Neuchâtel Xamax

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Neuchâtel Xamax
Neuchatel Xamax FCS.svg
Full name Neuchâtel Xamax FCS
Nickname(s) Xamax
Founded 1912, 1970, 2012, 2013
Ground Stade de la Maladière,
Neuchâtel
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Christian Binggeli
Manager Roberto Cattilaz
League 1. Liga Promotion
Stade de la Maladiere
Gilbert Gress, championship winning coach of the 1980s

Neuchâtel Xamax FCS (pronounced: [nøʃatɛl ksamaks]) is a Swiss football club, based in Neuchâtel. It was created in 1970 through a merger between FC Cantonal, founded in 1906 and Swiss champions of 1916, and FC Xamax founded in 1912. The name Xamax comes from legendary Swiss international 'Xam' Max Abegglen, one of the founding members.[1] Xamax Neuchâtel FCS obtained its current name after a merger with FC Serrières, another side from Neuchâtel, in May 2013. The club plays its home matches at the Stade de la Maladière, which was opened in 2007 and has a capacity of 12,500 spectators.

After many financial crises, the club declared bankruptcy on 26 January 2012 and was consequently excluded from Swiss Super League.[2] The club was reformed, but had to restart in the Swiss amateur leagues, entering the 2. Liga Interregional, the fifth tier of the Swiss football league system, for the 2012–13 season.[3] The club finished first in 2013 and was promoted to the 1. Liga Classic for 2013-14. Once again, Xamax finished first, winning the play-off to secure a second successive promotion. For the 2014-15 season, Xamax is playing in the 1. Liga Promotion, the third tier.

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 June, 2015. 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 Valmir Sallaj
3 Spain DF Jonathan Lara
4 Switzerland MF Pietro Di Nardo
5 Switzerland DF Kiliann Witschi
6 Switzerland MF Valérian Boillat
7 Switzerland DF Maël Erard
8 Switzerland MF Freddy Mveng
9 Argentina FW Dante Senger
10 Switzerland MF Charles-André Doudin
11 Switzerland FW Loic Chatton
14 Switzerland DF Julien Bize
15 Switzerland MF Florian Berisha
16 Switzerland DF Agonit Sallaj
17 France FW Yassine El Allaoui
No. Position Player
18 Switzerland GK Angelo Meneses-Araujo
19 Switzerland MF Marco Delley
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Mustafa Sejmenovic
21 Switzerland MF Thibaut de Coulon
22 Switzerland FW Anđelko Savić
23 Switzerland DF Mike Gomes
24 Switzerland MF Bastien Oberli
27 Switzerland MF Mehdi Challandes
30 Switzerland GK Laurent Walthert
31 Switzerland DF Jospin Edoh
32 Switzerland FW Emmanuel Mast
33 Switzerland DF Cédric Zesiger

As of 1 August 2012[4]

Honours[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also Category:Neuchâtel Xamax managers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historique : La Genèse | NEUCHÂTEL XAMAX" (in French). Xamax.ch. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Swiss club Xamax bankrupt, Chechen owner arrested - - SI.com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ Meisterschaft 2. Liga interregional accessed: 21 July 2012
  4. ^ 1ère Equipe - Neuchâtel Xamax 1912

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