2017 Allsvenskan

Allsvenskan
Season2017
ChampionsMalmö FF
23rd Allsvenskan title
20th Swedish title
RelegatedJ-Södra
Halmstads BK
AFC Eskilstuna
Champions LeagueMalmö FF
Europa LeagueAIK
Djurgården
BK Häcken
Matches played240
Goals scored667 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorerMagnus Eriksson
Karl Holmberg (14 goals)
Biggest home winMalmö FF 6–0 Kalmar FF
(11 August 2017)
Malmö FF 6–0 IF Elfsborg
(25 September 2017)
Biggest away winBK Häcken 1–6 AIK
(24 September 2017)
Highest scoringIF Elfsborg 4–4 Östersunds FK
(2 May 2017)
Longest winning run4 games[1]
IFK Norrköping
Malmö FF
Longest unbeaten run13 games
AIK
Longest winless run16 games
Halmstads BK
Longest losing run7 games
IK Sirius
Highest attendance33,157
AIK 1–1 Djurgårdens IF
(27 August 2017)
Lowest attendance887
AFC Eskilstuna 1–3 IK Sirius
(5 November 2017)
Average attendance9,215
2016
2018

The 2017 Allsvenskan, part of the 2017 Swedish football season, is the 93rd season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The season began on 1 April 2017 and ended on 5 November the same year.[2][3][4] Fixtures for the 2017 season were announced on 9 December 2016.[5] A total of 16 teams participated.

Malmö FF were the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season. Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 23rd Allsvenskan title and 20th Swedish championship overall, in the 27th round on 16 October 2017 when they won 3–1 in the away fixture against IFK Norrköping at Östgötaporten.

SummaryEdit

Allsvenskans stora prisEdit

For the fifth year running, the broadcaster of Allsvenskan, C More Entertainment, hosted an award ceremony where they presented seven awards and two special awards to the players and staff of the 16 Allsvenskan clubs, the award ceremony was held on 7 November 2017. The nominations for the 2017 season were officially announced on 3 November 2017.[6] Nominees are displayed below, the winners are marked in bold text. Malmö FF and Djurgårdens IF received the most nominations with six nominations each, while Östersunds FK received three nominations, IFK Göteborg received two nominations, and AIK, BK Häcken, GIF Sundsvall, and IFK Norrköping each received one nomination.

Goalkeeper of the year

Defender of the year

Midfielder of the year

Forward of the year

Newcomer of the year

Manager of the year

Most valuable player of the year

Suspended matchesEdit

IFK Göteborg vs. AIKEdit

The match at Gamla Ullevi between IFK Göteborg and AIK on 18 May 2017 was postponed, following reports of attempted match fixing.[7] The match was rescheduled for 10 August 2017.[8]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2017 Allsvenskan

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including thirteen sides from the previous season, two promoted teams from the 2016 Superettan and one team from the 2016 Allsvenskan play-offs.

Gefle IF and Falkenbergs FF were relegated at the end of the 2016 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2016 Superettan champions IK Sirius and runners-up AFC United. IK Sirius returned to Allsvenskan after 42 years' absence, having been relegated at the end of the 1974 season. This is IK Sirius' fourth season in the league. AFC United are participating in the league for the first time in the club's history; they are the third new club in the last four Allsvenskan seasons (following Falkenbergs FF in 2014 and Östersunds FK in 2016).[citation needed]

The final spot will be taken by the 2016 Allsvenskan play-offs winner; Halmstads BK, third-placed team in 2016 Superettan.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AFC Eskilstuna Eskilstuna Tunavallen Artificial 7,800
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Idrottsparken Artificial 7,700
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 10,873
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
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 Studenternas IP Natural 6,300
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 8,466
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[9]

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor Svenska Spel 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 coach1 Captain Kit manufacturer Main shirt sponsor
AFC Eskilstuna   Michael Jolley   Omar Eddahri Nike Busmarket
AIK   Rikard Norling   Nils-Eric Johansson Adidas Åbro Bryggeri
BK Häcken   Mikael Stahre   Rasmus Lindgren Nike BRA Bygg
Djurgårdens IF   Özcan Melkemichel   Kim Källström Adidas Prioritet Finans
GIF Sundsvall   Joel Cedergren   Tommy Naurin Adidas SCA
Halmstads BK   Igor Krulj   Fredrik Liverstam Puma Various
Hammarby IF   Jakob Michelsen   Kennedy Bakircioglu Puma LW
IF Elfsborg   Magnus Haglund   Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Pulsen
IFK Göteborg   Alf Westerberg   Sebastian Eriksson Kappa Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping   Jens Gustafsson   Andreas Johansson Nike Holmen
IK Sirius   Kim Bergstrand   Niklas Busch Thor Nike Various
Jönköpings Södra IF   Jimmy Thelin   Tommy Thelin Nike Various
Kalmar FF   Nanne Bergstrand   Rasmus Elm Hummel Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF   Magnus Pehrsson   Markus Rosenberg Puma Volkswagen
Örebro SK   Axel Kjäll   Nordin Gerzić Puma Ambitiös
Östersunds FK   Graham Potter   Brwa Nouri Adidas Various

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Djurgården   Mark Dempsey End of contract 6 November 2016[10] Pre-season   Özcan Melkemichel 1 December 2016[11]
Häcken   Peter Gerhardsson End of contract 11 November 2016[12]   Mikael Stahre 14 November 2016[13]
Hammarby   Nanne Bergstrand Sacked 18 November 2016[14]   Jakob Michelsen 30 November 2016[15]
Malmö   Allan Kuhn Sacked 19 November 2016[16]   Magnus Pehrsson 1 December 2016[17]
Eskilstuna   Özcan Melkemichel End of contract 1 December 2016[11]   Pelle Olsson December 2016
Eskilstuna   Pelle Olsson Sacked 28 May 2017[18] 16th   Michael Jolley 13 June 2017[19]
Halmstad   Jan Jönsson Promoted to Director of Football 8 June 2017[20] 15th   Igor Krulj 8 June 2017
Kalmar   Peter Swärdh Sacked 13 June 2017[18] 14th   Nanne Bergstrand 13 June 2017
Göteborg   Jörgen Lennartsson Sacked 18 July 2017 11th   Alf Westerberg 18 July 2017
Örebro   Alexander Axén Mutual consent 28 August 2017 11th   Axel Kjäll 28 August 2017
Elfsborg   Magnus Haglund Sacked 27 September 2017 10th   Nemanja Miljanović
  Janne Mian
27 September 2017

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Malmö FF (C) 30 19 7 4 63 27 +36 64 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 AIK 30 16 9 5 47 22 +25 57 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Djurgårdens IF 30 15 8 7 54 30 +24 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
4 BK Häcken 30 14 10 6 42 28 +14 52 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
5 Östersunds FK 30 13 11 6 48 32 +16 50
6 IFK Norrköping 30 14 6 10 45 40 +5 48
7 IK Sirius 30 11 7 12 46 51 −5 40
8 IF Elfsborg 30 10 9 11 53 59 −6 39
9 Hammarby IF 30 9 11 10 42 43 −1 38
10 IFK Göteborg 30 9 10 11 42 40 +2 37
11 Örebro SK 30 10 6 14 38 54 −16 36
12 Kalmar FF 30 9 5 16 30 49 −19 32
13 GIF Sundsvall 30 7 10 13 29 46 −17 31
14 Jönköpings Södra IF (R) 30 6 12 12 31 46 −15 30 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Halmstads BK (R) 30 5 9 16 29 45 −16 24 Relegation to the Superettan
16 AFC Eskilstuna (R) 30 4 8 18 28 55 −27 20
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of 2017–18 Svenska Cupen (Djurgårdens IF) qualified for European competitions based on their league position, the berth awarded to the 3rd-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed down to the 4th-placed team (BK Häcken).

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Malmö FF711111111111111111111111111111
AIK9591289656474652242433444332222
Djurgårdens IF1515711148235736547323222222223333
BK Häcken10115911586336108108896564333454554
Östersunds FK13101314774910843464657787656665445
IFK Norrköping4814733542222225565656565546666
IK Sirius39322232458533343434577881089107
IF Elfsborg1611556111112910897677810108889101110788
Hammarby IF111388104107799710899101011910910779111179
IFK Göteborg82466129108659791010898791091011878910
Örebro SK532441112131313121111111111111191111111111979101111
Kalmar FF161616161615151515151414141515141413131212121313121212121212
GIF Sundsvall2712131213131211121313131313131314141413131212131313141413
Jönköpings Södra IF121263910789111112121212121212121314141414141414131314
Halmstads BK6410101314141414141515151414151515151515151516161616151515
AFC Eskilstuna141415151516161616161616161616161616161616161615151515161616
Leader
2018–19 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2018 Superettan

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AFC AIK BKH DIF GIFS HBK HAM IFE IFKG IFKN IKS JSIF KFF MFF ÖSK ÖFK
Eskilstuna 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–3
AIK 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 5–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–2
Häcken 3–0 1–6 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1
Djurgården 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–3 0–2 0–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–0
Sundsvall 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–5 1–0 1–4 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–1
Halmstad 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 6–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–0
Hammarby 4–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2
Elfsborg 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 4–4
Göteborg 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–1
Norrköping 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–2
Sirius 1–0 1–4 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–4 3–4 0–5
J-Södra 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–0
Kalmar 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–5 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–1
Malmö 3–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 6–0 2–2 1–2 3–3 2–0 6–0 2–1 2–1
Örebro 2–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–2 4–2 4–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Östersund 3–0 0–3 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–0
Source: Swedish Football Association (in Swedish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan meets the third-placed team from 2017 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


Trelleborgs FF2–0Jönköpings Södra IF
Jovanović   20'
Camara Jönsson   65'
Report
Attendance: 4,731


Trelleborgs FF won 3–1 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalkeepersEdit

As of 5 November 2017[23]
(Minimum of 10 games played)
Rank Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
1   Peter Abrahamsson BK Häcken 26 25 80 12
2   Oscar Linnér AIK 29 22 78 12
  Johan Dahlin Malmö FF 11 10 6
4   Michael Langer IFK Norrköping 15 18 77 5
5   Josh Wicks IK Sirius 24 32 76 8
6   Andreas Isaksson Djurgårdens IF 29 27 75 11
  Andreas Andersson Östersunds FK 10 13 3
8   Aly Keita Östersunds FK 21 19 74 9
  Lucas Hägg-Johansson Kalmar FF 25 33 7
10   Alireza Haghighi AFC Eskilstuna 17 27 73 2

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Gustav Engvall Djurgårdens IF Örebro SK 0–4 7 May 2017
  Nahir Besara Örebro SK IFK Göteborg 4–2 16 July 2017
  Filip Rogić Örebro SK IK Sirius 3–4 25 September 2017
  Nicolás Stefanelli AIK IF Elfsborg 5–2 1 October 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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