2018–19 Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Season 2018–19
Matches played 30
Goals scored 101 (3.37 per match)
Top goalscorer Cedric Itten
Christian Fassnacht
Guillaume Hoarau
Pascal Schürpf
Dejan Sorgic
(4 goals each)[1]
Biggest home win Young Boys 4–0 Zürich
Biggest away win Xamax 1–5 Thun
Highest scoring Young Boys 5–2 Xamax[2]
Longest winning run Young Boys (6 games)
Longest unbeaten run Young Boys (6 games)
Longest winless run Xamax (5 games)
Longest losing run Xamax (4 games)
Highest attendance 26,117
Basel 1–1 Thun
[2]
(2 September 2018)
Total attendance 365,349[3]
Average attendance 12,178[3]
2019–20 →
All statistics correct as of 2 September 2018.

The 2018–19 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) is the 122nd season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 16th under its current name and format.

A total of 10 teams compete in the league: the 9 best teams from the 2017–18 season and the 2017–18 Swiss Challenge League champion Xamax. The season started on the weekend of 21–22 July 2018 and is scheduled to end on 25 May 2019 with a break between 15 December 2018 and 2 February 2019.[4]

In May 2018, the Swiss Football League voted in favor of reintroducing the relegation play-offs, starting from the 2018–19 season. At the end of the season, the 9th-placed team of the Swiss Super League will face the 2nd-placed team of the Swiss Challenge League in a two-legged play-off to determine which of the two will compete in the Super League the following season.[5]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of the 2018–19 Swiss Super League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 37,994[6]
Grasshopper Zürich Letzigrund 26,104[7]
Xamax Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 11,997[8]
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 6,390[9]
Luzern Lucerne Swissporarena 16,490[10]
Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 14,283[11]
St. Gallen St. Gallen kybunpark 19,456[12]
Thun Thun Stockhorn Arena 10,014[12]
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,789[13]
Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 26,104[14]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Basel Switzerland Marcel Koller Czech Republic Marek Suchý Adidas Novartis
Grasshopper Germany Thorsten Fink Iceland Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson Puma Fromm
Lugano Spain Guillermo Abascal Uruguay Jonathan Sabbatini Acerbis AIL
Luzern Switzerland René Weiler Switzerland Claudio Lustenberger Adidas Otto’s
Sion Italy Maurizio Jacobacci Switzerland Kevin Fickentscher Erreà Capital Markets Consulting
St. Gallen Germany Peter Zeidler Switzerland Silvan Hefti Jako St.Galler Kantonalbank
Thun Switzerland Marc Schneider Switzerland Dennis Hediger Nike Panorama Center, Schneider Software AG
Xamax Switzerland Michel Decastel Switzerland Laurent Walthert Erima Groupe E, Banque cantonale neuchâteloise
Young Boys Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Switzerland Steve von Bergen Nike Obi
Zürich Switzerland Ludovic Magnin Iceland Victor Pálsson Nike n/a

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
St. Gallen Netherlands Boro Kuzmanovic End of interim 15 May 2018 Pre-season Germany Peter Zeidler 15 May 2018[15]
Young Boys Austria Adi Hütter Signed by Eintracht Frankfurt 16 May 2018[16] Switzerland Gerardo Seoane 1 June 2018[17]
Luzern Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Signed by Young Boys 1 June 2018[17] Switzerland René Weiler 21 June 2018[18]
Basel Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Sacked 26 July 2018 6th Switzerland Alex Frei (interim) 26 July 2018[19]
Switzerland Alex Frei End of interim 2 August 2018 8th Switzerland Marcel Koller 2 August 2018[20]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Young Boys 6 6 0 0 19 4 +15 18 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
2 St. Gallen 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Basel 6 2 3 1 11 9 +2 9 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round
4 Luzern 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
5 Thun 6 2 2 2 12 9 +3 8
6 Lugano 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
7 Zürich 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8
8 Sion 6 2 0 4 11 12 −1 6
9 Grasshopper 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 4 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Xamax 6 1 1 4 8 17 −9 4 Relegation to the Swiss Challenge League
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. 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.[21]

Results[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Basel 76,039 25,648 25,078 25,346 −2.0%
2 Young Boys 64,434 22,827 20,238 21,478 −2.3%
4 St. Gallen 34,610 12,076 11,262 11,537 −8.5%
5 Zürich 34,120 13,162 9,310 11,373 +6.0%
3 Grasshopper 20,600 16,400 4,200 10,300 +46.8%
6 Sion 19,100 10,800 8,300 9,550 −3.7%
7 Luzern 26,713 9,993 7,815 8,904 −11.4%
8 Xamax 16,718 12,000 4,718 8,359 +140.5%1
9 Thun 10,624 5,471 5,153 5,312 −10.1%
10 Lugano 7,161 4,126 3,035 3,581 −4.4%
League total 310,119 25,648 3,035 12,405 +10.9%

Updated to games played on 26 August 2018
Source: www.sfl.ch
Notes:
1: Played last season in Challenge League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement des buteurs 2018/19". sfl.ch. Swiss Football League. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistiques de la saison 2018/19". Swiss Super League. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Spectateurs - Super League 2018/19". Swiss Super League. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Rahmenterminplan 2018/2019 - Calendrier 2018/2019" (PDF). sfl.ch (in German/French). Retrieved 30 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Réintroduction des barrages" (in French). sfl.ch. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018. 
  6. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Basel 1893- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  7. ^ League, Swiss Football. "Grasshopper Club- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  8. ^ http://www.sfl.ch/superleague/klubs/neuchatel-xamax-fcs/
  9. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Lugano- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  10. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Luzern- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  11. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Sion- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  12. ^ a b League, Swiss Football. "FC St.Gallen 1879- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  13. ^ League, Swiss Football. "BSC Young Boys- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  14. ^ League, Swiss Football. "FC Zürich- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch. 
  15. ^ "Peter Zeidler officialisé au FC Saint-Gall" (in French). sfl.ch. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  16. ^ "Adi Hütter va partir en Bundesliga" (in French). sfl.ch. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  17. ^ a b "Gerardo Seoane à la tête du BSC Young Boys" (in French). sfl.ch. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  18. ^ "René Weiler officialisé au FC Lucerne" (in French). sfl.ch. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  19. ^ "Le FC Bâle se sépare de Raphaël Wicky" (in French). sfl.ch. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "Marcel Koller entraîneur du FC Bâle" (in French). sfl.ch. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  21. ^ "Règlement de la compétition de la SFL" (PDF) (in French). sfl.ch. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 

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