Daniel Gygax

Daniel Gygax (2008)

Daniel Gygax ( born August 28, 1981 in Zurich ) is a Swiss football player who is also active as a DJ.



Gygax grew up in Gebenstorf on in Canton Aargau and played in the youth of ten years for FC Baden. As a 18 -year-old, he joined the National League A team of FC Zurich and arrived there in his first year equal to two inserts. The following year, his development stagnated, however, and when he was not yet come into the 2000 /01 season for use, he joined shortly after the start of the season for the B -division club FC Winterthur, where he also played regularly. The following year, he was loaned to the A -division club FC Aarau, where he was also able to enforce, and before the end of the season 2001 /02 he was brought back from FC Zurich.

In the following three seasons Gygax became thanks to strong performances for regular players and crowd favorite with the people of Zurich and he showed up to 7 season hits his striker qualities. The biggest success with the FCZ at this time was winning the Swiss Cup in 2005.

As of 2005, continued the Swiss continued his career abroad, and he moved to France in the Ligue 1 for runner- OSC Lille. There he played in the first year even regularly, but in the season 2006/ 07 he was rarely used and therefore moved to Erstligaabsteiger FC Metz. With the association of immediate promotion back to the Ligue 1 succeeded after his third year in the top French league, however, was the re- descent of Metz, said the Swiss changed again, this time to Germany.

July 7, 2008 Gygax went to the German Bundesliga relegation 1.FC Nürnberg. There it only two days later, during a test match against FC Amberg to its first use. On 12 July, he scored his first Testspieltor against 1 FC Lichtenfels. He had in the DFB Cup against RW Ahlen His first competitive game; he came on in the 84th minute and scored in penalty shootout, which was won. In the new season, he came back in the first games to use and shot on Matchday his first goal against Alemannia Aachen. In the rest of the season he was always thrown back from injury. At the end of the season he again showed good performance as a winger and came to a total of five assists. An important share of the re-emergence of the 1st FC Nuremberg he had when he prepared the first two goals in the first leg against relegation Energie Cottbus.

In the pre-season 2009/10 but Gygax moved back into second place. Therefore, it was not until the ninth game day, before he could celebrate his Bundesliga debut. In this game against Hertha BSC him then succeeded also equal to his first Bundesliga goal. On 13 Matchday he contributed two assists decisively to a victory at champions VfL Wolfsburg. However, the season was generally unpleasant for the Swiss, since he only came to a total of ten missions, most recently on matchday 25 against Leverkusen. After the season he left francs.

On 14 May 2010, FC Lucerne was known to have Daniel Gygax committed for the next four years, which he returned to his native Switzerland after five years abroad. Gygax scored two goals equal to FC St. Gallen in his first competitive match.

2014 Daniel Gygax decided to FC Aarau to change to ( loan ). At FC Luzern he only came in three games for use. Finally decided to FC Luzern not to renew the expiring contract in the summer of 2014 by Daniel Gygax.


Due to its impressive performance in the time at FC Zurich Daniel Gygax was appointed for the first time in the Swiss national football team in March 2004. Four times he came in preparation for the European Championship 2004 on the use and then also played in all three group matches of the Swiss in Portugal. In the following World Cup qualifying the offensive player belonged to the tribe of the national team and was also the Swiss squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, but where he came only to two shorter inserts. Until the 2008 European Championships in his own country he belonged on the right outside back to the core of the national team. At the tournament itself, he stood again in the squad Switzerland, but only came to a brief stint again. Since the EM he has not been taken into account by the new coach Ottmar Hitzfeld for the national team. In so far 35 international matches Gygax scored five goals (as of March 2010).


Gygax is active in his spare time as a DJ. He puts the majority of Minimal Techno and Electro House. For the Street Parade 2008, he mixed the official Underground compilation.


  • Swiss Cup winner in 2005 with the FC Zurich
  • Promotion to Ligue 1 in 2007 with FC Metz
  • Promotion to the 1st League in 2009 with the first FC Nuremberg