BSC Old Boys

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Old Boys
Full name Basel Sport Club Old Boys
Founded 1894
Ground Stadium Schützenmatte
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Balz Heusler
Manager Switzerland Massimo Ceccaroni
League 1. Liga Promotion

Basler Sportclub Old Boys, commonly known as BSC Old Boys or Old Boys Basel, is a Swiss sports club based in Basel. The club is mainly known for its football but it also has track, swimming and tennis sections. The association's colors are yellow and black.


The club was founded as FC Old Boys Basel in 1894 but became BSC Old Boys at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1899, 1904 and 1912, the club finished runners-up in the Nationalliga A, but in 1932, the club was relegated from the professional leagues. After spending many years in the amateur leagues, Old Boys managed to climb back into the Nationalliga B in 1987, the same year that local rivals FC Basel were relegated from the Nationalliga A, meaning the two clubs would meet again. In the 1995/96 season, Old Boys were relegated again and they now play in the Second Group of Swiss 1. Liga.

BSC Old Boys play at the Stadium Schützenmatte, but the original home ground of the club was Margaret Meadow. The club had to move stadium because the IWB, the Industrial Works of Basel, moved there.

In 1922, a swimming section was founded, which later merged with other clubs, and in 1927, a tennis club was founded. In 1935, it split to become Tennis Club Old Boys, today's home club of Roger Federer.

Squad 2015 - 2016[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia GK Danko Savanovic
3 Turkey DF Kaan Sevinc
4 Turkey MF Serkan Sahin
5 France DF Sylvain Meslien
6 Switzerland DF Kevin Mahrer
7 Switzerland DF Vincent Leuthard
8 Turkey MF Talha Esastürk
9 Germany FW Karim Barry
10 Switzerland MF Seyfettin Kalayci
Tunisia FW Wassim Riahi
12 Switzerland MF Valentin Mbarga
13 Switzerland DF Diren Akdemir
No. Position Player
14 Kosovo MF Betim Bislimi
15 Switzerland MF Enes Golos
16 Switzerland DF Florian Müller
Germany GK Sandro Keller
Switzerland FW Pascal Rietmann
20 Switzerland MF Onur Akbulut
21 Switzerland DF Luis Gutierrez
23 Switzerland DF Loic Limanaj
Kosovo MF Mergim Ahmeti
Brazil MF Tiago Lopes
32 Switzerland DF Tibeiro Vogrig

Famous coaches[edit]

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