2017–18 Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Season2017–18
ChampionsYoung Boys
12th title
RelegatedLausanne-Sport
Champions LeagueYoung Boys
Basel
Europa LeagueLuzern
Zürich
St. Gallen
Matches played180
Goals scored541 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorerAlbian Ajeti
(17 goals)[1]
Biggest home winYoung Boys 6–1 St. Gallen
Sion 7–2 Thun
Basel 6–1 Thun
Biggest away winGrasshopper 0–4 Young Boys
Young Boys 0–4 Thun
Lugano 0–4 Basel
Zürich 0–4 Grasshopper
St. Gallen 0–4 Lausanne-Sport
Highest scoringSion 7–2 Thun[2]
Longest winning runYoung Boys (8 games)
Longest unbeaten runYoung Boys (16 games)
Longest winless runLuzern (9 games)
Longest losing runSt. Gallen (7 games)
Highest attendance32,456
Basel 1–1 Young Boys[2]
(5 November 2017)
Total attendance2,012,599[3]
Average attendance11,181[3]

The 2017–18 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) was the 121st season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 15th under its current name and format. Basel were the defending champions. Young Boys won the title on 28 April 2018 after a 2–1 win against Luzern, with four games to spare. It was their first league title in 32 years, having last won the league in the 1985–1986 season, and their 12th league title overall. They also ended Basel's run of eight consecutive titles.

A total of 10 teams competed in the league: the 9 best teams from the 2016–17 season and the 2016–17 Swiss Challenge League champion Zürich. The season started on the weekend of 22–23 July 2017 and ended on 19 May 2018 with a break between 17 December 2017 and 2 February 2018.[4]

This season saw the introduction of changes in the way Swiss clubs may qualify for European competition; per new UEFA rules, the champions of the Swiss Super League now qualifies for the Champions League play-off round (previously directly to the Champions League group stage) and the runners-up now qualifies for the Champions League second qualifying round (previously to the third qualifying round). Qualification to Europa League spots for the third- and fourth-placed team remain unchanged.[5]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Basel Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Czech Republic Marek Suchý Adidas Novartis
Grasshopper Germany Thorsten Fink Australia Trent Sainsbury Puma Fromm
Lausanne-Sport England Alex Weaver Switzerland Alain Rochat Adidas Banque cantonale vaudoise
Lugano Spain Guillermo Abascal Uruguay Jonathan Sabbatini Acerbis AIL
Luzern Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Switzerland Claudio Lustenberger Adidas Otto’s
Sion Italy Maurizio Jacobacci Switzerland Kevin Fickentscher Erreà AFX Group
St. Gallen Netherlands Boro Kuzmanovic (caretaker) Democratic Republic of the Congo Nzuzi Toko Jako St.Galler Kantonalbank
Thun Switzerland Marc Schneider Switzerland Dennis Hediger Nike Panorama Center, Schneider Software AG
Young Boys Austria Adi Hütter Switzerland Steve von Bergen Nike Obi
Zürich Switzerland Ludovic Magnin Iceland Victor Pálsson Nike

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Basel Switzerland Urs Fischer End of contract 3 June 2017[14] Pre-season Switzerland Raphaël Wicky 3 June 2017[15]
Thun Switzerland Mauro Lustrinelli End of interim 3 June 2017 Switzerland Marc Schneider 3 June 2017[16]
Lugano Italy Paolo Tramezzani Mutual consent 7 June 2017[17] Switzerland Pierluigi Tami 12 June 2017[18]
Sion Switzerland Sébastien Fournier 15 June 2017 Italy Paolo Tramezzani 15 June 2017[19]
Grasshopper Argentina Carlos Bernegger Sacked 24 August 2017 9th Switzerland Murat Yakin 28 August 2017[20]
Sion Italy Paolo Tramezzani 22 October 2017[21] 7th Spain Gabri 24 October 2017[22]
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel 5 January 2018[23] 9th Switzerland Gerardo Seoane 9 January 2018[24]
Sion Spain Gabri 6 February 2018[25] 10th Italy Maurizio Jacobacci 12 February 2018[25]
Zürich Switzerland Uli Forte 20 February 2018[26] 3rd Switzerland Ludovic Magnin 20 February 2018[26]
Lugano Switzerland Pierluigi Tami 9 April 2018[27] 9th Spain Guillermo Abascal 10 April 2018[28]
Grasshopper Switzerland Murat Yakin 10 April 2018[29] 6th Switzerland Mathias Walther (caretaker) 10 April 2018[30]
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini 19 April 2018[31] 10th Switzerland Ilija Borenovic (caretaker) 20 April 2018[32]
Grasshopper Switzerland Mathias Walther (caretaker) End of interim 23 April 2018[33] 7th Germany Thorsten Fink 23 April 2018[33]
St. Gallen Switzerland Giorgio Contini Sacked 24 April 2018[34] 4th Netherlands Boro Kuzmanovic (caretaker) 24 April 2018[34]
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Ilija Borenovic (caretaker) End of interim 11 May 2018[35] 10th England Alex Weaver 11 May 2018[35]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Young Boys (C) 36 26 6 4 84 41 +43 84 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
2 Basel 36 20 9 7 72 36 +36 69 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Luzern 36 15 9 12 51 51 0 54 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round
4 Zürich 36 12 13 11 50 44 +6 49 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
5 St. Gallen 36 14 3 19 52 72 −20 45 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
6 Sion 36 11 9 16 53 56 −3 42
7 Thun 36 12 6 18 53 68 −15 42
8 Lugano 36 12 6 18 38 55 −17 42
9 Grasshopper 36 10 9 17 43 52 −9 39
10 Lausanne-Sport (R) 36 9 8 19 46 67 −21 35 Relegation to the Swiss Challenge League
Source: Swiss Super League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Draw.[36]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Zürich qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2017–18 Swiss Cup.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536
Young Boys111222111111111111111111111111111111
Basel954333344332222222222222222222222222
Luzern36644446789910891098997666544444333333
Zürich223111223223334333333344455555555444
St. Gallen642556532444445445456533333333444555
Sion435667756677891071010101010101010910101099999976
Thun88108789897887789878899991099777686797
Lugano79778569101010109107879774455678986878668
Grasshopper Club Zürich101091099875555553554645777766668767889
Lausanne-Sport578910101010896666666656888888781010101010101010
2018–19 UEFA Champions League play-off round
2018–19 Champions League second qualifying round
2018–19 Europa League third qualifying round
2018–19 Europa League second qualifying round
Relegation to 2018–19 Swiss Challenge League
Source: Swiss Football League

Note: If a team wins the Swiss Cup, they will qualify for the Europa League group stage, unless they have already qualified for the Champions League through league position. In this case, the Europa League group stage berth will be given to the third-placed team, and both Europa League qualifying round spots will be moved one step down, to 4th and 5th respectively.

Results[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Switzerland Simone Rapp Thun Lausanne-Sport 3–1 (A) 28 October 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenan Kodro Grasshopper Lugano 4–3 (H) 21 April 2018
Switzerland Michael Frey Zürich Sion 3–3 (H) 29 April 2018
Brazil Matheus Cunha Sion Thun 4–1 (A) 19 May 2018

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Discipline[edit]

[44]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Most yellow cards: 88
    • Lugano
  • Most red cards: 6
    • Lugano

Attendance[edit]

Team Played Total Average
Basel 18 465,426 25,859
Young Boys 18 395,512 21,973
St. Gallen 18 227,043 12,614
Zürich 18 193,073 10,726
Luzern 18 180,925 10,051
Sion 18 178,600 9,922
Grasshopper 18 126,300 7,017
Thun 18 106,335 5,908
Lausanne-Sport 18 71,931 3,996
Lugano 18 67,454 3,747
League total 180 2,012,599 11,181

Source: [3]

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