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Swiss Super League to expand, introduce play-off system

Dan Ndoye celebrates with Fabian Frei of FC Basel after scoring during the Uefa Conference League Round of 16 match against Olympique de Marseille on March 17, 2022 (by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The Swiss Super League, the top tier of domestic club football, is set to expand to 12 clubs from the 2023-24 season, with a play-off system introduced to decide the title winners, European qualification and relegation.

In recent years, the Swiss Football League has repeatedly proposed expansion of the Super League, which currently comprises 10 clubs, without securing the necessary backing from teams. However, an extraordinary general assembly held on Friday saw the reforms passed by what the SFL claimed was a “large majority” of the 20 clubs across the top two tiers.

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