1919–20 FC Basel season

The FC Basel 1919–20 season was their twentyseventh season since the club's foundation on 15 November 1893. The club's chairman was Bernard Klingelfuss. FC Basel played their home games in the Landhof in the district Wettstein in Kleinbasel.

FC Basel
1919–20 season
ChairmanSwitzerland Bernard Klingelfuss
First team coachOtto Kuhn
(as team captain)
GroundLandhof, Basel
Serie AGroup Stage: 2nd
Top goalscorerLeague: Karl Wüthrich (9)
All: Alfréd Schaffer (18)
Average home league attendancen/a

OverviewEdit

Otto Kuhn was team captain and acted, so to say, as coach. Basel played a total of 44 matches in their 1919–20 season. 14 of these were in the domestic league and 30 were friendly matches.

From these 30 friendlies, 15 were against foreign opponents. Five were played against German teams. Basel travelled to Germany and played against Karlsruher FV, 1. FFC Germania 1894 and 1. FC Pforzheim. During the winter break the team travelled to Italy and on Christmas day played against Genoa C.F.C., on boxing day against SG Andrea Doria and the next day against US Biellese. They also played at home against Rapid Wien. At the end of the season Basel were hosts to Victoria Hamburg, Royal Charleroi SC, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Budapesti EAC, Ferencvárosi TC, MTK Budapest and Wiener Amateur Sportverein. Altogether 14 friendlies were home games, played in the Landhof and 16 were away games. Of these 18 ended in a victory, one match was drawn and 11 ended in a defeat. In these test games Basel scored a total of 68 goals and conceded 44.[1]

The former Hungarian international footballer Alfréd Schaffer joined Basel in April 1920 and played in 19 test matches and one league games, during which he scored a total of 27 goals.[2]

The domestic league, Swiss Serie A 1919–20, was divided into three regional groups, East, Central and West, each group with eight teams. FC Basel and the two other teams from Basel Nordstern and Old Boys were allocated to the Central group. The other teams playing in this group were Aarau, Luzern and Biel-Bienne and the two teams from the capital, Young Boys and FC Bern. FC Basel played a good season, winning seven matches, drawing four and suffering just three defeats. They ended the season in second position with 18 points. In their 14 games Basel scored 32 goals and conceded 20. Karl Wüthrich was the team's top goal scorer with 9 goals. BSC Young Boys won the group and continued to the finals.[3]

There was no relegation this year because the reserve team Nordstern were Serie B champions and could not be promoted because the first team already plays at top level. With a victory against Servette and a goalless draw against Grasshopper Club the Young Boys won the Swiss championship.[4]

The Serie A away match played on 7 March 1920 against Biel-Bienne in Gurzelen Stadion was the last game that Wilhelm Dietz played as he died 4 weeks later aged just 19 years old.[5]

PlayersEdit

Squad members

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SUI Walter Birbaum
GK   SUI Arthur Fahr
GK   SUI Ernst Zorzotti (III)
DF    Fritz Grüssi
DF    Karl Kroepfli
DF   AUT Gustav Putzendopler (I)
DF   SUI Peter Riesterer
MF   SUI Walter Rupprecht
MF    Ganter (I)
MF   SUI Ernst Kaltenbach
MF   SUI Jakob Känzig
MF   SUI Otto Kuhn
MF   AUT Karl Putzendopler (II)
MF   SUI Fritz
FW   SUI Christian Albicker (I)
FW   SUI Karl Bielser
FW    Gustav Buser
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   SUI Walter Dietrich
FW   SUI Wilhelm Dietz (I)
FW   SUI Paul Dietz (II)
FW   SUI Jules Düblin
FW   SUI Karl Ibach
FW   SUI Karl Lott (I)
FW   HUN Sándor Nemes
DF   SUI Louis Riesterer
FW   SUI Karl Rudin
FW   HUN Alfréd Schaffer
FW    Carl Schloz
FW   SUI Karl Wüthrich
   Ernst Hasler
   Friedrich Lott (II)
   Fritz Müller
   Hans Schneider
   Siegrist

ResultsEdit

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Friendly matchesEdit

Pre- and mid-seasonEdit

12 July 1919 Basel championship Nordstern Basel   4–2   Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
17:30 Afflerbach   (1:0)
Hermann   (2:1)
  (3:2)
Afflerbach   (4:2)
Summary   (1:1)
  (2:2)
Attendance: 800
Referee:   Jacques Hirrle (Basel)
20 July 1919 Basel championship Old Boys   2–4  Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
Grunauer   (1:0)
Katz   (2:2)
Summary   (1:1) Dietz (I)
  (1:2) Buser
  (2:3) Albicker (I)
  (pen. 2:4) Dietz (I)
20 July 1919 Basel championship Nordstern Basel   0–1   Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
15:00 Summary   (0:1) Bielser Attendance: 1,200
7 September 1919 Pre-season Karlsruher FV   1–2   Basel Karlsruhe
Hirsch   (1:1) Summary   (0:1)
  (1:2) Lott (I)
14 September 1919 Pre-season 1. FFC Germania 1894   0–4   Basel Frankfurt am Main
Summary   10' (0:1)
  (0:2)
  (0:3)
  (0:4)
21 September 1919 Pre-season 1. FC Pforzheim   2–1   Basel Pforzheim
  (1:1)
  (2:1)
Summary   (0:1)
5 October 1919 Mid-season Grasshopper Club   0–1   Basel St. Gallen
Summary   (0:1)
5 October 1919 Mid-season St. Gallen   3–2   Basel St. Gallen
      Summary    
23 November 1919 Mid-season Basel   4–1   VfB Leipzig Landhof, Basel
14:30 Dietz (I)   6' (1:0)
Wüthrich   (2:1)
Dietz (I)   (3:1)
Dietz (II)   (4:1)
Summary   (pen. 1:1) Hansi Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   Riesterer (Basel)
30 November 1919 Mid-season Biel-Bienne   3–1   Basel Biel/Bienne
      Summary  

Winter break to end of seasonEdit

25 December 1919 Winter break Genoa C.F.C.   4–0   Basel Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
12:00   (1:0)
  (2:0)
  (3:0)
  (4:0)
Summary Attendance: 12,000
26 December 1919 Winter break SG Andrea Doria   1–3   Basel Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
15:00   (1:2) Summary   (0:1) Dietz (II)
  (0:2) Bielser
  (1:3) Dietz (I)
27 December 1919 Winter break US Biellese   2–3   Basel Stadio Comunale, Biella
15:00   (1:0)
  (2:0)
Summary   (2:1) Kuhn
  (2:2) Kuhn
  (2:3) Kuhn
1 January 1920 Winter break Basel   0–1   Rapid Wien Landhof, Basel
14:30 Summary   (0:1) Kuthan Attendance: 4,000
Referee:   Schmid (Basel)
22 February 1920 Mid-season Vgt FC Winterthur-Veltheim   3–1   Basel Winterthur
14:45 Kuhn   (1:1)
Weilenmann   (2:1)
Weilenmann   (3:1)
Summary   (0:1) Wüthrich Referee:   Müller (Winterthur)
28 March 1920 Mid-season Basel   1–1   Vgt FC Winterthur-Veltheim Landhof, Basel
15:00 Kuhn   10' (1:0) Summary   (1:1) Frankenfeld Referee:  
3 April 1920 End of season Basel   3–0   Victoria Hamburg Landhof, Basel
16:30 Kuhn   6' (pen. 1:0)
Wüthrich   27' (2:0)
Schaffer   71' (3:0)
Summary Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Schenker (Basel)
5 April 1920 End of season Basel   3–0   Royal Charleroi SC Landhof, Basel
15:00 Schaffer   (1:0)
  (o.g. 2:0)
Schaffer   (3:0)
Summary Referee:   Schenker (Basel)
11 April 1920 End of season Basel   1–3   Royale Union Saint-Gilloise Landhof, Basel
16:00 Kaltenbach   (1:3) Summary   34' (0:1) Vergeylen
  51' (0:2) Much
  75' (0:3) Thys
Attendance: 3,500
Referee:   Stutz (Luzern)
2 May 1920 End of season Basel   1–0   Old Boys Landhof, Basel
15:00 Schaffer   80' (1:0) Summary Attendance: 1,200
Referee:   László Balint (Zürich)
9 May 1920 End of season FC Bern   4–3   Basel Kirchenfeld, Bern
15:00 Quinclet   (1:0)
Galli   (2:0)
Brand   (3:2)
Galli   (4:2)
Summary   (2:1) Kaltenbach
  (2:2)
  (4:3)
Attendance: 1,500
13 May 1920 End of season Nordstern Basel   0–4   Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
15:00 Summary   17' (0:1) Schaffer
  65' (0:2) Müller
  77' (0:3) Schaffer
  89' (0:4) Müller
Attendance: 700
Referee:   Riesterer (Basel)
30 May 1920 End of season Basel   3–0   Zürich Landhof, Basel
15:00 Schaffer   2' (1:0)
Müller   (2:0)
Müller   (3:0)
Summary Attendance: 800
Referee:   László Balint (Zürich)
6 June 1920 End of season Basel   4–0   Étoile-Sporting Landhof, Basel
15:00 Schaffer   5' (1:0)
Schaffer   56' (2:0)
Schaffer   60' (3:0)
Wüthrich   86' (4:0)
Summary Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Herren (Basel)
8 June 1920 End of season Basel   4–0   Budapesti EAC Landhof, Basel
18:30 Ibach   20' (1:0)
Dietrich   59' (2:0)
Schaffer   65' (3:0)
Wüthrich   (4:0)
Summary Attendance: 2,000
Referee:   László Balint (Zürich)
13 June 1920 End of season Basel   6–1   FC Bern Landhof, Basel
15:00 Wüthrich   17' (1:0)
Schaffer   33' (2:0)
Schaffer   (3:1)
Schaffer   (4:1)
Schaffer   (5:1)
Schaffer   82' (6:1)
Summary   (2:1) Quinclet Attendance: 1,200
Referee:   Herren (Basel)
20 June 1920 End of season Zürich   1–2   Basel Utogrund, Zürich
Sturzenegger   (1:2) Summary   (0:1) Schaffer
  (0:2) Schaffer
Referee:   László Balint (Zürich)
4 July 1920 End of season Basel   2–1   Ferencvárosi TC Landhof, Basel
16:00 Dietrich   61' (1:1)
Wüthrich   71' (2:1)
Summary   44' (0:1) Toth Attendance: 1,500
Referee:   Jacques Hirrle (Basel)
11 July 1920 End of season Basel   1–3   MTK Budapest Landhof, Basel
16:00   (pen. 1:1) Summary   19' (0:1) Winkler
Kuhn   (o.g. 1:2)
  (1:3) Winkler
Attendance: 4,000
Referee:   Jacques Hirrle (Basel)
18 July 1920 End of season Basel   1–3   Wiener Amateur Sportverein Landhof, Basel
16:30 Nemes   (1:3) Summary   (0:1) Konrad (II)
  (o.g. 0:2)
  76' (0:3) Hansl
Attendance: 4,000
Referee:   László Balint (Zürich)

Serie AEdit

Central Group resultsEdit

28 September 1919 Round 1 Basel 2–2 Young Boys Landhof, Basel
15:00 Dietz (I)   47' (1:0)
Wüthrich   52' (2:0)
Summary   (2:1) Funk (I)
  88' (2:2) Funk (II)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Wieland Zürich
12 October 1919 Round 2 Aarau 3–0 Basel Schachen, Aarau
15:00 Tanner   20' (1:0)
Tanner   (2:0)
Brändl   89' (pen. 3:0)
Summary Referee:   Fricker Zürich
19 October 1919 Round 3 Basel 3–0 Old Boys Landhof, Basel
15:20 Wüthrich   20' (1:0)
Wüthrich   55' (2:0)
Lott (I)   59' (3:0)
Summary Attendance: 2,500
Referee:   Gachnang Zürich
26 October 1919 Round 4 Nordstern Basel 0–1 Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
15:00 Summary   50' (0:1) Dietz (II) Attendance: 2,500
Referee:   Stutz Basel
9 November1919 Round 5 Basel 3–2 Luzern Landhof, Basel
14:45 Kuhn   53' (pen. 1:1)
Wüthrich   58' (2:1)
Dietz (II)   63' (3:1)
Summary   (0:1) Ulrich
  (3:2) Halter
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Fricker Zürich
7 December 1919 Round 6 FC Bern 1–1 Basel Kirchenfeld, Bern
15:00 Küng   (1:0) Summary   88' (1:1) Wüthrich Referee:   Reich Winterthur
14 December 1919 Round 7 Old Boys 2–1 Basel Margarethenwiese, Basel
14:30 Lüscher I   57' (1:1)
Lüscher I   (2:1)
Summary   10' (1:10) Wüthrich Attendance: 1,200
Referee:   Weber Gustav St. Gallen
21 December 1919 Round 8 Basel 3–2 Aarau Landhof, Basel
14:35 Dietz (II)   (1:1)
Dietz (II)   (2:1)
Albicker (I)   79' (3:2)
Summary   20' (0:1) von Arx II}
  75' (2:2)
Attendance: 1,300
Referee:   Stutz Basel
25 January 1920 Round 9 Basel 6–1 FC Bern Landhof, Basel
14:30 Dietz (II)   (1:1)
Wüthrich   (2:1)
Bielser   (3:1)
Berlincourt   (o.g. 4:1)
Wüthrich   (5:1)
Dietz (I)   (6:1)
Summary   12' (0:1) Weiss Attendance: 1,500
Referee:   Gachnang Zürich
8 February 1920 Round 10 Luzern 2–2 Basel Tribschen, Luzern
Sormani   20' (1:1)
Tobler   82' (2:2)
Summary   10' (0:1) Dietz (I)
  60' (1:1)
Referee:   Fricker Zürich
29 February 1920 Round 11 Basel 1–2 Nordstern Basel Landhof, Basel
15:00 Wüthrich   (1:2) Summary   (0:1) Berret
  (0:2) Berret
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Reich Winterthur
7 March 1920 Round 12 Biel-Bienne 0–3 Basel Gurzelen Stadion, Biel/Bienne
Summary   (0:1)   (0:2)   (0:3) Attendance: 800
21 March 1920 Round 13 Young Boys 3–3 Basel Kasernenmatte, Bern
15:00 Fässler   30' (1:0)
Dasen (II)   28' (2:0)
Funk (II)   (3:1)
Summary   (pen. 2:1) Kuhn
  (3:2) Zorzotti
  (3:3) Albicker (I)
Referee:   Wieland Zürich
28 March 1920 Round 14 Basel 3–0 FF Biel-Bienne Landhof, Basel
Summary

FC Biel-Bienne declared Forfait. As a replacement, a friendly match against Winterthur took place on the same date.

Central Group league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Young Boys Bern 14 12 2 0 41 13 +28 26 Advance to finals
2 Basel 14 7 4 3 32 20 +12 18
3 Aarau 14 6 4 4 24 14 +10 16
4 Nordstern Basel 14 7 2 5 21 18 +3 16
5 Old Boys 14 5 2 7 19 30 −11 12
6 Luzern 14 4 3 7 18 28 −10 11
7 FC Bern 14 4 1 9 19 30 −11 9
8 Biel-Bienne 14 1 2 11 15 36 −21 4 No relegation this year[4]
Source: rsssf.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. "Bilanz Saison=1919/20". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  2. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv". "Alfréd Schaffer – FCB-Statistik". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. "Rangliste Serie A - Zentralschweiz". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  4. ^ a b Erik Garin, Luc Nackaerts. "Serie A 1919/20". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  5. ^ Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. "FC Biel-Bienne - FC Basel 0:3 (0:1)". Verein "Basler Fussballarchiv”. Retrieved 2019-11-16.

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