2013–14 Swiss Challenge League

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Swiss Challenge League
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Season 2013–14
Champions Vaduz
Promoted Vaduz
Relegated Locarno
Matches played 180
Goals scored 520 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Patrick Rossini
(22 goals)
Biggest home win Biel-Bienne 6–2 Wohlen
Vaduz 4–0 Winterthur
Biggest away win Locarno 1–4 Winterthur
0–3 7 games
Highest scoring Wil 6–3 Winterthur

The 2013-14 Brack.ch Challenge League is the 11th season of the Brack.ch Challenge League, the second tier in the Swiss football pyramid. It began on 13 July 2013[1] and will end on 18 May 2014.

Participating Teams[edit]

2012–13 Challenge League champions Aarau were promoted to the 2013–14 Super League. Bellinzona, due to financial irregularities, was ultimately relegated at the end of the season and later dissolved. Locarno was spared from relegation.

The bottom five teams – Stade Nyonnais, Étoile Carouge, Delémont, Kriens and Brühl – were relegated to the newly formed 1. Liga Promotion. No teams replaced them due to the Challenge League being reduced from 16 to 10 teams.

Locations of clubs in the 2013–14 Challenge League
Team Coach Stadium Capacity
FC Biel-Bienne Hans-Peter Zaugg Stadion Gurzelen 3,000
FC Chiasso Ryszard Komornicki Stadio Communale 11,168
FC Locarno Stefano Maccoppi Stadio Lido 6,600
FC Lugano Sandro Salvioni Stadio Cornaredo 6,900
FC Schaffhausen1 Maurizio Jacobacci Stadion Breite 7,300
Servette FC2 Jean-Michel Aeby Stade de Genève 30,000
FC Vaduz Giorgio Contini Rheinpark Stadion 6,078
FC Winterthur Boro Kuzmanovic Schützenwiese 8,500
FC Wil 1900 Axel Thoma Sportpark Bergholz 6,000
FC Wohlen David Sesa Niedermatten 3,624

1 Promoted from the 1. Liga Promotion

2 Relegated from the Raiffeisen Super League [2]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vaduz (C) (P) 36 21 10 5 71 34 +37 73 Promotion to 2014–15 Swiss Super League
2 Lugano 36 19 7 10 55 46 +9 64
3 Wil 36 18 9 9 74 45 +29 63
4 Schaffhausen 36 18 8 10 57 40 +17 62
5 Servette 36 18 7 11 49 48 +1 61
6 Winterthur 36 11 9 16 45 50 −5 42
7 Biel-Bienne 36 9 10 17 56 68 −12 37
8 Chiasso 36 7 12 17 35 52 −17 33
9 Wohlen 36 7 11 18 47 67 −20 32
10 Locarno 36 5 11 20 31 70 −39 26 Relegation to 2014–15 Swiss 1. Ligue Promotion

Updated to games played on 18 May 2014.
Source: Swiss Challenge League (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Results[edit]

Teams played each other twice over the course of the season, home and away, for a total of 36 matches per team.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Switzerland Patrick Rossini Schaffhausen 22
2 Portugal João Paiva Wohlen 16
3 Switzerland Marco Aratore Winterthur 14
4 Switzerland Gianluca Frontino Schaffhausen 13
5 Switzerland Ivan Audino Wil 12
Austria Manuel Sutter Vaduz 12
6 Germany Markus Neumayr Vaduz 11
North Korea Pak Kwang-Ryong Vaduz 11
Switzerland Igor Tadić Servette 11
France Geoffrey Tréand Servette 11

Source:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge League - Results and fixtures". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Klubs - Brack.ch Challenge League". Swiss Football League. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Torschützenkönige ab 2004/05 Challenge League Archiv Statistik". Swiss Super League (in German). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Summary - Challenge League - Switzerland". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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