Raphaël Nuzzolo

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Raphael Nuzzolo
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Personal information
Full name Raphael Nuzzolo
Date of birth (1983-07-05) 5 July 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Biel, Switzerland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Neuchâtel Xamax
Number 14
Youth career
1990–1999 Biel-Bienne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Biel-Bienne 39 (11)
2001–2011 Neuchâtel Xamax 217 (41)
2011–2016 Young Boys 132 (23)
2016– Neuchâtel Xamax 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:14, 14 October 2015 (UTC).

Raphael Nuzzolo (born 5 July 1983 in Biel) is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Neuchâtel Xamax.

Career[edit]

After he played two seasons for Biel-Bienne he joined Neuchâtel Xamax in 2001. Originally hired as a forward, he only started to be successful years later when he was moved to the position of right midfielder.

In 2006, Miroslav Blazevic who was then trainer at Neuchâtel Xamax, declared that "Nuzzolo has a future in the Swiss national team".[1] On Sunday 19 February 2006 he scored his first goal at the highest Swiss level on a 2–2 tie in Zurich against Grasshoppers.

During the season 2008/09, as Xamax's trainer by then Nestor Clausen had difficulties finding a performant right back, he moved Nuzzolo to this position, which he kept for most of the season.

In 2009/10, Nuzzolo proved being a key player of the team as either a left or right midfielder and has been regarded by many as the club's best player for that season. For 2010/11 he has been elected captain of the first team,[2] reinforcing his position as a both a key a local figure at the start of his 10th season for the club. On 16 July 2011 he was transferred to Young Boys for an undisclosed fee.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L’irrésistible ascension, L'Express, 18 February 2006 (in French)
  2. ^ L'Express, 17 July 2010 (in French)
  3. ^ BSC Young Boys official site, 16 July 2011 (in German)

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