Swiss Promotion League

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Swiss Promotion League
Erste Liga logo 2012.png
Founded 2012
Country Switzerland
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 16 teams
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Challenge League
Relegation to 1. Liga
Domestic cup(s) Swiss Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Europa League (via Swiss Cup)
Current champions FC Rapperswil-Jona
2017–18 Swiss Promotion League

Promotion League is the third tier of the Swiss football league system, below the Swiss Challenge League and above the 1. Liga Classic. Introduced in 2012 the division has 16 teams.[1]


The league was introduced at the end of the 2011–12 season and replaced the 1. Liga as the third tier of the league system, with the latter thereby moving to the fourth tier. Sixteen clubs compete in the league, playing each other twice during the seasons, once home and once away, the league champions are promoted to the second tier, the Challenge League, subject to licence regulations. The bottom two clubs of the 1. Liga Promotion are relegated to the 1. Liga with the best two clubs from this level promoted to the 1. Liga Promotion, it is the highest league level in Switzerland that permits participation of reserve teams.[2]

League champions[edit]

The league champions:[3]

Season Club
2012–13 FC Schaffhausen
2013–14 FC Le Mont
2014–15 Neuchâtel Xamax
2015–16 Servette Genève
2016–17 FC Rapperswil-Jona

Participating clubs[edit]

Current clubs 2017–18[edit]

Former clubs[edit]

Former clubs of the league:[4][5][6]


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  2. ^ "Schweiz » Promotion League 2015/2016 » 30. Spieltag" [Switzerland: 1. Liga Promotion »2015–16] (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Schweiz » Promotion League » Siegerliste" [Switzerland: 1. Liga Promotion » List of champions] (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Schweiz » Promotion League 2012/2013 » 30. Spieltag" [Switzerland: 1. Liga Promotion »2012–13] (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Schweiz » Promotion League 2013/2014 » 30. Spieltag" [Switzerland: 1. Liga Promotion »2013–14] (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Schweiz » Promotion League 2014/2015 » 30. Spieltag" [Switzerland: 1. Liga Promotion »2014–15] (in German). Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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