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Swiss 1. Liga (football)
Countries Switzerland and
Liechtenstein (past)
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 3 groups of 16 teams
Promotion to Challenge League
Relegation to 2. Liga Interregional
Levels on pyramid 3
Domestic cup(s) Schweizer Cup
Current champions SC Kriens (2008–09)

1. Liga is the third tier of the Swiss Football League. The division is split into three groups of 16 teams, by geographical region.


Regional Format

Group 1 contains teams from western Switzerland, which is generally French speaking. Group 2 contains teams from Central Switzerland, which contains both French and German speaking regions. Group 3 contains teams from East Switzerland (and Liechtenstein) which contains German and Italian speaking regions.

Two teams in total are promoted at the end of the season to second tier Challenge League, determined by a play-off competition involving the top 2 teams in each group. The bottom 2 teams in each group are relegated from this division to the 2. Liga Interregional, which is the highest of the Amateur leagues in Swiss football, broken down into 5 regional groups.

Some clubs in the two highest leagues in Switzerland have Under-21 teams playing in the 1.Liga and below. Such teams cannot be promoted from the 1.Liga, and should an Under-21 side finish the season in the top 2 positions, the play-off spot will go to the next placed team in the group.

Current season

The 2009-10 season is the current season in the Swiss 1. Liga.


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3


Season Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Promoted Play-Off Winner
1999–00 Chênois Wangen b.O. Locarno Vaduz Wangen b.O. & Locarno
2000–01 Serrières C. Basel Vaduz None C. Basel & Vaduz
2001–02 Colombier Schaffhausen Malcantone Agno None Wohlen & Schaffhausen
2002–03 Meyrin YF Juventus Malcantone Agno None FC Bulle, FC Chiasso
FC Meyrin & FC Malcantone Agno
2003–04 E. Carouge YF Juventus Locarno None YF Juventus & Baulmes
2004–05 Lausanne Sport Biel-Bienne Tuggen None Lausanne Sport & Locarno
2005–06 Servette Biel-Bienne Tuggen None Delémont & Servette FC
2006–07 E. Carouge Basel U-21 Red Star Zürich None Cham & Gossau
2007–08 Nyonnais Basel U-21 Baden None Biel-Bienne & Nyonnais
2008–09 E. Carouge Basel U-21 Chiasso None Le Mont & Kriens
2009–10 -- -- -- None --

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