Grasshopper-Club Zurich

Country Switzerland Switzerland
City Niederhasli
Founded 1886
Swiss Super League

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.

Team Roster

Name Position
Bendegúz Bolla Hungary defender
Gianluca Hossmann Switzerland defender
Timothy Dieng Senegal goalkeeper
Mahmoud Abdul Monem Abdelhamid Soliman Egypt midfielder
Amir Abrashi Albania midfielder
Abul Gabar Al Abbadie Switzerland midfielder
Jordan Jeremiah Brown Germany midfielder
Carlos da Silva Brazil midfielder
Nikola Gjorgjev Switzerland midfielder
Hayao Kawabe Japan midfielder

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