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Allsvenskan
2020
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Season information
Winners Malmö FF
24th Allsvenskan title
21st Swedish title
Relegated Helsingborgs IF
Falkenbergs FF
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Malmö FF
Europa Conference League IF Elfsborg
BK Häcken
Season statistics
Matches played 240
Goals scored 674
Average 2.81 (per match)
Top goalscorer Christoffer Nyman
(18 goals)
Biggest home win Häcken 6–0 Elfsborg
(16 July 2020)
Biggest away win Mjällby 0–5 Elfsborg
(23 July 2020)
Highest scoring Sirius 2–5 Malmö
(26 July 2020)
Örebro 4–3 Norrköping
(30 August 2020)
Varbergs 5–2 Hammarby
(10 November 2020)
Norrköping 3–4 Helsingborgs
(6 December 2020)
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The 2020 Allsvenskan, part of the 2020 Swedish football season, was the 96th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams participated. Djurgårdens IF were the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season.

The season was scheduled to begin on 4 April and end on 8 November 2020 (not including play-off matches), but due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden the opening games of the season were delayed. On 4 June 2020, the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced that the travel restrictions within Sweden were lifted. There were therefore no restrictions that were prohibiting resuming league play in Sweden and the Swedish Football Association announced, also on 4 June 2020, that the 2020 Allsvenskan season would resume on 14 June 2020.

Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 24th Allsvenskan title and 21st Swedish championship overall, in the 27th round on 8 November 2020 when they won 4–0 against IK Sirius at home.

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The season was scheduled to begin on 4 April, but was postponed indefinitely on 19 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. On 17 April, a target start date of 14 June was established for the competition by chairman of the Swedish Football Association, Karl-Erik Nilsson. It was initially speculated that matches would not be played behind closed doors, as the country had not gone into lockdown like other European countries at the time. The guidelines and rules issued by the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden did however prevent a start of the 2020 Allsvenskan, as they advised against all non-essential travel within Sweden, which would limit the possibilities of Allsvenskan teams to travel to the Allsvenskan games. On 4 June 2020, it was announced that the Swedish travel restrictions were lifted and there were therefore no restrictions preventing Allsvenskan to resume play. The Swedish Football Association accordingly announced, also on 4 June 2020, that the 2020 Allsvenskan season would commence on 14 June 2020.

New guidelines regarding league play were issued on 8 June 2020, which detailed that due to the ban on gathering of more than 50 people in Sweden, all games were to be played without any attendance. Other guidelines included that no players with symptoms were allowed to travel or play and that the travel option with the most limited number of social contacts should be used (which means bus travel for the majority of teams).

Teams

A total of sixteen teams were contesting the league, including fourteen sides from the previous season, and two promoted teams from the 2019 Superettan.

GIF Sundsvall and AFC Eskilstuna were relegated at the end of the 2019 season after finishing at the bottom two places of the table, and were replaced by the 2019 Superettan champions Mjällby AIF and runners-up Varbergs BoIS.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf Stadium capacity
AIK Solna Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falcon Alkoholfri Arena Natural 5,565
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,500
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 Nya Studenternas Artificial 10,000
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Stadion Natural 22,500
Mjällby AIF Hällevik Strandvallen Natural 6,750
Varbergs BoIS Varberg Påskbergsvallen Natural 4,500
Örebro SK Örebro Eyravallen Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 8,466

Personnel and kits

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor Unibet 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 coach Captain Kit manufacturer Main shirt sponsor
AIK Flag of Sweden Grzelak, BartoszBartosz Grzelak Flag of Eritrea Goitom, HenokHenok Goitom Flag of United States Nike Notar
BK Häcken Flag of Sweden Alm, AndreasAndreas Alm Flag of Sweden Lindgren, RasmusRasmus Lindgren Flag of Germany Puma BRA
Djurgårdens IF Flag of Sweden Bergstrand, KimKim Bergstrand
Flag of Sweden Lagerlöf, ThomasThomas Lagerlöf
Flag of Sweden Karlström, JesperJesper Karlström Flag of Germany Adidas Prioritet Finans
Falkenbergs FF Flag of Sweden Eklund, HansHans Eklund Flag of Sweden Joza, TiborTibor Joza Flag of Germany Adidas Gekås Ullared
Hammarby IF Flag of Sweden Billborn, StefanStefan Billborn Flag of Denmark Andersen, JeppeJeppe Andersen Flag of Sweden Craft Jobman
Helsingborgs IF Flag of Sweden Mellberg, OlofOlof Mellberg Flag of Sweden Granqvist, AndreasAndreas Granqvist Flag of Germany Puma Resurs Bank
IF Elfsborg Flag of Sweden Thelin, JimmyJimmy Thelin Flag of Norway Heltne Nilsen, SivertSivert Heltne Nilsen Flag of England Umbro Sparbanken Sjuhärad
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden Nilsson, RolandRoland Nilsson Flag of Sweden Söder, RobinRobin Söder Flag of Sweden Craft Serneke
IFK Norrköping Flag of Sweden Gustafsson, JensJens Gustafsson Flag of Sweden Fransson, AlexanderAlexander Fransson Flag of United States Nike Holmen
IK Sirius Flag of Sweden Rydström, HenrikHenrik Rydström Flag of Sweden Thor, NiklasNiklas Thor Flag of Denmark Select Various
Kalmar FF Flag of Sweden Bergstrand, NanneNanne Bergstrand Flag of Sweden Elm, ViktorViktor Elm Flag of Denmark Select Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Flag of Denmark Tomasson, Jon DahlJon Dahl Tomasson Flag of Denmark Christiansen, AndersAnders Christiansen Flag of Germany Puma Volkswagen
Mjällby AIF Flag of Sweden Lantz, MarcusMarcus Lantz Flag of Sweden Löfquist, DavidDavid Löfquist Flag of Germany Puma Various
Varbergs BoIS Flag of Sweden Persson, JoakimJoakim Persson Flag of Sweden Selmani, AstritAstrit Selmani Flag of Sweden Craft Various
Örebro SK Flag of Sweden Kjäll, AxelAxel Kjäll Flag of Sweden Gerzić, NordinNordin Gerzić Flag of Germany Puma ÖBAB
Östersunds FK Flag of Sweden Azrafshan, AmirAmir Azrafshan Flag of Guinea Keita, AlyAly Keita Flag of Germany Adidas Volkswagen

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Mjällby AIF Flag of Serbia Miloš Milojević End of contract 1 December 2019 Pre-season Flag of Sweden Marcus Lantz 10 December 2019
Malmö FF Flag of Germany Uwe Rösler Mutual consent 13 December 2019 Flag of Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson 5 January 2020
Kalmar FF Flag of Sweden Jens Nilsson End of caretaker spell 13 December 2019 Flag of Sweden Nanne Bergstrand 13 December 2019
Östersunds FK Flag of England Ian Burchnall Mutual consent 11 July 2020 15th Flag of Sweden Amir Azrafshan 11 July 2020
AIK Flag of Sweden Rikard Norling Sacked 27 July 2020 12th Flag of Sweden Bartosz Grzelak 31 July 2020
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden Poya Asbaghi Sacked 3 September 2020 12th Flag of Sweden Roland Nilsson 11 September 2020

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Malmö FF  (C) 30 17 9 4 64 30 +34 60 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 IF Elfsborg 30 12 15 3 49 38 +11 51 Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round
3 BK Häcken 30 12 13 5 45 29 +16 49
4 Djurgårdens IF 30 14 6 10 48 33 +15 48
5 Mjällby AIF 30 13 8 9 48 44 +4 47
6 IFK Norrköping 30 13 7 10 60 46 +14 46
7 Örebro SK 30 12 6 12 37 41 −4 42
8 Hammarby IF 30 10 11 9 47 47 0 41
9 AIK 30 10 9 11 30 33 −3 39
10 IK Sirius 30 9 11 10 43 51 −8 38
11 Varbergs BoIS 30 10 7 13 45 44 +1 37
12 IFK Göteborg 30 7 13 10 35 41 −6 34
13 Östersunds FK 30 8 9 13 27 46 −19 33
14 Kalmar FF  (O) 30 6 10 14 30 49 −19 28 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Helsingborgs IF  (R) 30 5 11 14 33 48 −15 26 Relegation to Superettan
16 Falkenbergs  (R) 30 5 9 16 33 54 −21 24

Source: svenskfotboll.se
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


Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan met the third-placed team from 2020 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.

Times are in CET (UTC+01:00)


9 December 2020
18:00
Jönköpings Södra IF 1–3 Kalmar FF Stadsparksvallen, Jönköping
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim
Lowe Goal 3' Report Lowe Goal 11' (o.g.)
Ring Goal 19'
Herrem Goal 55'

13 December 2020
13:00
Kalmar FF 1–0 Jönköpings Södra IF Guldfågeln Arena, Kalmar
Referee: Glenn Nyberg
Fröling Goal 80' Report

Kalmar FF won 4–1 on aggregate.


Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 6 December 2020
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Sweden Christoffer Nyman IFK Norrköping 18
2 Flag of Sweden Astrit Selmani Varbergs BoIS 15
3 Flag of Sweden Isaac Kiese Thelin Malmö FF 14
Flag of Nigeria Moses Ogbu Mjällby AIF
5 Flag of Denmark Anders Christiansen Malmö FF 13
6 Flag of Sweden Nahir Besara Örebro SK 12
Flag of United States Aron Jóhannsson Hammarby IF
Flag of Sweden Stefano Vecchia IK Sirius

Top assists

As of 6 December 2020
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Montenegro Sead Hakšabanović IFK Norrköping 11
Flag of Sweden Gustav Ludwigson Hammarby IF
3 Flag of Iceland Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson IFK Norrköping 9
Flag of Sweden Alexander Kačaniklić Hammarby IF
5 Flag of Sweden Johan Larsson IF Elfsborg 8
6 Flag of Norway Jo Inge Berget Malmö FF 7
Flag of Sweden Axel Björnström IK Sirius
Flag of Sweden Sebastian Larsson AIK
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Haris Radetinac Djurgårdens IF
Flag of Sweden Tobias Sana IFK Göteborg

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Norway Fredrik Ulvestad Djurgårdens IF Kalmar FF 5–0 28 June 2020
Flag of Turkey Deniz Hümmet Örebro SK IFK Norrköping 4–3 30 August 2020
Flag of Sweden Muamer Tanković Hammarby IF IFK Göteborg 4–0 10 September 2020
Flag of Sweden Jonathan Levi IFK Norrköping Varbergs BoIS 3–1 18 October 2020
Flag of Sweden Astrit Selmani Varbergs BoIS Hammarby IF 5–2 8 November 2020
Flag of Sweden Christoffer Nyman IFK Norrköping Falkenbergs FF 4–1 23 November 2020

Discipline

Player

  • Most yellow cards: 10
    • Flag of Sweden Jesper Karlström (Djurgården)
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Flag of Sweden Simon Strand (Elfsborg)

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