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Published: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 10.55CET
Former France goalkeeper Grégory Coupet, and Swiss internationals Stéphane Chapuisat, Patrick Müller, Caroline Abbé and Martina Moser are the finals ambassadors.
 
Published: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 10.55CET

Ambassadors

Former France goalkeeper Grégory Coupet, and Swiss internationals Stéphane Chapuisat, Patrick Müller, Caroline Abbé and Martina Moser are the finals ambassadors.

Grégory Coupet
Playing career: AS Saint-Étienne, Olympique Lyonnais, Club Atlético de Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain FC
Honours: Ligue 1 (7), French Cup (1), FIFA Confederations Cup (2)

• The former France goalkeeper retired in summer 2011 aged 38, after a professional career spanning 16 years and almost 500 league appearances.

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• Made his debut for France at the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, sharing duties with Ulrich Ramé and Mickaël Landreau.

• A long-time international understudy to Fabien Barthez, he was a non-playing participant at UEFA EURO 2004 and the FIFA World Cups of 2002 and 2006 but did start all three of Les Bleus' UEFA EURO 2008 fixtures.

• Joined Lyon from local rivals St-Étienne in 1996 and became one of only three players to feature in all seven of Les Gones' title triumphs between 2002 and 2008, the other two being Juninho Pernambucano and Sidney Govou.

• A veteran of eight consecutive UEFA Champions League campaigns with Lyon, plus one with Atlético, he reached the quarter-finals on three occasions.

Stéphane Chapuisat
Clubs: FC Lausanne-Sport, Bayer 05 Uerdingen, Borussia Dortmund, Grasshopper-Club, BSC Young Boys, FC Lausanne-Sport
Honours: UEFA Champions League (1), European/South American Cup (1), Bundesliga (2), Swiss Super League (1)

• A technically gifted left-footed striker/winger, he made a name for himself in Germany with Dortmund where he won two Bundesliga titles and the UEFA Champions League in the mid-1990s.

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• The leading Swiss footballer of his generation, he won 103 international caps, scoring 21 goals, between 1989 and 2004 and appeared at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, EURO '96 and UEFA EURO 2004.

• Son of Pierre-Albert 'Gabet' Chapuisat, a former Swiss international defender, he was selected as his country's Golden Player in November 2003 to help mark UEFA's Golden Jubilee the following year.

• Was at his best as Dormund won the UEFA Champions League in 1997, beating Juventus 3-1 in the Munich final, and ended his seven-year stint with 102 Bundesliga goals in 218 games, returning home to Switzerland aged 30 to join Grasshoppers.

• Won the Swiss title in his second season at the Zurich club, topping the scoring chart with 21 goals; left Grasshoppers for Young Boys in 2002 and continued to thrive, winning the golden shoe once again in 2003/04 with 23 goals. He retired in 2007.

Patrick Müller
Clubs:
Servette FC, Grasshopper-Club, Olympique Lyonnais, RCD Mallorca, FC Basel 1893, AS Monaco FC
Honours:
Ligue 1 (6), Swiss Super League (1)

• Capped 89 times by Switzerland between 1998 and 2008, the defender also has Austrian citizenship.

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• Geneva-born, his career began with local club Servette and took him to France and Spain.

• Müller won six French titles in his two spells at Lyon and also the Swiss title in 2005/06 with Basel.

• On an international level, he played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004 and 2008.

• He now works in marketing for UEFA in Nyon, not far from his home town.

Caroline Abbé
Clubs:
FC Yverdon Féminin, SC Freiburg

• Produced by Yverdon, the defneder earned a move to Germany in 2011.

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• In 2012 she was appointed Freiburg captain, in addition to her role as skipper of the Swiss national team.

• Abbé was in the Switzerland side that played in the 2005 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship and competed again in the finals as hosts 12 months later.

• At the age of 25 she already has earned more than 80 caps.

• She was 2010 Swiss women's football of the year.

Martina Moser
Clubs:
FC Rot-Schwarz Thun, SC LUwin.ch Luzern, SC Freiburg, VfL Wolfsburg, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Honours:
Swiss League (1), Swiss Cup (1)

• The versatile midfielder has played in Germany since 2007.

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• Moser helped Luzern win the 2006/07 Swiss double.

• That earned her a move to Freiburg, before joining Wolfsburg in 2010, now having more than 100 German league appearances.

• Following a summer move, Moser helped Hoffenheim win the 2. Frauen Bundesliga in 2012/13, scoring 13 goals.

• Moser made her Swiss international senior debut on 20 August 2005 against Poland, and this March she became their most-capped player, currently on 84 (three ahead of Abbé).



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