1976–77 Nationalliga A

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Statistics of Swiss Super League in the 1976–77 season.

Overview[edit]

The Swiss Football Association had reformed the Swiss football league system that year, reducing the number of teams in the Nationalliga A from 14 to 12 and increasing the Nationalliga B teams from 14 to 16. The Nationalliga A season 1976–77 was contested by the first 11 teams from the 1975–76 season and the sole promoted team from Nationalliga B AC Bellinzona. The Nationalliga A was played in two stages. The qualification phase was played by all teams in a round robin and after completion was dived into two groups. The first six teams contended in the championship group (with half the obtained points as bonus) and the positions seventh to twelth contended the relegation group (also with half the obtained points as bonus). Servette FC Genève and Basel finished the qualification phase in first and second position with 35 and 33 points from 22 games and so entered the championship group with a bonus of 18 and 17. At the end of the championship phase these two teams were level on 29 points. Therefore they had to compete a play-off match for champions. This play-off was held at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern in front of 55,000 supporters. Basel won the match 2–1 and were awarded the championship.

The playout round ended with FC Winterthur and AC Bellinzona being relegated.

First stage[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Remarks
1 Servette FC Genève 22 14 7 1 68 27 35 To championship round
2 FC Basel 22 14 5 3 54 30 33 To championship round
3 FC Zürich 22 12 7 3 49 18 31 To championship round
4 Neuchâtel Xamax 22 10 7 5 37 27 27 To championship round
5 BSC Young Boys 22 8 9 5 37 34 25 To championship round
6 Grasshopper Club Zürich 22 7 8 7 41 28 22 To championship round
7 Lausanne Sports 22 8 6 8 39 31 22 To playout round
8 CS Chênois 22 6 8 8 29 39 20 To playout round
9 FC Sion 22 4 10 8 19 32 18 To playout round
10 FC St. Gallen 22 5 6 11 26 40 16 To playout round
11 AC Bellinzona 22 3 2 17 19 73 8 To playout round
12 FC Winterthur 22 1 5 16 19 58 7 To playout round

Second stage[edit]

Championship Group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts (B) Remarks
1 FC Basel 10 5 2 3 19 16 29 (17) Play-off match
2 Servette FC Genève 10 5 1 4 16 14 29 (18) Play-off match
3 FC Zürich 10 5 1 4 24 18 27 (16)
4 Grasshopper Club Zürich 10 5 2 3 15 10 23 (11)
5 Neuchâtel Xamax 10 3 1 6 14 18 21 (14)
6 BSC Young Boys 10 3 1 6 12 24 20 (13)

Playoff match[edit]


28 June 1977
Play-Off
Basel 2 – 1 Servette
Mundschin Goal 37'
von Wartburg Goal 75'
[ Report] Goal 30' Müller
Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Switzerland Ruedi Renggli

Playout Group[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts (B) Remarks
1 Lausanne Sports 10 7 3 0 24 7 28 (11)
2 CS Chênois 10 5 4 1 24 13 24 (10)
3 FC Sion 10 5 0 5 18 17 19 (9)
4 FC St. Gallen 10 3 2 5 18 19 16 (8)
5 FC Winterthur 10 3 3 4 11 14 13 (4) Relegated
6 AC Bellinzona 10 0 2 8 7 32 6 (4) Relegated

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