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Allsvenskan
2018
Season information
Winners AIK
6th Allsvenskan title
12th Swedish championship title
Relegated IF Brommapojkarna
Dalkurd FF
Trelleborgs FF
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League AIK
Europa League IFK Norrköping
Malmö FF
Season statistics
Top goalscorer Paulinho (20 goals)
Biggest home win Häcken 6–0 Brommapojkarna
(26 August 2018)
Biggest away win Trelleborg 1–6 Sundsvall
(13 August 2018)
Dalkurd 0–5 Häcken
(27 October 2018)
Highest scoring Östersund 5–2 Sirius
(23 May 2018)
Trelleborg 1–6 Sundsvall
(13 August 2018)
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The 2018 Allsvenskan, part of the 2018 Swedish football season, was the 94th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams will participate.

Malmö FF were the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season. AIK won the Swedish championship this season, their sixth Allsvenskan title and 12th Swedish championship overall, in the 30th round on 11 November when they won 0–1 in the away fixture against Kalmar FF at Guldfågeln Arena.

Teams

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including thirteen sides from the previous season, two promoted teams from the 2017 Superettan and one team from the 2017 Allsvenskan play-offs.

Halmstads BK and AFC Eskilstuna were relegated at the end of the 2017 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2017 Superettan champions IF Brommapojkarna and runners-up Dalkurd FF. IF Brommapojkarna returned to Allsvenskan after three years' absence, having been relegated at the end of the 2014 season. This is IF Brommapojkarna's sixth season in the league. Dalkurd FF are participating in the league for the first time in the club's history; they are the fourth new club in the last five Allsvenskan seasons (following Falkenbergs FF in 2014, Östersunds FK in 2016 and AFC Eskilstuna in 2017).

The final spot was taken by the 2017 Allsvenskan play-offs winner; Trelleborgs FF, third-placed team in 2017 Superettan.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Dalkurd FF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Idrottsparken Artificial 7,700
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
IF Brommapojkarna Stockholm Grimsta IP Artificial 8,000
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,600
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Nya Parken Artificial 15,734
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP Natural 6,300
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Stadion Natural 22,500
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 8,466
Trelleborgs FF Trelleborg Vångavallen Natural 7,000
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.

Personnel and sponsoring

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor Svenska Spel as well as the Allsvenskan logo on the right sleeve of their shirt.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach1 Captain Kit manufacturer Main shirt sponsor
AIK Flag of Sweden Norling, RikardRikard Norling Flag of Eritrea Goitom, HenokHenok Goitom Nike Notar
BK Häcken Flag of Sweden Alm, AndreasAndreas Alm Flag of Sweden Lindgren, RasmusRasmus Lindgren Nike BRA Bygg
Dalkurd FF Flag of Sweden Sandahl, JohanJohan Sandahl Flag of Sweden Azizi, PeshrawPeshraw Azizi Adidas Min Stora Dag
Djurgårdens IF Flag of Sweden Melkemichel, ÖzcanÖzcan Melkemichel Flag of Sweden Olsson, JonasJonas Olsson Adidas Prioritet Finans
GIF Sundsvall Flag of Sweden Cedergren, JoelJoel Cedergren Flag of Sweden Naurin, TommyTommy Naurin Adidas SCA
Hammarby IF Flag of Sweden Stefan Billborn Flag of Sweden Bakircioglu, KennedyKennedy Bakircioglu Puma Jobman
IF Brommapojkarna Flag of Sweden Björknesjö, RoberthRoberth Björknesjö Flag of Sweden Sandberg Magnusson, GustavGustav Sandberg Magnusson Nike Bauhaus
IF Elfsborg Flag of Sweden Thelin, JimmyJimmy Thelin Flag of Denmark Stuhr Ellegaard, KevinKevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Pulsen
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden Asbaghi, PoyaPoya Asbaghi Flag of Sweden Eriksson, SebastianSebastian Eriksson Kappa Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping Flag of Sweden Gustafsson, JensJens Gustafsson Flag of Sweden Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson Nike Holmen
IK Sirius Flag of Sweden Bergstrand, KimKim Bergstrand Flag of Nigeria Ogbu, MosesMoses Ogbu Nike Various
Kalmar FF Flag of Sweden Bergstrand, NanneNanne Bergstrand Flag of Sweden Elm, ViktorViktor Elm Hummel Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Flag of Germany Rösler, UweUwe Rösler Flag of Sweden Rosenberg, MarkusMarkus Rosenberg Puma Volkswagen
Trelleborgs FF Flag of Sweden Winqvist, PatrickPatrick Winqvist Flag of Sweden Camara Jönsson, SalifSalif Camara Jönsson Nike Mellby Gård
Örebro SK Flag of Sweden Kjäll, AxelAxel Kjäll Flag of Sweden Gerzić, NordinNordin Gerzić Puma Ambitiös
Östersunds FK Flag of England Ian Burchnall Flag of Sweden Pettersson, TomTom Pettersson Adidas Various

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden Alf Westerberg End of caretaker spell November 20, 2017 Pre-season Flag of Sweden Poya Asbaghi November 21, 2017
IF Brommapojkarna Flag of Sweden Olof Mellberg Resigned November 21, 2017 Flag of Portugal Luís Berkemeier Pimenta December 13, 2017
BK Häcken Flag of Sweden Mikael Stahre Resigned November 26, 2017 Flag of Sweden Andreas Alm December 8, 2017
IF Elfsborg Flag of Sweden Nemanja Miljanović
Flag of Sweden Janne Mian
End of caretaker spell December 6, 2017 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Thelin December 6, 2017
Hammarby IF Flag of Denmark Jakob Michelsen Sacked January 4, 2018 Flag of Sweden Stefan Billborn January 10, 2018
Dalkurd FF Flag of Sweden Andreas Brännström Sacked January 8, 2018 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Azrudin Valentić January 8, 2018
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Magnus Pehrsson Sacked May 14, 2018 10th Flag of Sweden Daniel Andersson (caretaker) May 14, 2018
Dalkurd FF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Azrudin Valentić Sacked May 25, 2018 16th Flag of Sweden Adil Kizil (caretaker) May 25, 2018
Östersunds FK Flag of England Graham Potter Signed by Swansea City Jun 04, 2018 6th Flag of England Ian Burchnall (caretaker) June 4, 2018
Malmö FF Flag of Sweden Daniel Andersson End of caretaker spell June 12, 2018 10th Flag of Germany Uwe Rösler June 12, 2018
Dalkurd FF Flag of Sweden Adil Kizil End of caretaker spell June 15, 2018 15th Flag of Sweden Johan Sandahl June 15, 2018
Östersunds FK Flag of England Ian Burchnall Caretaker made permanent manager July 18, 2018 5th Flag of England Ian Burchnall July 18, 2018
IF Brommapojkarna Flag of Portugal Luís Berkemeier Pimenta Sacked September 5, 2018 14th Flag of Sweden Roberth Björknesjö September 7, 2018

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AIK  (C) 30 19 10 1 50 16 +34 67 Promotion to the Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 IFK Norrköping 30 19 8 3 51 27 +24 65 Qualification to the Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Malmö FF 30 17 7 6 57 29 +28 58
4 Hammarby IF 30 17 7 6 56 35 +21 58
5 BK Häcken 30 16 5 9 58 27 +31 53
6 Östersunds FK 30 15 4 11 51 39 +12 49
7 Djurgårdens IF 30 13 9 8 40 31 +9 48
8 GIF Sundsvall 30 12 8 10 47 35 +12 44
9 Örebro SK 30 9 8 13 34 40 −6 35
10 Kalmar FF 30 9 7 14 27 35 −8 34
11 IFK Göteborg 30 9 4 17 38 53 −15 31
12 IF Elfsborg 30 7 9 14 29 41 −12 30
13 IK Sirius 30 8 6 16 37 61 −24 30
14 IF Brommapojkarna  (R) 30 8 2 20 25 64 −39 26 Relegation to the Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Dalkurd FF  (R) 30 6 6 18 30 57 −27 24 Relegation to the Relegation to Superettan
16 Trelleborgs FF  (R) 30 3 6 21 24 64 −40 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Results

Home \ Away AIK BKH DFF DIF GIFS HAM BP IFE IFKG IFKN IKS KFF MFF TFF ÖSK ÖFK
AIK 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
BK Häcken 1–1 3–0 5–0 3–0 2–2 6–0 5–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0
Dalkurd FF 0–4 0–5 1–2 2–2 2–3 3–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–0
Djurgårdens IF 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–2
GIF Sundsvall 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3
Hammarby IF 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 4–3 4–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–2
IF Brommapojkarna 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–3 3–0 0–0 0–4
IF Elfsborg 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2
IFK Göteborg 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 2–0 2–1
IFK Norrköping 2–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–2 4–2
IK Sirius 2–3 0–0 2–3 1–5 1–3 1–1 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–4 0–1
Kalmar FF 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
Malmö FF 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 5–0 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–1
Trelleborgs FF 1–4 0–3 0–1 0–3 1–6 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1
Örebro SK 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–1
Östersunds FK 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 5–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 0–2
Source: Swedish Football Association (Swedish)
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan meets the third-placed team from 2018 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


22 November 2018
19:00
AFC Eskilstuna 0–1 IF Brommapojkarna Tunavallen, Eskilstuna
Attendance: 3,465
Referee: Stefan Johannesson
Report Lahne Goal 12'

25 November 2018
14:45
IF Brommapojkarna 1–2 AFC Eskilstuna Grimsta IP, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,925
Referee: Andreas Ekberg
Öhman Goal 39' Report Nnamani Goal 65'
Ajeti Goal 75'

2–2 on aggregate. AFC Eskilstuna won on away goals.


Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 11 November 2018
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken 20
2 Flag of Sweden Linus Hallenius GIF Sundsvall 18
3 Flag of Serbia Nikola Đurđić Hammarby IF 13
Flag of United States Romain Gall GIFS / MFF
Flag of Sweden Markus Rosenberg Malmö FF
6 Flag of Eritrea Henok Goitom AIK 12
7 Flag of Sweden Jiloan Hamad Hammarby IF 11

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Sweden Jiloan Hamad Hammarby Sirius 3–1 1 April 2018
Flag of Gambia Pa Dibba Hammarby Sundsvall 4–3 5 May 2018
Flag of Brazil Paulinho Häcken Trelleborg 0–3 6 May 2018
Flag of Zimbabwe Tino Kadewere4 goals Djurgården Sirius 1–5 27 May 2018
Flag of Argentina Nicolás Stefanelli AIK Brommapojkarna 5–1 22 July 2018
Flag of Iceland Elías Már Ómarsson IFK Göteborg Brommapojkarna 3–0 28 July 2018
Flag of Sweden Linus Hallenius Sundsvall Trelleborg 1–6 13 August 2018
Flag of Sweden Dino Islamović Östersund Brommapojkarna 3–1 26 September 2018
Flag of Sweden Philip Haglund Sirius Brommapojkarna 4–2 28 October 2018

Top assists

As of 11 November 2018
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Sweden Hosam Aiesh Östersunds FK 10
2 Flag of Sweden Nahir Besara Örebro SK 8
3 Flag of Jordan Jonathan Tamimi GIF Sundsvall 7
4 Flag of Sweden Linus Hallenius GIF Sundsvall 6
Flag of Sweden Daleho Irandust BK Häcken
Flag of Sweden Eric Larsson Malmö FF
Flag of Sweden Simon Lundevall IF Elfsborg
Flag of Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken
Flag of Sweden Markus Rosenberg Malmö FF

Monthly awards

Month Allsvenskan Player of the Month
Player Club
April Flag of Sweden Jiloan Hamad Hammarby IF
May Flag of Gambia Pa Dibba Hammarby IF
July Flag of Iran Saman Ghoddos Östersunds FK
August Flag of Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken
September Flag of Eritrea Henok Goitom AIK
October Flag of Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken

See also

  • 2018 Superettan
  • 2018 Division 1
  • 2017–18 Svenska Cupen
  • 2018–19 Svenska Cupen

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