Mario Eggimann

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Mario Eggimann
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Personal information
Full name Mario Eggimann
Date of birth (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Brugg, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1988–1989 FC Küttigen
1989–1998 FC Aarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 FC Aarau 41 (1)
2002–2008 Karlsruher SC 176 (18)
2008–2013 Hannover 96 93 (2)
2010 Hannover 96 II 1 (0)
2013–2015 Union Berlin 17 (1)
National team
2007–2010 Switzerland 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:20, 28 May 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:20, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Mario Eggimann (born 24 January 1981 in Brugg, Switzerland) is a Swiss football defender who is currently a free agent and served most recently Union Berlin of 2. Bundesliga.[1] He has also earned caps for the Swiss National team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Eggimann began his career with local side FC Küttigen before moving to bigger local rivals FC Aarau where he began his professional career making his professional debut in 1998. He played at Stadion Brugglifeld for FC Aarau until 2002 when he headed to Germany to play in the Bundesliga for Karlsruher SC.[3] In the 2006–07 season Eggimann was made captain as Karlsruher SC were champions of the 2. Bundesliga.[citation needed]

In March 2008, Eggimann exercised a clause in his contract by moving to Hannover 96 for €1.4 million. He signed a contract until June 2013.[4] After the end of the 2014–15 season, Eggimann did not receive an extension of his expiring contract with Union Berlin, having only earned 17 caps caused by multiple injuries since his arrival in 2013.[5]

International career[edit]

Eggimann was captain of the Swiss U21 national team.[citation needed] On 7 September 2007, he played first for the Swiss national football team coming on as a half-time substitute for Johan Djourou in a 2–1 victory against Chile in Vienna. The match was part of a tournament in Austria, comprising Japan and Austria as well as Chile and Switzerland.[6]

Eggimann was selected by then-coach Köbi Kuhn prior to Euro 2008 but did not make the final squad. He has been selected by Ottmar Hitzfeld for the 2010 World Cup.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On 20 February 2008, Eggimann became a father for the first time to a baby girl.[8]


  1. ^ "Mario Eggimann" (in German). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Mario EggimannFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Eggimann, Mario" (in German). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Eggimann vom KSC zu 96" (in German). 10 March 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mario Eggimann: "Nicht alle Fußballer sind Millionäre"" [Mario Eggimann: "Not All Footballers are Millionaires"] (in German). 24 May 2015. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Schweizer siegen knapp gegen Chile" (in German). 7 September 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Switzerland - Squad List". Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Eggimann wird Vater" (in German). 20 February 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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