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2004–05 Swiss Super League

Swiss Super League
Season 2004–05
Champions Basel
(11th Swiss title)
Relegated FC Servette
Champions League Basel
Thun
UEFA Cup Grasshopper
FC Zurich
(via Swiss Cup)
UEFA Intertoto Cup Young Boys
Neuchâtel Xamax
Top goalscorer Stéphane Chapuisat (23)

The 2005–06 Swiss Super League season was the 109th season of top-tier football in Switzerland.

Overview

The Swiss Super League season 2004–05 was originally contested by ten teams. On 4 February 2005 the parent company of Servette FC was declared bankrupt. As a consequence of the bankruptcy Servette FC had their license revoked. The eighteen results from the teams first half of the season remained in the league table. The club's second half matches were cancelled entirely and so the second half of the season was competed with only nine clubs. These each played another double round-robin schedule. Each of the nine clubs had played 34 matches at the end of the season. Servettes parent company had run up debts of over 10 million Swiss francs and had not paid the players wages since the previous November. FC Servette were subsequently demoted to the Second Tier. The championship was won by FC Basel.

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Basel (C) 34 21 7 6 81 45 +36 70 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Thun 34 18 6 10 69 42 +27 60 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Grasshopper 34 12 14 8 51 50 +1 50
4 Young Boys 34 12 13 9 60 52 +8 49 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
5 Zürich 34 13 9 12 55 57 −2 48 1
6 Neuchâtel Xamax 34 10 8 16 36 48 −12 38 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round
7 St. Gallen 34 8 12 14 51 60 −9 36
8 Aarau 34 7 11 16 42 64 −22 32
9 Schaffhausen 34 7 11 16 36 59 −23 32 Relegation play-off
10 Servette (R) 18 6 5 7 24 28 −4 20 Relegation to the 2005–06 Challenge League 2

Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
2 Servette were deducted three points for financial irregularities. Subsequently, the team was forced to withdraw from the championship at the end of the first round of the season and demoted to the Second Division.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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