1903–04 FC Basel season

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FC Basel
1903–04 season
Chairman Switzerland Ernst-Alfred Thalmann
First team coach unknown
Ground Landhof, Basel
Serie A Central group 3rd

The FC Basel 1903–04 season was their eleventh season in their existence. Basel were the second largest club in Switzerland at this time. The clubs chairman was Ernst-Alfred Thalmann, who took over the chairmanship for the third time in the clubs history. FC Basel played their home games in the Landhof in the Quarter Kleinbasel.


The Swiss Serie A season 1903–04 was divided into three regional groups, east, central and west. Basel were allocated to the central group together with the Young Boys, FC Bern, Floria Biel/Bienne,and two further teams from Basel Old Boys Basel and Fortuna Basel. FC Basel ended their ten games with five victories, two draws and three defeats in third position in the league table, obtaining 12 points, scoring 28 and conceding 25 goals. The Young Boys and the Old Boys ended level on points and so a play-off match was arranged. The Old Boys won the play-off 3–2 and therefore qualified for the finals, in which FC St. Gallen won their first championship title.

Daniel Hug (the teams most prominent, their best and their largest player) was named as team captain. Together with goalkeeper Hofer, the players Schorpp, Strauss, Pfeiffer, Thalmann und Hasler, Hug was one of many early national team players who came from the Basel team.


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Switzerland GK Paul Hofer
Switzerland DF Eugène Strauss
Switzerland MF Ernst-Alfred Thalmann
Switzerland FW Emil Hasler
Switzerland FW Daniel Hug (Captain)
Switzerland FW Dr. Siegfried Pfeiffer
Switzerland FW Rudolf Gossweiler (Gossweiler I)
Switzerland (?) Egli
Switzerland Percy Kaufmann
Switzerland A. Klein
No. Position Player
Switzerland Eduard Laubi
Switzerland P. Lozéron
Switzerland Paul Nosch
Switzerland Adolf Ramseier
Switzerland Hans Rietmann
Switzerland Alphonse Schorpp
Switzerland Ernst Stutz (Stutz I)
Switzerland Werner Stutz (Stutz II)
Switzerland Paul Thalmann (Thalmann III)
Artur Viehoff


Serie A[edit]

Central group league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Remarks
1 BSC Old Boys Basel 10 8 1 1 41 11 17 Play-off winners, finals
2 Young Boys Bern 10 8 1 1 37 14 17 Play-off
3 FC Basel 10 5 2 3 28 25 12
4 FC Bern 10 3 3 4 19 20 9
5 Floria Biel/Bienne 10 2 1 7 11 38 5
6 Fortuna Basel 10 0 0 10 4 32 0

Central group play-off[edit]

BSC Old Boys Basel 3 – 2 Young Boys Bern
? Goal ? Goal ? Goal Goal ? Goal ?

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