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Basler Sportclub Old Boys, commonly known as BSC Old Boys or Old Boys Basel, is a Swiss sports club based in Basel. The club is mainly known for its football but it also has track, swimming and tennis sections. The association's colors are yellow and black.

Old Boys
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Full nameBasel Sport Club Old Boys
Founded1894
GroundStadium Schützenmatte
Capacity8,000 (2,000 seated)
ChairmanBalz Heusler
ManagerMarco Walker
League2. Liga Interregional
2018–19Swiss 1. Liga, 14th (relegated)

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HistoryEdit

 
Chart of BSC Old Boys table positions in the Swiss football league system

The club was founded as FC Old Boys Basel in 1894 but became BSC Old Boys at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1899, 1904 and 1912, the club finished runners-up in the Nationalliga A, but in 1932, the club was relegated from the professional leagues. After spending many years in the amateur leagues, Old Boys managed to climb back into the Nationalliga B in 1987, the same year that local rivals FC Basel were relegated from the Nationalliga A, meaning the two clubs would meet again. In the 1995/96 season, Old Boys were relegated again and they now play in the Second Group of Swiss 1. Liga.

BSC Old Boys play at the Stadium Schützenmatte, but the original home ground of the club was Margaret Meadow. The club had to move stadium because the IWB, the Industrial Works of Basel, moved there.

In 1922, a swimming section was founded, which later merged with other clubs, and in 1927, a tennis club was founded. In 1935, it split to become Tennis Club Old Boys, today's home club of Roger Federer.

Squad 2017 – 2018Edit

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

No. Position Player
28   GK Vilson Dedaj
31   GK Niklas Lindenthal

3   DF Kaan Sevinc
6   DF Edonis Asani
7   DF Vincent Leuthard
12   DF Rafael Disler
17   DF Kaltrim Osaj
18   DF Dugagjin Dedaj
23   DF Loic Limanaj

4   MF Serkan Sahin
5   MF Valentin Mbarga
8   MF Adrian Fleury
No. Position Player
9   MF Artan Shillova
13   MF Janic Cucinelli
14   MF Dino Babovic
17   MF Nemanja Petrovic
20   MF Onur Akbulut
21   MF Emre Sahin
22   MF Marius Blatter
24   MF Ruben Kotlar

10   FW Mergim Ahmeti
11   FW Pascal Rietmann
15   FW Lüftetar Mushkolaj
18   FW Srđan Sudar

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