Foundation Dates (until 1920) 1879 FC St. Gallen 1880 Lausanne Football and Cricket Club [dissolved] 1886 Grasshopper-Club Zürich 1889 FC Carouge [founded as FC Victoria Carouge; merged 1922 with Etoile Sportive du Léman to Etoile Carouge FC] 1890 Servette FC Genève [founded as FC de la Servette Genève] Footballclub Gymnasia St. Gallen [dissolved] 1893 Anglo-American Club (Zürich) [dissolved] Excelsior Zürich [merged 1898 with FC Zürich] FC Neuchâtel [founded as Neuchâtel-Rovers; merged 1906 with FC Vignoble to FC Cantonal Neuchâtel] FC Basel 1894 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds [founded as Union Chrétienne des Jeunes gens de La Chaux-de-Fonds] FC Bern BSC Old Boys Basel [founded as FC Old Boys Basel] 1895 FC Liestal FC Stäfa 1896 FC Zürich [founded as Spiel und Sport Zürich] FC Lausanne-Sport [founded as Lausanne-Sports FC] FC Winterthur [founded as Excelsior FC Winterthur] FC Biel [founded as FC de Bienne] FC Schaffhausen [founded as FC Viktoria Schaffhausen] FC Urania Genève Sports [founded as FC Urania Genève] 1897 FC Yverdon [merged 1948 with FC Concordia Yverdon and White Star Yverdon to Yverdon-Sport FC] FC Baden 1898 FC Blue Star Zürich [founded as Mars Zürich] BSC Young Boys Bern [founded as FC Young Boys Bern] FC Floria Biel [merged 1907 with FC de Bienne to Vereinigter FC Biel (later FC Biel)] Fortuna Zürich [merged 1912 with FC Blue Star Zürich] FC Etoile Sporting La Chaux-de-Fonds SC Burgdorf [founded as FC Burgdorf] FC Thun 1899 FC Forward Morges SC Zofingen [founded as FC Old Boys Zofingen] 1900 FC Fribourg [founded as FC Technicum Fribourg] FC Wil [founded as FC Stella Wil] FC Oerlikon [merged 2003 with FC Polizei Zürich to FC Oerlikon/Polizei] FC Vignoble [merged 1906 with FC Neuchâtel to FC Cantonal Neuchâtel] 1901 FC Signal Lausanne [merged 1926 with Cercle des Sports Lausanne to FC Stade Lausanne] FC Luzern SC Brühl St. Gallen [founded as FC Brühl St. Gallen] FC Nordstern Basel FC Solothurn FC Avenir de Bienne [dissolved] 1902 FC Aarau FC Langenthal FC Horgen FC Bex 1902 ? Club Athlétique de Genève [dissolved] 1903 FC Montreux-Sports [founded as FC Narcisse-Montreux] SC Young Fellows Zürich FC Wädenswil 1904 AC Bellinzona [founded as FC Bellinzona] AC Lugano [founded as FC Lugano] FC Wohlen FC Porrentruy 1905 FC Chiasso FC Red Star Zürich FC Kreuzlingen FC Stade Nyonnais FC Arbon FC Delémont [merged 1909 with US Delémont-Gare to SR Delémont] FC Vevey Sports 05 [founded as FC Vevey-Sports] 1906 FC Grenchen FC Gossau FC Cantonal Neuchâtel [merger of FC Vignoble and FC Neuchâtel; merged 1970 with Xamax-Sports to Neuchâtel Xamax FC] FC Locarno [founded as FC Unitas Locarno] FC Herisau FC Frauenfeld [founded as FC Kurzdorf] Helvetia Bern [merged with ?] 1907 FC Concordia Basel FC Black Stars Basel FC Breite Basel FC Kickers Luzern [founded as FC Helvetia Luzern] FC Rorschach FC Küsnacht CS Chenois [founded as FC Thônex] FC Gränichen Cercle des Sports Lausanne [founded as Association du Stade Lausanne; merged 1926 with FC Signal Lausanne to FC Stade Lausanne] FC Meisterschwanden US Delémont-Gare [merged 1909 with FC Delémont to SR Delémont] SC Derendingen [founded as FC Derendingen] FC Chur [merged 1997 with FC Neustadt and SC Grischuna to Chur 97] 1908 FC Dietikon FC Laufen FC Sierre FC Dottikon FC Sarmenstorf 1909 SR Delémont [merger of FC Delémont and US Delémont-Gare] FC Sion FC Olten 1910 SC Cham [founded as FC Cham] FC Bulle FC Monthey 1911 SC Schöftland SV Muttenz 1912 FC Glarus [founded as FC Linth-Glarus] FC Renens FC Xamax Neuchâtel [merged 1970 with FC Cantonal Neuchâtel to Neuchâtel Xamax] 1914 FC Visp Meyrin FC FC Brugg FC Buchs (Aargau) 1915 FC Gerlafingen SC Zug [founded as FC Excelsior Zug; merged 1994 with FC Zug to Zug 94] FC Herzogenbuchsee 1916 FC Richen Basel FC Lenzburg 1917 FC Martigny-Sports [founded as FC Martigny] FC Bülach 1918 FC Red Star Zürich SC Dornach [founded as FC Dornach] 1919 FC Turgi FC Saint-Imier FC Altstetten Zürich 1920 FC Sursee FC Lachen SC Binningen FC Birsfelden SV Lyss FC Bremgarten FC Gland [founded as Etoile Sportive FC Gland]
Sources: http://www.weltfussballarchiv.com, http://sports123.com/teams/foo-swi.html, [Grü 00]
Thanks to Erik Garin for additions and corrections
Prepared and maintained by Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Author: Hans Schöggl
Last updated: 28 Feb 2008
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