Charly In-Albon

Charly In-Albon ( born June 23, 1957) is a former Swiss football player who has placed it in the years 1977-1986 to 40 international appearances in the Swiss national football team.



A native of Valais In-Albon learned at FC Sion the football game. With 20 years of defenders celebrated in 1977 under coach Roger Vonlanthen the debut in the "Nati ". Until 1979 he played at the Stade de Tourbillon in the canton capital in the Rhone valley and moved at age 22 to Zurich for local Grasshopper-Club. He made there the leap from amateur to professional, earning straight away significantly more than in Sion. In Hardturmstraße Stadium from 1982 to 1984, he celebrated the championship hat-trick. Also in the cup competition he could post three times in a row from 1988 to 1990 Cup win. Since the season 1982/83 and 1989/90 achieved the double, the rugged defender can list four league titles and cup wins with GC. Through these national successes experienced In-Albon the competitions in the European Cup. In the Champions' Cup first round could be survived only in the 1984/85 season on Honved Budapest. Juventus saw then in round two for the corner. In the Cup winners GC came in the game year 1989/90 after wins over Slovan Bratislava and Torpedo Moscow in the quarter-finals where they failed until the later Cup winners Sampdoria. After 402 games in the National League A Charly In-Albon ended in 1990, his career in the highest class in Switzerland. The early 1990s he trailed off final as a player - coach for FC Winterthur and for a short time as a coach at FC Sion his career.

National Team, 1977-1986

After his debut in 1977 as a 20 -year-old against Finland on 5 October in Zurich still followed by two more vocations in the same year. The third game was the meeting on 16 November 1977 in Stuttgart against the team of Helmut Schön. On the side of Libero Pierre -Albert Chapuisat, the father of Stephane Chapuisat, but he could in this game against the German striker Rüdiger Abramczik, Klaus Fischer and Wolfgang Seel, usually staged by Heinz Flohe, unconvincing and suffered an almost five-year "Nati " break. Coach Paul Wolfisberg took the rustic defender to international match on September 7, 1982 in St. Gallen against Bulgaria in the Swiss selection back. Now he belonged for years to the root of the national team. A sports highlight was the meeting on 17 June 1983 in Basel in a friendly against Brazil. 58,000 spectators watching the defense with In-Albon was the guarantor of the scarce and lucky 2-1 win over the artist from South America. The defensive skills of the defenders Egli and In-Albon also learned the German national team on April 9, 1986 in Basel under the direction of team leaders Franz Beckenbauer know before the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. The men around Matthew and Magath came only to a 1-0 victory. With the 40th international match on September 24, 1986 in Stockholm against Sweden he finished under coach Daniel Jeandupeux his career in the "Nati ".


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  • The major European football book, Volume 2, Nuttelmann Sports Publishing, 1999, ISBN 3-930814-02-1
  • Club Encyclopedia, AGON, 2001, ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  • National football team ( Switzerland )
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  • Born in 1957
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