During his playing career, Lucien Favre made a total of 24 appearances for Switzerland, scoring one goal on his debut against Netherlands. At club level, he played for Lausanne-Sports,Neuchâtel Xamax, Toulouse FC and Servette FC. Considered as a skillful and intelligent play-maker, he announced his retirement in 1991.
Swiss national team
24 caps (1 goal on his debut against Netherlands, where both Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard also made their first appearance for their country).
Lucien Favre’s coaching career started in 1991, as U-14 assistant manager with FC Echallens. The following year he took over the U-17’s, before being appointed manager of the first team in 1993.Under his leadership, his young squad surprisingly got promoted to the Nationalliga B (second tier of Swiss football, now called Challenge League). This promotion is still the outstandingachievement in the club’s history.
Neuchâtel Xamax FC
After four years with FC Echallens, Lucien Favre was named Academy Manager of Neuchâtel Xamax FC. This move allowed him to experience the overall operation of a... Read More