2012–13 FC Basel season

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FC Basel
2012–13 season
Chairman Switzerland Bernhard Heusler
Manager Switzerland Murat Yakin
Ground St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Super League Champions
Swiss Cup Runner-Up
Champions League Eliminated in play-off round
Europa League advanced to Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Marco Streller (14)
All: Marco Streller (21)
Highest home attendance Swiss Super League:
35,171 vs. Lausanne
(16 May 2013)
UEFA Europa League
36,000 vs. Chelsea
(25 April 2013)
Lowest home attendance Swiss Super League:
24,265 vs. Sion
(9 February 2013)
UEFA Europa League
12,743 vs. Videoton
(8 November 2012)

The 2012–13 FC Basel season is the 120th season in club history and the club's 18th consecutive season in the top flight of Swiss football. Basel started their season with various warm-up matches against teams from Switzerland, Romania and Germany. Their 2012–13 Swiss Super League season began on 13 July with the away tie against Servette FC and they started in the 2012–13 Swiss Cup first round on 15 September with the away game against FC Amriswil. Basel entered the Champions League in the qualifying phase and were drawn against Estonian club Flora Tallinn. This and the following qualifying round were overstood, however in the play-off round Basel lost both games against CFR Cluj and were knocked out.

Following a poor start to the season it was announced on 15 October 2012 that Vogel had been replaced by Murat Yakin as manager[1] Following the out in the Champions League Basel played in the Europa League group stage and were drawn into Group G along with Sporting Clube de Portugal, K.R.C. Genk and Videoton FC. They finished the Group in second position and advanced to the knockout phase round of 32. Here they were drawn against the Ukrainian Premier League team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Basel won 3–1 on aggregate. In the round of 16 they were drawn against Zenit St. Petersburg and, despite being the underdogs, Basel advanced by winning 2–1 on aggregate. Thus they qualified for the quarter-finals and were drawn against Tottenham Hotspur, whom they beat 4-1 on penalties after a 4-4 aggregate draw to progress to the semi-finals. The draw for the semi-final matched Basel against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea.

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

First team manager at the start on the season was Heiko Vogel. His assistants were Marco Walker and Markus Hoffmann. Massimo Colomba retired as a player and was appointed as the new Goalkeeper coach. Massimo Ceccaroni was appointed as the new head of the FCB Youth System. Coach of the Youth Team (U–21) was Carlos Bernegger and Benjamin Huggel, who also retired as player, was appointed as his new assistant.

On 15 October 2012 it was announced that Vogel had been replaced by Murat Yakin as manager,[1] but that the assistants would all remain in their respective positions. On 7 April 2013 it was announced that Carlos Bernegger was released from his still running contact (that was valid until June 2015) so that he could sign a contact with FC Luzern as first team manager.[2] Bernegger started his new job on 8 April and was replaced ad-interim by the Youth Section boss Ceccaroni.

Position Staff
Manager Switzerland Heiko Vogel
until 15 October 2012
Manager Switzerland Murat Yakin
from 15 October 2012
1 Assistant manager Switzerland Marco Walker
2 Assistant manager Austria Markus Hoffmann
Goalkeeper Coach Switzerland Massimo Colomba
Team Administration Switzerland Gustav Nussbaumer
Youth Team Coach Switzerland Carlos Bernegger
until 7 April 2013
Youth Team Coach
ad-interim
Switzerland Massimo Ceccaroni
from 8 April 2013
Youth Team Co-Coach Switzerland Benjamin Huggel

Last updated: 1 July 2012
Source: FCB Official Site

Further information[edit]

Chairman Switzerland Mr Bernhard Heusler
Vice Chairman Switzerland Mr Adrian Knup
Finances Switzerland Mr Stephan Werthmüller
Sportdirector Switzerland Mr Georg Heitz
Marketing Switzerland Mr René Kamm
Ground (capacity and dimensions) St. Jakob-Park (38,512[3])
(37,500 for international matches[4] / 120x80 m)

Last updated: 1 July 2012
Source: FCB Official Site

Overview[edit]

Offseason and preseason[edit]

Basel's biggest signings of the 2012–13 season were Mohamed Salah, who transferred in from Arab Contractors,[5] and Marcelo Díaz, who came from Universidad de Chile. Díaz was transferred to Basel in a US$4 million deal and signed a four-year contract.[6] David Degen also returned to his home club after spending four seasons with BSC Young Boys. Stjepan Vuleta, Simon Grether and Mirko Salvi signed from the youth academy.[7]

Xherdan Shaqiri left the club and signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich.[8] The transfer fee was not disclosed by the two clubs.[8] Granit Xhaka also left FC Basel and signed a five-year contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach.[9] The transfer fee was not disclosed.[9] It was also announced that Getafe signed David Abraham in a free transfer and gave him a four-year contract.[10]

The two long time and very experienced players Benjamin Huggel and Scott Chipperfield retired from professional football during the summer break. Huggel was appointed as Assistant Youth Team (U–21) Coach. Chipperfield joined FC Aesch in the sixth tier of the Swiss Football League as Player-coach.

Winter break[edit]

Basel started the preparation for the second half of the season on 4 January 2013. They played a fiendly on 12 January against Bayern Munich and spent their trainings camp in Marbella from 14 to 24 January. Here they played four trials, the last being the 2-1 win against the Chinese national team.

On 13 December 2012 FC Basel announced that they had signed Serey Die on a three and a half year contract[11] and on 17 December 2012 they also announced that Endogan Adili had also been signed on a three and a half year contract, with an additional one-year option.[12] On 3 January 2013 it was announced that Raúl Bobadilla had been signed on a contract until 2017.[13] On 29 January 2013 it was announced that Basel had signed Mohamed Elneny on loan until the end of the season.[14][15]

In the other direction, it was also announced that Radoslav Kováč was given a free transfer to Slovan Liberec.[16] During January it was also announced that some of the youngsters would be loaned ot to lower league clubs, Pak Kwang-Ryong[17] Simon Grether and Pascal Schürpf[18] to Bellinzona, Stjepan Vuleta to Wil[19] and Marco Aratore to Winterthur[20] so that they could all gain playing experience.

The Campaign[edit]

Domestic League[edit]

Basel's priority aim for the season is to win the league championship for the fourth time in a row. Basel's 2012–13 Swiss Super League season began on 13 July 2012 with the away tie against Servette FC.[21] The season started poorly, Basel won just three of their first nine games, drawing five with one defeat. They were in fourth position in the league table, eight points behind the leaders Grasshoppers, this even increased to eleven points just three weeks later. However, following the Management change in October, the team spirits improved and they played better. They ended the first half of the season in second position, had reduced the arrears to four points and had moved one point ahead of Sion and St. Gallen.

In the second half of the season FC Sion lost their momentum completely and St. Gallen also lost contact to the first two positions in the league table. The Grasshoppers and Basel distanced themselves continually, but remained within a few points of each other. Basel took over the lead in the championship table and, mid-way through the second half of the season, started to open a gap to their last remaining rivals. Despite Grasshoppers winning the direct league fixture against Basel three games before the end of the season, Basel had acquired enough points to finish three points ahead of them and to win their fourth title in a row.[22] Basel thus achieved their main aim that they had set for the season, in fact the league campaign can be described as being a successful one.

Domestic Cup[edit]

Basel's clear aim for the Swiss Cup is to retain the title. The Cup holders started in the 2012–13 Swiss Cup first round on 15 September with the away game against FC Amriswil, a team from the OFV (Ostschweizer Fussballverband) Regional 2. Liga and this tie was won 6–1. In the second round they were drawn away against FC Chiasso, this tie was won 4–1. For the third round tie Basel were drawn, again away from home, against Locarno and passed into the next round with a 3–2 victory, but needed a.e.t. for the winning goal.

The Quarterfinals were played on 27 February 2013 and Basel were drawn away from home against FC Thun in a tie that was won 2–1, yet again this victory need extra time. Drawn away in the semifinal against Sion on 17 April 2013 Basel advanced to the final thanks to the only goal of the game scored by Valentin Stocker. The final was played on Whit Monday in the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf in Bern. The opponents were the Grasshoppers. Basel lost the Final 3-4 on penalties, the game had ended 1-1 after extra time. Basel missed their aimed cup win, but the cup campaign can be described as being a successful one.

Champions League[edit]

Because Basel entered the Champions League in the qualifying phase their initial aim is to reach the group stage. They were drawn against Estonian club Flora Tallinn winning 5–0 on aggregate and in the third round they were drawn against Norwegian club Molde FK winning 2–1 on aggregate. However in the play-off round Basel lost both games against CFR Cluj from Rumainia (being knocked out 3–1 on aggregate). Therefore the initial aim was failed.

Europa League[edit]

Because the losing teams from the Champions League play-off round were eligible for the group stage of the Europa League, Basels next aim was to remain in this European competition over the winter break. Basel were drawn into Group G along with Sporting Clube de Portugal, K.R.C. Genk and Videoton FC. As they finished the Group in second position they advanced to the knockout phase round of 32. Therefore their second aim was achieved. In the round of 32 Basel were drawn against the Ukrainian Premier League team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Basel progressed 3–1 on aggregate, winning the home tie and drawing away. Their aims were subsequently revised again and this aim was stated as reaching the quarter-finals.

In the round of 16 they were drawn against Zenit St. Petersburg and despite being the underdogs, by winning 2–1 on aggregate, they qualified for the next round. Basel were drawn against Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final. Spurs were beaten 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out after a 4-4 aggregate draw to progress to the semi-finals.[23] The draw for the semi-final matched the against reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea. Both games in the tie ended with a defeat, 1-2 in Basel 1-3 in London. Despite these two defeats Basel's European aims were achieved, in fact the campaign can be described as a very successful one.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2012[24]

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

No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Yann Sommer
3 South Korea DF Park Joo-Ho
4 Switzerland DF Philipp Degen
5 Switzerland DF Arlind Ajeti
6 Austria DF Aleksandar Dragović
7 Switzerland MF David Degen
8 Ivory Coast MF Serey Die
9 Switzerland FW Marco Streller (Captain)
10 Ivory Coast MF Gilles Yapi Yapo
11 Switzerland MF Endogan Adili
13 Switzerland FW Alexander Frei
14 Switzerland MF Valentin Stocker
15 Switzerland DF Kay Voser
16 Switzerland DF Fabian Schär
17 Argentina FW Raúl Bobadilla
No. Position Player
18 Switzerland GK Germano Vailati
19 Switzerland MF Simon Grether
20 Switzerland MF Fabian Frei
21 Chile MF Marcelo Díaz
22 Egypt FW Mohamed Salah
23 Switzerland GK Mirko Salvi
24 Switzerland MF Cabral
25 Switzerland MF Darko Jevtić
26 Argentina DF Gastón Sauro
27 Germany DF Markus Steinhöfer
29 Czech Republic DF Radoslav Kováč
30 Switzerland FW Stjepan Vuleta
31 Cameroon FW Jacques Zoua
33 Egypt MF Mohamed Elneny
35 North Korea FW Pak Kwang-Ryong

Out on loan[edit]

Switzerland FW Marco Aratore (at Switzerland Aarau which ended 3 August)
Switzerland FW Marco Aratore (at Switzerland Winterthur from 17 January 2013 until 30 June 2013)[20]
Switzerland MF Pascal Schürpf (at Switzerland Aarau which ended 3 August)
Switzerland MF Pascal Schürpf (to Switzerland Bellinzona from 31 January until 30 June 2013)[18]
Switzerland DF Taulant Xhaka (at Switzerland Grasshopper until 30 June 2013)
Switzerland DF Genséric Kusunga (at Switzerland Servette until 30 June 2013)
Switzerland MF Stephan Andrist (at Switzerland Luzern until 30 June 2013)
35 North Korea FW Pak Kwang-Ryong (at Switzerland Bellinzona, from 11 Januar 2013 until 30 June 2013)[17]
19 Switzerland MF Simon Grether (to Switzerland Bellinzona from 31 January until 30 June 2013)[18]
30 Switzerland FW Stjepan Vuleta (to Switzerland Wil from 5 February 2013 until 30 June 2013)[19]

Transfers Summer 2012[edit]

In[edit]

7 Switzerland MF David Degen (from BSC Young Boys)
18 Switzerland GK Germano Vailati (from St. Gallen)
19 Switzerland MF Simon Grether (from Basel U-21)
21 Chile MF Marcelo Díaz (from Universidad de Chile)
22 Egypt FW Mohamed Salah (from Arab Contractors)
23 Switzerland GK Mirko Salvi (from Basel U-21)

Out[edit]

Switzerland MF Xherdan Shaqiri (to Bayern Munich - €10 million)
Switzerland MF Granit Xhaka (to Borussia Mönchengladbach - €8.5 million)
Switzerland GK Marcel Herzog (to St. Gallen - n/a)
Argentina DF David Abraham (to Getafe - Free transfer)
Switzerland MF Benjamin Huggel (Retired)
Australia MF Scott Chipperfield (Retired)
Switzerland GK Massimo Colomba (Retired)

Transfers Winter 2012-13[edit]

In[edit]

8 Ivory Coast MF Serey Die (from FC Sion - n/a)[11]
11 Switzerland MF Endogan Adili (from Grasshopper Club Zürich - n/a)[12]
17 Argentina FW Raúl Bobadilla (from BSC Young Boys - n/a)[13]
33 Egypt MF Mohamed Elneny (from Arab Contractors on loan)

Out[edit]

29 Czech Republic DF Radoslav Kováč (to Slovan Liberec free transfer)[16]

Results and Fixtures[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Friendly matches[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Winter break[edit]

Swiss Super League[edit]

Kickoff times are in CET

First half of season[edit]

Second half of season[edit]

League table[edit]

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 14 7 3 43 20 +23 49 10 3 0 28 6 +22 4 4 3 15 14 +1

Last updated: 21 March 2013.
Source: Fussballdaten.de

Swiss Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 Swiss Cup

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Second qualifying round[edit]
Third qualifying round[edit]

Playoff round[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Belgium Genk 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12
Switzerland Basel 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9
Hungary Videoton 6 2 0 4 6 8 −2 6
Portugal Sporting CP 6 1 2 3 4 10 −6 5

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Basel won 3–1 on aggregate.

Round of 16[edit]

Basel won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

4–4 on aggregate. Basel won 4–1 on penalties.

Semi-finals[edit]

Chelsea won 5–2 on aggregate.

Statistics[edit]

All the information to the squad statistics during the season, including matches played and goals scored.

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   SUI Sommer 26 EU 2010 59 0 2015 Youth system
3 LB  KOR Park J. H. 28 Non-EU 2011 39 0 2015
4 RB   SUI P. Degen 31 EU 2011 12 2 2015 Free transfer Originally from youth system
5 CB   SUI Ajeti 21 EU 2011 1 0 2014 Youth system Second nationality: Kosovo
6 CB  AUT Dragović 23 EU 2011 56 1 2015 Second nationality: Serbia
7 RM   SUI D. Degen 31 EU 2012 0 0 2015 CHF .8M Originally from youth system
9 FW   SUI Streller (captain) 33 EU 2007 177 83 2014 CHF2M Originally from youth system
10 CM  CIV Yapi 32 Non-EU 2010 62 1 2013
13 FW   SUI A. Frei 35 EU 2009 125 93 2012 CHF5.7M Originally from youth system
14 LM   SUI Stocker 25 EU 2007 159 39 2014 Youth system
15 FB   SUI Voser 28 EU 2011 7 0 2014
19 MF   SUI Grether 22 EU 2012 0 0 2014 Youth system
20 MF   SUI F. Frei 26 EU 2011 106 11 2013 Originally from youth system
21 CB   SUI Kusunga 26 EU 2010 21 0 2014 Second nationality: Angola
22 ST  EGY Salah 22 Non-EU 2012 0 0 2016
23 GK   SUI Salvi 20 EU 2012 0 0 2015 Second nationality: Italy
24 DM   SUI Cabral 26 EU 2009 107 3 2013 Second nationality: Cape Verde
25 MF   SUI Jevtić 21 EU 2012 12 0 Youth system
27 RWB  GER Steinhöfer 28 EU 2011 61 1 2013 CHF0.12M
28 RW   SUI Andrist 27 EU 2011 19 4 2014
29 CB  CZE Kováč 35 EU 2011 21 0 2013
30 FW   SUI Vuleta 21 EU 2012 0 0
31 FW  CMR Zoua 23 Non-EU 2009 85 16 2013
35 FW  PRK Pak K. R. 22 Non-EU 2011 17 3 2016
? MF  CHI Diaz 28 Non-EU 2012 0 0 2016
? GK   SUI Vailati 34 EU 2012 0 0 2016

Season Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Super League Swiss Cup Champions League Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Switzerland GK Yann Sommer 58 0 36 0 3 0 5 0 14 0
18 Switzerland GK Germano Vailati 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 Switzerland GK Mirko Salvi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3 South Korea DF Park Joo-Ho 37 1 19+2 1 2 0 5 0 9 0
4 Switzerland DF Philipp Degen 34 3 19+2 3 3 0 1 0 9 0
5 Switzerland DF Arlind Ajeti 6 0 2+2 0 1 0 0 0 0+1 0
6 Austria DF Aleksandar Dragović 54 4 32 3 3 0 6 0 13 1
15 Switzerland DF Kay Voser 19 0 11+2 0 2 0 1 0 2+1 0
16 Switzerland DF Fabian Schär 38 8 21 4 3 0 0+1 0 12+1 4
26 Argentina DF Gastón Sauro 29 1 14+2 1 2+1 0 6 0 3+1 0
27 Germany DF Markus Steinhöfer 48 1 23+6 0 1+2 1 5 0 8+3 0
Midfielders
7 Switzerland MF David Degen 45 5 17+9 3 1+1 0 6 1 7+4 1
8 Ivory Coast MF Serey Die 24 1 12+2 1 3 0 0 0 7 0
10 Ivory Coast MF Gilles Yapi Yapo 17 2 12 2 1 0 3 0 1 0
11 Switzerland MF Endogan Adili 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Switzerland MF Valentin Stocker 51 11 29+2 6 2+1 2 3+1 0 13 3
20 Switzerland MF Fabian Frei 46 6 24+3 4 2+1 1 1+2 0 8+5 1
21 Chile MF Marcelo Díaz 47 7 19+7 4 3+1 1 6 1 8+3 1
24 Switzerland MF Cabral 44 0 23+4 0 1+1 0 5 0 9+1 0
25 Switzerland MF Darko Jevtić 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Egypt MF Mohamed Elneny 26 0 7+8 0 3 0 0 0 5+3 0
Forwards
9 Switzerland FW Marco Streller 52 19 30+2 14 2+1 0 6 1 11 4
13 Switzerland FW Alexander Frei 30 12 16+2 7 2 2 2+2 2 4+2 1
17 Argentina FW Raúl Bobadilla 11 1 6+4 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
22 Egypt FW Mohamed Salah 48 9 12+17 5 2+1 2 1+1 0 10+4 2
31 Cameroon FW Jacques Zoua 41 6 7+17 1 1+1 2 2+3 3 1+9 0
Players away from the club on loan:
19 Switzerland MF Simon Grether 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 Switzerland FW Stjepan Vuleta 5 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 1+1 0 0 0
35 North Korea FW Pak Kwang-Ryong 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Basel no longer at the club:
29 Czech Republic DF Radoslav Kováč 6 1 4+1 1 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

Last updated: 29 May 2012
Source: Squad statistics and Start formations
Only competitive matches.
Using the most used start formation.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).

Bookings[edit]

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