FC Gossau

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FC Gossau
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Basic data
Surname Gossau football club
Seat Gossau , Switzerland
founding 1906
Colours blue and white
president Carlo Troisi
Website fc-gossau.ch
First soccer team
Head coach Gambino Giuseppe / Polati Stefano
Venue Buechenwald sports complex
Places 3000
league 1st league (group 3)
2017/18 4th rank

The FC Gossau is a football club from the city of Gossau SG in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen . Since the 2010/11 season he has been playing in the first division , the fourth highest division in Switzerland.


FC Gossau was founded in 1906 and spent the first 65 years of its club history in almost complete insignificance. That changed in 1971, when a 3-0 win against FC Widnau made it into the first division , which is the third-highest division in Switzerland. Between 1975 and 1978 he even managed to climb up to the NLB, which then comprised 14 clubs . This was followed by eventful years in which the Gossauers mostly commuted between the 1st and 2nd league.

After relegated to the 2nd league in 1987, Roger Hegi (later with FC St. Gallen and the Grasshopper Club Zurich ) put together a new team and thus initiated the "second heyday" of FC Gossau in the 1990s. In 1992 they were promoted to the first division again, and the direct march through to the NLB followed after victories over FC Solothurn and FC Monthey . Despite the massive reduction in the league by seven clubs, they managed to stay up because they beat FC Chiasso in the playoffs. In the following season, however, relegation could not be prevented, especially since the NLB was again reduced by six teams. After relegation to the first division, a strong team was formed under coach Heinz Bigler, which prevailed in the promotion games against the strong Ticino clubs Ascona and Bellinzona and managed to get promoted again immediately.

The last NLB membership of FC Gossau (1996/97 season) lasted only one year. After the team had topped the table after the fifth match day, they subsequently fell back to the penultimate place in the table by the winter break. A change of coach and several reinforcements no longer led to the league being preserved. As a result, they played with varying successes in the first division, until the 2007/08 season they were promoted again to the NLB, which is now called the Challenge League . In the 2007/08 season, the league was achieved. In the 2008/09 season Gossau occupied the last place in the Challenge League, but remained in this division, as the clubs FC Concordia Basel and FC La Chaux-de-Fonds had voluntarily decided to relegate to the first division. However, FC Gossau only reached last place in the 2009/10 season after announcing a voluntary relegation to the first division.

The club made headlines when it defeated favorites FC St. Gallen 2-0 in the derby in the sixteenth finals of the 2007/08 Swisscom Cup .


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