Basel is known worldwide for being a sports kind of city. This is because it is home to about three hundred different sports clubs. However, what it is known for most is being home to FC Basel, which is the top football club in all of Switzerland. FC Basel was founded way back in 1893, but it has been the center of the sports world in Basel, and in the European sporting field for a very long time. They are also the most successful club in Swiss football too.
The popularity of this very special football team is something that has only increased over the years. This is because the team has managed to maintain a local following of fans that are diehard and very passionate about them. Their football games at home do tend to draw in about 30,000 spectators, which is the highest average attendance record in Switzerland, and with a new extension being built that will only increase the crowd number to up to about 40,000 people.
This very famous football team did their very best playing between the 1960's and the 1970's. They have also managed to win the Swiss Cup eleven times. Despite the fact that the team did experience a slump during the 1980s and didn't compete at all for a number of years. They did manage to make a dramatic return to the top of Swiss football when they won their first title in 22 years. This special event took place back in 2002 for Basel.
FC Basel is a highly successful football team in Switzerland for a number of reasons. They are a unique football team that does love the word challenge and the best way to make challenges happen is by playing in the European competition as much as possible. They have not missed one season of competition since the 1999-2000 season and it only gets better from here. They are a football team that is not only successful, but who are comprised of true athletes, who do love the sport of football and getting out there to win every football game that they can in open competition season.