Alex Frei

2010-05-13 18:22
Age: 31
Position: Forward
Club: FC Basel

Switzerland's all-time leading scorer with 40 goals in 71 appearances, Frei will almost certainly regard this as his last opportunity to lead the Swiss to victory.

Frei played for Switzerland at Euro 2004 and at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. He scored two goals in the 2006 World Cup, one in the match against Togo and a controversial goal against South Korea. Frei currently has 73 caps for Switzerland.

Frei is also Switzerland's all time top scorer with 40 goals. During Euro 2004, in a group match against England, Frei was caught on camera appearing to spit at Steven Gerrard. Although no action was taken at the time, Frei was later charged and given a provisional 15 day suspension by UEFA. Despite this, he was subsequently cleared of the charge on appeal and atoned by agreeing to take care of a llama and a sheep.

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