Date of birth
7 November 1967
Place of birth
1.76 m (5 ft
9 in) 1⁄ 2
Lausanne Sports 123
FC Sion 67
Newcastle United 39
Lausanne Sports 45
FC Sion 82
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2007
Marc Hottiger (born 7 November 1967 in Lausanne) is a retired Swiss football defender.
He was capped 63 times and scored 5 goals for the
Swiss national team between 1989 and 1996. He was in the Swiss squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, playing all four games, as well as the 1996 UEFA European Championship.
After starting his club career in his native Switzerland, he headed for
England on 1 August 1994 to sign for Premier League side Newcastle United in a £525,000 deal. He was their first choice right-back in the [1 ] 1994-95 season, during which he memorably scored a 25-yard goal in a victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup third round. However, manager Kevin Keegan signed right-back Warren Barton from Wimbledon the following summer and Hottiger lost his place in the first team for the 1995-96 season. [2 ]
On 19 January 1996, he agreed terms with
Everton for a £700,000 transfer, but had difficulty obtaining a work permit, [3 ] which was finally granted on 9 March 1996 when his long wait to become an Everton player ended. [4 ] However, he only made limited appearances for Everton, [5 ] scoring once against Bolton Wanderers, [6 ] and left in June 1997 to sign for his hometown club Lausanne in a £25,000 deal. He then moved back to FC Sion in 1999 and remained there until the end of his playing career in 2002. [7 ] [8 ]
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