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FC Sion is a Swissmarker football team from the city of Sionmarker. The club was founded in 1909. The club play their home games at the Stade Tourbillonmarker. As of 2007 it has a limited capacity 16,263 seats, with 11,500 standing places. The Swiss Football Association limits the total capacity to 18,000 spectators, when the stadium could pentionally hold 19,600. For this reason, chairman Christian Constantin has put plans in the work for construction of a new stadium in Riddesmarker.

The club has won the Swiss Super League twice in 1992 and 1997 and the Swiss Cup 11 times, the most recent being in 2009.

History

In the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, the club won four Swiss Cups in 1974, 1980, 1982 and 1986. In 1991 the club won its fifth out of five Swiss Cups and the following year the club won its first Swiss Super League. FC Sion added to this success by winning the Swiss Cup back-to-back-to-back times from 1995-1997. The latter was half of the domestic double done by the club by winning the 1997 Swiss Super League. That season marked the highest number of points won by a team during a Swiss season.

Subsequently, the club experienced a slump followinf these successes and recurring financial problems. Although bankruptcy was averted by the club, after relegation the club was denied its professional license in 2003. After FC Sion attacked the National League and Justice, by order of the cantonal judge, FC Sion was reinstated into the second division in October 2003; while the league had already been going on for over three months. Three seasons later, in 2006, the club became the first second division team to win the Swiss Cup. FC Sion rejoined the elite at the end of this season. In 2009, FC Sion won its 11th Cup final in Switzerland, making them successful all 11 times in the final.

In 2008, the club signed Essam El-Hadary, leading to a ban in transfer windows and an international playing ban for El-Hadary for four months.It was because El-Hadary was under contract with his former club Al-Ahly and the club did not release him to be subject of negotiations in transfer windows. This ban was temporarily suspended due to ongoing appeal processes.

Honours



Stadium

Their home ground is Stade Tourbillonmarker, which has a capacity of 16'500. Chairman and architect Christian Constantin is planning construction of a new 20,000 all-seater stadium in nearby Riddesmarker.

Current squad

As of 8 July 2009




Out on loan

Multiple nationalities



Staff

Management

President

General Manager

Manager

Director of Sport

Sports

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Teamchef

Technical Coach

Goalkeeper Coach

Medical

Physic Coach

Advisor

Masseur

Doctor

Notable former players

See also .


Former Personal



Former Coaches

References



External links




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