François Affolter

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François Affolter
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Personal information
Full name François Jacques Affolter
Date of birth (1991-03-13) 13 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Luzern
Number 16
Youth career
2000–2001 Etoile Biel
2001–2007 Biel-Bienne
2007–2008 Young Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Young Boys II 2 (0)
2008–2014 Young Boys 100 (2)
2012 Werder Bremen (loan) 13 (0)
2012 Werder Bremen II (loan) 5 (1)
2014– Luzern 84 (2)
2015 Luzern II 1 (0)
National team
2008 Switzerland U18 2 (0)
2009 Switzerland U19 3 (0)
2009–2012 Switzerland U21 17 (2)
2010– Switzerland 5 (0)
2012 Switzerland Olympic 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012

François Affolter (born 13 March 1991 in Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland) is a Swiss football defender currently playing for Luzern. He made his senior debut for Young Boys at the age of 17 years on 14 September 2008 in a 2–1 victory over AC Bellinzona, replacing Marc Schneider in the starting eleven due to suspension. Since that match, he has been a regular starter for the club in their three-man defence, alongside Saif Ghezal and Miguel Alfredo Portillo.[1]

Before he played with the first team, he was playing with the under 18 team. He won the under 18 championship the same year. Then, he joined the first team for friendly matches in the summer of 2008 and the new BSC Young Boys trainer Vladimir Petkovic gave him his chance. Since then he played every single matches with the first team. So far, he played ten Swiss Super League matches, two Swiss Cup matches and one UEFA Cup match and never lost a match in the Swiss Super League (seven victories and three draws).

He signed his first professional contract with BSC Young Boys in November 2008. After three seasons with Young Boys, he was loaned to German club Werder Bremen.[2]

After an unsuccessful half year at BSC Young Boys, he decided to transfer to Swiss side FC Luzern for an undisclosed fee. His contract expires in June 2018.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Young Boys II 2008–09 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 2 0
Young Boys 2008–09 22 0 3 0 1 0 26 0
2009–10 34 1 2 0 1 0 37 1
2010–11 33 0 4 0 12 0 49 0
2011–12 5 0 2 1 2 0 9 1
2012–13 4 0 4 0
2013–14 2 1 1 1 3 2
Total 100 2 12 2 16 0 128 4
Werder Bremen (loan) 2011–12 13 0 13 0
Total 13 0 13 0
Werder Bremen II (loan) 2012–13 5 1 5 1
Total 5 1 5 1
Luzern 2013–14 10 0 1 0 11 0
2014–15 31 1 3 0 2 0 36 1
2015–16 32 1 4 0 36 1
2016–17 11 0 3 0 14 0
Total 84 2 11 0 2 0 97 2
Luzern II 2014–15 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0
Career Total 205 5 23 2 18 0 246 7

Statistics accurate as of match played 11 December 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: François Affolter Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Werder verstärkt sich mit Affolter" [Werder strengthens itself with Affolter] (in German). DFL. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "François Affolter verlässt YB für Luzern" [François Affolter leaves YB for Luzern] (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.