Nationalliga A (women's football)

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Nationalliga A
Founded1970
Country  Switzerland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNationalliga B
Domestic cup(s)Swiss Women's Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsFC Zürich Frauen
(2017–18)
Most championshipsFC Zürich Frauen (21 titles)

The Women's Nationalliga A is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Switzerland. It was established in 1970.

League winners qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League. The teams that end as number 11 and 12 relegate to the Nationalliga B.

Nationalliga A teams 2017–18[edit]

Location of the 2017–18 Nationalliga A teams
Club Location Stadium Manager 2016–17 finish
FC Aarau Aarau Stadion Schachen Relegation/Promotion Playoffs 3rd
Basel Basel Stadion St. Jakob Sissy Raith 3rd
Grasshopper Zürich GC Campus Evelyn Zimmermann Relegation/Promotion Playoffs 1st
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo Claudio De Marchi 6th
Luzern Lucerne Stadion Allmend Dieter Münstermann 4th
YB Frauen Bern Stadion Neufeld Marisa Wunderlin 5th
Yverdon Yverdon-les-Bains Stade Municipal Fred Mauron Relegation/Promotion Playoffs 2nd
Zürich Zürich Stadion Heerenschürli Dorjee Tsawa 2nd

Format[edit]

Starting with the 2010–11 season, a play-off system was adopted. After the regular season, where the teams play each other twice, the top 8 teams play a final round which decides the champion. The two last placed teams and the winners of both Nationalliga B play each other twice. The top 2 teams of that group will stay in the Nationalliga A with the bottom 2 playing in next season's Nationalliga B.[1] Tiebreakers in the playoffs are points and then better regular season standings.[2]

For the 2017/18 season the league is reduced from 10 to 8 teams to increase competitiveness.[3] The eight teams play each other four times. The leading team then is champion.[4]

League Champions[edit]

The list of all champions:[5][6]

Performance by club[edit]

  • 21 Titles: FC Zürich Frauen (incl. FFC Zürich Seebach and SV Seebach Zürich)
  • 11 Titles: YB Frauen (incl. FFC Bern and DFC Bern)
  • 5 Titles: SC LUwin.ch Luzern (incl. FC Sursee)
  • 4 Titles: DFC Aarau
  • 2 Titles: DFC Sion
  • 1 Title: DFC Alpnach, FC Rapid Lugano, FC Schwerzenbach, FFC Zuchwil 05, FC Neunkirch

Top scorers[edit]

The record for most goals in a season was set by German Inka Grings in 2012/13. She surpassed the previous record of Vanessa Bürki with 28 in 2003/04.[7]

The latest topscorers were:[8]

Season Topscorer Club Goals
1998–99 Italy Maria Macri FCF Rapid Lugano 18
1999–00 Switzerland Anouk Macheret FC Bern 17
2000–01 Switzerland Sylvie Gaillard FC Bern 21
2001–02 Switzerland Monica Di Fonzo
Switzerland Corina Theiler
FC Sursee
FC Bern
22
2002–03 Switzerland Monica Di Fonzo FC Sursee 25
2003–04 Switzerland Vanessa Bürki FC Zuchwil 28
2004–05 Switzerland Isabelle Meyer SC LUwin 19
2005–06 Switzerland Vanessa Bürki FFC Zuchwil 05 23
2006–07 Croatia Kristina Šundov FFC Zuchwil 05 18
2007–08 Switzerland Veronica Maglia FFC Bern 18
2008–09 Switzerland Ana-Maria Crnogorčević FC Thun 24
2009–10 Switzerland Caroline Abbé
Switzerland Isabelle Meyer
FC Yverdon Féminin
Grasshopper Club
14
2010–11 Switzerland Veronica Maglia BSC Young Boys 24
2011–12 Switzerland Nadja Hegglin SC Kriens 27
2012–13 Germany Inka Grings FC Zürich Frauen 38
2013–14 Switzerland Fabienne Humm FC Zürich Frauen 19
2014–15 Switzerland Patricia Willi FC St. Gallen Frauen 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nationalliga A: Mehr Spannung durch neuen Modus?". womensoccer.de. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  2. ^ "YB wie es lacht und feiert" (in German). bernerzeitung.ch. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.frauenfussballmagazin.ch/2016/08/die-nationalliga-wird-umgebaut/
  4. ^ http://www.football.ch/portaldata/28/Resources/dokumente/de/06_frauen-_und_maedchenfussball/6.1_AB_Frauenfussball_Aktive_17-18.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.football.ch/sfv/frauen/de/Statistiken_FFB.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zwit-womchamp.html
  7. ^ "Grings surpasses goal record in Switzerland" (in German). lvz-online.de. 6 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Grings the best already". football.ch (in German). ladykick.net. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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