René Hüssy

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René Hüssy
René Hüssy, Köbi Kuhn and Daniel Jeandupeux (1974).jpg
René Hussy, Köbi Kuhn and Daniel Jeandupeux (1974).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-10-19)19 October 1928
Place of birth Zürich, Switzerland
Date of death 11 March 2007(2007-03-11) (aged 78)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–1947 Grasshopper Club Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1949 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1949–1951 FC Lausanne-Sport
1951–1961 Grasshopper Club Zürich
Teams managed
1963–1970 FC Winterthur
1970 Switzerland
1970–1973 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1973–1976 Switzerland
1976-1977 FC Luzern
1977-1978 BSC Young Boys
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

René Hüssy (born 29 August 1928 in Zürich, died 11 March 2007[1]) was a Swiss football player and manager who played for Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Lausanne-Sport and managed the Switzerland national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Hüssy began his professional playing career with Grasshopper Club Zürich in 1947 and won three Swiss titles and three Swiss cups during his time with Grasshoppers and Lausanne Sports.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Hüssy was the manager of FC Winterthur for eight years and Grasshopper Club Zürich for three years.[1] He also coached the Switzerland national football team in 1970 and again from 1973 to 1976,[2] FC Luzern and BSC Young Boys.[3]


FIFA president Sepp Blatter presented Hüssy with the FIFA Order of Merit in recognition of his life’s work on 28 May 2002.[1]