1904–05 FC Basel season

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FC Basel
1904–05 season
Chairman Switzerland Ernst-Alfred Thalmann
First team coach unknown
Ground Landhof, Basel
Serie A Central group 4th

The FC Basel 1904–05 season was their twelfth season in their existence. The club's chairman was Ernst-Alfred Thalmann, who was chairman for the second consecutive year. FC Basel played their home games in the Landhof in the Quarter Kleinbasel.

Overview[edit]

Daniel Hug was team captain. The Swiss Serie A season 1904–05 was divided into three regional groups, east, central and west. Basel were allocated to the central group together with the Young Boys, FC Bern, Weissenbühl Bern and Old Boys Basel. This season was a sportingly very disappointing season. There were just two victories from eight games, both times against Weissenbühl Bern, the other six games all ended in defeats. Basel landed in second last position in the group table, scoring 18 and conceding 20 goals.

In the central group Young Boys Bern and the Old Boys Basel ended the season level on points as they did the year before and so a play-off match was arranged. This time the Young Boys won the play-off with 2–1 and therefore they qualified for the finals (see also foot note below).

Players[edit]

Definite squad members

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

No. Position Player
Switzerland FW Emil Hasler
Switzerland FW Dr. Siegfried Pfeiffer
No. Position Player
Switzerland FW Daniel Hug (Captain)
Switzerland P. Lozéron
Probable squad members

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 Rudolf Gossweiler (Gossweiler I)
Switzerland Percy Kaufmann
Switzerland A. Klein
Switzerland Eduard Laubi
No. Position Player
Switzerland Paul Nosch
Switzerland Adolf Ramseier
Switzerland Ernst Stutz (Stutz I)
Switzerland Werner Stutz (Stutz II)
Switzerland Paul Thalmann (Thalmann III)
Artur Viehoff

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Central group league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Remarks
1 Young Boys Bern 8 6 1 1 35 10 13 Play-off winners, finals
2 BSC Old Boys Basel 8 6 1 1 27 5 13 Play-off
3 FC Bern 8 4 2 2 14 12 10
4 FC Basel 8 2 0 6 18 20 4
5 Weissenbühl Bern 8 0 0 8 5 52 0

NB: the match FC Basel - Young Boys Bern ended with the final score 3-4. Falsely, however, the result was originally reported as a 4-4 draw. Thus Old Boys would have finished in first position and were nominated as participants for the finals. After the mistake was noticed the W-D-L records and points totals in the league table were corrected and the necessary play-off match was arranged. However, the total goals remained without modification and consequently this leads to the fact that most older sources list the goal records for Young Boys and FC Basel as 35-11 and 19-20 respectively. Obviously this is arithmetically incorrect.

Play-off[edit]


Young Boys Bern 2 – 1 Old Boys Basel
? Goal ? Goal Goal ?

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