Marco Walker

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Marco Walker
Personal information
Full name Marco Walker
Date of birth (1970-05-02) 2 May 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Solothurn, Switzerland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Basel (fitness coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 FC Grenchen 49 (2)
1990–1992 FC Lugano 42 (1)
1992–1996 FC Basel 89 (7)
1996–1998 TSV 1860 München 53 (3)
1998–2000 Tennis Borussia Berlin 55 (5)
2000–2002 FC St. Gallen 16 (2)
2002–2004 FC Aarau 23 (2)
2004–2005 1. FSV Mainz 05 17 (0)
2005–2006 BSC Old Boys
Total 344 (22)
National team
1995–1997 Switzerland 10 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2009 FC Concordia Basel (assistant)
2009 FC Basel (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Marco Walker (born 2 May 1970 in Solothurn) is a former Swiss footballer who played as a defender during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He is currently a fitness coach at FC Basel.

Walker began playing professionally in 1988 with FC Grenchen before moving to FC Lugano in 1990. In 1992, he signed for FC Basel and his form there earned him a call-up to the Swiss national team and a move to the German Bundesliga with TSV 1860 München in 1996. He moved on to Tennis Borussia Berlin in 1998, then returned to Switzerland with FC St. Gallen in 2000. 2002 saw Walker sign for FC Aarau but he was by no means a first-team regular, playing just six games in his first season and ten in his second. He went back to Germany in January 2004 with 1. FSV Mainz 05 but he struggled there, also. He played 17 games for Mainz, and ten for the reserves. He played for amateur Swiss side, BSC Old Boys Basel, from 2005 until 2006 when he retired.

In 2007, he became assistant manager at FC Concordia Basel, but on 16 January 2009, he was appointed as Christian Gross' assistant at FC Basel.[1] Gross was sacked soon after, however, and Thorsten Fink replaced him. Walker then became fitness coach.[2]


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