Dario Zuffi

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Dario Zuffi
Personal information
Full name Dario Zuffi
Date of birth (1964-12-07) 7 December 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Winterthur, Switzerland
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Winterthur - U-21 Trainer
Youth career
–1983 FC Töss
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 FC Winterthur 56 (18)
1985–1991 BSC Young Boys 186 (81)
1991–1993 FC Lugano 65 (23)
1993–1998 FC Basel 149 (37)
1998–2000 FC Winterthur 24 (6)
Total 480 (165)
National team
1986–1997 Switzerland 19 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dario Zuffi (born 7 December 1964 in Winterthur) is a Swiss football coach and former international player, who is currently a coach for FC Winterthur's U-21 team.

Playing career[edit]

Dario Zuffi first became famous when he played on BSC Young Boys. From an early point in his career with BSC Young Boys, Zuffi showed tremendous skill and helped the team to win the Swiss Football Championship, personally scoring 15 goals that season. As a result of this performance, Zuffi received the 'Rookie of the Year' award during the 1985–86 season. In the 1988–89 season, Dario Zuffi was second on the Top Scorers list with 19 goals, tied with Kubilay Türkyılmaz. In the 1990–91 season, Zuffi topped the Top Scorers list with a grand total of 17 goals.

Zuffi was then traded to FC Lugano in the 1992–93 season. In 1993, Zuffi contributed to the team going to and winning the Swiss Cup.

The following season, Zuffi moved to the town of Oberwil and joined FC Basel. At that time, FC Basel was in the second tier of the Swiss Football League. Zuffi was elected captain of the squad and scored 11 goals during the season, contributing to FC Basel's promotion to the Swiss Super League. He remained with FC Basel until 1998.

In 1998, Zuffi returned to FC Winterthur, the club where he launched his professional career. He played there for two years, until 2000, and then retired from professional soccer.

In addition to his club career, Zuffi also scored 19 caps for the Switzerland national football team.

Managerial career[edit]

Dario Zuffi works for FC Winterthur as their U-21 trainer.

Personal life[edit]

Zuffi has three sons, Sandro, Luca, and Nico. Luca Zuffi plays for FC Basel and Sandro plays for SC Young Fellows Juventus in Zürich.

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