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Charly Fasel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles "Charly"•Fasel
Used nameCharly•Fasel
Born21 May 1898 in Fribourg (SUI)
Died10 January 1984 in Ascona (SUI)
AffiliationsHC Davos, Davos (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Charly Fasel was a goaltender who played for HC Davos from 1921-29 in the Swiss National League A, helping them win Swiss titles in 1926-27 and 1929, after a business apprenticeship took him to Davos. On 10 December 1927 he became one of the first European goaltenders known to have worn a face mask during a game. He was in goal for them at the 1925 Spengler Cup, winning a silver medal, and helping them win the title in 1927. In addition to his 1928 Winter Olympic appearance, Fasel was on the Swiss team at the European Championships from 1924-26, helping them win gold in 1926 and bronze medals in 1924-25. He played four games in goal for Switzerland at the 1928 St. Moritz Olympics, recording two shutouts. After his playing career ended, he operated a small shop selling tobacco, cigars, and souvenirs. In his retirement he became an avid golfer in Ascona.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Charly Fasel
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze

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