Severino Minelli

Severino Minelli (6 September 1909 – 23 September 1994) was a Swiss footballer who played as a defender. He participated in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He played a total of 80 matches for Switzerland.

Severino Minelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-09-06)6 September 1909
Place of birth Küsnacht, Switzerland
Date of death 23 September 1994(1994-09-23) (aged 85)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1930 Servette FC
1930–1943 Grasshopper-Club Zurich
1943–1946 FC Zürich
National team
1930–1943[1] Switzerland 80 (0)
Teams managed
1943–1946 FC Zürich
1949–1950 Switzerland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played as a sweeper in the revolutionary formation developed by the Austrian coach Karl Rappan in Grasshopper-Club Zurich as well as in Switzerland national football team, the "verrou" ("the bolt").[2]

He coached FC Zürich[3] and Switzerland.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Severino Minelli - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ Alex., Couto Lago (2017). Catenaccio: el arte de defender. Madrid: T&B. ISBN 9788494666292. OCLC 1011609829.
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/players/trainers-zwit-clubs.html
  4. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zwit-intres.html