BSC Young Boys

sports club in Berne, Switzerland

BSC Young Boys (official Berner Sport Club Young Boys) is a Swiss football football club of the Swiss capital, Berne. The BSC Young Boys played since 2005 in the Stade de Suisse, where in former times the “legendary” Wankdorf stadium stood.

BSC Young Boys
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Nickname(s)YB
Founded1898
GroundStade de Suisse
Capacity31,783
ChairmanSwitzerland Thomas Grimm
ManagerSwitzerland Martin Andermatt
LeagueSwiss Super League
2006-07Swiss Super League, 4th

HistoryEdit

The FC Young Boys club was founded on 14 March 1898, taking its name in contrast to the existing club Old Boys Basel. The club played its first game, against FC Viktoria on the following 17 June. It won the Swiss Championship three years in succession, in 1909, 1910, and 1911.

HonoursEdit

  • Swiss Super League:
    • Winners (11): 1903, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1929, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1986
  • Swisscom Cup:
    • Winners (6): 1930, 1945, 1953, 1958, 1977, 1987
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:
    • Quarterfinals (1): 1986
  • Coppa delle Alpi
    • Winners (1): 1974

Current squadEdit

As of 10 December, 2007 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    Switzerland Marco Wölfli
2 DF   Tunisia Saïf Ghezal
3 DF    Switzerland Aron Liechti
4 DF   Brazil Tiago
5 DF   Guinea Kamil Zayatte
6 MF    Switzerland Baykal Kulaksızoğlu
8 MF    Switzerland Alberto Regazzoni
10 MF    Switzerland Hakan Yakın (captain)
11 MF   Ivory Coast Tapé Moussé Doubaï
12 DF   Argentina Miguel Alfredo Portillo
13 DF    Switzerland Christian Schwegler
14 MF    Switzerland Christian Schneuwly
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW    Switzerland Thomas Häberli
16 DF    Switzerland Mario Raimondi
18 GK    Switzerland Paolo Collaviti
19 MF   Spain Carlos Varela
20 FW    Switzerland Erhan Kavak
22 MF    Switzerland Xavier Hochstrasser
26 FW    Switzerland Marco Schneuwly
27 FW   Ivory Coast Franck Madou
28 GK    Switzerland Roman Bürki
30 MF   Ivory Coast Gilles Yapi
31 FW   Ghana Joetex Asamoah Frimpong

TrainerEdit

  • 1913–1918 Williams Reynold
  • 1918–1920 Jimmy Hogan
  • 1920–1924 Berth Smith
  • 1924–1928 Sandy Higgens
  • 1928–1929 Ernst Meyer
  • 1929–1931 Doris Kürschner
  • 1931–1932 Viktor Hierländer
  • 1932–1935 Hans Wüthrich
  • 1935–1942 Hans Pulver
  • 1942–1946 Bela Volentik
  • 1947–1948 Willi Baumgartner
  • 1948–1949 Fritz Gschweidl
  • 1949–1950 Eric Norbert Jones
  • 1951–1964 Albert Sing
  • 1964–1964 Heinz Bigler (April–Juli)
  • 1964–1968 Hans Merkle

VereinspräsidentenEdit

  • 1898–1899 Max Schwab
  • 1899–1904 Dr. Edgar Fetscherin
  • 1904–1905 Dr. Otto Kubli
  • 1905–1906 Albert Heiniger
  • 1906–1907 Max Schwab
  • 1907–1908 D. Chessex
  • 1908–1909 Edgar Egger
  • 1909–1911 Walter Messerli
  • 1911–1915 Dr. Herbert Schmid
  • 1915–1919 Dr. Herbert Frey
  • 1919–1920 Albert Hirt
  • 1920–1921 Hans Greuber
  • 1921–1923 Heinz Schwab
  • 1923–1924 Albert Hirt
  • 1924–1926 Rudolf Roth
  • 1926–1928 Ermin Flück
  • 1928–1929 Dr. Otto Grogg
  • 1929–1934 G. Marchand
  • 1934–1936 Rudolf Roth
  • 1936–1937 Dr. Adrian Schorrer
  • 1937–1939 G. Marchand
  • 1939–1942 Eduard Studer
  • 1942–1943 Herrmann Wirth
  • 1943–1947 Otto Wirz
  • 1947–1948 Erwin Bähler
  • 1948–1950 Adolf Rösti
  • 1950–1952 Felix Neuenschwander
  • 1952–1954 Guido Wärtli
  • 1954–1957 Walter Bögli
  • 1957–1962 Hermann Steinegger
  • 1962–1867 Dr. Herbert Althaus
  • 1967–1971 Willy Sigrist
  • 1971–1972 Ferdinand Schmutz
  • 1972–1980 Ralph Zloczower
  • 1980–1993 Rudolf Baer
  • 1993         Jürg Aeberhard
  • 1993–1995 Jacques Chèvre
  • 1995–1996 Dr. Peter Cerny
  • 1996         Roland Schönenberger
  • 1996–1997 Walter Frei
  • 1997         Peter Morgenthaler
  • 1997–1998 Roland Güngerich
  • 1998–1999 Peter Siegrist
  • 1999–2001 Martin Maraggia
  • 2001–2003 Heinz Fischer
  • 2003–2007 Peter Mast
  • 2007–        Thomas Grimm