Ulrich Forte

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Ulrich Forte
Forte in 2008
Personal information
Full name Ulrich Forte
Date of birth (1974-04-30) 30 April 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Wangen-Brüttisellen, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1994 FC Brüttisellen-Dietlikon
1994–1999 FC Red Star Zürich
1999–2002 SC Kriens
2002–2006 FC Red Star Zürich
Teams managed
2001–2006 FC Red Star Zürich (Player-manager)
2006–2008 FC Wil 1900
2008–2011 FC St. Gallen
2012–2013 Grasshopper Club Zürich
2013–2015 BSC Young Boys
2016–2018 FC Zürich
2019– Grasshopper Club Zürich
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ulrich "Uli" Forte (born 15 September 1974 in Wangen-Brüttisellen) is a Swiss–Italian[1][2] football coach and former player. He last managed FC Zürich in the Swiss Super League, after having successfully led the club back to the top tier of Swiss football by winning the 2016–17 Swiss Challenge League.


As a player[edit]

As an active player, he played for FC Brüttisellen-Dietlikon, FC Red Star Zürich and SC Kriens.

As a manager[edit]

In 2001, he was a player-coach at FC Red Star Zürich. In 2006, he moved to FC Wil 1900. After coaching FC Wil 1900 for two years, he signed for FC St. Gallen. He was fired on 1 March 2011. One year later, on 16 April 2012, he signed as the new manager of Grasshopper Club Zürich. From July 2013 until August 2015 he was the head coach of BSC Young Boys. On 13 May 2016 he signed as the head coach of FC Zürich.[3]


  1. ^ "Uli Forte - Squad - FCZ". fcz.ch. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". uliforte.ch. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  3. ^ "FC Zurich a engagé Uli Forte comme entraîneur" (in French). Tribune de Genève. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2017.