Fixtures

Switzerland Challenge League 07/20 16:00 1 AC Bellinzona vs Wil 1900 - View
Switzerland Challenge League 07/26 17:30 2 Stade Nyonnais vs AC Bellinzona - View
Switzerland Challenge League 08/03 16:00 3 AC Bellinzona vs Etoile Carouge - View
Switzerland Challenge League 08/09 18:15 4 Neuchatel Xamax vs AC Bellinzona - View
Switzerland Cup 08/16 17:00 6 Kriens vs AC Bellinzona - View
Switzerland Challenge League 08/24 16:00 5 AC Bellinzona vs FC Schaffhausen - View

Results

Europe Friendlies 07/10 14:00 - Basel v AC Bellinzona L 4-0
Europe Friendlies 07/06 12:00 - FC Collina d'Oro v AC Bellinzona W 0-3
Europe Friendlies 07/03 15:30 - Lugano v AC Bellinzona L 5-1
Switzerland Challenge League 05/20 12:15 36 [3] FC Vaduz v AC Bellinzona [7] D 2-2
Switzerland Challenge League 05/17 18:15 35 [7] AC Bellinzona v FC Sion [1] L 0-2
Switzerland Challenge League 05/09 16:00 34 [6] Stade Nyonnais v AC Bellinzona [8] W 1-3
Switzerland Challenge League 05/03 17:30 33 [8] AC Bellinzona v Neuchatel Xamax [5] L 1-2
Switzerland Challenge League 04/26 18:15 32 [3] Aarau v AC Bellinzona [8] W 0-2
Switzerland Challenge League 04/23 17:30 31 [8] AC Bellinzona v FC Schaffhausen [9] D 1-1
Switzerland Challenge League 04/19 18:00 30 [9] AC Bellinzona v FC Baden [10] W 4-0
Switzerland Challenge League 04/13 16:00 29 [2] FC Thun v AC Bellinzona [9] L 1-0
Switzerland Challenge League 04/06 16:00 28 [6] Wil 1900 v AC Bellinzona [8] L 4-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 43 21 22
Wins 13 5 8
Draws 12 7 5
Losses 18 9 9
Goals for 48 19 29
Goals against 60 26 34
Clean sheets 14 8 6
Failed to score 17 11 6

Wikipedia - AC Bellinzona

AC Bellinzona is a Swiss football club based in Bellinzona. It was founded in 1904, and won the Swiss Super League in 1948. After being folded in 2013 declaring bankruptcy, the team played the Ticino Group of 2.Liga, the sixth tier of the Swiss Football League System in 2014–15 season. After winning it and the 1. Liga Classic, Bellinzona is promoted to 1. Liga Promotion. They currently play in the Swiss Challenge League, the second tier of Swiss football.

History

Chart of AC Bellinzona table positions in the Swiss football league system

Because Bellinzona is an Italian-speaking region, many of Italy's Serie A clubs have loaned youth players to the club to get first team experience.

Bellinzona was promoted to the Swiss Super League after beating St. Gallen 5–2 on aggregate in the relegation play-off following the 2007–2008 season. Bellinzona played at the top level in the 2008–2009 season for the first time since the 1989–90 season. As finalists in the Swiss Cup, the team also qualified for the 08-09 UEFA Cup where it beat Ararat Yerevan of Armenia in the 1st qualifying round. Then they knocked-out Ukrainian FC Dnipro on away goal rule (2:3 in Dnipropetrovsk, and 2:1 home victory, 4:4 aggregate). In third qualifying round they faced Galatasaray losing both games 3:4 at home ground and 1:2 in Istanbul.

In 2013 before the 2013–14 season of 1. Liga Promotion the club was declared bankrupt. After staying one season playing only at young divisions, the club went back to professional football, joining the 2014–15 2.Liga. After two years in 1. Liga Classic, the club finished first in 2018 and was promoted to the 1. Liga Promotion for the 2018–19 season.

In the 2021–22 Swiss Promotion League, Bellinzona reached second place during the regular season. In the promotion round, they were able eke out a first-place finish ahead of FC Breitenrain to gain promotion to the Swiss Challenge League. As Breitenrain withdrew their license request, Bellinzona would have been promoted even had they not won the season.

Their return to the Challenge League was a season of ups, such as a 5–1 home victory to FC Wil, and downs, such as a 0–6 home defeat to Stade Lausanne-Ouchy on the last matchday, which saw the team finish in ninth place (out of ten). Following a 3–2 victory against Wil on matchday 33, the team was secured from relegation. Another sign of the unsettled season was the number of changes in the coaching staff. David Sesa, who had joined in the pre-season, resigned after only two months at the helm. Baldassare Raineri took over the team in September, before being terminated in the winter break and his replacement Stefano Maccioppi was terminated at the end of March 2023. Counting interim coach Fernando Cocimano, who took over coaching duties between Sesa and Raineri and again after Maccoppi until the end of the season, the team had four different coaches throughout the season.

AC Bellinzona is a professional soccer team based in Bellinzona, Switzerland. The team was founded in 1904 and has a rich history in Swiss football. They currently compete in the Swiss Challenge League, the second tier of Swiss football.

AC Bellinzona has a strong fan base and a reputation for playing attractive, attacking football. The team's colors are red and white, and they play their home matches at the Stadio Comunale Bellinzona.

Over the years, AC Bellinzona has produced talented players who have gone on to have successful careers in Swiss and international football. The team has also had success in domestic competitions, winning several Swiss Cup titles.

AC Bellinzona is known for its passionate supporters, who create a vibrant atmosphere at home matches. The team has a proud tradition and is always striving to achieve success on the pitch.