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FC Thun (Fussballclub Thun 1898) is a Swiss football team from the Bernese Oberland town of Thun. The club currently plays in the Swiss Super League after being promoted in the 2009/10 season. The club plays at the Stockhorn Arena which accommodates a total of 10,000 supporters, both seated and standing. The club's colours are red and white.

Thun
FC Thun Logo 2011.svg
Full nameFussballclub Thun 1898
Founded1898; 121 years ago (1898)
GroundStockhorn Arena, Thun
Capacity10,000
ChairmanMarkus Lüthi
ManagerMarc Schneider
LeagueSwiss Super League
2017–18Swiss Super League, 7th
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

 
Chart of FC Thun table positions in the Swiss football league system
 
Participation certificate of the FC Thun, issued 20. July 1936

FC Thun was founded on 1 May 1898.

It has played in the Nationalliga B from 1946–50, 1953–54, 1955–70 and 1997–2002. From 2002–2008 it played in the Nationalliga A, which was renamed to Axpo Super League. In 2008 the club were relegated to the Swiss Challenge League. Thun is the only club competing in the 2017–18 Swiss Super League that has never won a Swiss football championship.

FC Thun reached for the first time the group stages of the Champions League, and were drawn in Group B alongside European giants Arsenal, Ajax and Sparta Prague. They started their campaign on 14 September 2005 away at Arsenal, where after equalising through Nelson Ferreira, they narrowly lost 2–1 after Dennis Bergkamp scored in the match's dying seconds. On 27 September they hosted the Czech champions Sparta Prague at home, the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf in Bern, where all the club's European home matches were held, as the Lachen Stadium does not meet Uefa's prerequisites for Champions League venues.[citation needed] Thun's 1–0 victory thanks to Selver Hodžić's 80th-minute winner propelled them into second place in the group. Following a loss to Ajax on 2 November they lost 1–0 at home to Arsenal and with Ajax beating Sparta Prague, FC Thun exited the Champions League. However Thun drew 0–0 with Sparta Prague in their last group match and qualifying for the Uefa Cup Round of 32.

Just three days prior to their Uefa Cup tie against Hamburg SV, Thun sacked their coach, Urs Schönenberger who had guided them to the Champions League group stages and was replaced by Heinz Peischl. Despite this Thun managed a surprise 1–0 over Hamburg SV in the first leg at the Stade de Suisse. However Hamburg were too strong at their home, AOL Arena, and managed to overturn the deficit, winning the second leg 2–0 (2–1 on aggregate).

European CupsEdit

  • Q= Qualifying
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Champions League Q2   Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 2–2 3–2
Q3   Malmö FF 3–0 1–0 4–0
Group B   Arsenal 0–1 1–2 3rd
  Sparta Praha 1–0 0–0
  Ajax 2–4 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup Round of 32   Hamburger SV 1–0 0–2 1–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2   Vllaznia Shkodër 2–1 0–0 2–1
Q3   Palermo 1–1 2–2 3–3
PO   Stoke City 0–1 1–4 1–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Q2   Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 3–1 5–1
Q3   Häcken 1–0 2–1 3–1
PO   Partizan 3–0 0–1 3–1
Group G   Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 0–3 4th
  Genk 0–1 1–2
  Rapid Wien 1–0 1–2
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Q2   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2–1 1–1 3–2
Q3   Vaduz 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a.)
PO   Sparta Praha 3–3 1–3 4–6

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2019[1][2]

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 Guillaume Faivre
3   DF Colin Trachsel
4   DF Miguel Rodrigues
6   MF Kenan Fatkič
8   MF Gregory Karlen
9   FW Dejan Sorgić
10   MF Basil Stillhart
11   MF Matteo Tosetti
14   DF Roy Gelmi
16   MF Moreno Costanzo
17   MF Dennis Hediger
18   GK Francesco Ruberto
20   DF Chris Kablan
No. Position Player
21   MF Nelson Ferreira
22   GK Nino Ziswiler
23   DF Timo Righetti
24   MF Nuno da Silva
25   DF Kevin Bigler
31   DF Stefan Glarner
33   MF Marvin Spielmann
34   MF Nicola Sutter
35   FW Nicolas Hunziker
36   MF Dominik Schwizer
37   MF Dennis Salanović
39   DF Sven Joss

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

Former coachesEdit

HonoursEdit

Swiss Challenge League/Nationalliga B

  • Champions: 2009–10
  • Promoted: 1953–54, 2001–02

Swiss Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Thun Berner Oberland - Fehlermeldung". fcthun.ch. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Thun- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ Thun coach takes players' advice and quits Reuters, 20 November 2012

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