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Swiss Super League
2018–19
Swiss Super League
Season information
Winners Young Boys
13th title
Relegated Grasshopper
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Young Boys
Basel
Europa League
Season statistics
Matches played 90
Goals scored 310
Top goalscorer Guillaume Hoarau (24)
Biggest home win Young Boys 7–1 Basel
Biggest away win Xamax 1–5 Thun
Highest scoring Young Boys 7–1 Basel
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The 2018–19 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) was the 122nd season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 16th under its current name and format.

A total of 10 teams compete in the league: the 9 best teams from the 2017–18 season and the 2017–18 Swiss Challenge League champion Xamax. The season started on the weekend of 21–22 July 2018 and is scheduled to end on 25 May 2019 with a break between 17 December 2018 and 2 February 2019.

In May 2018, the Swiss Football League voted in favor of reintroducing the relegation play-offs, starting from the 2018–19 season. At the end of the season, the 9th-placed team of the Swiss Super League will face the 2nd-placed team of the Swiss Challenge League in a two-legged play-off to determine which of the two will compete in the Super League the following season.

Teams

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 37,994
Grasshopper Zürich Letzigrund 26,104
Xamax Neuchâtel Stade de la Maladière 11,997
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 6,390
Luzern Lucerne Swissporarena 16,490
Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 14,283
St. Gallen St. Gallen kybunpark 19,456
Thun Thun Stockhorn Arena 10,014
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,789
Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 26,104

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Basel Switzerland Marcel Koller Flag of Czech Marek Suchý Adidas Novartis
Grasshopper Germany Thorsten Fink Flag of Iceland Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson Puma Fromm
Lugano Switzerland Fabio Celestini Flag of Uruguay Jonathan Sabbatini Acerbis AIL
Luzern Switzerland René Weiler Switzerland Claudio Lustenberger Adidas Otto’s
Sion Switzerland Murat Yakin Switzerland Kevin Fickentscher Macron Capital Markets Consulting
St. Gallen Germany Peter Zeidler Switzerland Silvan Hefti Jako St.Galler Kantonalbank
Thun Switzerland Marc Schneider Switzerland Dennis Hediger Nike Panorama Center, Schneider Software AG
Xamax Switzerland Michel Decastel Switzerland Laurent Walthert Erima Groupe E, Banque cantonale neuchâteloise
Young Boys Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Switzerland Steve von Bergen Nike Obi
Zürich Switzerland Ludovic Magnin Flag of Iceland Victor Pálsson Nike

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
St. Gallen Netherlands Boro Kuzmanovic End of interim 15 May 2018 Pre-season Germany Peter Zeidler 15 May 2018
Young Boys Flag of Austria Adi Hütter Signed by Eintracht Frankfurt 16 May 2018 Switzerland Gerardo Seoane 1 June 2018
Luzern Switzerland Gerardo Seoane Signed by Young Boys 1 June 2018 Switzerland René Weiler 21 June 2018
Basel Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Sacked 26 July 2018 6th Switzerland Alex Frei (interim) 26 July 2018
Switzerland Alex Frei End of interim 2 August 2018 8th Switzerland Marcel Koller 2 August 2018
Sion Flag of Italy Maurizio Jacobacci Sacked 14 September 2018 8th Switzerland Murat Yakin 17 September 2018
Lugano Flag of Spain Guillermo Abascal 1 October 2018 6th Switzerland Fabio Celestini 2 October 2018
Luzern Switzerland René Weiler Sacked 17 February 2019 7th Switzerland Thomas Häberli 21 February 2019
Grasshopper Germany Thorsten Fink 4 March 2019 10th Croatia Tomislav Stipić 6 March 2019

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Young Boys  (C) 36 29 4 3 99 36+63 91 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
2 Basel 36 20 11 5 71 46+25 71 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Lugano 36 10 16 10 50 49+1 46 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round
4 Thun 36 12 10 14 57 58−1 46 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
5 Luzern 36 14 4 18 56 61−5 46
6 St. Gallen 36 13 7 16 49 58−9 46
7 Zürich 36 11 11 14 43 52−9 44
8 Sion 36 12 7 17 50 55−5 43
9 Xamax  (O) 36 9 10 17 44 65−21 37 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Grasshoppers  (R) 36 5 10 21 32 71−39 25 Relegation to the Swiss Challenge League
Source: Swiss Super League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Season Statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played on 14 April 2019.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of France Guillaume Hoarau Young Boys 18
2 Switzerland Dejan Sorgic Thun 15
3 Switzerland Raphaël Nuzzolo Xamax 13
4 Switzerland Albian Ajeti Basel 12
Flag of Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys
6 Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel Basel 10
Flag of Nigeria 001 Blessing Eleke Luzern
Switzerland Vincent Sierro FC St. Gallen
Switzerland Marvin Spielmann Thun
10 Brazil Carlinhos Lugano 9
Switzerland Christian Fassnacht Young Boys
Flag of Kosovo Benjamin Kololli FC Zurich

Top assists

As of matches played on 14 April 2019.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Switzerland Raphaël Nuzzolo Xamax 13
2 Flag of Serbia Miralem Sulejmani Young Boys 11
3 Flag of Austria Thorsten Schick Young Boys 9
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Roger Assalé Young Boys
Switzerland Pascal Schürpf FC Luzern
6 Flag of Sweden Good one Alexander Gerndt Lugano 8
Switzerland Albian Ajeti FC Basel
Switzerland Christian Schneuwly FC Luzern
9 Flag of Ghana Majeed Ashimeru FC St. Gallen 7
Flag of Albania Ermir Lenjani Sion
Switzerland Matteo Tosetti Thun
Switzerland Marvin Spielmann Thun
Switzerland Silvan Widmer FC Basel

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of France Guillaume Hoarau Young Boys FC St. Gallen 3–1 (A) 31 March 2019

External links

Swiss Super League seasons
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Domestic leagues

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Domestic cups
Swiss Cup
European competitions

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2020 (qualification) ·

2018–19 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals)

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