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Steve von Bergen
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Personal information
Full name Steve von Bergen
Date of birth 10 June 1983 (1983-06-10) (age 26)
Place of birth Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+1‚ĀĄ2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Hertha BSC
Number 4
Youth career
1991‚Äď1996 FC Hauterive
1996‚Äď2000 Neuch√Ętel Xamax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2000‚Äď2005 Neuch√Ętel Xamax 126 (1)
2005‚Äď2007 FC Z√ľrich 68 (0)
2007‚Äď Hertha BSC 59 (0)
National team‡
2003‚Äď2004 Switzerland U-21 11 (0)
2006‚Äď Switzerland 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2009

Steve von Bergen (born 10 June 1983) is a Swiss footballer who currently plays as defender for Hertha BSC in the German Bundesliga. He played for FC Z√ľrich for two full seasons, winning the Swiss Super League in both campaigns. He has recently managed to establish himself as a regular on the Switzerland national football team.

Club career

Von Bergen began in the youth division of FC Hauterive, before joining Neuch√Ętel Xamax in 2000. In summer 2005, Lucien Favre, then coach at FC Z√ľrich, scouted the defender and brought him to the club. In his first season in Z√ľrich, von Bergen earned 36 caps and contributed to the clubs first championship since 1981. The following season FC Z√ľrich defender their title. When Lucien Favre transferred to Hertha BSC in summer 2007, he brought von Bergen with him to the Bundesliga. Von Bergen made his debut in the German top division on the second match day against Arminia Bielefeld. During his first season in the German capital, Hertha finish tenth, but qualified for the UEFA Cup via fair-play rating. His current contract runs until 2010.

International career

Von Bergen made his debut for the Swiss national team on 6 September 2006 against Costa Rica. He has been a constant member of the Swiss team, and was called to a preliminary squad for Euro 2008. Due to a broken hand, von Bergen was not able to take part in the tournament.

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