FC Basel
Full name Football Club Basel 1893
Nickname(s) FCB, Bebbi, RotBlau
Short name Basel
Founded 10 March 1905
Ground St. Jakob-Park, Basel
(Capacity: 38,512, 37,500

for international matches)

Chairman Switzerland Bernhard Heusler
Manager Switzerland Urs Fischer
Current League Swiss Super League 
2016-17 Swiss Super League, 1st
Website Club home page
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FC Basel 1893 (Fussball Club Basel 1893), widely known as FC Basel or just Basel, and sometimes referred to as FC Basle in English or FCB, is a Swiss football club based in Basel. They are one of the most successful clubs in Swiss football, having won the Swiss Super League 19 times, the second most for any Swiss club. Besides their current dynasty, they were most successful in the late 1960s and 1970s, winning the title a total of seven times between 1967 and 1980. The 1980s saw hard times for Basel, as they were absent from European competition for many years and suffered relegation in 1987. In the 2000s, Basel returned to the top of Swiss football, winning their first title for 22 years in 2002 and going on to win the title nine more times over the next 13 seasons. Basel have also won the Swiss Cup 11 times.

Basel have competed in European competition every season since 1999–2000. In the 2001–02 season, the club reached the UEFA Intertoto Cup final, losing to Aston Villa; in the 2002–03 season, they qualified for the Second Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League; and in the 2005–06 season, they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup. They have been in the Champions League more times than any other Swiss club — a total of six times — and are the only Swiss club to have ever qualified directly for the Champions League group stages.


First team squad

As of 23 July 2016
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Czech GK Tomáš Vaclík
3 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire DF Adama Traoré
4 Flag of Egypt DF Omar Gaber
5 Switzerland DF Michael Lang
6 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire MF Serey Die
7 Switzerland MF Luca Zuffi
8 Flag of Iceland MF Birkir Bjarnason
9 Flag of Slovenia FW Andraž Šporar
10 Flag of Argentina MF Matías Delgado (Captain)
11 Switzerland MF Renato Steffen
13 Flag of Serbia GK Đorđe Nikolić
15 Flag of Sweden Good one MF Alexander Fransson
16 Switzerland DF Manuel Akanji
17 Flag of Czech DF Marek Suchý (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
18 Switzerland GK Germano Vailati
20 Switzerland MF Dereck Kutesa
21 Flag of Austria FW Marc Janko
23 Flag of Colombia DF Éder Álvarez Balanta
24 Flag of Norway FW Mohamed Elyounoussi
25 Flag of Paraguay DF Blás Riveros
26 Flag of Denmark DF Daniel Høegh
29 Switzerland MF Charles Pickel
30 Switzerland DF Eray Cümart
33 Switzerland FW Kevin Bua
34 Flag of Albania MF Taulant Xhaka
39 Switzerland MF Davide Callà
77 Netherlands FW Jean-Paul Boëtius
88 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire FW Seydou Doumbia (on loan from Roma)

Out on loan

No. Position Player
20 Flag of Serbia MF Veljko Simić (on loan at Chiasso until 30 June 2017)
22 Flag of Serbia MF Zdravko Kuzmanović (on loan at Málaga until 30 June 2017)
23 Switzerland GK Mirko Salvi (on loan at Lugano until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
30 Switzerland MF Cedric Itten (on loan at Luzern until 30 June 2017)
35 Switzerland FW Nicolas Hunziker (on loan at Grasshopper Zürich until 30 June 2017)

Retired numbers

  • 020 Following the 2001–02 season, the club retired the number of Massimo Ceccaroni, a Basel native who played his entire senior career with FCB, between 1987 and 2002.
  • 120 The number 12 in the Basel squad became vacant on 1 July 2008. In October of that year, the board of managing directors announced their decision to dedicate this number to their fans.

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: List of FC Basel players


Main article: List of FC Basel managers






External links

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FC Basel squad - 2020–21

1 Vaclík · 3 Traoré · 4 Gaber · 5 Lang · 6 Die · 7 Zuffi · 8 Bjarnason · 9 Šporar · 10 Delgado · 11 Steffen · 13 Nikolić · 15 Fransson · 16 Akanji · 17 Suchý · 18 Vailati · 20 Kutesa · 21 Janko · 23 Balanta · 24 Elyounoussi · 25 Riveros · 26 Høegh · 28 Huser · 33 Bua · 34 Xhaka · 39 Callà · 41 Cümart · 42 Pickel · 77 Boëtius · 88 Doumbia ·

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