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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 play-off and a final like Super Bowl.

Current season, competition or edition:
2018–19 season
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Countries Sweden
Number of teams14
Current championsIFK Kristianstad



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 a single final 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.

Current clubs (2016–17)Edit

Swedish ChampionsEdit

EHF coefficient rankingEdit


External linksEdit

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