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Allsvenskan
Allsvenskan
Country Flag of Sweden Good one Sweden
Confederation UEFA
Founded 13 January 1924
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Superettan
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
UEFA cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions AIK (6th title) (2018)
Most successful club Malmö FF (23 times)
TV TV4 Group
Website Official website
Football current event 2019

Allsvenskan also known as Fotbollsallsvenskan) is a Swedish professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Swedish football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from April to November, with teams playing 30 matches each, totaling 240 matches in the season.

The league was created in 1924. Before that, the top league in Sweden was called Svenska Serien. The winner is awarded Lennart Johanssons Pokal. It is ranked 23rd in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years, just ahead of the Scottish Premier League and below the Croatian Prva HNL. The current champions are Malmö FF, who won the title in the 2013 season.

Clubs

A total of 61 clubs have played in Allsvenskan from its inception in 1924 up to and including the 2013 season, Falkenbergs FF will be the 62nd club for the 2014 season. No club have been a member of the league for every season since its inception, AIK are the club to have participated in most seasons with a record of 85 seasons played out of 89 seasons in total.

The following 16 clubs are competing in Allsvenskan during the 2019 season.

Club
Position
in 2018
First season Seasons First season of
current spell
Titles Last title
AIK1st1924–2591200662018
BK Häcken5th19831920090 N/A
Djurgårdens IF7th1927–2864200172005
GIF Sundsvall8th19651920150 N/A
Falkenbergs FF2nd in Superettan2014420190 N/A
Hammarby IF4th1924–2551201512001
Helsingborgs IF1st in Superettan1924–2567201972011
IF Brommapojkarna14th2007620180 N/A
IF Elfsborg12th1926–2776199762012
IFK Göteborg11th1924–25871977132007
IFK Norrköping2nd1924–25792011132015
IK Sirius13th1969620170 N/A
Kalmar FF10th1949–5032200412008
Malmö FF3rd1931–32842001232017
Örebro SK9th1946–475120140 N/A
Östersunds FK6th2016420160 N/A

Stadiums and locations

Current team and stadiums:

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AIK Solna Friends Arena 54,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena 33,000
Falkenbergs FFFalkenbergFalcon Alkoholfri Arena 5,500
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Norrporten Arena 7,700
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena 33,000
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia 16,500
IF Brommapojkarna Stockholm Grimsta IP 8,000
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi 18,900
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Östgötaporten 15,734
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP 6,300
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena 12,182
Malmö FF Malmö Stadion 22,500
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena 12,645
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena 9,500

Managers

The current managers in Allsvenskan are:

Name Club Appointed
Flag of Sweden Good oneEklund, HansHans EklundFalkenbergs FF26 November 2014
Flag of Sweden Good oneNorling, RikardRikard NorlingAIK13 May 2016
Flag of Sweden Good oneGustafsson, JensJens GustafssonIFK Norrköping1 June 2016
Flag of Sweden Good oneCedergren, JoelJoel CedergrenGIF Sundsvall17 September 2016
Flag of Sweden Good oneLjung, Per-OlaPer-Ola LjungHelsingborgs IF27 November 2016
Flag of Sweden Good oneKjäll, AxelAxel KjällÖrebro SK28 August 2017
Flag of Sweden Good oneAsbaghi, PoyaPoya AsbaghiIFK Göteborg21 November 2017
Flag of Sweden Good oneThelin, JimmyJimmy ThelinIF Elfsborg6 December 2017
Flag of Sweden Good oneAlm, AndreasAndreas AlmBK Häcken8 December 2017
Flag of Sweden Good oneBillborn, StefanStefan BillbornHammarby IF10 January 2018
GermanyRösler, UweUwe RöslerMalmö FF12 June 2018
EnglandBurchnall, IanIan BurchnallÖstersunds FK20 June 2018
Flag of Sweden Good oneBjörknesjö, RoberthRoberth BjörknesjöIF Brommapojkarna10 September 2018
Flag of Sweden Good oneBergstrand, KimKim Bergstrand
Lagerlöf, ThomasThomas Lagerlöf
Djurgårdens IF16 November 2018
Kalmar FF
IK Sirius

External links

Allsvenskan 2019

AFC Eskilstuna · AIK · BK Häcken · Djurgårdens IF · Falkenbergs FF · GIF Sundsvall · Hammarby IF · Helsingborgs IF · IF Elfsborg · IFK Göteborg · IFK Norrköping · IK Sirius · Kalmar FF · Malmö FF · Örebro SK · Östersunds FK

Allsvenskan seasons

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