FC St. Gallen

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St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo.svg
Full nameFussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s)Espen
Founded19 April 1879;141 years ago (1879-04-19)
Ground Kybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity19,694
ChairmanMatthias Hüppi
Manager Peter Zeidler
League Swiss Super League
2018–19 Swiss Super League, 6th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg 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.

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History

Chart of FC St. Gallen table positions in the Swiss football league system St Gallen Performance Graph.png
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

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

Domestic

League

Cups

  • Swiss Cup :
    • Winners (1): 1968–69
    • Runners-up (3): 1944–45, 1976–77, 1997–98
  • Swiss League Cup :
    • Winners (1): 1978
    • Runners-up (1): 1982

Others

  • Anglo Cup:
    • Runners-up (1): 1910

European record

Overall record

Accurate as of 30 July 2018
CompetitionPlayedWonDrewLostGFGAGDWin%
European Cup / Champions League 201134−1000.00
Cup Winners' Cup 411226−4025.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 2384112840−12034.78
UEFA Intertoto Cup 106132410+14060.00
Total39157175760−3038.46

Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.

St. Gallen 2013 St. Gallen 2013.jpg
St. Gallen 2013
SeasonCompetitionRoundOpponentHomeAway Aggregate
1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup First round Flag of Denmark.svg BK Frem 1–01–22–2 (a)
Second round Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia 0–00–40–4
1983–84 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Radnički Niš 1–20–31–5
1985–86 UEFA Cup First round Flag of Italy.svg Inter Milan 0–01–51–5
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Flag of Estonia.svg Viljandi JK Tulevik 3–26–19–3
Second round Flag of Austria.svg Austria Salzburg 1–01–32–3
2000–2001 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Flag of Turkey.svg Galatasaray 1–22–23–4
UEFA Cup First round Flag of England.svg Chelsea 2–00–12–1
Second round Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 1–11–22–3
2001–2002 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of North Macedonia.svg Pelister 2–32–04–3
First round Flag of Romania.svg Steaua București 2–11–13–2
Second round Flag of Germany.svg Freiburg 1–41–02–4
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg B68 Toftir 5–16–011–1
Second round Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem II 1–1 (aet)0–11–2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round Flag of Moldova.svg Dacia Chişinău 0–1 (aet)1–01–1 (0–3p)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off Flag of Russia.svg Spartak Moscow 1–14–25–3
Group A Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 2–31–54th place
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Swansea City 1–00–1
Flag of Russia.svg Kuban Krasnodar 2–00–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Flag of Norway.svg Sarpsborg 08 2–10–12–2 (a)

Players

Current squad

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St. Gallen squad in 1881
As of 24 January 2020 [1]

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

No.PositionPlayer
4 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Leonidas Stergiou
7 Flag of Spain.svg MF Víctor Ruiz
8 Flag of Spain.svg MF Jordi Quintillà
9 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Jérémy Guillemenot
10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg FW Ermedin Demirović (on loan from Alavés)
11 Flag of France.svg MF Axel Bakayoko (on loan from Inter Milan)
13 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Cedric Itten
14 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Fabiano Alves
15 Flag of Serbia.svg DF Milan Vilotić
16 Flag of Germany.svg MF Lukas Görtler
18 Flag of the United States.svg GK Jonathan Klinsmann
19 Flag of Portugal.svg MF André Ribeiro
20 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Moreno Costanzo
21 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Miro Muheim
22 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Adonis Ajeti
23 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Betim Fazliji
No.PositionPlayer
24 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Lorenzo González
26 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Tim Staubli
27 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Fabio Solimando
28 Flag of Tunisia.svg DF Sliman Kchouk
29 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Alessandro Kräuchi
30 Flag of Ghana.svg GK Lawrence Ati-Zigi
33 Flag of Ghana.svg DF Musah Nuhu
34 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Boris Babić
36 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Silvan Hefti
40 Flag of Switzerland.svg GK Nico Strübi
50 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Nicolas Lüchinger
52 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Angelo Campos
53 Flag of Switzerland.svg GK Armin Abaz
98 Flag of France.svg DF Yannis Letard
99 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Vincent Rüfli

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Patrick Sutter(at SC Brühl until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Silvan Gönitzer (at FC Schaffhausen until 30 June 2020)

Retired numbers

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

No.PositionPlayer
17 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Marc Zellweger (1994–01, 2003–10)

Managers

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References

  1. "Kader" [Squad]. FC St. Gallen (in German). fcsg.ch. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2013.