Matías Vitkieviez

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Matías Vitkieviez
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Personal information
Full name Matías Vitkieviez
Date of birth (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Servette FC
Number 7
Youth career
1998–1999 Nacional
1999–2000 U.S. Meinier
2000–2001 U.S. Carouge
2001–2002 Étoile Carouge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Louhans-Cuiseaux 6 (1)
2003–2005 Guingamp B 28 (7)
2005–2006 Étoile Carouge 23 (13)
2006–2011 Servette 130 (34)
2012–2015 Young Boys 26 (4)
2013 Servette (loan) 16 (3)
2013–2014 FC St. Gallen (loan) 30 (2)
2015– Servette 16 (3)
National team
2006 Switzerland U-21 1 (0)
2012– Switzerland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Matías Vitkieviez (born in Montevideo, Uruguay, 16 May 1985) is an Uruguayan-born Swiss association footballer who plays for Servette.

Early life[edit]

Vitkieviez lived in Montevideo, Uruguay, until 1999 when together with his mother and brother he emigrated to Geneva, Switzerland because of family economic problems. Geneva being the city where Vitkieviez's grandfather once lived. Vitkieviez's grandfather is descendant famous Polish painter Stanisław Witkiewicz and his son Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz.

Club career[edit]

Vitkieviez started his football in Switzerland in the Étoile Carouge youth department. He started his senior football in 2003 in France with Louhans-Cuiseaux, but after just a few months transferred to EA Guingamp. One year later he returned to Étoile Carouge.

In August 2006, Vitkieviez was transferred to Swiss Challenge League side Servette. The team achieved promotion to the Top League in the 2010–11season. He made his debut in the top division on 23 July 2011 against Zürich in the 2–1 away win.

On 16 January 2012 his transfer to BSC Young Boys was announced, for the sum of 100,000 Euros.[1] On 10 January 2013 he was loaned back to his former club Servette, the contract dated up until 30 June 2013.[2]

International career[edit]

He debuted in the Swiss national team on 29 February 2012 in Bern against Argentina in a friendly match replacing Eren Derdiyok in the minute 87'.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups Continental Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Louhans-Cuiseaux 2002–2003 Championnat National 6 1 - - - - 6 1
Guingamp B 2003–2004 Championnat de France amateur 7 0 - - - - 7 0
2004–2005 Championnat de France amateur 21 7 - - - - 21 7
Étoile Carouge 2005–2006 1. Liga Promotion 23 13 - - - - 23 13
Servette 2006–2007 Swiss Challenge League 21 4 - - - - 21 4
2007–2008 Swiss Challenge League 27 7 - - - - 27 7
2008–2009 Swiss Challenge League 22 7 - - - - 22 7
2009–2010 Swiss Challenge League 16 0 1 0 - - 17 0
2010–2011 Swiss Challenge League 28 11 3 1 - - 31 12
2011–2012 Swiss Super League 16 5 2 1 - - 18 6
Young Boys 2011–2012 Swiss Super League 13 4 - - - - 13 4
2012–2013 Swiss Super League 13 0 1 1 5 0 19 1
Servette 2012–2013 Swiss Super League 16 3 - - - - 16 3
Total Career 229 62 7 3 5 0 241 65

Honours[edit]

Servette

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Young Boys Bern brings Matias Vitkieviez for the sum of 100 000 euros". Soccerfame.com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official: Matias Vitkieviez leihweise zu Servette". bscyb.ch. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "EL URUGUAYO DE SUIZA SE DIO EL GUSTO" (in Spanish). Tribunero.com. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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