Andreas Hilfiker
Personal information
Full name Andreas Hilfiker
Date of birth (1969-02-11) 11 February 1969 (age 52)
Place of birth Aarau, Switzerland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1981–1986 FC Kölliken
1986–1987 FC Aarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1997 FC Aarau 198 (0)
1997–1999 1. FC Nürnberg 35 (0)
1999–2000 Tennis Borussia Berlin 32 (0)
2000–2001 SSV Ulm 1846 31 (0)
2001–2002 FC Vaduz 17 (0)
2002–2004 FC Luzern 56 (0)
2004–2005 Zug 94 7 (0)
Total 376 (0)
National team
1997–1999 Switzerland 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andreas Hilfiker (born 11 February 1969[1]) is a Swiss former international footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[2]

Playing career

Born in Aarau, Hilfiker joined FC Aarau in 1986, playing nearly 200 league games for the first team in over 10 years, winning the Swiss national title in 1992–93,[3] before moving to Germany, where he signed for 1. FC Nürnberg. At this time, in the late 1990s, he made eight appearances for the Switzerland national football team. Hilfiker later played for Tennis Borussia Berlin and SSV Ulm 1846 before signing for FC Vaduz in Liechtenstein. He also played for FC Luzern and Zug 94 in his native Switzerland.

Coaching career

At the end of his playing career, Hilfiker became the goalkeeping coach of FC Thun. After a period in the same role at his home-team club FC Aarau, he became the goalkeeping coach of VfL Wolfsburg in 2008.[1] In 2018, he became responsible for coordinating the goalkeeping department at Wolfsburg. After almost 12 years at the club, Wolfsburg confirmed on 23 December 2019 that they had parted ways with Hilfiker by mutual agreement.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "VfL Wolfsburg: Andreas Hilfiker". VfL Wolfsburg. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Hilfiker, Andreas". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 8 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Das Aarau-Wunder jährt sich zum 25. Mal". blick.ch. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ [1], vfl-wolfsburg.de, 23 December 2019