Umberto Barberis

Umberto Barberis (* June 5, 1952 in Sion ) is a former Swiss football player and current coach. He was twice the Swiss Championships, four times the Swiss Cup and win in 1982 with AS Monaco and the French championship. In the years 1975, 1979 and 1980, he was selected in each case to the Swiss Footballer of the Year and 1981 and 1982 in France as the best foreign player.

Career as a player

Clubs (until 1985 )

Born in Sion Italians trained in the football school of FC Sion and naturalized in Switzerland in 1976. His father Vittorio was a footballer by profession, as Barberis ' son Sebastien. " Bertine " Barberis was 1969/70 the champion team of Sion in the National League B to the so ascended into the National League A. In the round of 1972/73 he placed with his team-mates from the Stade de Tourbillon to third place and won in 1973/74 under coach Miroslav Blazevic with a 3-2 success against Xamax to the Swiss Cup. The young playmaker with excellent technique, wit and eye for goal, while the midfield veterans Günter Herrmann and Otto Luttrop got off to the side a goal. But now he could no longer be held in Sion, " Bertine " accepted the offer from Grasshopper-Club and moved to Round 1974/75 to Zurich. Sporty jumped with the team out of third place and he was first elected in 1975 to the Swiss Footballer of the Year. From the mentality ago but he felt in the metropolis not feel well and therefore moved to just one lap to Servette Geneva on.

With the " Servettiens " he was three times in a row from 1976 to 1978 Vice Champion - 1977 posted Barberis 17 goals and lost with his club until the playoff championship - was 1975/76 in the Cup final against FC Zurich and was able to in 1978 be celebrated as Winners' Cup replay against trained by Helmuth Johannsen Grasshoppers. The superior came round but still. In addition to the championship winning 1978/79 with coach Péter Pazmandy Barberis won with Servette even against Young Boys Bern ( coach Friedhelm Konietzka ) the Cup, was Ligacupsieger and prevailed also in the Alps Cup. Personally, was also honored with the re- election to the Swiss Footballer of the Year " Bertine ". In the final round 1978/79 the team of Stade des Charmilles won all ten matches against competitors FCZ, GC, St. Gallen, YB and Basel and was unblemished champion. The class of this legendary team success around the central field axis Marc Schnyder, Claude Andrey and Barberis was also underlined in the European Cup Winners' Cup. In the first two rounds of the competition, the " Grenats " sat with by who is permanently in motion "engine" Barberis against PAOK Salonika and AS Nancy by and failed narrowly in the quarter- finals after two draws (0:0 / 1:1) because of the counter Away the Rhinelander on eventual finalists Fortuna Dusseldorf. After a third place 1979/80 dared " Bertine " Barberis the leap into a professional league abroad. The 28 -year-old signed for Round 1980/81 a contract with AS Monaco and played with it in the French Division 1

Also in the higher assessed sporty French League introduced the 1.70 cm wide technician immediately prove to be a fine strategist and playmaker. He was elected in 1981 and 1982, together with the Polish striker Andrzej Szarmach twice as the best foreign player in France. In the season 1981/82 he won the championship with the players Jean -Luc Ettori, Manuel Amoros and Claude Puel for Monaco the championship. The record player in Ligue 1, Jean -Luc Ettori, commented about the man from Sion with the following words: "He was a great player, a playmaker of the old school, everything could win the ball, distribute and score goals. In 1982 he fought for the title. " Barberis came from 1980 to 1983 for the ASM on duty a total of 121 games ( Ligue 1, Cup and European Cup ), scoring 36 goals. With 31 years, he returned in 1983 back to Geneva.

He was still a guarantee for success. The " Servettiens " lost in the first playoff against GC 1984 championship, but kept in the Cup with a 1-0 success after extra time in the final against Lausanne harmless. In his second round after return, 1985/86, won " Bertine " with Servette for the second time the championship.

After the highly successful actor had ended his active playing career in 1986, he worked as a coach in 1987 at various clubs. But on his track record as a player, he was unable to build in this profession.

National team ( 1976-1985 )

His debut in the "Nati " gave Barberis under SFV coach Rene Hüssy in a friendly international match on 11 May 1976 in Basel against Poland. With 59 minutes played, succeeded the debutants of the winning goal to make it 2-1. But the first low blow in the national team, he experienced already on September 8, 1976 at the first World Cup qualifier against Norway in Oslo. Norway had for a year shot no more goal with seven games, six losses, one draw and 00:16 outside the balance sheet of the Scandinavians had been depressing and Switzerland held the role as favorite. It had brought back in 1975 resigned Jakob Kuhn as an experienced director and next summoned with René Barberis Botteron and two young midfielder hopes. The game was lost 0-1 and then there was perplexity and indignation in the country. Hüssy was relieved of his duties and with the 0:1 of Oslo faith was gone definitely lost to the "Nati ". The failure was with the years the fate, which the players were. In this period, the class of Umberto Barberis went into the selection is lost and he was able to celebrate notable successes with the national team until the era of Paul Wolfisberg (March 24, 1981-10. November 1985). This includes a 2-1 success in the World Cup qualifier on 30 May 1981 in Basel against England 's 1-1 draw on May 19, 1982 in Recife against Brazil, the 1-1 draw against Italy on 28 May 1982 in Geneva with a goal of " Bertine ," he than 1-0 victory on October 17, 1984 in Bern in the World Cup qualifiers against Denmark, also with a goal by Barberis and the 2-2 draw on April 17, 1985 against the Soviet Union with Georges Bregy, Alain Geiger and Heinz Hermann was the Helvetic midfield. With its use on 2 June 1985 in Dublin against Ireland he ended his international career.

Career as a coach

Barberis 2011 was assistant coach of the Argentine Néstor Clausen at Dubai Club in the United Arab Emirates. In September 2011 he became its successor, his office but had lost after two games of 1 October 2011 to give the Romanians Ion Marin.