Jeff Strasser

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Jeff Strasser
Personal information
Full name Jeff Strasser
Date of birth (1974-10-05) 5 October 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Fola Esch (manager)
Youth career
Mondorf-les-Bains
1992–1993 Union Luxembourg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Metz 67 (1)
1999–2002 Kaiserslautern 81 (7)
2002–2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach 114 (3)
2006–2007 Strasbourg 26 (1)
2007–2009 Metz 39 (0)
2009 Fola Esch 2 (1)
2009–2010 Grasshopper 6 (0)
2010 Fola Esch 1 (0)
Total 335 (13)
National team
1993–2010 Luxembourg 98 (7)
Teams managed
2010 Fola Esch (youth)
2010– Fola Esch
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Jeff Strasser (born 5 October 1974 in Mondorf-les-Bains) is a retired Luxembourgian footballer, who currently manages CS Fola Esch.

Club career[edit]

As one of the rare successful professional footballers from Luxembourg, Strasser has made a fairly successful career in French and German first divisions. After playing for French side FC Metz in Ligue 1 between 1993 and 1999, he moved to German Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern and spent three seasons with the club before leaving it for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2002. With the two German clubs, he spent seven seasons in Bundesliga and was a regular in each of the seven seasons, making a total of 194 appearances and scoring 10 goals in the league.

In August 2006, he moved to French Ligue 2 side RC Strasbourg.[1] On 31 July 2007, he signed a two-year contract with FC Metz and was released after his contract ended on 30 June 2009,[2] On 17 July 2009, he returned to Luxembourg on 17 July 2009, signing a two-year contract with CS Fola Esch.[3] However, the move only lasted 17 days before Strasser moved to Grasshopper, signing a one-year contract on 15 August 2009.

International career[edit]

Strasser made his debut for Luxembourg in an October 1993 World Cup qualification match against Greece.[4] As of December 2008, he had earned a record 88 caps, scoring six goals.[5] He played in 29 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[6] He has been Luxembourg's all-time record cap-holder, since taking over from Carlo Weis in November 2008.

Managerial career[edit]

On 17 May 2010, he was appointed as youth manager of CS Fola Esch.[7] On 4 December 2010, he was promoted to the Fola Esch senior team, along with Cyril Serredszum.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 October 2000 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg  Slovenia 1–2 Loss 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 17 April 2002 Stade Alphonse Theis, Hesperange, Luxembourg  Liechtenstein 3–3 Draw Friendly
3. 30 April 2003 Stadium Puskás Ferenc, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 5–1 Loss Friendly
4. 19 August 2003 Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  Malta 1–1 Draw Friendly
5. 18 August 2004 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 3–1 Loss 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 10 September 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–2 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 3 March 2010 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg  Azerbaijan 1–2 Loss Friendly
Correct as of 3 March 2010

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dan Dethier
Luxembourgian Sportsman of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Kim Kirchen
Preceded by
Kim Kirchen
Luxembourgian Sportsman of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
David Fiegen