Last updated : Thursday, 16 November 2023
What is Allsvenskan?
Allsvenskan (Swedish pronunciation: ['âl??sv?n?skan]; English: the All-Swedish, also known as Fotbollsallsvenskan, English: the Football All-Swedish) is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs.
It is the top tier of the Swedish football league system and has been contested since 1924. The current champions are BK Häcken.
The league consists of 16 teams, which play each other twice, once at home and once away. The top two teams at the end of the season are automatically promoted to the UEFA Champions League, while the third-placed team goes into a playoff with the winner of the Swedish Cup. The bottom two teams are relegated to Superettan, the second tier of Swedish football.
History of Allsvenskan
Allsvenskan was founded in 1924 as the top tier of Swedish football. The first season was won by IFK Göteborg.
The league has been dominated by a small number of clubs, with Malmö FF winning the title a record 22 times. Other successful clubs include IFK Göteborg (18 titles), IFK Norrköping (13 titles), and AIK (12 titles).
In recent years, the league has become more competitive, with several new clubs challenging for the title. In 2022, BK Häcken won the title for the first time in their history.
The 2023 Allsvenskan season is currently underway. The top four teams at the end of the season will qualify for European competition.
The current standings are as follows:
- BK Häcken
- Malmö FF
- IFK Göteborg
The next round of matches will be played on August 20, 2023.