2000–01 Swiss Football League

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Nationalliga A
Season 2000–01
Champions Grasshopper Club
26th title
Relegated Yverdon Sport
Top goalscorer Stéphane Chapuisat (21)
Christian Giménez (21)

The 2000–01 season Swiss Football League contains two divisions, the Swiss Super League, at the time called Nationalliga A, and the Swiss Challenge League, at the time called Nationalliga B (in French: Ligue Nationale A/B and Italian: Lega Nazionale A/B). At the end of the season, Nationalliga A held its own championship playoffs, and Nationalliga B held its own relegation playoffs. Additionally, the last 4 teams from A and top 4 teams from B held a relegation/promotion playoff.

Nationalliga A[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Qualification Round to the League season 2000–01 was contested by twelve teams. The first eight teams of the regular season (or Qualification) then competed in the Championship Playoff Round. The teams in the ninth to twelfth positions completed with the top four teams of the Nationalliga B in a Nationalliga A/B Playoff round. The regular season (Grunddurchgang) started on 15 July and ended on 10 December. At the end of the season Grasshopper Club Zürich won the championship.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lugano 22 12 6 4 33 16 +17 42
2 St. Gallen 22 11 7 4 43 18 +25 40
3 Grasshopper Club Zürich 22 11 3 8 46 25 +21 36
4 Lausanne-Sport 22 11 2 9 37 34 +3 35
5 Basel 22 10 4 8 42 36 +6 34
6 Servette 22 9 6 7 34 26 +8 33
7 Sion 22 9 5 8 27 31 −4 32
8 Zürich 22 8 7 7 36 29 +7 31
9 Aarau 22 6 6 10 31 43 −12 24
10 Yverdon-Sport 22 5 6 11 27 43 −16 21
11 Neuchâtel Xamax 22 6 2 14 21 53 −32 20
12 Luzern 22 5 4 13 27 50 −23 19

Source: RSSSF
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.

Champion playoffs[edit]

The first eight teams of the regular season (or Qualification) competed in the Championship Playoff Round. They took half of the points (rounded up to complete units) gained in the Qualification as Bonus with them.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Grasshopper Club Zürich (C) 14 8 4 2 29 14 +15 46 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Lugano 14 5 5 4 24 19 +5 41 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 St. Gallen 14 6 2 6 23 28 −5 40 2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Basel 14 4 8 2 18 16 +2 37 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
5 Servette 14 5 5 4 26 19 +7 37 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round 1
6 Lausanne-Sport 14 4 3 7 15 27 −12 33 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
7 Sion 14 4 4 6 16 22 −6 32
8 Zürich 14 3 3 8 12 18 −6 28

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1As Swiss Cup 2000–01 winner.
(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.

Nationalliga B[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Young Boys 22 13 6 3 42 20 +22 45
2 Wil 22 14 3 5 47 28 +19 45
3 Winterthur 22 11 8 3 41 21 +20 41
4 Bellinzona 22 11 5 6 40 27 +13 38
5 Thun 22 10 5 7 46 39 +7 35
6 Delémont 22 9 4 9 43 39 +4 31
7 Kriens 22 7 4 11 29 37 −8 25
8 Locarno 22 6 6 10 28 41 −13 24
9 Wangen b.O. 22 5 7 10 26 38 −12 22
10 Baden 22 5 5 12 23 40 −17 20
11 Étoile Carouge 22 3 9 10 25 36 −11 18
12 Solothurn 22 4 6 12 16 40 −24 18

Source: RSSSF
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.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

Each team was awarded half of the points from the regular season.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
5 Delémont 14 6 5 3 24 20 +4 39
6 Thun 14 5 4 5 24 21 +3 37
7 Kriens 14 5 5 4 12 13 −1 33
8 Baden 14 6 4 4 31 22 +9 32
9 Locarno 14 5 4 5 17 24 −7 31
10 Étoile Carouge 14 3 10 1 16 12 +4 28
11 Wangen b.O. (R) 14 5 1 8 24 32 −8 27
12 Solothurn (R) 14 1 7 6 22 26 −4 19

Source: RSSSF
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.

Nationalliga A/B playoffs[edit]

The teams in the ninth to twelfth positions in Nationalliga A competed with the top four teams of Nationalliga B in a Nationalliga A/B Playoff round.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Neuchâtel Xamax 14 7 6 1 24 16 +8 27
2 Aarau 14 7 3 4 23 15 +8 24
3 Luzern 14 7 3 4 24 18 +6 24
4 Young Boys (P) 14 7 3 4 17 14 +3 24
5 Yverdon-Sport (R) 14 4 7 3 23 20 +3 19
6 Winterthur 14 5 2 7 18 21 −3 17
7 Wil 14 2 5 7 17 22 −5 11
8 Bellinzona 14 1 3 10 8 28 −20 6

Source: RSSSF
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]

Home ╲ Away AAR BEL LUZ NX WIL WIN YB YS
Aarau 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Bellinzona 1–6 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–1
Luzern 3–0 2–0 2–3 4–0 2–3 1–0 4–3
Neuchâtel Xamax 3–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Wil 2–3 5–0 0–0 2–4 1–3 0–0 1–1
Winterthur 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–4 2–1 0–1
Young Boys 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2
Yverdon-Sport 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 4–2

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

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