Sébastien Fournier

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Sébastien Fournier
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Personal information
Date of birth (1971-06-27) 27 June 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Veysonnaz, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1996 FC Sion 190 (10)
1996–1997 VfB Stuttgart 11 (0)
1997–2003 Servette 120 (4)
National team
1994–2002 Switzerland 40 (3)
Teams managed
2012 FC Sion
2012–2013 Servette
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sébastien Fournier (born 27 June 1971) is a Swiss former football player who last managed Servette FC.[1]

He played for FC Sion, VfB Stuttgart[2] and Servette Geneva, where he spent most of his career.[3]

He played for Switzerland national football team and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and at the UEFA Euro 1996.[4]

In June 2012, one week after his graduation from the UEFA Pro Licence, it was announced that Fournier would join FC Sion as manager in summer 2012. This marks the return to his childhood club and is linked with high expectations, even though it is his first station as a professional manager. He won the selection over Michel Decastel, because the Club owner Christian Constantin wanted to have a young coach, after he was impressed with the achievements by Roberto Di Matteo, Pep Guardiola, André Villas-Boas and Murat Yakin.

He was sacked as manager of Sion on 4 September 2012 due to a bad relationship between him and the squad.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Servette feuert Sébastien Fournier" (in German). fussball.ch. 20 Aufust 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sebastién Fournier" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Sébastien Fournier at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ Sébastien FournierFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Sébastien Fournier démissionne, Michel Decastel le remplace au FC Sion" (in French). RTS Sport. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.