Daniel Gygax

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Daniel Gygax
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Gygax meeting Swiss fans dueing Euro 2008
Personal information
Full name Daniel Gygax
Date of birth (1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Second striker
Club information
Current team
FC Aarau
Number 11
Youth career
FC Baden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 FC Zürich 5 (0)
2001 FC Winterthur 14 (1)
2001–2002 FC Aarau 21 (3)
2002–2005 FC Zürich 93 (16)
2005–2006 Lille 24 (4)
2007–2008 Metz 34 (5)
2008–2010 1. FC Nürnberg 30 (2)
2010–2014 FC Luzern 86 (17)
2014 FC Aarau 3 (1)
National team
2004–2008 Switzerland 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2014

Daniel Gygax (born 28 August 1981 in Zürich) is a Swiss football midfielder.[1] He currently plays for FC Luzern of the Swiss Super League and has earned 35 caps for the Swiss national team, playing at two European Championships and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Career[edit]

On 7 July 2008, Gygax moved to 1. FC Nürnberg in Germany. He left the team on 30 June 2010 to join FC Luzern. Gygax along with another signing Hakan Yakin has helped their team to a surprise lead in the Swiss Super League with half of the season gone. He scored seven goals during the season.

International career[edit]

Gygax made his debut for the Swiss national team on 31 March 2004, replacing Hakan Yakin after 60 minutes of a 1-0 friendly loss to Greece in Heraklion.[2] He scored his first goal on his fourth cap, the only goal in a friendly win over Liechtenstein on 6 June. At Euro 2004, he played in Switzerland's last two group games, and he also played the first two group games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. His last of 35 internationals was on 11 June 2008, as a late substitute in a group game against Turkey at Euro 2008 which the Swiss co-hosted.[3]

International goals[edit]

[3]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 2004 Hardturm, Zürich, Switzerland  Liechtenstein 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 9 February 2005 Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3. 7 September 2005 GSP Stadium, Strovolos, Cyprus  Cyprus 3–1 3–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 1 March 2006 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 2–0 3–1 Friendly
5. 31 May 2006 Stade de Genève, Lancy, Switzerland  Italy 1–1 1–1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gygax, Daniel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Greece v Switzerland". EU-football.info. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Daniel Gygax". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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