FC Lausanne-Sport

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FC Lausanne-Sport.png
Full name Football Club Lausanne-Sport
Founded 1896 (1860)
Ground Olympique de la Pontaise
Ground Capacity 15,850
President Alain Joseph
Manager Henri Atamaniuk
League Swiss Super League
2012–13 Swiss Super League, 9th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

FC Lausanne-Sport (also referred to as LS) is a Swiss sports club based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is most famous for its football department (FC Lausanne-Sport), but the club also had athletics, sport rowing, and rink hockey departments until they split in 2009 over a row about the construction of a new stadium that will be built by 2015.


The football-section was founded in 1896 under the name of Montriond Lausanne. However, the Lausanne Football and Cricket Club was established in 1860, believed to be the oldest football club on the European continent by some historians. The club took the name Lausanne-Sports FC in 1920 after the football section merged with the Club Hygiénique de Lausanne, a physical education club. The club plays at the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, a 15,850 all-seater stadium used for the 1954 FIFA World Cup. They played in Swiss First Division between 1906-1931 and 1932-2002.

After the 2001–02 season, Lausanne-Sports were relegated because the club did not obtain a first level license for the 2002–03 season. Following the 2002–03 season in the second division, Lausanne-Sports FC were again relegated due to bankruptcy. They were reformed as FC Lausanne-Sport for the 2003–04 season and had to begin play at the fourth tier. The team was promoted in consecutive seasons from the fourth division after the 2003–04 season and the third division after the 2004–05 season. After an additional six years in the second tier of Swiss football, the club was promoted to the Super League for the 2011–12 season.

Lausanne-Sport qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after they lost the 2010 Swiss Cup final against Champions League-qualified Basel. They progressed through the second and third qualifying rounds as well as the play-off round to book their place in the group stage, though they would not move on from there.

Lausanne-Sport has won the Swiss First Division seven times and the Swiss Cup nine times.


  • Swiss Cup
    • Winners (9): 1935, 1939, 1944, 1950, 1962, 1964, 1981, 1998, 1999
    • Runners-up (8): 1937, 1946, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1984, 2000, 2010

Current squad[edit]

As of 6 February 2014 [1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Kevin Fickentscher (on loan from Sion)
2 Guinea MF Pascal Feindouno
3 Switzerland DF Mickaël Facchinetti
4 Slovenia MF Miha Mevlja
5 Spain MF Gabri (captain)
6 Switzerland DF Guillaume Katz
7 Switzerland MF Freddy Mveng
8 Switzerland MF Fabrizio Zambrella
10 France MF Damien Plessis
11 France FW Yannis Tafer
12 France FW Yoric Ravet
13 Croatia FW Ante Vukušić (on loan from Pescara)
14 Switzerland DF Sébastien Meoli
15 Switzerland MF Numa Lavanchy
No. Position Player
16 Portugal GK Barroca (on loan from Servette)
18 Switzerland GK Thomas Castella
19 Spain MF Jessua
20 Cameroon MF Patrick Ekeng
21 Switzerland MF Ming Yang
22 Switzerland GK Signori Antonio
23 Morocco DF Abdelouahed Chakhsi
24 France DF Jérôme Sonnerat
25 Senegal FW Matar Coly
26 Switzerland DF Adriano De Pierro
27 Venezuela DF Rolf Feltscher
28 Switzerland MF Romain Dessarzin
30 Switzerland MF Olivier Custodio
33 Cameroon DF Yaya Banana (on loan from Sochaux)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Mehmed Begzadić (at Locarno until 30 June 2014)
Switzerland FW Bashkim Sukaj (at Le Mont until 30 June 2014)

Famous former players[edit]

See also Category:FC Lausanne-Sport players.

Former coaches[edit]

Lausanne-Sports Rowing[edit]

Lausanne-Sports Aviron is the rowing club of Lausanne-Sport.


  1. ^ [team=4&tx_sfl_teams[action]=show&tx_sfl_teams[controller]=Team&cHash=21982e15670aa07e0ba3b1235f960462 "List du Cadre" [Squad list]]. Swiss Football League (in French). sfl.ch. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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