|Surname||Sports club Kriens|
|Seat||Kriens , Canton of Lucerne|
|founding||July 1, 1944|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Bruno Berner|
|Venue||Kleinfeld sports center|
The Sport Club Kriens is a Swiss football club based in Kriens in the agglomeration Lucerne . The club was founded in 1944 and has been playing in the second highest Swiss league, the Challenge League , since 2018 . The club colors are green and white.
In 1920 some football fans made the first attempt to found a football club. However, the club could not celebrate more than its sixth anniversary. Due to a construction project, the field was expropriated and the club was dissolved.
In 1931 the lawn sports club Kriens was launched. However, the venture was again under a bad star, since with the beginning of the Second World War, the playing field had to serve as a potato field and the sports club was dissolved for the second time. A third attempt shortly before the end of the war in 1944, the founding of the Kriens sports club , was more successful.
However, the club only celebrated its first successes around 15 years later with promotion to the 2nd division. They stayed there for years until they were promoted to the first division in the 1971/1972 season. Just two seasons later, SC Kriens made it to the second highest division in Switzerland for the first time - the NLB . In the 1980/81 season there was a setback with relegation to the first division. They stayed there for the next nine years with the exception of the 1985/86 season (NLB). In 1990 came the return to the NLB and on June 12, 1993 the club then even made it to the top division, the NLA . This is followed by an immediate relegation to the NLB. They stayed there for the next three years before a second promotion to the highest Swiss league was achieved.
The 1996/97 season began successfully with victories against the Grasshoppers from Zurich and other top teams, but the slump followed in the second half of the season. This high-altitude flight also ended with an immediate descent. Until the 2007/08 season, the club played in the Challenge League, but then rose to the first division . In the 2009/10 season, SC Kriens will play again in the Challenge League, after the team won all games in the promotion round. After ranking 15th in the 2011/12 season, SC Kriens had to relegate again, this time to the newly founded 1st division promotion . After relegation from the Promotion League 2013/2014 to the first division, SC Kriens succeeded in being promoted back to the Promotion League a year later at the end of the 2014/2015 season. On the penultimate match day of the 2017/18 season , SC Kriens secured promotion to the Challenge League after a six-year absence.
Over the years, numerous SC Kriens players made the leap into higher divisions. Among them are Fabio Coltorti ( GC ), Francisco Neri ( YB ), Mark Disler ( FCS ), Michel Renggli ( GC ), Thomas Häberli ( YB ), David Sène (now assistant coach at Neuchâtel Xamax ), Claudio Lustenberger ( FCL ), Gonzalo Zárate ( GC ) and Valentin Stocker ( FC Basel )
The two promotions to the top division (seasons 92/93 and 96/97) can be regarded as the greatest successes. As part of the SRS tournament in Kriens, now known as the Autorama Cup, the SC defeated the German record champions FC Bayern Munich .
Another major success for the ambitious Sport Club Kriens was the first foray into the semi-finals of the Swiss Football Cup (the so-called Swisscom Cup). There they suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat on April 5, 2010 against the “Goliath” of Swiss football, FC Basel .
Squad for the 2019/20 season
As of March 8, 2020
- Thomas Häberli (1999–2000), striker, 22 games - 8 goals
- Gabriel Urdaneta (2003-2004), midfielder, 22 games - 6 goals
- Claudio Lustenberger (2003–2004, 2005–2006), defender, 63 games - 1 goal
- Valentin Stocker (2004–2005), midfielder, 1 game - 0 goals
- Marco Schneuwly (2006–2007), striker, 32 games - 9 goals
Other former coaches / players can be found in the category: Person (SC Kriens) .
From 1970 to 2017 the club played in the Kleinfeld stadium , which had a capacity of around 5,100 seats. The stadium was completely demolished in 2016. The Kleinfeld sports center with 3,200 seats was opened in 2018 for the return to the Challenge League .
The Sportklub Kriens is a typical training association and has one of the largest youth departments in Switzerland. Some well-known players have already been produced. With Fabio Coltorti , currently under contract with RB Leipzig , and Valentin Stocker (currently with FC Basel ), two of Kriens' own generation made it into the national team .
At SC Kriens, popular sport also plays an important role, and the infrastructure is bursting at the seams. In addition to the main field, three secondary fields and an all-weather field are available to the whole club. This with 37 teams.
- Official website of the SCK
- Entry on the association's website
- SCK supporters
- Sports center Kleinfeld - Kriens