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; 144 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
PresidentMatthias Hüppi
Head coachPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2022–23Swiss Super League, 6th of 10
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History edit

 
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 end of the 2000s, the strength of the club continually declined. St. Gallen were relegated to the second-tier Challenge League twice at the end of the 2007–08 and the 2010–11 seasons. Since promotion back to the Swiss Super League, they have been in the top division for the last ten years with the club finishing as runners up in the 2019–20 season. In 2016, FC St. Gallen, became a member of the exclusive Club of Pioneers, as the oldest football club of Switzerland.[1]

Stadium edit

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.

Honours edit

Domestic edit

League edit

Cup edit

Others edit

  • Anglo Cup
    • Runners-up: 1910

European record edit

Overall record edit

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

Players edit

 
St. Gallen squad in 1881

Current squad edit

As of 14 February 2024[2]

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   CRO Jozo Stanić
5 DF   GER Justin Janitzek (on loan from Bayern Munich II)
6 DF   SUI Patrick Sutter
7 FW   AUT Fabian Schubert
8 MF   ESP Jordi Quintillà
9 FW   FRA Willem Geubbels
10 FW   COD Chadrac Akolo
11 FW   SUI Julian von Moos
13 MF   SUI Gregory Karlen
15 DF   MLI Abdoulaye Diaby
16 MF   GER Lukas Görtler
18 FW   SUI Felix Mambimbi
19 FW   SWE Nikolaj Möller
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   AUT Albert Vallci
23 DF   KOS Betim Fazliji
24 MF   SUI Bastien Toma
25 GK   GER Lukas Watkowiak
30 MF   ESP Víctor Ruiz
31 MF   NED Richard van der Venne
33 DF   SUI Isaac Schmidt
35 GK   GER Bela Dumrath
36 DF   GER Chima Okoroji
37 MF   SUI Christian Witzig
46 DF   ITA Mattia Zanotti (on loan from Inter)
61 FW   SUI Albin Krasniqi
64 MF   SRB Mihailo Stevanović
90 FW   SRB Jovan Milošević (on loan from Stuttgart)

Out on loan edit

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 Leonidas Stergiou (at VfB Stuttgart until 30 June 2024)

Retired numbers edit

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 officials edit

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   Frank Baumann
First-Team Coach   Moritz Fünfschmidt
First-Team Goalkeeper Coach   Rolf Neuhaus
Fitness Coach   Thomas Wyss
Athletic Coach   Alois Baumgartner
Chief scout   Manuel Kühn
Masseur   Stephan Oberli
Academy Goalkeeping Co-ordinator   Alex Nussbaumer
Team manager   Heinz Hofmann
  Adrian Zingg

Coaches edit

Former players edit

References edit

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

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