Mario Cantaluppi

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Mario Cantaluppi
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Personal information
Full name Mario Cantaluppi
Date of birth (1974-04-11) 11 April 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Schlieren, Switzerland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1982–1990 Grasshopper Club Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Grasshopper Club Zürich 49 (3)
1993–1996 FC Basel 89 (8)
1996–1998 Servette 46 (4)
1999–2004 FC Basel 145 (14)
2004–2006 1. FC Nürnberg 58 (0)
2006–2007 FC Luzern 47 (7)
2008–2009 Sint-Truidense 49 (5)
2010 SC Buochs 17 (1)
Total 500 (42)
National team
2001–2004 Switzerland 22 (4)
Teams managed
2010–2011 SC Buochs
2012–2013 SC Dornach
2014 Servette FC (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario "Lupo" Cantaluppi (born 11 April 1974 in Schlieren, Zurich) is a former footballer from Switzerland.[1]

Career

Club

Mario Cantaluppi started his professional career with Grasshopper-Club Zurich in 1990 and won the 1990–91 Nationaliga A in his debut season. In 1993, he dropped down a division to sign for FC Basel who were playing in the Nationaliga B at the time. In the Summer of 1996 he signed for FC Servette but rejoined Basel three years later. He joined German Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg in 2004 and played there for the next two seasons before returning to Switzerland to play for FC Luzern. In January 2008 he joined Belgium's K. Sint-Truidense V.V. and played there until summer 2009. In 2010, he was for about five months player-manager of SC Buochs.[2][3]

International

Cantaluppi is an experienced Swiss international, having played 24 times for his country. He played an important role in Switzerland's path to UEFA Euro 2004 but was left out of the final squad for the tournament after falling out with national coach Köbi Kuhn. Cantaluppi has never played for Switzerland since then.

References

  1. ^ "Cantaluppi, Mario" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zwei Trainer, zwei Freunde und zwei Models" (in German). blick.ch. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cantaluppi in Buochs entlassen" (in German). fussball.ch. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

External links

  • Mario Cantaluppi at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • Mario Cantaluppi at National-Football-Teams.com

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