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Swiss Women's Super League

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Swiss Women's Super League
Founded24 April 1970[1] (as Nationalliga A)
2020 (as Super League)
Country Switzerland
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNationalliga B
Domestic cup(s)Swiss Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsFC Zürich Frauen
Most championshipsFC Zürich Frauen (24 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2023–24 Swiss Women's Super League

The Swiss Women's Super League is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Switzerland. It was established in 1970 (formerly named Nationalliga A).[2]

League winners qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League. The team that end as number 10 relegate to the Nationalliga B.

The Super League replaced the Nationalliga A as the highest level of women's football in Switzerland from 2020–21 onwards.[3]



The founder and first president was Ursula Moser.[4][5][6] On 24 April 1970, the Schweizerische Damenfussball-Liga (SDFL), today's Nationalliga A, was founded. A year earlier, the clubs of Yverdon, Serrières, Sainte-Croix, Boudry, La-Chaux-de-Fonds and Sion had merged to form the Association Romande de Football Féminin (ARFF). The first unofficial championship in French-speaking Switzerland in 1969/70 was won by DFC Sion. The Swiss Women's Football League initially consisted of 18 clubs divided into three regions. The first official champion was DFC Aarau. In 1975, the Swiss Cup was launched. The first cup winner was DFC Sion. On 15 May 1993, the decision was made to integrate the clubs into the Swiss Football Association.

Women's Super League teams 2023–24

Club Location Stadium Manager 2022–23 finish
FC Aarau Frauen Aarau Sportanlage Schachen Charles Grütter Playoffs:


FC Basel Frauen Basel LA-Stadion St.Jakob Katja Greulich[7] Playoffs: Semifinal
Grasshopper Club Zürich Niederhasli GC/Campus Anne Pochert Playoffs: Semifinal
FC Luzern Frauen Lucerne Stadion Allmend Urs Bachmann Playoffs:


FC Rapperswil-Jona Jona Grünfeld Platz 2 Leandro Simonelli 2nd Nationalliga B (promoted)
Servette FC Chênois Féminin Geneva Stade de la Fontenette Eric Sévérac[8] Playoffs:


FC St.Gallen Frauen St. Gallen Espenmoos Marisa Wunderlin[9] Playoffs:


BSC YB Frauen Bern Kunstrasenfeld Wyler Imke Wübbenhorst[10] Playoffs:


Yverdon Yverdon-les-Bains Stade Municipal Micael Dias 9th
FC Zürich Frauen Zürich Stadion Heerenschürli Jacqueline Dünker Playoffs:




Starting with the 2010–11 season, a play-off system was adopted. After the regular season, where the teams play each other twice, the top 8 teams play a final round which decides the champion. The two last placed teams and the winners of both Nationalliga B play each other twice. The top 2 teams of that group will stay in the Nationalliga A with the bottom 2 playing in next season's Nationalliga B.[11] Tiebreakers in the playoffs are points and then better regular season standings.[12]

From the 2017–18 season the league was reduced from 10 to 8 teams to increase competitiveness.[13] The eight teams play each other four times. The leading team then is champion.[14]

Even if there were plenty of formats through the years, 2021-22 was the first season in Swiss football history that was decided by playoffs. The completely new format was introduced mainly due to promotional reasons. The number of teams was increased to 10 again. They all face each other twice in a home and an away game. The table after these 22 games is the base for the playoff-quarterfinals where the 1st ranked team plays the 8th, the 2nd against the 7th, the 3rd against 6th and the 4th against the 5th. The 9th and 10th ranked play a relegation league against the two best teams from Nationalliga B. The better two qualify for next season's Super League, the other two will play in the second division.

All duels of the playoff, relegation, and classification matches are played with one first and one second leg game at each team's home ground. Only the playoff-final is a one-off game that takes place on a neutral ground. [15]

League Champions


The list of all champions:[16]

Performance by club

  • 24 Titles: FC Zürich Frauen (incl. FFC Zürich Seebach and SV Seebach Zürich)
  • 11 Titles: YB Frauen (incl. FFC Bern and DFC Bern)
  • 5 Titles: SC LUwin.ch Luzern (incl. FC Sursee)
  • 4 Titles: DFC Aarau
  • 2 Titles: DFC Sion
  • 1 Title: DFC Alpnach, FC Rapid Lugano, FC Schwerzenbach, FFC Zuchwil 05, FC Neunkirch, Servette FC

Top scorers


The record for most goals in a season was set by German Inka Grings in 2012/13. She surpassed the previous record of Vanessa Bürki with 28 in 2003/04.[17]

The latest topscorers were:[18]

Season Topscorer Club Goals
1998–99 Italy Maria Macri FCF Rapid Lugano 18
1999–00 Switzerland Anouk Macheret FC Bern 17
2000–01 Switzerland Sylvie Gaillard FC Bern 21
2001–02 Switzerland Monica Di Fonzo
Switzerland Corina Theiler
FC Sursee
FC Bern
2002–03 Switzerland Monica Di Fonzo FC Sursee 25
2003–04 Switzerland Vanessa Bürki FC Zuchwil 28
2004–05 Switzerland Isabelle Meyer SC LUwin 19
2005–06 Switzerland Vanessa Bürki FFC Zuchwil 05 23
2006–07 Croatia Kristina Šundov FFC Zuchwil 05 18
2007–08 Switzerland Veronica Maglia FFC Bern 18
2008–09 Switzerland Ana-Maria Crnogorčević FC Thun 24
2009–10 Switzerland Caroline Abbé
Switzerland Isabelle Meyer
FC Yverdon Féminin
Grasshopper Club
2010–11 Switzerland Veronica Maglia BSC Young Boys 24
2011–12 Switzerland Nadja Hegglin SC Kriens 27
2012–13 Germany Inka Grings FC Zürich Frauen 38
2013–14 Switzerland Fabienne Humm FC Zürich Frauen 19
2014–15 Switzerland Patricia Willi FC St. Gallen Frauen 17
2015–16 Switzerland Fabienne Humm FC Zürich Frauen 18
2016–17 Italy Valentina Bergamaschi FC Neunkirch 20
2017–18 Germany Eunice Beckmann
Switzerland Caroline Müller
Switzerland Patricia Willi
FC Basel Frauen
Grasshopper Club Zürich
FC Zürich Frauen
2018–19 Switzerland Irina Pando
United States Cara Curtin
Switzerland Fabienne Humm
Albania Kristina Maksuti
Switzerland Maeva Sarrasin
FC Luzern Frauen
FF Lugano
FC Zürich Frauen
FF Lugano
Servette FC
2019–20 abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland
2020–21 Switzerland Stefanie de Além da Eira BSC Young Boys 23
2021-22 Switzerland Sina Cavelti FC Luzern 17
2022-23 Switzerland Fabienne Humm

Natalia Padilla-Bidas

FC Zürich Frauen

Servette FC



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