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Umberto Barberis

Personal information
Full name Umberto Barberis
Date of birth (1952-06-05) 5 June 1952
Place of birth Sion, Switzerland
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1968–1970 FC Sion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 FC Sion 106 (18)
1975–1976 Grasshopper Club Zürich 25 (8)
1976–1980 Servette FC 125 (50)
1980–1983 AS Monaco FC 103 (29)
1983–1986 Servette FC 58 (27)
National team
1975–1985 Switzerland[1] 54 (7)
Teams managed
1987–1993 Lausanne Sports
1993–1994 FC Sion
1995–1996 Servette FC
2001–2002 Lausanne Sports
2004–2007 FC Baulmes
2007 Lausanne Sports[2]
2008–2009 Sion
2009 KAC Kenitra
2011 Dubai Club (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 July 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 July 2007

Umberto Barberis or simply Berto (born 5 June 1952 in Sion, Switzerland) is a former Swiss-Italian footballer, last managing Dubai Club.


  • Playing career 1
  • International 2
  • Personal Honours 3
  • Trophies 4
  • Coaching career 5
  • Out of the pitch 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Playing career

Barberis started his career in Switzerland, playing for FC Sion in his native town, and then for Grasshopper Zurich and Servette FC, winning the Swiss Super League and the Schweizer Cup in 1979. He left his country to play for Division 1 side AS Monaco FC where he was elected foreign player of the year by France Football magazine in 1981 and 1982, along with Andrzej Szarmach.[3] In 1982, he also won the Division 1 title with AS Monaco FC.


He was capped 54 times and scored 7 goals.

Personal Honours


Coaching career

Barberis coached various Swiss sides such as Lausanne Sports, FC Sion, Servette FC. He formerly coaches Lausanne Sports and joined on 24 December 2008 to Sion as Head Coach from the U-17. On 14 April 2009 FC Sion officials have sacked joint coaches him and Christian Zermatten, a replacement has not been announced yet.[4]

Out of the pitch

Umberto is the father of footballer Sébastien Barberis.


  1. ^ RSSSF
  2. ^ weltfussball
  3. ^ foreign players of the year in France on rsssf
  4. ^ Sions Trainer-Duo entmachtet

External links

  • Umberto Barberis at
  • Profile
  • Monaco Top Goalscorer
  • Record of Appearances for Switzerland

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