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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: 21/04/2014 16:59 CET
13 July 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel3-1Aarau
Referee: not available – Basel
07/13/2013 21:55:19
21 July 2013 - Swiss Super League
Grasshoppers1-1Basel
Referee: not available – Zurich
07/21/2013 18:21:04
27 July 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel2-0Lausanne
Referee: not available – Basel
07/27/2013 21:51:20
Basel1-0M. Tel-Aviv
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
07/31/2013 07:18:40
3 August 2013 - Swiss Super League
St Gallen1-1Basel
Referee: not available – St Gallen
08/03/2013 22:28:32
M. Tel-Aviv3-3Basel
Aggregate: 3-4
Referee: not available – Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel Aviv (ISR)
04/02/2014 10:48:28
11 August 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel1-2Zürich
Referee: not available – Basel
08/11/2013 16:59:13
17 August 2013 - Swiss Cup, First round
BSC Old Boys0-1Basel
Basel win after extra time
Referee: not available – Basel
02/20/2014 09:11:04
Ludogorets2-4Basel
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
10/06/2013 13:04:36
24 August 2013 - Swiss Super League
Luzern1-1Basel
Referee: not available – Lucerne
10/06/2013 13:04:21
Basel2-0Ludogorets
Aggregate: 6-2
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
10/06/2013 13:04:21
1 September 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel2-1Young Boys
Referee: not available – Basel
10/06/2013 13:04:21
14 September 2013 - Swiss Cup, Second round
Münsingen0-1Basel
Referee: not available
10/06/2013 13:04:21
Chelsea1-2Basel
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
10/23/2013 11:27:50
22 September 2013 - Swiss Super League
Sion1-3Basel
Referee: not available – Sion
10/06/2013 13:04:21
25 September 2013 - Swiss Super League
Thun0-2Basel
Referee: not available – Thun
02/25/2014 23:52:34
28 September 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel2-2Sion
Referee: not available – Basel
10/06/2013 13:04:21
Basel0-1Schalke
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
10/06/2013 13:04:21
6 October 2013 - Swiss Super League
Lausanne1-2Basel
Referee: not available – Lausanne
10/06/2013 17:37:21
19 October 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel3-0St Gallen
Referee: not available – Basel
10/19/2013 22:47:05
Steaua1-1Basel
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
10/24/2013 15:38:11
27 October 2013 - Swiss Super League
Zürich0-0Basel
Referee: not available – Zurich
10/27/2013 17:10:37
2 November 2013 - Swiss Super League
Aarau1-1Basel
Referee: not available – Aarau
11/02/2013 22:35:37
Basel1-1Steaua
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
11/08/2013 08:30:36
10 November 2013 - Swiss Cup, Third round
Tuggen1-3Basel
Referee: not available – Tuggen
11/13/2013 09:08:08
23 November 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel4-1Thun
Referee: not available – Basel
11/23/2013 21:15:17
Basel1-0Chelsea
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
11/28/2013 12:50:57
1 December 2013 - Swiss Super League
Young Boys2-2Basel
Referee: not available – Berne
12/02/2013 09:48:42
7 December 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel1-1Grasshoppers
Referee: not available – Basel
12/07/2013 23:08:37
Schalke2-0Basel
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) – Stadium: Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
12/24/2013 08:46:25
14 December 2013 - Swiss Super League
Basel1-1Luzern
Referee: not available – Basel
12/14/2013 21:07:24
2 February 2014 - Swiss Super League
Lausanne1-3Basel
Referee: not available – Lausanne
02/02/2014 17:21:28
5 February 2014 - Swiss Cup, Quarter-finals
FC Le Mont1-6Basel
Referee: not available – Basel
02/05/2014 21:44:12
8 February 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel3-2Young Boys
Referee: not available – Basel
02/08/2014 21:49:02
15 February 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel1-0Sion
Referee: not available – Basel
02/15/2014 21:11:04
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
M. Tel-Aviv0-0Basel
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel Aviv (ISR)
03/04/2014 17:15:57
23 February 2014 - Swiss Super League
Grasshoppers1-1Basel
Referee: not available – Zurich
02/25/2014 13:32:27
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Basel3-0M. Tel-Aviv
Aggregate: 3-0
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
03/04/2014 17:47:18
2 March 2014 - Swiss Super League
Thun2-2Basel
Referee: not available – Thun
03/02/2014 17:26:14
8 March 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel1-1St Gallen
Referee: not available – Basel
03/08/2014 23:38:04
Basel0-0Salzburg
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
03/17/2014 15:31:46
16 March 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel5-0Aarau
Referee: not available – Basel
03/16/2014 18:23:39
Salzburg1-2Basel
Aggregate: 1-2
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) – Stadium: Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
03/24/2014 11:20:53
23 March 2014 - Swiss Super League
Zürich0-0Basel
Referee: not available – Zurich
03/23/2014 19:17:16
26 March 2014 - Swiss Cup, Semi-finals
Basel1-0Luzern
Referee: not available – Basel
03/27/2014 01:48:12
30 March 2014 - Swiss Super League
Luzern0-2Basel
Referee: not available – Lucerne
03/30/2014 18:13:29
Basel3-0Valencia
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) – Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
04/04/2014 23:00:21
6 April 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel0-0Thun
Referee: not available – Basel
04/06/2014 18:12:50
Valencia5-0Basel
Aggregate: 5-3 Valencia win after extra time
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Estadi de Mestalla, Valencia (ESP)
04/11/2014 23:00:34
13 April 2014 - Swiss Super League
Sion0-1Basel
Referee: not available – Sion
04/13/2014 18:28:39
16 April 2014 - Swiss Super League
Basel4-2Zürich
Referee: not available – Basel
04/16/2014 22:07:20
21 April 2014 - Swiss Cup, Final
Zürich2-0Basel
Zürich win after extra time
Referee: not available
27 April 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselGrasshoppers
Referee: TBD – Basel
03/18/2014 17:48:01
4 May 2014 - Swiss Super League
St GallenBasel
Referee: TBD – St Gallen
03/18/2014 17:48:17
7 May 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselLuzern
Referee: TBD – Basel
03/18/2014 17:54:19
11 May 2014 - Swiss Super League
Young BoysBasel
Referee: TBD – Berne
03/18/2014 18:16:35
15 May 2014 - Swiss Super League
AarauBasel
Referee: TBD – Aarau
07/06/2013 03:20:17
18 May 2014 - Swiss Super League
BaselLausanne
Referee: TBD – Basel
07/06/2013 03:20:48

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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