FC Thun

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Thun
FC Thun logo.svg
Full name Fussballclub Thun 1898
Founded 1898
Ground Stockhorn Arena, Thun
Ground Capacity 10,300
Chairman Markus Stähli
Manager Urs Fischer
League Swiss Super League
2013–14 Swiss Super League, 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

FC 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 Arena Thun which accommodates a total of 10,300 supporters, both seated and standing. The club's colours are red and white.

History[edit]

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.

FC Thun were drawn in Group B alongside European giants Arsenal, Ajax and Sparta Prague. They started their first ever Champions League 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 their 'home' venue, 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 Cups[edit]

  • Q= Qualifying
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Champions League Q2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 2–2 3–2
Q3 Sweden Malmö FF 3–0 1–0 4–0
Group B England Arsenal 0–1 1–2 3rd
Czech Republic Sparta Praha 1–0 0–0
Netherlands Ajax 2–4 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup Round of 32 Germany Hamburger SV 1–0 0–2 1–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2–1 0–0 2–1
Q3 Italy Palermo 1–1 2–2 3–3
PO England Stoke City 0–1 1–4 1–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Q2 Georgia (country) Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 3–1 5–1
Q3 Sweden Häcken 1–0 2–1 3–1
PO Serbia Partizan 3–0 0–1 3–1
Group G Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 0–3 4th
Belgium Genk 0–1 1–2
Austria Rapid Wien 1–0 1–2

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 June, 2014[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 Switzerland GK Guillaume Faivre
3 Switzerland DF Lukas Schenkel
5 Switzerland DF Fulvio Sulmoni
7 Switzerland MF Gianluca Frontino
8 Switzerland MF Michael Siegfried
9 Albania FW Berat Sadik
11 Switzerland FW Elvedin Causi
14 Switzerland DF Nicolas Schindelholz
15 Israel MF Lotem Zino
16 Brazil FW Cássio
17 Switzerland MF Dennis Hediger
18 Switzerland GK Francesco Ruberto
19 Switzerland MF Christian Schneuwly
20 Switzerland MF David Frey
No. Position Player
21 Portugal MF Nelson Ferreira
22 Switzerland GK Christian Leite
23 Switzerland DF Marco Mangold
25 Switzerland MF Kevin Bigler
26 Switzerland DF Thomas Reinmann
27 Italy DF Enrico Schirinzi
28 Switzerland MF Andreas Wittwer
29 Serbia FW Andrija Kaludjerovic
30 Venezuela DF Alexander González
31 Switzerland DF Stefan Glarner
34 Switzerland DF Nicola Sutter
37 Switzerland GK Andreas Schmid
40 Switzerland MF Adrien Rawyler

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

UEFA List B[edit]

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

No. Position Player
31 Albania MF Gentjan Zuta
34 Switzerland FW Ardit Zenuni
36 Switzerland MF Cyrill Gasser
No. Position Player
37 Switzerland DF Cyril Rizzo
38 Switzerland FW Saleh Chihadeh
39 Switzerland MF Edmond Lekaj
40 Switzerland MF Moritz Hischier

Former coaches[edit]

Former personnel[edit]

Co-trainer[edit]

Goalkeeper coach[edit]

  • Andreas Hilfiker (2006–07)

References[edit]

External links[edit]