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Stéphane Chapuisat

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Stéphane Chapuisat

One of the most well-known players in Swiss football history.

Stéphane Chapuisat (on the right) played 103 times for Switzerland, scoring 21 times and representing the country at the 1994 World Cup, EURO 96 and EURO 2004. He played as a striker for clubs in Switzerland and Germany, including Young Boys Bern and Borussia Dortmund (where he won the Champions League in 1997). The picture above shows him playing in the 2014 Match Against Poverty, an event to organised by the United Nations Development Programme to raise money to combat poverty worldwide.

Through football, I learnt the importance of teamwork, something which is also important in other aspects of life. The international community faces a wide range of challenges from disease and hunger to conflict and poverty. Those challenges are the opposition, and organisations around the world need to work together in teams if victory is to be achieved. sportanddev.org emphasises this principle and I’m delighted to be a part of it.” 

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