|Current season, competition or edition:|
2020–21 Elitserien (bandy)
|No. of teams||14|
|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)|
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.
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.
|Club||Home town||Home ice|
|AIK||Stockholm (Solna)||Bergshamra IP|
|Bollnäs GIF||Bollnäs||Sävstaås IP|
|Edsbyns IF||Edsbyn||Svenska Fönster Arena*|
|Hammarby IF||Stockholm||Zinkensdamms IP|
|IFK Motala||Motala||XL-Bygg Arena|
|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
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.
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.
|IF Boltic (BS BolticGöta)||Karlstad||14|
|Gripen Trollhättan BK||Trollhättan||11||12||14||12|
|Katrineholm Värmbol BS||Katrineholm||14|
|Villa Lidköping BK||Lidköping||5||10||4||4||2||2||3||6||2||1||5||1||2||1|
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.
Patrik Nilsson has the top scorer record with 94 goals.
|2007–08||Patrik Nilsson||Sandvikens AIK||94|
|2008–09||Christoffer Edlund||Vetlanda BK||44|
|Magnus Muhrén||Sandvikens AIK|
|2009–10||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||91|
|2010–11||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||77|
|2011–12||David Karlsson||Villa Lidköping BK||55|
|2012–13||David Karlsson||Villa Lidköping BK||65|
|2013–14||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||73|
|2014–15||Patrik Nilsson||Sandvikens AIK||61|
|2015–16||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||59|
|2016–17||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||70|
|2017–18||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||76|
|2018–19||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||61|
|2019–20||Oscar Wikblad||Edsbyns IF||49|
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