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FC Thun

Full name Fussballclub Thun 1898
Founded 1898
Ground Stockhorn Arena, Thun
Ground Capacity 10,300
Chairman Markus Stähli
Manager Urs Fischer
League Swiss Super League
2013–14 Swiss Super League, 6th
Website Club home page

FC Thun 1898 is a Swiss football team from the Bernese Oberland town of Thun. The club currently plays in the Swiss Super League after being promoted in the 2009/10 season. The club plays at the Arena Thun which accommodates a total of 10,300 supporters, both seated and standing. The club's colours are red and white.


FC Thun was founded on 1 May 1898.

It has played in the Nationalliga B from 1946–50, 1953-54, 1955–70 and 1997–2002. From 2002–2008 it played in the Nationalliga A, which was renamed to Axpo Super League. In 2008 the club were relegated to the Swiss Challenge League.

FC Thun were drawn in Group B alongside European giants Arsenal, Ajax and Sparta Prague. They started their first ever Champions League campaign on 14 September 2005 away at Arsenal, where after equalising through Nelson Ferreira, they narrowly lost 2–1 after Dennis Bergkamp scored in the match's dying seconds. On 27 September they hosted the Czech champions Sparta Prague at their 'home' venue, the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf in Bern, where all the club's European home matches were held, as the Lachen Stadium does not meet UEFA's prerequisites for Champions League venues.[citation needed] Thun's 1–0 victory thanks to Selver Hodžić's 80th minute winner propelled them into second place in the group. Following a loss to Ajax on 2 November they lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal and with Ajax beating Sparta Prague, FC Thun exited the Champions League. However Thun drew 0–0 with Sparta Prague in their last group match and qualifying for the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Just three days prior to their UEFA Cup tie against Hamburg SV, Thun sacked their coach, Urs Schönenberger who had guided them to the Champions League group stages and was replaced by Heinz Peischl. Despite this Thun managed a surprise 1–0 over Hamburg SV in the first leg at the Stade de Suisse. However Hamburg were too strong at their home, AOL Arena, and managed to overturn the deficit, winning the second leg 2–0 (2–1 on aggregate).

European Cups

  • Q= Qualifying
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005–06 UEFA Champions League Q2 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 2–2 3–2
Q3 23x15px Malmö FF 3–0 1–0 4–0
Group B 23x15px Arsenal 0–1 1–2 3rd
23x15px Sparta Praha 1–0 0–0
23x15px Ajax 2–4 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup Round of 32 23x15px Hamburger SV 1–0 0–2 1–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2 23x15px Vllaznia Shkodër 2–1 0–0 2–1
Q3 23x15px Palermo 1–1 2–2 3–3
PO 23x15px Stoke City 0–1 1–4 1–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Q2 23x15px Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 3–1 5–1
Q3 23x15px Häcken 1–0 2–1 3–1
PO 23x15px Partizan 3–0 0–1 3–1
Group G 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 0–3 4th
23x15px Genk 0–1 1–2
23x15px Rapid Wien 1–0 1–2

Current squad

As of 14 November 2014[1]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 23x16px GK Guillaume Faivre
3 23x16px DF Lukas Schenkel
5 23x16px DF Fulvio Sulmoni
7 23x16px MF Gianluca Frontino
8 23x16px MF Michael Siegfried
9 23x15px FW Berat Sadik
10 23x15px MF Marco Rojas (on loan from VfB Stuttgart)
11 23x16px FW Elvedin Causi
14 23x16px DF Nicolas Schindelholz
15 Template:Country data ISR MF Lotem Zino
17 23x16px MF Dennis Hediger
18 23x16px GK Francesco Ruberto
19 23x16px FW Gaëtan Karlen
No. Position Player
20 23x15px FW Ridge Munsy
21 23x15px MF Nelson Ferreira
22 23x15px GK Christian Leite
23 23x16px MF Marco Mangold
25 23x16px MF Kevin Bigler
26 23x16px DF Thomas Reinmann
27 23x15px DF Enrico Schirinzi
28 23x16px MF Andreas Wittwer
30 23x15px DF Alexander González
31 23x16px DF Stefan Glarner
34 23x16px DF Nicola Sutter
40 23x16px MF Adrien Rawyler
41 23x16px DF Braima Gafner

On loan

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

No. Position Player
23x16px GK Andreas Schmid (at Naters)

Former coaches

Former personnel


Goalkeeper coach

  • Andreas Hilfiker (2006–07)


External links

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