Ettan Fotboll

Last updated
Division 1
Ettan Fotboll logo.svg
Founded2006
CountrySweden
Confederation UEFA
Divisions2
Number of teams32
Level on pyramid3
Promotion to Superettan
Relegation to Division 2
Current champions Vasalunds IF (north)
IFK Värnamo (south)
Website Ettanfotboll.se
Current: 2020 Ettan

Etta Fotboll, or simply Ettan (English: the one), which also is its common name in everyday speech, is the third level in the Swedish football league system and consists of 32 Swedish football teams. It was formerly simply known as Division 1. Division 1 was the second tier from 1987 to 1999, but was replaced by Superettan in 2000. It was reestablished for the 2006 season as the third tier below Superettan.

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History

The old Division 1 replaced Division 2 as the second highest level in 1987 and consisted of two separate leagues with 14 teams each, Norra (Northern) and Södra (Southern), except for the 1991 and 1992 seasons which comprised 32 teams in four leagues, adding Östra (Eastern) and Västra (Western). As of the 2018 season, both Norra and Södra leagues of Ettan are composed of 16 clubs, similar to Allsvenskan and Superettan. [1]

The competition

There are 32 clubs in Ettan, divided in two groups of 16 teams each representing Northern and Southern Sweden. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in November) each club plays the others 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 three lowest placed teams of each group are relegated to Division 2 and the six winning teams from the six Division 2 leagues are promoted in their place. The top team in each Ettan group is promoted to Superettan and the two lowest placed teams from Superettan are relegated in their place. The second placed teams in each Ettan group plays a promotion/relegation play-off against the third and fourth lowest teams in Superettan. [2]

Current clubs (2021 season)

Stadia and locations

Norra

TeamLocationStadiumStadium capacity1
Assyriska FF Södertälje Södertälje Fotbollsarena 6,700
IF Brommapojkarna Bromma Grimsta IP 5,000
Dalkurd FF Uppsala Nya Studenternas IP 10,000
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen 6,500
IFK Haninge Haninge Torvalla IP1,000
Hammarby Talang FF Stockholm Hammarby IP 3,700
Hudiksvalls FF Hudiksvall Glysisvallen3,000
IF Karlstad Karlstad Tingvalla IP 10,000
IFK Luleå Luleå Skogsvallen 5,000
Piteå IF Piteå LF Arena 6,000
Sandvikens IF Sandviken Jernvallen 7,000
Sollentuna FK Sollentuna Sollentunavallen4,500
IF Sylvia Norrköping PlatinumCars Arena 17,000
Täby FK Täby Tibblevallen1,000
Umeå FC Umeå Umeå Energi Arena 10,000
Örebro Syrianska IF Örebro Örnsro IP1,000
Ostgotaporten in Norrkoping. Nyaparken.jpg
Östgötaporten in Norrköping.
Umea Energi Arena in Umea. Gammliavalen.JPG
Umeå Energi Arena in Umeå.

Södra

TeamLocationStadiumStadium capacity1
Assyriska Turabdin IK Jönköping Rosenlunds IP1,500
IFK Malmö Malmö Malmö IP 7,600
Lindome GIF Lindome Lindevi IP1,500
FC Linköping City Linköping Linköping Arena 8,300
Ljungskile SK Ljungskile Skarsjövallen 8,000
Lunds BK Lund Klostergårdens IP 8,560
Oskarshamns AIK Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 2,000
Qviding FIF Gothenburg Valhalla IP 4,000
Skövde AIK Skövde Södermalms IP 4,500
Torns IF Stångby Tornvallen1,500
FC Trollhättan Trollhättan Edsborgs IP 5,100
Tvååkers IF Tvååker Övrevi IP1,000
Utsiktens BK Gothenburg Ruddalens IP 5,000
Vänersborgs IF Vänersborg Vänersvallen2,000
Åtvidabergs FF Åtvidaberg Kopparvallen 8,000
Österlen FF Skillinge Skillinge Idrottsplats1,000
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2018 season
Skarsjovallen in Ljungskile. Starke Arvid (cropped).JPG
Skarsjövallen in Ljungskile.
Rimnersvallen in Uddevalla. Rimnersvallen.jpg
Rimnersvallen in Uddevalla.

Seasons - Previous Winners

Second tier

SeasonLeagueWon PromotionWon Promotion PlayoffsLost Promotion Playoffs
1987 Norra Djurgårdens IF N/AN/A
Södra GAIS N/AN/A
1988 Norra Örebro SK N/AN/A
Södra Halmstads BK N/AN/A
1989 Norra Hammarby IF N/AN/A
Södra Östers IF N/AN/A
1990 NorraN/A GIF Sundsvall N/A
SödraN/AN/A BK Häcken
1991 NorraN/AN/A Kiruna FF
ÖstraN/AN/A Hammarby IF
VästraN/A Västra Frölunda IF N/A
SödraN/A Trelleborgs FF N/A
1992 NorraN/AN/A IFK Sundsvall
ÖstraN/A IK Brage N/A
VästraN/A BK Häcken N/A
SödraN/A Halmstads BK N/A
1993 Norra Hammarby IF N/A Vasalunds IF
Södra Landskrona BoIS N/A IFK Hässleholm
1994 Norra Djurgårdens IF N/A Umeå FC
Södra Örgryte IS N/A Kalmar FF
1995 Norra Umeå FC N/A Gefle IF
Södra IK Oddevold N/A GAIS
1996 Norra Västerås SK N/A Hammarby IF
Södra IF Elfsborg Ljungskile SK N/A
1997 Norra Hammarby IF N/A Djurgårdens IF
Södra Västra Frölunda IF BK Häcken N/A
1998 Norra Djurgårdens IF Umeå FC N/A
Södra Kalmar FF N/A Landskrona BoIS
1999 Norra GIF Sundsvall N/A Assyriska FF
Södra BK Häcken GAIS N/A

Third tier

SeasonLeagueWon PromotionWon Promotion PlayoffsLost Promotion Playoffs
2006 Norra Enköpings SK IK Sirius N/A
Södra IF Sylvia Bunkeflo IF N/A
2007 Norra Assyriska FF FC Väsby United N/A
Södra Qviding FIF Ängelholms FF N/A
2008 Norra Syrianska FC Vasalunds IF N/A
Södra FC Trollhättan N/A Östers IF
2009 Norra Degerfors IF IK Brage N/A
Södra Östers IF N/A Skövde AIK
2010 Norra Västerås SK N/A IK Sirius
Södra IFK Värnamo N/A Qviding FIF
2011 Norra Umeå FC N/A FC Väsby United
Södra Varbergs BoIS N/A IF Sylvia
2012 Norra Östersunds FK N/A BK Forward
Södra Örgryte IS N/A Lunds BK
2013 Norra IK Sirius N/A Dalkurd FF
Södra Husqvarna FF N/A IK Oddevold
2014 Norra AFC United IK Frej N/A
Södra Utsiktens BK N/A Örgryte IS
2015 Norra Dalkurd FF N/A Akropolis IF
Södra Trelleborgs FF Örgryte IS N/A
2016 Norra IF Brommapojkarna N/A Vasalunds IF
Södra Östers IF Norrby IF N/A
2017 Norra IK Brage N/A Akropolis IF
Södra Landskrona BoIS N/A Mjällby AIF
2018 Norra Västerås SK Syrianska FC N/A
Södra Mjällby AIF N/A Oskarshamns AIK
2019 Norra Akropolis IF Umeå FC N/A
Södra Ljungskile SK N/A Landskrona BoIS
2020 Norra Vasalunds IF TBDN/A
Södra IFK Värnamo TBDN/A

Note: In 2007 the runners up were promoted automatically without playoffs because of Allsvenskan expanding to 16 teams.

Statistics

Top goalscorers Norra

Nigerian forward Kennedy Igboananike became topscorer in Division 1 Norra 2008 with Vasalunds IF. Kennedy Igboananike (vs. Malmo FF in 2013, cropped).jpg
Nigerian forward Kennedy Igboananike became topscorer in Division 1 Norra 2008 with Vasalunds IF.
Veteran Danish forward Allan Borgvardt has been one of the most prolific players during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Division 1 seasons with an overall 48 goals in 68 games. Allan Borgvardt.JPG
Veteran Danish forward Allan Borgvardt has been one of the most prolific players during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Division 1 seasons with an overall 48 goals in 68 games.
SeasonPlayerTeamGoals
2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Lindberg Visby IF Gute 14
2007 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Hermansson Umeå FC 16
2008 Flag of Nigeria.svg Kennedy Igboananike Vasalunds IF 18
2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Eklund IK Brage 21
2010 Flag of Sweden.svg Danny Persson Umeå FC 17
2011 Flag of Kenya.svg Robert Mambo Mumba Dalkurd FF 16
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Emir Smajic Östersunds FK
Västerås SK
17
2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Stellan Carlsson BK Forward 18
Flag of Nigeria.svg Moses Ogbu IK Sirius
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Sencer Soguk Valsta Syrianska IK 16
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Mårtensson Umeå FC 17
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Luca Gerbino Polo Akropolis IF 25
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Timothy McNeil Team TG FF 17
Flag of Sweden.svg Karwan Safari Västerås SK
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Nikola Vasic Akropolis IF 21
2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Ekin Bulut Vasalunds IF 26
2020 Flag of England.svg Ashley Coffey IFK Haninge 27

Top goalscorers Södra

SeasonPlayerTeamGoals
2007 Flag of Sweden.svg Freddy Söderberg IFK Värnamo 23
2008 Flag of Sweden.svg Niklas Moberg Carlstad United BK 21
2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Nilsson Kristianstads FF 17
2010 Flag of Sweden.svg Ken Hansson FC Rosengård 23
2011 Flag of Denmark.svg Allan Borgvardt IF Sylvia 19
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Patriksson IK Oddevold 24
2013 Flag of Denmark.svg Allan Borgvardt IF Sylvia 15
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Salif Camara Jönsson Lunds BK 27
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Salif Camara Jönsson Trelleborgs FF 23
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Yarsuvat Norrby IF 20
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Strömberg Ljungskile SK 21
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Strömberg Ljungskile SK 20
2019 Flag of Nigeria.svg Aniekpeno Udo Ljungskile SK 18
Flag of Sweden.svg Jesper Westermark Ljungskile SK
2020 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Adjei Assyriska IK 25

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