FC Basel

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Basel
Logo FC Basel.svg
Full nameFussball Club Basel 1893
Nickname(s)FCB, Bebbi (Citizen of Basel), RotBlau
Founded15 November 1893; 129 years ago (1893-11-15)
GroundSt. Jakob-Park, Basel
Capacity38,512; 37,500
for international matches
PresidentBernhard Burgener
Head coachMarcel Koller
LeagueSwiss Super League
2021-222nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Basel 1893 (Fussball Club Basel 1893), widely known as FC Basel, FCB, or just Basel,[1][2][3] is a Swiss football club based in Basel, in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

FC Basel was started by an advertisement placed by Roland Geldner in the 12 November 1893 edition of the Basler national newspaper. He wanted that a football team is formed . Everybody who wants to play should come in the restaurant Schuhmachern-Zunft. Eleven men attended the meeting, mainly from the academic community, and founded the Fussball Club Basel on 15 November 1893.

Since 2009 the club also has a Women soccer team. They als play at the highest level of Swiss Women´s football, the Swiss Women's Super League.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 25 July 2022[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Marwin Hitz
3 DF Germany Germany Noah Katterbach (on loan from Köln)
4 DF Spain Spain Arnau Comas
5 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Michael Lang
6 DF Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Nasser Djiga
7 FW Canada Canada Liam Millar
8 FW France France Andy Diouf (on loan from Rennes)
9 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Zeki Amdouni (on loan from Lausanne-Sport)
10 FW France France Jean-Kévin Augustin
11 FW Hungary Hungary Ádám Szalai
13 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Mirko Salvi
15 DF Ghana Ghana Kasim Nuhu (on loan from Hoffenheim)
16 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Nils de Mol
17 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Andi Zeqiri (on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion)
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF Ghana Ghana Emmanuel Essiam
19 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Darian Males (on loan from Inter Milan)
20 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Fabian Frei (Captain)
21 DF France France Andy Pelmard
22 DF Germany Germany Sergio López
23 MF Netherlands Netherlands Wouter Burger
24 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Tician Tushi
26 FW Senegal Senegal Kaly Sène
27 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Dan Ndoye
28 DF France France Hugo Vogel
30 FW Germany Germany Anton Kade
34 MF Albania Albania Taulant Xhaka (vice-captain)
38 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Yannick Marchand
40 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Liam Chipperfield
42 MF Tunisia Tunisia Sayfallah Ltaief
72 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Andrea Padula
96 MF Portugal Portugal Joelson Fernandes (on loan from Sporting)

Honours[change | change source]

National[change | change source]

  • Swiss Championship: 20
    • 1952–53, 1966–67, |1968–69, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1979–80, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Swiss Cup: 13
    • 1932–33, 1946–47, 1962–63, 1966–67, 1974–75, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2018–19
  • Swiss League Cup: 1
    • 1972

International[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Liverpool v FC Basle". The Guardian. 26 September 2002. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. "FC Basle fan Roger Federer predicts 2–1 defeat for Chelsea". Sunday Express. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  3. "FC Basle vs Chelsea: live". The Telegraph. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  4. "Spieler" [Players] (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 9 July 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]