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2022/2023

Zurich

In


Cheick Conde (mid), transfer from Trinity Zlin, Ole Selnaes (mid), transfer from SZ FC, Ivan Santini (att), transfer from Al-Fateh, Jonathan Okita (att), transfer from NEC, Henri Koide (att), loan ended, Izer Aliu (mid), loan ended, Filip Frei (def), loan ended, Nils Reichmuth (mid), loan ended, Ilan Sauter (def), loan ended.

Out


Assan Ceesay (att) (k), transfer to Lecce, Ousmane Doumbia (mid) (k), transfer to Lugano, Blaz Kramer (att) (sp), transfer to Legia Warsaw, Moritz Leitner (mid) (sp), contract expired, Ante Coric (mid) (sp), loan ended, Henri Koide (att) (sp), loan to Neuchatel Xamax, Nils Reichmuth (mid) (sp), loan to FC Wil, Silvan Wallner (def) (sp), loan to FC Wil.

Franco Foda brought in as new manager to replace Andre Breitenreiter, who moved to TSG Hoffenheim. It’s an interesting call on their part as many Austrians believed that his defensive football at Euro 2020 actually held them back from achieving their true potential, and he was often accused of playing boring football. Breitenreiter was excellent tactically last season; that’s why FC Zurich won the title. Anything but that from Foda will make things very challenging because they don’t have as many match-winners as FC Basel or Young Boys Bern. Lost two key players pre-season; Doumbia and Ceesay. Doumbia was part of their elite midfield trio - Mascherano-Doumbia-Dzemaili - and will be sorely missed, even after the signing of Selnaes to replace him. Ceesay was their star striker, although it should be noted that goal-scoring had generally evaded him for a long time before that campaign so cashing in on him made sense. They’ve also lost backup striker Kramer too, and thus have brought in Santini to replace him, and Okita to replace Ceesay. On paper, the moves make sense but it’s a big gamble with Okita because if he doesn’t turn out to be a ruthless finisher, then it’s hard to see where their goals will come from. Tosin will contribute too, of course, but he’s already proven he’s not a consistent finisher. Importantly, key CB Omeragic has resumed training after a bad injury prematurely ended his last campaign. Ironically, that’s most likely all that stopped him from a big move abroad. Their defence should be more solid and reliable under Foda this season; no cause for concern there. They look a little lightweight when it comes to creativity in midfield though. Mascherano is amazing but, if he’s out, it’s difficult to see who will step up, especially after Coric and Leitner left and have not been replaced. It’s hard to imagine FC Zurich losing many games with this squad but it’s possible they’ll fall into the trap of not winning enough of them. That, fused with the pressure of being the reigning champions, may make this campaign really hard. A top three finish should still be on the agenda either way, but winning the title again looks like it might be a bridge too far right now. Key players: Mascherano, Dzemaili, Omeragic

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1-3

Season Review
2020/2021

№8: Zurich

Zurich had very difficult season that started with managerial change after only 3 rounds and then ended with awful slump in form that nearly proved fatal. In the end the Sky Blues were lucky to avoid finishing in the bottom 2. Single point and 8 goals conceded after just 3 games saw coach Ludovic Magnin sacked. Massimo Rizzo was signed as his replacement and this seemed to have worked as the new boss won his first 3 games in charge to shoot Zurich from last place into the top 4. The results remained pretty solid up until the end of January with Zurich never dropping out of the top 5 between rounds 4 and 15. Playmaker Marchesano played his best football during this spell, while the back line contributed with 6 clean sheets in 11 games. However, all season Zurich struggled in attack and neither of their main strikers Ceesay and Kramer impressed or found hot form at any point. This combined with series of injuries to defenders that destabilised the back line in 2021 saw Zurich falling into another slump from February onwards. Single win between rounds 21 and 31 (D3 L6) erased most of the lead over the bottom 2 and come May Zurich were hanging just a point above the relegation zone. This was when decisive character was shown and, despite still playing scrappy football, Zurich fought their way to home win over Lugano and 2 consecutive draws, which ended up being just about enough for survival. Coach Rizzo needs to work very hard in the summer months to restore the confidence in himself if Zurich want to avoid another early sacking of a manager next season. The Sky Blues also desperately need prolific goalscorer.


Player of the Season: Antonio Marchesano

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