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Kurt "Kudi" Müller (born 9 May 1948[1]) is a Swiss former footballer who was capped on 38 occasions by the Switzerland national football team, scoring eight goals.[2]

Kurt Müller
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Müller in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-05-09) 9 May 1948 (age 71)
Place of birth Lucerne, Switzerland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 FC Emmenbrücke
1968–1971 FC Luzern 24 (15)
1971–1972 Grasshoppers Zurich 38 (14)
1972–1975 Hertha BSC 77 (20)
1975–1977 Servette FC 0 (0)
1977–1981 BSC Young Boys
Teams managed
1986–1987 SC Kriens
1997 FC Luzern
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He started his career with FC Emmenbrücke and then played for FC Luzern and Grasshopper Club Zürich.[3]

In January 1973, he moved to Germany to play club football for Hertha BSC. Müller went on to make 77 league appearances for the Berlin side over the next two and a half seasons, and in 1974–75 he helped Hertha finish as runners-up in the Bundesliga.[1]

After leaving Hertha, he returned to Switzerland to play for Servette FC for the 1975–76 season,[4] and he played for them in the final of the 1975 Coppa delle Alpi tournament, in which they defeated FC Basel 3–0.[5] Müller finished his career with the Bern team BSC Young Boys.[3]

Müller made his international debut for Switzerland on 15 December 1970, in a UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying match against Greece. His final international cap came almost seven years later in a 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Norway on 30 October 1977.[6]

Müller coached SC Kriens in 1986–87.[7] He later became manager at FC Luzern, and he was in charge when they reached the final of the Swiss Cup in 1996–97, although they lost on penalties to FC Sion.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kurt Müller" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  2. ^ Garin, Erik; Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Record Swiss international appearances". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Kudi Müller". National-Football-Teams.com.
  4. ^ "Der Weg hoch an die Spitze" (PDF) (in German). super-servette.ch. p. 1. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  5. ^ Garin, Erik; Stokkermans, Karel. "Cup of the Alps". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Kurt Müller's international appearances". 11v11.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  7. ^ Weltfussball
  8. ^ Garin, Erik (3 January 2007). "Semi-Final and Final results and scorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 September 2012.