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FC Basel 1893

FC Basel 1893
Basel celebrate a goal against Chelsea in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Basel 1893

Formed: 1893
Nickname: Bebbi (Local slang for Basel)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 16 (2013)
• Swiss Cup: 11 (2012)

History
• On 12 November 1893, an advertisement appeared in the Basler newspaper looking for members for a local football club; the 11 men who responded, most of them athletes, met three days later in a local restaurant. The newly formed Basel played their first game just 11 days later.

• It took 40 years for the club to win its first trophy, but Basel did so in some style, beating holders Grasshopper-Club 4-3 in the 1933 Swiss Cup final, reckoned to be one of the best in the competition's history. Further cup successes followed in 1947 and 1963.

• Basel won their first league title under club legend René Bader in 1953, but their first golden age came under Helmut Benthaus, who between 1965 and 1982 – when he left for VfB Stuttgart – led the club to seven league titles and two more Swiss Cups, as well as European victories against the likes of FC Spartak Moskva and Club Brugge KV.

• Basel's fortunes took a turn for the worse with relegation in 1988, and it was not until 1994 that they returned to the top flight. Christian Gross took over as coach in the summer of 1999, and with the new St-Jakob Park opening in 2001, Basel began to hit top gear again, with titles in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008 as well as four more cups.

• Domestic success brought more engagement in Europe, with UEFA Champions League group stage campaigns and, in 2005/06, a trip to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. Gross left for Stuttgart in 2009, but successor Thorsten Fink showed his class, winning a domestic double in his first campaign, before defending the Super League title in 2011. His replacement, Heiko Vogel, retained the championship in 2012.

• Murat Yakin took over from Vogel in October 2012 and continued the fine work of his predecessors, guiding Bebbi to the title and, for the first time, into the last four of the UEFA Europa League, where they lost to eventual winners Chelsea FC.

* Last updated 27 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.30CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/07/2014 10:28 CET
19 July 2014 - Swiss Super League
Aarau1-2Basel
Referee: not available – Aarau
07/19/2014 21:06:38
27 July 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselLuzern
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/25/2014 09:31:22
2 August 2014 - Swiss Super League
ThunBasel
Referee: TBD – Thun
07/04/2014 20:20:15
9 August 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselZürich
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:54:58
14 August 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselSt Gallen
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:36:58
17 August 2014 - Swiss Super League
SionBasel
Referee: TBD – Sion
07/04/2014 19:34:57
31 August 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselYoung Boys
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:06:27
13 September 2014 - Swiss Super League
GrasshoppersBasel
Referee: TBD – Zurich
07/04/2014 20:06:44
23 September 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselVaduz
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 17:36:27
27 September 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselThun
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:19:29
4 October 2014 - Swiss Super League
St GallenBasel
Referee: TBD – St Gallen
07/04/2014 19:37:12
18 October 2014 - Swiss Super League
Young BoysBasel
Referee: TBD – Berne
07/04/2014 20:19:57
25 October 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselSion
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:35:28
1 November 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselGrasshoppers
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:47:58
8 November 2014 - Swiss Super League
VaduzBasel
Referee: TBD – Vaduz
07/04/2014 17:36:42
22 November 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselAarau
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:42:12
29 November 2014 - Swiss Super League
ZürichBasel
Referee: TBD – Zurich
07/04/2014 19:55:12
6 December 2014 - Swiss Super League
LuzernBasel
Referee: TBD – Lucerne
07/04/2014 20:00:13
7 February 2015 - Swiss Super League
GrasshoppersBasel
Referee: TBD – Zurich
07/04/2014 19:47:59
14 February 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselSion
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:35:57
21 February 2015 - Swiss Super League
Young BoysBasel
Referee: TBD – Berne
07/04/2014 20:07:00
28 February 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselVaduz
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 17:36:43
7 March 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselThun
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:07:00
14 March 2015 - Swiss Super League
St GallenBasel
Referee: TBD – St Gallen
07/04/2014 19:37:13
21 March 2015 - Swiss Super League
LuzernBasel
Referee: TBD – Lucerne
07/04/2014 20:00:13
4 April 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselAarau
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:42:58
11 April 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselZürich
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:55:13
18 April 2015 - Swiss Super League
SionBasel
Referee: TBD – Sion
07/04/2014 19:36:13
25 April 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselLuzern
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:00:28
28 April 2015 - Swiss Super League
VaduzBasel
Referee: TBD – Vaduz
07/04/2014 17:37:12
2 May 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselGrasshoppers
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:20:27
9 May 2015 - Swiss Super League
ZürichBasel
Referee: TBD – Zurich
07/04/2014 19:55:13
16 May 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselYoung Boys
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 20:20:28
20 May 2015 - Swiss Super League
AarauBasel
Referee: TBD – Aarau
07/04/2014 19:43:42
31 May 2015 - Swiss Super League
ThunBasel
Referee: TBD – Thun
07/04/2014 19:29:45
7 June 2015 - Swiss Super League
BaselSt Gallen
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/04/2014 19:37:27

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    24/08/2000, Basel 7-0 Folgore/Falciano, Zurich
  • Biggest defeat:
    13/03/2012, Bayern 7-0 Basel, Munich
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  15
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  13
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 78
    Scott Chipperfield (  AUS)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 23
    Marco Streller (  SUI)
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