1972–73 Nationalliga A

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Nationalliga A
Season1972–73

Statistics of Swiss Super League in the 1972–73 season.

Overview[edit]

14 teams contested in the 1972–73 Nationalliga A. These were the top 12 teams from the previous 1971–72 season and the two newly promoted teams Chiasso and Fribourg. The championship was played in a double round robin. The champions would qualify for the 1973–74 European Cup, the second and third placed teams were to qualifiy for 1973–74 UEFA Cup and the last two teams in the table at the end of the season were to be relegated. Basel won the championship four points ahead of Grasshopper Club and six ahead of the Sion. Basel won 17 of their 26 league games, drew five and lost four. They scored a total of 57 goals conceding 30. Ottmar Hitzfeld (Basel) was joint leagues top goal scorer with Ove Grahn of Lausanne-Sports both with 18 league goals.[1]

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Basel (C) 26 17 5 4 57 30 +27 39 Swiss champions, qualified for 1973–74 European Cup
2 Grasshopper Club 26 14 7 5 54 32 +22 35 Qualified for 1973–74 UEFA Cup
and entered 1973 Intertoto Cup
3 Sion 26 13 7 6 35 30 +5 33 Qualified for 1973–74 UEFA Cup
4 Servette 26 14 3 9 41 23 +18 31
5 Winterthur 26 12 6 8 40 29 +11 30 Entered 1973 Intertoto Cup
6 Lausanne-Sport 26 11 6 9 46 27 +19 28
7 Zürich 26 10 8 8 38 33 +5 28 Swiss Cup winners, qualified for 1973–74 Cup Winners' Cup
and entered 1973 Intertoto Cup
8 Lugano 26 9 9 8 31 30 +1 27 Entered 1973 Intertoto Cup
9 Young Boys 26 9 5 12 39 40 −1 23
10 La Chaux-de-Fonds 26 8 7 11 30 43 −13 23
11 Chiasso 26 8 5 13 21 48 −27 21
12 St. Gallen 26 7 5 14 31 49 −18 19
13 Fribourg 26 4 7 15 24 43 −19 15 Relegated to Nationalliga B
14 Grenchen 26 4 4 18 23 53 −30 12 Relegated to Nationalliga B
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erik Garin. "Switzerland 1972/73". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2019-11-16. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)

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