FC Zürich Frauen
|Founded||24 April 1970|
|Website||Club home page|
FC Zürich Frauen is a women's football Club from Zürich, Switzerland. Its first team plays since the founding of the Swiss national league in 1970 in the first division. The team won 18 national championships and won the Cup 10 times.
FC Zürich Frauen was founded on 24 April 1970 as a section of SV Seebach, a football club founded 1916 from the Zurich city quarter of Seebach. 1980 the team won its first championship, one year later the team won the double. Until 2005 it totalled 12 Championships and 7 Cup wins.
That year the women's team of SV Seebach Zürich was spun off from the original club and rebranded under the name FFC Zürich Seebach. Between 2005 und 2008 the 13th championship followed and the 8th win of the Swiss Cup.
In summer 2008, the team was combined with FC Zürich. The name FFC Zürich Seebach was changed into FC Zürich Frauen. The very first Swiss women's football team had been founded on 21 February 1968 under the helm of FC Zürich as DFC Zürich, but later discontinued. In summer 2010, FC Zürich Frauen moved its home for league games and practice from Seebach to the city quarter of Hirzenbach where the youth teams of FC Zürich are based. The team played its Champions League games at first at stadium Schützenwiese in Winterthur. Since 2012 these games are hosted in the Letzigrund stadium in Zürich, where on 13.11.2013 a record attendance for Swiss women's football of 7,304 fans watched the round of 16 return game against FC Barcelona.
FC Zürich Frauen ist Swiss record champion and 2nd in the alltime table only behind FFC Bern. After 10 years without the championship title the team won it in 2008 and was able to defend it in 2009 and 2010.
In the UEFA competitions, Zürich reached the 2nd qualifying round in the 2008–09 UEFA Women's Cup. In the 2009-10 and 2010–11 UEFA Women's Champions League they reached the round of 32, and lost there to Linköping and Torres. In 2012-2013, the team played 1:1 and 0:1 in the round of 32 against the French top team Juvisy. In the 2013-2014 Champions League competition, FC Zürich was the first Swiss women's team to reach the Champions League round of 16 after playing 2:1 and 1:1 against Sparta Prague in the round of 32. In the following stage, the team lost against FC Barcelona 0:3 and 1:3.
- Swiss champion:
- as SV Seebach Zürich: 12 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998)
- as FFC Zürich Seebach: 1 (2008)
- as FC Zürich Frauen: 5 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Swiss Women's Cup winner:
- as SV Seebach Zürich: 7 (1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993)
- as FFC Zürich Seebach: 1 (2007)
- as FC Zürich Frauen: 3 (2012, 2013, 2015)
- Menton Tournament: 1 (1990)
As of 9 October 2014, according to the club's website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "FCZ Frauen unterliegen Barcelona und scheiden aus". fcz.ch. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
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