FC Zurichs Successful Junior Sections: Some Impressive Figures
Since the 2003/2004 season, 24 players from the club's junior teams have been promoted to the first team. Some of them have even established themselves abroad: Almen Abdi (Udinese Calcio), Blerim Dzemaili (SSC Napoli), Admir Mehmedi (Dynamo Kiev), Ricardo Rodriguez (VfL Wolfsburg), Adrian Nikci (Hannover 96). Other, even younger players are also about to make their breakthrough abroad: Martin Angha (Arsenal London), Cephas Malele (US Palermo), Joel Untersee (Juventus Turin).
Two players who won the U17 world championship title in 2009 are currently on our first team squad (Oliver Buff and André Caetano Gonçalves). Since 2007, our Reserves team has won the FIFA Youth Cup twice and has made it to the final three times. During the same period, the U15 team finished the NIKE Premier Cup in first place three times.