Meet the opposition: SC Freiburg

26th July 2018
Pre-season

Swansea City face SC Freiburg on Friday (4pm UK time) in the final game of their pre-season tour.

We find out a bit more about the German club.

Who are they?

SC Freiburg are a Bundesliga side who finished 15th in the German top flight last season.

They were promoted to the highest level for the first time in 1993 and dropped back down four years later, but Freiburg have become known for their ability to bounce back.

Their most recent relegation was in 2015 – but they won promotion just 12 months later.

Freiburg’s best Bundesliga season was 1994-95, when they finished third behind Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen.

Where do they play?

Freiburg play at the 24,000-capacity Schwarzwald-Stadion, their home since the 1950s, but their game against the Swans will be at the picturesque Velly Arena.

Who is the boss?

Christian Streich, who is a former Freiburg midfielder. He began his coaching career in the club’s youth set-up before moving through the ranks to become the main man back in 2011.

Anything else to mention?

Joachim Low, Germany’s national coach, is Freiburg’s all-time leading goalscorer. Ex-Newcastle frontman Papiss Cisse is another Freiburg old boy.