Willy Huber

Wilhelm Huber, best known as Willy Huber (17 December 1913 – August 1998[2]) was a Swiss football goalkeeper who played for Switzerland in the FIFA World Cup in 1934 and 1938.[3][4] He also played for Grasshopper Club Zürich. He was Switzerland's Goalkeeper of the Year in 1937, 1942 and 1943.[5]

Willy Huber
Personal information
Full name Wilhelm Huber[1]
Date of birth (1913-12-17)17 December 1913
Place of birth Zurich, Switzerland
Date of death August 1998 (aged 84)[2]
Place of death Küsnacht, Switzerland
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1943 Grasshopper Club Zürich
National team
1933–1942 Switzerland 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Huber played for FC La Sarraz and for FC Blue Stars Zürich before he played for Grasshopper Club Zürich, with whom he won the Swiss championship in 1936-37, 1938–39, 1941–42 and 1942–43 and the Swiss Cup in 1933-34, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1942–43, thus winning the double in 1936-37, 1941–42 and 1942-43. Only Severino Minelli and Alfred Bickel, with eight victories each, have won the cup more often than his seven cup victories, and otherwise only Hermann Springer has equalled this total.[6]

He ended his career at FC Zürich.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EU-Football.info => PLAYER: Wilhelm Huber". Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Früherer Schweizer Nati-Goalie Willy Huber gestorben" (in German). Thuner Tagblatt. 20 August 1998. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  3. ^ Seleção Suíça na Copa do Mundo FIFA de 1934
  4. ^ Seleção Suíça na Copa do Mundo FIFA de 1938
  5. ^ "Switzerland - Goalkeeper of the Year". rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Die siegreichsten Spieler". Schweizer Cup - Geschichte. Schweizerische Fussball Verband. Retrieved 12 September 2011.

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