Swiss Super League

Swiss Super League
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 Young Boys (12th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Grasshopper (27 titles)
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 200304 season.[1][2] 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.[3]

Names

Years German French Italian
1897–1929 Serie A
1930–311e LiguePrima Lega
1931–44NationalligaLigue NationaleLega Nazionale
1933Challenge NationalChallenge National
1944–2003Nationalliga ALigue Nationale ALega Nazionale A
2003–2012 Axpo Super League
2012– Raiffeisen Super League

2017–18 season

Participating clubs

The teams competing in the 2017–18 season are

Team Foundation Hometown Venue Capacity
FC Basel15/11/1893BaselSt. Jakob-Park37.994
Grasshopper Club Zürich01/09/1886ZürichLetzigrund26.104
FC Lausanne-Sport01/09/1896LausannePontaise15.850
FC Lugano28/07/1908LuganoStadio Cornaredo6.390
FC Luzern12/08/1901LuzernSwissporarena16.490
FC Sion01/07/1909SionTourbillon14.283
FC St. Gallen19/04/1879St. GallenKybunpark19.456
FC Thun04/05/1898ThunStockhorn Arena10.104
BSC Young Boys14/03/1898BernStade de Suisse31.789
FC Zürich28/08/1896ZürichLetzigrund26.104

Promotion/Relegation from 2017-2018 season

Winning clubs

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

TitlesClub Last Championship won
27
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)

TitlesClub
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

References

  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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