Elitserien (bandy)

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Elitserien
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg 2020–21 Elitserien (bandy)
Elitserien (Bandy) logo.svg
Sport Bandy
Founded2007
No. of teams14
CountrySweden
Most recent
champion(s)
Edsbyns IF (2019–20)
Most titles Västerås SK (20 since 1907)
Sandvikens AIK, Edsbyns IF and Västerås SK (3 each since 2007)
Relegation to Allsvenskan (bandy)
Official website Elitserien.se

The Elitserien (literally, the "Elite League") (Swedish : Elitserien i bandy) is since the 2007–08 season the highest bandy league in Sweden. It consists of 14 teams. The season ends with one final game in March. The final was held at Studenternas IP in Uppsala from 1991 until 2012. In 2013 and 2014 the final was played at Friends Arena in Solna, and from 2015 to 2017 it was played at the Tele2 Arena. The final returned to Studenternas IP in 2018.

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Season structure

During the regular season the fourteen teams play each other team at home and away - a total of 26 games per team.

The top six teams directly qualify for the playoffs for the league championship, while the teams ranked from 7th to 10th enter an additional play-off to decide which teams take the other two championship play-off places. The bottom four teams playoff against the top two teams from the Allsvenskan to decide promotion and relegation.

Teams

Current teams (2020–21 season)

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Stockholm
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Stockholm teams:
AIK
Hammarby
Tellus
Locations of the 2020–21 Elitserien teams
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AIK
Stockholm County Elitserien bandy clubs
ClubHome townHome ice
AIK Stockholm (Solna) Bergshamra IP  [ sv ]
Bollnäs GIF Bollnäs Sävstaås IP
Broberg/Söderhamn Söderhamn Helsingehus Arena
Edsbyns IF Edsbyn Svenska Fönster Arena*
Frillesås BK Frillesås Sjöaremossen  [ sv ]
Hammarby IF Stockholm Zinkensdamms IP
IFK Motala Motala XL-Bygg Arena  [ sv ]
Sandvikens AIK Sandviken Göransson Arena*
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP
IK Tellus Stockholm Aspuddens IP
Vetlanda BK Vetlanda Hydro Arena*
Villa Lidköping BK Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena*
IFK Vänersborg Vänersborg Arena Vänersborg*
Västerås SK Västerås ABB Arena Syd*

* – indoor arena

Teams through the years

The number denotes the place in that year's end stand of the regular league before the championship play-off, while a blank space means the club was not playing in Elitserien that year. [1]
A gold background means the club became Swedish champion that year following the championship play-off, a silver background means the club was the runner-up for the championship. [1]

TeamHome town 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21
AIK Solna 72
Bollnäs GIF Bollnäs 9932351053375512
IF Boltic (BS BolticGöta) [lower-alpha 1] Karlstad 14
Broberg/Söderhamn Söderhamn 878686789791068
Edsbyns IF Edsbyn 21535453722414
Falu BS Falun 141312
Frillesås BK Frillesås 131313
GAIS Gothenburg 9911wd [lower-alpha 2]
Gripen Trollhättan BK Trollhättan 11121412
Hammarby IF Stockholm 4615711468361011
HaparandaTornio Bandy Haparanda 913
Kalix BF Kalix 131210111413
Katrineholm Värmbol BS Katrineholm 14
IFK Kungälv Kungälv 11121061091110
Ljusdals BK Ljusdal 131413
IFK Motala Motala 71314129810
Örebro SK Örebro 14
Sandvikens AIK Sandviken 14211321441333
IK Sirius Uppsala 123771111131213101111129
IK Tellus Stockholm 13101414
Tillberga IK Västerås 13111414 [lower-alpha 3] 121114
Vetlanda BK Vetlanda 65109121289596897
Villa Lidköping BK Lidköping 510442236215121
IFK Vänersborg Vänersborg 1081112107678667116
Västerås SK Västerås 32684842154245
Åby/Tjureda IF  [ sv ] Åby 14
Notes
  1. BS BolticGöta was created by a merger of the two clubs IF Boltic and IF Göta. After the 2007/08 season the name IF Boltic is used again for the new club.
  2. GAIS had qualified for play in Elitserien for the 2014–15 season but choose to withdraw. [2]
  3. Tillberga IK replaced GAIS, since GAIS choose to withdraw. [3]

Previous winners

Elitserien is followed by a play-off to decide the national bandy champions. The final for the Swedish championship has been played annually since 1907. Before the start of Elitserien in 2007/2008, the play-off has been preceded by other league structures, most recently by the double structure of Allsvenskan and Elitserien.

Since the start of the present structure of Elitserien, Sandvikens AIK has ended in top of the league 4 times in the end just before the play-off, which is more than any other team. This league win is however not seen as nearly as prestigious as the championship final.

Top goalscorers

Patrik Nilsson has the top scorer record with 94 goals. [4]

SeasonPlayerTeamGoals
2007–08 Flag of Sweden.svg Patrik Nilsson Sandvikens AIK 94
2008–09 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Vetlanda BK 44
Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Muhrén Sandvikens AIK
2009–10 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 91
2010–11 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 77
2011–12 Flag of Sweden.svg David Karlsson Villa Lidköping BK 55
2012–13 Flag of Sweden.svg David Karlsson Villa Lidköping BK 65
2013–14 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 73
2014–15 Flag of Sweden.svg Patrik Nilsson Sandvikens AIK 61
2015–16 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 59
2016–17 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 70
2017–18 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 76
2018–19 Flag of Sweden.svg Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 61
2019–20 Flag of Sweden.svg Oscar Wikblad Edsbyns IF 49

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References

  1. 1 2 All information is from http://www.bandysidan.nu/
  2. "Politikerna knäckte elitklubben" (in Swedish). Idrottens Affärer. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. "Tillberga spelar i Elitserien 2014/15". Swedish Bandy Association. 12 May 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-03-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)