BSC Old Boys

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Old Boys
BSCOldBoys.svg
Full name Basel Sport Club Old Boys
Founded 1894
Ground Stadium Schützenmatte
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Balz Heusler
Manager Switzerland Massimo Ceccaroni
League 1. Liga Promotion
2016–17 12th

Basler Sportclub Old Boys, commonly known as BSC Old Boys or Old Boys Basel, is a Swiss sports club based in Basel. The club is mainly known for its football but it also has track, swimming and tennis sections. The association's colors are yellow and black.

History[edit]

Chart of BSC Old Boys table positions in the Swiss football league system

The club was founded as FC Old Boys Basel in 1894 but became BSC Old Boys at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1899, 1904 and 1912, the club finished runners-up in the Nationalliga A, but in 1932, the club was relegated from the professional leagues. After spending many years in the amateur leagues, Old Boys managed to climb back into the Nationalliga B in 1987, the same year that local rivals FC Basel were relegated from the Nationalliga A, meaning the two clubs would meet again. In the 1995/96 season, Old Boys were relegated again and they now play in the Second Group of Swiss 1. Liga.

BSC Old Boys play at the Stadium Schützenmatte, but the original home ground of the club was Margaret Meadow. The club had to move stadium because the IWB, the Industrial Works of Basel, moved there.

In 1922, a swimming section was founded, which later merged with other clubs, and in 1927, a tennis club was founded. In 1935, it split to become Tennis Club Old Boys, today's home club of Roger Federer.

Squad 2017 – 2018[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Sandro Keller
31 Germany GK Niklas Lindenthal

3 Turkey DF Kaan Sevinc
6 Kosovo DF Edonis Asani
7 Switzerland DF Vincent Leuthard
12 Switzerland DF Rafael Disler
17 Kosovo DF Kaltrim Osaj
23 Kosovo DF Dugagjin Dedaj

4 Turkey MF Serkan Sahin
5 Switzerland MF Valentin Mbarga
8 Turkey MF Adrian Fleury
No. Position Player
9 Albania MF Artan Shillova
13 Switzerland MF Janic Cucinelli
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Dino Babovic
17 Serbia MF Nemanja Petrovic
20 Switzerland MF Onur Akbulut
21 Turkey MF Emre Sahin
22 Switzerland MF Marius Blatter
24 Croatia MF Ruben Kotlar

10 Kosovo FW Mergim Ahmeti
11 Switzerland FW Pascal Rietmann
15 Kosovo FW Lüftetar Mushkolaj
18 Serbia FW Srđan Sudar

Famous coaches[edit]

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