1. Liga Classic
|Other club(s) from||Liechtenstein|
|Number of teams||3 groups of 16 teams|
|Level on pyramid||4|
|Promotion to||1. Liga Promotion|
|Relegation to||2. Liga Interregional|
|Domestic cup(s)||Swiss Cup|
|Current champions||Brühl & Étoile-Carouge
1. Liga classic is the fourth tier of the Swiss football league system. The division is split into three groups of 16 teams, by geographical region.
Group 1 contains teams from western Switzerland, which is generally French speaking. Group 2 contains teams from Central Switzerland, which is mostly German speaking. Group 3 contains teams from East Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) which contains German and Italian speaking regions.
Two teams in total are promoted at the end of the season to 1. Liga Promotion, determined by a play-off competition involving the top 2 teams in each group. The bottom 2 teams in each group are relegated from this division to the 2. Liga Interregional, which is the highest of the Amateur leagues in Swiss football, broken down into 5 regional groups.
Some clubs in the two highest leagues in Switzerland have Under-21 teams playing in the 1.Liga and below. Such teams cannot be promoted from the 1.Liga, and should an Under-21 side finish the season in the top 2 positions, the play-off spot will go to the next placed team in the group.
The 2015-16 season will start on 8 August and will be named 1. Liga Classic.
|Season||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Promoted Play-Off Winners|
|1999–00||Chênois||Wangen bei Olten||Locarno||Vaduz||Wangen bei Olten & Locarno|
|2000–01||Serrières||Concordia||Vaduz||None||Concordia & Vaduz|
|2001–02||Colombier||Schaffhausen||Malcantone Agno||None||Wohlen & Schaffhausen|
|2002–03||Meyrin||YF Juventus||Malcantone Agno||None||Bulle, Chiasso
Malcantone Agno & Meyrin
|2003–04||Étoile-Carouge||YF Juventus||Locarno||None||YF Juventus & Baulmes|
|2004–05||Lausanne-Sport||Biel-Bienne||Tuggen||None||Lausanne-Sport & Locarno|
|2005–06||Servette||Biel-Bienne||Tuggen||None||Delémont & Servette|
|2006–07||Étoile-Carouge||Basel U-21||Red Star Zürich||None||Cham & Gossau|
|2007–08||Nyon||Basel U-21||Baden||None||Biel-Bienne & Nyon|
|2008–09||Étoile-Carouge||Basel U-21||Chiasso||None||Le Mont & Kriens|
|2009–10||Sion U-21||YF Juventus||Chiasso||None||Chiasso & Delémont|
|2010–11||Meyrin||Schötz||Brühl||None||Brühl & Étoile-Carouge|
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