Swiss Super League

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Swiss Super League
Logo Raiffeisen Super League.png
Founded 1898[1] as Swiss Serie A
1933 as Nationalliga A[2]
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 Young Boys (12th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Grasshopper (26 titles)[1]
TV partners Teleclub Sport
Website SFL.ch
2018–19 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.[3][4] As of February 2018 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.[5]

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 Foundation Hometown Venue Capacity
FC Basel 15/11/1893 Basel St. Jakob-Park 37.994
Grasshopper Club Zürich 01/09/1886 Zürich Letzigrund 26.104
FC Lausanne-Sport 01/09/1896 Lausanne Pontaise 15.850
FC Lugano 28/07/1908 Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 6.390
FC Luzern 12/08/1901 Luzern Swissporarena 16.490
FC Sion 01/07/1909 Sion Tourbillon 14.283
FC St. Gallen 19/04/1879 St. Gallen Kybunpark 19.456
FC Thun 04/05/1898 Thun Stockhorn Arena 10.104
BSC Young Boys 14/03/1898 Bern Stade de Suisse 31.789
FC Zürich 28/08/1896 Zürich Letzigrund 26.104

Promotion/Relegation from 2017-2018 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 Stéphane Chapuisat (Young Boys)   SUI 23
2004–05 Basel (2) Thun Grasshopper Christian Giménez (Basel)  ARG 27
2005–06 Zürich Basel Young Boys Alhassane Keita (Zürich)  GUI 20
2006–07 Zürich (2) Basel Sion Mladen Petrić (Basel)  CRO 19
2007–08 Basel (3) Young Boys Zürich Hakan Yakin (Young Boys)   SUI 24
2008–09 Zürich (3) Young Boys Basel Seydou Doumbia (Young Boys)  CIV 20
2009–10 Basel (4) Young Boys Grasshopper Seydou Doumbia (Young Boys)  CIV 30
2010–11 Basel (5) Zürich Young Boys Alexander Frei (Basel)   SUI 27
2011–12 Basel (6) Luzern Young Boys Alexander Frei (Basel)   SUI 23
2012–13 Basel (7) Grasshopper St. Gallen Ezequiel Scarione (St. Gallen)  ARG 21
2013–14 Basel (8) Grasshopper Young Boys Shkëlzen Gashi (Grasshopper)  ALB 19
2014–15 Basel (9) Young Boys Zürich Shkëlzen Gashi (Basel)  ALB 22
2015–16 Basel (10) Young Boys Luzern Moanes Dabour (Grasshopper)  ISR 19
2016–17 Basel (11) Young Boys Lugano Seydou Doumbia (Basel)  CIV 20
2017–18 Young Boys Basel Luzern Albian Ajeti (Basel, St. Gallen)   SUI 17

Performance by club[edit]

Titles Club Last Championship won
26[1]
Grasshopper Club Zürich
2003
20
FC Basel
2017
17
Servette FC
1999
12
FC Zürich
2009
12
BSC Young Boys
2018
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. ^ a b c Switzerland - List of Champions RSSSF
  2. ^ Swiss Football League - Nationalliga A RSSSF
  3. ^ WSC 257 Jul 08. "When Saturday Comes – Border crossing". Wsc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ Heinrich Schifferle. "Swiss Football League". European Professional Football Leagues. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  5. ^ UEFA.com. "Member associations - UEFA Coefficients - Country coefficients". UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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