FC St. Gallen

FC St. Gallen 1879 (Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879) is a Swiss football club based in St. Gallen, in the Canton of St. Gallen. In the 2019–20 season the club plays in the Swiss Super League.

St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 141 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
ManagerPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2019–20Swiss Super League, 2nd 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. St. Gallen has recently seen a remarkable surge in performance over the last 2 years and now has solidified itself as one of Switzerland's better clubs.

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

  • Swiss Cup
    • Winners: 1968–69
    • Runners-up (3): 1944–45, 1976–77, 1997–98
  • Swiss League Cup
    • Winners: 1977–78
    • Runners-up: 1981–82

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 N/A N/A

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

 
St. Gallen squad in 1881
As of 17 September 2020[1]
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GHA Lawrence Ati-Zigi
3 DF   GHA Musah Nuhu
4 DF    SUI Leonidas Stergiou
6 MF    SUI Basil Stillhart
7 FW   ALB Florian Kamberi
8 MF   ESP Jordi Quintillà
9 FW    SUI Jérémy Guillemenot
10 MF   ESP Víctor Ruiz
11 MF   POR André Ribeiro
14 MF   BRA Fabiano Alves
16 MF   GER Lukas Görtler
18 GK   GER Lukas Watkowiak
19 FW    SUI Lorenzo González
20 FW   FRA Élie Youan (on loan from Nantes)
21 MF    SUI Miro Muheim
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF    SUI Adonis Ajeti
23 DF   KVX Betim Fazliji
24 MF    SUI Kwadwo Duah
25 FW   SEN Boubacar Traorè
26 MF    SUI Tim Staubli
27 MF    SUI Fabio Solimando
29 MF    SUI Alessandro Kräuchi
34 FW    SUI Boris Babic
40 GK    SUI Nico Strübi
50 DF    SUI Nicolas Lüchinger
52 FW    SUI Angelo Campos
53 GK    SUI Armin Abaz
55 MF   BFA Salifou Diarrassouba
98 DF   FRA Yannis Letard
99 DF    SUI Vincent Rüfli

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
FW    SUI Patrick Sutter (at SC Brühl until 30 June 2020)
DF    SUI Silvan Gönitzer (at FC Schaffhausen until 30 June 2020)

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 (1994–01, 2003–10)

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kader" [Squad]. FC St. Gallen (in German). fcsg.ch. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

External linksEdit