Karl Grob

Karl Grob (30 May 1946 – 20 April 2019) was a Swiss professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Grob is considered to be a legend for Zürich, as he was there for 20 years and helped the team win a total of five Swiss Super Leagues and four Swiss Cups.

Professional career

Grob was a left-winger with FC Küsnacht before switching to a goalkeeper. Grob is the record holder for FC Zürich in appearances in the Swiss Super League, in European tournament, and in total appearances.

International career

Grob made seven appearances for the Switzerland national football team, the first in a 4–0 Euro 1968 qualification loss to Italy on 23 December 1967.


Grob died of heart failure on 20 April 2019 in Zürich, at the age of 72.


  • Swiss Super League: 1967–1968, 1973–1974, 1974–1975, 1975–1976, 1980–1981
  • Swiss Cup: 1969–1970, 1971–1972, 1972–1973, 1975–1976