Benjamin Büchel

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Benjamin Büchel
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Ruggell, Liechtenstein[1]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 FC Ruggell 2 (0)
2008–2009 FC Widnau 31 (0)
2009–2012 USV Eschen/Mauren 74 (0)
2012–2015 Bournemouth 0 (0)
2013 Dorchester Town (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Poole Town (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 18 (0)
2014 Welling United (loan) 8 (0)
2015– Oxford United 23 (0)
2017 Barnet (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2008– Liechtenstein 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:38, 25 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:23, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Benjamin Büchel (born 4 July 1989) is a Liechtenstein international footballer who plays for English club Oxford United as a goalkeeper.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Born in Ruggell, Büchel spent his early career in Liechtenstein with FC Ruggell and USV Eschen/Mauren, as well as Swiss club FC Widnau.[1]

He signed a six-month contract with English club Bournemouth in August 2012.[4] In doing so he became the second player from Liechtenstein to play in England (after Franz Burgmeier, who played for Darlington in the 2008–09 season), and only the fourth Liechtensteiner to play outside the country.[5]

He signed a one-month loan deal with Dorchester Town in February 2013,[6] making three league appearances for the club.[2]

In December 2013 he joined Southern Football League side Poole Town on loan until 18 January 2014,[7] making 6 league appearances for them.[8]

In February 2014 he moved on loan to Havant & Waterlooville,[9] where he made 18 league appearances.[2]

In October 2014 he moved on loan to Welling United.[2]

He was released by Bournemouth at the end of the 2014–15 season,[10] and joined Oxford United in September 2015.[11] On 6 October 2015, he made his debut for Oxford United in a 2–0 win against close rivals Swindon Town in the Football League Trophy.[12] He shared first-choice goalkeeping duties with Sam Slocombe for the 2015–16 season, both keepers making 23 League appearances,[13] but the appointment of Simon Eastwood meant he failed to make any appearances in the first half of the following season and he was told he was free to leave during the January transfer window.[14]

Büchel joined Barnet on an emergency loan in March 2017.[15]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for Liechtenstein in 2008, as a substitute in a friendly against Slovakia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Benjamin Büchel". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Benjamin Büchel at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ Benjamin Büchel at Soccerbase
  4. ^ "Bournemouth sign Lorenzo Davids and Benjamin Buchel". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Alex Smith (31 August 2012). "Büchel signs six month contract". A.F.C. Bournemouth. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "International goalkeeper Benjamin Büchel signs on loan". Dorchester Town F.C. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Buchel joins Poole Town on loan". A.F.C. Bournemouth. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "2013/14 Fixtures And Results". Poole Town F.C. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Neil Perrett (13 February 2014). "AFC Bournemouth: Goalkeeper Buchel set for Havant & Waterlooville loan". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Ian Harte among seven leaving Cherries". BBC Sport. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Oxford United to Sign Benjamin Buchel". Oxford United F.C. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Oxford United beat Swindon in JPT Second Round: Report". Oxford United F.C. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Oxford United » Appearances League Two 2015/2016". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  14. ^ Pritchard, David (12 January 2017). "Benji Buchel free to leave if he wants, says Oxford United boss Michael Appleton". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Barnet sign Oxford's Benjamin Buchel and St Albans striker Sam Akinde". BBC Sport. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.