Superettan

Superettan (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsʉ̂ːpɛrˌɛtːan]; meaning "the super one") is an association football league and the second highest league in the league system of Swedish men's football. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Allsvenskan and Division 1. Seasons run from April to October, with teams playing 30 matches each, totalling 240 matches in the season.

Superettan
Superettan logo.svg
Logo adopted for the 2020 season because of the new sponsor Obos.
Founded2000
CountrySweden
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toAllsvenskan
Relegation toDivision 1
Domestic cup(s)Svenska Cupen
Current championsMjällby AIF
(2019)
Most championshipsKalmar FF
Östers IF
Mjällby AIF (2 titles)
TV partnersEurosport
WebsiteSuperettan
2020 Superettan

The league was created in 2000. The second tier of Swedish football had previously consisted of a varying number of regionalized leagues operating under the Division 2 (1924–1986) and Division 1 (1987–1999) names.

Competition formatEdit

There are 16 clubs in Superettan. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in October) each club plays the other twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games. At the end of each season the two lowest placed teams are relegated to Division 1 and the two winning teams from the two Division 1 leagues are promoted in their place while the third and fourth lowest teams in Superettan play a promotion/relegation play-off against the two-second placed teams in Division 1. The top two teams in Superettan are promoted to Allsvenskan and the two lowest placed teams from Allsvenskan are relegated in their place. The third placed team in Superettan plays a promotion/relegation play-off against the third lowest team in Allsvenskan.

TelevisionEdit

The Swiss corporation Kentaro has owned the TV rights for Superettan since 2006.[1] Through license agreements with the media company TV4 Group matches are aired on TV4 Sport who will broadcast a total of 90 matches in 2013 with the remaining 150 games available as online pay per view.[2] The current license agreement is valid from 2011 to 2015.[3]

In March 24, 2017, Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport will be the new domestic broadcaster for both SEF competitions (Allsvenskan and Superettan) effectively from 2020 until 2025.[4]

Current clubs (2020 season)Edit

Club Position
in 2019[5]
First season First season of
current spell
Number of seasons
in Superettan
Number of seasons
in second tier[6]
AFC Eskilstuna 16th in Allsvenskan 2005 2020 13 13
Akropolis IF 1st in Div. 1 Norra 2020 2020 0 0
IK Brage 3rd 2000 2018 10 53.5
Dalkurd FF 8th 2016 2019 3 3
Degerfors IF 5th 2005 2010 14 41
GAIS 12th 2001 2013 10 35
GIF Sundsvall 15th in Allsvenskan 2006 2020 7 41
Halmstads BK 6th 2012 2018 4 33.5
Jönköpings Södra IF 4th 2006 2018 12 39
Ljungskile SK 1st in Div. 1 Södra 2000 2020 12 17
Norrby IF 9th 2017 2017 3 28
Trelleborgs FF 11th 2002 2019 8 19.5
Umeå FC 2nd in Div. 1 Norra 2000 2020 4 11
Västerås SK 10th 2000 2019 8 38
Östers IF 13th 2000 2017 13 23
Örgryte IS 7th 2007 2016 8 32.5

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AFC Eskilstuna Eskilstuna Tunavallen Artificial 7,800
Akropolis IF Stockholm Spånga IP Natural 2,000
IK Brage Borlänge Domnarvsvallen Artificial 6,500
Dalkurd FF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Degerfors IF Degerfors Stora Valla Natural 12,500
GAIS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall NP3 Arena Artificial 7,700
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 7,135
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Ljungskile SK Ljungskile Skarsjövallen Artificial 6,000
Norrby IF Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
Trelleborgs FF Trelleborg Vångavallen Natural 7,000
Umeå FC Umeå Umeå Energi Arena Artificial 10,000
Västerås SK Västerås Solid Park Arena Artificial 7,044
Östers IF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena Natural 12,000
Örgryte IS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2019 season

ManagersEdit

The current managers in Superettan are:

 
Magnus Haglund has been the manager of Halmstads BK since May 2019.
Name Club Appointed
  Stefan Jacobsson Degerfors IF 28 July 2016
  Thomas Askebrand Örgryte IS 13 November 2017
  Klebér Saarenpää IK Brage 16 November 2017
  Joakim Persson Varbergs BoIS 28 November 2017
  Mohammed Ali Khan Norrby IF 15 December 2017
  Milos Milojević Mjällby AIF 18 June 2018
  Andreas Brännström Jönköpings Södra IF 20 August 2018
  Kjell Jonevret IF Brommapojkarna 31 August 2018
  Peter Swärdh Trelleborgs FF 3 January 2019
  Paul Olausson Dalkurd FF 25 January 2019
  Magnus Haglund Halmstads BK 7 May 2019
  Mladen Milinković Syrianska FC 6 July 2019
  Patrik Ingelsten GAIS 16 July 2019
  Denis Velić Östers IF 29 July 2019
  Pablo Piñones Arce IK Frej 30 July 2019
  Thomas Gabrielsson Västerås SK 30 July 2019

StatisticsEdit

Previous winnersEdit

 
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored 12 goals in the inaugural Superettan season to help Malmö FF get promoted.
Season Winner Runner-up Promotion Playoffs
2000 Djurgårdens IF Malmö FF Mjällby AIF
2001 Kalmar FF Landskrona BoIS Mjällby AIF
2002 Östers IF Enköpings SK Västra Frölunda IF
2003 Kalmar FF Trelleborgs FF BK Häcken
2004 BK Häcken Gefle IF Assyriska FF (promoted)
2005 AIK Östers IF GAIS (promoted)
2006 Trelleborgs FF Örebro SK IF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2007 IFK Norrköping Ljungskile SK GIF Sundsvall (promoted)
2008 Örgryte IS BK Häcken IF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2009 Mjällby AIF Åtvidabergs FF Assyriska FF
2010 Syrianska FC IFK Norrköping GIF Sundsvall
2011 Åtvidabergs FF GIF Sundsvall Ängelholms FF
2012 Östers IF IF Brommapojkarna Halmstads BK (promoted)
2013 Falkenbergs FF Örebro SK GIF Sundsvall
2014 Hammarby IF GIF Sundsvall Ljungskile SK
2015 Jönköpings Södra IF Östersunds FK IK Sirius
2016 IK Sirius AFC United Halmstads BK (promoted)
2017 IF Brommapojkarna Dalkurd FF Trelleborgs FF (promoted)
2018 Helsingborgs IF Falkenbergs FF AFC Eskilstuna (promoted)
2019 Mjällby AIF Varbergs BoIS IK Brage

Top goalscorersEdit

 
2001 top scorer Daniel Nannskog also went on to become top scorer in Adeccoligaen and Tippeligaen.
Season Player Team Goals
2000   Fredrik Gärdeman Åtvidabergs FF 14
2001   Daniel Nannskog Landskrona BoIS 21
2002   Ludwig Ernstsson Östers IF 18
2003   Göran Marklund FC Café Opera 23
2004   Stefan Bärlin Västerås SK 23
2005   Bruno Santos IFK Norrköping 16
2006   Olof Guterstam
  Stefan Rodevåg
IF Brommapojkarna
Falkenbergs FF
17
2007   Gardar Gunnlaugsson IFK Norrköping 18
2008   Jonas Henriksson BK Häcken 19
2009   Marcus Ekenberg
  Mattias Adelstam
Mjällby AIF
Ängelholms FF
19
2010   Linus Hallenius Hammarby IF 18
2011   Branimir Hrgota Jönköpings Södra IF 18
2012   Pablo Piñones Arce IF Brommapojkarna 18
2013   Victor Sköld Falkenbergs FF 20
2014   Kennedy Bakircioglu Hammarby IF 17
2015   Fredrik Olsson Jönköpings Södra IF 17
2016   Shkodran Maholli Åtvidabergs FF 15
2017   Richard Yarsuvat Dalkurd FF 17
2018   Andri Rúnar Bjarnason Helsingborgs IF 16
2019   Erik Björndahl Degerfors IF 20

Top assistsEdit

 
Tobias Hysén went on to make 34 appearances for the Swedish national team.
Season Player Team Assists
2001   Pelle Andersson IF Sylvia 11
2002   Olle Kullinger Enköpings SK 11
2003   Tobias Hysén BK Häcken 15
2004   Daniel Westlin Gefle IF 12
2005   Daniel Nicklasson GAIS 10
2006   Eirik Dybendal
  Martin Smedberg-Dalence
IFK Norrköping
Ljungskile SK
11
2007   Eirik Dybendal IFK Norrköping 16
2008   Pavel Zavadil Örgryte IS 17
2009   Marcus Ekenberg
  Martin Smedberg-Dalence
Mjällby AIF
Ljungskile SK
11
2010   Daniel Bamberg IFK Norrköping 15
2011   Tobias Nilsson Falkenbergs FF 12
2012   Denis Velić Östers IF 11
2013   Niclas Eliasson Falkenbergs FF 11
2014   Robert Gojani Jönköpings Södra IF 11
2015   Dženis Kozica IFK Värnamo 11
2016   Johan Svahn IFK Värnamo 11
2017   Petar Petrović IFK Värnamo 12
2018   Diego Montiel Örgryte IS 14
2019   Gustav Ludwigson Örgryte IS 9

Top goalkeepersEdit

(Minimum of 10 games played)
 
Daniel Örlund is the one of only two keepers who has had the top save percentage in two separate seasons.
Season Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
2004   Mattias Hugosson Gefle IF 25 17 85 14
  Daniel Örlund FC Café Opera 25 25 85 7
2005   Daniel Örlund AIK 29 25 80 13
2006   Fredrik Persson Trelleborgs FF 29 13 89 17
2007   Lee Baxter Landskrona BoIS 12 12 84 3
2008   Kristoffer Nordfeldt IF Brommapojkarna 29 27 82 12
2009   Mattias Asper Mjällby AIF 30 19 87 15
2010   Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 21 14 82 13
2011   Ivo Vazgeč Landskrona BoIS
Jönköping Södra
25 29 80 7
2012   Zlatan Azinović Trelleborgs FF 12 19 78 1
2013   Peter Abrahamsson Örgryte IS 26 31 82 10
  Otto Martler Falkenbergs FF 28 28 82 14
2014   Alex Horwath Ljungskile SK 30 25 83 14
2015   Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 13 11 79 6
2016   Josh Wicks AFC United 29 16 86 16
2017   Pär Hansson Helsingborgs IF 15 15 77 6
  Damir Mehić GAIS 29 37 77 9
2018
2019
No data available

AttendanceEdit

Superettan average attendance
Year Average spectators/match
2000
2,066
2001
1,744
2002
1,391
2003
1,672
2004
1,826
2005
3,091
2006
2,105
2007
2,450
2008
1,557
2009
1,880
2010
2,572
2011
2,423
2012
2,456
2013
2,957
2014
3,267
2015
1,623
2016
1,727
2017
2,074
2018
2,278
2019
1,632

Superettan had an average attendance of 1,632 during its most recent season (2019).[7] The highest attendance ever recorded at a Superettan match is 31,074 (Hammarby vs Ljungskile in 2014).[8]

The league's best season attendance-wise was 2014 when Hammarby's average attendance reached a level that was extraordinary for Superettan.

Club attendanceEdit

Club with best average home attendance
Season Club Spectators Ref
2004 IFK Norrköping 4,354 [1]
2005 AIK 11,872 [2]
2006 Örebro SK 5,359 [3]
2007 IFK Norrköping 7,354 [4]
2008 Assyriska FF 2,863 [5]
2009 IFK Norrköping 4,306 [6]
2010 Hammarby IF 6,864 [7]
2011 Hammarby IF 7,953 [8]
2012 Hammarby IF 8,463 [9]
2013 Hammarby IF 12,101 [10]
2014 Hammarby IF 20,451 [11]
2015 Östersunds FK 3,857 [12]
2016 GAIS 3,315 [13]
2017 Helsingborgs IF 6,758 [14]
2018 Helsingborgs IF 8,013 [15]
2019 GAIS 2,854 [16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kentaro - Swedish League". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ "Klart: Superettans alla matcher visas i tv" (in Swedish). 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  3. ^ "Nytt tv-avtal klart för 2011–2015" (in Swedish). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  4. ^ "Swedish Allsvenskan on Eurosport from 2020". SEF (in Swedish). 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  5. ^ "Tabell och resultat - Superettan". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  6. ^ Svenska Fotbollsförbundet. "Maratontabeller - Svensk fotboll". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  7. ^ Svenskfotboll.se. Lagstatistik - Svensk fotboll. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Rekordpublik såg Hammarby spela 0–0". Dagens Nyheter. 2014-08-24.

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