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FC St. Gallen 1879 (Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879) is a Swiss football club based in St. Gallen, in the Canton of St.Gallen. The club is currently playing in the 2018–2019 Swiss Super League.

St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 140 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
ManagerPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2018–19Swiss Super League, 6th
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 and in Continental Europe. 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

European recordEdit

Overall recordEdit

Accurate as of July 30, 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
2000–2001 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
2001–2002 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)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

 
St. Gallen squad in 1881
As of 2 September 2019[1]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Dejan Stojanović
4   DF Leonidas Stergiou
6   MF Alain Wiss
7   MF Víctor Ruiz
8   MF Jordi Quintillà
9   FW Jérémy Guillemenot
11   MF Axel Bakayoko (on loan from Inter Milan)
13   FW Cedric Itten
14   MF Fabiano Alves
15   DF Milan Vilotić
16   MF Lukas Görtler
18   GK Jonathan Klinsmann
19   MF André Ribeiro
20   MF Moreno Costanzo
21   MF Miro Muheim
No. Position Player
22   DF Adonis Ajeti
23   MF Betim Fazliji
25   FW Ermedin Demirović (on loan from Alavés)
26   MF Tim Staubli
27   MF Fabio Solimando
28   DF Sliman Kchouk
29   MF Alessandro Kräuchi
33   DF Musah Nuhu
34   FW Boris Babić
36   DF Silvan Hefti
40   GK Nico Strübi
50   DF Nicolas Lüchinger
52   FW Angelo Campos
98   DF Yannis Letard
99   DF 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. Position Player
  FW Patrick Sutter (at SC Brühl until 30 June 2020)
  DF 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. Position Player
17   DF 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.

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