FC Winterthur

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FC Winterthur
Full nameFussballclub Winterthur
Founded1896; 127 years ago (1896)
GroundSchützenwiese, Winterthur
Capacity8,550 (1,900 seated)
ChairmanMike Keller
ManagerBruno Berner
LeagueSwiss Super League
2021–22Swiss Challenge League, 1st of 10 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

FC Winterthur is a Swiss football club from Winterthur. They play in the Swiss Super League. Their homeground is the Stadion Schützenwiese.

History[change | change source]

The club was founded in 1896 by students of the local school of engineering.[1] After a fusion with two local teams it was called Vereinigte Fussballclubs Winterthur between 1929 and 1946.[2] In the early part of the 20th century they won the Swiss Championship three times (in 1906, 1908, 1917). 1934 they were relegated till 1950. They have since stayed in the second division for most of their history. The club reached the final of the Swiss League Cup in 1972 and 1973 and Swiss Cup in 1968 and 1975 but lost all these matches.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 3 August 2022[3]

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Timothy Fayulu (on loan from Sion)
3 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Tobias Schättin
4 DF Kosovo Kosovo Granit Lekaj (captain)
5 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Roy Gelmi
6 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Marin Cavar
7 MF Kosovo Kosovo Gezim Pepsi
8 MF Serbia Serbia Samir Ramizi
9 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Roman Buess
10 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Matteo Di Giusto
11 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Neftali Manzambi
14 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Thibault Corbaz
15 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Michael Gonçalves
16 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Remo Arnold
17 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Samuel Ballet
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Souleymane Diaby
19 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Adrian Gantenbein
20 FW Switzerland  Switzerland Carmine Chiappetta (on loan from Basel)
21 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Kevin Costinha
22 FW Albania Albania Florian Kamberi
25 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Yannick Schmid
27 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Armin Abaz
34 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Pascal Hammer
35 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Arlind Dakaj
36 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Jozef Pukaj
40 MF Kosovo Kosovo Hekuran Kryeziu
44 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Francisco Rodríguez
77 MF Kosovo Kosovo Eris Abedini

Stadium[change | change source]

The club play at Stadion Schützenwiesenear the centre of Winterthur. In the 1980s the ownership was transferred to Winterthur council due to financial problems. The stadium has 8,550 seats. 1,900 are seated. The supporters of the club stand at the Bierkurve. They also have a small stand for younger supporters known as the Sirupkurve.

Honours[change | change source]

Winners (3): 1905-06, 1907-08, 1916-17
  • Swiss Challenge League
Winners (4): 1965-66, 1967-68, 1981-82, 2021-22

Former coaches[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. www.landbote.ch
  2. "FC Winterthur - Winterthur Glossar". www.winterthur-glossar.ch. Archived from the original on 2020-06-15. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  3. "Kader der laufenden Meisterschaft" [Squad of the current championship] (in German). FC Winterthur. Retrieved 3 August 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]