Marcel Büchel

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Marcel Büchel
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Feldkirch, Austria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Empoli)
Number 77
Youth career
2005–2009 St. Gallen
2009–2010 Siena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Siena 0 (0)
2010–2011 Juventus (loan) 0 (0)
2011–2012 Gubbio (loan) 17 (1)
2012–2013 Cremonese (loan) 24 (0)
2013–2016 Juventus 0 (0)
2013–2014 Virtus Lanciano (loan) 33 (1)
2014–2015 Bologna (loan) 30 (3)
2015–2016 Empoli (loan) 28 (2)
2016– Empoli 15 (0)
2017– Verona (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2009 Austria U19 3 (0)
2015– Liechtenstein 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2017

Marcel Büchel (born 18 March 1991) is a professional footballer who plays for Verona, on loan from Empoli, as a midfielder.

Born in Austria, he represents Liechtenstein at international level.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Feldkirch, Austria, Büchel began his career with the youth teams of Swiss club FC St. Gallen and Italian club Siena. Büchel signed a season-long loan deal with Juventus for the 2010–11 season, and made his professional debut for Juventus in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, in a group stage match against Austrian team Red Bull Salzburg on 4 November 2010.[1]

On 1 July 2011, Büchel was sent out on loan to Serie B side Gubbio on a season-long deal.[2] He finished the 2011–12 Serie B campaign having made 17 league appearances for the club, and scoring 1 goal.[3] Büchel spent the next season out on loan to Cremonese.[3]


On 31 January 2013, it was officially communicated that Büchel was sold to former club Juventus in a co-ownership deal. In exchange, Siena also signed Juventus' Primavera captain Andrea Schiavone, also on a co-ownership deal. As part of the negotiations, Büchel's loan spell at Cremonese would continue.[4] He was called up to the Juventus first team by head coach Antonio Conte, as part of a 31-man squad for their pre-season training camp in Valle d'Aosta on 11 July 2013.[5]

On 2 September 2013, Büchel was officially loaned out to Virtus Lanciano on a season-long deal, that expired on 30 June 2014[6][7]

On 26 August 2014, Büchel was officially loaned out to Bologna on a season-long deal, that expired 30 June 2015. [8]


On 31 August 2015, he was loaned out to Empoli.[9]

On 22 June 2016, Empoli bought Büchel's loan outright from Juventus.[10][11]

Hellas Verona[edit]

Büchel signed with Hellas Verona in August 2017 on loan with a purchase option.[12]

International career[edit]

On 18 September 2015, it was announced that Büchel had acquired Liechtensteiner citizenship and was named in their squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers in October.[13]