Steve von Bergen
Von Bergen with Hertha Berlin in 2009
|Full name||Steve von Bergen|
|Date of birth||10 June 1983|
|Place of birth||Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Young Boys|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Steve von Bergen (born 10 June 1983) is a Swiss footballer who plays as defender for Young Boys. He played for FC Zürich for two full seasons, winning the Swiss Super League in both campaigns and then moved to Hertha BSC, playing there for three years. He managed to establish himself as a regular on the Switzerland national football team.
Von Bergen began in the youth division of FC Hauterive, before joining Neuchâtel Xamax in 2000. In summer 2005, Lucien Favre, then coach at FC Zürich, scouted the defender and brought him to the club. In his first season in Zürich, von Bergen earned 36 caps and contributed to the clubs first championship since 1981. The following season, FC Zürich defended their title.
When Lucien Favre transferred to Hertha BSC in summer 2007, he brought von Bergen with him to the Bundesliga. Von Bergen made his debut in the German top division on the second match day against Arminia Bielefeld. During his first season in the German capital, Hertha finished tenth, but qualified for the UEFA Cup via fair-play rating. In the 2009–10, after the departure of Josip Simunic, von Bergen managed to establish himself as a regular in Hertha's starting formation.
After two years, in June 2012 he moved to Genoa on a free transfer. His stay lasted only two months, as in August he was sold to Palermo in an exchange deal for Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas (permanent) and Paraguayan striker Daniel Jara Martinez (on loan).
Von Bergen made his debut for the Swiss national team on 6 September 2006 against Costa Rica. He has been a constant member of the Swiss team, and was called to a preliminary squad for Euro 2008. Due to a broken hand, von Bergen was not able to take part in the tournament. Von Bergen is part of the Swiss national team at the 2010 World Cup. In the first match, where Switzerland shocked Spain 1–0, Philippe Senderos was substituted in the 36th minute after injuring his ankle seriously in an accidental collision with a teammate, and von Bergen replaced him. It was his first appearance in a major tournament (Euro/World Cup).
|Switzerland national team|
Last updated: 22 August 2012
Source: Steve von Bergen at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Steve von Bergen". transfermarkt.com. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "VON BERGEN È ROSANERO TZORVAS E JARA MARTINEZ AL GENOA" [VON BERGEN IS ROSANERO; TZORVAS AND JARA MARTINEZ TO GENOA] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "VON BERGEN CEDUTO ALLO YOUNG BOYS" [VON BERGEN MOVED TO YOUNG BOYS] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Swiss shock kings of Europe". FIFA.com. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
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