Marc Hottiger

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Marc Hottiger
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Personal information
Full name Marc Hottiger
Date of birth (1967-11-07) 7 November 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Lausanne, Switzerland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Lausanne Sports 123 (5)
1992–1994 FC Sion 67 (13)
1994–1996 Newcastle United 39 (1)
1996–1997 Everton 17 (1)
1997–1999 Lausanne Sports 45 (1)
1999–2002 FC Sion 82 (1)
Total 373 (22)
National team
1989–1996 Switzerland 63 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marc Hottiger (born 7 November 1967) is a retired Swiss football defender.

He was capped 63 times and scored 5 goals for the Swiss national team between 1989 and 1996. He was in the Swiss squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, playing all four games, as well as the 1996 UEFA European Championship.

Career

Hottiger was born in Lausanne. After starting his club career in his native Switzerland, he headed for England on 1 August 1994 to sign for Premier League side Newcastle United in a £525,000 deal.[1] He was their first choice right-back in the 1994-95 season, during which he memorably scored a 25-yard goal in a victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup third round. However, manager Kevin Keegan signed right-back Warren Barton from Wimbledon the following summer and Hottiger lost his place in the first team for the 1995-96 season.[2]

On 19 January 1996, he agreed terms with Everton for a £700,000 transfer,[3] but had difficulty obtaining a work permit,[4] which was finally granted on 9 March 1996 when his long wait to become an Everton player ended.[5] However, he only made limited appearances for Everton,[6] scoring once against Bolton Wanderers,[7] and left in June 1997 to sign for his hometown club Lausanne in a £25,000 deal. He then moved back to FC Sion in 1999 and remained there until the end of his playing career in 2002.[8]

Career statistics

[9]

Club Season
Division Apps Goals Achievements
Lausanne Sports 1988–89 Nationalliga A 20 3
1989–90 35 1
1990–91 33 1
1991–92 35 0
FC Sion 1992–93 Nationalliga A 32 7
1993–94 35 6
Newcastle United 1994–95 Premier League 38 1
1995–96 1 0
Everton 1995–96 Premier League 9 1
1996–97 8 0
Lausanne Sports 1997–98 Nationalliga A 29 0 Swiss Cup
1998–99 16 1 Swiss Cup
FC Sion 1999–00 Nationalliga A 14 0
2000–01 3 1
2001–02 35 0

References

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Marc Hottiger". toon1892. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Marc Hottiger - Newcastle United FC International Footballer". Football-Heroes.net. Retrieved 15 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Marc's hot for Everton. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ Ian Hunter (10 April 1996). "Law: How to play by the rules - UK - News". The Independent. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Marc Hottiger | Football Stats | No Club | Age 44". Soccer Base. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Everton". Evertonresults.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Bolton going down without a fight". The Independent. 8 April 1996. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ Alan Nixon (13 June 1997). "Doubts over the future of Kinnear - Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Marc Hottiger » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 30 November 2017.

External links

  • Marc Hottiger at National-Football-Teams.com
  • fifa.com profile


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