Neuchâtel Xamax

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Neuchâtel Xamax FCS
Neuchatel Xamax FCS.svg
Full name Neuchâtel Xamax FCS
Nickname(s) Xamax
Founded 1912, 1970, 2012, 2013
Ground Stade de la Maladière,
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Christian Binggeli
Manager Roberto Cattilaz
League 1. Liga Promotion
Stade de la Maladiere
Gilbert Gress, championship winning coach of the 1980s

Neuchâtel Xamax FCS (pronounced: [nøʃatɛl ksamaks]) is a Swiss football club, based in Neuchâtel. It was created in 1970 through a merger between FC Cantonal, founded in 1906 and Swiss champions of 1916, and FC Xamax founded in 1912. The name Xamax comes from legendary Swiss international 'Xam' Max Abegglen, one of the founding members.[1] Xamax Neuchâtel FCS obtained its current name after a merger with FC Serrières, another side from Neuchâtel, in May 2013. The club plays its home matches at the Stade de la Maladière, which was opened in 2007 and has a capacity of 12,500 spectators.

After many financial crises, the club declared bankruptcy on 26 January 2012 and was consequently excluded from Swiss Super League.[2] The club was consigned to restart in the Swiss amateur leagues, entering the tier five 2. Liga Interregional-Group 3 for 2012–13.[3] The club finished this league first in 2013 and was promoted.

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 July, 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Albania GK Valmir Sallaj
2 Switzerland DF Hervé Epitaux
3 Spain DF Jonathan Lara
4 Switzerland MF Pietro Di Nardo
5 Switzerland DF Kiliann Witschi
6 Switzerland MF Valérian Boillat
7 Switzerland DF Maël Erard
8 Italy MF Fabio Lovacco
9 France FW Mickaël Rodriguez
10 Switzerland MF Charles-André Doudin
11 Switzerland FW Loic Chatton
No. Position Player
14 Switzerland DF Julien Bize
17 France FW Yassine El Allaoui
19 Switzerland MF Marco Delley
20 Switzerland FW Luther-King Adjei
21 Switzerland MF Thibaut de Coulon
22 Switzerland FW Astor Kilezi
23 Switzerland DF Mike Gomes
24 Switzerland MF Bastien Oberli
25 Switzerland DF Jérôme Schneider
27 Switzerland MF Mehdi Challandes
30 Switzerland GK Laurent Walthert

As of 1 August 2012[4]


Former coaches[edit]

See also Category:Neuchâtel Xamax managers.


  1. ^ "Historique : La Genèse | NEUCHÂTEL XAMAX" (in French). Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Swiss club Xamax bankrupt, Chechen owner arrested - -". Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ Meisterschaft 2. Liga interregional accessed: 21 July 2012
  4. ^ 1ère Equipe - Neuchâtel Xamax 1912

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