Grasshopper Club Zürich
Because there is no U19 in Switzerland, the Grasshopper Club Zurich is playing in Sindelfingen with a mixed team of many U18 and a few U21 players of the youngest year.
Switzerland belongs to one of the best nations in promoting young talents. The difference between Germany does not only lie in different age limits, but also the promoting concept takes its own direction. For example, the Grasshopper Club does not have its own team up to U10. Instead of driving the children to the Grasshopper Club, the Grasshopper Club goes to the children, who are supposed to keep playing in their clubs. Qualified trainers coach the children on site. The promotion in the association starts at the age of 11.
However, the success speaks for the Grasshopper Club; the U18 of the club, also called “young hoppers,” leads the league in Switzerland after the preliminary round. The team will compete with six Swiss international players in Sindelfingen.
Trainer: Boro Kuzmanovic
Co-Trainer:: Timo Jankowski
Physiotherapist: Mike Harmsma
Head of Delegation: Roman Hangarter
|Player number||Name||First name||Date of Birth|
|4||Barbosa da Silva||André||27.08.2000|
Grasshopper Club Zürich at the JuniorCup:
1 participation 2014: fourth place
Youth Players of Grasshoppers:
Heinz Hermann | Marcel Koller | Stephan Lichtsteiner | Ciriaco Sforza | Alain Sutter | Johann Vogel | Steven Zuber