Raphaël Wicky

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Raphaël Wicky
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Personal information
Date of birth (1977-04-26) 26 April 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Leuggern, Switzerland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1990 Steg
1990–1993 Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Sion 130 (3)
1997–2000 Werder Bremen 92 (1)
2001 Atlético Madrid 11 (0)
2001–2007 Hamburger SV 126 (4)
2007 Sion 5 (0)
2008 Chivas USA 5 (0)
Total 369 (8)
National team
1996–2008 Switzerland 75 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raphaël Wicky (born 26 April 1977 in Leuggern) is a retired Swiss footballer, who last played for Chivas USA in Major League Soccer. He was a defensive midfielder who could also play in defense and was known for his combative style.[1]

Career[edit]

Wicky started his career with FC Sion, and went on to represent Werder Bremen, Atlético Madrid, and Hamburger SV, returning to Sion in July 2007, after losing first-choice status with Hamburg.

He signed on a free transfer with Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer side Chivas USA in February 2008.[2] Wicky made his debut as a substitute in Chivas' season opener against FC Dallas on 30 March 2008. His season was cut short due to ankle injury, however, as Wicky made just five appearances in his first MLS season. He underwent surgery to repair the injury in July 2008 and was placed on the team's season-ending injury list on 15 September.

On 26 January 2009, Chivas USA announced that they had re-signed Wicky to a one-year deal.[3] Five weeks later, on 3 March 2009, Wicky announced his retirement from professional football, citing "personal reasons."[4]

International[edit]

Internationally, Wicky was part of the Swiss national teams at Euro 96 and Euro 2004 as well as at the 2006 World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Werder Bremen
Hamburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raphael Wicky". BBC. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chivas signs Wicky". mlsnet.com. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Wicky Re-Signs With Chivas For '09". MLS Daily. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Chivas USA's Wicky Announces Retirement". MLS Daily. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009. [dead link]

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