Marco Wölfli

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Marco Wölfli
Marco Wölfli - Switzerland vs. Argentina, 29th February 2012.jpg
Wölfli playing for Switzerland in 2012
Personal information
Full name Marco Wölfli
Date of birth (1982-08-22) 22 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Grenchen, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
BSC Young Boys
Number 1
Youth career
1991–1997 Fulgor Grenchen
1997–1998 FC Solothurn
1998–1999 BSC Young Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 BSC Young Boys 2 (0)
2002–2003 Thun 14 (0)
2003– BSC Young Boys 286 (0)
National team
2001–2004 Switzerland U-21 25 (0)
2008–2013 Switzerland 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2013

Marco Wölfli (born 22 August 1982) is a Swiss football goalkeeper who plays for BSC Young Boys in the Swiss Super League. He is contracted to the club until June 2019.

Wölfli made his league debut for Young Boys during their 1999–2000 Nationalliga B campaign. Two years later, limited opportunities with the first team saw him move to FC Thun, where he won promotion to the Nationalliga A and established himself as a good prospect. He returned to Young Boys in the summer of 2003, quickly cementing himself as the Bern club's first choice goalkeeper.

After the retirement of veteran striker Thomas Häberli, Wölfli was named club captain by manager Vladimir Petkovic prior to the 2009–10 season.[1] He is currently the longest tenured player at the club. In November 2010 he extended his contract to last until 30 June 2015.[2]

He earned his first international cap for Switzerland in the friendly match against Finland on 19 November 2008. Diego Benaglio is currently the first choice goalkeeper, with Wölfli and FC Basel keeper Yann Sommer vying for the backup position.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Der Bund – Als Captain in die Heimat
  2. ^ "Wölfli und Nef bleiben langfristig bei YB!". BSC Young Boys (in German). 24 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.