FC Sion

FC Sion is a Swiss football club from Sion ( French immersion) in the canton of Valais. He is a two-time Swiss champion (1992 and 1997) and twelve times cup winner.

The club was founded in 1909 and plays at the Stade de Tourbillon.

  • 6.1 squads 6.1.1 goalkeeper
  • 6.1.2 defense
  • 6.1.3 Midfield
  • 6.1.4 Forward

Sion and the Swiss Cup (Cup )

FC Sion in Switzerland holds two cup records: He has all of his previously twelve final appearances (1965, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2011) chose for themselves. With the victory on 17 April 2006 ( 5:3 after penalty shootout over the Young Boys Bern ) won the FC Sion the first and only club unterklassiger a cup final.

Club history

Early period (1909-1960)

FC Sion was founded in 1909 by Captain Robert Gilliard. On 23 April 1914, the FC Sion first took part in the championship and won against FC Monthey 3-2. On September 19, 1925 the club played for the first time against an opponent from the National League A, he lost 1:3 against FC Montreux.

1932 reached Sion promotion to the second league game of the fourth-highest box office and remained there until 1952 with an interlude in the 1st League from 1944 until 1946. After the 1952 Sion had managed to re- promotion to the 1st League, they went to the 1957 first time in the National League B. Three years later saw him rise to the top division, the National League A.

First major success (1960-2000)

1965 celebrated the FC Sion after a 2-1 win against Servette FC Genève his first Cup victory. On August 11, 1968, the Stade de Tourbillon was inaugurated. Only a year later, the FC Sion dismounted in the NLB, but reached a year later the resurgence. The next cup victories FC Sion were in 1974 with a 3-2 win over Neuchâtel Xamax in 1980 with a 2-1 against Young Boys, with a 1-0 against FC Basel 1986 against Servette 3-1 and 1991 turn to 1982 Young Boys 3-2.

The six Cupsiegen followed by the first league title in 1992. Between 1995 and 1997 won the Sion three times in a row the Swiss Cup, where she managed the Double in 1997. 1999 had to dismount for a year in the NLB FC Sion.

Financial problems, demotion and re- Cup success (2000-2006)

FC Sion in 2003 for financial reasons by the Swiss Football League (formerly National League ) of the Super League (formerly National League A) zwangsrelegiert in the first league. Largely responsible for the financial downfall was the oversized transfer policy by Christian Constantin, which is one of the most colorful and controversial figures of Swiss football today. After Christian Constantin had replaced during the summer break Gilbert Kadji as club president, and again took over the presidency, he fought in court to take part in the championship of the Challenge League (formerly National League B). He won the case against the Swiss Football League, and the second highest Swiss league had to be increased by a club at 17. FC Sion started about three months late in the Championship 2003/04.

2006 abolished the FC Sion his tenth Cup victory in the tenth Cup final against the NLA representative Young Boys. It was also the first Cup victory with a graded association. In the same year Sion managed again after five years the rise in the major league. It defeated in the play-off Neuchâtel Xamax with a 3-0 victory in the second leg. The first leg had ended 0-0 Sion.

Phase frequent coaching change (2006-2009)

President Christian Constantin was on 28 May 2006 announced that the new coach of Sion for the season 2006/ 07 Nestor Clausen is hot. Clausen was as a player in 1986 world champion with Argentina. He played from 1989 to 1994 with FC Sion and was heavily involved, as Sion won the 1991 Cup final and the 1992 Swiss championship team was first. After only four months in office, the Argentine resigned as coach of FC Sion. He announced his retirement in the mid-term break of Cup-1/16-Finals against La Chaux -de-Fonds known, on the grounds that he will not let dictated by the President of the team's formation and tactics. The game ended 3-1 for FC Sion.

On 6 October 2006 Constantin rumored that Marco Schällibaum Clausen will succeed as a coach. However, its use in Sion was also short: Already on 21 November Schällibaum was released, and was succeeded by Pierre -Albert Chapuisat. Sion wintered in second place. Chapuisat - the third coach this season - was released after two losses since the start of the game start in the new year. He was the 21st coach immersion in the period of eleven years. His successor, Alberto Bigonville, in the years 1996/97 coach of FC Sion had been. At that time he was fired from Christian Constantin after the double.

Under Alberto Bigonville the FC Sion played on third place in the Championship and qualified for the UEFA Cup so. In the following season Bigonville could not meet the expectations of the President and was released on December 13, 2007.

President Constantin was on 17 December 2007 that Charly Roessli would take over as coach of FC Sion. Roessli was already between 1995 and 1998 worked as technical director of the training center at FC Sion. In the spring of 2003 he was ever as coach of Valais tradition Clubs in use. As the new assistant coach of the former International Blaise Piffaretti was appointed, who replaced Frédéric Chassot. This changed again in the marketing area of ​​the FC Sion.

On 25 March 2008 the management team of Maurizio Jaccobacci and Charly Roessli the management of the first team was withdrawn. The reason the President gave to disagreements between the two coaches. A dismissed as manager in December Alberto Bigonville took over immediately as coach of FC Sion. Frédéric Chassot again took over the office of the assistant coach.

In summer 2008, Uli Stielike was presented as a coach. He got a three- year contract, but was already dismissed on November 3, 2008. President Christian Constantin announced to take over until the winter break even the sporting management. Since Constantin but did not have the necessary coach diplomas, he had until November 26 to announce a new coach. Then Constantin responded with the fact that Stielike was never officially released and was only sick. At the beginning of the season was the coach duo consisting of Christian Zermatten and Umberto Barberis, committed. In April this was replaced by Didier Tholot, who was already in 2003 trainer there. Under Tholot FC Sion won on 20 May 2009 for the 11th time the Cup victory ( 3-2 against YB ).

Transfer ban and its consequences (2009 -present)

The Fifa imposed in early June 2009 a one-year transfer ban against FC Sion. The club management flouted the ban but rigorous and committed several players. President Christian Constantin took the position that the barrier concerns the amateur section of the club. The Professional Division will but operated by the AG " Olympique des Alpes ". In the season 2011/12 FC Sion started play-off ( the final round ) of the UEFA Europa League and sat athletic against Celtic ( 0-0 A / H 3:1) by. Because of the use of due to the transfer ban not eligible players both encounters were counted with 0-3 against Sion. On 13 September, the UEFA rejected an appeal against this decision. Meanwhile, FIFA had the Swiss Football Association threatened expulsion from FIFA, should not be resolved, the dispute over the FC Sion until 14 January 2012. This would also have had an impact on FC Basel, who was playing in the Champions League. On December 30, the FC Sion was then punished by the Swiss Football Association with a point deduction of 36 points. Thus the end of 2011 the FC Sion was held on the third with five penalty points at end of table. Since the league rivals Neuchatel Xamax was withdrawn on January 18, 2012 with immediate effect the license of FC Sion came to the last place, the relegation place, which was also assigned to the end of the season now with 17 plus points. End of May 2012 put the club against FC Aarau, the second- game of the second class, in the Barrage games through (H 3-0 / A 0-1) and was able to secure the league.


Fans and Ultras can be found on the north stand ( Kop Nord). In Sion, there are two active ultras - groups ( Ultras Sion Sion and freaks ). Furthermore, we elaborate choreographies supporters were already multiply negatively on as they beat, for example, with supporters of Lazio or Racing Strasbourg. Particularly controversial are duels against Neuchâtel Xamax or BSC Young Boys Bern, where it often came to fights between rival fan groups or with the police in recent years. The risk game is also the Romand derby against Servette FC Genève, which is characterized by a violent Fanrivalität for some time. More Fanrivalitäten exist with FC Lugano and FC Luzern.


The club plays at the Stade de Tourbillon. It has a capacity of 20,200 seats, with 11,500 standing places, with the Swiss Football Association limits the total capacity to 18,000 spectators. For this reason, President Christian Constantin was planning a new building in Riddes, but this is not possibly come about because of objections.

All time standings

FC Sion is currently on the 11th place of the eternal table of the Super League.

2013/14 season



As of February 1, 2014

Transfers during the summer

Transfers during the winter

Game tactics

Michel Decastel played at the start with a 4-2-3-1 or part of a 4-1-4-1.

The 4 chain of defense consisted of the fullbacks Pa Modou Jagne and Rüfli Vincent and the central defenders Leo Lacroix and Beg Ferati.

In the defensive midfield was much rotates, alternately were Freddy Mveng, Vullnet Basha, Xavier Kouassi and Max Veloso in the starting lineup.

In attacking midfield behind the tip Oviudu Hereâ was a set size, he used the striker Leo Itaperuna with the decisive passes.

Overall, the team had been greatly changed the previous season, except goalkeeper Vanins, central defender and striker Leo Lacroix Itaperuna all starting players were replaced. However, the average age has been drastically reduced, which was seen by the departure of the 35 -year-old Gennaro Gattuso and the 21 -year-old newcomer Freddy Mveng. The average age of the starting eleven was 24.5 years, which is the second lowest percentage in the league, but this meant a lack of routine. This meant that FC Sion not scored a goal until the 6th Round.

After the coaching change to Laurent Roussey the starting lineup has been changed on some items. For example, Arnaud Bühler was a set size again, on the other hand, the 20 -year-old Ebenezer Assifuah was set up as striker. In his first two games in the starting lineup, he made each one goal and was distinguished by his already great composure in front of goal and its speed. Also played the new signing Dario Vidosic as 10 instead of Hereâ and went on to top form. Per game he made in the preliminary round average of 0.5 goals and 0.5 assists.

Well-known former players

Remarks: Ronaldinho played during a language course some Championship Appearances as C- Junior FC Sion because he is the younger brother of Roberto Assis, who played for FC Sion 1993-1995.


  • March 2003 - July 2003: Charly Roessli
  • July 2003 - November 2003: Didier Tholot
  • November 2003 - January 2004: Didier Tholot and Guy David
  • January 2004 - May 2004: Didier Tholot, Guy David and Ami Rebord
  • May 2004 - August 2004: Admir Smajic
  • August 2004: Christian Zermatten
  • August 2004 - July 2005: Gilbert Gress
  • July 2005 - October 2005: Gianni Della Casa
  • October 2005 - May 2006: Christophe Moulin
  • May 2006 - September 2006: Nestor Clausen
  • October 2006: Christophe Moulin ( interim)
  • October 2006 - November 2006: Marco Schällibaum
  • November 2006 - February 2007: Pierre -Albert Chapuisat
  • February 2007 - December 2007: Alberto Bigonville
  • December 2007 - March 2008: Charly Roessli and Maurizio Jacobacci
  • March 2008 - May 2008: Alberto Bigonville
  • July 2008 - November 2008: Uli Stielike
  • November 2008-24. December 2008: Christian Constantin (acting)
  • December 24 2008-9. April 2009: Christian Zermatten and Umberto Barberis
  • April 9th ​​2009-13. April 2009: Christian Constantin ( interim, Cup semi-final )
  • April 14th 2009-21. May 2010: Didier Tholot
  • May 27 2010-22. February 2011: Bernard Challandes
  • February 26th 2011-23. April 2012: Laurent Roussey
  • April 25th 2012-9. May 2012: Rolland Courbis
  • May 15 2012-2. June 2012: Vladimir Petković
  • June 4 2012-3. September 2012: Sébastien Fournier
  • September 3 2012-30. October 2012: Michel Decastel
  • October 30 2012-12. December 2012: Pierre -André Schürmann
  • December 12 2012-24. February 2013: Víctor Muñoz
  • February 25th 2013-24. March 2013: Gennaro Gattuso
  • March 25th 2013-12. May 2013: Arno Rossini
  • May 13 2013-21. October 2013: Michel Decastel
  • October 22 2013-11. February 2014: Laurent Roussey
  • February 11, 2014 - Raimondo Ponte