FC St. Gallen

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St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 140 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
ManagerPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2018–19Swiss Super League, 6th
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 2018–2019 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 2 September 2019[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 North Macedonia GK Dejan Stojanović
4 Switzerland DF Leonidas Stergiou
6 Switzerland MF Alain Wiss
7 Spain MF Víctor Ruiz
8 Spain MF Jordi Quintillà
9 Switzerland FW Jérémy Guillemenot
11 France MF Axel Bakayoko (on loan from Inter Milan)
13 Switzerland FW Cedric Itten
14 Brazil MF Fabiano Alves
15 Serbia DF Milan Vilotić
16 Germany MF Lukas Görtler
18 United States GK Jonathan Klinsmann
20 Switzerland MF Moreno Costanzo
21 Switzerland MF Miro Muheim
No. Position Player
22 Switzerland DF Adonis Ajeti
23 Serbia MF Betim Fazliji
26 Switzerland MF Tim Staubli
27 Switzerland MF Fabio Solimando
28 Tunisia DF Sliman Kchouk
29 Switzerland MF Alessandro Kräuchi
33 Ghana DF Musah Nuhu
34 Switzerland FW Boris Babić
36 Switzerland DF Silvan Hefti
40 Switzerland GK Nico Strübi
50 Switzerland DF Nicolas Lüchinger
52 Switzerland FW Angelo Campos
98 France DF Yannis Letard
99 Switzerland DF Vincent Rüfli
Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Ermedin Demirović (on loan from Alavés)

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 Patrick Sutter (at SC Brühl until 30 June 2020)
Switzerland DF Silvan Gönitzer (at FC Schaffhausen until 30 June 2020)

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. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

External links[edit]