|Full name||Fussballclub Thun 1898|
|Ground||Stockhorn Arena, Thun|
|League||Swiss Super League|
|2016–17||Swiss Super League, 6th|
FC Thun (Fussballclub Thun 1898) is a Swiss football team from the Bernese Oberland town of Thun. The club currently plays in the Swiss Super League after being promoted in the 2009/10 season. The club plays at the Stockhorn Arena which accommodates a total of 10,000 supporters, both seated and standing. The club's colours are red and white.
FC Thun was founded on 1 May 1898.
It has played in the Nationalliga B from 1946–50, 1953–54, 1955–70 and 1997–2002. From 2002–2008 it played in the Nationalliga A, which was renamed to Axpo Super League. In 2008 the club were relegated to the Swiss Challenge League. Thun is the only club competing in the 2017–18 Swiss Super League that has never won a Swiss football championship.
FC Thun reached for the first time the group stages of the Champions League, and were drawn in Group B alongside European giants Arsenal, Ajax and Sparta Prague. They started their campaign on 14 September 2005 away at Arsenal, where after equalising through Nelson Ferreira, they narrowly lost 2–1 after Dennis Bergkamp scored in the match's dying seconds. On 27 September they hosted the Czech champions Sparta Prague at home, the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf in Bern, where all the club's European home matches were held, as the Lachen Stadium does not meet Uefa's prerequisites for Champions League venues. Thun's 1–0 victory thanks to Selver Hodžić's 80th-minute winner propelled them into second place in the group. Following a loss to Ajax on 2 November they lost 1–0 at home to Arsenal and with Ajax beating Sparta Prague, FC Thun exited the Champions League. However Thun drew 0–0 with Sparta Prague in their last group match and qualifying for the Uefa Cup Round of 32.
Just three days prior to their Uefa Cup tie against Hamburg SV, Thun sacked their coach, Urs Schönenberger who had guided them to the Champions League group stages and was replaced by Heinz Peischl. Despite this Thun managed a surprise 1–0 over Hamburg SV in the first leg at the Stade de Suisse. However Hamburg were too strong at their home, AOL Arena, and managed to overturn the deficit, winning the second leg 2–0 (2–1 on aggregate).
- Q= Qualifying
- PO = Play-Off
|2005–06||UEFA Champions League||Q2||Dynamo Kyiv||1–0||2–2||3–2|
|2005–06||UEFA Cup||Round of 32||Hamburger SV||1–0||0–2||1–2|
|2011–12||UEFA Europa League||Q2||Vllaznia Shkodër||2–1||0–0||2–1|
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||Q2||Chikhura Sachkhere||2–0||3–1||5–1|
|Group G||Dynamo Kyiv||0–2||0–3||4th|
|2015–16||UEFA Europa League||Q2||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||2–1||1–1||3–2|
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