Umberto Barberis

Umberto Barberis or simply Berto (born 5 June 1952 in Sion, Switzerland) is a former Swiss-Italian footballer, last managing Dubai Club.

Personal information
Full name Umberto Barberis
Date of birth (1952-06-05) 5 June 1952 (age 70)
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
1968–1970 FC Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 FC Sion 106 (18)
1975–1976 Grasshopper Club Zürich 25 (8)
1976–1980 Servette FC 125 (50)
1980–1983 AS Monaco FC 103 (29)
1983–1986 Servette FC 58 (27)
National team
1976–1985 Switzerland[1] 54 (7)
Teams managed
1987–1993 Lausanne Sports
1993–1994 FC Sion
1995–1996 Servette FC
2001–2002 Lausanne Sports
2004–2007 FC Baulmes
2007 Lausanne Sports[2]
2008–2009 Sion
2009 KAC Kenitra
2011 Dubai Club (caretaker)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Barberis started his career in Switzerland, playing for FC Sion in his native town, and then for Grasshopper Zurich and Servette FC, winning the Swiss Super League and the Schweizer Cup in 1979. He left his country to play for Division 1 side AS Monaco FC where he was elected foreign player of the year by France Football magazine in 1981 and 1982, along with Andrzej Szarmach.[3] In 1982, he also won the Division 1 title with AS Monaco FC.


He was capped 54 times and scored 7 goals.

Personal HonoursEdit


Coaching careerEdit

Barberis coached various Swiss sides such as Lausanne Sports, FC Sion, Servette FC. He formerly coaches Lausanne Sports and joined on 24 December 2008 to Sion as Head Coach from the U-17. On 14 April 2009 FC Sion officials have sacked joint coaches him and Christian Zermatten, a replacement has not been announced yet.[4]

Out of the pitchEdit

Umberto is the father of footballer Sébastien Barberis.


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