Marc Hottiger

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Marc Hottiger
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Personal information
Full name Marc Hottiger
Date of birth (1967-11-07) 7 November 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Lausanne, Switzerland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Lausanne Sports 123 (5)
1992–1994 FC Sion 67 (13)
1994–1996 Newcastle United 39 (1)
1996–1997 Everton 17 (1)
1997–1999 Lausanne Sports 45 (1)
1999–2002 FC Sion 82 (1)
Total 373 (22)
National team
1989–1996 Switzerland 63 (5)
* 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.[1] He was their first choice right-back in the 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,[3] but had difficulty obtaining a work permit,[4] which was finally granted on 9 March 1996 when his long wait to become an Everton player ended.[5] However, he only made limited appearances for Everton,[6] scoring once against Bolton Wanderers,[7] 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.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Matches Goals Achievements
1988/89 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 20 3
1989/90 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 35 1
1990/91 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 33 1
1991/92 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 35 0
1992/93 FC Sion  Switzerland 32 7
1993/94 FC Sion  Switzerland 35 6
1994/95 Newcastle United F.C.  England 38 1
1995/96 Newcastle United F.C.  England 1 0
Everton F.C.  England 9 1
1996/97 Everton F.C.  England 8 0
1997/98 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 29 0 Swiss Cup
1998/99 Lausanne Sports  Switzerland 16 1 Swiss Cup
1999/00 FC Sion  Switzerland 14 0 Swiss Cup
2000/01 FC Sion  Switzerland 33 1
2001/02 FC Sion  Switzerland 35 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Marc Hottiger". toon1892. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Marc Hottiger - Newcastle United FC International Footballer". Football-Heroes.net. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Marc's hot for Everton. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ Ian Hunter (1996-04-10). "Law: How to play by the rules - UK - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Marc Hottiger | Football Stats | No Club | Age 44". Soccer Base. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Everton". Evertonresults.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  7. ^ "Bolton going down without a fight". The Independent. 8 April 1996. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Alan Nixon (1997-06-13). "Doubts over the future of Kinnear - Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 

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