Erni Maissen

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Erni Maissen
Personal information
Full name Ernst Maissen
Date of birth (1958-01-01) 1 January 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1982 Basel 117 (42)
1982–1983 Zürich 24 (4)
1983–1987 Basel 104 (36)
1987–1989 Young Boys 40 (5)
1989–1991 Basel 20 (16)
Total 305 (103)
National team
1980–1988 Switzerland 29 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2007

Ernst "Erni" Maissen (born 1 January 1958 in Basel) is a Swiss former footballer who played as a midfielder or striker during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. He is best known for his three spells at FC Basel.


Maissen started his career at local club FC Basel in 1975. He spent seven years there, and was part of the title winning sides of 1977 and 1980, before joining rivals FC Zürich in 1982. He had an unsuccessful time at Zürich, though, and returned to Basel a season later. When Basel were relegated to the Nationalliga B in 1987 he left to join BSC Young Boys. After two seasons at Young Boys he returned to Basel where he finished his career in 1991.

He made his international debut in Switzerland's 2-0 win over Czechoslovakia in Basel on the 26 March 1980. After 29 caps his last game for Switzerland was in a 1-0 defeat to West Germany in Kaiserslautern on the 27 April 1988.



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