November 16, 1964 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||SC Bern
Renato Tosio (born November 16, 1964 in Wil, Switzerland) is a retired Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender. He is popular for his energetic style of play, for his sportsmanship and also for being a great entertainer and showman.
Tosio began his professional career playing for EHC Chur, after playing in junior teams of the club since he was 8 years old. He stayed with Chur until the end of the 1986/87 season, twice winning the NLB championship and thus promoting to the NLA (in 1984 and 1986).
He was Swiss Ice Hockey Champion for four times with SC Bern: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997
His jersey number 31 has since been retired. Other retired numbers include 7 (Martin Rauch), 12 (Roland Dellsberger) and 16 (Sven Leuenberger). These numbers are inscribed on a huge banner below the roof of the PostFinance Arena, the home venue of the SC Bern.
- From February 23, 1985 to March 20, 2001 Tosio played 713 NL games in a row, without missing one due to illness or injury.
Renato Tosio played a total of 183 games for the Swiss national team, 145 on the ice and 38 as substitute goaltender.
He participated in the following tournaments:
- 5 A World Championships: 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
- 5 B World Championships: 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997
- 2 Olympic Games: 1988 in Calgary and 1992 in Lillehammer
Tosio wore jersey number 28 in the national team.
Winner of the Jacques Plante Trophy: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997
Swiss Hockey Award: 2003
- Benoit, Pierre (2001). Renato Tosio – Einer für Alle. Mäder Offsetdruck. (ISBN 3-9521403-2-5).
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