The Swiss floorball legend Matthias Hofbauer ends his playing career after 23 years. Hofbauer played in the Swiss NLA with SV Wiler-Ersigen and he represented Switzerland in all the Men’s World Floorball Championships since 2000.
Matthias Hofbauer, 39, has played in 10 Men’s World Floorball Championships and has not missed a WFC since 2000. With the Swiss national team he has won seven WFC bronze medals and the silver medal at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. Hofbauer has played 57 WFC matches and he is the all-time top scorer of the World Floorball Championships with 97 points (48+49). In the 2004 WFC in Zürich and Kloten, Hofbauer was the top scorer with 22 points and got selected to the All Star Team. He also won the Champions Cup with SV Wiler-Ersigen in 2005 (previously called European Cup).
Hofbauer is a legend both internationally and in Switzerland. He played 565 matches in the Swiss NLA (debut in 1997) and scored 1073 points during his player career (511 goals and 562 assists). He has also won the Swiss Cup three times and he is a 10-time Swiss champion.
After the Men’s WFC 2018 in Prague, Hofbauer announced that he will end his national team career. He still continued in the Swiss NLA with SV Wiler-Ersigen. The team made it to this year’s Champions Cup in Ostrava and took home the second place.
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