Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Logo Raiffeisen Super League.png
Country Switzerland
Other club(s) from Liechtenstein
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1897
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Challenge League
Domestic cup(s) Swiss Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Basel (19th title)
(2015–16)
Most championships Grasshopper
(27 titles)
TV partners Teleclub Sport
Website SFL.ch
2016–17 Swiss Super League

The Swiss Super League (known as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsorship reasons) is the top tier of the Swiss football league system.[1] and has been played in current format since the 2003–04 season.[2] As of May 2016 the Swiss Super League is ranked 12th in Europe according to UEFA's ranking of league coefficients, which is based upon Swiss team performances in European competitions.[3]

Names[edit]

Years German French Italian
1897–1929 Serie A
1930–31 1e Ligue Prima Lega
1931–44 Nationalliga Ligue Nationale Lega Nazionale
1933 Challenge National Challenge National
1944–2003 Nationalliga A Ligue Nationale A Lega Nazionale A
2003–2012 Axpo Super League
2012– Raiffeisen Super League

2016–17 season[edit]

Participating clubs[edit]

The teams competing in the 2016–17 season are

Team Manager Venue Capacity
Basel Switzerland Urs Fischer St. Jakob-Park 38,512
Grasshopper Switzerland Pierluigi Tami Letzigrund 25,000
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini Olympique de la Pontaise 15,850
Lugano Czech Republic Zdeněk Zeman Stadio Cornaredo 10,500
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel Swissporarena 17,800
Sion France Didier Tholot Tourbillon 16,263
St. Gallen Germany Joe Zinnbauer AFG Arena 19,694
Thun Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Arena Thun 10,300
Vaduz Switzerland Giorgio Contini Rheinpark Stadion 7,584
Young Boys Austria Adi Hütter Stade de Suisse 32,000

Promotion/Relegation from 2015–16 season[edit]

Winning clubs[edit]

Season Recent champions
(Super League only)
Runners-up Third place Top scorer(s)
Player (Club) Nat. Goals
2003–04 Basel Young Boys Servette Chapuisat, StéphaneStéphane Chapuisat (Young Boys)   SUI 23
2004–05 Basel (2) Thun Grasshopper Giménez, ChristianChristian Giménez (Basel)  ARG 27
2005–06 Zürich Basel Young Boys Keita, AlhassaneAlhassane Keita (Zürich)  GUI 20
2006–07 Zürich (2) Basel Sion Petrić, MladenMladen Petrić (Basel)  CRO 19
2007–08 Basel (3) Young Boys Zürich Yakin, HakanHakan Yakin (Young Boys)   SUI 24
2008–09 Zürich (3) Young Boys Basel Doumbia, SeydouSeydou Doumbia (Young Boys)  CIV 20
2009–10 Basel (4) Young Boys Grasshopper Doumbia, SeydouSeydou Doumbia (Young Boys)  CIV 30
2010–11 Basel (5) Zürich Young Boys Frei, AlexanderAlexander Frei (Basel)   SUI 27
2011–12 Basel (6) Luzern Young Boys Frei, AlexanderAlexander Frei (Basel)   SUI 23
2012–13 Basel (7) Grasshopper St. Gallen Scarione, EzequielEzequiel Scarione (St. Gallen)  ARG 21
2013–14 Basel (8) Grasshopper Young Boys Gashi, ShkëlzenShkëlzen Gashi (Grasshopper)  ALB 19
2014–15 Basel (9) Young Boys Zürich Gashi, ShkëlzenShkëlzen Gashi (Basel)  ALB 21
2015–16 Basel (10) Young Boys Luzern Dabour, MoanesMoanes Dabour (Grasshopper)  ISR 19

Performance by club[edit]

Titles Club
27
Grasshopper Club Zürich
19
FC Basel
17
Servette FC
12
FC Zürich
11
BSC Young Boys
7
FC Lausanne-Sport
3
FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
3
FC Lugano
3
FC Winterthur
3
Neuchâtel Xamax
3
FC Aarau
2
FC St. Gallen
2
FC Sion
1
Anglo-American Club Zürich
1
FC Biel-Bienne
1
FC Luzern
1
SC Brühl
1
FC Etoile-Sporting
1
AC Bellinzona

Performance by club (professional era only)[edit]

Titles Club
19
Grasshopper Club Zürich
17
FC Basel
10
FC Zürich
10
Servette FC
5
BSC Young Boys
5
FC Lausanne-Sport
3
FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
3
FC Lugano
2
FC Sion
2
Neuchâtel Xamax
1
AC Bellinzona
1
FC Aarau
1
FC Biel-Bienne
1
FC Luzern
1
FC St. Gallen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WSC 257 Jul 08. "When Saturday Comes – Border crossing". Wsc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Heinrich Schifferle. "Swiss Football League". European Professional Football Leagues. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/country/

External links[edit]