Allsvenskan | Sweden - an overview
The Sweden Allsvenskan is Swedens' premier football league. The Allsvenskan sits on the very top of professional football in Sweden and is also known as the Fotbollsallsvenskan. That translates from Swedish as “football top league”.
The Sweden Allsvenskan is one of the few European leagues to honour an individual player and a manager’s contribution to the game. Each honour is decided at the end of the season. Awards for the best overall player, goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward, newcomer and manager of the season are awarded the Allsvenskans stora pris.
There are 16 teams all fighting for the right to play in the Allsvenskan and lift the Lennart Johanssons Pokal. Seasons run a little different due to weather conditions, so a typical season is between March to November.
There is no promotion from the Allsvenskan, but the top team qualifies for the UEFA Champions League. The league's runner up enters the 2nd stage qualifying round. Third and fourth qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by domestic cup competition.
Relegation from this league drops to the Swedish Superettan.
AFC Eskilstuna, AIK Solna, BK Häcken, Brommapojkarna IF, Dalkurd FF, Djurgårdens IF, Falkenbergs FF, GIF Sundsvall, Hammarby IF, Helsingborgs IF, IFK Göteborg, IFK Norrköping, IK Sirius, If Elfsborg, Jönköpings Södra, Kalmar FF, Malmö FF, Trelleborgs FF, Varbergs BoIS, Örebro SK, Östersunds FK
Behrn Arena - Örebro SK, Borås Arena - If Elfsborg, Falkenbergs IP - Falkenbergs FF, Friends Arena - AIK Solna, Gamla Ullevi - BK Häcken, IFK Göteborg, Gavlevallen - Dalkurd FF, Grimsta IP - Brommapojkarna IF, Guldfågeln Arena - Kalmar FF, Jämtkraft Arena - Östersunds FK, Norrporten Arena - GIF Sundsvall, Nya Parken - IFK Norrköping, Olympiastadion - Helsingborgs IF, Skytteholms IP - AFC Eskilstuna, Studenternas IP - IK Sirius, Swedbank Stadion - Malmö FF, Tele2 Arena - Hammarby IF, Tele2 Arena - Djurgårdens IF, Vångavallen - Trelleborgs FF