The official website for European football

South American joining Grasshoppers

Published: Wednesday 8 May 2002, 16.15CET
Swiss first division side Grasshopper-Club have taken striker Antonio Barijo on loan.

UEFA.com features

Penalties: How to hit them, where to put them
  • Penalties: How to hit them, where to put them
  • Upwardly-mobile Roma impress Xabi Alonso
  • Benatia ready for quick return to Roma
  • Masterclass: Džeko's heading guide
  • European qualifying's all-time top scorers
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • Linköping and Liverpool seek improvement
  • Ten things you may not know about Robbie Keane
  • Age no limit for record-breaking Ødegaard
  • Raţ ready to complete Romania century
1 of 10
Published: Wednesday 8 May 2002, 16.15CET

South American joining Grasshoppers

Swiss first division side Grasshopper-Club have taken striker Antonio Barijo on loan.

Swiss first division side Grasshopper-Club have taken striker Antonio Barijo on loan as a replacement for departing veteran Stéphane Chapuisat.

Top scorer
The 25-year-old, nicknamed Chippi, joins from Argentinian club CA Boca Juniors where he was top scorer in this season’s Copa Libertadores – South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League.

Change of management
However, a charge of management at the Buenos Aries-based team has seen Barijo lose his first-team place and opt for a move to Europe, having played in the Argentinian Torneo Nacional since he was 16.

Young Boys switch
Chapuisat has joined BSC Young Boys after being told he would receive no new contract at Grasshoppers.

Last updated: 08/05/02 16.30CET

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=23251.html#south+american+joining+grasshoppers

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.