Germano Vailati

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Germano Vailati
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-08-30) 30 August 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Lugano, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Basel
Number 18
Youth career
1991–1996 FC Savosa-Massagno
1996–1999 FC Lugano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 AC Lugano 2 (0)
2000–2001 FC Locarno 0 (0)
2000–2001 FC Chiasso 4 (0)
2001–2002 AC Bellinzona 9 (0)
2002–2003 AC Lugano 4 (0)
2003–2004 FC Malcantone Agno 13 (0)
2004–2009 FC Sion 77 (0)
2009 FC Metz (loan) 18 (0)
2009–2012 FC St. Gallen 42 (0)
2012– FC Basel 13 (0)
2012 Basel U21 1 (0)
National team
2007   Switzerland 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of season 2015/16.

Germano Vailati (born 30 August 1980 in Lugano) is a Swiss football goalkeeper currently playing for FC Basel in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

He start his professional career in the Canton Ticino,[1] and played for a number of different teams, before he transferred to the prestigious club FC Sion in the summer of 2004. In 2006/2007 Sion were promoted to the Super League. In the Season 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 he played for in their first time in UEFA Cup. He was on 22 November 2008 on trial by FC Metz and was signed for a 6 months loan on 27 November 2008. On 14 January 2010 FC St. Gallen signed the Swiss goalkeeper from FC Sion until June 2012.[2]

On 20 June 2012 it was announced that Vailati had transferred to FC Basel on a free transfer.[3] He played his team debut on 24 July 2012 in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round 3-0 home win against Flora Tallinn.[4] He played in the Swiss Cup, once in the U21 team and was the first teams number two goalie. At the end of the Swiss Super League season Vailati won the Championship title[5] and won a Swiss Cup runner up medal with Basel.[6] In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out, losing both home and away tie, beaten 2-5 on aggregate.[7]

At the end of the 2013–14 Super League season Vailati won his second league championship with Basel.[8] They also reached the final of the 2013–14 Swiss Cup, but were beaten 2–0 by Zürich after extra time. During the 2013–14 Champions League season Basel reached the group stage and finished the group in third position. Thus they qualified for Europa League knockout phase and here they advanced as far as the quarter-finals.

Under trainer Urs Fischer Vailati won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2015–16 Super League season for fourth consecutive time. For the club it was the seventh title in a row and their 19th championship title in total.[9]

International career[edit]

He was called up for the Swiss national team in November 2007, as the fourth goalkeeper for the Euro 2008 campaign. However, he still has no caps.




  1. ^ Fussball: Ringelreihen: neu mit Germano Vailati
  2. ^ Germano Vailati unterschreibt bis 2012!
  3. ^ Meister, Remo (2012). "Germano Vailati: "Die grossen Ziele des FCB sind sehr motivierend für mich"" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ Kent, Sean (2012). "Basel show their strength to eliminate Flora". Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ Schifferle, Michael (2013). "Season review: Switzerland". Eufa. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ SFV (2013). "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  7. ^ Haylett, Trevor (2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". Eufa. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  8. ^ Grossenbacher, Sacha (2014). "Fotos vom Spiel gegen Lausanne sowie den anschliessenden Feierlichkeiten" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  9. ^ Marti, Casper (2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  10. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". 25 May 2017. 

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