1977–78 FC Basel season

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FC Basel
1977–78 season
FC Basel Logo
ChairmanSwitzerland René Theler
ManagerGermany Helmut Benthaus
GroundSt. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Nationalliga A3rd
Swiss CupSemi-finals
Swiss League CupSemi-finals
European CupRound 1
Coppa delle AlpiGroup stage
Top goalscorerSwitzerland Roland Schönenberger (16)

The Fussball Club Basel 1893 1977–78 season was their 84th season since the club was founded. It was their 32nd consecutive season in the top flight of Swiss football after they won promotion during the season 1945–46. They played their home games in the St. Jakob Stadium.

Overview[edit]

Helmut Benthaus was first team manager for the twelfth consecutive season. Basel played in the 1977–78 Nationalliga A They ended the qualification round in fourth position and ended the Championship Group in third position with 27 points, two behind Grasshopper Club and one behind Servette. They scored a total of 74 goals conceding 48 in 32 games. Roland Schönenberger was the teams top goal scorer with 16 league goals, Erni Maissen and Jörg Stohler both scored 9 goals each.

In the first round of the Swiss Cup Basel were drawn against FC Lerchenfeld Thun, this was the first time that these two teams had played against each other. In the first round of the Swiss League Cup Basel were drawn against Wettingen. Both these cup competitions ended for Basel in the respective semi finals.

As reigning swiss champions Basel were qualified for the 1977–78 European Cup and in the first round they were drawn against austrian champions FC Wacker Innsbruck. After a home defeat[1] and an away win, this competition was concluded after the first round, Wacker won 3–2 on aggregate.[2] In the Coppa delle Alpi Basel played in group B together with Bastia, Olympique Lyonnais and Lausanne-Sport. But with only one win and three defeats they ended the group stage in last position in the table.

Players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Switzerland GK Jean Müller
Switzerland GK Jürg Wenger
Switzerland DF Paul Fischli
Switzerland MF Walter Geisser
Switzerland MF Jean-Pierre Maradan
Switzerland DF Walter Mundschin
Switzerland DF Jörg Stohler
Switzerland MF Otto Demarmels
No. Position Player
Germany MF Detlev Lauscher
Switzerland MF Peter Ramseier
Switzerland FW Markus Tanner
Switzerland MF Arthur von Wartburg
Switzerland MF Erni Maissen
Switzerland MF Peter Marti
Switzerland MF Serge Muhmenthaler
Denmark MF Eigil Nielsen
Switzerland FW Roland Schönenberger

Results[edit]

Nationalliga[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Grasshopper Club Zürich 22 15 4 3 60 27 +33 34 To championship round
2 Servette FC Genève 22 14 5 3 44 20 +24 33
3 Lausanne Sports 22 13 4 5 47 21 +26 30
4 FC Basel 22 12 4 6 53 34 +19 28
5 FC Zürich 22 11 6 5 38 27 +11 28
6 FC Sion 22 6 9 7 29 33 −4 21
7 Neuchâtel Xamax 22 8 3 11 32 42 −10 19 To playout round
8 BSC Young Boys 22 7 5 10 27 45 −18 19
9 CS Chênois 22 8 2 12 27 35 −8 18
10 FC St. Gallen 22 5 7 10 27 38 −11 17
11 Étoile Carouge FC 22 5 3 14 22 40 −18 13
12 Young Fellows Zürich 22 1 2 19 14 58 −44 4
Source: rsssf.com

Championship group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
1 Grasshopper Club Zürich 10 4 4 2 17 12 +5 17 29
2 Servette FC Genève 10 3 5 2 10 10 0 17 28
3 FC Basel 10 5 3 2 21 14 +7 14 27
4 Lausanne Sports 10 4 3 3 21 14 +7 15 26
5 FC Zürich 10 5 2 3 15 15 0 14 26
6 FC Sion 10 0 1 9 8 27 −19 11 12
Source: rsssf.com

Swiss Cup[edit]

10 September 1977 Round of 32FC Lerchenfeld2 – 4BaselSportanlagen Waldeck, Lerchenfeld [de]
12 October 1977 Round of 16Zürich1 – 3BaselLetzigrund, Zürich
9 November 1977 Quarter-finalBasel4 – 1St. GallenSt. Jakob Stadium, Basel

Swiss League Cup[edit]

St. Gallen won 5–4 on penalties.

European Cup[edit]

First round

Wacker won 3–2 on aggregate.

Coppa delle Alpi[edit]

Group B

NB: teams did not play compatriots

Group table
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
1 Bastia 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 1 8[a]
2 Lausanne-Sport 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 0 5
3 Olympique Lyonnais 4 1 0 3 8 9 −1 0 2
4 Basel 4 1 0 3 7 12 −5 0 2
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 1 bonus point awarded for victory by 3 or more goals

See also[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

  • Rotblau: Jahrbuch Saison 2015/2016. Publisher: FC Basel Marketing AG. ISBN 978-3-7245-2050-4
  • Switzerland 1977–78 at RSSSF
  • Swiss League Cup at RSSSF
  • Cup of the Alps 1977 at RSSSF
  1. ^ "Saisonstatistik Champions League 1977/1978". sport.de. 1977. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ "Overview". uefa.com. 1977. Retrieved 2016-10-16.

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