Scott Sutter

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Scott Sutter
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Personal information
Full name Scott Lee Sutter
Date of birth (1986-05-13) 13 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Enfield, London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Young Boys
Number 23
Youth career
1996–1998 Millwall
1998–2000 Barnet
2000–2002 Aston Villa
2002–2003 Charlton Athletic
2003–2004 Grasshopper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Grasshopper 59 (2)
2009– Young Boys 105 (2)
2012 Zürich (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Switzerland U21 2 (0)
2010– Switzerland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

Scott Lee Sutter (born 13 May 1986) is a Swiss-English footballer who plays as a right-back for Swiss Super League club BSC Young Boys and the Switzerland national team. Previously, he played for Grasshopper Zürich, Young Boys and has represented Switzerland at the under-21 level.

Early life[edit]

Sutter was born in Enfield, and grew up in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire where his family still live. Sutter is the son of an English mother of Polish descent[1] and a Swiss father. He attended Chancellor's School in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire and was a childhood fan of Tottenham Hotspur.[2]

Career[edit]

Grasshopper[edit]

Sutter moved to Switzerland in 2002 aged 16 to join Grasshopper Club Zürich. After one year in the U18s and U21s he was called up to the main squad. His first game came aged 18 against Neuchâtel Xamax. He established himself as a first team regular and played in over 80 games including UEFA Cup qualification and group stages in the last two years. At the start of the 2007–08 season Sutter sustained a serious injury to his right ankle and underwent an operation which was successful.[3]

Young Boys[edit]

In June 2009 Sutter moved to Young Boys from Grasshopper, signing a contract until June 2012. He scored his first goal for the Bern club on 29 October 2009, in a 7–1 away league victory over Bellinzona.[2] He made appearances for Young Boys in the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League, against Fenerbahçe and Tottenham Hotspur.[4][5]

In January 2012 Sutter was in talks with English club Blackburn Rovers with regards to a possible transfer.[6] On 14 February 2012 he joined Swiss club FC Zürich on loan till the end of the season.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grasshopper 2004–05 1 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06 27 0 0 0 7 0 34 0
2006–07 28 2 0 0 8 3 4 0 40 5
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 59 2 0 0 15 3 4 0 78 5
Young Boys 2009–10 28 1 4 0 2 0 34 1
2010–11 32 0 1 0 12 2 45 2
2011–12 13 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
Zürich (loan) 13 1 0 0 13 1
Young Boys 2012–13 25 0 3 0 10 0 38 0
2013–14 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 105 2 10 0 25 2 140 4
Career total 177 5 10 0 40 5 4 0 241 10

Statistics accurate as of match played 14 September 2013[3][8]

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Switzerland 2010 2 0
2011 0 0
Total 2 0
As of 24 November 2010[9]

International career[edit]

In the autumn of 2006 Sutter stated that he no longer wished to be considered for selection for the Swiss national side as he wanted to play for England; "It hit me when I was in a bar supporting England with all my mates, wearing my England shirt and I knew that the next week I was going to be playing for Switzerland. It just didn't feel right. I was English".[10] However, in August 2010 he was selected for the Swiss squad[11] and earned his first full cap as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Australia after replacing Stephan Lichtsteiner in the 46th minute on 3 September 2010.[12] "Switzerland has given me so much," Sutter said explaining the decision to play for the Swiss national team. "I went through so much with my injury and they gave me the opportunity to play. I would be stupid to turn it down because at one point I didn't think I would play football again. Switzerland is my home but it is also out of gratitude. It is my way of giving something back."[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the UEFA Intertoto Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Suter: Ein Spieler mit vielen Talenten Der Bund, 5 October 2009
  2. ^ a b "Meet Scott, the Spurs fan who could ruin Tottenham's Champions League dream". Hampstead and Highgate Express. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Scott Sutter Database". Football Database EU. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Mandeep Sanghera (17 August 2010). "Young Boys 3 - 2 Tottenham". BBC Sport (news.bbc.co.uk). Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Mandeep Sanghera (25 August 2010). "Tottenham 4 - 0 Young Boys (agg 6 - 3)". BBC Sport (news.bbc.co.uk). Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Young Boys (26 January 2012). "Scott Sutter reist nach Blackburn". Young Boys (Young Boys Website). Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  7. ^ FC Zürich (14 February 2012). "Scott Sutter leihweise von YB zum FC Zürich". FC Zürich (FC Zürich Website). Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scott Sutter: Vereinsspiele". Welfussball. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Scott Sutter". National Football Teams. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Young England Lion Sutter Blazing Trail Abroad Inside Futbol, 2 April 2009
  11. ^ "Swiss call up English-born Sutter". Associated Press. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Switzerland vs. Australia". Soccerway. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  13. ^ "SUTTER MYSTIFIED BY CONSTANT GOSSIP". Football365. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 

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