|Level on pyramid 2|
Domestic cup(s) Swiss Cup
Number of teams 10
Date founded 1897
Promotion to Swiss Super League
|Relegation to 1. Liga Promotion|
Website Official Site
Current champion FC Lausanne-Sport
|Current champions FC Lausanne-Sport(2015–16)|
Teams FC Zürich, Servette FC, Neuchâtel Xamax, FC Wil, FC Aarau
The Swiss Challenge League or Brack.ch Challenge League is a professional league and the second highest tier of the Swiss football league system. Ten teams play in the Challenge League. The winners of the league are promoted to the Super League, the bottom team is relegated to the 1. Liga Promotion.
From 2003 to 2012, the second placed team entered a two-legged playoff against the 9th placed team in the Super League, with the winner playing in the higher division next season.
The league was named Nationalliga B until 2003 when it was changed to the "Challenge League."
Promotion/Relegation from 2015–16 season
Nationalliga B Era
1 FC Lugano and FC Lausanne-Sport went bankrupt which meant that no team was relegated due to their league position. FC Sion were not awarded a license for the 2003-04 season resulted in an extra team being promoted.
Challenge League Era
The league statistics of the Challenge League area: