FC Sion

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Sion
Full nameFootball Club de Sion
Founded1909
GroundStade Tourbillon, Sion
Capacity14,500
ChairmanChristian Constantin
ManagerPaolo Tramezzani
LeagueSwiss Super League
2021-22Swiss Super League, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Sion is a football club which plays in Switzerland. The club was founded in 1909. Their home ground ist the Stade Tourbillon.

History[change | change source]

FC Sion were founded in 1909 by Robert Gilliard. In 1914 they played in a league for the first time. From 1932 they played in the 4th level of Swiss football where they stayed mostly of the next 20 years.1962 they where promoted to Nationalliga A.[1] 1965 they won the first Swiss Cup, 1974 the second. They won also in 1980, 1982 and 1986. 1992 they won the first Swiss Championship. From 1995 on they won the Swiss Cup three times in a row. 1997 they also won the double.

After financial troubles they were relegated in 2001. 2003 the did not get a professional license. The club was saved by architect and former footballer Christian Constantin. 2006 they came back to Super League.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 9 August 2022[2]

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 Austria Austria Heinz Lindner
2 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Joël Schmied
7 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Luca Zuffi
8 MF Brazil Brazil Batata
9 FW France France Ilyas Chouaref
10 MF France France Wylan Cyprien (on loan from Parma)
11 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Gaëtan Karlen
12 GK Greece Greece Alexandros Safarikas
13 FW Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Giovanni Sio
14 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Anto Grgić
15 MF Spain Spain José Aguilar
17 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Filip Stojilković
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Kevin Fickentscher
19 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Numa Lavanchy
20 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Musa Araz
21 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Dennis Iapichino
22 MF France France Denis-Will Poha
27 FW Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Abdel Zagré
33 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Kevin Bua
39 DF Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Nathanaël Saintini
67 MF Angola Angola Edgar André
76 FW Brazil Brazil Itaitinga
97 DF Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Dimitri Cavaré

Honours[change | change source]

Sionhas never lost a domestic cup final (13 wins in 13 appearances in the Swiss Cup) until a defeat by Basel in the 2017 edition.[3]

Swiss Super League

  • Champions (2): 1991–92, 1996–97[4]

Swiss Cup

  • Winners (13): 1964–65, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11[4] 2014–15

Other websites[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. FC Sion club history
  2. "FC Sion – Joueurs". FC Sion. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. "Basel ends Sion's 50-year streak of 13 Swiss Cup final wins". USA Today. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "FC Sion at WorldFootball.net". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 13 September 2011.