Level on pyramid 4
|Other club(s) from Liechtenstein|
Number of teams 3 groups of 16 teams
Promotion to 1. Liga Promotion
1. Liga classic is the fourth tier of the Swiss football league system. The division is split into three groups of 16 teams, by geographical region.
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 1. Liga Promotion, 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, which is the highest of the Amateur leagues in Swiss football, broken down into 5 regional groups.
The 'clubs in the league for the 2016–17 season:
The league champions and promoted teams: