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 Erwin BALLABIO 1938-1941 
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Name: Erwin Ballabio

Nickname: "Black Panther"


Country: :SWI: Switzerland
Club: FC Grenchen
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 20-23 years (20/10/1918)

Height: * 177 cm
Weight: * 80 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 91
Balance: 83
Stamina: 65
Top Speed: 68
Acceleration: 69
Response: 90
Agility: 79
Dribble Accuracy: 57
Dribble Speed: 52
Short Pass Accuracy: 52
Short Pass Speed: 53
Long Pass Accuracy: 57
Long Pass Speed: 55
Shot Accuracy: 45
Shot Power: 79
Shot Technique: 45
Free Kick Accuracy: 43
Curling: 40
Header: 45
Jump: 88
Technique: 57
Aggression: 60
Mentality: 80
Goalkeeper Skills: 89
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Early Peak

S11: Penalty Saver
S12: 1 on 1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: 1 on 1 Stopper - Penalty Stopper

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


In the junior team of FC Grenchen started Ballabioin in 1933 by a random change during a youth game, the "Goalie" career until then as a field player in the defense of acting Erwin Ballabio. Until 1956 he remained loyal to his hometown club. Three seasons, he was on vocational training in foreign service (1940/41 in Lausanne, 1946-48 in Thun). As an outstanding goalkeeper, he was the guarantor for the runner-up in the years 1939, 1940 and 1942 and the indentation in the cup final on 25 March 1940 against Grasshopper-Club Zurich. The championship, 1942, Grasshoppers with the better goal difference against the same point Grenchen, where Ballabio played an outstanding round. One of the most beautiful experiences for the "Black Panther" is undoubtedly the trip was one of Grenchen in March 1947 for FC Barcelona. In stature, enthusiasm, agility and reflexes, he was the ideal keeper. An impeccable positional sense, not afraid of opposing legs, a sharp eye out for penalty and free kick shooters were other benefits that were out to be.
His excellent performance and the good performance resulted in his club FC Grenchen on 12 February 1939 while playing against Portugal in Lisbon his debut with a 4-2 victory in the national team in Switzerland. With the game on 8 June 1947 in Lausanne under coach Karl Rappan against France, he finished with a 1-2 defeat of his career in the 'Nati. " Memorable games were especially 2-1 victory on 20 April 1941 in Bern against Germany, the meeting on 11 May 1946 in London against England, where the British demonstrated their 4-1 home record and the 25th anniversary of his Game on 10 countries November 1946 in Bern with a 1-0 win over Austria with the forwards Franz Binder and Wilhelm Hahnemann on the part of Austria-Eleven. The best time of Ballabio as the goalie was in the effects of the 2nd World War II. This must be taken into account (1942 and 1946 precipitated World Cup tournaments) in the number of its missions and participating in major tournaments. Karl Rappan, long-time National Coach of the Swiss ruled once Ballabio as follows: "He was an excellent keeper with a strong sense of positional play. Determined and forceful, he attacked one of the action. His stature, his height and weight gave it significant advantages. Thanks to his athletic skills, he was a real ruler of the six-yard area. Lift the conscientiousness with which each has Ballabio is unprepared. " In 1956 he finished after relegation from National League A player of his career at FC Grenchen and immediately took over the leadership training at his club. He led the FC in the 1956/57 series now back in the National League A. In the Cup final on 19 April 1959 in Bern against Servette Geneva, he jumped in as active for his injured goalkeeper and celebrated a 1-0 victory over 41-year-old winning the title. In 1959 the League had already reached the runner behind Young Boys Bern. As defending champion, he led his team a year later in the cup final. Lucerne continued with a 1-0 success but due to the Ballabio protégés. In the 1963/64 round was again with the 3rd Rank the encroachment into the table top. In the 1966 World Cup in London, he finished after 10 years of its activities in Grenchen. Now, he was appointed as department head of the national team in the technical department of the Swiss Football Association. As a coach Alfredo Foni a losing streak could not exit 1966/67, Ballabio was used as a coach.

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