Grasshopper-Club Zurich

Sport Soccer
Country Switzerland Switzerland
Home town Niederhasli
Founding year 1886
Leagues Swiss Super League
Website www.gcz.ch

Grasshopper-Club Zurich, commonly known as GC, GCZ or simply Grasshopper, is a Swiss multisports club based in Zurich. Their oldest section is their football team that currently features in the Swiss Super League. Grasshopper are one of the most successful clubs in Swiss football, holding the record for the most national championships.

Grasshopper were established on September 1,1886 by Tom E. Griffith, an English student. They played their first match against ETH that ended in a goalless draw.

In 1896 a club named Fussballclub Zurich was established and a massive rivalry between Grasshopper and Zurich was started. In 1897 Grasshopper won their first Swiss championship and went onto the league a record 27 times and the Swiss Cup on 18 occasions in subsequent years.

In 1997 Grasshopper became the first Swiss sports club to go public. They are now the most well known Swiss club.

Grasshopper play their home matches at the Letzigrund that can accomodate 26,500 spectators.

Match Results

Grasshopper-Club Zurich played a game against Lille that ended in a draw (1 - 1) UEFA Champions League -

Lille

Lille won a game against Grasshopper-Club Zurich (2 - 0) in the UEFA Champions League -

Team Roster

Name Position
Jordan Jeremiah Brown midfielder
Timothy Dieng goalkeeper
Nassim Ben Khalifa midfielder
Abul Gabar Al Abbadie midfielder
Nikola Gjorgjev midfielder
Vaso Vasić goalkeeper
Caiuby Francisco da Silva forward
Manuel Kubli midfielder
Haris Tabakovic forward
Gianluca Hossmann defender

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