Alfred Bickel

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Alfred Bickel
Personal information
Date of birth (1918-05-12)12 May 1918
Place of birth Eppstein, German Empire
Date of death 18 August 1999(1999-08-18) (aged 81)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1956 Grasshopper Club Zürich 405 (202)
National team
1936–1954 Switzerland 71 (15)
Teams managed
1958–1960 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1963–1964 Grasshopper Club Zürich
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfred Bickel, also referred to as Fredy Bickel (12 May 1918 in Eppstein, Germany — 18 August 1999) was a Swiss football player and coach. He played as a forward for local club Grasshopper Club Zürich and the Switzerland national team, participating with the latter in the World Cup finals of 1938 and 1950.

He played 405 matches and scored 202 goals in the Swiss first division from 1935 to 1956,[1] a period during which he won 7 league titles and 9 cup titles with Grasshopper.

He was a member of the Swiss national team from 1936 to 1954, earning 71 caps and scoring 15 goals,[2] including one in their first-round victory over Nazi Germany in the 1938 World Cup.

Bickel is one of only two footballers ever to participate in World Cups before and after World War II, the other being Sweden's Erik Nilsson.[3]

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Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Josef Stalder
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1953
Succeeded by
Switzerland Ida Bieri-Schöpfer