Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Logo Raiffeisen Super League.png
Founded 1897
Country Switzerland
Confederation UEFA
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 (20th title)
(2016–17)
Most championships Grasshopper (27 titles)
TV partners Teleclub Sport
Website SFL.ch
2017–18 Swiss Super League

The Swiss Super League (known as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsorship reasons) is a professional league in the top tier of the Swiss football league system and has been played in its current format since the 2003–04 season.[1][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

2017–18 season[edit]

Participating clubs[edit]

The teams competing in the 2017–18 season are

Team Manager Venue Capacity
Basel Switzerland Urs Fischer St. Jakob-Park 38,512
Grasshopper Argentina Carlos Bernegger Letzigrund 25,000
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini Olympique de la Pontaise 15,850
Lugano Italy Paolo Tramezzani Stadio Cornaredo 6,500
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel Swissporarena 17,800
Sion Switzerland Sébastien Fournier Tourbillon 16,263
St. Gallen Germany Joe Zinnbauer kybunpark 19,694
Thun Switzerland Mauro Lustrinelli Stockhorn Arena 10,300
Young Boys Austria Adi Hütter Stade de Suisse 32,000
FC Zürich Italy Uli Forte Letzigrund 25,000

Promotion/Relegation from 2016–17 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 22
2015–16 Basel (10) Young Boys Luzern Dabour, MoanesMoanes Dabour (Grasshopper)  ISR 19
2016–17 Basel (11) Young Boys Lugano Doumbia, SeydouSeydou Doumbia (Basel)  CIV 20

Performance by club[edit]

Titles Club Last Championship won
27
Grasshopper Club Zürich
2003
20
FC Basel
2017
17
Servette FC
1999
12
FC Zürich
2009
11
BSC Young Boys
1986
7
FC Lausanne-Sport
1965
3
FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
1964
3
FC Lugano
1949
3
FC Winterthur
1917
3
FC Aarau
1993
2
Neuchâtel Xamax
1988
2
FC St. Gallen
2000
2
FC Sion
1997
1
Anglo-American Club Zürich
1899
1
FC Biel-Bienne
1947
1
FC Luzern
1989
1
SC Brühl
1915
1
FC Etoile-Sporting
1919
1
AC Bellinzona
1948

Performance by club (professional era only)[edit]

Titles Club
19
Grasshopper Club Zürich
18
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/

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