Karl Grob

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Karl Grob
Personal information
Full name Karl Grob
Date of birth (1946-05-30)30 May 1946
Place of birth Küsnacht, Switzerland
Date of death 20 April 2019(2019-04-20) (aged 72)
Place of death Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1965–1967 Küsnacht
1967 Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1987 Zürich 513 (0)
1987–1988 Biel-Bienne
National team
1967–1976 Switzerland 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Grob (30 May 1946 – 20 April 2019) was a Swiss footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He was born in Küsnacht.[1]

Grob played for his local team, Küsnacht, before signing for Zürich. For his time at Zürich, he has been called a legend.[2] He won five Swiss Super Leagues and 4 Swiss Cups with Zürich. He also made the most caps for the club in the league, European competition and in total appearances. He later played for Biel-Bienne for one season. He also played seven times for Switzerland.

Grob died of heart failure on 20 April 2019 in Zürich. He was 72.[1]

Honours[change | change source]

Zürich
  • Swiss Super League: 1967–1968, 1973–1974, 1974–1975, 1975–1976, 1980–1981
  • Swiss Cup: 1969–1970, 1971–1972, 1972–1973, 1975–1976

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Suisse du foot pleure Karl Grob". Le Matin (in French). 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. Fischer, Andy (28 October 2013). ""Was macht eigentlich ...?". Tagblatt der Stadt Zürich (in German). Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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