|Full name||Andreas Hilfiker|
|Date of birth||11 February 1969|
|Place of birth||Aarau, Switzerland|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|VfL Wolfsburg (Goalkeeping coach)|
|1997–1999||1. FC Nürnberg||35||(0)|
|1999–2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin||32||(0)|
|2000–2001||SSV Ulm 1846||31||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Andreas Hilfiker (born 11 February 1969 in Aarau) is a former Swiss international footballer.
Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. The town is also the capital of the district of Aarau. It is German-speaking and predominantly Protestant. Aarau is situated on the Swiss plateau, in the valley of the Aare, on the river's right bank, and at the southern foot of the Jura Mountains, and is west of Zürich, and 65 kilometres (40 mi) northeast of Bern. The municipality borders directly on the canton of Solothurn to the west. It is the second-largest town in Aargau after Wettingen. At the beginning of 2010 Rohr became a district of Aarau.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.
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Hilfiker joined FC Aarau in 1986, playing nearly 200 league games for the first team in over 10 years before moving to Germany, where he signed for 1. FC Nürnberg. At this time, in the late 1990s, he made eight appearances for the Switzerland national football team. Hilfiker later played for Tennis Borussia Berlin and SSV Ulm 1846 before signing for FC Vaduz in Liechtenstein. He also played for FC Luzern and Zug 94 in his native Switzerland.
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