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Alfred Bickel

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Alfred Bickel, also referred to as Fredy Bickel (12 May 1918 in Eppstein, Germany - 18 August 1999) was a Swiss football player and coach. He played as a forward for local club Grasshopper-Club Zürich and the Switzerland national team, participating with the latter in the World Cup finals of 1938 and 1950.

He played 405 matches and scored 202 goals in the Swiss first division from 1935 to 1956, a period during which he won 7 league titles and 9 cup titles with Grasshopper.

He was a member of the Swiss national team from 1936 to 1954, earning 71 caps and scoring 15 goals, including one in their first-round victory over Nazi Germany in the 1938 World Cup.

Bickel holds the World Cup record for the longest period between matches played (12 years, 13 days), and is one of only two footballers ever to participate in World Cups before and after World War II, the other being Sweden's Erik Nilsson.

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