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Dario Zuffi

Dario Zuffi
Personal information
Full nameDario Zuffi
Date of birth (1964-12-07) 7 December 1964 (age 49)
Place of birthWinterthur, Switzerland
Playing positionAttacking Midfielder
Club information
Current clubFC Winterthur - U-21 Trainer
Youth career
-1983FC Töss
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1983-1985FC Winterthur56(18)
1985-1991BSC Young Boys186(81)
1991-1993FC Lugano65(23)
1993-1998FC Basel149(37)
1998-2000FC Winterthur24(6)
Total480(165)
National team
1986-1997Switzerland19(6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dario Zuffi (born 7 December 1964 in Basel) is a Swiss football coach and former international player, who is currently a coach for FC Winterthur's U-21 team.

Playing career

Dario Zuffi first became famous when he played on BSC Young Boys. From an early point in his career with BSC Young Boys, Zuffi showed tremendous skill and helped the team to win the Swiss Football Championship, personally scoring 15 goals that season. As a result of this performance, Zuffi received the 'Rookie of the Year' award during the 1985–86 season. In the 1988–89 season, Dario Zuffi was second on the Top Scorers list with 19 goals, tied with Kubilay Türkyılmaz. In the 1990–91 season, Zuffi topped the Top Scorers list with a grand total of 17 goals.

Zuffi was then traded to FC Lugano in the 1992–93 season. In 1993, Zuffi contributed to the team going to and winning the Swiss Cup.

The following season, Zuffi moved to the town of Oberwil and joined FC Basel. At that time, FC Basel was in the second tier of the Swiss Football League. Zuffi was elected captain of the squad and scored 11 goals during the season, contributing to FC Basel's promotion to the Swiss Super League. He remained with FC Basel until 1998.

In 1998, Zuffi returned to FC Winterthur, the club where he launched his professional career. He played there for two years, until 2000, and then retired from professional soccer.

In addition to his club career, Zuffi also scored 19 caps for the Switzerland national football team.

Managerial career

Dario Zuffi works for FC Winterthur as their U-21 trainer.

Personal life

Zuffi has three sons, two of whom, Sandro and Luca, currently play for FC Winterthur. Zuffi's youngest son, Nico, currently plays for FC Winterthur's U-15 team.

External links

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References

  • http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zwit98.html

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