Swiss football league system

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The Swiss football league system, is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Switzerland, with seven teams from Liechtenstein, and one each from exclaves of Germany and Italy, also competing. The system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels, allowing even the smallest club the possibility of ultimately rising to the very top of the system. The first two levels of the system are collectively called Swiss Football League.

Liechtenstein does not have its own national league, therefore its teams compete in the Swiss leagues; see List of association football clubs playing in the league of another country.


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Level Divisions
Swiss Football Association
Swiss Football League
1 Credit Suisse Super League
12 clubs
2 Dieci Challenge League
10 clubs
Premier League
3 Promotion League
18 clubs


1st League Classic
48 clubs divided into 3 groups

Group 1
16 clubs
Group 2
16 clubs
Group 3
16 clubs
Amateur League


2nd League Interregional
64 clubs divided into 4 groups

Group 1
16 clubs
Group 2
16 clubs
Group 3
16 clubs
Group 4
16 clubs
Regional Association
6 2. Liga
17 regional groups, 204 clubs
7 3. Liga
46 regional groups, 563 clubs
8 4. Liga
75 regional groups, 852 clubs
9 5. Liga
67 regional groups, 685 clubs

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