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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 October 2019 the Swiss Super League is ranked 20th in Europe according to UEFA's ranking of league coefficients, which is based upon Swiss team performances in European competitions.[5]

Swiss Super League
Logo Raiffeisen Super League.png
Founded1898[1] as Swiss Serie A
1933 as Nationalliga A[2]
CountrySwitzerland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toChallenge League
Domestic cup(s)Swiss Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current championsYoung Boys (13th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsGrasshopper (27 titles)[1]
TV partnersTeleclub Sport
SRG SSR
WebsiteSFL.ch
2019–20 Swiss Super League

NamesEdit

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
2012– Raiffeisen Super League

2018–19 seasonEdit

Participating clubsEdit

The teams competing in the 2018–19 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 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
Neuchâtel Xamax 1912 Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 12.000
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 seasonEdit

Winning clubsEdit

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
2018–19 Young Boys (2) Basel Lugano Guillaume Hoarau (Young Boys)   FRA 24

Performance by clubEdit

Titles Club Last Championship won
27[1]
Grasshopper
2003
20
Basel
2017
17
Servette
1999
13
Young Boys
2019
12
Zürich
2009
7
Lausanne-Sport
1965
3
La Chaux-de-Fonds
1964
3
Lugano
1949
3
Winterthur
1917
3
Aarau
1993
2
Neuchâtel Xamax
1988
2
St. Gallen
2000
2
Sion
1997
1
Anglo-American Club Zürich
1899
1
Biel-Bienne
1947
1
Luzern
1989
1
Brühl
1915
1
Étoile-Sporting
1919
1
Bellinzona
1948

Performance by club (professional era only)Edit

Titles Club
19
Grasshopper
18
Basel
10
Zürich
10
Servette
6
Young Boys
5
Lausanne-Sport
3
La Chaux-de-Fonds
3
Lugano
2
Sion
2
Neuchâtel Xamax
1
Bellinzona
1
Aarau
1
Biel-Bienne
1
Luzern
1
St. Gallen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 18 February 2019.

External linksEdit