2020–21 Swiss Super League

The 2020–21 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) was the 124th season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 18th under its current name and format.

Swiss Super League
Season2020–21
Dates19 September 2020 – 21 May 2021[1]
ChampionsYoung Boys
15th title
Champions LeagueYoung Boys
Europa Conference LeagueBasel
Servette
Luzern
Vaduz[a]
Matches played180
Goals scored515 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerJean-Pierre Nsame
(18 goals)
Longest winning run6 matches
Young Boys
Longest unbeaten run21 matches
Young Boys
Longest winless run8 matches
St. Gallen
Vaduz
Longest losing run5 matches
Vaduz

A total of ten teams competed in the league: the eight best teams from the 2019–20 season, the 2019–20 Swiss Challenge League champions Lausanne-Sport and relegation play-off winners Vaduz. Young Boys were the three-time defending champions, and successfully defended their title.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of the 2020–21 Swiss Super League teams
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 37,994[2]
Lausanne-Sport Lausanne Stade de la Tuilière[3] (as of 29 November)
Stade Olympique de la Pontaise
12,544
12,500
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 6,390[4]
Luzern Lucerne Swissporarena 16,490[5]
Servette Geneva Stade de Genève 30,084
Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 14,283[6]
St. Gallen St. Gallen Kybunpark 19,456[7]
Vaduz   Vaduz Rheinpark Stadion 7,584
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,789[8]
Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 26,104[9]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Basel   Patrick Rahmen (interim)   Valentin Stocker Adidas Novartis
Lausanne-Sport   Giorgio Contini   Stjepan Kukuruzović Le Coq Sportif BCV
Lugano   Maurizio Jacobacci   Jonathan Sabbatini Acerbis AIL
Casinò Lugano
Luzern   Fabio Celestini   Christian Schwegler Craft Otto’s
Servette   Alain Geiger   Anthony Sauthier Puma La Praille
M3 Groupe
Sion   Marco Walker   Serey Dié Macron Capital Markets Consulting
St. Gallen   Peter Zeidler   Silvan Hefti Jako St.Galler Kantonalbank
Vaduz   Mario Frick   Benjamin Büchel Puma National Bank of Liechtenstein
MBPI
Young Boys   Gerardo Seoane   Fabian Lustenberger Nike Plus500
Zürich   Massimo Rizzo   Yanick Brecher Nike AntePay

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sion   Paolo Tramezzani End of contract 7 August 2020 Pre-season   Fabio Grosso 25 August 2020[10]
Basel   Marcel Koller End of contract 31 August 2020 Pre-season   Ciriaco Sforza 1 September 2020[11]
Zürich   Ludovic Magnin Sacked 5 October 2020[12] 10th   Massimo Rizzo 5 October 2020
Sion   Fabio Grosso Sacked 5 March 2021[13] 10th   Christian Constantin (interim) 5 March 2021
  Christian Constantin (interim) End of interim 11 March 2021 9th   Ugo Raczynski (interim) 11 March 2021[14]
  Ugo Raczynski (interim) End of interim 16 March 2021 9th   Marco Walker 16 March 2021[15]
Basel   Ciriaco Sforza Sacked 6 April 2021[16] 5th   Patrick Rahmen (interim) 6 April 2021

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Young Boys (C) 36 25 9 2 74 29 +45 84 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Basel 36 15 8 13 60 53 +7 53 Qualification to Europa Conference League second qualifying round
3 Servette 36 14 8 14 45 56 −11 50
4 Lugano 36 12 13 11 40 42 −2 49
5 Luzern 36 12 10 14 62 59 +3 46 Qualification to Europa Conference League third qualifying round[b]
6 Lausanne-Sport 36 12 10 14 52 55 −3 46
7 St. Gallen 36 11 11 14 45 48 −3 44
8 Zürich 36 11 10 15 53 57 −4 43
9 Sion (O) 36 8 14 14 48 58 −10 38 Qualification to relegation play-offs
10 Vaduz (R) 36 9 9 18 36 58 −22 36
Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round[a]
Relegation to Swiss Challenge League
Source: Swiss Super League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Draw.[17]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Vaduz qualified for the Europa Conference League by being declared winners of the 2020–21 Liechtenstein Cup.
  2. ^ Luzern qualified for the Europa Conference League as winners of the 2020–21 Swiss Cup.


ResultsEdit

Relegation play-offsEdit

The ninth-placed team of the 2020–21 Swiss Super League, Sion, played against the runners-up of the 2020–21 Swiss Challenge League, Thun.

First legEdit

Thun1–4Sion
Report
Attendance: 100

Second legEdit

Sion2–3Thun
Report
Attendance: 100
Referee: Fedayi San

Sion won 6–4 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys 18
  Arthur Cabral Basel
3   Antonio Marchesano Zürich 11
  Grejohn Kyei Servette
  Jordan Siebatcheu Young Boys
  Dejan Sorgic Luzern
7   Pajtim Kasami Basel 10
8   Anto Grgić Sion 9
  Kwadwo Duah St. Gallen
  Alex Schalk Servette

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played 21 February 2021
Rank Player Club Clean Sheets
1   David von Ballmoos Young Boys 9
2   Lawrence Ati-Zigi St. Gallen 8
3   Yanick Brecher Zürich 7
4   Mory Diaw Lausanne 6
  Noam Baumann Lugano
6   Heinz Lindner Basel 4
  Marius Müller Luzern
  Jérémy Frick Servette
9   Kevin Fickentscher Sion 3
10   Timothy Fayulu Sion 2
  Benjamin Büchel Vaduz

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ Swiss Football League. "BSC Young Boys- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch.
  9. ^ Swiss Football League. "FC Zürich- Swiss Football League". www.sfl.ch.
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  11. ^ "Ciriaco Sforza als Trainer vorgestellt". www.fcb.ch.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "FCZ bestätigt Magnin-Entlassung – kommt nun Schneider?". watson.ch. 5 July 2020.
  13. ^ ITASportPress, Redazione. "Sion, ufficiale l'esonero di Fabio Grosso". ITA Sport Press (in Italian). Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  14. ^ Center, Sport. "Ugo Raczynski à la barre du FC Sion". lematin.ch (in French). Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  15. ^ Center, Sport. "Marco Walker est le nouveau coach du FC Sion". lematin.ch (in French).
  16. ^ "FCB und Sforza gehen getrennte Wege". srf.ch. 6 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Règlement de la compétition de la SFL" (PDF) (in French). sfl.ch. Retrieved 30 May 2017.

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