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FC Neunkirch is a Swiss women's association football club based in Neunkirch, a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen.[1][2][3] From 2007 the club was promoted in several consecutive seasons, reaching the top division Nationalliga A in 2013.[4] The club has an associated men's team who play in the lower leagues.

In 2016–17 the team won its first national title.[5]

History


The football club was founded in 1963. A women's team only started playing in the league system in 2006.[6] After four promotions in the next seven years the team reached the top level Nationalliga A.[6]

The team ended the 2013–14 season in fourth place, third in the next season, and finished runners-up to Zürich in 2015–16.

In 2015 FC Neunkirch reached the semi-final of the Swiss Women's Cup. The team was leading FC Basel 1–0 when they were reduced to 10 players after their goalkeeper was shown a red card after 16 minutes. They eventually lost 2–1.[7]

After ten out of ten wins in the 2016–17 season they stood in first place. The team received some criticism for their lack of youth teams and because only 4 players from a 21-woman squad were Swiss.[6] They finished the season as champions and also won the 2017 cup final.[8]

Days after winning the double, the club withdrew their team from the Nationalliga A.[9] Estimated costs of over €500,000 for the next season proved too much for the club.

Current squad


For details of current and former players, see Category:FC Neunkirch players.

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