FC Zurich

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FC Zurich
Club logo
Basic data
Surname Football club Zurich
Seat Zurich
founding August 1, 1896
Colours blue and white
Members 5800 (as of 2015)
president Ancillo Canepa
Website fcz.ch
First soccer team
Head coach Ludovic Magnin
Venue Letzigrund
Places 26,104
league Super League
2019/20 7th rank

The FC Zurich (abbreviated FCZ ) is a football club from the city of Zurich . It was founded on August 1st, 1896 by former members of FC Excelsior and FC Turicum and is one of the oldest sports clubs in Switzerland. The club colors have been Zurich's city colors blue and white since 1909 (previously red and white).

The first team has been back in the Super League since the 2017/18 season after a year of interruption . She has won the Swiss championship twelve times and the Swiss Cup ten times. Internationally, the FCZ celebrated its greatest successes in 1964 and 1977 , when it reached the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup . In 2009-10 , FC Zurich qualified for the group stage of the Champions League and reached the sixteenth finals in the Europa League in 2007-08 and 2018-19 .

The first football team of FC Zurich since 1925 has played its home games in Letzigrund . The FCZ has a large and successful junior department. The U21 team plays as one of only three reserve teams in Switzerland in the Promotion League (third highest division).



Diploma from 1926 for the 30th anniversary of the Zurich football club

In the summer of 1896, pupils and juniors of the FC Excelsior, which has existed since 1893, founded the Turicum football club ( Turicum is the Roman name of the city of Zurich). Towards the end of August 1896, almost the entire junior team resigned from FC Excelsior and merged with Turicum to form FC Zurich; The first coach (referred to as the first captain ) in the club's history was co-founder Hans Gamper , who a few years later would become famous as the founder of FC Barcelona . The official founding date of August 1, 1896 was determined later.

The newly founded club played its first game on August 30, 1896 on the Hardau Velorennbahn in Zurich against FC Phönix St. Gallen (3: 3). This date is noted on a drinking horn that the FCZ gave itself for the occasion. According to newspaper reports, FC Zurich competed in blue and white at its premiere. Later he switched to red / white, presumably also to differentiate himself from local rivals Grasshopper Club Zurich . In 1898, FC Excelsior merged with FC Zurich, although the name and colors of the younger club were retained. A little later, the members of FC Viktoria also joined the FCZ. After the Grasshopper Club temporarily withdrew from the championship in the 1909/1910 season, FC Zurich changed its club colors back to blue / white. The first two championship titles (in 1902 and 1924 ) were realized during this time.

Until the 1930s, FC Zurich was also active in other sports such as rowing, boxing, athletics, handball, etc. Due to financial difficulties, the individual sections broke away from the parent club and became independent, such as the LC Zurich or the Zurich rowing club . Since then, FC Zurich has been a pure football club.


1934 , 1946 and 1957 followed downs in the first League or National League B , and in 1941 , 1947 and 1958 rises in the National League A .


Jakob Kuhn, here as coach of the Swiss national football team in 2008

Under the president Edwin Nägeli and with players like Klaus Stürmer , Jakob Kuhn , Fritz Künzli , Ilija Katic , René Botteron and many more, the FCZ experienced its "golden years". During this time, FC Zurich won seven championship titles and five cup titles . The following successes can be noted in Europe : In 1964 in the European Cup of National Champions , FCZ advanced to the semi-finals against Real Madrid . In 1977 he failed again in the semi-finals, this time against Liverpool .


During these years the FCZ placed itself again and again in the midfield and had to relegate to the National League B at the end of the 1988 season . The negative highlight of this season was a 1: 4 in Martigny, even if someone like Georges Bregy looked for the Valais at the time . For the relegated’s last home game, 700 spectators came to the Letzigrund. They saw a 3-1 win against Locarno. The promotion to the National League A followed in the 1989/1990 season . In Europe he was able to celebrate a small success at the end of 1998, because in the UEFA Cup the FCZ made it to the 1/8 finals and was only stopped there by AS Roma . Two cup wins were the only national titles during this period (in 2000 and 2005 ).

season space league Ø viewers
2006 01/10 SL 10,008
2007 01/10 SL 10,870
2008 03/10 SL 12,186
2009 01/10 SL 09,829
2010 07/10 SL 10,700
2011 02/10 SL 11,750
2012 06/10 SL 10,511
2013 04/10 SL 10,741
2014 05/10 SL 09,564
2015 03/10 SL 09,389
2016 10/10 SL 08,701
2017 01/10 CL 09,702
2018 04/10 SL 10,726
2019 07/10 SL 10,660


On May 13, 2006, FC Zurich won the last game of the season against FC Basel away from home thanks to a goal in the 93rd minute by Iulian Filipescu with 2: 1 and thus, after a 25-year lean period, secured the 10th championship title and thus also the first golden master star .

In the 2006/07 season , the FCZ won the 11th championship title also in the last round and again against FC Basel, but this time in a remote duel.

At the end of this season there was a change in the club. Coach Lucien Favre joined together with assistant coach Harald Gämperle and players Raphael and Steve von Bergen to Hertha BSC Berlin. In addition, top performers such as Gökhan Inler (to Udinese Calcio ), Blerim Džemaili (to the Bolton Wanderers ) and Xavier Margairaz (to CA Osasuna , from 2009 to 2012 again at FC Zurich) were sold.

As Favre's successor, Bernard Challandes was hired as a coach. Under the new coach, FC Zurich played good games until December 2007, but had to take setbacks again and again. The FCZ could no longer play for the championship title and had to be content with third place. In the end he lost 18 points on Master Basel.

The FCZ also played on the international stage in the 2007/08 season. In the third and final qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League , he was eliminated by Beşiktaş Istanbul, but then played on in the UEFA Cup . There the FCZ met FC Empoli in the first round . After a 1: 2 away defeat in Letzigrund, he won the second leg 3: 0 and so moved into the group stage. After victories against Sparta Prague (2: 1) and FC Toulouse (2: 0), he lost to Spartak Moscow (0: 1) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen (0: 5). FCZ qualified for the sixteenth finals, where they were eliminated against Hamburger SV (1: 3 and 0: 0).

In the 2008/09 season , thanks to a 1-0 away win against AC Bellinzona and the simultaneous defeat of rivals FC Basel at Grasshopper Club Zurich (1: 4), FCZ became Swiss champions for the twelfth time in the penultimate round.

In the 2009/10 season , after defeating NK Maribor and FK Ventspils in qualifying, FCZ qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in club history . The group opponents were Real Madrid , AC Milan and Olympique Marseille . FCZ lost both games against Real Madrid and Olympique Marseille. He won against AC Milan 1-0 away. He also won points in front of his own audience. Nevertheless, FC Zurich was eliminated as the bottom of the group. In the summer of 2011 he was able to qualify for the playoffs of the Champions League with a 1: 1 and a 1: 0 against Standard Liège , where he was ultimately defeated by Bayern Munich . The subsequent group stage of the Europa League he finished in 4th place . On August 7, 2011, FC Zurich won 6-0 against GC in Letzigrund, which is the highest derby win for FCZ so far .

In 2012, FC Zurich experienced a large number of coach changes. He then finished the championship in fourth place in the 2012/13 season. On April 21, 2014, FC Zurich won the Swiss Cup for the eighth time ; in the final, FC Basel was defeated 2-0 in extra time.

The 2014/15 season started promisingly; at times the table was listed. In the second half of the season, however, the FCZ fell back due to a series of defeats, but it was enough for 3rd place.

The 2015/16 season did not end as expected for FC Zurich. After the 36 match days, the city of Zurich club was last in the table and relegated. The role of the club's president, Ancillo Canepa , who together with his wife owns 90% of the shares and has numerous possibilities of influence, was discussed in the media afterwards. Despite relegation, FC Zurich won the Swiss Cup in 2015/16 after beating FC Lugano 1-0 in the final and qualified as a future second division team for the Europa League group stage.

The club played in the Challenge League in the 2016/17 season . In doing so, he lived up to his role as a favorite, and after just 33 laps he was sure to be promoted again.

In the first season after being promoted again, FC Zurich was surprisingly successful. They finished the championship in fourth place, and they also won the Swiss Cup 2017/18 after a strong performance in the final against the new Swiss champions YB , which enabled them to qualify directly for the group stage of the Europa League.

The 1st team

Squad for the 2019/20 season

As of September 22, 2019

No. Nat. player In the team since Last club


01 LatviaLatvia Andris Vaņins 2016 FC Sion
25th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Yanick crusher 2015 FC Wil
40 AustriaAustria Osman Hadžikić 2019 FK Austria Vienna


03 BrazilBrazil Nathan 2019 Grasshopper Club Zurich
04th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bećir Omeragić 2018 Servette FC U-18
05 GeorgiaGeorgia Levan Kharabadze 2019 Dinamo Tbilisi 2
13 GambiaGambia Pa Modou Jagne 2017 FC Sion
17th Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Umaru Bangura 2016 FK Dinamo Minsk
22nd SwitzerlandSwitzerland Kevin Rüegg 2017 own youth
31 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mirlind Kryeziu 2016 FC Biel-Bienne
34 SwitzerlandSwitzerland United StatesUnited States Ilan Sauter 2018 own youth
77 Ivory CoastIvory Coast Dagou Willie Britto 2019 ASFA Abidjan


06th SloveniaSlovenia Denis Popovič 2019 FK Orenburg
07th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Adrian Winter 2016 Orlando City
08th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Vasilije Janjičić 2019 Hamburger SV
10 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Antonio Marchesano 2016 FC Biel-Bienne
14th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Toni Domgjoni 2018 own youth
21st SwitzerlandSwitzerland Izer Aliu 2017 own youth
27 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marco Schönbächler 2007 own youth
35 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Simon Sohm 2018 own youth
41 SwitzerlandSwitzerland KosovoKosovo Lavdim Zumberi 2019 own youth
70 SwitzerlandSwitzerland KosovoKosovo Benjamin Kololli 2018 FC Lausanne Sports
71 SwitzerlandSwitzerland KosovoKosovo Hekuran Kryeziu 2018 FC Luzern


15th NigeriaNigeria Aiyegun Tosin 2019 FK Ventspils
18th SloveniaSlovenia Blaž Kramer 2019 VfL Wolfsburg II
23 MoroccoMorocco NetherlandsNetherlands Mimoun Mahi 2019 FC Groningen
50 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Yann Kasaï 2018 BSC Young Boys
99 GambiaGambia Assan Ceesay 2018 FC Lugano


Nat. Surname donating club Transfer period
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Yann Kasaï BSC Young Boys Winter 2018/19
GeorgiaGeorgia Levan Kharabadze Dinamo Tbilisi 2
SwitzerlandSwitzerland ArgentinaArgentina Nicolás Andereggen Unión de Santa Fe 2
AustriaAustria Osman Hadžikić FK Austria Vienna
SwitzerlandSwitzerland South AfricaSouth Africa Joel Untersee FC Empoli 2
FranceFrance Grégory Sertic Olympique Marseille 2
MoroccoMorocco NetherlandsNetherlands Mimoun Mahi FC Groningen Summer 2019
SloveniaSlovenia Blaž Kramer VfL Wolfsburg II
SwitzerlandSwitzerland KosovoKosovo Lavdim Zumberi own youth
SloveniaSlovenia Denis Popovič FK Orenburg
Ivory CoastIvory Coast Dagou Willie Britto ASFA Abidjan
BrazilBrazil Nathan Grasshopper Club Zurich
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Vasilije Janjičić Hamburger SV
NigeriaNigeria Aiyegun Tosin FK Ventspils
Nat. Surname receiving club Transfer period
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lavdrim Rexhepi FC Rapperswil-Jona 2 Winter 2018/19
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Maren Haile-Selassie FC Rapperswil-Jona 2
IcelandIceland Victor Pálsson SV Darmstadt 98
SenegalSenegal Pape Sangoné Sarr FC Rapperswil-Jona 2
SwitzerlandSwitzerland SpainSpain Roberto Rodríguez KFC Uerdingen 05
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Alain Nef End of career Summer 2019
SwitzerlandSwitzerland South AfricaSouth Africa Joel Untersee FC Empoli 1
FranceFrance Grégory Sertic Olympique Marseille 1
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bledian Krasniqi FC Wil 2
NigeriaNigeria Stephen Odey KRC Genk
DenmarkDenmark Andreas Maxsø KFC Uerdingen 05
FranceFrance Hakim Guenouche KFC Uerdingen 05
FranceFrance AlgeriaAlgeria Yassin Maouche unknown
SwitzerlandSwitzerland TunisiaTunisia Salim Khelifi Holstein Kiel 2
1 was borrowed
2 borrowed
3 definitive takeover

Supervising staff and board

First name Name function
Ancillo Canepa president
René Steiner Vice President
Heliane Canepa Delegated Board of Directors
Alexander Krebs Member of the Board of Directors
Daniel Engel Secretary General Board of Directors
Roger Charbon Board of Directors
Daniela Decurtins Board of Directors
Thomas celebration Board of Directors
Marc Hertig Board of Directors
Markus Imbach Board of Directors
Alex Koulouris Board of Directors
Coaching staff
Ludovic Magnin Chief trainer
Alfons Higl Assistant coach
Davide Taini Goalkeeper coach
Christian Kolodziej Athletics & conditioning trainer
Michael Sulzmann Rehab trainer
Mike Very Individual and fitness trainer
Stefan Sannwald Team doctor
Michael Schuhmacher Physiotherapist
André Schmid Medical masseur
Rolf Schumann Medical masseur
Martin Büchel osteopath
Süha Demokan Team supervisor
Patricio Briceno Material manager
Fabian Sander Head of video analysis

Former players, coaches and officials


Gökhan Inler (left)


Lucien Favre (here as coach of Hertha BSC )

Club presidents

  • 1896–1900 Hans Enderli
  • 1900-1902 Louis Rossi
  • 1902–1906 Hans Enderli
  • 1906–1909 Heinrich Weilenmann
  • 1909–1910 Hans Enderli
  • 1910–1911 Hubert Allemann
  • 1911–1913 Jakob Schlegel
  • 1913–1916 Meinrad Ott
  • 1916–1917 Hans Enderli
  • 1917–1920 Ernst Nievergelt
  • 1920–1921 Jakob Schlegel
  • 1921–1922 Jakob Schlegel / Paul Wiederkehr
  • 1922–1923 Hans Fenner / Ad. Hedinger
  • 1923–1925 Hans Enderli / Gottlieb Corrodi
  • 1925–1926 Hans Enderli / A. Rümmeli
  • 1926–1927 Hans Enderli / Ernst Nievergelt
  • 1927–1929 Hans Enderli / A. Rümmeli
  • 1929–1930 Hans Enderli / Gottlieb Corrodi
  • 1930–1931 Jakob Schnetzer-Meier / Gottlieb Corrodi
  • 1931–1933 Consul A. Simon / Eugen Schuepp
  • 1933–1934 H. Bühler
  • 1934–1936 Hans Enderli
  • 1936–1941 Willy Baumeister
  • 1941–1945 Karl Wolflisberg
  • 1945–1949 Otto Seiler
  • 1949–1951 Karl Müller
  • 1951–1954 Emil Suger
  • 1954–1957 Gottlieb Corrodi
  • 1957–1979 Edwin Nägeli
  • 1979–1984 Alfred Zweidler
  • 1984–1986 Hans Stanek
  • 1986-2006 Sven Hotz
  • 2006– Ancillo Canepa0000

Other players, coaches and officials can be found in the Person (FC Zurich) category .

Achievements and titles

Championship celebration 2009 on Helvetiaplatz



International success

League affiliation

Diagram: FC Zurich rankings

Eternal table

FC Zurich is currently in 5th place in the all-time Super League table .


Opening ceremony of the new stadium during Weltklasse Zürich 2007

The home stadium of FC Zurich is the Letzigrund with a capacity of 26,500 spectators. From summer 2006 to summer 2007 this stadium was rebuilt for the 2008 European Football Championship . During this time, FC Zurich played its home games in the Hardturm , which at that time was still the home of arch-rivals Grasshopper Club Zurich . The Grasshopper Club has been playing in Letzigrund since the renovation, as the Hard Tower was demolished in 2008 and a new building is planned.

The new Letzigrund was officially inaugurated on August 30, 2007. Just one week later, the World Class Zurich athletics meeting was the first major event in the new stadium. The first soccer game in the new Leitzgrund took place on September 23rd. FC Zurich played against the neighboring Grasshopper Club. The first goal in the new stadium was marked by Yassine Chikhaoui from FC Zurich after just 37 seconds . In the end, the hosts won the game 4-0. The last derby in the old Letzigrund stadium was also won 2-0 by FCZ on April 30, 2006.

On September 22, 2013, voters in Zurich voted on a new stadium (purely a football stadium with 16,000 seats) on the Hardturm site. The groundbreaking ceremony was planned for 2015, and the new stadium for FC Zurich and Grasshopper Club Zurich should have opened at the start of the 2017/2018 season. This project was rejected by the voters of the City of Zurich with 50.8%.

On November 25, 2018, a new project came to the polls in the city of Zurich, which was accepted with 53.8% of the votes. Therefore, in the future, FC Zurich will play together with the Grasshopper Club in the new stadium with seating and standing space for 18,000 visitors on the area of ​​the former Hardturm . The opening is planned for the 2022/23 season.


Grasshopper Club Zurich

FC Zurich supporter at the 208th city derby against the Grasshoppers Club (2009)

Since its inception, FC Zurich has been fighting for football supremacy in the city with the neighborhood club Grasshopper Club Zurich . While the Grasshopper Club was seen as a club for the upper class, FC Zurich has the image of a working-class club. Although this social separation can no longer be observed today, the rivalry remains high. The matches between the two clubs, the Zurich Derby, form the only real derby in the Swiss Super League .

FC Basel

The rivalry between FC Zurich and FC Basel is considered to be one of the greatest in Swiss club football. Above all, the antipathy between the fans of both clubs often degenerates into riots and fights.

The matches between the two clubs in recent years have tended to end in favor of FC Basel. However, FC Zurich was able to win one of the most important games. On May 13, 2006 , thanks to a goal from Iulian Filipescu in the 93rd minute, he won the game at St. Jakob Park 2-1 and secured his first championship title in 25 years. After another win on November 26, 2006, FC Zurich could not win against FC Basel until August 13, 2011.

European Cup balance sheet

season competition round opponent total To Back
1963/64 European Champions Cup Preliminary round IrelandIreland Dundalk FC 4: 2 3: 0 (A) 1: 2 (H)
1 round TurkeyTurkey Galatasaray Istanbul (L) 4: 400 2: 0 (H) 0: 2 a.d. (A)
2: 2 a.d. in Rome
Quarter finals NetherlandsNetherlands PSV Eindhoven 3: 2 0: 1 (A) 3: 1 (H)
Semi-final Spain 1945Spain real Madrid 1: 8 1: 2 (H) 0: 6 (A)
1966/67 European Champions Cup 1 round ScotlandScotland Celtic Glasgow 0: 5 0: 2 (A) 0: 3 (H)
1967/68 Exhibition cities cup 1 round Spain 1945Spain CF Barcelona 3: 2 3: 1 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2nd round EnglandEngland Nottingham Forest ( a ) 2: 2(a) 1: 2 (A) 1: 0 (H)
3rd round PortugalPortugal Sporting Lisbon 3: 1 3: 0 (H) 0: 1 (A)
Quarter finals ScotlandScotland Dundee FC 0: 2 0: 1 (A) 0: 1 (H)
1968/69 European Champions Cup 1 round DenmarkDenmark Akademisk BK Gladsaxe 3: 4 1: 3 (H) 2: 1 (A)
1969/70 Exhibition cities cup 1 round PortugalPortugal Académica Coimbra 4: 5 3: 2 (H) 1: 3 (A)
1970/71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 round IcelandIceland ÍBA Akureyri 14: 10 7: 1 (H) 7: 0 (A)
2nd round BelgiumBelgium Club Bruges 3: 4 0: 2 (A) 3: 2 (H)
1972/73 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 round WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Wrexham AFC 2: 3 1: 1 (H) 1: 2 (A)
1973/74 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 round BelgiumBelgium RSC Anderlecht ( a ) 4: 4(a) 2: 3 (A) 2: 1 (H)
2nd round SwedenSweden Malmö FF ( a ) 1: 1(a) 0: 0 (H) 1: 1 (A)
Quarter finals BelgiumBelgium RSC Anderlecht 1: 4 0: 3 (A) 1: 1 (H)
1974/75 European Champions Cup 1 round EnglandEngland Leeds United 3: 5 1: 4 (A) 2: 1 (H)
1975/76 European Champions Cup 1 round Hungary 1957Hungary Újpesti Dózsa SC (a)5: 5 ( a ) 0: 4 (A) 5: 1 (H)
1976/77 European Champions Cup 1 round ScotlandScotland Glasgow Rangers 2: 1 1: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd round FinlandFinland Turun Palloseura 3-0 2: 0 (H) 1: 0 (A)
Quarter finals Germany Democratic Republic 1949GDR Dynamo Dresden ( a ) 4: 4(a) 2: 1 (H) 2: 3 (A)
Semi-final EnglandEngland Liverpool FC 1: 6 1: 3 (H) 0: 3 (A)
1977/78 Uefa cup 1 round Bulgaria 1971Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2: 1 1: 0 (H) 1: 1 a.d. (A)
2nd round Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 3: 7 0: 3 (H) 3: 4 (A)
1979/80 Uefa cup 1 round Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2: 8 1: 3 (H) 1: 5 (A)
1981/82 European Champions Cup 1 round Germany Democratic Republic 1949GDR BFC Dynamo (a)3: 3 ( a ) 0: 2 (A) 3: 1 (H)
1982/83 Uefa cup 1 round Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Pezoporikos Larnaka 3: 2 2: 2 (A) 1: 0 (H)
2nd round Hungary 1957Hungary Ferencváros Budapest 2: 1 1: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
3rd round PortugalPortugal Benfica Lisbon 1: 5 1: 1 (H) 0: 4 (A)
1983/84 Uefa cup 1 round BelgiumBelgium Royal Antwerp 3: 8 1: 4 (H) 2: 4 (A)
1998/99 Uefa cup 2nd qualifying round UkraineUkraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6: 3 4: 0 (H) 2: 3 (A)
1 round Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta 7: 2 4: 0 (H) 3: 2 (A)
2nd round ScotlandScotland Celtic Glasgow 3: 5 1: 1 (A) 2: 4 (H)
3rd round ItalyItaly AS Roma 2: 3 0: 1 (A) 2: 2 (H)
1999/2000 Uefa cup qualification MaltaMalta Sliema Wanderers 4-0 3: 0 (A) 1: 0 (H)
1 round BelgiumBelgium Lierse SK 5: 3 1: 0 (H) 4: 3 (A)
2nd round EnglandEngland Newcastle United 2: 5 1: 2 (H) 1: 3 (A)
2000/01 Uefa cup 1 round BelgiumBelgium KRC Genk 1: 4 1: 2 (H) 0: 2 (A)
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 round Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina NK Brotnjo Čitluk 8: 2 7: 0 (H) 1: 2 (A)
2nd round EstoniaEstonia Levadia Maardu FC 1-0 1: 0 (H) 0: 0 (A)
3rd round EnglandEngland Aston Villa 2: 3 2: 0 (H) 0: 3 (A)
2005/06 Uefa cup 2nd qualifying round PolandPoland KP Legia Warsaw 5: 1 1: 0 (A) 4: 1 (H)
1 round DenmarkDenmark Brøndby IF 2: 3 0: 2 (A) 2: 1 (H)
2006/07 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round AustriaAustria FC Salzburg 2: 3 2: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
2007/08 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round TurkeyTurkey Beşiktaş Istanbul 1: 3 1: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
2007/08 Uefa cup 1 round ItalyItaly FC Empoli 4: 2 1: 2 (A) 3: 0 (H)
Group stage Czech RepublicCzech Republic Sparta Prague 2: 1 2: 1 (A)
FranceFrance Toulouse FC 2-0 2: 0 (H)
RussiaRussia Spartak Moscow 0: 1 0: 1 (A)
GermanyGermany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0: 5 0: 5 (H)
Round of 16 GermanyGermany Hamburger SV 1: 3 1: 3 (H) 0: 0 (A)
2008/09 Uefa cup 2nd qualifying round AustriaAustria SK Sturm Graz 2: 2
(4: 2 on  account )
1: 1 (H) 1: 1 a.d. (A)
1 round ItalyItaly AC Milan 1: 4 1: 3 (A) 0: 1 (H)
2009/10 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round SloveniaSlovenia NK Maribor 5: 3 2: 3 (H) 3: 0 (A)
Play-offs LatviaLatvia FK Ventspils 5: 1 3: 0 (H) 2: 1 (A)
Group stage SpainSpain real Madrid 2: 6 2: 5 (H) 0: 1 (A)
ItalyItaly AC Milan 2: 1 1: 0 (A) 1: 1 (H)
FranceFrance Olympique Marseille 1: 7 0: 1 (H) 1: 6 (A)
2011/12 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round BelgiumBelgium Standard Liege 2: 1 1: 1 (A) 1: 0 (H)
Play-offs GermanyGermany FC Bayern Munich 0: 3 0: 2 (A) 0: 1 (H)
2011/12 UEFA Europa League Group stage PortugalPortugal Sporting Lisbon 0: 4 0: 2 (H) 0: 2 (A)
RomaniaRomania FC Vaslui 4: 2 2: 2 (A) 2: 0 (H)
ItalyItaly Lazio Rome 1: 2 1: 1 (H) 0: 1 (A)
2013/14 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round Czech RepublicCzech Republic Slovan Liberec 2: 4 1: 2 (A) 1: 2 (H)
2014/15 UEFA Europa League Play-offs SlovakiaSlovakia FC Spartak Trnava 4: 2 3: 1 (A) 1: 1 (H)
Group stage Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Apollon Limassol 5: 4 2: 3 (A) 3: 1 (H)
GermanyGermany Borussia Monchengladbach 1: 4 1: 1 (H) 0: 3 (A)
SpainSpain Villarreal CF 4: 6 1: 4 (A) 3: 2 (H)
2015/16 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round BelarusBelarus FK Dinamo Minsk 1: 2 0: 1 (H) 1: 1 a.d. (A)
2016/17 UEFA Europa League Group stage SpainSpain Villarreal CF 2: 3 1: 2 (A) 1: 1 (H)
TurkeyTurkey Osmanlıspor FK 2: 3 2: 1 (H) 0: 2 (A)
RomaniaRomania Steaua Bucharest 1: 1 1: 1 (A) 0: 0 (H)
2018/19 UEFA Europa League Group stage Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus AEK Larnaka 2: 2 1: 0 (A) 1: 2 (H)
BulgariaBulgaria Ludogorez Razgrad 2: 1 1: 0 (H) 1: 1 (A)
GermanyGermany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3: 3 3: 2 (H) 0: 1 (A)
Round of 16 ItalyItaly SSC Naples 1: 5 1: 3 (H) 0: 2 (A)

Legend: (H) - home game, (A) - away game, (N) - neutral place, (a) - away goal rule , (i. E.) - on penalties , (n. V.) - after extra time

competition Games S. U N T + T-
UEFA Champions League 45 17th 05 23 56 77
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 12 04th 04th 04th 25th 17th
Trade fair trophy 10 04th 00 06th 12 12
UEFA Cup / Europa League 78 24 18th 36 1000 1270
UEFA Intertoto Cup 06th 03 01 02 11 05
total 1510 52 28 71 2040 2380

As of February 21, 2019

Patrons associations

FC Zurich is supported by several patron associations. These are in particular:

  • Support Association
  • FCZ 1000 Club
  • 50s club
  • FCZ Business Club

Support Association

The support association was founded in 1960. It not only maintains contacts on a business and private level among its members, but also supports the interests of FC Zurich. The annual fee for the support association is CHF 3000. The support association has its own club. In the old Letzigrund this was the meeting point for the supporters. In addition to the games of FC Zurich, they pursue other activities such as the support ball and various other activities. The members of the support association sat in the old Letzigrund on the west stand.

"FCZ 1000 Club"

The "FCZ 1000 Club", founded in 1995, maintains its social network beyond the games of FC Zurich and creates a platform for private and business activities and partnerships. The main goal, however, is to support FC Zurich, especially its junior department, and to reach 1,000 members. The members of the FCZ 1000 Club sat in the old Letzigrund on the east stand and had the right to host the supporter association's restaurant. The activities beyond the games of the FCZ include their own events such as excursions, talk shows with celebrities, galas, aperitifs, etc. The FCZ 1000 Club had a large increase in young fans who were willing to spend a little more money for the club. The annual membership fee was CHF 1000 until 2006. At the 2006 General Assembly it was decided to provisionally increase the membership fee to CHF 1,300 due to the new Letzigrund and the associated higher costs (stadium rental). In 2007, more facts about the Letzigrund Stadium were available. In particular, the massively more expensive stadium rent on the Letzigrund forced the FCZ to pass the costs on to the spectators and patrons' associations. The 1000 Club was also affected. He was forced to increase the membership fee to 1,500 francs. At the same time, the board of directors of FC Zurich canceled many advantages for the 1000 club. So he is no longer tolerated in the supporter bar. Also, Club 1000 members can no longer participate in Cup, UEFA Cup and Champions League qualifying games for free. The reaction of the 1000 Club is its own club location in the Titan garage at Letzigrund. However, since the stadium cannot be left during the game (e.g. during the break), this is not accepted as a solution by many (former) 1000 club members. Due to the deteriorating price-performance ratio, many members have left the 1000 Club.

50s club

In 1988 the FCZ 50er Club was founded. In addition to the common FCZ interests, this patrons' association focuses on the private and business similarities of its members. The FCZ 50er Club promotes the football interests of the FCZ and also provides the FCZ with team players from FC Zurich. The junior department is also an important concern of the FCZ 50er Club. The net sales proceeds of a player made available to the FCZ are in turn invested in full in the FCZ. The 50s Club had its own club premises in the old Letzigrund main grandstand. The number of members was (as of 2003) 53 and is limited to 59.

FCZ Business Club

The FCZ Business Club is the second youngest patrons' association of the FCZ and has set itself the goal of bringing the club back to the “glorious old days”. He wants to achieve this through ideal and financial support from FC Zurich. It also serves to maintain and promote the relationships between its members. It was founded in the spring of 2004. In the old Letzigrund, the home of the business club was a lounge in the west grandstand wing. At times, an FCZ Business Club tent was also set up in the corner of the west stand / south curve.

Fan clubs

The FCZ is supported by five official fan clubs. These are the fan club Letzi , the fan club Tigers , the fan club in 1896 , the fan club Solothurn region and the fan club Letzi Junxx .

Youth department and youth development

FC Zurich has a large junior department that runs under the name FCZ - Academy . This includes the U13a, U13b, U14, U15, U16, U18 and U21 teams. In addition, FC Zurich has been working on the LetziKids project for over five years . This is intended for children between the ages of eight and twelve. The well-developed youth department also regularly brings young players into the first team, including Blerim Džemaili , Ricardo Rodríguez and Josip Drmić .

The U21 team of FC Zurich plays in the promotion league that is the highest possible for them .

Women's football

The partnership between FC Zurich and the women's football club Zurich Seebach was underlined in summer 2008 by the modified club name. The Swiss Football Association confirmed the name change from FFC Zurich Seebach to FC Zurich Women .

The people in charge in Muri near Bern therefore approved the application by FFC Zurich Seebach to contest the championships of all women's and junior teams as FC Zurich Women from the 2008/2009 season. The E and D juniors will be integrated into FC Zurich as the FCZ LetziKids.



In July 2006, FC Zurich launched its own TV program, which was realized, produced and broadcast on the club's website by a team of five around moderator Nick Laederach. After the broadcasting concept was changed in June 2009, only short, daily updates were broadcast. The previous 30-minute program, which was also shown on the local broadcaster Tele Züri , was discontinued.

The program was originally launched to give fans an in-depth look at club life at FC Zurich.

Sponsors and investors

Sponsors are the AntePAY publisher DSCnet AG, the sporting goods retailer Ochsner Sport and the energy company Axpo . The supplier is Nike .


  • Günther Furrer: 100 years of the Zurich Football Club. Publisher: Zurich Football Club.
  • Michael Lütscher among others: A city, an association, a story. Verlag NZZ, Zurich 2010, ISBN 978-3-03823-643-6 .

Web links

Commons : FC Zürich  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Thus YB can identify 12,150, the FCZ 5800 members.
  2. Club History (fcz.ch)
  3. Hans Enderli: 30 years of FC Zurich. In: Der Kicker , issue 41 (October 1926), pp. 1565f.
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  5. Trinkhorn (fczarchiv.ch, accessed on February 8, 2019)
  6. Remembering our first mud (fcz.ch, accessed on February 8, 2019)
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  8. Michael Lütscher (ed.): One city, one association, one story. Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich 2010, ISBN 978-3-03823-643-6 , p. 47
  9. How footballers became athletes (www.lcz.ch)
  10. History ( Memento of the original from August 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (www.rcz.ch) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.rcz.ch
  11. Switzerland »Super League» Spectators (www.football.ch)
  12. Switzerland »Super League» Spectators (www.football.ch)
  13. Super League audience figures (sfl.ch)
  14. FC Zurich are Swiss champions. (sf.tv)
  15. FCZ is Swiss Champion 2007. (sf.tv)
  16. Another coach from western Switzerland for FC Zurich. (nzz.ch)
  17. FC Zurich misses the Champions League. (swissinfo.ch)
  18. One goal was enough for the FCZ to win the title. (tagesanzeiger.ch)
  19. ^ Dancing and singing FCZ. (tagesanzeiger.ch)
  20. GC makes FCZ a master. (tagesanzeiger.ch)
  21. FCZ beats Milan 1-0! (blick.ch)
  22. FC Zurich says goodbye with a draw against Milan (sf.tv)
  23. It couldn't be better . 20min.ch
  24. 20 minutes : 30 million put into brackish water. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  25. Challenge League season archive (sfl.ch)
  26. First team (fcz.ch)
  27. I can't go out, otherwise I'll be dead. (20min.ch)
  28. Bitter balance: 130 injured - 25 hooligans arrested (20min.ch)
  29. Heavy riots after the FCZ-FCB match. (tagesanzeiger.ch)
  30. A football miracle: Filipescu shoots FC Zurich into luck. (20min.ch)
  31. All games between FC Zurich and FC Basel (transfermarkt.ch)
  32. FCZ fan clubs (fcz.ch)
  33. Club history women (fcz.ch)
  34. FCZ.TV changes the broadcasting concept (fcz.ch)
  35. FCZ.ch: AntePay DSCnet AG new main sponsor