Mario Eggimann

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Mario Eggimann
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Personal information
Full name Mario Eggimann
Date of birth (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Brugg, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
1. FC Union Berlin
Number 15
Youth career
1988–1989 FC Küttigen
1989–1998 FC Aarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Aarau 41 (1)
2002–2008 Karlsruher SC 176 (18)
2008–2013 Hannover 96 93 (2)
2013– 1. FC Union Berlin 14 (1)
National team
2007– Switzerland 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2010

Mario Eggimann (born 24 January 1981 in Brugg, Switzerland) is a Swiss football defender currently playing for 1. FC Union Berlin.[1] He also plays for the Swiss National team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Eggimann began his career with local side FC Küttigen before moving to bigger local rivals FC Aarau where he began his professional career making his professional debut in 1998. He played at Stadion Brugglifeld for FC Aarau until 2002 when he headed to Germany to play in the Bundesliga for Karlsruher SC.[3] In the 2006–07 season Eggimann was made captain as Karlsruher SC were champions of the 2. Bundesliga.[citation needed]

In March 2008, Eggimann exercised a clause in his contract by moving to Hannover 96 for 1.4 million Euros. He has signed a contract until June 2013.[4]

International career[edit]

Eggimann was captain of the Swiss U21 national team.[citation needed] On 7 September 2007, he played first for the Swiss national football team coming on as a half-time substitute for Johan Djourou in a 2–1 victory against Chile in Vienna. The match was part of a tournament in Austria, comprising Japan and Austria as well as Chile and Switzerland.[5]

Eggimann was selected by then-coach Köbi Kuhn prior to Euro 2008 but did not make the final squad. He has been selected by Ottmar Hitzfeld for the World Cup 2010.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On 20 February 2008, Eggimann became a father for the first time to a baby girl.[7]


  1. ^ "Mario Eggimann" (in German). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Mario EggimannFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Eggimann, Mario" (in German). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Eggimann vom KSC zu 96" (in German). 10 March 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Schweizer siegen knapp gegen Chile" (in German). 7 September 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Switzerland". FIFA. Retrieved 11 June 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Eggimann wird Vater" (in German). 20 February 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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