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Stéphane Grichting
Stéphane Grichting
Stéphane Grichting
Date of Birth:30 Mar 1979 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:Sierre
Nationality:Switzerland
Height:186 cm.
Weight:80 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:-
Ligue 1 : Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux) vs Stephane Grichting (Auxerre)
Stéphane Grichting is one of those players that tends to get overlooked – even though he has been doing a good job for Switzerland. Former national coach Jakob Kuhn only had him on the roster as a substitute, but it was Ottmar Hitzfeld who finally discovered his true value and made him a crucial part of the national team's back-line. Grichting paid him back with good performances.   

What speaks for the left-footed player is his experience: At 31, he has shown he is a capable and intelligent defender. He has never been sent off in 32 caps and only earned himself two bookings during that time. Grichting is the type of player who understands football, and that's what makes him a vital part of the national team more than any of his physical skills.

Did you know?

Stéphane Grichting is understandably not known for his scoring abilities. In fact, he's only scored once with the red shirt on, but it turned out to be an important goal. In the World Cup qualifier against Greece, he scored the opener.

Honours

Swiss Champion 1997
Swiss Cup winner 1995, 1996, 1997
French Cup winner 2003, 2005
 

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