Patrick Foletti

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Patrick Foletti
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Personal information
Date of birth (1974-05-27) 27 May 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Mendrisio, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Switzerland (goalkeeper coach)
Youth career
AC Coldrerio
Mendrisio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Mendrisio
1994–1997 Grasshoppers 11 (0)
1997–1999 FC Schaffhausen
1999–2002 FC Luzern 76 (0)
2002 Derby County (loan) 2 (0)
2002–2007 SC Kriens 70 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008 FC Luzern (goalkeeper coach)
2008–2011 Grasshoppers (goalkeeper coach)
2011– Switzerland (goalkeeper coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Patrick Foletti (born 27 May 1974) is a former Swiss goalkeeper who currently works as a goalkeeper coach for the Switzerland national football team.

Club career

Foletti started his professional career in his hometown at Mendrisio before moving to Grasshoppers, where he was mainly a substitute. During his tenure, he started 3 UEFA Champions League matches in 1995.[1][2][3]

He moved to FC Schaffhausen in 1997 and later to FC Luzern in 1999, where he was a starter. In 2002, after a shortage of goalkeepers at Derby County, he was brought in on loan and appeared twice, first coming off the bench for the injured Andy Oakes in a 3–0 win vs Leicester City[4] and playing the whole match in a 3–4 loss against Everton exactly one month later.[5]

Foletti moved back to Switzerland in the following season, joining SC Kriens where he played until his retirement in 2007.

Coaching career

Foletti worked as a goalkeeper coach after his playing career was over. His first club was FC Luzern in 2007, then moving Grasshoppers the next year. He stayed in the club until 2011, when he was assigned the goalkeeping coach duty at Switzerland national team working both with senior and youth sides.[6]

References

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=1995/matches/round=70/match=52151/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  2. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=1995/matches/round=70/match=52152/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  3. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=1995/matches/round=70/match=52155/postmatch/lineups/index.html
  4. ^ "Rams pile on Foxes misery". BBC. 23 February 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Everton hold off Derby". BBC. 23 March 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.foletti-goalieschule.ch/dynasite.cfm?dsmid=112145

External links

  • Foletti Goalieschule (personal page)
  • Profile by FC Luzern fan site JustCantBeatThat.com[permanent dead link]
  • Patrick Foletti at Soccerbase


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