1973 Swiss League Cup

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1973 Swiss League Cup
CountryFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Teams 16
Defending champions FC Basel
Champions Grasshopper Club Zürich
Runners-up FC Winterthur
Matches played 15
Goals scored 47 (3.13 per match)

The 1973 Swiss League Cup was the second Swiss League Cup competition. It was played in the summer of 1973 as a pre-season tournament to the 1973–74 Swiss football season. It was won by Grasshopper Club Zürich who defeated FC Winterthur 5–4 on penalties after a 2–2 draw in the final.

The Swiss League Cup was a football tournament which took place as a summer pre-season tournament in 1972 and 1973, and during the Swiss football season from 1974–75 to 1981–82. The tournament was a knockout competition contested by clubs from the top two levels of Swiss football, the Nationalliga A and Nationalliga B.

Grasshopper Club Zürich professional sport club in Zürich, Switzerland

Grasshopper Club Zürich, commonly referred to as simply GC, GCZ, or Grasshoppers, is a multisports club based in Zürich, Switzerland. The oldest and best known department of the club is its football team. With 27 titles, Grasshopper holds the records for winning the most national championship titles and for the most successes in the Swiss Cup tournament, 19 victories in the competition. The club is the oldest football team in Zürich and maintains a substantial rivalry with FC Zürich.

FC Winterthur association football club from Winterthur

FC Winterthur is a Swiss football club based in Winterthur, Canton of Zürich. They play in the Swiss Challenge League, the second highest tier of Swiss football. They play at the Schützenwiese Stadium.


Round 1

Team 1 Score Team 2
FC Biel-Bienne 2–1 Lausanne Sports
FC Lugano 3–0 FC Grenchen
Neuchâtel Xamax 4–1 FC Basel
FC Sion 0–2 Servette FC Genève
Vevey-Sports 2–1 FC Fribourg
FC Winterthur 1–0 FC Luzern
FC Zürich 1–1 aet
(3–4 pens)
Grasshopper Club Zürich
FC St. Gallen 2–0 Mendrisiostar


Team 1 Score Team 2
Vevey-Sports 1–4 Grasshopper Club Zürich
FC Lugano 2–4 Servette FC Genève
Neuchâtel Xamax 1–2 FC Biel-Bienne
FC St. Gallen 1–2 FC Winterthur


Team 1 Score Team 2
Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–0 Servette FC Genève
FC Biel-Bienne 0–3 FC Winterthur


The final took place on 10 October 1973 at Letzigrund in Zürich.

Letzigrund stadium

Letzigrund  is a stadium in Zürich, Switzerland, and the home of the athletics club LC Zürich, and the football clubs FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich. LC Zürich is a spin-off of FC Zürich whose members constructed the stadium in 1925. Grasshopper-Club is using it as their home stadium since 2007. The annual athletics meet Weltklasse Zürich—part of the IAAF Diamond League—takes place at the Letzigrund since 1928, as well as frequent open-air concerts. On the Letzigrund track on 21 June 1960, Armin Hary was the first human being to run the 100 metres in 10,0 seconds.

Zürich Place in Switzerland

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 409,000 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Team 1 Score Team 2
Grasshopper Club Zürich 2–2 aet
(5–4 pens)
FC Winterthur

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