FC Baden

FC Baden
Full nameFussballclub Baden 1897
Founded1897; 127 years ago (1897)
GroundEsp Stadium,
Fislisbach, Switzerland
Capacity7,000 (1,000 seated)
ChairmanHeinz Gassmann[1]
ManagerMichael Winsauer
LeagueSwiss Promotion League
2023–24Swiss Challenge League, 10th of 10 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Fussballclub Baden 1897, simply known as FC Baden, is a Swiss football club based in Baden, Canton Aargau, which is a short distance from Zürich. It was founded in 1897. FC Baden has a total of 22 different teams at age levels, including five women's teams. They currently play in the Swiss Promotion League, the third tier of Swiss football.

History

Chart of FC Baden table positions in the Swiss football league system

In the 1985–86 season, the club participated in the Swiss Super League but were relegated after finishing last, coming 16th out of 16. After that time the club was in the Swiss Challenge League where they stayed until relegation in the 2005–06 season. Since that time the club have been in the third tier of the Swiss football pyramid. They narrowly lost out on promotion back to the Challenge League at the end of the 2007–08 season. Over the past few years,[when?] due to financial problems, the club have had to rely on young players, as well as loans from local Super League side FC Aarau, with whom they have a very good relationship.[citation needed]

On 26 May 2023, FC Baden secure promotion to Challenge League from 2023–24 after finishing 3rd place in 2022–23 Promotion League due to obtaining licence of Swiss Football League. Following season, FC Baden return to Promotion League from 2024–25 after relegation from Challenge League due to defeat from FC Thun 1–5 on 4 May 2024 and finished last position.

Current squad

As of 2 February 2024. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Switzerland SUI Tim Spycher (on loan from Basel)
2 DF Germany GER Tobias Pachonik
3 DF Switzerland SUI Yves Weilenmann
4 DF Switzerland SUI Patrick Muff (vice-captain)
5 DF Switzerland SUI Elis Isufi
6 MF Switzerland SUI Stefano Cirelli
7 MF Switzerland SUI Lavdim Zumberi
8 MF Switzerland SUI Cédric Franek (captain)
10 MF Switzerland SUI Rajmond Laski
11 FW Switzerland SUI Marin Wiskemann
13 DF Switzerland SUI Jonathan Fontana
14 DF Switzerland SUI Joël Brack
15 MF Switzerland SUI Omer Dzonlagic
18 GK Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Anthony Mossi
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW Switzerland SUI Tician Tushi
20 DF Switzerland SUI Yannick Pauli
22 MF Italy ITA Daniele Romano
23 MF Switzerland SUI Marvin Spielmann
24 MF Switzerland SUI Alexandre Pasche
26 FW Switzerland SUI Guillaume Furrer
27 FW Italy ITA Davide Giampà
28 DF Turkey TUR Emirhan Eraslan
29 MF Montenegro MNE Arnel Kujović (on loan from Energie Cottbus)
30 GK Italy ITA Gabriele D'Ovidio
41 FW Switzerland SUI Leon Gjikollaj
43 DF Cuba CUB Fabian Gloor (on loan from Zürich)
44 MF Switzerland SUI Mats Hanke (on loan from Zürich)

Stadium

FC Baden play their home games at the Esp Stadium in Fislisbach which is a few miles outside of Baden. The capacity of the stadium is 7,000, of which 1,000 is seating and the rest is terracing.

Notable former players

References

  1. ^ "FC Baden Supportervereinigung – Spenderliste". Supportervereinigung.ch. Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

External links

  • FC Baden at football.ch (in German, French, and Italian)
  • FC Baden at Soccerway (in English)
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