Swiss football : Swiss Super League 2016/2017 season preview
Basel win seventh successive Swiss title
Basel clinched their seventh successive Swiss title with five games to spare last season. Basel have had five different coaches since their seven-title run began and the title was the first for Urs Fischer, who replaced Paulo Sousa at the end of last season. Grasshoppers remain Switzerland's most successful club domestically with 27 league titles, followed by Basel on 19. Four days after being relegated to the second tier in Switzerland, Zurich bounced back by claiming their ninth Swiss Cup title. Here is the short summary for the 2015/16 season:
- Champions: Basel (Champions League group stage)
- Runners-up: Young Boys (Champions League QR3)
- Third place: Luzern (UEFA Europa League QR3)
- Fourth place: Grasshoppers (UEFA Europa League QR2)
- Cup winners: Zurich (UEFA Europa League group stage)
- Vaduz (UEFA Europa League QR1)
- Relegated: Zurich
- Promoted: Lausanne
Vaduz qualified for the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2015/16 Liechtenstein Cup.
The table shows the overall number of titles for each club in Swiss Super League since the 1897/98 season and their league standings in the last five campaigns.
This page is introduction to the 2016/2017 Swiss Super League season. Latest news, statistics, results and predictions you can find on our main Euro Football > Switzerland page.
|2||Young Boys||69||31||20-9-7 (36)|
|7||St Gallen||38||-25||10-8-18 (36)|
Swiss Super League standings for the 2015/2016 season.
Basel favourites to defend title
Basel will be aiming for their eighth consecutive Swiss Super League title when they kick off the season at home to Sion on July 24th. Bookmakers have every confidence that they will win the crown again this season. The club reached the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League twice, as well as the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League over the last five years. Basel's main title rivals will be Young Boys and Grasshoppers.
|Young Boys||7||St. Gallen||151|
Preseason odds for the outright winner of the 2016/17 Swiss football league.
Swiss Cup finals in last five seasons
2016 Zurich - Lugano 1:0
2015 Sion - Basel 3:0
2014 Zurich - Basel 2:0 (aet)
2013 Grasshoppers - Basel 1:1 (5-4 on penalties)
2012 Basel - Luzern 1:1 (4-3 on penalties)
(transfer market value in m€)
Goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik (4); Defense: Marek Suchy (4.5), Michael Lang (4.3), Eder Balanta (4); Midfield: Taulant Xhaka (4), Luca Zuffi (4), Renato Steffen (4), Birkir Bjarnason (3.5), Jean-Paul Boetius (2.8); Forward: Seydou Doumbia (12), Andraz Sporar (2.5).
Goalkeeper Joel Mall (0.8); Defense: Nemanja Antonov (1), Levent Gulen (0.9), Alban Pnishi (0.5), Jan Bamert (0.5); Midfield: Lucas Andersen (2), Caio (1.8), Kim Kallstrom (1.5), Marko Basic (1); Forward: Ridge Munsy (1.5), Florian Kamberi (1).
Goalkeeper Thomas Castella (0.4); Defense: Elton Monteiro (0.4), Nicolas Getaz (0.4), Jeremy Maniere (0.4); Midfield: Yeltsin Tejeda (1.5), Ming-Yang Yang (0.8), Olivier Custodio (0.8), Xavier Margairaz (0.5); Forward: Gabriel Torres (0.9), Kwang-Ryong Pak (0.8), Andi Zeqiri (0.6).
Goalkeeper Mirko Salvi (0.5); Defense: Frederic Veseli (0.8), Fulvio Sulmoni (0.8), Vladimir Golemic (0.4); Midfield: Mattia Bottani (1), Antonini Culina (1), Mario Piccinocchi (0.8), Jonathan Sabbatini (0.8), Domen Crnigoj (0.8); Forward: Ofir Mizrahi (0.5), Karim Rossi (0.5).
Goalkeeper David Zibung (0.4); Defense: Jerome Thiesson (0.9), Francois Affolter (0.8), Claudio Lustenberger (0.7); Midfield: Jakob Jantscher (1.5), Hekuran Kryeziu (1), Nicolas Haas (1), Jahmir Hyka (1), Markus Neumayr (0.8); Forward: Marco Schneuwly (1), Tomi Juriae (0.8).
Goalkeeper Anton Mitryushkin (1.5); Defense: Leo Lacroix (3), Pa Modou (1.3), Arthur Boka (1); Midfield: Edimilson Fernandes (4.5), Geoffrey Bia (2.5), Carlitos (1.3), Veroljub Salatic (1), Daniel Follonier (1); Forward: Moussa Konate (6.3), Ebenezer Assifuah (2.5).
Goalkeeper Daniel Lopar (0.8); Defense: Martin Angha (1), Roy Gelmi (1), Silvan Hefti (1), Alain Wiss (0.9); Midfield: Gianluca Gaudino (2.5), Danijel Aleksic (1.8), Yannis Tafer (1.3), Nzuzi Toko (1.2); Forward: Roman Buess (1), Seifedin Chabbi (0.4).
Goalkeeper Guillaume Faivre (0.8); Defense: Enrico Schirinzi (0.6), Sven Joss (0.6), Stefan Glarner (0.5), Marco Burki (0.4); Midfield: Dennis Hediger (1), Simone Rapp (1), Matteo Tosetti (0.5), Carlinhos (0.5), Joel Geissmann (0.4); Forward: Christian Fassnacht (0.4).
Goalkeeper Peter Jehle (0.3); Defense: Simone Grippo (0.8), Mario Buhler (0.6), Axel Borgmann (0.4); Midfield: Stjepan Kukuruzovic (0.8), Nicolas Hasler (0.7), Moreno Costanzo (0.7), Pascal Schurpf (0.6), Diego Ciccone (0.5); Forward: Albion Avdijaj (0.4), Yones Felfel (0.2).
Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo (3); Defense: Florent Hadergjonaj (3), Loris Benito (2.5), Milan Vilotic (1.5), Gregory Wuthrich (1.5); Midfield: Denis Zakaria (4), Yoric Ravet (3), Miralem Sulejmani (3), Sekou Sanogo (2.5); Forward: Michael Frey (2.5), Alexander Gerndt (2).