Invitation from Zubi - fully booked!

FIFA Museum Seestrasse 27, 8002 Zurich German


In our new talk series "Invitation from Zubi", host and museum ambassador Pascal Zuberbühler invites interesting personalities to the FIFA Museum for exciting discussions. In the first edition, current and former Swiss national team goalkeepers discuss the topic "27 years in the Swiss national team - the Goalie Generations Talk".

"Nothing has changed for goalkeepers. They still must not allow a goal."

Although this quote by goalkeeping legend Lev Yashin is true in essence, it is nonetheless indisputable that the position of the number one in football has changed and evolved again and again.

Host Pascal Zuberbühler launches our new talk series "Invitation from Zubi" with the exciting topic of the development of the goalkeeper position in general and how it specifically shows in the Swiss national team. Zubi can of course draw on his own experience of his career in the Swiss national team. But his guests are no strangers either. Together they currently have more than 140 caps for Switzerland.


Zubi’s Guests

Jörg Stiel
Jörg Stiel began his career with FC Wettingen and played in Switzerland, Mexico and the German Bundesliga. He was the crowd favourite at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Between 2000 and 2004, he made a total of 21 appearances for the Swiss national team. At the end of his career, he captained the national team in all three of the Swiss matches at the 2004 European Championship in Portugal. He is currently the goalkeeping coach of the Liechtenstein Football Association.

Diego Benaglio
At just 19, Diego Benaglio from Zurich moved to Germany to join VfB Stuttgart. After a brief stint in Madeira, he returned to Germany to play for VFL Wolfsburg, with whom he was German champion and won the German Cup. He made a total of 61 appearances for the Swiss national team between 2006 and 2014. Among other things, he was the starting keeper at the 2008 European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He retired from playing in the summer of 2020.

Yann Sommer (via live video feed)
After a total of four Swiss championships with FC Basel, Yann Sommer moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the German Bundesliga in 2014. In the same year, he became the starting keeper for the national team, replacing Diego Benaglio, who had resigned. So far, he has played 60 times for the national team, including at the 2018 World Cup.

Unfortunately, Yann Sommer will not be able to attend the talk in person. However, he will be joining us via live video feed.

In addition to Zubi's guests, two former goalkeepers who are now goalie coaches are interviewed on video:

  • Erich Burgener from Valais, who himself was a goalkeeper for the Swiss national team in the 70s and 80s and was its goalkeeper coach from 2000 to 2008.
  • Patrick Foletti played in goal for Grasshopper Club Zurich and FC Lucerne, among others. He has been the Swiss national team's goalkeeper coach since 2011.



Date: 20 May 2021
Time: Admission from 19:00, start at 19:30
Price: Free of charge (reservation required, see form below).
Language: German
Catering: There are no catering possibilities inside the FIFA Museum. However, the Sportsbar 1904 offers an apero in the outdoor area from 17:30. Information and reservation at +41 43 388 27 00.


Registration - Fully booked!

The first edition of the talk series "Invitation from Zubi" is already fully booked. We are pleased about the great interest. The next edition will be announced soon. You will find all the information here on our website.


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