FC St. Gallen

Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879, commonly known as St. Gallen, is a Swiss professional football club based in the city of St. Gallen, Canton of St. Gallen. As of the 2022–23 season, the team competes in the Swiss Super League.

St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 143 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
PresidentMatthias Hüppi
Head coachPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2021–22Swiss Super League, 5th of 10
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Chart of FC St. Gallen table positions in the Swiss football league system

Founded on 19 April 1879, FC St. Gallen is the oldest club still in existence in Swiss football. However, the team has had relatively little success in comparison to other clubs. Despite the fact that St. Gallen won the Swiss championship twice in the 1903–04 and 1999–2000 seasons, the team has mostly been a mid-table side. During the last decade, the strength of the club continually declined and this eventually resulted in the transformation to a yo-yo club. St. Gallen were relegated to the second-tier Challenge League twice at the end of the 2007–08 and the 2010–11 seasons.

In 2016 FC St. Gallen, became a member of the exclusive Club of Pioneers, as the oldest football club of Switzerland.

StadiumEdit

FC St. Gallen play their home games at the Kybunpark. The stadium has a capacity of 19,694 and it is on the west side of town. The stadium replaced the former Espenmoos stadium in the east.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupEdit

OthersEdit

  • Anglo Cup
    • Runners-up: 1910

European recordEdit

Overall recordEdit

Accurate as of 30 July 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 000.00
Cup Winners' Cup 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 025.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 23 8 4 11 28 40 −12 034.78
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 6 1 3 24 10 +14 060.00
Total 39 15 7 17 57 60 −3 038.46

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

 
St. Gallen 2013
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup First round   BK Frem 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Second round   Levski Sofia 0–0 0–4 0–4
1983–84 UEFA Cup First round   Radnički Niš 1–2 0–3 1–5
1985–86 UEFA Cup First round   Inter Milan 0–0 1–5 1–5
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Viljandi JK Tulevik 3–2 6–1 9–3
Second round   Austria Salzburg 1–0 1–3 2–3
2000–01 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round   Galatasaray 1–2 2–2 3–4
UEFA Cup First round   Chelsea 2–0 0–1 2–1
Second round   Club Brugge 1–1 1–2 2–3
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round   Pelister 2–3 2–0 4–3
First round   Steaua București 2–1 1–1 3–2
Second round   Freiburg 1–4 1–0 2–4
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   B68 Toftir 5–1 6–0 11–1
Second round   Willem II 1–1 (aet) 0–1 1–2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round   Dacia Chişinău 0–1 (aet) 1–0 1–1 (0–3p)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off   Spartak Moscow 1–1 4–2 5–3
Group A   Valencia 2–3 1–5 4th place
  Swansea City 1–0 0–1
  Kuban Krasnodar 2–0 0–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round   Sarpsborg 08 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round   AEK Athens 0–1

PlayersEdit

 
St. Gallen squad in 1881

Current squadEdit

As of 26 January 2023[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   GHA Lawrence Ati-Zigi
3 DF   GHA Musah Nuhu
4 DF   SUI Leonidas Stergiou
5 DF   CRO Matej Maglica
6 MF   SUI Basil Stillhart
7 FW   AUT Fabian Schubert
8 MF   ESP Jordi Quintillà
9 FW   SUI Jérémy Guillemenot
10 FW   COD Chadrac Akolo
11 FW   SUI Julian von Moos
13 MF   GER Leonhard Münst (on loan from Stuttgart II)
16 MF   GER Lukas Görtler
20 DF   AUT Albert Vallci
22 FW   CIV Emmanuel Latte Lath (on loan from Atalanta)
23 MF   SUI Gregory Karlen
24 DF   PHI Michael Kempter
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 GK   GER Lukas Watkowiak
27 MF   SUI Randy Schneider
28 MF   SUI Ricardo Azevedo Alves
29 DF   SUI Alessandro Kräuchi
30 DF   SUI Patrick Sutter
31 FW   SUI Alessio Besio
32 MF   SUI David Jacovic
33 DF   SUI Isaac Schmidt
34 MF   SUI Stefano Guidotti
35 GK   GER Bela Dumrath
37 MF   SUI Christian Witzig
50 FW   SUI Fabrizio Cavegn
56 MF   KOS Edis Bytyqi
69 FW   FRA Willem Geubbels
77 FW   GER Leon Dajaku (on loan from Sunderland)
93 FW   FRA Noha Ndombasi

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   SUI Nicolas Lüchinger (at Thun until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   FRA Élie Youan (at Hibernian until 30 June 2023)

Retired numbersEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   SUI Marc Zellweger (1994–2001, 2003–2010)

Club officialsEdit

As of 1 July 2018
Position Staff
Chairman   Matthias Hüppi
Member   Peter Germann
Sporting Director   Alain Sutter
First-Team Manager   Peter Zeidler
First-Team Assistant Manager   Boro Kuzmanović
First-Team Coach   Orest Shala
First-Team Goalkeeper Coach   Stefano Razzetti
Fitness Coach   Thomas Wyss
Athletic Coach   Simon Storm
Chief Scout   Nnamdi Aghanya
Masseur   Stephan Oberli
Academy Goalkeeping Co-ordinator   Alex Nussbaumer
Team Manager   Ramin Pandji
  Adrian Zingg

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1. Mannschaft | Saison 2022/23" [First team | 2022/23 season] (in German). FC St. Gallen. 2 August 2022.

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