Stéphane Grichting

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Stéphane Grichting
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Personal information
Full name Stéphane Grichting
Date of birth (1979-03-30) 30 March 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Sierre, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1993–1996 Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 Sion 124 (5)
2002–2012 Auxerre 250 (1)
2012–2015 Grasshopper 89 (0)
Total 463 (6)
National team
2004–2011 Switzerland 45 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2011

Stéphane Grichting (born 30 March 1979 in Sierre) is a Swiss former football defender.

He earned 36 caps for the Swiss national team,[1] and was called up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup squads. He was in the squad for the 2004 European Football Championship, but pulled out due to injury.

After Switzerland beat Turkey in the deciding qualifier to 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was injured in the riots that occurred after the match.

At the end of the 2014–15 season, he retired from professional football at the age of 36.[2]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 5 September 2009 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland  Greece 1–0 2–0 2010 WCQ


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  2. ^ "Stéphane Grichting, der schweigsame Cowboy, tritt zurück" (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2016.

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