Peter Füri

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Peter Füri
Personal information
Full name Peter Füri
Date of birth (1937-10-09)9 October 1937
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Date of death 11 May 2015(2015-05-11) (aged 77)
Place of death Muttenz, Switzerland
Playing position Striker
later: Defender
Youth career
until 1949 FC St. Clara (Basel)
1949–1952 FC Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1958 FC Concordia Basel
1958–1960 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
1960–1965 FC Basel
1966–1968 SC Binningen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Füri (9 October 1937 – 11 May 2015) was a Swiss football player and manager, who played during the 1950s and 1960s.[1] He died on 11 May 2015 at his home in Muttenz due to heart failure.[2]

He was born and brought up in Kleinbasel a Quarter of Basel on the right hand side of the Rhine. He started his football at the small local club FC St. Clara and later joined the youth teams of FC Basel.

During his career Füri played as a striker for FC Concordia Basel and later as a defender for FC La Chaux-de-Fonds and FC Basel. In 1963 he was member of the Basel squad who won the Swiss Cup by beating the favourites Grasshopper Club Zürich in the Final at the Wankdorf Stadium (2:0). Basel trainer at that time was Georges Sobotka and team mates were Porlezza and Odermatt. Füri played in all games except the Final because he became ill.

Füri ended his football career as player-manager with SC Binningen between 1966 and 68. Füri was a qualified electrician and worked up until his retirement as head of department in the distribution center for Coop in Pratteln.

Honours and Titles[edit]

Concordia Basel

Basel

Sources and References[edit]

  1. ^ Müller, Lukas (2010). Rotblau: Peter Füri – ein sicherer Wert im FCB-Abwehrriegel (in German). FC Basel Marketing AG. ISSN 1660-0878. 
  2. ^ Zindel, Joseph (2015). "Peter Füri ist überraschend verstorben". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2015-05-15.