FC St. Gallen

Swiss professional football club

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Football club

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St. Gallen
FC St. Gallen logo
Full name Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879
Nickname(s) Espen
Founded 19 April 1879; 144 years ago (1879-04-19)
Ground Kybunpark, St. Gallen
Capacity 19,694
President Matthias Hüppi
Head coach Peter Zeidler
League Swiss Super League
2022–23 Swiss Super League, 6th of 10
Website Club website
Current season

Fussballclub St. Gallen 1879, commonly known as St. Gallen, is a Swiss professional football club based in the city of St. Gallen, Canton of St. Gallen. As of the 2022–23 season, the team competes in the Swiss Super League.

History[edit]

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 end of the 2000s, the strength of the club continually declined. St. Gallen were relegated to the second-tier Challenge League twice at the end of the 2007–08 and the 2010–11 seasons. Since promotion back to the Swiss Super League, they have been in the top division for the last ten years with the club finishing as runners up in the 2019–20 season. In 2016, FC St. Gallen, became a member of the exclusive Club of Pioneers, as the oldest football club of Switzerland.[1]

Stadium[edit]

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[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Anglo Cup
    • Runners-up: 1910

European record[edit]

Overall record[edit]

Accurate as of 30 July 2018
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 000.00
Cup Winners’ Cup 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 025.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 23 8 4 11 28 40 −12 034.78
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 6 1 3 24 10 +14 060.00
Total 39 15 7 17 57 60 −3 038.46

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

St. Gallen 2013
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 European Cup Winners’ Cup First round Denmark BK Frem 1–0 1–2 2–2 (a)
Second round Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0–0 0–4 0–4
1983–84 UEFA Cup First round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Niš 1–2 0–3 1–5
1985–86 UEFA Cup First round Italy Inter Milan 0–0 1–5 1–5
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Estonia Viljandi JK Tulevik 3–2 6–1 9–3
Second round Austria Austria Salzburg 1–0 1–3 2–3
2000–01 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Turkey Galatasaray 1–2 2–2 3–4
UEFA Cup First round England Chelsea 2–0 0–1 2–1
Second round Belgium Club Brugge 1–1 1–2 2–3
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round North Macedonia Pelister 2–3 2–0 4–3
First round Romania Steaua București 2–1 1–1 3–2
Second round Germany Freiburg 1–4 1–0 2–4
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 5–1 6–0 11–1
Second round Netherlands Willem II 1–1 (aet) 0–1 1–2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round Moldova Dacia Chişinău 0–1 (aet) 1–0 1–1 (0–3p)
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off Russia Spartak Moscow 1–1 4–2 5–3
Group A Spain Valencia 2–3 1–5 4th place
Wales Swansea City 1–0 0–1
Russia Kuban Krasnodar 2–0 0–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Norway Sarpsborg 08 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Greece AEK Athens 0–1

Players[edit]

St. Gallen squad in 1881

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 February 2024[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Ghana GHA Lawrence Ati-Zigi
3 DF Ghana GHA Musah Nuhu
4 DF Croatia CRO Jozo Stanić
5 DF Germany GER Justin Janitzek (on loan from Bayern Munich II)
6 DF Switzerland SUI Patrick Sutter
7 FW Austria AUT Fabian Schubert
8 MF Spain ESP Jordi Quintillà
9 FW France FRA Willem Geubbels
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Chadrac Akolo
11 FW Switzerland SUI Julian von Moos
13 MF Switzerland SUI Gregory Karlen
15 DF Mali MLI Abdoulaye Diaby
16 MF Germany GER Lukas Görtler
18 FW Switzerland SUI Felix Mambimbi
19 FW Sweden SWE Nikolaj Möller
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF Austria AUT Albert Vallci
23 DF Kosovo KOS Betim Fazliji
24 MF Switzerland SUI Bastien Toma
25 GK Germany GER Lukas Watkowiak
30 MF Spain ESP Víctor Ruiz
31 MF Netherlands NED Richard van der Venne
33 DF Switzerland SUI Isaac Schmidt
35 GK Germany GER Bela Dumrath
36 DF Germany GER Chima Okoroji
37 MF Switzerland SUI Christian Witzig
46 DF Italy ITA Mattia Zanotti (on loan from Inter)
61 FW Switzerland SUI Albin Krasniqi
64 MF Serbia SRB Mihailo Stevanović
90 FW Serbia SRB Jovan Milošević (on loan from Stuttgart)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Switzerland SUI Leonidas Stergiou (at VfB Stuttgart until 30 June 2024)

Retired numbers[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF Switzerland SUI Marc Zellweger (1994–2001, 2003–2010)

Club officials[edit]

As of 1 July 2018
Position Staff
Chairman Switzerland Matthias Hüppi
Member Switzerland Peter Germann
Sporting director Switzerland Alain Sutter
First-team manager Switzerland Peter Zeidler
First-Team Assistant Manager Switzerland Frank Baumann
First-Team Coach Switzerland Moritz Fünfschmidt
First-Team Goalkeeper Coach Switzerland Rolf Neuhaus
Fitness Coach Switzerland Thomas Wyss
Athletic Coach Switzerland Alois Baumgartner
Chief scout Switzerland Manuel Kühn
Masseur Switzerland Stephan Oberli
Academy Goalkeeping Co-ordinator Switzerland Alex Nussbaumer
Team manager Switzerland Heinz Hofmann
Switzerland Adrian Zingg

Coaches[edit]

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Former players[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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