Swiss sports, footballers, soccer
When one thinks of Swiss sports, soccer is not the first to come to mind. Images of Roger Federer or Martina Hingis holding aloft a Grand Slam of tennis trophy cross the mind or perhaps Fabian Cancellara, the most dominant Time Trialist in the professional cycling peleton today. Maybe Simmon Amman, the Swiss ski jumper who was dubbed "Swiss Miss" by Bob Costas of NBC Sports during the Winter Olympics where he was so successful. It is even possible that some will say one of the notable skiers from the Alpine nation, Dider Couche, or Carlos Janka to name only a few of the most recent crop. Most Swiss soccer fans could name the stars of many other nations' national teams, past and present, but how many could name even one Swiss soccer player? How many can you name?
"Alpine Footballers in the New World: Swiss Influence on Soccer in the United States,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 49:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol49/iss1/4