Handbollsligan

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.[1] The season ends with a playoff.

Handbollsligan
Handbollsligan logo.svg
Founded1931; 91 years ago (1931)
No. of teams14
CountrySweden
Most recent
champion(s)
Ystads IF (3rd title)
(2021–22)
Most titlesRedbergslids IK (20 titles)
Relegation toAllsvenskan
Official websitehttp://handbollsligan.se/
Current sports event 2022–23 season

StructureEdit

The season starts in 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. The 14th team is relegated, and the 11th, 12th and 13th team plays matches against the second, third and fourth from Allsvenskan to qualify for next season's Handbollsligan.

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

Teams for season 2022–23Edit

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Alingsås HK Alingsås Estrad Alingsås 2,800
Eskilstuna Guif Eskilstuna STIGA Sports Arena 4,000
Hammarby IF Stockholm Eriksdalshallen 2,600
HK Aranäs Kungsbacka Kungsbacka sporthall 1,000
HK Malmö Malmö Baltiska Hallen 4,000
IF Hallby Jönköping Jönköpings idrottshus 1,500
IFK Kristianstad Kristianstad Kristianstad Arena 5,221
IFK Skövde Skövde Arena Skövde 2,516
IK Sävehof Partille Partille Arena 4,100
Lugi HF Lund Sparbanken Skåne Arena 3,500
OV Helsingborg Helsingborg Helsingborg Arena 4,700
Redbergslids IK Göteborg Prioritet Serneke Arena 550
Ystads IF HF Ystad Ystad Arena 2,863
Önnereds HK Göteborg ÖHK-hallen 1,004

Swedish ChampionsEdit

EHF coefficient rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Handbollens historia". svenskhandboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  2. ^ [1] (PDF). European Handball Federation.

External linksEdit