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Marco Grassi

Marco Grassi
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-08-08) 8 August 1968
Place of birth Chiasso, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
1977–1984 Chiasso
1984–1987 SC Zug
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 SC Zug 49 (15)
1989–1990 Zürich 30 (10)
1990–1991 Chiasso 18 (10)
1991–1993 Zürich 59 (21)
1994 Servette 13 (9)
1994–1996 Rennes 55 (26)
1996 Monaco 12 (0)
1997 Sion 10 (4)
1997–1998 Cannes 18 (6)
1998–1999 Lyon 24 (6)
1999–2000 Nice 21 (3)
Total 309 (110)
National team
1993–1998 Switzerland 31 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Marco Grassi (born 8 August 1968 in Chiasso) is a retired Swiss footballer, who played as a centre forward.

Contents

  • Club career 1
  • International career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Club career

During his career, spent entirely in Switzerland and France,[1] Grassi represented SC Zug, FC Chiasso, FC Zürich, Servette FC, Stade Rennais, AS Monaco, FC Sion, AS Cannes, Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice.

As an expatriate, his best years were with Rennes, scoring 15 and 11 times respectively, as the club had just returned to the first division in his first year, proceeding to qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the second.

Grassi retired in 2000, at nearly 32, with French second division's Nice. Six years later, he became president of his very first club, hometown Chiasso.

International career

For Switzerland, Grassi gained 31 international caps scoring three goals, his debut coming in 1993; always as a backup, he participated at 1994 FIFA World Cup (one match) and UEFA Euro 1996 (two).

References

  1. ^ Swiss Players in France; at RSSSF

External links

  • Weltfussball profile (German)
  • Marco Grassi at National-Football-Teams.com
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