Swiss 1. Liga
Founded1931; 93 years ago (1931)
Other club(s) fromLiechtenstein
Number of teams48 (in 3 groups of 16)
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toPromotion League
Relegation to2nd League Interregional
Domestic cup(s)Swiss Cup
Current championsServette FC II
SR Delémont
FC Paradiso
Current: 2023–24 1. Liga Classic

1. Liga Classic (1st League Classic in English) is the fourth tier of the Swiss football league system. At its creation in 1931, the fourth tier of Swiss football was called 3. Liga. The league is operated by a subdivision of the Swiss Football Association called Erste Liga. It is split into 3 groups of 16 teams, by geographical region.

Name history

The fourth tier of Swiss football has taken on various names over time:

Regional format

Groups of 1. Liga

Group 1 contains teams from western Switzerland, which is generally French speaking. Group 2 contains teams from Central Switzerland, which is mostly German speaking. 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 Promotion 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.

Current season

The clubs in the league for the 2022–23 season:

League results

1st League Classic champions, promoted and relegated teams:

Season Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Promoted Play-Off Winners Relegated
1999–00 Chênois Wangen bei Olten Locarno Vaduz Wangen bei Olten & Locarno No Relegation
2000–01 Serrières Concordia Vaduz Concordia & Vaduz
2001–02 Colombier Schaffhausen Malcantone Agno Wohlen & Schaffhausen
2002–03 Meyrin YF Juventus Malcantone Agno Bulle, Chiasso
Malcantone Agno & Meyrin
Rapperswil-Jona & Stade Nyonnais
2003–04 Étoile-Carouge YF Juventus Locarno YF Juventus & Baulmes FC Altstetten & Vevey Sports
2004–05 Lausanne-Sport Biel-Bienne Tuggen Lausanne-Sport & Locarno No Relegation
2005–06 Servette Biel-Bienne Tuggen Delémont & Servette
2006–07 Étoile-Carouge Basel U-21 Red Star Zürich Cham & Gossau
2007–08 Nyon Basel U-21 Baden Biel-Bienne & Stade Nyonnais FC Brugg & SC Zofingen
2008–09 Étoile-Carouge Basel U-21 Chiasso Le Mont & Kriens Red Star Zürich & FC La Tour/Le Pâquier
2009–10 Sion U-21 YF Juventus Chiasso Chiasso & Delémont SC Cham & FC Emmenbrücke
2010–11 Meyrin Schötz Brühl Brühl & Étoile-Carouge SC Bümpliz 78, CS Chênois, US Terre-Sainte, FC Laufen, SC Buochs & Zug 94
2011–12 FC Sion II BSC Old Boys FC Tuggen 11 promoted clubs No Relegation
2012–13 FC Le Mont FC Baden SC Cham FC Le Mont & FC Köniz UGS Genève, ES FC Malley, SV Muttenz, SC Dornach, FC Kreuzlingen & CS Biaschesi
2013–14 SC Düdingen Neuchâtel Xamax USV Eschen/Mauren Neuchâtel Xamax & FC Rapperswil-Jona FC Bulle, SC Zofingen, FC Thun II, Chur 97 & SV Höngg
2014–15 FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy SC Cham FC Wettswil-Bonstetten SC Cham & SC Kriens FC Meyrin, FC Monthey, Concordia Basel, FC Grenchen, FC Lugano II & AC Taverne
2015–16 FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy FC Münsingen FC Baden FC Bavois, FC La Chaux-de-Fonds & FC United Zürich Signal FC Bernex-Confignon, US Terre-Sainte, FC Bern, FC Dietikon & FC Kosova
2016–17 Yverdon Sport FC FC Luzern II FC Gossau Yverdon Sport FC & FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy FC La Sarraz-Eclépens, FC Wangen bei Olten, FC Muri, FC Seefeld & Locarno
2017–18 BSC Young Boys II FC Solothurn AC Bellinzona AC Bellinzona & FC Münsingen SC Guin, FC Portalban-Gletterens, FC Sursee, Kickers Luzern, FC Seuzach & FC Balzers
2018–19 Etoile Carouge FC Black Stars FC Baden Etoile Carouge FC & Black Stars FC Thun II, FC Fribourg, SC Zofingen, BSC Old Boys, FC Mendrisio & FC United Zürich
2019–20 FC Lausanne-Sport II SR Delemont FC Tuggen No Promotion No Relegation
2020–21 BSC Young Boys II FC Biel-Bienne FC Wettswil-Bonstetten BSC Young Boys II & FC Biel-Bienne FC Azzurri 90, Olympique de Genève FC, SV Muttenz, Gossau, Red Star Zürich & FC Dietikon
2021–22 BSC Young Boys II FC Biel-Bienne FC Tuggen FC Baden, FC Bulle, FC Luzern II & St. Gallen II Team Vaud, Lancy FC, Zug 94, SC Buochs, FC Thalwil & FC Balzers
2022–23 Servette FC II SR Delémont FC Paradiso Servette FC II, SR Delémont, FC Paradiso & FC Lugano II FC Concordia Lausanne, FC Martigny-Sports, FC Muri AG, SC Dornach, FC Uzwil & FC Weesen