2010–11 Swiss Super League

The 2010–11 Swiss Super League was the 114th season of top-tier football in Switzerland. It began on 17 July 2010 and ended on 25 May 2011.[1] The league comprised ten teams.

Swiss Super League
Season2010–11
Dates17 July 2010 – 25 May 2011
ChampionsBasel
14th title
RelegatedBellinzona
St. Gallen
Champions LeagueBasel
Zürich
Europa LeagueSion
Young Boys
Thun
Matches played180
Goals scored537 (2.98 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexander Frei (27 goals)
Biggest home winZürich 5–0 Bellinzona
Biggest away winLuzern 0–5 Zürich
Highest scoringLuzern 6–2 Bellinzona

FC Basel successfully defended their league title, maintaining a one-point edge over runners-up FC Zürich at the end of the season. It was the 14th league title overall for the club.

TeamsEdit

FC Aarau were relegated after finishing in last place of the table after the 2009–10 season. They were replaced by 2009–10 Challenge League champions FC Thun.

Ninth-placed AC Bellinzona and Challenge League runners-up FC Lugano competed in a two-legged relegation play-off after the end of the 2009–10 season. Bellinzona won 2–1 on aggregate and thus retained their Super League spot.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2010–11 Swiss Super League
Club Location Stadium Capacity
FC Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 38,512
AC Bellinzona Bellinzona Stadio Comunale Bellinzona 8,740
Grasshopper Club Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 23,605
FC Luzern Emmenbrücke Stadion Gersag 8,700
Neuchâtel Xamax Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 12,000
FC Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 16,500
FC St. Gallen St. Gallen AFG Arena 19,694
FC Thun Thun Stadion Lachen 10,350
BSC Young Boys Bern Wankdorf 31,783
FC Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 23,605

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Basel (C) 36 21 10 5 76 44 +32 73 Qualification to Champions League group stage[a]
2 Zürich 36 21 9 6 74 44 +30 72 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Young Boys 36 15 12 9 65 50 +15 57 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Sion 36 15 9 12 47 36 +11 54 Qualification to Europa League play-off round[b]
5 Thun 36 11 16 9 48 43 +5 49 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
6 Luzern 36 13 9 14 62 57 +5 48
7 Grasshopper 36 10 11 15 45 54 −9 41
8 Neuchâtel Xamax 36 8 8 20 44 67 −23 32
9 Bellinzona (R) 36 7 11 18 42 75 −33 32 Qualification to relegation play-offs
10 St. Gallen (R) 36 8 7 21 34 67 −33 31 Relegation to Swiss Challenge League
Source: Super League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to the winners of 2010–11 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona, having qualified for the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League group phase via their domestic leagues and the subsequent vacation of the title holder spot, Basel as Swiss champions were moved up from the third qualification round into the group stage.
  2. ^ By winning the 2010–11 Swiss Cup. The team was later disqualified from the Europa League after Celtic's successful protest over the team's use of ineligible players.

ResultsEdit

Teams played each other four times over the course of the season, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 36 matches per team.

Relegation play-offsEdit

Bellinzona as 9th-placed Super League team played a two-legged play-off against 2010–11 Challenge League runners-up Servette.

Bellinzona1–0Servette
Pergl   88' Report (in German)
Attendance: 4,800
Referee: Alain Bieri

Servette3–1Bellinzona
de Azevedo   11'
Baumann   45'   56'
Report (in German) Lustrinelli   69'
Attendance: 23,338
Referee: Hänni Nikolaj

Servette won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top goalscorersEdit

Source:Swiss Football League

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Alexander Frei Basel 27
2   Henri Bienvenu Young Boys 16
3   Mauro Lustrinelli Bellinzona 14
4   Hakan Yakin Luzern 12
5   Alexandre Alphonse Zürich 10
  Giovanni Sio Sion 10
  Admir Mehmedi Zürich 10
  Marco Streller Basel 10
  Innocent Emeghara Grasshopper 10
10   Nelson Ferreira Luzern 9
  Ezequiel Scarione Thun 9
  Emmanuel Mayuka Young Boys 9
  Amine Chermiti Zürich 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Super League - Results and fixtures". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

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