Sébastien Fournier

Sébastien Fournier (born 27 June 1971) is a Swiss football manager, most recently for FC Sion, and former football player.

Sébastien Fournier
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-06-27) 27 June 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Veysonnaz, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1996 FC Sion 190 (10)
1996–1997 VfB Stuttgart 11 (0)
1997–2003 Servette 120 (4)
Total 321 (14)
National team
1994–2002 Switzerland 40 (3)
Teams managed
2006–2009 Servette (staff)
2009–XXXX Servette II
2010–2012 Servette (head of youth)
2012 FC Sion
2012–2013 Servette
2014–2017 FC Sion (technical director)
2014 FC Sion (U18)
2015 FC Sion II (caretaker)
2016 FC Sion II (caretaker)
2017 FC Sion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Fournier played for FC Sion, VfB Stuttgart[1] and Servette Geneva, where he spent most of his career.[2]

He played for Switzerland national football team and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and at the UEFA Euro 1996.[3]

Managerial careerEdit


Fournier worked as a chief executive at Servette from 2006 to 2009. After this role, he was appointed as the new manager of the club's U21 squad.[4] He got a double role in 2010, where he also was appointed as the headleader of the club's youth academy.[5]

FC SionEdit

In June 2012, one week after his graduation from the UEFA Pro Licence, it was announced that Fournier would join FC Sion as manager in summer 2012. This marks the return to his childhood club and is linked with high expectations, even though it is his first station as a professional manager. He won the selection over Michel Decastel, because the club owner Christian Constantin wanted to have a young coach, after he was impressed with the achievements by Roberto Di Matteo, Pep Guardiola, André Villas-Boas and Murat Yakin. He was sacked as manager of Sion on 4 September 2012 due to a bad relationship between him and the squad.[6]


On 13 September 2012, Fournier was appointed as the new manager of Servette.[7] He got sacked after 11 months in the club on 20 August 2013.[8][9]

FC SionEdit

In March 2014, Fournier got the role as technical director of the club.[10] Later in 2014, Fournier was hired as U18 manager.[11] So he had a double role. He was also appointed as caretaker for the U21 reserve team from September 2015 to the new year.[12] And once again in April 2016.[13]

On 25 April 2017, he was appointed as head coach of FC Sion after Peter Zeidler got sacked.[14]


  1. ^ "Sebastién Fournier" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  2. ^ Sébastien Fournier at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ Sébastien FournierFIFA competition record (archived)
  4. ^ Présentation du Team-Genève-Servette-Carouge M21, nouvelle équipe de 2ème ligue‚ proxifoot.ch, 23 November 2009
  5. ^ Le Servette FC a nommé Sébastien Fournier comme directeur de l'Académie du Servette Football Club‚ rts.ch, 28 May 2010
  6. ^ "Sébastien Fournier démissionne, Michel Decastel le remplace au FC Sion" (in French). RTS Sport. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  7. ^ Fournier nouvel entraîneur du Servette FC: les premières déclarations‚ tdg.ch, 13 September 2012
  8. ^ Football: Sébastien Fournier viré!, tdg.ch, 20 August 2013
  9. ^ "Servette feuert Sébastien Fournier" (in German). fussball.ch. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Servette n’a rien à faire dans cette ligue", 14 September 2015
  11. ^ Deshalb trete ich zurück!‚ blick.ch, 29 September 2014
  12. ^ De Carouge à Servette: pour Thierry Cotting c’est renversant‚ tdg.ch, 6 November 2015
  13. ^ FC Sion II: Sébastien Fournier remplace Bruno Pascale‚ lenouvelliste.ch, 11 April 2016
  14. ^ Sébastien Fournier de retour aux commandes du FC Sion‚ canal9.ch, 25 April 2017