Wednesday, 5 May 2010

SC Young Fellows Juventus (Switzerland)

In a country famous for its fabulous team names, Sportclub Young Fellows Juventus is among the finest. Currently playing in the third tier of Swiss football, this Zürich based side were formed in 1992, after the merger of the much older and historic local sides Young Fellows Zürich (founded in 1903) and Società Calcistica Italiana Juventus Zurigo (founded in 1922). So despite what seems like a right mouthful of a name, it seems like they got away with it lightly!

Their biggest achievement was when they won the Schweizer Cup (as Young Fellows) in 1936, and until last season's relegation they had been plying their trade in the Dosenbach Challenge League, the second level of national football in the country. 

Their Stadion Utogrund home, with its unusual, wave-shaped stand running down one whole length of the ground, can hold 2850 happy punters, and it only costs a measly eight quid to get in. So they're definitely worth a visit if ever you're in town - despite the vast and unfriendly running track that loops around the pitch. But the best thing of all about this cosy little club is that they're sponsored by a pizza restaurant - the rather tasty looking Pizzeria Sorriso. The after match meals for this mob have just got to be good!

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