Club Teams Switzerland

Favourite Shirts

Servette FC

1977 - 1978

The season 1977/78 was the most successful in history. Servette won the double – the Swiss championship as well as the Swiss Cup and the „Cup of Alpes“. The shirt of that season is probably one of the rarest and most requested Servette shirts ever. The number 11 was usually worn by forward Jean-Yves Valentini.

Servette FC

1977 - 1978

The away shirt of this season was worn by Lucio Bizzini. A fantastic collector’s item as well!

Servette FC

Swiss Cup Final 1979

After the defeat in the Cup Final in 1978 against the Grasshopper Club Zürich, which they lost 0-3 in the second match after a 2-2 draw in the first one, Servette reached the Cup Final again one year later. The first match against Young Boys Bern ended again in a draw (1-1). In the second match Servette finally won with 1-0. I don’t know who wore the shirt with the no. 19 or if it was only issued. But in any case it’s most probably one of the rarest and most wanted Servette shirt ever.

FC Basel

1978 - 1979

This shirt represents another successful FC Basel era, the years with coach Helmuth Benthaus, when they won the Swiss championship several times – with players like Hans Küng, Otto Demarmels, Erni Maissen, Arthur von Wartburg or Detlev Lauscher. The shirt of 1978/79 was made by Adidas Ventex, and the cloth is very smooth. It’s simply a beautiful design, the most beautiful shirt FC Basel ever wore in my opinion. I also remember that at the time I spent all my pocket money to buy this shirt, and I even decided for this and against the famous Servette Admiral shirt when I had the choice. Years later, I gave it away, which was a big mistake! But now, more than 30 years later, I was lucky to get another one again – and even a player’s shirt!

FC Basel

1978 - 1979

The away shirt of the same season is even more beautiful in my opinion. When I had the choice between the home and the away shirt I decided for the home version (see text above). But actually, I’d have loved to buy both – but had only the money for one of them.
Today, 35 years later, I finally got the away shirt, too – probably one of the most beautiful shirts in my collection. Thanks to Daniel for selling that dream of my childhood to me! 🙂

FC St. Gallen

1978 - 1979

This season was special because of two facts: First, the FCSG finally played in Switzerland’s top league again … and even reached the 4th place at the end. Second, it was the first season they wore shirts with a sponsor – „Ernst Teigwaren“! Further, it makes the shirt special to me as well, because this kind of shirt was the FIRST FOOTBALL SHIRT EVER for me. Read the whole story about it in the „About me“ section!

FC St. Gallen

1978 - 1979

I was quite lucky, when I also received the green away version of this famous shirt – even more beautiful than the white home version.

When I bought it, ths sponsor was covered with a cloth piece with the wordings „FC St. Gallen“ on it.
I guess it was used after the 1978/79 season again – probably by a youth team -, when the sponsor of the first team changed to „Trident“.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

1978 - 1979

The full blue shirts with the Adidas stripes and the iconic GCZ logo in the middle of the chest also belonged to my absolute dream shirts at the time. It took me a long time to find one! Here it is!

FC Zürich

1978 - 1979

The FC Zürich was the local rival club to my favourite team Grasshoppers. They also had a great team with famous players like Karl Grob, Heinz Lüdi, Giampietro Zappa, Ruedi „Turbo“ Elsener, Daniel Jeandupeux, Walter Seiler or Hanspeter Zwicker, just to mention a few.
This shirt was used during the Swiss championship and comes with front and back sponsor. Very beautiful and very rare!

FC Luzern

1978 - 1979

In 1978 the FC Luzern reached the highest Swiss football league and were quite successful at the beginning. This shirt is from the first season in the so called „Nationalliga A“.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

1979 - 1980

I remember that as a 10 year old boy I absolutely wanted this shirt with the nice club sign on the chest, but when I finally had the money together the new season started and there weren’t any of these shirts anymore, and I had to buy the new version. Now, more than 25 years after, I finally found the „right“ one.
The shirt with the number 7 usually was worn by my former favourite player Hans-Jörg „Joko“ Pfister during the first season at the
Grasshoppers.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

1979 - 1980

The Grasshopper Club Zürich was the most successful club in the late 70’s and early 80’s with legendary players like Roger Berbig, Heinz Hermann, Claudio Sulser, Raimondo Ponte, Ruedi Elsener, Charly In-Albon and libero André „Bigi“ Meyer who wore this short sleeved version with the number 5.

Servette FC

1979 - 1980

Servette Geneva was one of the leader clubs in Switzerland in the late 70’s and early 80’s. At the time they had players like Lucien Favre, Umberto Barberis, Alain Geiger, Serge Trinchero, Claude „Didi“ Andrey, Lucio Bizzini, Marc Schnyder, Hans-Jörg „Joko“ Pfister, Michel Decastel, Erich Burgener or Karl Engel – well known players in Swiss football history.

Servette FC

1979 - 1980

In 1979, after the double-winning season, Servette changed their shirts manufacturer, and after the „ADMIRAL“ era of the 70’s there was a new shirt to come, with a completely new design.
The shirt was very particular from the point of view that it wasn’t produced by a sports wear manufacturer, but much more by a fashion designer called „Henri Charles Colsenet“ (HCC).
Even though I remember that as a 12 year old boy I principally supported the Grasshopper Club Zurich, I just fell in love with this Servette shirt at once and after saving my pocket money for several months I finally bought the home shirt.

Servette FC

1979 - 1980

Unfortunately, during my growing period I gave the shirt away, and after I re-started collecting about 30 years ago, I really missed this great shirt. In the meantime, I had the luck to find the shirt again – and also the away version, which is even more beautiful. A big „Merci beaucoup!“ to Laurent, who gave these two embarassing shirts to me!

FC Zürich

1980 - 1982

In 1980 most of the clubs wearing ADIDAS shirts got a new design, which I liked very much. Further, the FC Zurich changed the sponsor to „Rank Xerox“ which would remain a couple of seasons until 1983.
I was lucky to get these shirts a few years ago. Simply legendary team and design!

FC Zürich

1980 - 1982

The blue away version is even more beautiful than the white home shirt in my opinion! There were already quite a few collectors asking me for this shirt, but I don’t give it away.

FC Zürich

1980 - 1982

Last, but not least, a very rare version is the yellow shirt of that season, worn by  Jure Jerkovic.

Servette FC

1980 - 1983

In 1980/81 Servette started to wear shirts with sponsor. EBEL was (and is) a clock manufacturer from Geneva and its logo was printed on the front and back of the shirts. This one was worn by Angelo Elia during the Swiss championship.

Servette FC

1980 - 1983

The short sleeved shirt was worn by one of my all time favourite Swiss football players and long serving Swiss national team captain Alain Geiger in his early years of his career.

Servette FC

1980 - 1983

The Away shirt of these seasons is even more beautiful. A really classic shirt! While the 1977-79 Admiral shirts were the most historic Servette shirts ever – due to the successful history beyond them -, the HCC shirts were simply the most beautiful ones ever in my humble opinion!

Neuchâtel Xamax

1981 - 1982

Xamax had quite a few nameful players in their teams during the 80’s. In 1981 there were Karl Engel, Serge Trinchero, Claude Andrey, Philippe Perret, Silvano Bianchi, Don Givens or Robert Lüthi, only to mention a few. They were coached by no one else than the famous Gilbert Gress during the whole decade. In the European Cup the teams at that time weren’t allowed to wear front sponsors. This one was the one used by Neuchâtel Xamax during their 1981 UEFA Cup campaign, where they reached the quarter finals and lost against the german champion Hamburger SV with a total core of 2-3.

Neuchâtel Xamax

1982 - 1983

Here’s the away shirt used during the Swiss championship, worn by defender Stéphane Forrestier. In 1982, Adidas launched shirts with a new pin stripe design which was quite new, but had a beautiful look.

FC Zürich

1982 - 1983

FC Zürich switched as well to the new design. The first shirt was the one used during the Swiss championship – with big sponsor „Rank Xerox“. At that time there were players like Karl Grob, Heinz Lüdi, Gianpietro Zappa, Jure Jerkovic, Erni Maissen, Ruedi Elsener, Hanspeter Zwicker and the young Shane and Wynton Rufer brothers. They were coached by later national team manager Köbi Kuhn.

FC Zürich

1982 - 1983

In the UEFA Cup, they wore shirts with a smaller sized sponsor due to the tournament regulations.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

1983 - 1984

This shirt was worn by Raimondo Ponte during the championship after the double winning season 1982/83. The championship and Swiss Cup trophies were printed onto the chest.

FC Luzern

1984 - 1989

This shirt represents the most succesful era of the team from Central Switzerland which lead in the winning of the championship in 1989. The players that time were Roger Wehrli, Herbert Baumann, Stefan Marini, Urs „Longo“ Schönenberger, Jürgen Mohr, Peter Nadig, Hans Peter Kaufmann, Sigi Gretarsson, John Eriksen or Adrian Knup. The shirt itself looks like if it was worn several times which was quite normal at that time. But it’s still a beauty!

FC Luzern

1984 - 1989

The away shirt is of the same style, just with red colours instead of blue! Very rare item!

Servette FC

1984 - 1985

Servette still had a great team at that time with players like Erich Burgener, Michel Renquin, Alain Geiger, Michel Decastel, Lucien Favre, Marc Schnyder, Umberto Barberis, Jean-Paul Brigger or Robert Kok.
This beautiful away shirt was worn by Alain Geiger during the European Cup. It was a completely new design and constantly held in a two-stripe theme, which wasn’t usual for Adidas shirts.

FC Aarau

Swiss Cup Final 1985

This is the only FC Aarau shirt in my collection, but that doesn’t matter. It’s simply the most historic one in their history: The Cup Final shirt of 1985, worn by right full back Ruedi Zahner.
A real legendary shirt, as it was Aarau’s first and – until today – only Cup winning season ever. The final match against Xamax was decided by a fantastic 30 meter kick of midfielder Walter Iselin – the goal of the year!

Neuchâtel Xamax

1985 - 1986

In the mid 80’s Xamax there came some more big players like the Swiss national team players Heinz Hermann and Ruedi Elsener or the german star libero Uli Stielike, who came from Real Madrid. Further, there were still other solid players like Claude Ryf, Philippe Perret, Maurizio Jacobacci and the irish bomber Don Givens. This shirt was used during the UEFA Cup by Patrice Mottier.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

Swiss Cup Final 1988

This shirt was worn by the Swedish defender Mats Gren during the Swiss Cup Final match against FC Schaffhausen, which Grasshoppers won with 2-0. Cup Final shirts are always very special, so also this one with the special combination of the small Grasshoppers and the Cup Final logo as well as the player’s name above the back number. Very beautiful!

Servette FC

1988 - 1989

During the 80’s, there were quite a few world class players coming to Swiss clubs to spend the last years of their career. Marco Tardelli for St. Gallen was one of them, Uli Stieleke for Xamax another one, and the german top striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge signed at Servette in 1987. This shirt was worn during the UEFA Cup 1988/89, where they played without back sponsor.

Neuchâtel Xamax

1988 - 1989

Listing up the Xamax players during the 80’s seems like a „who is who“ of Swiss football history. Just a few examples: Karl Engel, Joël Corminboef, Uli Stieleke, Alain Geiger, Heinz Lüdi, Claude Ryf, Sergio Ribeiro, Zdenek Urban, Heinz Hermann, Didier Gigon, Robert Lei-Ravello, Philippe Perret, Don Givens, Admir Smaijc, Frédy Chassot, Adrian Kunz, Robert Lüthi, Beat Sutter,  Hanspeter Zwicker and Michel Decastel, who wore this shirt during the European Cup of Champions campaign – either against Larisa (GR, 2-1) or Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR, 0-3). This shirt was signed by the team.

Neuchâtel Xamax

1988 - 1989

In 1987 and 1988 Xamax won the Swiss championship double, which was the most successful period in their club history. This away shirt of the following season was worn by Beat Sutter during the European Cup match against the greek champion Larisa, which I coincidentially watched on TV when I stayed in Greece together with a friend of mine. We were in a pub full of greek supporters while we two swiss guys defended our own roots and remained loyal to „our“ club! „Xa-max! Xa-max! Xa-max!“ 🙂
Well, Xamax lost this match with 1-2, but won the return game in Neuchâtel with the same score and also the following penalty shootout!

Grasshopper Club Zürich

2000 - 2001

Once again, the Grasshopper Club had a top team. Players like Mats Gren, Patrick Müller, Antonio Esposito, Gürkan Sermeter, Hakan Yakin, Blaise N’Kufo, Bruno Berner, Bernt Haas, Marc Hodel, Roland Schwegler, Boris Smiljanic, Reto Zanni, Ricardo Cabanas, Richard Nuñez, Mihai Tararache, Stéphane Chapuisat and Mladen Petric speak for themselves! This shirt was worn by Ricardo Cabanas during the Swiss championship.

Grasshopper Club Zürich

2000 - 2001

But a top team is nothing without a top shirt. Adidas made a great job with their „Equipment“ line. Simply splendid! Here’s the shirt worn by the upcoming kosovarian forward striker Skelzen Gashi during the Swiss championship.

FC Basel

2002 - 2003

The FC Basel team of this season was probably one of the most successful ones in Swiss football history. They played a great season in the Swiss championship but especially in the Champion’s League where they reached the second round. Players like Pascal Zuberbühler, Thimothée Atouba, Boris Smiljanic, David and Philipp Degen, Murat and Hakan Yakin, Marco Zwyssig, Mario Cantaluppi, Carlos Varela, Antonio Esposito, Ivan Ergic, Scott Chipperfield, Christian Gimenez and Julio Hernan Rossi were just a few examples of the exceptional manpower in this team. This shirt was worn by Hakan Yakin during the first match against Juventus Torino. It was quite difficult to find such a shirt as I don’t have many contacts in Switzerland for player shirts. Actually, I got the shirt from my italian contact.

FC Zürich

2008 - 2009

In 2006, 2007 and 2009 FC Zürich won the Swiss championship, with Lucien Favre and later Bernard Challandes as coaches. There were players like Jonny Leoni, Heinz Barmettler, Philippe Koch, Alain Rochat, Florian Stahel, Almen Abdi, Silvan Aegerter, Dusan Duric, Xavier Margairaz, Adrian Nikci, Marco Schönbächler, Alexandre Alphonse, Eric Hassli, Innocent Emeghara, Admir Mehmedi and Hannu Tihinen from Finland, who wore this beautiful orange away shirt during the Swiss winning championship.

BSC Young Boys

2009 - 2010

The Young Boys had a good team these times, even if they couldn’t win the championship. They even lost it in the last match this season against FC Basel. There were players like Marco Wölfli, Emiliano Dudar, Francois Affolter, Marc Schneider, David Degen, Xavier Hochstrasser, Mario Raimondi, Alberto Regazzoni, Christian Schneuwly, Youssouf Traoré, Gilles Yapi-Yapo, Seydou Doumbia, Mauro Lustrinelli, Marco Schneuwly and Scott Sutter, who wore this shirt during the Swiss championship.

BSC Young Boys

2009 - 2010

The shirts manufacturer PUMA designed a very cute model for the seasons from 2008 to 2010. Here’s the goalkeeper version, worn by the Young Boys legend Marco Wölfli.

FC Luzern

2009 - 2010

Hakan Yakin played in several clubs in and outside Switzerland. This shirt was worn in one of his last seasonso of his career, when he signed a contract with FC Luzern for two seasons.

FC Sion

2010 - 2011

What a cool shirt design the FC Sion presented that season. This specific home shirt was worn by Michael Dingsdag during the Swiss championship.

FC Sion

2010 - 2011

Goran Obradovic was one of my favourite players during that period, not only within the FC Sion. He played for several Swiss clubs like St. Gallen, Servette and Vaduz before he signed at Christian Constantin’s FC Sion where he stayed until the end of his professional career.

FC Basel

2011 - 2012

FC Basel was the first address during this period. There were great players these times like Franco Costanzo, the young Yann Sommer, David Abraham, Arlind Ajeti, Aleksandar Dragovic, Behrang Safari, Artur Cabral, Scott Chipperfield, Benjamin Huggel, Alex Frei, Xherdan Shaqiri, Valentin Stocker, Granit Xhaka, Jacques Zoua and Marco Streller, who wore this beautiful 3d away shirt during the Swiss championship.

FC Basel

Swiss Cup Final 2012

In 2012, FC Basel won the double – another one -, which means: Swiss champions and Swiss Cup winners in the same season. This shirt was worn by later Arsenal ans Swiss national team star Granit Xhaka during the Swiss Cup final against FC Luzern, which Basel won in the penalty shootout.

FC Luzern

Swiss Cup Final 2012

This was the shirt that FC Luzern wore in the above mentioned Cup final against FC Basel. This is the one of Dario Lezcano.

FC Basel

2012 - 2013

After 15 years of NIKE, FC Basel switched again to its traditional shirts manufacturer ADIDAS. Finally!
The result: One of the most beautiful shirts they ever had, and in my opinion THE most beautiful since 1978/79. A simple and classic design, with yellow stripes (Why not!). Just wonderful!
Ths shirt was prepared for Valentin Stocker. The only mistake is that the number is printed in the style of the following season 2013/14, but I like the shirt even more this way.

FC Basel

2012 - 2013

The Champion’s League version of the 2012/13 shirt is even more beautiful – without the sponsor’s logos and with the CL star ball and the „RESPECT“ sleeve patches. This one was prepared for Simon Grether.

FC Basel

Swiss Cup Final 2013

But both above mentioned shirts are still topped by this unique Swiss Cup Final shirt worn by the Austrian midfielder Markus Steinhöfer – signed and dedicated for „Stefan“. Even if it’s actually my name, it was not me the shirt was dedicated for, but who cares at the end! 😉

FC Basel

2013 - 2014

David Degen

FC Basel

2014 - 2015

Luca Zuffi

FC Basel

2014 - 2015

Fabian Schär

FC Basel

Swiss Cup Final 2017

Adama Traoré

FC Basel

Swiss Cup Final 2020

Fabian Frei