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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.


  • History 1
  • European Cups 2
  • Current squad 3
    • On loan 3.1
  • UEFA List B 4
  • Former coaches 5
  • Former personnel 6
    • Co-trainer 6.1
    • Goalkeeper coach 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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. 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 Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 2–2 3–2
Q3 Malmö FF 3–0 1–0 4–0
Group B Arsenal 0–1 1–2 3rd
Sparta Praha 1–0 0–0
Ajax 2–4 0–2
2005–06 UEFA Cup Round of 32 Hamburger SV 1–0 0–2 1–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2 Vllaznia Shkodër 2–1 0–0 2–1
Q3 Palermo 1–1 2–2 3–3
PO Stoke City 0–1 1–4 1–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Q2 Chikhura Sachkhere 2–0 3–1 5–1
Q3 Häcken 1–0 2–1 3–1
PO Partizan 3–0 0–1 3–1
Group G Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 0–3 4th
Genk 0–1 1–2
Rapid Wien 1–0 1–2

Current squad

As of 14 November, 2014[1]


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Guillaume Faivre
18 GK Francesco Ruberto
22 GK Christian Leite
3 DF Lukas Schenkel
5 DF Fulvio Sulmoni
14 DF Nicolas Schindelholz
26 DF Thomas Reinmann
27 DF Enrico Schirinzi
30 DF Alexander González
31 DF Stefan Glarner
34 DF Nicola Sutter
7 MF Gianluca Frontino
8 MF Michael Siegfried
No. Position Player
15 MF Lotem Zino
17 MF Dennis Hediger
19 MF Christian Schneuwly
21 MF Nelson Ferreira
23 MF Marco Mangold
25 MF Kevin Bigler
28 MF Andreas Wittwer
40 MF Adrien Rawyler
9 FW Berat Sadik
11 FW Elvedin Causi
16 FW Cássio
29 FW Andrija Kaludjerovic

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
GK Andreas Schmid (at Naters)


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
31 MF Gentjan Zuta
34 FW Ardit Zenuni
36 MF Cyrill Gasser
No. Position Player
37 DF Cyril Rizzo
38 FW Saleh Chihadeh
39 MF Edmond Lekaj
40 MF Moritz Hischier

Former coaches

Former personnel


Goalkeeper coach

  • Andreas Hilfiker (2006–07)


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ Thun coach takes players' advice and quits Reuters, 20 November 2012

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Thun
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