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The Damallsvenskan, Swedish for ladies' all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred as to the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.[1]

Damallsvenskan
Damallsvenskan.png
Founded 1988
Country  Sweden
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Elitettan
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions FC Rosengård (10th title)
(2015)
Most championships FC Rosengård (10 titles)
Website SvenskFotboll.se
2017 Damallsvenskan
Swedish Football
Women's League Structure

Damallsvenskan (Tier 1)
Elitettan (Tier 2)
Women's Division 1 (Tier 3)
Women's Division 2 (Tier 4)
Women's Division 3 (Tier 5)
Women's Division 4 (Tier 6)
Women's Division 5 (Tier 7)
Women's Division 7 (Tier 8)

The division consists of a league of 12 teams.[2] From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.

The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973.[3] Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo and Hanna Ljungberg.

The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[4]

Contents

OrganizationEdit

2017 clubs and stadiumsEdit

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium 14,417
Eskilstuna United DFF Eskilstuna Tunavallen 7,600
FC Rosengård Malmö Malmö IP 5,700
Hammarby IF FF Stockholm Kanalplan 3,700
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo Malmö Limhamns IP 2,800
KIF Örebro DFF Örebro Behrn Arena 12,624
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC Gothenburg Valhalla IP 4,000
Kristianstads DFF Kristianstad Vilans IP 5,000
Kvarnsvedens IK Borlänge Ljungbergsplanen 1,000
Linköpings FC Linköping Arena Linköping 8,500
Piteå IF Piteå LF Arena 3,000
Vittsjö GIK Vittsjö Vittsjö IP 3,000

Note: 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Damallsvenskan.[5]

Media coverageEdit

Games from the 2013 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on the Swedish sports television channel, TV4 Sport.[6]

Previous winnersEdit

The list of Swedish champions (1973–87) and winners of the Damallsvenskan (1988–present):[7]

From 1988 to 1992 a play-off round was played. The top four teams after the regular season played a semi-final and final.

Season Winner Runner-up
1973 Öxabäck IF (1) N/A
1974 Jitex BK (1) N/A
1975 Öxabäck IF (2) N/A
1976 Jitex BK (2) N/A
1977 Jakobsbergs GoIF (1) N/A
1978 Öxabäck IF (3) N/A
1979 Jitex BK (3) N/A
1980 Sunnanå SK (1) N/A
1981 Jitex BK (4) N/A
1982 Sunnanå SK (2) N/A
1983 Öxabäck IF (4) N/A
1984 Jitex BK (5) N/A
1985 Hammarby IF DFF (1) N/A
1986 Malmö FF (1) N/A
1987 Öxabäck IF (5) Jitex BK
1988 Öxabäck IF (6) Jitex BK
1989 Jitex BK (6) Jitex BK
1990 Malmö FF (2) Öxabäck IF
1991 Malmö FF (3) N/A
1992 Gideonsbergs IF (1) N/A
1993 Malmö FF (4) Jitex BK/JG93
1994 Malmö FF (5) Hammarby IF DFF
1995 Älvsjö AIK (1) Gideonsbergs IF
1996 Älvsjö AIK (2) Malmö FF
1997 Älvsjö AIK (3) Malmö FF
1998 Älvsjö AIK (4) Malmö FF
1999 Älvsjö AIK (5) Malmö FF
2000 Umeå IK (1) Malmö FF
2001 Umeå IK (2) Malmö FF
2002 Umeå IK (3) Malmö FF
2003 Djurgården/Älvsjö (1) Umeå IK
2004 Djurgården/Älvsjö (2) Umeå IK
2005 Umeå IK (4) Malmö FF
2006 Umeå IK (5) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007 Umeå IK (6) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2008 Umeå IK (7) Linköpings FC
2009 Linköpings FC (1) Umeå IK
2010 LdB FC Malmö (6) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2011 LdB FC Malmö (7) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2012 Tyresö FF (1) LdB FC Malmö
2013 LdB FC Malmö (8) Tyresö FF
2014 Rosengård (9) KIF Örebro DFF
2015 Rosengård (10) Eskilstuna United DFF
2016 Linköpings FC (2) FC Rosengård

Malmö FF, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are the same club.

Player recordsEdit

Top scorersEdit

The following is a list of top scorers (skyttedrottningar) by season.[8] Lena Videkull has won the award a record five times, while Hanna Ljungberg holds the record for most goals in a season with 39.

Year Tally Player
1982 30 goals   Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1983 35 goals   Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1984 35 goals   Lena Videkull (Trollhättans IF)
1985 19 goals   Anette Nilsson (Hammarby IF)
1986 22 goals   Gunilla Axén (Gideonsbergs IF)
1987 28 goals   Eva-Lotta Carlsson (Dalhem IF)
1988 24 goals   Lena Videkull (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1989 25 goals   Eleonor Hultin (Jitex BK)
1990 21 goals   Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1991 28 goals   Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1992 26 goals   Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1993 29 goals   Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1994 33 goals   Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1995 27 goals   Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
1996 23 goals   Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1997 22 goals   Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
  Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1998 32 goals   Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
1999 29 goals   Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2000 25 goals   Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2001 34 goals   Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
2002 39 goals   Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå IK)
2003 23 goals   Victoria Svensson (Djurgården/Älvsjö)
2004 22 goals   Laura Kalmari (Umeå IK)
  Marta (Umeå IK)
2005 21 goals   Therese Lundin (Malmö FF DFF)
  Marta (Umeå IK)
2006 21 goals   Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2007 26 goals   Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2008 23 goals   Marta (Umeå IK)
  Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2009 22 goals   Linnea Liljegärd (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2010 25 goals   Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2011 16 goals   Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
  Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF)
2012 21 goals   Anja Mittag (LdB FC Malmö)
2013 23 goals   Christen Press (Tyresö FF)
2014 21 goals   Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)
2015 18 goals   Gaëlle Enganamouit (Eskilstuna United DFF)
2016 23 goals   Pernille Harder (Linköping FC)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Val HendersonContributor, espnW.comLikeArchive. "Swedish league soccer stars work overtime – espnW". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "At the top of women's soccer". Sweden. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "History". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Format & regulations". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Damallsvenskan" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "TV-sändningar Damallsvenskan 2013". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Historik —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Damallsvenskan top scorers". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Damallsvenskan at Wikimedia Commons