Nelson Ferreira
Personal information
Full name Nelson Ferreira
Date of birth (1982-05-26) May 26, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Interlaken, Switzerland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
FC Interlaken[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 FC Thun 171 (14)
2008–2012 FC Luzern 93 (16)
2012–2019 FC Thun 150 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nelson Ferreira Coelho (born 26 May 1982) is a retired Swiss and Portuguese footballer. He last played for FC Thun.


He played for FC Thun from July 2001 until summer 2008. He joined FC Luzern in summer 2008. He played in the Champions League 2005/2006 Group Stage game against Arsenal FC at Highbury and scored the equalizer for FC Thun although the club lost the game 2–1 after Dennis Bergkamp scored an injury time winner.

In January 2011 Ferreira signed an extended contract to stay at Luzern until June 2014.[2]

Ferreira retired at the end of the 2018-19 season.[3]


  1. ^ Zukunftsentscheid im Sinne der Familie,, 4 July 2019
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-02-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Thun-Legende Nelson Ferreira tritt zurück,, 12 May 2019