The official website for European football

FC Basel 1893

FC Basel 1893
Basel have become a force to be reckoned with in Europe ©AFP

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: 13 (2010)
• Swiss Cup: 10 (2010)

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 took until 1994 for them to return 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.

Club records
Most appearances: Karl Odermatt (407)
Most goals: Seppe Hügi (244)
Record victories: 10-0 on five occasions, most recently at SC Zug (Swiss Cup, 4 September 1993)
Record defeat: Neuchâtel Xamax FC 9-1 FC Basel 1893 (Swiss Championship, 15 August 1987)

Last updated: 18/01/11 16.56CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1517325.html#fc+basel+1893

Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/09/2014 02:00 CET
AarauAarau1-2BaselBasel
BaselBasel3-0LuzernLuzern
ThunThun2-3BaselBasel
BaselBasel4-1ZürichZürich
BaselBasel0-2St GallenSt Gallen
SionSion2-3BaselBasel
CS ItalienCS Italien0-4BaselBasel
BaselBasel3-1Young BoysYoung Boys
GrasshoppersGrasshoppers17:45BaselBasel
Real MadridReal Madrid20:45BaselBasel
WinterthurWinterthur15:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel19:45VaduzVaduz
BaselBasel16:00ThunThun
BaselBasel20:45LiverpoolLiverpool
St GallenSt Gallen16:00BaselBasel
Young BoysYoung Boys16:00BaselBasel
LudogoretsLudogorets20:45BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00SionSion
BaselBasel16:00GrasshoppersGrasshoppers
BaselBasel20:45LudogoretsLudogorets
VaduzVaduz16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00AarauAarau
BaselBasel20:45Real MadridReal Madrid
ZürichZürich16:00BaselBasel
LuzernLuzern16:00BaselBasel
LiverpoolLiverpool20:45BaselBasel
GrasshoppersGrasshoppers16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00SionSion
Young BoysYoung Boys16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00VaduzVaduz
BaselBasel16:00ThunThun
St GallenSt Gallen16:00BaselBasel
LuzernLuzern16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00AarauAarau
BaselBasel16:00ZürichZürich
SionSion16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00LuzernLuzern
VaduzVaduz16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00GrasshoppersGrasshoppers
ZürichZürich16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00Young BoysYoung Boys
AarauAarau16:00BaselBasel
ThunThun16:00BaselBasel
BaselBasel16:00St GallenSt Gallen

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:  16
  • 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)
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.