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Swiss Super League
2016–17
Swiss Super League
Season information
Winners Basel
Relegated Vaduz
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Basel
Young Boys
Europa League Sion
Luzern
Lugano
Season statistics
Matches played 150
Goals scored 489
Average (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Guillaume Hoarau
(18 goals)
Biggest home win Basel 6–0 Vaduz
(19 November 2016)
Biggest away win Vaduz 1–5 Basel
(31 July 2016)
Highest scoring Young Boys 7–2 Lausanne-Sport
(20 August 2016)
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The 2016–17 Swiss Super League, also known as Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring purposes, is the 120th season of top-tier football in Switzerland. Basel are the defending champions. The fixtures were published on 17 June 2016.

A total of 10 teams compete in the league, the 9 best teams from the 2015–16 season and the 2015–16 Swiss Challenge League champion Lausanne-Sport. The season starts on the week-end 23/24 July.

Teams

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Basel Basel St. Jakob-Park 38,512
Grasshopper Zürich Letzigrund 23,605
Lausanne Lausanne] Pontaise 15,850
Lugano Lugano Stadio Cornaredo 10,500
Luzern Lucerne Swissporarena 17,500
Sion Sion Stade Tourbillon 16,500
St. Gallen St. Gallen AFG Arena 19,694
Thun Thun Stockhorn Arena 10,000
Vaduz Liechtenstein Vaduz Rheinpark Stadion 7,584
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,783
  • This will be the first season since 1989/90 that there is only one club from Zürich to play in the first tier, because FC Zürich finished in last position and were relegated at the end of the 2015/2016 season.

Personnel

Team Manager Captain
Basel Switzerland Urs Fischer Flag of Argentina Matías Delgado
Grasshopper Switzerland Pierluigi Tami Flag of Sweden Good one Kim Källström
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini Switzerland Olivier Custodio
Lugano Flag of Italy Andrea Manzo Switzerland Antoine Rey
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel Switzerland Claudio Lustenberger
Sion Germany Peter Zeidler Flag of Montenegro Elsad Zverotić
St. Gallen Germany Josef Zinnbauer Switzerland Martin Angha
Thun Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Switzerland Dennis Hediger
Vaduz Switzerland Giorgio Contini Liechtenstein Franz Burgmeier
Young Boys Flag of Austria Adi Hütter Switzerland Steve von Bergen

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Basel 30 24 5 1 77 24+53 77
Champions League group stage
2 Young Boys 30 16 8 6 63 41+22 56
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Sion 30 14 3 13 52 47+5 45
Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Luzern 30 12 7 11 54 52+2 43
Europa League second qualifying round
5 Lugano 30 12 7 11 43 52−9 43
UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
6 Grasshoppers 30 9 6 15 38 47−9 33
7 Thun 30 8 9 13 46 57−11 33
8 St. Gallen 30 8 7 15 32 48−16 31
9 Lausanne-Sport 30 8 6 16 46 56−10 30
10 Vaduz 30 6 8 16 38 65−27 26 Relegation to the Swiss Challenge League
Updated to games played on 30 April 2017
Source: Soccerway
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

Results

First and Second Round

Home \ Away BAS GRA LSLUGLUZSIOSTGTHUVADYB
Basel 3–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 6–0 3–0
Grasshoppers 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–1
Lausanne-Sport 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 4–4 5–0 1–2
Lugano 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–0
Luzern 2–3 4–3 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–2
Sion 1–2 4–2 1–3 5–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
St. Gallen 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–2
Thun 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–3
Vaduz 1–5 0–0 1–1 5–1 1–3 2–5 2–0 2–3 0–0
Young Boys 3–1 4–0 7–2 1–2 2–1 4–3 2–2 4–1 5–0
Updated to games played on 25 September 2016
Source: Swiss Super League
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third and Fourth Round

Home \ Away BAS GRA LSLUGLUZSIOSTGTHUVADYB
Basel 1–0 4–3 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–1
Grasshoppers 0–1 4–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–3
Lausanne-Sport 0–4 0–0 4–4 0–1 1–3 0–0
Lugano 3–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 0–2
Luzern 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–1
Sion 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 4–2
St. Gallen 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2
Thun 0–2 2–4 5–2 2–1 2–2 4–3
Vaduz 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1
Young Boys 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 3–2
Updated to games played on 30 April 2017
Source: Swiss Super League
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

As of matches played on 30 April 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of France Guillaume Hoarau Young Boys 18
2 Flag of Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski Lugano 15
3 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Seydou Doumbia Basel 14
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Chadrac Akolo Sion
5 Switzerland Marco Schneuwly Luzern 13
6 Flag of Serbia Dejan Sorgić Thun 12
Brazil Caio Grasshopper
8 Flag of Austria Marc Janko Basel 11
9 Flag of Argentina Matías Delgado Basel 10
10 Switzerland Albian Ajeti St. Gallen 9
Flag of Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel
Switzerland Christian Fassnacht Thun

Top assists

As of matches played on 30 April 2017.
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of France Yoric Ravet Young Boys 15
2 Switzerland Renato Steffen Basel 12
Switzerland Matteo Tosetti Thun
4 Flag of Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel 11
Flag of Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski Lugano
6 Switzerland Luca Zuffi Basel 10
7 Switzerland Christian Schneuwly Luzern 9
Germany Markus Neumayr Luzern
9 Flag of Portugal Carlitos Sion 8
Flag of Austria Thorsten Schick Young Boys

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Switzerland Marco Mathys Vaduz Lugano 5–1 27 November 2016
Flag of Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel Lugano 4–0 4 February 2017
Switzerland Nassim Ben Khalifa Lausanne-Sport Luzern 4–4 5 February 2017
Switzerland Nassim Ben Khalifa Lausanne-Sport Thun 4–2 8 April 2017
Flag of Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski Lugano Sion 4–2 9 April 2017

Discipline

As of 30 April 2017

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 75
    • Young Boys
  • Most red cards: 4
    • Lausanne-Sport
    • Sion
    • Vaduz

External links

Swiss Super League seasons
Serie A era, 1897–1931
Nationalliga era, 1931–1944
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2. Liga Interregional List of stadiums Cup of the Alps
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