Ludovic Magnin

Ludovic Magnin [ lydɔvik maɲɛ ] ( born April 20, 1979 in Lausanne ) is a former Swiss football player. He took the Swiss national football team participated in the European Championships in 2004 and 2008 and at the World Championships in 2006 and 2010 and has been with Werder Bremen in 2004 and with VfB Stuttgart 2007 German Masters.


Magnin played on the left side, where it was used both in defense left-back of a back four, as well as in midfield.


From 1987 to 1996 he played in Echallens, after a short detour to the juniors of Lausanne Sports in the summer of 1997 he moved to Yverdon-Sport in the second highest league in Switzerland, today's Challenge League. In Yverdon he became a regular player and completed 61 games in two seasons. After the 1998/99 season Yverdon rose to the highest division, today Axpo Super League. Also there Magnin was the undisputed master player, played in 35 of 36 games, scoring with two goals.

Because of its strong performance, he attracted the interest of ambitious AC Lugano. With Lugano he played one and a half seasons in the top flight, but he completed 46 games and scored one goal. In the winter of 2001/ 02 he moved to the German Bundesliga Werder Bremen for a fee of about 1 million Swiss francs. In the first three seasons, he was only 20 times for use, scoring one goal. Especially in his third season (2003/ 04) He was prosecuted by injury problems. While his team's German champion and cup winner was broke Magnin cheekbone, had several torn muscle fibers and other injuries. In the 2005/2006 season Magnin moved to VfB Stuttgart. With the VfB he was in 2007 as a regular player again German masters. On 4 February 2008 Magnin signed a new contract at VfB, which was dated to the end of June 2010.

In January 2010, Magnin moved to FC Zurich where he signed a 3 ½ - year deal with mutual option to extend. On August 27, 2012 Ludovic Magnin ended because of physical discomfort his active career and announced that he will play a role as assistant coach at youth level of FC Zurich.


Magnin made ​​his debut in the squad of the Swiss national football team in August 2000. Magnin was allowed to drive in summer 2004 with the Swiss national team to the 2004 European Championship in Portugal despite a lack of fitness, however, came only a short part use. In the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he was a regular player in the squad as the Switzerland as well as in the home Euro 2008, although he just over eleven weeks before the tournament begins drew upon a ligament and capsule tear in his left ankle.

For the 2010 World Cup Magnin was re-nominated for the injured Christoph Spycher, but did not play. According to the 2010 World Cup Magnin ended his national team career.


Magnin strengths are its dynamism with which he is able to launch attacks from the left, as well as his fighting attitude. However, he is not among the most technically gifted players and has certain weaknesses on the defensive.

Magnin, who is a qualified primary school teacher, is the father of three children.


As a club player

With the SV Werder Bremen

  • German champion: 2004 (4 inserts)
  • DFB Cup winners: 2004

With the VfB Stuttgart

  • German champion: 2007 ( 22 times )


Magnin in Switzerland - Brazil

Ludovic Magnin in ...

Training camp ... the Swiss ...

Nati ... before the Euro 08