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Swiss Super League
2017–18
Swiss Super League
Season information
Winners Young Boys
12th title
Relegated Lausanne-Sport
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Young Boys
Basel
Europa League Luzern
Zürich
St. Gallen
Season statistics
Matches played 180
Goals scored 541
Average (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorer Albian Ajeti
(17 goals)
Biggest home win Young Boys 6–1 St. Gallen
Sion 7–2 Thun
Basel 6–1 Thun
Biggest away win Grasshopper 0–4 Young Boys
Young Boys 0–4 Thun
Lugano 0–4 Basel
Zürich 0–4 Grasshopper
St. Gallen 0–4 Lausanne-Sport
Highest scoring Sion 7–2 Thun
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The 2017–18 Swiss Super League (referred to as the Raiffeisen Super League for sponsoring reasons) was the 121th season of top-tier competitive football in Switzerland and the 15th under its current name and format. Basel are the defending champions.

A total of 10 teams compete in the league: the 9 best teams from the 2016–17 season and the 2016–17 Swiss Challenge League champion Zürich. The season is scheduled to start on the weekend of 22-23 July 2017 and end on 19 May 2018.

This season seen the introduction of changes in the way Swiss clubs may qualify for European competition; per new UEFA rules, the winner of the Swiss Super League now qualifies for the Champions League play-off round (previously directly to the Champions League group stage) and the runner-up now qualifies for the Champions league second qualifying round (previously to the third qualifying round). Qualification to Europa League spots for the third- and fourth-placed team remain unchanged.

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 kybunpark 19,694
Thun Thun Stockhorn Arena 10,000
Young Boys Bern Stade de Suisse 31,783
Zürich Zürich Letzigrund 23,605

Personnel

Team Manager Captain
Basel Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Flag of Argentina Matías Delgado
Grasshopper Switzerland Carlos Bernegger TBD
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini Flag of Italy Andrea Maccoppi
Lugano Switzerland Pierluigi Tami Switzerland Antoine Rey
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel Switzerland Claudio Lustenberger
Sion Flag of Italy Paolo Tramezzani Flag of Montenegro Elsad Zverotić
St. Gallen Switzerland Giorgio Contini Switzerland Martin Angha
Thun Switzerland Marc Schneider Switzerland Dennis Hediger
Young Boys Flag of Austria Adi Hütter Switzerland Steve von Bergen
Zürich Flag of Italy Uli Forte Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Gilles Yapi

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Basel Switzerland Urs Fischer End of contract 3 June 2017 Pre-season Switzerland Raphaël Wicky 3 June 2017
Thun Switzerland Mauro Lustrinelli End of interim 3 June 2017 Switzerland Marc Schneider 3 June 2017
Lugano Flag of Italy Paolo Tramezzani Mutual consent 7 June 2017 Switzerland Pierluigi Tami 12 June 2017
Sion Switzerland Sébastien Fournier 15 June 2017 Flag of Italy Paolo Tramezzani 15 June 2017
Grasshopper Flag of Argentina Carlos Bernegger Sacked 24 August 2017 9th Switzerland Murat Yakin 28 August 2017
Sion Flag of Italy Paolo Tramezzani 22 October 2017 7th Flag of Spain Gabri 24 October 2017
Luzern Germany Markus Babbel 5 January 2018 9th Switzerland Gerardo Seoane 9 January 2018
Sion Flag of Spain Gabri6 February 2018 10th Flag of Italy Maurizio Jacobacci 12 February 2018
Zürich Switzerland Uli Forte20 February 2018 3rd Switzerland Ludovic Magnin 20 February 2018
Lugano Switzerland Pierluigi Tami9 April 2018 9th Flag of Spain Guillermo Abascal 10 April 2018
Grasshopper Switzerland Murat Yakin10 April 2018 6th Switzerland Mathias Walther (caretaker) 10 April 2018
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Fabio Celestini19 April 2018 10th Switzerland Ilija Borenovic (caretaker) 20 April 2018
Grasshopper Switzerland Mathias Walther (caretaker) End of interim 23 April 2018 7th Germany Thorsten Fink 23 April 2018
St. Gallen Switzerland Giorgio Contini Sacked 24 April 2018 4th Netherlands Boro Kuzmanovic (caretaker) 24 April 2018
Lausanne-Sport Switzerland Ilija Borenovic (caretaker) End of interim 11 May 2018 10th England Alex Weaver 11 May 2018

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Young Boys  (C) 36 26 6 4 84 41+43 84
Champions League play-off round
2 Basel 36 20 9 7 72 36+36 69
UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Luzern 36 15 9 12 51 510 54
Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Zürich 36 12 13 11 50 44+6 49
Europa League group stage
5 St. Gallen 36 14 3 19 52 72−20 45
Europa League Second qualifying round
6 Sion 36 11 9 16 53 56−3 42
7 Thun 36 12 6 18 53 68−15 42
8 Lugano 36 12 6 18 38 55−17 42
9 Grasshoppers 36 10 9 17 43 52−9 39
10 Lausanne-Sport  (R) 36 9 8 19 46 67−21 35 Relegation to the Swiss Challenge League
Source: BBC
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 goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Switzerland Albian Ajeti1 Basel (14) / St. Gallen (3) 17
2 Flag of France Guillaume Hoarau Young Boys 15
3 Flag of Cameroon Jean-Pierre Nsame Young Boys 13
Switzerland Marvin Spielmann Thun
5 Switzerland Michael Frey Zürich 12
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Roger Assalé Young Boys
7 Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel Basel 11
Switzerland Pascal Schürpf Luzern
Switzerland Simone Rapp2 Lausanne-Sport (2) / Thun (9)
Flag of Serbia Miralem Sulejmani Young Boys
Flag of Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel
Switzerland Christian Fassnacht Young Boys

1Ajeti played 7 games for St. Gallen then signed for Basel.
2Rapp played 18 games for Thun then signed for Lausanne.

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Switzerland Matteo Tosetti Thun 16
2 Switzerland Samuele Campo Basel (7) / Lausanne-Sport (8) 15
3 Flag of Norway Mohamed Elyounoussi Basel 14
4 Switzerland Davide Mariani Lugano 10
5 Switzerland Christian Schneuwly Luzern 9
Flag of Serbia Miralem Sulejmani Young Boys
Flag of Italy Francesco Margiotta Lausanne-Sport
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Roger Assalé Young Boys
8 Switzerland Luca Zuffi Basel 8
Flag of Sweden Good one Alexander Gerndt Lugano

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Switzerland Simone Rapp Thun Lausanne-Sport 3–1 (A) 28 October 2017
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenan Kodro Grasshopper Lugano 4–3 (H) 21 April 2018
Switzerland Michael Frey Zürich Sion 3–3 (H) 29 April 2018
Brazil Matheus Cunha Sion Thun 4–1 (A) 19 May 2018

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 88
    • Lugano
  • Most red cards: 6
    • Lugano

External links

Swiss Super League 2018–19

Basel · Grasshopper · Lugano · Luzern · Xamax · Sion · St. Gallen · Thun · Young Boys · Zürich

Swiss Super League seasons
Serie A era, 1897–1931
Nationalliga era, 1931–1944
Nationalliga A era, 1944–2003
Super League era, 2003–present

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Football in Switzerland
League competitions SFA Cup competitions
Super League (play-off) Switzerland Swiss Cup
Challenge League (U-23 · U-21 · U-20) Swiss League Cup
1. Liga Promotion (U-19 · U-18) Swiss Super Cup (defunct)
1. Liga Classic (U-17 · U-16) Uhrencup
2. Liga Interregional List of stadiums Cup of the Alps
2. Liga List of leagues Uhrencup
3. Liga List of players
4. Liga
5. Liga
Switzerland 2017–18 in Swiss football
Domestic leagues

Super League · Challenge League · Promotion League · 1. Liga Classic · 2. Liga Interregional · 2. Liga

Domestic cups
Swiss Cup
European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

National teams

2016-17                                                        2018-19

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Domestic leagues

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League cups

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Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

2018 FIFA World Cup (UEFA qualification) · 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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