Allsvenskan
2016
Season information
Winners Malmö FF
22nd Allsvenskan title
19th title
Relegated Helsingborgs IF
Gefle IF
Falkenbergs FF
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Malmö FF
Europa League AIK
Norrköping
Season statistics
Matches played 240
Goals scored 737
Top goalscorer John Owoeri (17 goals)
Biggest home win Häcken 7–0 Falkenbergs
(6 Nov 2016)
Biggest away win Falkenbergs 0–5 Jönköpings
(6 Aug 2016)
Highest scoring Gefle 2–6 Göteborg
(2 May 2016)
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The 2016 Allsvenskan, part of the 2016 Swedish football season, is the 92nd season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The fixtures were released on 9 December 2015 and it included a meeting between the two most recent champions IFK Norrköping and Malmö FF (in Malmö) as the opening match, a replay of the last round of the previous season. The season started on 2 April 2016 and ended in November 2016.

IFK Norrköping were the defending champions after winning the title in the last round in the previous season. Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 22nd Allsvenskan title and 19th Swedish championship overall, in the 28th round on 26 October 2016 when they won 3–0 in the away fixture against Falkenbergs FF at Falkenbergs IP.

A total of 16 teams are contesting the league.

Suspended matches

IFK Göteborg vs. Malmö FF

The match at Gamla Ullevi between IFK Göteborg and Malmö FF on 27 April 2016 was abandoned after 77 minutes of play. A firecracker was thrown towards former IFK Göteborg player Tobias Sana from the home section. On 4 May, the Swedish Football Association's (SFA) disciplinary committee decided that the match would not continue and that the final score would be 0–3.

Jönköpings Södra IF vs. Östersunds FK

The match at Stadsparksvallen between Jönköpings Södra IF and Östersunds FK on 15 August 2016 was abandoned after 90 minutes of play. A spectator invaded the pitch and attacked Östersund's goalkeeper Aly Keita. Keita was advised by team phycisians to not finish the game. On 25 August, the Swedish Football Association's (SFA) disciplinary committee decided that the match would not continue and that the final score would be 0–3. However, the decision was overturned on 27 September and the final score would be 1–1.

Teams

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including fourteen sides from the 2015 season and two promoted teams from the 2015 Superettan. Both of the promoted teams for the 2015 season managed to stay in the league, Hammarby IF and GIF Sundsvall.

Halmstads BK and Åtvidabergs FF were relegated at the end of the 2015 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2015 Superettan champions Jönköpings Södra IF and runners-up Östersunds FK. Jönköpings Södra IF returned to Allsvenskan after 46 years' absence, having been relegated at the end of the 1969 season. This is Jönköpings Södra's 11th season in the league. Östersunds FK are participating in the league for the first time in the club's history; they are the first new club in Allsvenskan's history since Falkenbergs FF in 2014.

Falkenbergs FF as 14th-placed team retained their Allsvenskan spot after winning against third-placed Superettan team IK Sirius 3–3 (away goals) on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falkenbergs IP Natural 4,000
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Norrporten Arena Artificial 7,700
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
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Swedbank Stadion Natural 24,000
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 6,626
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.

Personnel and kits

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 Sweden Johansson, Nils-EricNils-Eric Johansson Adidas Åbro
BK Häcken Flag of Sweden Gerhardsson, PeterPeter Gerhardsson Flag of Sweden Ericsson, MartinMartin Ericsson Nike BRA Bygg
Djurgårdens IF Flag of England Dempsey, MarkMark Dempsey Flag of Sweden Walker, KevinKevin Walker Adidas Prioritet Finans
Falkenbergs FF Flag of Sweden Eklund, HansHans Eklund Flag of Sweden Svensson, DavidDavid Svensson Nike Gekås Ullared
Gefle IF Flag of Sweden Andersson, ThomasThomas Andersson Flag of Sweden Bååth, AndersAnders Bååth Umbro Various
GIF Sundsvall Flag of Sweden Cedergren, JoelJoel Cedergren Flag of Sweden Naurin, TommyTommy Naurin Adidas Various
Hammarby IF Flag of Sweden Bergstrand, NanneNanne Bergstrand Flag of Sweden Bakircioglu, KennedyKennedy Bakircioglu Puma LW
Helsingborgs IF Flag of Sweden Larsson, HenrikHenrik Larsson Flag of Sweden Larsson, PeterPeter Larsson Puma Resurs Bank
IF Elfsborg Flag of Sweden Haglund, MagnusMagnus Haglund Flag of Denmark Stuhr Ellegaard, KevinKevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Various
IFK Göteborg Flag of Sweden Lennartsson, JörgenJörgen Lennartsson Flag of Sweden Bjärsmyr, MattiasMattias Bjärsmyr Kappa Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping Flag of Sweden Gustafsson, JensJens Gustafsson Flag of Sweden Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson Nike Holmen
Jönköpings Södra IF Flag of Sweden Thelin, JimmyJimmy Thelin Flag of Sweden Thelin, TommyTommy Thelin Nike Various
Kalmar FF Flag of Sweden Swärdh, PeterPeter Swärdh Flag of Sweden Elm, RasmusRasmus Elm Hummel Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Flag of Denmark Kuhn, AllanAllan Kuhn Flag of Sweden Rosenberg, MarkusMarkus Rosenberg Puma Volkswagen
Örebro SK Flag of Sweden Axén, AlexanderAlexander Axén Flag of Sweden Åhman Persson, RobertRobert Åhman Persson Puma None
Östersunds FK Flag of England Potter, GrahamGraham Potter Flag of Montserrat Dyer, AlexAlex Dyer Adidas Östersunds kommun
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Malmö FF Flag of Norway Åge Hareide Resigned 2 December 2015 Pre-season Flag of Denmark Kuhn, AllanAllan Kuhn 8 January 2016
AIK Flag of Sweden Andreas Alm Sacked 13 May 2016 9th Flag of Sweden Rikard Norling 13 May 2016
IFK Norrköping Flag of Sweden Janne Andersson Resigned 29 May 2016 2nd Flag of Sweden Jens Gustafsson 1 June 2016
Gefle IF Flag of Sweden Roger Sandberg Sacked 2 June 2016 15th Flag of Sweden Thomas Andersson 2 June 2016
Djurgården IF Flag of Sweden Pelle Olsson Sacked 3 August 2016 14th Flag of England Mark Dempsey 3 August 2016
GIF Sundsvall Flag of Sweden Roger Franzén Sacked 17 September 2016 13th Flag of Sweden Joel Cedergren 17 September 2016

League table

Template:2016 Allsvenskan table

Positions by round

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Malmö FF 1 7 12 8 5 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
AIK 9 4 6 10 9 9 11 9 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2
IFK Norrköping 14 8 3 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 3 3 3
IFK Göteborg 3 2 2 4 8 10 7 5 6 6 6 5 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
IF Elfsborg 12 6 11 14 14 12 9 7 10 5 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 8 8 6 5 5 5 5
Kalmar FF 13 15 14 12 13 14 12 13 14 12 13 9 10 12 10 9 11 11 9 11 10 10 8 7 5 7 6 6 6 6
Östersunds FK 8 13 10 7 10 11 13 11 7 8 10 13 9 9 9 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 11 11 11 10 8 7 8
Örebro SK 16 9 4 9 6 3 6 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 5 7 7 8 9
Djurgårdens IF 2 1 1 1 3 7 3 8 11 13 8 10 11 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 12 11 12 10 10 10 11 11 9 7
Hammarby IF 11 14 7 5 7 8 10 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 8 8 9 10 11
BK Häcken 4 10 13 15 15 13 14 14 13 11 12 8 7 7 7 7 5 6 7 6 6 7 5 5 6 9 9 10 11 10
Jönköpings Södra IF 5 3 5 3 2 5 5 10 9 10 11 11 12 10 11 11 9 9 11 9 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
GIF Sundsvall 6 11 9 6 1 4 4 3 5 7 5 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Helsingborgs IF 7 12 15 13 11 6 8 6 8 9 9 12 13 11 12 12 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Gefle IF 10 5 8 11 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Falkenbergs FF 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Keys to colors
Leader
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2017 Superettan

Updated to games played on 31 October 2016
Source: everysport.com

Results

Home \ Away AIK BKH DIF FFF GIF GIFS HAM HIF IFE IFKG IFKN JSIF KFF MFF ÖSK ÖFK
AIK 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 6–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0
BK Häcken 2–3 3–1 7–0 6–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–4 0–1 3–1
Djurgårdens IF 0–3 1–0 5–0 2–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 3–2 3–0
Falkenbergs FF 2–3 1–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–5 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–2
Gefle IF 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–6 0–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 0–4 0–0
GIF Sundsvall 1–3 0–0 2–5 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 5–0
Hammarby IF 0–3 2–3 4–2 3–3 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–1
Helsingborgs IF 2–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–4 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–1
IF Elfsborg 2–2 2–4 3–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1
IFK Göteborg 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–2 2–0
IFK Norrköping 4–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 1–2 3–1 3–3
Jönköpings Södra IF 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1
Kalmar FF 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 2–0
Malmö FF 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–3
Örebro SK 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 2–2 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–5
Östersunds FK 0–2 2–1 1–0 6–1 2–4 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–4

Updated to games played on 31 October 2016
Source: svenskfotboll.se (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 2016 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


17 November 2016
18:30
Halmstads BK 1–1 Helsingborgs IF Örjans Vall, Halmstad
Attendance: 6,104
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sigtuna)
Helstrup Goal 85' (o.g.) Report Eriksson Goal 74'

20 November 2016
13:30
Helsingborgs IF 1–2 Halmstads BK Olympia, Helsingborg
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (Täby)
J. Larsson Goal 82' Report Mathisen Goal 87' (pen.)90'

Halmstads BK won 3–2 on aggregate.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 6 November 2016
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Nigeria John Owoeri BK Häcken 17
2 Flag of Sweden Sebastian Andersson IFK Norrköping 14
Flag of Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Malmö FF
4 Flag of Sweden Viktor Prodell IF Elfsborg 13
5 Flag of Kenya Michael Olunga Djurgårdens IF 12

Top assists

As of 6 November 2016
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem Malmö FF 15
2 Flag of Sweden Alexander Farnerud BK Häcken 10
Flag of Sweden Simon Lundevall IF Elfsborg
Flag of Ghana Nasiru Mohammed BK Häcken
5 Flag of Sweden Johan Bertilsson Gefle IF 9
6 Flag of Sweden Viktor Claesson IF Elfsborg 8
Flag of Sweden Stefan Ishizaki AIK

Top goalkeepers

As of 6 November 2016
(Minimum of 10 games played)
Rank Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
1 Flag of Estonia Andreas Vaikla IFK Norrköping 13 12 79 5
2 Flag of Sweden Patrik Carlgren AIK 28 24 78 14
3 Flag of Sweden Johan Wiland Malmö FF 28 25 76 13
4 Flag of Sweden Andreas Andersson Gefle IF 22 32 74 4
Flag of Sweden Jacob Rinne Örebro SK 12 21 2
6 Flag of Sweden John Alvbåge IFK Göteborg 29 41 73 7
Flag of Sweden Tommy Naurin GIF Sundsvall 30 54 4
Flag of Sweden Peter Abrahamsson BK Häcken 29 45 3
9 Flag of Denmark Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard IF Elfsborg 30 38 72 7

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Sweden Erik Israelsson Hammarby IF Helsingborgs IF 5–1 10 April 2016
Flag of Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Malmö FF BK Häcken 3–0 1 May 2016
Flag of Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Malmö FF Östersunds FK 1–4 28 May 2016
Flag of Tunisia Issam Jebali IF Elfsborg GIF Sundsvall 4–0 22 August 2016
Flag of Sweden Peter Wilson GIF Sundsvall Jönköpings Södra IF 3–1 1 October 2016
Flag of Brazil Rômulo Hammarby IF Djurgårdens IF 4–2 17 October 2016
Flag of Nigeria John Owoeri4 BK Häcken Falkenbergs FF 7–0 6 November 2016
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

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