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FC Winterthur v FC Zürich 1897

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This picture shows the first match played at Winterthur's Schützenwiese ground on 24.10.97. The visitors were FC Zürich.FC Winterthur won 2-0 with goals from  Spinzio and Notz.
FC Winterthur

FC Zürich

Arthur Fink

Machwürth

Louis Rossi

Willy Imhoof ©

Heinrich

Wettstein

Paul Heubi

Keller

Sidney Jacobs ©

Heinrich Escher

Emil Moser

Staub

Balli (FC St. Gallen)

Mädler

Masterman

K. Meier

Notz (Lausanne)

Hans Enderli

Alfred Spinzio

Wiederkehr

Rudolf Soldati

Kram


Both clubs were formed in 1896. The Swiss Football Association was founded in 1895.
Serie A was first contested in 1898 following an unofficial championship in 1897.
The teams that  featured in the 1897 tournament were: 
Grasshopper Zürich 
FC Zürich
Villa Longchamp Lausanne
FC Yverdon
Lausanne FC et CC
Maison Neuve Vevey
Villa d'Ouchy (Lausanne)
Château de Lancy (Geneve)
Racing Club de Geneve
La Châtelaine Geneve




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