Jakob-Park




Opened : 2001
City : Basel
Capacity : 38,512 Seats
Field Dimensions : 105x68m









The Greatest Swiss Footballers of All-Time

1. Josef Hugi
2. Max Abegglen
3. Ciriaco Sforza
4. Andre Abegglen
5. Stephane Chapuisat


27 comments:

  1. I liked this training, I honestly hate the layout with three quarterbacks not use on any of my teams, good team.

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  2. hello friend already prepared his Switzerland with 22 players?

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    1. Switzerland doesn't have many legends. The number of players in this squad will be increased when a new Swiss legend, who is great enough in class rating (Prince Silver), will come true.

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    2. I think that, when their time on the pitch is over, players like Benaglio, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Ricardo Rodriguez and Xherdan Shaqiri will deserve a spot in a 22-men squad list.
      Valon Behrami is also an important footballer for Switzerland, but I guess that in a complete squad, Vogel would definetly play over him.

      Let's wait 5 or 10 more years!

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    3. Lichsteiner is already deserved the 22-men squad and he has a potential to achieve first-eleven in the near future in replacement of Henchoz and Minellii will be moved to central defender in the case.

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  3. I have my team with 23 players can be of help, c'mon, goalkeepers: Secheraye, Ballabio, Pascolo. Defenders: Minelli, Henchoz, Ramseyer, Weiler, Geiger, Stierli, Lichtsteiner. Midfielders: Sforza, Odermatt, Hermann ,Vogel, Barberis, Ballaman, Sutter, M. Abegglen. Forwards: Fatton, Antenen, Chapuisat, Hugi, A. Abegglen.

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    1. Hi, Alex, Yes, that is generally well-known players as you mentioned.
      How has your blog been developed aside from Bulgaria ? If you already made other nations, please give me your link.

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    2. hello Dearman how long what's your real name? well on my blog beyond the Bulgaria I did Germany also looks the link http://alexandrefiorelli.wix.com/mestresdofutebol#!sobre-1/c13l not published other nations for personal reasons, so I re-publishes them I I warn you.

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    3. Hi, Alex, My name is Naratorn. I see you select Kaltz instead of Briegel, is easily acceptable.

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    4. Naratorn Hello, what's your country? Thailand? Although glad I liked and preferred Kaltz the time of Briegel because of their free kicks and I needed a right-back and I see Briegel more as a left-back despite Briegel also act as a right-back.

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  4. ok but be sure my blog is http://alexandrefiorelli.wix.com/mestresdofutebol

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  5. Anonymous24/1/16

    Top 50 Schweiz players all-time (ranking of newspaper "Tages-Anzeiger", 2010):

    1. Stéphane Chapuisat, 2. Ciriaco Sforza, 3. Max «Xam» Abegglen, 4. Fredy Bickel, 5. Köbi Kuhn, 6. Karl Odermatt, 7. Alex Frei, 8. Severino Minelli, 9. Johann Vogel, 10. Jacky Fatton, 11. Heinz Hermann, 12. Seppe Hügi, 13. Kubilay Türkyilmaz, 14. Geni Meier, 15. Stéphane Henchoz, 16. Umberto Barberis, 17. Patrick Müller, 18. Claudio Sulser, 19. Fritz Künzli, 20. Alain Geiger, 21. André «Trello» Abegglen, 22. Murat Yakin, 23. Kiki Antenen, 24. Alain Sutter, 25. Toni Allemann, 26. Willi Steffen, 27. Heinz Schneiter, 28. Adrian Knup, 29. René Botteron, 30. Roger Vonlanthen, 31. Robert Ballaman, 32. Lajo Amadò, 33. Erwin Ballabio, 34. Frankie Séchehaye, 35. Richard Dürr, 36. Charly Elsener, 37. Eugène Parlier, 38. Poldi Kielholz, 39. Kudi Müller, 40. Rudolf Ramseyer, 41. Hakan Yakin, 42. Marcel Koller, 43. Hans Pulver, 44. Georges Bregy, 45. Georges Aeby, 46. Raphaël Wicky, 47. Hans-Peter Friedländer, 48. Erich Burgener, 49. Numa Monnard, 50. Andy Egli.

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    1. You're absolutely a great sourcing and largely contribute a valuable information.

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  6. Anonymous15/3/16

    turkyilmaz is prince silver?

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  7. Anonymous6/8/16

    No Oscar Engler? He has played 102 matches for Inter Milano and won the Italian title being their key player. That season , playing as a defender , he scored 10 goals in 16 matches leading the team to it's first Italian Championship ever.

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    1. I think it is hard to rate him when he played just a little more than 100 matches in club football and never played for his nation.

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  8. Anonymous27/9/16

    I Think Alexander Frei is missing

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    1. Not missed, His club career is disqualified especially looking at rating in Bundesliga.

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  9. Anonymous14/7/17

    André Neury?

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  10. Please tell me about his outstanding career. I don't found anything special.

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    1. Anonymous15/7/17

      Before 1994 FIFA World Cup, 'France Football' published a special supplement named "Les 100 Héros de la Coupe du Monde" (The 100 World Cup Heroes). Neury was in there 72th place. According to this list, he is the 2nd greatest Swiss footballer in world cup(1930-1990) only lose to Andre Abegglen.

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    2. Then his performance in World Cup is creditable and he is a central defender that is not much competitive. Let me consider if he could be made a profile.

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    3. I think Roger Bocquet seems to be more deserved. At least he won more 18 caps and his name is more reputable but I know it is not enough to make accurate evaluation.

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    4. Anonymous31/7/17

      Good Selection. But you should change his photo. It's Ken Armstrong(England & Newzealand International)

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    5. Anonymous31/7/17

      And How about Köbi Kuhn? FC Zürich one-club man and appeared 63 matches for Switzerland.

      Also Claudio Sulser, Prolific Forward.
      - 4 times Swiss League
      - 1 time Swiss Cup
      - European Cup Quarter Final with Grasshoppers
      - 2 times Swiss League top Scorer
      - 1 time European cup top Scorer
      - 1 time Swiss Footballer of the year

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    6. As above source, Kobi Khun is ranked as 5th best Swiss player ever although I think the poll is largely biased. He is a Swiss legend but the current information is not enough to rate him in squad. Sulser is far from being considered.

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