Swiss club Young Boys became a name that was widely mentioned this week, after their success in winning over Manchester United in the 2021/22 Champions League group stage.
Meeting in Group F, Young Boys who were left behind first were able to show their mental strength to turn things around and achieve a dramatic victory with a score of 2-1.
The 90MiN Editor summarizes five things you need to know about Young Boys.
This is not the first time Young Boys has managed to surprise the public by winning over a bigger club. In 2018 they managed to win over Juventus in the group stage with a narrow score of 2-1.
Despite losing in terms of possession and being continuously beaten by Juventus’ attacking line, Young Boys was able to hold on not to concede more than one goal in that match.
Young Boys has recently shown a significant increase in performance. They are no longer a club that only cheers up in European competition, but is also able to provide strong resistance against more famous teams.
Last season, Young Boys managed to qualify from the group stage in the Europa League. They even managed to win against Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 32 and qualify for the round of 16.
Unfortunately in the round of 16, they failed to beat Ajax Amsterdam.
Tord Grip is the name of the coach who became part of the history of Young Boys. The 83-year-old figure has handled the Young Boys team in 1988-90 and 1997. Uniquely, this coach has also handled the U23 Indonesian national team in 1995-96.
He coached the U23 Indonesian National Team which consisted of star players such as Aples Tecuari, Kurniawan Dwi Julianto, Anang Ma’ruf, and Bima Sakti.
The Young Boys team is currently handled by David Wagner, and the name is familiar, especially for English football lovers. He was the man who managed the Huddersfield team from 2015 to 2019.
He is the one who managed to bring Huddersfield to promotion to the Premier League in 2017. This is what made the management recruit him.
Young Boys is one of the most successful clubs in Swiss football competition. They have won the Swiss Super League 15 times.
Only three clubs have won more than them in the competition, they are Servette, Basel and Grasshopper.