1981–82 Nationalliga A

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National League A
Season 1981–82
Champions Grasshopper (18th title)
Relegated Nordstern Basel
Chiasso
European Cup Grasshopper
Cup Winners' Cup Sion
UEFA Cup Servette
Zürich
Matches played 240
Goals scored 772 (3.22 per match)
Top goalscorer Claudio Sulser (23)

The 1981–82 National League A (German: Nationalliga A, French: Ligue Nationale A, Italian: Lega Nazionale A) was the 51st season of the top level association football competition in Switzerland since the establishment of the national league in 1931. Grasshopper, led by Timo Konietzka, won their 18th national title three points ahead of Servette and previous season's champions and cross-town rivals Zürich.

National League A[edit]

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Grasshopper Club Zürich won the championship.

The league championship format was expanded from the 1980–81 season to include sixteen teams, including 13 clubs from the previous season and three sides promoted from the 1980–81 Nationalliga A. The league was contested in a double round robin format, with each club playing every other club twice, for a total of 30 rounds. Two points were awarded for wins and one point for draws.

Locations of teams' home cities in the 1981–82 Swiss Football Championship
Team Town Canton Position
in 1980–81
FC Aarau Aarau  Aargau 0152nd in National League B
FC Basel Basel  Basel-Stadt 0066th
AC Bellinzona Bellinzona  Ticino 01212th
FC Bulle Bulle  Fribourg 0163rd in National League B
FC Chiasso Chiasso  Ticino 01313th
Grasshopper Zürich  Zürich 0022nd
FC Lausanne-Sports Lausanne  Vaud 0055th
FC Luzern Lucerne  Lucerne 0099th
Neuchâtel Xamax Neuchâtel  Neuchâtel 0033rd
Nordstern Basel Basel  Basel-Stadt 01111th
FC St. Gallen St. Gallen  St. Gallen 01010th
Servette Geneva  Geneva 0077th
FC Sion Sion  Valais 0088th
FC Vevey-Sports Vevey  Vaud 0141st in National League B
Young Boys Bern  Bern 0044th
FC Zürich Zürich  Zürich 0011st

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Grasshopper Club Zürich 30 21 7 2 72 24 +48 49 1982–83 European Cup
2 Servette 30 20 6 4 76 32 +44 46 1982–83 UEFA Cup
3 Zürich 30 18 10 2 62 25 +37 46
4 Neuchâtel Xamax 30 18 9 3 67 30 +37 45
5 Young Boys 30 15 9 6 52 40 +12 39
6 Sion 30 12 7 11 51 46 +5 31 01982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup0
7 Aarau 30 10 8 12 51 55 −4 28
8 Basel 30 11 6 13 47 51 −4 28
9 Luzern 30 10 7 13 54 59 −5 27
10 St. Gallen 30 10 5 15 40 45 −5 25
11 Vevey-Sports 30 6 11 13 44 57 −13 23
12 Bellinzona 30 7 7 16 34 66 −32 21
13 Lausanne-Sport 30 6 8 16 39 52 −13 20
14 Bulle 30 5 9 16 29 58 −29 19
15 Nordstern Basel 30 6 5 19 29 69 −40 17 01982–83 Nationalliga B0
16 Chiasso 30 4 8 18 25 63 −38 16

Source: rsssf.com
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.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Nat. Club Goals
1 Claudio Sulser   SUI Grasshopper 22
2 Marc Schnyder   SUI Servette 16
3 Jean-Paul Brigger   SUI Sion 15
Lucien Favre   SUI Servette 15
Angelo Elia   SUI Servette 15
6 Walter Seiler   SUI Zürich 14
Roger Hegi   SUI Aarau 14
8 Ottmar Hitzfeld  FRG Luzern 13
9 Franz Peterhans   SUI Young Boys 12
Peter Risi   SUI Luzern 12
Don Givens  IRL Neuchâtel Xamax 12
Walter Pellegrini   SUI Neuchâtel Xamax 12
13 Jurica Jerković  YUG Zürich 11
Alfred Herberth  FRG Aarau 11
Georges Bregy   SUI Sion 11
16 Hans-Peter Zwicker   SUI Zürich 10
Mustapha Yaghcha  MAR Servette 10
Gerhard Ritter  AUT St. Gallen 10
Claude Andrey   SUI Neuchâtel Xamax 10

National League B[edit]

National League B
Season 1981–82
Promoted Winterthur
Wettingen
Relegated Aurore
Altstätten
Frauenfield
Matches played 240
Goals scored 721 (3 per match)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Winterthur (P) 30 19 7 4 65 26 +39 45 1982–83 National League A
2 Wettingen (P) 30 17 10 3 60 29 +31 44
3 Chênois 30 16 8 6 52 30 +22 40
4 Chaux-de-Fonds 30 14 9 7 64 36 +28 37
5 Grenchen 30 11 12 7 46 34 +12 34
6 Mendrisiostar 30 14 6 10 45 53 −8 34
7 Lugano 30 11 9 10 55 49 +6 31
8 Locarno 30 11 8 11 54 40 +14 30
9 Biel-Bienne 30 8 14 8 51 47 +4 30
10 Bern 30 9 8 13 45 57 −12 26
11 Ibach 30 6 13 11 36 47 −11 25
12 Fribourg 30 7 10 13 37 47 −10 24
13 Monthey 30 8 7 15 34 47 −13 23
14 Aurore (R) 30 7 8 15 26 64 −38 22 01982–83 1. Liga0
15 Altstätten (R) 30 4 12 14 25 56 −31 20
16 Frauenfeld (R) 30 3 9 18 26 59 −33 15

Source: rsssf.com
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.

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