2019–20 Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Season2019–20
Dates19 July 2019 – 3 August 2020
ChampionsYoung Boys
14th title
RelegatedNeuchâtel Xamax
Thun
Champions LeagueYoung Boys
Europa LeagueSt. Gallen
Basel
Servette
Matches played180
Goals scored541 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorerJean-Pierre Nsame (32 goals)
Biggest home winYoung Boys 6–0 Xamax
St. Gallen 6–0 Xamax
Biggest away winZürich 0–5 Servette
Zürich 0–5 Young Boys
St. Gallen 0–5 Basel
Highest scoringBasel 4–4 Lugano

The 2019–20 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) was the 123rd season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 17th under its current name and format.

A total of 10 teams competed in the league: the 9 best teams from the 2018–19 season and the 2018–19 Swiss Challenge League champions Servette. Young Boys were the defending champions. They successfully retained the title.

On 28 February Swiss Football League postponed all Super and Challenge League matches of matchdays 24, 25 and 26. Postponement came after the Swiss Federal Council banned all major events until 15 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.[1] On 13 March Super and Challenge League football was halted at least until the end of April;[2] however, the season was resumed on 19 June.[3]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 37,994[4]
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 6,390[5]
Luzern Lucerne Swissporarena 16,490[6]
Neuchâtel Xamax Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 11,997[7]
Servette Geneva Stade de Genève 30,084
Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 14,283[8]
St. Gallen St. Gallen Kybunpark 19,456[9]
Thun Thun Stockhorn Arena 10,014[9]
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,789[10]
Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 26,104[11]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Basel Switzerland Marcel Koller Switzerland Valentin Stocker Adidas Novartis
Lugano Switzerland Maurizio Jacobacci Uruguay Jonathan Sabbatini Acerbis AIL
Luzern Switzerland Fabio Celestini Switzerland Christian Schneuwly Craft Otto’s
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz Switzerland Laurent Walthert Erima Groupe E, Banque cantonale neuchâteloise
Servette Switzerland Alain Geiger Switzerland Anthony Sauthier Puma Balexert
Sion Italy Paolo Tramezzani Ivory Coast Xavier Kouassi Macron Capital Markets Consulting
St. Gallen Germany Peter Zeidler Switzerland Silvan Hefti Jako St.Galler Kantonalbank
Thun Switzerland Marc Schneider Switzerland Dennis Hediger Macron Panorama Center, Schneider Software AG
Young Boys Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Switzerland Fabian Lustenberger Nike Obi
Zürich Switzerland Ludovic Magnin Switzerland Yanick Brecher Nike AntePay

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz End of contract 1 July 2019 Pre-season Switzerland Joël Magnin 1 July 2019[12]
Sion Switzerland Christian Zermatten End of interim 1 July 2019 Pre-season Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz 1 July 2019[13]
Lugano Switzerland Fabio Celestini Sacked 29 October 2019 9th Switzerland Maurizio Jacobacci 29 October 2019[14]
Sion Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz Resigned 4 November 2019[15] 5th Switzerland Christian Zermatten (caretaker) 4 November 2019
Luzern Switzerland Thomas Häberli Sacked 16 December 2019[16] 8th Switzerland Fabio Celestini 2 January 2020
Sion Switzerland Christian Zermatten End of interim 1 January 2020[17] 8th Portugal Ricardo Dionisio (caretaker) 1 January 2020
Sion Portugal Ricardo Dionisio End of interim 1 June 2020 8th Italy Paolo Tramezzani 4 June 2020
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland Joël Magnin Sacked 5 July 2020[18] 10th Switzerland Stéphane Henchoz 5 July 2020

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Young Boys (C) 36 23 7 6 80 41 +39 76 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 St. Gallen 36 21 5 10 79 56 +23 68 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
3 Basel 36 18 8 10 74 38 +36 62 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
4 Servette 36 12 13 11 57 48 +9 49 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
5 Lugano 36 11 14 11 46 46 0 47
6 Luzern 36 13 7 16 42 50 −8 46
7 Zürich 36 12 7 17 45 72 −27 43
8 Sion 36 10 9 17 40 55 −15 39
9 Thun (R) 36 10 8 18 45 67 −22 38 Qualification to relegation play-offs
10 Neuchâtel Xamax (R) 36 5 12 19 33 68 −35 27 Relegation to 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.[19]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.


Results[edit]

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The ninth-placed team of 2019–20 Swiss Super League, Thun, played against the runners-up of 2019–20 Swiss Challenge League, Vaduz.

First leg[edit]

Vaduz2–0Thun
Report

Second leg[edit]

Thun4–3Vaduz
Report

Vaduz won 5–4 on aggregate and promoted to the Swiss Super League.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[20]
1 Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys 32
2 Switzerland Cedric Itten St. Gallen 19
3 Brazil Arthur Basel 14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ermedin Demirović St. Gallen
5 Germany Kemal Ademi Basel 13
Switzerland Raphaël Nuzzolo Neuchâtel Xamax
Spain Jordi Quintillà St. Gallen
8 Switzerland Ridge Munsy Thun 12
9 Switzerland Pajtim Kasami Sion 11
Ivory Coast Koro Koné Servette
Italy Francesco Margiotta Luzern

Top assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists[21]
1 Germany Lukas Görtler St. Gallen 13
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Stevanović Servette 11
Switzerland Matteo Tosetti Thun
4 Cameroon Moumi Ngamaleu Young Boys 10
5 Italy Francesco Margiotta Luzern 9
Spain Víctor Ruiz St. Gallen
Switzerland Valentin Stocker Basel
8 Switzerland Samuele Campo Basel 8
Switzerland Miguel Castroman Thun
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ermedin Demirović St. Gallen
Switzerland Fabian Frei Basel
Germany Gianluca Gaudino Young Boys
Switzerland Pascal Schürpf Luzern

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys Sion 4–3 (A) 24 November 2019
Switzerland Pajtim Kasami Sion Young Boys 3–4 (H) 24 November 2019
South Korea Park Jung-bin Servette Zürich 5–0 (A) 8 December 2019
Switzerland Fabian Frei Basel Zürich 4–0 (A) 8 February 2020
Ivory Coast Koro Koné Servette Zürich 4–1 (H) 16 February 2020
Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys Zürich 3–2 (H) 19 June 2020
Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys Zürich 5–0 (A) 18 July 2020
Switzerland Cedric Itten St. Gallen Neuchâtel Xamax 6–0 (H) 31 July 2020

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