FC Basel

Football Game
With the objective of founding a Football Club, friends of the game are kindly invited next Wednesday to gather at 20:15 in the upper hall of the “Schuhmachern-Zunft” to discuss the project.

This newspaper advertisement was published on  12th November 1893- the following week (November 15th ) a meeting was held that marks the formation of FC Basel.
The founding members were generally from the academic community.
On 20th November 1893 two sides from the the club played each other in the first fixture.
The actual ‘inaugural’  match took place a full two weeks after the practice match.  On December 10th 1893 FC Basel took on the Gymnasts of the Realschülerturnverein Basel and beat them 2-0.
The next competitive match took place 2 years later, on a visit to Strasbourg . FC Basel lost 8-0.


FC Basel first took part in the Swiss National League 1898-99.