FC St. Gallen

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St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879; 141 years ago (1879-04-19)
GroundKybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
ManagerPeter Zeidler
LeagueSwiss Super League
2019–20Swiss Super League, 2nd of 10
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC St. Gallen 1879 (Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879) is a Swiss football club based in St. Gallen, in the Canton of St. Gallen. In the 2019–20 season the club plays in the 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. 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]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

  • Swiss Cup
    • Winners: 1968–69
    • Runners-up (3): 1944–45, 1976–77, 1997–98
  • Swiss League Cup
    • Winners: 1977–78
    • Runners-up: 1981–82

Others[edit]

  • Anglo Cup
    • Runners-up: 1910

European record[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Accurate as of 30 July 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
2000–01 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
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round North 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
England 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)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Greece AEK Athens 0–1 N/A N/A

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

St. Gallen squad in 1881
As of 22 January, 2021[1]
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Ghana GHA Lawrence Ati-Zigi
3 DF Ghana GHA Musah Nuhu
4 DF Switzerland  SUI Leonidas Stergiou
6 MF Switzerland  SUI Basil Stillhart
7 FW Albania ALB Florian Kamberi
8 MF Spain ESP Jordi Quintillà
9 FW Switzerland  SUI Jérémy Guillemenot
10 MF Spain ESP Víctor Ruiz
11 MF Portugal POR André Ribeiro
14 MF Brazil BRA Fabiano Alves
15 DF Portugal POR Euclides Cabral
16 MF Germany GER Lukas Görtler
18 GK Germany GER Lukas Watkowiak
19 FW Switzerland  SUI Lorenzo González
20 FW France FRA Élie Youan (on loan from Nantes)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Switzerland  SUI Miro Muheim
22 DF Switzerland  SUI Adonis Ajeti
23 DF Kosovo KVX Betim Fazliji
24 MF Switzerland  SUI Kwadwo Duah
25 FW Senegal SEN Boubacar Traorè
26 MF Switzerland  SUI Tim Staubli
27 MF Switzerland  SUI Fabio Solimando
29 MF Switzerland  SUI Alessandro Kräuchi
34 FW Switzerland  SUI Boris Babic
40 GK Switzerland  SUI Nico Strübi
50 DF Switzerland  SUI Nicolas Lüchinger
52 FW Switzerland  SUI Angelo Campos
53 GK Switzerland  SUI Armin Abaz
55 MF Burkina Faso BFA Salifou Diarrassouba
98 DF France FRA Yannis Letard

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. Pos. Nation Player
FW Switzerland  SUI Patrick Sutter (at SC Brühl until 30 June 2020)
DF Switzerland  SUI 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. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF Switzerland  SUI 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]