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FC Basel: Who Are Ya?

FC Basel: Who Are Ya?

On Tuesday 13 February 2018 and for the first time in the clubs history Manchester City face Swiss club Basel.

Champions League last 16 first leg
St. Jakob-Park
FC Basel v Manchester City
Kick off 7:45pm GMT
Live on TV within the UK on BT Sport

FC Basel: Who Are Ya?

Founded in 1893 FC Basel play in the Swiss Super League.

Honours (domestic)
Domestic league winners - 20
Swiss Cup - 12
Swiss League Cup - 1

UEFA Champions League

They reached the quarter-finals in 1973/74. Other than that they have been eliminated in the last 16 stage three times.

Stadium - St. Jakob-Park

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Opened in 2001 the capacity is 38,512 (all seater).

St. Jakob-Park is the largest stadium of Switzerland.

In 2016 the stadium hosted the Europa League final between Sevilla and Liverpool (3-1).

St. Jakob-Park has its own train station with the same name (St. Jakob). Regular trains depart from Basel's central station for the 8-minute journey.

Tram line 14 connects the stadium with Basel's old city centre. Get off at stop St. Jakob. Bus 37 also connects with the centre, and bus 36 with the north bank of the city.

FC Basel has the highest attendances of the Swiss Super League, but hardly ever sells out its home league matches.

Current league table and previous results

Basel top scorer(s) (2017/18)

Albian Ajeti - 8 goals


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Ricky van Wolfswinkel - 7 goals

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Kevin Bua - 5 goals

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Manager - Raphael Wicky

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The return leg at the Etihad is Wednesday 7 March 2018.

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Date:Monday February 12 2018
Time: 7:52AM

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