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Handbollsligan (literally, "The Handball league") is the highest league in the league system of Swedish handball and comprises the top 14 Swedish handball teams. The first season began in 1931–32. The season ends with a playoff.

Current season, competition or edition:
2020–21 season
Handbollsligan logo.svg
Number of teams14
Current championsIK Sävehof


The season starts in the end of September with a regular season comprising 14 teams meeting each other twice. A total of 26 rounds. The eight best teams after the regular season qualifies for the play-off, while the two last are relegated and the 11th and 12th team plays matches against the third and fourth from the Allsvenskan and the winners from the Division 1.

The season ends with the finals in the beginning of May and the winning team qualifies directly to EHF Champions League and the losing team qualifies for the EHF Cup.

On November 14, 2006, the match between Hammarby IF from Stockholm and LIF Lindesberg from Lindesberg was the highest scoring match ever in Elitserien. Hammarby won with the numbers 53–40. The total was 93 goals.

Teams for season 2020–21Edit

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Alingsås HK Alingsås Estrad Alingsås 2,800
Eskilstuna Guif Eskilstuna STIGA Sports Arena 3,700
IF Hallby Jönköping Jönköpings idrottshus 1,500
IFK Ystad Ystad Ystad Arena 2,700
Önnereds HK Göteborg ÖHK-hallen 1,500
IFK Kristianstad Kristianstad Kristianstad Arena 4,700
Lugi HF Lund FFS Arena 3,000
HK Malmö Malmö Baltiska Hallen 4,000
Redbergslids IK Göteborg Scandinavium 12,312
HK Aranäs Kungsbacka Kungsbacka sporthall 1,000
IFK Skövde Skövde Arena Skövde 2,516
IK Sävehof Partille Partille Arena 4,000
Ystads IF HF Ystad Ystad Arena 2,700
HK Varberg Varberg Arena Varberg 2,200
OV Helsingborg HK Helsingborg Helsingborg Arena 5,000

Swedish ChampionsEdit

EHF coefficient rankingEdit


External linksEdit

  • [2] Swedish handball association
  • [3] Swedish men's handball league official website