Martin Andermatt

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Martin Andermatt
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Martin Andermatt, right
Personal information
Full name Martin Andermatt
Date of birth (1961-11-21) 21 November 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Baar, Switzerland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Zug 94 (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1979 FC Zug
1979-1983 FC Wettingen
1983-1985 FC Basel 56 (11)
1985-1990 Grasshoppers 125 (19)
1990-1992 FC Wettingen
1992-1997 FC Emmenbrücke
National team
1983-1989 Switzerland
Teams managed
1995-1997 FC Emmenbrücke (Player-manager)
1997-1998 FC Winterthur
1998-1999 FC Baden
1999-2000 SSV Ulm 1846
2001-2002 Eintracht Frankfurt
2002-2003 FC Wil
2003-2005 FC Vaduz
2003-2006 Liechtenstein
2006-2008 BSC Young Boys
2009-2010 FC Aarau
2011-2012 AC Bellinzona
2013 AC Bellinzona
2014- Zug 94
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Andermatt (born 21 November 1961 in Baar, Switzerland) is a Swiss football manager who coaches AC Bellinzona.

Career[edit]

The trained teacher commenced his career as player with SC Zug, FC Baar, FC Emmenbrücke, and FC Wettingen. After this followed assignments as professional with Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Basel. In his time with Grasshoppers he won the Swiss Championship and Cup.

International career[edit]

He made regular appearances in the Swiss national football team.

Coaching career[edit]

His managerial career began with FC Emmenbrücke where he was player manager from 1995 to 1997. After this he spent a season with each, FC Winterthur and FC Baden.

In March 1999 he took on German second division side SSV Ulm 1846, then on 5th place and in the course of the season's last 11 matchdays led them to the third place, and thus the first ever promotion to the Bundesliga. After 24 matches there the club was closer to an UEFA Cup rank then to the relegation zone, but a crisis thereafter saw the SSV 1846 passed down again after just a single season. After bad results at the beginning of the new year in the second division Andermatt was let go already in September. This maneuver did not help the club at all and by the end of that season Ulm had gone all the way to the third division.

From June 2001 until his premature exit in March 2002 he was hired by German side Eintracht Frankfurt which was just relegated to the second division in the hope that he might lead the team to an immediate return to the Bundesliga. After the fulfillment of this aspiration became more and more unrealistic he was replaced halfway through the second half of the season.

After this he returned to Switzerland and took over the reins at first division side FC Wil where he was fired in 2003 after the brief and turbulent take-over by former European footballer of the year Igor Belanov.

The Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz, Liechtenstein (capacity of 6 127)

From 2003 to 2005 he coached FC Vaduz in Liechtenstein and alongside this the national side of the principality, where he could achieve some surprising results when drawing. 2-2 against Portugal, the losing finalists of the Euro 2004. Before this result, Liechtenstein had lost all of its previous 20 World Cup qualifiers. The team also caused a shock in the return match at the end of the group phase when Benjamin Fischer scored and Liechtenstein led at half time before eventually losing 2-1. Liechtenstein under andermatt also won 4-0 at Luxembourg. On the other hand, Liechtenstein are the only country ever to lose to San Marino with a 0-1 loss in a friendly match on 28 April 2004.

The club side led in the Swiss second division for a long stretch of the 2004/05 season. At the end of the season FC Vaduz had a minor crisis which saw the slipping and Andermatt was fired four rounds before the end of the season. Vaduz missed out on promotion in the play-off matches versus Neuchâtel Xamax.

Andermatt however retained his position with the national team until October 2006 when he took the manager job with BSC Young Boys in Berne. There he finished his first season 4th.

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