Grasshopper Club Zürich

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Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers Club Zürich Logo.svg
Full nameGrasshopper Club Zürich
Nickname(s)GC, GCZ, Grasshoppers
FoundedSeptember 1, 1886
GroundLetzigrund, Zürich
Capacity25,000
ChairmanStephan Anliker
ManagerMichael Skibbe
LeagueSwiss Super League
2013–14Swiss Super League, 2nd
Current season

Grasshopper Club Zürich is a Swiss multisports club based in Zürich. It is best known for its football team. It is the most successful football club in the country. Grasshopper won the most national championship titles (27) and Swiss Cups (19).

History[change | change source]

Grasshopper was founded on 1 September 1886 by Tom E. Griffith, an English student. The first Swiss championships ( "Serie A") were held in 1897–98 and were won by Grasshopper.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 25 July 2022[1]

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 Portugal Portugal André Moreira
4 DF China China PR Li Lei
6 MF Albania Albania Amir Abrashi (captain)
7 MF Germany Germany Tsiy-William Ndenge
8 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Giotto Morandi
9 FW Kosovo Kosovo Shkelqim Demhasaj
10 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Petar Pusic
11 FW South Korea South Korea Jeong Sang-bin (on loan from Wolverhampton)
14 DF Portugal Portugal Tomás Ribeiro
15 DF Japan Japan Ayumu Seko
17 MF Switzerland  Switzerland Dion Kacuri
22 FW Nigeria Nigeria Francis Momoh
23 MF Germany Germany Meritan Shabani
25 DF Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Nadjack
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 FW Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Renat Dadashov
28 MF Slovakia Slovakia Christián Herc
31 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Dominik Schmid (3rd captain)
33 DF Austria Austria Georg Margreitter (vice-captain)
40 MF Japan Japan Hayao Kawabe (on loan from Wolverhampton)
41 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Noah Loosli
71 GK Switzerland  Switzerland Justin Hammel
73 DF Kosovo Kosovo Florian Hoxha
77 DF Hungary Hungary Bendegúz Bolla (on loan from Wolverhampton)
93 GK France France Lévi Ntumba
95 FW Brazil Brazil Guilherme Schettine (on loan from Braga)
FW China China PR Jia Boyan

Honours[change | change source]

  • Swiss Championship
    • Winners (27): 1898, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1921, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1937, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1952, 1956, 1971, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003
  • Swiss Cup
    • Winners (19): 1926, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1952, 1956, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2013
  • Swiss League Cup
    • Winners (2): 1973, 1975
  • Swiss Super Cup
    • Winners (1): 1989

References[change | change source]

  1. Zürich, Grasshopper Club. "Kader – Grasshopper Club Zürich". www.gcz.ch.