16 Facts About FC Basel


Fussball Club Basel 1893, widely known as FC Basel, FCB, or just Basel, is a Swiss football club based in Basel, in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

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FC Basel was started by an advertisement placed by Roland Geldner in the 12 November 1893 edition of the Basler national newspaper, requesting that a football team be formed and that anyone who wished to join should meet up the following Wednesday at 8:15 in the restaurant Schuhmachern-Zunft.

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Fussball Club FC Basel 1893 has a long and illustrious history, that spans the period from 1893 to the present day.

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FC Basel is known for having a big and loyal local following.

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FC Basel's traditional kit is a red and blue shirt.

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FC Basel's outfit is completed by blue shorts with gold trim and blue socks with red trim.

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FC Basel's kits were formerly manufactured by Nike, however in the summer of 2012 a new contract was formed with Adidas to produce the kits until 2017.

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FC Basel's current logo is a shield, the left half red and the right half blue.

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Additionally, the football that lies on the left side of the FC Basel logo seems to be the exact shape, type and colour as that of the Barcelona logo in the bottom centre.

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On 11 May 2021 the FC Basel Holding AG chairman Bernhard Burgener and board member David Degen announced a transfer of ownership rights, after months of massive fan protests.

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At the AGM of FC Basel Holding AG on June 15,2021, Bernhard Burgener, Peter von Buren and Karl Odermatt stood down from the board of directors.

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Since that date the new Board of the FC Basel Holding AG consists of the following members: David Degen, Dani Buchi, Marco Gadola, Dan Holzmann, Ursula Rey-Krayer and Andreas Rey.

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FC Basel is replaced by Marco Walker, who had most recently coached FC Sion.

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FC Basel had a team in the Superleague Formula race car series where football teams lent their name to cars.

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FC Basel is known throughout Switzerland for having a good youth system.

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Since FC Basel moved into the St Jakob-Park in 2001, they have strengthened their youth academy and many young talents like the Felipe Caicedo, Ivan Rakitic, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yann Sommer, Eren Derdiyok and Mohammed Salah have risen through the ranks there.

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