FC Lausanne-Sport

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Full name Football Club Lausanne-Sport
Founded 1896 (1860)
Ground Olympique de la Pontaise
Ground Capacity 15,850
President Alain Joseph
Manager Fabio Celestini
League Swiss Challenge League
2013–14 Swiss Super League, 10th (relegated)
Website Club home page

FC Lausanne-Sport (also referred to as LS) is a Swiss sports club based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is most famous for its football department (FC Lausanne-Sport), but the club also had athletics, sport rowing, and rink hockey departments until they split in 2009 over a row about the construction of a new stadium that will be built by 2015.


The football-section was founded in 1896 under the name of Montriond Lausanne. However, the Lausanne Football and Cricket Club was established in 1860, believed to be the oldest football club on the European continent by some historians. The club took the name Lausanne-Sports FC in 1920 after the football section merged with the Club Hygiénique de Lausanne, a physical education club. The club plays at the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, a 15,850 all-seater stadium used for the 1954 FIFA World Cup. They played in Swiss First Division between 1906-1931 and 1932-2002.

After the 2001–02 season, Lausanne-Sports were relegated because the club did not obtain a first level license for the 2002–03 season. Following the 2002–03 season in the second division, Lausanne-Sports FC were again relegated due to bankruptcy. They were reformed as FC Lausanne-Sport for the 2003–04 season and had to begin play at the fourth tier. The team was promoted in consecutive seasons from the fourth division after the 2003–04 season and the third division after the 2004–05 season. After an additional six years in the second tier of Swiss football, the club was promoted to the Super League for the 2011–12 season.

Lausanne-Sport qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League after they reached the 2010 Swiss Cup final against Champions League-qualified Basel. In the 2010-11 Europa League, while still playing in the second tier Challenge League, they performed a shock getting to the group stages beating favourites Lokomotiv Moscow on the way.

Lausanne-Sport has won the Swiss First Division seven times and the Swiss Cup nine times.


  • Swiss Cup
    • Winners (9): 1935, 1939, 1944, 1950, 1962, 1964, 1981, 1998, 1999
    • Runners-up (8): 1937, 1946, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1984, 2000, 2010

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 July, 2015 [1]

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 Thomas Castella
4 Italy MF Gianmarco Paulis
5 Switzerland MF Xavier Margairaz
6 Portugal DF Elton Monteiro
7 Uruguay FW Walter Pandiani
8 Switzerland MF Helios Sessolo
9 Switzerland FW Jocelyn Roux
10 Argentina MF Santiago Feuillassier
11 Switzerland DF David Marazzi
12 Switzerland MF Jordan Lotomba
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Quentin Rushenguziminega
14 Switzerland MF Alexandre Pasche
15 Switzerland DF Arnaud Bühler
No. Position Player
16 Switzerland DF Nicolas Gétaz
17 Switzerland MF Olivier Custodio
18 Switzerland GK Mathieu Descloux
19 Switzerland DF Numa Lavanchy
21 Switzerland MF Ming Yang
22 Switzerland GK Kevin Martin
23 Switzerland MF Romain Dessarzin
24 Switzerland DF Albin Eto
26 Portugal DF Fabio Carvalho
27 Albania DF Jetmir Krasniqi
30 Albania FW Andi Zeqiri
35 Switzerland GK Dany Da Silva

Out 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

Famous former players[edit]

See also Category:FC Lausanne-Sport players.

Former coaches[edit]

Lausanne-Sports Rowing[edit]

Lausanne-Sports Aviron is the rowing club of Lausanne-Sport.


  1. ^ [team=4&tx_sfl_teams[action]=show&tx_sfl_teams[controller]=Team&cHash=21982e15670aa07e0ba3b1235f960462 "List du Cadre" [Squad list]]. Swiss Football League (in French). sfl.ch. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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