FC Vaduz

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Vaduz
FC Vaduz logo.svg
Full nameFussball Club Vaduz
Nickname(s)Residenzler (Resident)
Fürstenverein (Princely club)
Stolz von Liechtenstein (Pride of Liechtenstein)
Short nameFCV
Founded14 February 1932;88 years ago (14 February 1932)
Ground Rheinpark Stadion
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Capacity7,584 (5,873 seated)
Coordinates 47°08′25″N9°30′37″E / 47.1403°N 9.5103°E / 47.1403; 9.5103 Coordinates: 47°08′25″N9°30′37″E / 47.1403°N 9.5103°E / 47.1403; 9.5103
Chairman Patrick Burgmeier
Manager Mario Frick
League Swiss Challenge League
2018–19 Swiss Challenge League, 6th
Website Club website

Fussball Club Vaduz (Football Club Vaduz) is a Liechtenstein football club from Vaduz that plays in the Swiss Football League. The club plays at the national Rheinpark Stadion, which has a capacity of 5,873 when all seated but has additional standing places in the North and South ends of the ground, giving a total stadium capacity of 7,838. [1] They currently play in the Swiss Challenge League following relegation from the Swiss Super League after a poor 2016–17 season. Vaduz is unique in that it represents its own national association in the UEFA Europa League when winning the domestic cup, whilst playing in another country's league. This is due to Liechtenstein not organising its own league.

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Vaduz have historically had many players from Liechtenstein, many of whom have played for the Liechtenstein national team, but nearly all these players have moved abroad, and now the majority of the first team squad are foreign players from different areas of the world. The signing of experienced goalkeeper Peter Jehle from Tours and Franz Burgmeier from Darlington boosted the Liechtensteiner contingent to six by the start of the 2009–10 season. [2]

History

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Chart of FC Vaduz table positions in the Swiss football league system

Fussball Club Vaduz was founded on 14 February 1932 in Vaduz, and the club's first chairman was Johann Walser. FC Vaduz is the only professional football club in Liechtenstein. In its first training match, which Vaduz played in Balzers on 24 April of that year, the newly-born team emerged as 2–1 winners. The club played in Vorarlberger Football Association in Austria for the 1932–33 season. In 1933, Vaduz began playing in Switzerland. Over the years Vaduz struggled through various tiers of Swiss football and won its first Liechtensteiner Cup in 1949. Vaduz enjoyed a lengthy stay in the Swiss 1. Liga from 1960 to 1973, which is the third tier of the Swiss football league system.

Vaduz has been required to pay a fee to the Swiss Football Association in order to participate as a foreign club, around £150,000 a year. There have been calls for this agreement to be revoked, but discussions have meant that a permanent arrangement has now taken place for a Liechtenstein representative to be allowed to participate in the Challenge League or Super League in future. [3]

From the 2001–02 season, Vaduz played in the Swiss Challenge League (formerly called Nationalliga B), the second tier of the Swiss league system. Since then, Vaduz have been one of the best teams in the Challenge League and gave serious challenges towards promotion to the Super League, especially in 2004 and 2005, playing two-leg play-offs in both cases. In the 2007–08 season, Vaduz secured promotion to the Swiss Super League on 12 May 2008 by winning the Challenge League on the final day of the season, giving Liechtenstein a representative at the highest level of Swiss football for the first time. Vaduz, however, were relegated back to the Challenge League after one season in the top flight. Vaduz finally returned to top level after five years in the Challenge League.

In May 2010, the two Liechtenstein teams FC Vaduz and USV Eschen/Mauren decided on a better cooperation, especially on the exchange and the development possibilities of the players of both teams. In principle, the agreement should replace the missing substructure at FC Vaduz and promote cooperation in the sense of Liechtenstein football. FC Vaduz is the first address for professional footballers.

In 1992, Vaduz qualified for European football for the first time, entering the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as Liechtenstein Cup winners, but lost 12–1 on aggregate to Chornomorets Odesa of Ukraine in the qualifying round. In 1996, Vaduz qualified for the first round proper with their first European victory, winning 5–3 on penalties against Universitate Riga of Latvia, after a 2–2 aggregate scoreline, although Vaduz lost their first round tie to Paris Saint-Germain of France 7–0 on aggregate.

After the Cup Winners' Cup was abolished, Vaduz have annually entered the UEFA Cup (now the UEFA Europa League) as a result of winning the Liechtenstein Cup every year since 1998, except 2012. However, they have never got past the qualifying rounds to date.

However, Vaduz did come within one second of reaching the first round proper of the UEFA Cup in 2002. With the aggregate scores level, and with opponents Livingston scheduled to go through on away goals, Vaduz won a late corner. The ball was sent into the box, and Marius Zarn hit a goal-bound shot. However, the referee (Luke Harrington) blew the whistle for full-time just before the ball crossed over the line, and Livingston progressed through in controversial circumstances.

For the 2005–06 season, Mats Gren was a coach. In the first round of the 2005–06 UEFA Cup qualifying, FC Vaduz defeated Moldovan opponent FC Dacia Chişinău. In the second round they met the Istanbul club Beşiktaş J.K., against which they have been eliminated.

FC Vaduz started their European campaign in 2009–10 by beating Scottish side Falkirk in the second qualifying round of the Europa League. However, they lost 3–0 on aggregate [4] [5] to Czech side Slovan Liberec in the third qualifying round.

In the 2014–15 Swiss Super League season, Vaduz survived for the first time in their history in the Swiss Super League. They finished in 9th place with 31 points won. They also won their 43rd Liechtenstein cup, becoming world record holders of a domestic cup in the process.

In season 2015–16 FC Vaduz started their European campaign in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League by beating S.P. La Fiorita from San Marino in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. In the second round, Vaduz progressed against Nõmme Kalju FC to progress into the third qualifying round of the Europa League where they were drawn against fellow Swiss Super League club FC Thun. FC Thun won 2–2 on the away goals rule.

Vaduz won their domestic cup for the forty-fourth time and were eighth in the Swiss Super League. They won a team record thirty-six points. Vaduz player Armando Sadiku represented Albania at Euro 2016.

The team appeared for the first time appear in a popular sports video game FIFA 17. This is the first time in history that a team from Liechtenstein appeared in the sports video game series.

After three years in the elite Swiss competition, the only and most awarded Liechtenstein team relegated. It was not a good season 2016–17, where they even changed the coach Giorgio Contini after almost 5 years at the helm, and in his place came the German coach Roland Vrabec, but Vaduz has not succeeded to survive in Swiss Super League.

On 5 September 2018, they terminated the agreement with Roland Vrabec. On September 17, they presented a new coach Mario Frick. He is a first coach from Liechtenstein in history.

In season 2019–20 FC Vaduz started their European campaign in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League by beating Breiðablik from Iceland in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. In the second round, Vaduz caused a shock by knocking out Hungarian side MOL Fehérvár. In the third qualifying round of the Europa League they played against Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bundesliga team easily won both matches. However, those matches were historic for the club. In first match in Vaduz were 5,908 spectators and the entire city has a population of 5,521.

Vaduz is one of several expatriate European football clubs, including Swansea City and Cardiff City playing in the English Football League, AS Monaco playing in France, San Marino Calcio playing in Italy and some other minor clubs doing likewise in different leagues. The difference between Vaduz and the aforementioned clubs is that its status in Switzerland is a "guest club", and as such it does not participate in the Swiss Cup and cannot represent Switzerland internationally, which makes Champions League qualification from league football impossible under current rules other than by winning the Europa League or the Champions League itself. Since Vaduz has never finished higher than 8th in the Super League and therefore could not be argued to have qualified, such a situation has not occurred.

Rheinpark Stadion

Main stand of the Rheinpark Stadion with Vaduz Castle in the background. Rheinpark-Stadion-Main stand and castle.JPG
Main stand of the Rheinpark Stadion with Vaduz Castle in the background.
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Rheinpark Stadion

The Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz is the national stadium of Liechtenstein. It plays host to the home matches of the Liechtenstein national football team, and is also the home of Liechtenstein's top football club, FC Vaduz. It lies on the banks of the River Rhine, just metres from the border with Switzerland. The stadium has a fully seated capacity of 5,873, plus additional standing places, giving it a total capacity of 7,584. The building of the stadium cost roughly 19 million CHF.

The stadium was officially opened on 31 July 1998 with a match between FC Vaduz, the Liechtenstein Cup holders at the time, and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the then Bundesliga champions. Kaiserslautern won the match 8–0. Liverpool F.C. played here against Olympiacos F.C. in a friendly in 2005. Rheinpark Stadion hosted the likes of FC Chornomorets Odesa and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in this tournament but failed to progress past the qualification rounds.

The construction of the stadium became necessary because the FIFA World governing body FIFA and the European association UEFA threatened not to allow more European and international matches in Liechtenstein if the country did not provide a modern venue in accordance with international standards. In Liechtenstein, no own championship is played, but a cup competition is organized. Its series winner FC Vaduz is therefore represented in the Europa League almost every year. The national team has not been represented in any major competition such as the World or European Championship, but in the qualifications to do so.

Rheinpark Stadion sits less than 1 km west of Vaduz city centre on the eastern bank of the Rhein River. Vaduz holds the distinction of being one of the few capitals in the world to lack its own airport and railway station.

Rheinpark Stadion consists of four stands: North, East, South and West.

There are a limited number of free parking spaces located at Rheinpark Stadion on matchdays which are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Current sponsorship

Companies that FC Vaduz currently has sponsorship deals with include:

Honours

Domestic competitions

Cup Winner.png Winners (2): 1932, [6] 1936
Cup Winner.png Winners (47) (World Record [7] ): 1948–49, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1986, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
Cup Finalist.png Runners-up (13): 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1954–55, 1971–72, 1976–77, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1996–97, 2011–12

Switzerland competitions

Cup Winner.png Winners (3): 2002–03, 2007–08, 2013–14
Cup Finalist.png Runners-up (2): 2003–04, 2004–05

European record

SeasonCompetitionRoundOpponentHomeAway Aggregate
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round Flag of Ukraine.svg Chornomorets Odesa 0–51–71–12 Symbol delete vote.svg
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hradec Králové 0–51–91–14 Symbol delete vote.svg
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round Flag of Latvia.svg Universitāte Rīga 1–11–12–2 (4–2 p) Symbol keep vote.svg
First round Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 0–40–30–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round Flag of Sweden.svg Helsingborg 0–20–30–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999–00 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Norway.svg Bodø/Glimt 0–11–21–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000–01 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Poland.svg Amica Wronki 0–33–33–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Croatia.svg Varteks Varaždin 3–31–64–9 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Scotland.svg Livingston 1–10–01–1 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2003–04 UEFA Cup Qualifying round Flag of Ukraine.svg Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–10–10–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004–05 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of Ireland.svg Longford Town 1–03–24–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Beveren 1–31–22–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005–06 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of Moldova.svg Dacia Chișinău 2–00–12–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Turkey.svg Beşiktaş 0–11–51–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006–07 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of Hungary.svg Újpest 0–14–04–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel 2–10–12–2 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2007–08 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi 0–00–20–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Zrinjski Mostar 1–20–31–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Flag of Scotland.svg Falkirk 0–12–0 (aet)2–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slovan Liberec 0–10–20–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Flag of Denmark.svg Brøndby 0–00–30–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Flag of Serbia.svg Vojvodina 0–23–13–3 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–10–42–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Georgia.svg Chikhura Sachkhere 1–10–01–1 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Gibraltar.svg College Europa 3–01–04–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Poland.svg Ruch Chorzów 0–02–32–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of San Marino.svg La Fiorita 5–15–010–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Estonia.svg Nõmme Kalju 3–12–05–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Flag of Switzerland.svg Thun 2–20–02–2 (a) Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of North Macedonia.svg Sileks 3–12–15–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland 2–20–32–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Bala Town 3–02–15–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Norway.svg Odds BK 0–10–10–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2018–19 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Bulgaria.svg Levski Sofia 1–02–33–3 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Lithuania.svg Žalgiris 1–10–11–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019–20 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik 2–10–02–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Second qualifying round Flag of Hungary.svg MOL Fehérvár 2–0 (aet)0–12–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Third qualifying round Flag of Germany.svg Eintracht Frankfurt 0–50–10–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Flag placeholder.svg
CompetitionMatchesWDLGFGA+/-
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 10028440−36
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 662114317691−15
Total7621163980131−51

Biggest win in UEFA competition:

SeasonMatchScore
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
2006–07 Flag of Hungary.svg Újpest FC   Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz0–4
2014–15 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz  Flag of Gibraltar.svg College Europa 3–0
2015–16 Flag of San Marino.svg S.P. La Fiorita   Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz0–5
2015–16 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz  Flag of San Marino.svg S.P. La Fiorita 5–1
2017–18 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Bala Town F.C. 3–0

Club records

Individual awards

Domestic

The player of the year in Liechtenstein has been announced as the season 1980/81 to 2007/08 as of the end of the season. The open for all election was organized by media house Vaduz. Since 2009, the Liechtenstein Football Association draws the title holder of its own. To this end, the LFV-Award has been launched, annually awarded a title in which professional bodies and public in three categories. The categories are Footballer of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Switzerland

Swiss Challenge League top scorers

SeasonNameGoals
2008 Flag of Brazil.svg Gaspar Odirlei 31
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Nick Proschwitz 23

Swiss Challenge League dream team

SeasonName
2013 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Neumayr
2013 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nick von Niederhäusern
2013 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Peter Jehle
2018 Flag of Switzerland.svg Philipp Muntwiler

International

To celebrate the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)'s 50th anniversary in 2004, each of its member associations was asked by UEFA to choose one of its own players as the single most outstanding player of the past 50 years (1954–2003).

Golden Player

YearName
2004 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Rainer Hasler

Team awards

Fairplay Trophy

SeasonLeaguePoints
2013–14 Flag of Switzerland.svg Swiss Challenge League 65

Rankings

Swiss Super League history

In the 2007–08 season, for the first time in their history, FC Vaduz earned promotion to Swiss Super League. Two times before was relegated in Barrage in the season 2003–04 against Neuchâtel Xamax and 2004–05 against FC Schaffhausen. In the 2015–16 season they finished on the 8th place in front of FC Lugano and FC Zürich who is that season relegated in Swiss Challenge League. After two seasons FC Vaduz was relegated in Swiss Challenge League.

SeasonPosPldWDLGFGAPtsAtt. [10]
2008–09 10 Arrow-down.gif 3657242885222,177
2014–15 936710192859314,152
2015–16 836715144460364,006
2016–17 10 Arrow-down.gif 3679204578304,086
Total1442641771452821193,606

Current squad

As of 4 February 2020.
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Captain Benjamin Büchel

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

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg GK Benjamin Büchel (Captain)
4 Flag of Kosovo.svg DF Denis Simani
5 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Berkay Sülüngöz
6 Flag of Kosovo.svg DF Fuad Rahimi
8 Flag of Moldova.svg FW Nicolae Milinceanu
9 Flag of Austria.svg FW Manuel Sutter
10 Flag of Senegal.svg FW Mohamed Coulibaly
11 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Tunahan Çiçek
12 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Gianni Antoniazzi
14 Flag of Serbia.svg MF Milan Gajić
15 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Yannick Schmid
16 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg MF Aron Sele
No.PositionPlayer
17 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Dominik Schwizer (on loan from FC Thun )
18 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg GK Justin Ospelt
21 Flag of Germany.svg DF Pius Dorn
22 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Jens Hofer
23 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg MF Sandro Wieser
24 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Cédric Gasser
25 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg MF Noah Frick
26 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FW Ferhat Saglam
28 Flag of Austria.svg MF Boris Prokopič
30 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Gabriel Lüchinger
33 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Maximilian Göppel
42 Flag of Switzerland.svg GK Gion Chande

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 Liechtenstein.svg DF Manuel Mikus(at Balzers until 30 Jun 2020)

Technical staff

Mario Frick is the current manager of the club. AUT vs. LIE 2015-10-12 (194).jpg
Mario Frick is the current manager of the club.
Current technical staff


Management
  • President: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Patrick Burgmeier
  • Board member: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Matthias Biedermann
  • Board member: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Florian Meier
  • Board member: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Lorenz Gassner
  • Board member: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Christopher Holder
  • Finance director: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Brigitte Löscher
  • Chief marketing officer: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Mathias Hagmann
  • Secretary: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Carmen Alabor
  • Announcer: Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Maximilian Vogt

FC Vaduz U23

FC Vaduz U23 is the reserve team of FC Vaduz. They currently play in the 2. Liga (sixth tier of the Swiss football league system). In the season 2014–15 they played semi-finals in Liechtenstein Cup against FC Triesenberg and they lost 1–0 after extra time.

Current squad

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

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg GK David Weber
2 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Roman Spirig
3 Flag of Romania.svg DF Giovanny Popescu
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg DF Suad Gerzić
5 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Jonas Hilti
6 Flag of North Macedonia.svg MF Emir Muratoski
7 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FW Pascal Koller
8 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Yago Gomes do Nascimento
9 Flag of Montenegro.svg FW Luka Tiganj
10 Flag of Serbia.svg MF Besart Bajrami
11 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg MF Menderes Caglar
12 Flag of Switzerland.svg GK Fabian Lüchinger
No.PositionPlayer
13 Flag of Switzerland.svg FW Barna Fenyvesi
14 Flag of Ireland.svg MF Brian Allen
15 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg MF Benjamin Vogt
16 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Luca Giorlando
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg MF Dejan Đokić
18 Flag of Switzerland.svg MF Agon Topalli
19 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Lukas Graber
20 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg DF Noah Graber
22 Flag of North Macedonia.svg MF Elton Aliji
24 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Noah Birchmeier
25 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg GK Justin Ospelt

Technical staff

Current technical staff

Recent seasons

Recent season-by-season performance of the club:

SeasonDivisionTierPosition
2003–04 Challenge League II2nd
2004–05 2nd
2005–06 8th
2006–07 9th
2007–08 1st ↑
2008–09 Super League I10th ↓
2009–10 Challenge League II8th
2010–11 4th
2011–12 8th
2012–13 9th
2013–14 1st ↑
2014–15 Super League I9th
2015–16 8th
2016–17 10th ↓
2017–18 Challenge League II4th
2018–19 6th
2019–20 2nd
Key
Promoted Relegated

Former players

A few former players are considered by the fans to be especially memorable because of their long and outstanding contributions towards the club, to some degree even decades after the end of their careers. Therefore, they have a very special status with the fans. The following are a few examples:


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Yann Sommer in the Switzerland national football team

Yann Sommer

During the summer of 2007, Sommer signed a new contract, and was loaned out to Liechtensteiner club FC Vaduz to gain first-team experience in an environment somewhat more competitive than the reserves in the Swiss 1. Liga. He was made the first-choice goalkeeper and played 33 matches over the course of the 2007–08 Swiss Challenge League season, playing a major part in Vaduz's promotion to the Swiss Super League. His loan deal was then extended to last until January 2009. He made his Super League debut for Vaduz on 20 July 2008 in the 2–1 away win against Luzern.


Players of Vaduz at major international tournaments

Tournament
Flag of Australia (converted).svg AFC Asian Cup 2015 Flag of North Korea.svg Pak Kwang-Ryong
Flag of France.svg UEFA Euro 2016 Flag of Albania.svg Armando Sadiku
Flag of Albania.svg Naser Aliji
Flag of Egypt.svg Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Flag of Benin.svg Jodel Dossou

Former managers

Former presidents

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The 2011–12 Swiss Cup is the 87th season of Switzerland's annual football cup competition. It will begin on 16 September 2011 with the first games of Round 1 and will end on 16 May 2012 with the Final in the Stade de Suisse in Berne. The winners of the competition will qualify for the play-off round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. The current title holders are FC Sion.

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The 2012–13 Liechtenstein Cup was the sixty-eight season of Liechtenstein's annual cup competition. Seven clubs competed with a total of sixteen teams for one spot in the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. USV Eschen/Mauren were the defending champions.

The 2013–14 Liechtenstein Cup is the 69th season of Liechtenstein's annual cup competition. Seven clubs compete with a total of 18 teams for one spot in the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. FC Vaduz are the defending champions.

The 2014–15 Swiss Super League was the 118th season of top-tier football in Switzerland. It began on 19 July 2014 and ended on 29 May 2015. Basel successfully defended their title for a record sixth time in a row.

The 2015–16 Liechtenstein Cup is the 71st season of Liechtenstein's annual cup competition. Seven clubs competed with a total of 17 teams for one spot in the first qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. FC Vaduz are the defending champions.

The 2017–18 Liechtenstein Cup was the 73rd season of Liechtenstein's annual cup competition. Seven clubs competed with a total of 16 teams for one spot in the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. FC Vaduz are the defending champions.

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