Christian Constantin

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Christian Constantin (born 7 January 1957) is a Swiss architect.[1] He is the owner and president of Swiss football club FC Sion.[2] He bought the club, which had previously neared bankruptcy and was relegated from the Swiss Super League, in 2003.[1]

During his ownership of FC Sion, Constantin has employed many head coaches and incurred a transfer ban from FIFA due to the signing of Essam El-Hadary.[1] This transfer ban then led to the club being expelled from the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League as players signed during the transfer embargo were used in competition.[3] Yet under his Presidency, the club also experienced considerable success, such as its Swiss Cup victories in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

Constantin was formerly a goalkeeper who played for Neuchâtel Xamax (1977–1979), FC Lugano (1979–1980), FC Monthey (1981–1982) and FC Martigny-Sports (1983–1984).[4]

On 12 October 2017, Constantin has been given a 14-month ban for striking former Switzerland coach Rolf Fringer. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McGuire, Annie (17 August 2011). "Sion president the embodiment of a controversial club". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Ambitious FC Sion President Divides Swiss Opinion". Inside Futbol. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
  3. ^ "Celtic get Europa League lifeline after Sion expelled". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  4. ^ Weltfussball
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41595351

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