Swiss football league system

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The Swiss football league system, is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Switzerland, with seven teams from Liechtenstein, and one each from exclaves of Germany and Italy, also competing. The system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels, allowing even the smallest club the possibility of ultimately rising to the very top of the system. The first two levels of the system are collectively called Swiss Football League.

Because Liechtenstein does not have its own national league, its teams play in the Swiss leagues; see List of association football clubs playing in the league of another country.


1 Super League
10 clubs
2 Challenge League
10 clubs
3 Promotion League
16 clubs
4 1st League
(Group 1)
14 clubs
1st League
(Group 2)
14 clubs
1st League
(Group 3)
14 clubs
5 2. Liga Interregional
(Group 1)
14 clubs
2. Liga Interregional
(Group 2)
14 clubs
2. Liga Interregional
(Group 3)
14 clubs
2. Liga Interregional
(Group 4)
14 clubs
2. Liga Interregional
(Group 5)
14 clubs
2. Liga Interregional
(Group 6)
14 clubs
6 2. Liga
17 regional groups, 204 clubs
7 3. Liga
46 regional groups, 563 clubs
8 4. Liga
75 regional groups, 852 clubs
95. Liga
67 regional groups, 685 clubs

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