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Name: Raphael Spiegel
Nationality: Swiss
Date of Birth: 19/12/1992
Height:6' 5" (196cm)
Weight:15st 2lbs (96.0kg)
Position: Goalkeeper


Born: 19 December 1992, Ruttenen, Switzerland
Former clubs: FC Grasshopper Club Zurich, FC Wil 1900 (loan), SC Bruhl SG (loan)

A promising 6'3 tall goalkeeper, Raphael Spiegel joined West Ham United on a three-year contract on 23 July 2012.

The Switzerland age-group international served his apprenticeship with FC Grasshopper Club Zurich before being loaned out to lower-league clubs FC Wil 1900 and SC Bruhl SG.

Spiegel's talent was rewarded with a place in the Switzerland squad for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which his nation won for the first time in their history.


Joined West Ham United on a three-year contract on 23 July 2012...Made his Development Squad debut in a 3-0 pre-season defeat at Dartford on 24 July 2012.

International career

Has represented Switzerland at U17, U18, U19 and U20 level and is regarded as one of his country's outstanding prospects...Travelled to the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Nigeria in 2009, where Switzerland won the title for the first time in their history, but was an unused substitute throughout the tournament.

Before West Ham United

Played a combined 41 games for Grasshopper Club's second team in the 1.Liga - the third tier of Swiss football during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons...Appeared 17 times for SC Bruhl SG in the Swiss Challenge League - the second highest tier in his homeland - in 2011/12.

Season 2013 - 14

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
Raphael Spiegel
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3 Aaron Cresswell Defender  
4 Kevin Nolan Midfielder  
5 James Tomkins Defender  
7 Matthew Jarvis Midfielder  
9 Andy Carroll Striker  
11 Modibo Maiga Striker  
12 Ricardo Vaz Te Striker  
13 Adrian Goalkeeper  
15 Ravel Morrison Midfielder  
16 Mark Noble Midfielder  
17 Joey O'Brien Defender  
19 James Collins Defender  
20 Guy Demel Defender  
21 Mohamed Diame Midfielder  
22 Jussi Jaaskelainen Goalkeeper  
23 Stewart Downing Midfielder  
24 Carlton Cole Striker  
25 Stephen Henderson Goalkeeper  
27 Daniel Potts Defender  
29 Raphael Spiegel Goalkeeper  
31 Danny Whitehead Midfielder  
32 Elliot Lee Striker  
34 George Moncur Midfielder  
35 Sebastian Lletget Midfielder  
36 Blair Turgott Midfielder  
37 Leo Chambers Defender  
39 Diego Poyet Midfielder  
41 Matthias Fanimo Midfielder  
42 Sean Maguire Striker  
43 Jaanai Gordon Striker  
44 Reece Burke  
Cheikhou Kouyate Midfielder  
Paul McCallum Striker  
Enner Valencia Striker  
Mauro Zarate Striker  
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