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Stéphane Chapuisat (born 28 June 1969) is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker.

Stéphane Chapuisat
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Chapuisat in 2014
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Chapuisat
Date of birth (1969-06-28) 28 June 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Lausanne, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1978–1980 Red Star Zürich
1980–1985 Lausanne
1985–1986 Malley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Malley 32 (16)
1987–1990 Lausanne 104 (36)
1991 Bayer Uerdingen 10 (4)
1991–1999 Borussia Dortmund 218 (102)
1999–2002 Grasshoppers 61 (39)
2002–2005 Young Boys 100 (53)
2005–2006 Lausanne 32 (16)
Total 547 (262)
National team
1989–2004 Switzerland 103 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

A prolific goalscorer for both club and country (for which he appeared more than 100 times), he spent most of his career with Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

Chapuisat represented Switzerland at the 1994 World Cup and two European Championships. He is now Sporting Director at Young Boys Berne

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Club careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

Chapuisat then 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; he was also voted Swiss Footballer of the Year four times (1992, 1993, 1994 and 2001).[3]

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.[4]

International careerEdit

Chapuisat scored 21 goals in 103 caps for Switzerland, and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996 and Euro 2004.[5]

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.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Chapuisat's father, Pierre-Albert, was also a professional footballer. A defender, he too represented Lausanne and the national team, going on to have a lengthy career as a manager.[7]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 November 1990 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 0–2 0–4 Euro 1992 qualifying
2. 11 September 1991 Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland   Scotland 1–0 2–2
3. 9 December 1991 Allmend, Lucerne, Switzerland   Sweden 1–0 3–1 Friendly
4. 16 August 1992 Kadrioru, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 0–1 0–6 1994 World Cup qualification
5. 0–5
6. 14 October 1992 Sant'Elia, Cagliari, Italy   Italy 0–2 2–2
7. 18 November 1992 Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland   Malta 3–0 3–0
8. 31 March 1993 Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland   Portugal 1–0 1–1
9. 17 November 1993 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland   Estonia 4–0 4–0
10. 20 April 1994 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland   Czech Republic 1–0 3–0 Friendly
11. 3–0
12. 22 June 1994 Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, United States   Romania 1–2 1–4 1994 FIFA World Cup
13. 20 August 1997 Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary   Hungary 1–1 1–1 1998 World Cup qualification
14. 11 October 1997 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland   Azerbaijan 4–0 5–0
15. 14 October 1998 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland   Denmark 1–0 1–1 Euro 2000 qualifying
16. 31 March 1999 Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland   Wales 1–0 2–0
17. 2–0
18. 29 March 2000 Cornaredo, Lugano, Switzerland   Norway 1–1 2–2 Friendly
19. 24 March 2001 Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade, Yugoslavia   Yugoslavia 1–1 1–1 2002 World Cup qualification
20. 28 March 2001 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland   Luxembourg 4–0 5–0
21. 8 September 2002 St. Jakob, Basel, Switzerland   Georgia 4–1 4–1 Euro 2004 qualifying

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Josip Drmic kann sich als erster Schweizer Torschützenkönig in der Bundesliga unsterblich machen" [Josip Drmic can immortalize himself as first Swiss top scorer in the Bundesliga] (in German). Watson. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Stéphane Chapuisat: "BVB kann für viel Furore sorgen"" [Stéphane Chapuisat: "BVB can cause quite the upset"] (in German). Bundesliga. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Chapuisat: Mon père, ce héros" [Chapuisat: My father, that hero] (in French). FIFA. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Golden players take center stage". UEFA. 29 November 2003. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Stephane Chapuisat – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  6. ^ "World Cup 1994". RSSSF. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Chapuisat, all in the family". FIFA. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2011.

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