2009–10 Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Season 2009–10
Champions Basel
(13th Swiss title)
Relegated Aarau
Champions League Basel
Young Boys
Europa League Grasshopper
Luzern
Lausanne-Sport (via domestic cup)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 602 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorer Seydou Doumbia (30)
Biggest home win Grasshoppers 7–0 Bellinzona
Biggest away win Bellinzona 1–7 YB
Highest scoring Luzern 4–5 Basel

The 2009–10 Swiss Super League is the 113th season of top-tier football in Switzerland. The competition is officially named AXPO Super League due to sponsoring purposes. It began on 11 July 2009 and will end in May 2010. FC Zürich were the defending champions. The title was won by FC Basel.[1][2]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Liechtenstein side FC Vaduz were relegated after finishing in 10th and last place in Swiss Super League 2008-09. They were replaced by Challenge League 2008–09 champions FC St. Gallen.

9th-placed FC Luzern and Challenge League runners-up FC Lugano competed in a two-legged relegation play-off after the end of the 2008–09 season. Lucerne won 5–1 aggregate and thus remained in Super League .

Stadia and locations[edit]

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Location of teams in the 2009–10 Swiss Super League
Club Location Stadium Capacity
FC Aarau Aarau Stadion Brügglifeld 9,249
FC Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 42,500
AC Bellinzona Bellinzona Stadio Comunale Bellinzona 8,740
Grasshopper Club Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 23,605
FC Luzern Luzern Stadion Allmend 13,000
Neuchâtel Xamax Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 12,000
FC Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 16,500
FC St. Gallen St. Gallen AFG Arena 19,694
BSC Young Boys Berne Wankdorf 31,783
FC Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 23,605

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Basel (C) 36 25 5 6 90 46 +44 80 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Young Boys 36 25 2 9 78 47 +31 77
3 Grasshopper 36 21 2 13 65 43 +22 65 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
4 Luzern 36 17 7 12 66 55 +11 58 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
5 Sion 36 14 9 13 63 57 +6 51
6 St. Gallen 36 13 7 16 53 56 −3 46
7 Zürich 36 12 9 15 55 58 −3 45
8 Neuchâtel Xamax 36 11 8 17 55 57 −2 41
9 Bellinzona (O) 36 7 4 25 42 92 −50 25 Relegation play-offs
10 Aarau (R) 36 6 5 25 32 88 −56 23 Relegation to Challenge League 2010-11

Source: axposuperleague.ch (German)
Rules for classification:
1 Basel, who have already qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League, played Challenge League side Lausanne-Sport in the 2009–10 Swiss Cup final. Basel have won the cup, thus 3rd-placed team will qualify for the play-off round and the 4th-placed team will be inserted into the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League and Lausanne-Sport will be inserted into the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

AC Bellinzona as 9th-placed team of the Super League played a two-legged play-off against Challenge League runners-up AC Lugano.

21 May 2010
20:15 CEST
AC Bellinzona 2 – 1 Lugano
Mihoubi Goal 27'
Feltscher Goal 90+1'
Report (Italian) Goal 70' Montandon
Red card 78' Preisig

24 May 2010
16:00 CEST
Lugano 0 – 0 AC Bellinzona
Report (Italian)
Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Claudio Circhetta

Results[edit]

Teams play each other four times in this league. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season.

First half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AAR BAS BEL GCZ LUZ NX SIO STG YB ZÜR
Aarau 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–4 0–4 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1
Basel 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 1–2 1–1
Bellinzona 4–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–5 1–7 3–2
Grasshopper 4–0 3–1 7–0 0–0 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–0
Luzern 6–0 4–5 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0
Neuchâtel Xamax 3–3 2–2 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 4–2 3–0 3–0
Sion 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–3
St. Gallen 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–3
Young Boys 4–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–0
Zürich 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–3 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3

Source: Swiss Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AAR BAS BEL GCZ LUZ NX SIO STG YB ZÜR
Aarau 0–3 6–3 1–4 1–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–5 1–3
Basel 2–1 4–0 1–2 5–0 3–0 4–3 3–2 4–0 4–1
Bellinzona 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 1–4
Grasshopper 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–0
Luzern 4–0 0–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 5–1 4–1
Neuchâtel Xamax 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–3 1–0 3–3
Sion 4–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–1 5–1 4–1 1–1
St. Gallen 2–2 2–4 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Young Boys 3–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Zürich 0–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2

Source: Swiss Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Updated on 16 May 2010; Source: Swiss Football League (German)

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Ivory Coast Seydou Doumbia BSC Young Boys 30
2 Switzerland Marco Streller FC Basel 21
Romania Cristian Florin Ianu FC Luzern 21
Belgium Émile Mpenza FC Sion 21
5 Switzerland Alexander Frei FC Basel 15
6 Switzerland Moreno Costanzo FC St. Gallen 14
Argentina Gonzalo Zarate Grasshopper Club Zürich 14
8 Australia Scott Chipperfield FC Basel 13
9 Nigeria Ideye Aide Brown Neuchâtel Xamax 12
Switzerland Valentin Stocker FC Basel 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basel snatch Swiss title from Young Boys". UEFA.com (UEFA). 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  2. ^ "FC Basel snatch Swiss title as Young Boys miss out again". Reuters (Thomson Reuters). 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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