BSC Young Boys

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BSC Young Boys
fullname = Berner Sport Club
Young Boys
Nickname(s) YB
Founded 1898
Ground Stade de Suisse
(capacity: 31,783)
Chairman Switzerland Thomas Grimm
Manager Switzerland Martin Andermatt
League Swiss Super League
2006-07 Swiss Super League, 4th
Home colours
Away colours

BSC Young Boys (official Berner Sport Club Young Boys) is a Swiss football football club of the Swiss capital, Berne. The BSC Young Boys played since 2005 in the Stade de Suisse, where in former times the “legendary” Wankdorf stadium stood.

History[change | edit source]

The FC Young Boys club was founded on 14 March 1898, taking its name in contrast to the existing club Old Boys Basel. The club played its first game, against FC Viktoria on the following 17 June. It won the Swiss Championship three years in succession, in 1909, 1910, and 1911.

Honours[change | edit source]

  • Swiss Super League:
    • Winners (11): 1903, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1929, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1986
  • Swisscom Cup:
    • Winners (6): 1930, 1945, 1953, 1958, 1977, 1987
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:
    • Quarterfinals (1): 1986
  • Coppa delle Alpi
    • Winners (1): 1974

Current squad[change | edit source]

As of 10 December, 2007

No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Marco Wölfli
2 Tunisia DF Saïf Ghezal
3 Switzerland DF Aron Liechti
4 Brazil DF Tiago
5 Guinea DF Kamil Zayatte
6 Switzerland MF Baykal Kulaksızoğlu
8 Switzerland MF Alberto Regazzoni
10 Switzerland MF Hakan Yakın (captain)
11 Côte d'Ivoire MF Tapé Moussé Doubaï
12 Argentina DF Miguel Alfredo Portillo
13 Switzerland DF Christian Schwegler
14 Switzerland MF Christian Schneuwly
No. Position Player
15 Switzerland FW Thomas Häberli
16 Switzerland DF Mario Raimondi
18 Switzerland GK Paolo Collaviti
19 Spain MF Carlos Varela
20 Switzerland FW Erhan Kavak
22 Switzerland MF Xavier Hochstrasser
26 Switzerland FW Marco Schneuwly
27 Côte d'Ivoire FW Franck Madou
28 Switzerland GK Roman Bürki
30 Côte d'Ivoire MF Gilles Yapi
31 Ghana FW Joetex Asamoah Frimpong

Trainer[change | edit source]

  • 1913–1918 Williams Reynold
  • 1918–1920 Jimmy Hogan
  • 1920–1924 Berth Smith
  • 1924–1928 Sandy Higgens
  • 1928–1929 Ernst Meyer
  • 1929–1931 Doris Kürschner
  • 1931–1932 Viktor Hierländer
  • 1932–1935 Hans Wüthrich
  • 1935–1942 Hans Pulver
  • 1942–1946 Bela Volentik
  • 1947–1948 Willi Baumgartner
  • 1948–1949 Fritz Gschweidl
  • 1949–1950 Eric Norbert Jones
  • 1951–1964 Albert Sing
  • 1964–1964 Heinz Bigler (April–Juli)
  • 1964–1968 Hans Merkle

Vereinspräsidenten[change | edit source]

  • 1898–1899 Max Schwab
  • 1899–1904 Dr. Edgar Fetscherin
  • 1904–1905 Dr. Otto Kubli
  • 1905–1906 Albert Heiniger
  • 1906–1907 Max Schwab
  • 1907–1908 D. Chessex
  • 1908–1909 Edgar Egger
  • 1909–1911 Walter Messerli
  • 1911–1915 Dr. Herbert Schmid
  • 1915–1919 Dr. Herbert Frey
  • 1919–1920 Albert Hirt
  • 1920–1921 Hans Greuber
  • 1921–1923 Heinz Schwab
  • 1923–1924 Albert Hirt
  • 1924–1926 Rudolf Roth
  • 1926–1928 Ermin Flück
  • 1928–1929 Dr. Otto Grogg
  • 1929–1934 G. Marchand
  • 1934–1936 Rudolf Roth
  • 1936–1937 Dr. Adrian Schorrer
  • 1937–1939 G. Marchand
  • 1939–1942 Eduard Studer
  • 1942–1943 Herrmann Wirth
  • 1943–1947 Otto Wirz
  • 1947–1948 Erwin Bähler
  • 1948–1950 Adolf Rösti
  • 1950–1952 Felix Neuenschwander
  • 1952–1954 Guido Wärtli
  • 1954–1957 Walter Bögli
  • 1957–1962 Hermann Steinegger
  • 1962–1867 Dr. Herbert Althaus
  • 1967–1971 Willy Sigrist
  • 1971–1972 Ferdinand Schmutz
  • 1972–1980 Ralph Zloczower
  • 1980–1993 Rudolf Baer
  • 1993         Jürg Aeberhard
  • 1993–1995 Jacques Chèvre
  • 1995–1996 Dr. Peter Cerny
  • 1996         Roland Schönenberger
  • 1996–1997 Walter Frei
  • 1997         Peter Morgenthaler
  • 1997–1998 Roland Güngerich
  • 1998–1999 Peter Siegrist
  • 1999–2001 Martin Maraggia
  • 2001–2003 Heinz Fischer
  • 2003–2007 Peter Mast
  • 2007–        Thomas Grimm