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The Red and White team (official colors of FC Sion and Valais by the way) was founded in 1909. The first match was held at the Planta Square against Aigle (Vaud) and the local team won by 3 vs 2!
In 1962, Sion was promoted to the Swiss League (LNA or Super League) and won for the fist time the Swiss Cup in 1965.
Since 1968, the team played at home in the Tourbillon stadium (capacity of 16'500) located in the East area of Sion. Our local football team play an important role to unify all regions from our state (German part and French part).
The club became a legend by winning 10 times the Swiss Cup (1965, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006 , to be continued ;-)
In 2003, after financial problems, FC Sion was relegated in the second division, but after 3 years the club became again a major team. In 2006, the FC Sion becomes the first club of the second division to gain the Swiss Cup. Sion is back and for a long time!
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