Young Boys

Founded In
Bern, Switzerland

Young Boys

About Young Boys

Berner Sport Club Young Boys, usually known more simply as Young Boys, was first established in March 1898. Based in Switzerland's capital city, Bern, the football team is part of a wider sports club, which also competes in bowling and women's hockey. Historically, Young Boys have been amongst the most successful football clubs in the country, achieving success at domestic level and representing Switzerland in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. Their historical rivals include FC Bern and FC Thun.

Upon foundation, the club took little time to establish itself and enjoyed huge success in the early portion of the 20th century. A league title win in 1903 was soon followed by a hattrick of championship wins in 1909, 1910 and 1911. An additional two titles were claimed in 1920 and 1929. 

After Swiss football became professionalised, Young Boys continued to compete for the country's major honours. In the professional era, Young Boys have won five Swiss Super League titles, taking their total number of Swiss titles to 11. This currently ranks them as the fifth most successful Swiss club of the professional era. Further success has come in the shape of domestic cup competitions. Young Boys have lifted the Swiss Cup six times, with their most recent win coming in 1987. In 1974, the team won the Coppa delle Alpi and two years later, they won the Swiss League Cup. In 1958–59, Young Boys reached the semi finals of the European Cup, which remains their best continental performance to date.

Some of the most notable footballers to have represented Young Boys over the years include Piotr Nowak, Andrés Escobar, Hakan Yakin, 

The team play their home games at the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf. The venue is one of the largest all-seater stadiums in the country and holds up to 32,000 spectators for the club's matches.