Stéphane Chapuisat

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Stéphane Chapuisat
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Chapuisat in 2014
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Chapuisat
Date of birth (1969-06-28) 28 June 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Lausanne, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1978–1980 Red Star Zürich
1980–1985 Lausanne
1985–1986 Malley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Malley 32 (16)
1987–1990 Lausanne 104 (36)
1991 Bayer Uerdingen 10 (4)
1991–1999 Borussia Dortmund 218 (102)
1999–2002 Grasshoppers 61 (39)
2002–2005 Young Boys 100 (53)
2005–2006 Lausanne 32 (16)
Total 547 (262)
National team
1989–2004[1] Switzerland 103 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stéphane Chapuisat (born 28 June 1969) is a Swiss retired footballer who played as a striker.

A prolific goalscorer for both club and country (for which he appeared more than 100 times), he played most of his career with Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

Chapuisat represented his country at the 1994 World Cup and two European Championships.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lausanne, Chapuisat started his professional career with hometown FC Lausanne-Sport, moving in January 1991 to Bundesliga's Bayer Uerdingen and switching to powerhouse Borussia Dortmund in that summer.

In his first season at Dortmund Chapuisat scored 20 league goals, two short of Torjäger Fritz Walter of eventual champions VfB Stuttgart. He stayed with Borussia until 1999, conquering back-to-back titles (although he played sparingly in 1995–96 due to injuries) and adding the following season's UEFA Champions League, where he netted three in ten games during the victorious campaign.

Chapuisat then transferred to Grasshopper Club Zürich, playing there for three years. In 2002 he moved to another Swiss first division club, BSC Young Boys, before rejoining Lausanne now in the second level, retiring at 37 with namely 106 goals in 228 Bundesliga games to his credit. He was also voted Swiss Footballer of the Year four times (1992, 1993, 1994 and 2001).

In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, Chapuisat was selected as the Golden Player of Switzerland by the Swiss Football Association as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years.[2]

International career[edit]

Chapuisat scored 21 goals in 103 caps for Switzerland and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996 and Euro 2004.

In the 1994 World Cup, appearing in four complete contests as the nation reached the round-of-16, he scored in a 4–1 win over Romania, on 22 June.[3]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
. 11 October 1997 Hardturm, Zurich, Switzerland  Azerbaijan 4–0 5–0 1998 WCQ


Borussia Dortmund


Chapuisat's father, Pierre-Albert, was also a professional footballer. A defender, he too represented Lausanne and the national team, going on to have a lengthy career as a manager.[4]


  1. ^ "Stephane Chapuisat - Century of International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ "Golden players take center stage". [dead link]
  3. ^ Stéphane ChapuisatFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Chapuisat, all in the family". 5 May 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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