2011–12 FC Basel season

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FC Basel
2011–12 season
Chairman Switzerland Bernhard Heusler
Manager Germany Heiko Vogel
Ground St. Jakob-Park
Swiss Super League Champions
Swiss Cup Winners
UEFA Champions League Last 16
Top goalscorer League: Alexander Frei (24)
All: Alexander Frei (42)
Highest home attendance Swiss Super League:
36,000 vs. Lausanne-Sport
(29 April 2012)
36,000 vs. Young Boys
(23 May 2012)
Champions League:
36,894 vs. Manchester United
(7 December 2011)
Lowest home attendance Swiss Super League:
25,762 vs. Sion
(5 February 2012)
Swiss Cup:
8,028 vs. Lausanne-Sport
(21 March 2012)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season is FC Basel's 119th in existence and the club's 18th consecutive season in the top flight of Swiss football. FC Basel started their season with various warm-up matches against teams from Switzerland, Germany, Georgia, France and Romania and played against Hertha BSC and West Ham United at the 2011 Uhrencup in Grenchen. This season, Basel earned the so-called "Title Hattrick", that is, three consecutive Swiss Super League championships. They won the Swiss Cup after defeating FC Luzern in the final, and reached the knockout phase of the Champions League, losing to the eventual finalists Bayern Munich 1–7 on aggregate.

Season overview[edit]

Basel entered the 2011–12 Swiss Super League as defending champions, saving their one-point margin on FC Zürich by winning 3–0 against FC Luzern on the last day of the 2010–11 Swiss Super League. They began their season on 16 July in Bern against Young Boys. The start of the season was poor, with three draws and two defeats in the first six league matches. The team refound their strengths and things changed to the better. Basel then won ten and drew the other two of the next 12 games. The first half of the domestic season ended on 11 December with the home match against Neuchâtel Xamax. To this point, Basel remained as League leaders.

Basel's positioning in the 2010–11 Swiss Super League enterd them directly into the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. The seeding and draw for this stage took take place on 25 August in Monaco. Basel were drawn in Group C with Benfica, Manchester United and Oțelul Galați, the first match was a home game on 14 September. Basel played very impressive away games remaining undefeated, winning in Rumania and drawing in Lisabon and Manchester. They finished the group in second place after a decisive home win against Manchester United 2–1, thus securing qualification for the knockout phase, the round of 16). Here Basel were drawn against Bayern Munich. They won the home tie in St. Jakob Park 1–0 through a goal from Valentin Stocker in the 86th minute, but lost the second leg in Munich 0–7, thus being eliminated of the Champions League.

On 16 January 2012, club vice-president Bernhard Heusler took over the chairman position from Gisela Oeri.

Basel continued their undefeated run in the domestic season and equaled the Swiss record of longest undefeated run (26 games) in the Swiss league (previously held by Grasshoppers) ironically by beating Grasshoppers 6–3 on 12 May 2012.[1] Although they could not surpass the record, they still managed to defend their Super League title despite losing to Young Boys 2–1 on the final day of the season.[2] As they have done in previous seasons, the title win was celebrated at Barfüsserplatz later that night.[3] After retaining first place, Basel will enter the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League in the second round of qualification.

Basel won the Swiss Cup after a 4–2 penalty shootout win following a 1–1 draw after extra time with FC Luzern. This was Basel's 11th Swiss Cup title.[4]

Thorsten Fink started the season as manager of the first team. His assistant was Heiko Vogel and fitness coach was Nikola Vidović. On 13 October 2011, Fink left the club to join Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. As replacement was former assistant Vogel, who served as caretaker manager until the winter break.[5] Vogel's first three games in charge of the team were the Swiss Cup fixture on 15 October, a 5–1 away win against FC Schötz,[6] the Champions League Group C fixture on 18 October 2011, a 0–2 home defeat against Benfica,[7] and a 1–0 away win in the Super League against FC Zürich.[8] On 7 December 2011, he guided Basel to the round of 16 in the Champions League, defeating the 2011 runners-up Manchester United 2–1.[9] After 11 games, four of which in the Champions League, with eight wins, two draws and only one defeat, it was announced on 12 December that Vogel had signed as head coach and manager.[10] A few days later, it was also announced that Markus Hoffmann had been signed as an assistant.[11]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Uhrencup[edit]

The Uhrencup is a club football tournament, held annually in Grenchen.

Winter break[edit]

Swiss Super League[edit]

Kickoff times are in CET

As Neuchâtel Xamax had their license revoked during the winter break, the club's second-half matches were entirely cancelled. The second half of the season is being competed with only nine clubs. These will play another double round-robin schedule. Each of the nine clubs will have played 34 matches at the end of the season.[12]

Swiss Cup[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Knockout phase[edit]

Players[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

Total Swiss Super League UEFA Champions League Swiss Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK Switzerland Yann Sommer 25 25 18 6 1
27 RWB Germany Markus Steinhöfer 25 25 18 6 1
19 CB Argentina David Abraham 17 17 1 11 1 6
6 CB Austria Aleksandar Dragović 23 23 1 17 1 6
3 LB South Korea Park Joo-ho 20 21 13 6 2
17 RM Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri[15] 20 23 4 18 4 4 1
8 DM Switzerland Benjamin Huggel 20 20 5 15 3 4 1 1 1
34 CM Switzerland Granit Xhaka[16] 16 21 1 12 1 6 3
20 CM Switzerland Fabian Frei 22 26 8 18 4 6 3 2 1
9 CF Switzerland Marco Streller 23 23 9 18 7 5 2
13 CF Switzerland Alexander Frei 24 24 18 17 11 5 5 2 2
31 FW Cameroon Jacques Zoua 14 21 5 13 3 5 3 2
35 CF North Korea Pak Kwang-ryong 2 14 2 10 3 1 2
24 DM Switzerland Cabral[17] 11 17 1 10 1 5 2
15 FB Switzerland Kay Voser 6 7 6 1
29 CB Czech Republic Radoslav Kováč 12 14 10 1 3
30 RW Zambia Fwayo Tembo 2 5 5
28 RW Switzerland Stephan Andrist 5 9 3 7 1 2 2
7 LW Switzerland Pascal Schürpf 3 5 3 2
5 CB Switzerland Arlind Ajeti 2 3 1 2
10 CM Ivory Coast Gilles Yapi Yapo 2 2 2
23 GK Switzerland Massimo Colomba 3 4 1 3
16 FB Switzerland Taulant Xhaka[18] 3 7 4 1 2
21 CB Switzerland Genséric Kusunga 2 7 4 2 1
11 LM Switzerland
Australia
Scott Chipperfield 5 13 1 5 5 3 1
4 RWB Switzerland Philipp Degen 1 3 1 2 1 1
26 MF Switzerland Roman Buess 1 1
18 GK Switzerland Marcel Herzog
14 LM Switzerland Valentin Stocker 2 1 1
33 CM Liechtenstein Sandro Wieser

Last updated: 7 December
Source: [1]
Ordered by Starting 11 then appearances
0 shown as blank

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
29 CB Czech Republic Radoslav Kováč 37 EU West Ham UnitedEngland Transfer Green tickY Summer 2013 N/A
3 LB South Korea Park Joo-ho 30 Non-EU Júbilo IwataJapan Transfer Green tickY Summer 2015 N/A
15 FB Switzerland Kay Voser 30 EU Grasshopper Club Zürich Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 Free
20 MF Switzerland Fabian Frei 28 EU St. Gallen Loan return → Summer 2013 N/A
7 LM Switzerland Pascal Schürpf 27 EU Lugano Loan return → Summer 2014 N/A
18 GK Switzerland Marcel Herzog 36 EU MSV DuisburgGermany Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 Free
35 FW North Korea Pak Kwang-ryong 24 Non-EU Wil Transfer Green tickY Summer 2016 N/A
28 RW Switzerland Stephan Andrist 29 EU Thun Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 N/A
4 RB Switzerland Philipp Degen 34 EU Template:Fb team Unattached Summer 2012 Free

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
26 CB Switzerland Beg Ferati 30 EU SC Freiburg Germany Contract termination Red XN Summer Free
1 GK Argentina Franco Costanzo 36 EU Olympiacos Greece Contract termination Red XN Summer Free
20 LWB Sweden Behrang Safari 32 EU Anderlecht Belgium Contract termination Red XN Summer Free
35 FW Germany Matthias Baron 28 EU Vaduz Liechtenstein Contract termination Red XN Summer Free
CB Switzerland Dominik Ritter 27 EU Winterthur Contract termination Red XN Summer Free
FW Switzerland Orhan Mustafi 27 EU Grasshoppers Transfer Green tickY Summer N/A
33 CM Liechtenstein Sandro Wieser 24 EU 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Transfer Green tickY Winter N/A [2]
30 MF Zambia Fwayo Tembo 28 Non-EU ES Sahel Tunisia Out on loan → Winter Free
7 LM Switzerland Pascal Schürpf 27 EU Aarau Out on loan → Winter Free
16 FB Switzerland Taulant Xhaka 26 EU Grasshoppers Out on loan → Winter Free

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Germany Heiko Vogel
Assistant manager Switzerland Marco Walker
Assistant manager Austria Markus Hoffmann
Fitness coach Croatia Nikola Vidović
Conditioning coach Switzerland Marco Walker
Goalkeeper coach Switzerland Romain Crevoisier
Technology and analysis Scotland Nnamdi Aghanya
Team administration Switzerland Gustav Nussbaumer

Last updated: 1 July 2011
Source: FCB Official Site

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meister, Remo (12 May 2012). "Spektakulärer 6:3-Sieg über GC" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Meister, Remo (23 May 2012). "Die emotionale Dernière gegen die Young Boys und die Meisterfeier im Zeitraffer" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Grossenbacher, Sacha (24 May 2012). "Bilder von der Meisternacht" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Weber, Dominik (16 May 2012). "FCB holt 11. Cupsieg! Dramatischer 5:3-Erfolg nach Penaltyschiessen" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Meister, Remo (13 October 2011). "Bernhard Heusler: "Ein weinendes Auge für Fink und ein lachendes für Vogel"" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Meister, Remo (2011). "Der FCB steht nach dem 5:1-Sieg gegen den FC Schötz im Cup-Achtelfinal" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  7. ^ Rogers, Steven (2011). "Benfica beat Basel to go top of Group C". Eufa.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  8. ^ Meister, Remo (2011). "Xherdan Shaqiri schiesst den FC Basel auswärts zum Sieg über den FC Zürich" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  9. ^ "FC Basel 2 Manchester United 1". ESPN Soccernet. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  10. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2011). "Der 36-jährige Heiko Vogel ist neuer Cheftrainer beim FC Basel 1893". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  11. ^ Mesiter, Remo (2012). "Bernhard Heusler: "Der FC Basel will weiterhin als Einheit auftreten"" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  12. ^ a b c Suisse Football League (2012). "Neuchâtel Xamax FC" (in German). Suisse Football League. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  13. ^ a b FC Basel 1893 (2012). "Die Partie Lausanne-Sport–FC Basel 1893 wird am 4. April 2012 nachgeholt" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  14. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2012). "Cup-Halbfinal neu am 15. April 2012" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  15. ^ Shaqiri was born in Gnjilane, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo), but was raised in Basel, Switzerland.
  16. ^ Granit Xhaka was born in Gnjilane, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo), but was raised in Switzerland.
  17. ^ Cabral was born in Praia, Cape Verde.
  18. ^ Taulant Xhaka was born in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (now Kosovo), but was raised in Switzerland.

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