1939–40 in Swedish football

The 1939–40 season in Swedish football, starting August 1939 and ending July 1940:

HonoursEdit

Official titlesEdit

Title Team Reason
1939–40 Swedish Champions IF Elfsborg Winners of Allsvenskan

CompetitionsEdit

Level Competition Team
1st level Allsvenskan 1939–40 IF Elfsborg
2nd level Division 2 Norra 1939–40 Reymersholms IK
Division 2 Östra 1939–40 IFK Norrköping
Division 2 Västra 1939–40 Degerfors IF
Division 2 Södra 1939–40 IS Halmia

Promotions, relegations and qualificationsEdit

PromotionsEdit

Promoted from Promoted to Team Reason
Division 2 Östra 1939–40 Allsvenskan 1940–41 IFK Norrköping Winners of promotion play-off
Division 2 Västra 1939–40 Degerfors IF Winners of promotion play-off
Division 3 1939–40 Division 2 Norra 1940–41 Sundbybergs IK Winners of Östsvenska
Hofors AIF Winners of promotion play-off
Division 3 1939–40 Division 2 Östra 1940–41 Åtvidabergs FF 2nd team in Mellansvenska[1]
Örebro SK Winners of promotion play-off
Örebro FF 2nd team in Centralserien, norra[2]
Division 3 1939–40 Division 2 Västra 1940–41 Arvika BK Winners of Nordvästra
Lundby IF Winners of promotion play-off
Division 3 1939–40 Division 2 Södra 1940–41 Kalmar AIK Winners of Sydöstra
IFK Kristianstad Winners of Sydsvenska

League transfersEdit

Transferred from Transferred to Team Reason
Division 2 Norra 1939–40 Division 2 Östra 1940–41 IFK Västerås Geographical composition

RelegationsEdit

Relegated from Relegated to Team Reason
Allsvenskan 1939–40 Division 2 Västra 1940–41 Örgryte IS 11th team
Division 2 Norra 1940–41 Hammarby IF 12th team
Division 2 Norra 1939–40 Division 3 1940–41 Ljusne AIK 9th team
Enköpings SK 10th team
Division 2 Östra 1939–40 Division 3 1940–41 Skärbläcka IF Withdrew[2]
IK Tord 9th team
IFK Kumla 10th team
Division 2 Västra 1939–40 Division 3 1940–41 Jonsereds IF 9th team
IF Örnen 10th team
Division 2 Södra 1939–40 Division 3 1940–41 IFK Trelleborg 9th team
Ängelholms IF 10th team

Domestic resultsEdit

Allsvenskan 1939–40Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1[3] IF Elfsborg 22 13 6 3 66 31 +35 32
2[3] IFK Göteborg 22 15 2 5 49 27 +22 32
3 Helsingborgs IF 22 12 3 7 49 32 +17 27
4 IK Brage 22 10 6 6 42 38 +4 26
5 Sandvikens IF 22 10 2 10 38 37 +1 22
6[3] AIK 22 8 5 9 38 38 0 21
7[3] Landskrona BoIS 22 7 7 8 42 50 -8 21
8[3] IK Sleipner 22 8 5 9 33 49 -16 21
9 Gårda BK 22 5 10 7 27 39 -12 20
10 Malmö FF 22 4 10 8 25 28 -3 18
11 Örgryte IS 22 3 8 11 28 44 -16 14
12 Hammarby IF 22 3 4 15 34 58 -24 10

Allsvenskan promotion play-off 1939–40Edit


IS Halmia3–3Degerfors IF
Degerfors IF1–0IS Halmia

Division 2 Norra 1939–40Edit

Norra
Östra
Västra
Södra
[4] Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Reymersholms IK 18 13 2 3 58 24 +34 28
2 Djurgårdens IF 18 10 6 2 39 17 +22 26
3 Gefle IF 18 10 3 5 47 32 +15 23
4[3] Värtans IK 18 9 3 6 33 25 +8 21
5[3] Ludvika FfI 18 8 5 5 40 33 +7 21
6 Nynäshamns IF 18 7 3 8 34 43 -9 17
7 Sandvikens AIK 18 7 0 11 30 40 -10 14
8 IFK Västerås 18 4 5 9 25 41 -16 13
9 Ljusne AIK 18 4 3 11 25 39 -14 11
10 Enköpings SK 18 2 2 14 13 50 -37 6

Division 2 Östra 1939–40Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 IFK Norrköping 18 13 3 2 46 15 +31 29
2 Surahammars IF 18 10 6 2 42 16 +26 26
3 IFK Eskilstuna 18 10 3 5 46 26 +20 23
4 Mjölby AI 18 9 4 5 40 32 +8 22
5 Hallstahammars SK 18 10 1 7 39 29 +10 21
6[3] Skärblacka IF[2] 18 6 3 9 32 38 -6 15
7[3] Husqvarna IF 18 6 3 9 25 40 -15 15
8[3] Finspångs AIK 18 5 3 10 36 49 -13 13
9[3] IK Tord 18 5 3 10 28 54 -26 13
10 IFK Kumla 18 0 3 15 19 54 -35 3

Division 2 Västra 1939–40Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Degerfors IF 18 16 0 2 69 14 +55 32
2 Karlskoga IF 18 10 2 6 51 26 +25 22
3[3] GAIS 18 9 3 6 48 31 +17 21
4[3] Skara IF 18 10 1 7 41 29 +12 21
5[3] Varbergs BoIS 18 9 1 8 44 33 +11 19
6[3] Tidaholms GIF 18 8 3 7 33 37 -4 19
7[3] Deje IK 18 6 3 9 32 37 -5 15
8[3] Billingsfors IK 18 7 1 10 28 39 -11 15
9 Jonsereds IF 18 4 5 9 34 51 -17 13
10 IF Örnen 18 1 1 16 15 98 -83 3

Division 2 Södra 1939–40Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 IS Halmia 18 13 3 2 57 21 +36 29
2 Malmö BI 18 9 5 4 31 22 +9 23
3[3] Halmstads BK 18 8 6 4 37 23 +14 22
4[3] IFK Värnamo 18 10 2 6 34 22 +12 22
5[3] BK Landora 18 9 4 5 42 32 +10 22
6 Olofströms IF 18 6 6 6 38 45 -7 18
7 IFK Malmö 18 5 5 8 35 39 -4 15
8 Höganäs BK 18 3 7 8 24 36 -12 13
9 IFK Trelleborg 18 2 7 9 23 43 -20 11
10 Ängelholms IF 18 1 3 14 17 55 -38 5

Division 2 promotion play-off 1939–40Edit

Iggesunds IK5–0Hofors AIF
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Hofors AIF2–1Iggesunds IK
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Hofors AIF2–0[5]Iggesunds IK
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IF Rune4–6Örebro SK
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Örebro SK5–1IF Rune
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Kinna IF1–3Lundby IF
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Lundby IF5–1Kinna IF
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National team resultsEdit

Norway  2–3  Sweden
Navestad 8' (p)
Yven 84'
Nyberg 19', 73'
Lennartson 81'
Attendance: 29,504
Referee: Ulrich (Denmark)

  Sweden: Sven Bergquist - Harry Nilsson, Erik Källström - Gösta Dahl, Arvid Emanuelsson, Karl-Erik Grahn - Arne Nyberg, Knut Johansson, Ragnar Lennartsson, Sven Jonasson, Stig Nyström.


Sweden  4–1  Denmark
Lennartson 40'
Johansson 43'
Nyström 58'
Dahl 85'
Jørgensen 8'
Attendance: 23,354
Referee: Daehlen (Norway)

  Sweden: Sven Bergquist - Harry Nilsson, Erik Källström - Gösta Dahl, Arvid Emanuelsson, Karl-Erik Grahn - Arne Nyberg, Knut Johansson, Ragnar Lennartsson, Sven Jonasson, Stig Nyström.

National team players in season 1939/40Edit

name pos. caps goals club
Sven "Svenne Berka" Bergquist (Bergqvist) GK 2 0 Hammarby IF Stockholm
Gösta Dahl MF 2 1 IF Elfsborg Borås
Arvid "Emma" Emanuelsson MF 2 0 IF Elfsborg Borås
Karl-Erik Grahn MF 2 0 IF Elfsborg Borås
Knut Johansson FW 2 1 IF Elfsborg Borås
Sven "Jonas" Jonasson FW 2 0 IF Elfsborg Borås
Erik "Järnbacken" Källström DF 2 0 IF Elfsborg Borås
Ragnar "Raggen" Lennartsson FW 2 2 IF Elfsborg Borås
Harry Nilsson DF 2 0 Landskrona BoIS
Arne Nyberg FW 2 2 IFK Göteborg
Stig Nyström FW 2 1 IK Brage Borlänge

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Åtvidabergs FF were promoted as the winners of Division 3 Mellansvenska, Waggeryds IK, declined promotion.
  2. ^ a b c Skärblacka IF withdrew from Division 2 Östra to Division 3 after the season ended, and an extra team had to be promoted in their place. The losers of the qualification play-off, IF Rune, declined promotion and Örebro FF were promoted in their place.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Tie breaker is goal average.
  4. ^ Teams from a large part of northern Sweden, approximately above the province of Medelpad, were not allowed to play in the national league system until the 1953–54 season.
  5. ^ Since extra time, aggregate score and the away goals rule was not used, a third match played on neutral ground decided the play-off.

ReferencesEdit

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