Fabio Daprelà

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Fabio Daprelà
Daprelà at West Ham, October 2009.
Personal information
Full name Fabio Daprelà
Date of birth (1991-02-19) 19 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Zurich, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2003 YF Juventus
2003–2007 Grasshopper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Grasshopper 28 (0)
2009–2010 West Ham United 7 (0)
2010–2013 Brescia 78 (5)
2013–2015 Palermo 52 (0)
2016 Carpi 7 (0)
2016–2017 Chievo Verona 0 (0)
2016–2017 Bari (loan) 27 (2)
2017- Lugano 6 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Switzerland U17 15 (6)
2008–2010 Switzerland U19 12 (2)
2010–2011 Switzerland U21 18 (0)
2012 Switzerland Olympic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:45, 01 November 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:08, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Fabio Daprelà (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfabjo dapreˈla]; born 19 February 1991 in Zurich) is a Swiss footballer who currently plays as a defender for Lugano in Swiss Super League. He is a former Switzerland U21 international.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Daprelà was eight when he was spotted by SC Young Fellows Juventus and signed for them. After three years at SC Young Fellows Juventus, Daprelà joined Grasshoppers at the age of 12. Aged 16, Daprelà was promoted to first team squad and made his Grasshoppers debut on 2 February 2008, playing 90 minutes in place of the suspended Yassin Mikari. In the Swiss Cup, Daprelà scored his first goal for Grasshopper in a 2–2 draw against FC Chiasso on 26 October 2008.

West Ham United[edit]

In July 2009, Daprelà signed for West Ham United from Grasshoppers for a nominal fee joining fellow Swiss international, Valon Behrami who had been signed from Lazio in the summer of 2008. Daprelà signed a five-year deal after moving from the Zurich club and arrived as cover for first choice Hérita Ilunga.[1][2][3] Replacing the injured[4] Ilunga, Daprelà made his first-team debut for West Ham on 3 January 2010 in their 2–1 home defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup third round.[5] The highly rated Switzerland Under-19 left-back had worn the armband for Alex Dyer's reserves team. On 13 March 2010 Daprelà made his Premier League debut in a 4–1 away defeat to Chelsea. Daprelà made eight appearances in all competitions for West Ham United, leaving at the end of the 2009–10 season.[6] Following the sacking of manager Gianfranco Zola's, who signed him, West Ham United's new manager Avram Grant rarely used Daprelà in the first team.


On 30 August 2010 Daprelà joined Brescia for an undisclosed fee signing a five-year contract and joining up with Swiss teammate Gaetano Berardi.[7] On 26 September 2011, Daprelà made his debut for Brescia in a 2–1 loss against A.S. Bari. In his first season at Brescia, Daprelà made ten appearance (coming on as substitute five times) but his team played poorly and were relegated to Serie B after just one season in Serie A. Following Brescia's relegation Daprelà stayed, while some of the club's key players left. His first season at Brescia was mixed[vague] for Daprelà.

The next season at Brescia was key for Daprelà as he established himself in the first team at full back as the club placed 8th place.


On 29 July 2013 he moved to Palermo, signing a three-year contract (with an option for another year).[8] In the 2013–14 season, Daprelà was part of the Palermo side winning the Serie B title, thereby earning promotion back to the Serie A.


On 6 January 2016 Carpi have announced the signing of Daprela after he left Palermo by mutual consent. He is tied to the Biancorossi until 30 June 2016 and given the number 36 shirt.[9]

International career[edit]

A regular in the U-17's, Daprelà played every minute of Switzerland's campaign at the 2008 European Championships, starting each match at left back. After the tournament, he was promoted to the U-19's and played in every game at the 2009 European Championships despite not taking part in qualification.

Participated at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, finishing second in the competition, losing the final against Spain.

He was chosen by Pierluigi Tami for the London 2012 Olympics national squad.





Swiss Olympic team
Switzerland Under-21


  1. ^ "Zola swoops for Fab buy". The Sun. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Burton, Chris (31 July 2009). "Hammers land Daprela". Sky Sports. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "West Ham sign left-back Daprela". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Fabio Daprela". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ West Ham United 1–2 Arsenal FT Archived 9 February 2013 at Archive.is www.whufc.com
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics – Fabio Daprela". www.westhamstats.net. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brescia sign Hammers youngster – Yahoo! Eurosport". Uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "DAPRELA' E' ROSANERO". US Città di Palermo. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mercato: Daprelà è del Carpi". Carpi F.C. 1909. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 

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