FC St. Gallen

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St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 139 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
ManagerPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2017–18Swiss Super League, 5th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC St. Gallen 1879 (Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879) is a Swiss football club based in St. Gallen. The club is currently playing in the 2017-2018 Swiss Super League.

History[edit]

Chart of FC St. Gallen table positions in the Swiss football league system

Founded on 19 April 1879, FC St. Gallen is the oldest club still in existence in Swiss football and in Continental Europe. However, the team has had relatively little success in comparison to other clubs. Despite the fact that St. Gallen won the Swiss championship twice in the 1903–04 and 1999–2000 seasons, the team has mostly been a mid-table side. During the last decade, the strength of the club continually declined and this eventually resulted in the transformation to a yo-yo club. St. Gallen were relegated to the second-tier Challenge League twice at the end of the 2007–08 and the 2010–11 seasons. St. Gallen has recently seen a remarkable surge in performance over the last 2 years and now has solidified itself as one of Switzerland's better clubs.

In 2016 FC St-Gallen, became a member of the exclusive Club of Pioneers, as the oldest football club of Switzerland.

Stadium[edit]

FC St. Gallen play their home games at the kybunpark. The stadium has a capacity of 19,694 and it is on the west side of town. The stadium replaced the former Espenmoos stadium in the east.

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Accurate as of July 30, 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 000.00
Cup Winners' Cup 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 025.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 23 8 4 11 28 40 −12 034.78
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 6 1 3 24 10 +14 060.00
Total 39 15 7 17 57 60 −3 038.46

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.


St. Gallen 2013
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup First round Denmark BK Frem 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Second round Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–0 0–4 0–4
1983–84 UEFA Cup First round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Niš 1–2 0–3 1–5
1985–86 UEFA Cup First round Italy Inter Milan 0–0 1–5 1–5
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Estonia Viljandi JK Tulevik 3–2 6–1 9–3
Second round Austria Austria Salzburg 1–0 1–3 2–3
2000–2001 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Turkey Galatasaray 1–2 2–2 3–4
UEFA Cup First round England Chelsea 2–0 0–1 2–1
Second round Belgium Club Brugge 1–1 1–2 2–3
2001–2002 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Republic of Macedonia Pelister 2–3 2–0 4–3
First round Romania Steaua București 2–1 1–1 3–2
Second round Germany Freiburg 1–4 1–0 2–4
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 5–1 6–0 11–1
Second round Netherlands Willem II 1–1 (aet) 0–1 1–2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round Moldova Dacia Chişinău 0–1 (aet) 1–0 1–1 (0–3p)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 4–2 5–3
Group A Spain Valencia 2–3 1–5 4th place
Wales Swansea City 1–0 0–1
Russia Kuban Krasnodar 2–0 0–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Norway Sarpsborg 08 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

St. Gallen squad in 1881
As of 26 July, 2018[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 Daniel Lopar
2 Switzerland DF Philippe Koch
3 Tunisia DF Sliman Kchouk
4 Ghana DF Majeed Ashimeru (on loan from RB Salzburg)
5 Argentina DF Leonel Mosevich (on loan from Argentinos Juniors)
6 Switzerland MF Alain Wiss
8 Spain MF Jordi Quintillà
9 Switzerland FW Roman Buess
10 Switzerland MF Tranquillo Barnetta
11 France FW Yannis Tafer
13 Switzerland FW Cedric Itten
14 Switzerland MF Vincent Sierro (on loan from Freiburg)
No. Position Player
15 Serbia DF Milan Vilotic
16 Switzerland DF Andreas Wittwer
19 The Gambia FW Kekuta Manneh
21 Switzerland MF Miro Muheim
25 Switzerland FW Nassim Ben Khalifa
26 Austria MF Peter Tschernegg
29 Switzerland MF Alessandro Kräuchi
32 Republic of Macedonia GK Dejan Stojanović
36 Switzerland DF Silvan Hefti
44 Switzerland MF Dereck Kutesa
50 Switzerland DF Nicolas Lüchinger
93 France MF Axel Bakayoko (on loan from Inter Milan)

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
Switzerland FW Boris Babić (on loan at Liechtenstein FC Vaduz until 30 June 2019)

Retired numbers[edit]

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

No. Position Player
17 Switzerland DF Marc Zellweger (1994–01, 2003–10)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kader" [Squad]. FC St. Gallen (in German). fcsg.ch. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

External links[edit]