Urs Fischer (footballer)

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Urs Fischer
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Personal information
Full name Urs Fischer
Date of birth (1966-02-20) 20 February 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Triengen, Switzerland
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Basel (manager)
Youth career
1973–1984 FC Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 FC Zürich 49 (1)
1987–1995 FC St. Gallen 243 (10)
1996–2003 FC Zürich 253 (4)
Total 545 (15)
National team
1989–1991 Switzerland 4 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008 FC Zürich (assistant)
2010–2012 FC Zürich
2013–2015 FC Thun
2015– FC Basel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Urs Fischer (born 20 February 1966 in Triengen) is a Swiss former football footballer, turned manager. He currently manages FC Basel.

Playing career[edit]

During his playing career Fischer only played for two clubs: FC Zürich and FC St. Gallen. He was captain of both teams and is with 545 caps the record player in the Swiss Super League. He started his career in the youth department of FC Zürich and played his first game as professional 7 April 1984 aged 18 in a 1:6 loss against FC Sion.[1] His only title is the win of the Swiss Cup 2000. Fischer played four national caps for Switzerland under coach Ulrich Stielike.

Coaching career[edit]

Fischer quit playing professional football in 2003. He then coached the U-14, U-16 and U-21-teams of FC Zürich. After a short spell as the assistant manager of Bernard Challandes in 2007-2008, he returned to the U-21. When Challandes was sacked, Fischer was appointed as caretaker 17 April 2010 and after three games, which he all lost, became permanent manager. He finished the 2010–11 season with FC Zürich second behind FC Basel. He was sacked by FC Zürich in 2012 following a poor league finish, his replacement Rolf Fringer would not last much longer, with a fellow coach under Fisher in Urs Meier being brought in to coach FC Zürich for the remainder of 2013.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 March 2017.
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Zürich 19 April 2010 12 March 2012 83 38 18 27 45.8
Thun 1 January 2013 17 June 2015 112 47 28 37 42.0
Basel 1 July 2015 Present 88 60 14 14 68.2
Total 283 145 60 78 51.2


As player[edit]

FC Zürich

As manager[edit]

FC Basel


  1. ^ "07.04.1984 Sion - FCZ 6:1". FC Zurich Stats. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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