Superettan

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Superettan
Superettan logo.svg
Founded2000
CountrySweden
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Allsvenskan
Relegation to Ettan
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
Current champions Halmstads BK
(2020)
Most championships Kalmar FF
Östers IF
Mjällby AIF (2 titles)
TV partners Eurosport
Website Superettan
Current: 2021 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.

Contents

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 format

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.

Television

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]

On 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)

ClubPosition
in 2019 [5]
First seasonFirst season of
current spell
Number of seasons
in Superettan
Number of seasons
in second tier [6]
AFC Eskilstuna 16th in Allsvenskan 200520201313
Akropolis IF 1st in Div. 1 Norra 2020202000
IK Brage 3rd200020181053.5
Dalkurd FF 8th2016201933
Degerfors IF 5th200520101441
GAIS 12th200120131035
GIF Sundsvall 15th in Allsvenskan 20062020741
Halmstads BK 6th20122018433.5
Jönköpings Södra IF 4th200620181239
Ljungskile SK 1st in Div. 1 Södra 200020201217
Norrby IF 9th20172017328
Trelleborgs FF 11th20022019819.5
Umeå FC 2nd in Div. 1 Norra 20002020411
Västerås SK 10th20002019838
Östers IF 13th200020171323
Örgryte IS 7th20072016832.5

Stadia and locations

TeamLocationStadiumTurf1Stadium capacity1
AFC Eskilstuna Eskilstuna Tunavallen Artificial 7,800
Akropolis IF Stockholm Spånga IP Natural 2,000
IK Brage Borlänge Domnarvsvallen Artificial6,500
Dalkurd FF Uppsala Nya Studenternas Artificial10,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falcon Alkoholfri Arena Natural5,565
GAIS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural18,416
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Idrottsparken Artificial7,700
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural16,500
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural5,500
Ljungskile SK Ljungskile Skarsjövallen Artificial6,000
Norrby IF Borås Borås Arena Artificial16,899
Trelleborgs FF Trelleborg Vångavallen Natural7,000
Umeå FC Umeå Gammliavallen Artificial10,000
Vasalunds IF Solna Skytteholms IP 4,000
Västerås SK Västerås Solid Park Arena Artificial7,044
Östers IF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena Natural12,000
Örgryte IS GothenburgGamla UlleviNatural18,416
Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg. Gamla Ullevi inside.JPG
Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg.

Managers

The current managers in Superettan are:

Mak Lind has been the manager of Norrby IF since December 2017. Mohammed Ali Khan.jpg
Mak Lind has been the manager of Norrby IF since December 2017.
NameClubAppointed
Flag of Sweden.svg Klebér Saarenpää IK Brage 16 November 2017
Flag of Lebanon.svg Mak Lind Norrby IF 15 December 2017
Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Wålemark Ljungskile SK July 2018
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Brännström Jönköpings Södra IF 20 August 2018
Flag of Sweden.svg Paul Olausson Dalkurd FF 25 January 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Haglund Halmstads BK 7 May 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Denis Velić Östers IF 29 July 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Tony Gustavsson GIF Sundsvall 2 September 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Kristian Haynes Trelleborgs FF 13 November 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Askebrand Västerås SK November 2019
Flag of the United States.svg Brian Clarhaut Umeå FC November 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Holmberg
Tobias Solberg
Degerfors IF November 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Jacobsson GAIS November 2019
Flag of Sweden.svg Özcan Melkemichel AFC Eskilstuna December 2019
Flag of Greece.svg Giannis Christopoulos Akropolis IF January 2020
Flag of Sweden.svg Sören Börjesson
Miguel Beas
Örgryte IS 15 October 2020

Statistics

Previous winners

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 12 goals in the inaugural Superettan season to help Malmo FF get promoted. Ibrahimovic.jpg
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored 12 goals in the inaugural Superettan season to help Malmö FF get promoted.
SeasonWinnerRunner-upPromotion 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
2020 Halmstads BK Degerfors IF Jönköpings Södra IF

Top goalscorers

2001 top scorer Daniel Nannskog also went on to become top scorer in Adeccoligaen and Tippeligaen. Nanny.jpg
2001 top scorer Daniel Nannskog also went on to become top scorer in Adeccoligaen and Tippeligaen.
SeasonPlayerTeamGoals
2000 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Gärdeman Åtvidabergs FF 14
2001 Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Nannskog Landskrona BoIS 21
2002 Flag of Sweden.svg Ludwig Ernstsson Östers IF 18
2003 Flag of Sweden.svg Göran Marklund FC Café Opera 23
2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Bärlin Västerås SK 23
2005 Flag of Brazil.svg Bruno Santos IFK Norrköping 16
2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Olof Guterstam
Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Rodevåg
IF Brommapojkarna
Falkenbergs FF
17
2007 Flag of Iceland.svg Gardar Gunnlaugsson IFK Norrköping 18
2008 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Henriksson BK Häcken 19
2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Ekenberg
Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Adelstam
Mjällby AIF
Ängelholms FF
19
2010 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus Hallenius Hammarby IF 18
2011 Flag of Sweden.svg Branimir Hrgota Jönköpings Södra IF 18
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Pablo Piñones Arce IF Brommapojkarna 18
2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Victor Sköld Falkenbergs FF 20
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Kennedy Bakircioglu Hammarby IF 17
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Olsson Jönköpings Södra IF 17
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Shkodran Maholli Åtvidabergs FF 15
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Yarsuvat Dalkurd FF 17
2018 Flag of Iceland.svg Andri Rúnar Bjarnason Helsingborgs IF 16
2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Erik Björndahl Degerfors IF 20
2020 Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Engblom GIF Sundsvall 20

Top assists

Tobias Hysen went on to make 34 appearances for the Swedish national team. Tobias Hysen 20090219.JPG
Tobias Hysén went on to make 34 appearances for the Swedish national team.
SeasonPlayerTeamAssists
2001 Flag of Sweden.svg Pelle Andersson IF Sylvia 11
2002 Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Kullinger Enköpings SK 11
2003 Flag of Sweden.svg Tobias Hysén BK Häcken 15
2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Westlin Gefle IF 12
2005 Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Nicklasson GAIS 10
2006 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Dybendal
Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Smedberg-Dalence
IFK Norrköping
Ljungskile SK
11
2007 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Dybendal IFK Norrköping 16
2008 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Zavadil Örgryte IS 17
2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Ekenberg
Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Smedberg-Dalence
Mjällby AIF
Ljungskile SK
11
2010 Flag of Brazil.svg Daniel Bamberg IFK Norrköping 15
2011 Flag of Sweden.svg Tobias Nilsson Falkenbergs FF 12
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Denis Velić Östers IF 11
2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Niclas Eliasson Falkenbergs FF 11
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Gojani Jönköpings Södra IF 11
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Dženis Kozica IFK Värnamo 11
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Svahn IFK Värnamo 11
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Petar Petrović IFK Värnamo 12
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Diego Montiel Örgryte IS 14
2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Gustav Ludwigson Örgryte IS 9
2020 Flag of Sweden.svg Samuel Kroon
Flag of Sweden.svg Wilhelm Loeper
Halmstads BK
AFC Eskilstuna
11

Top goalkeepers

(Minimum of 10 games played)

Daniel Orlund is the one of only two keepers who has had the top save percentage in two separate seasons. DanielOrlund.jpg
Daniel Örlund is the one of only two keepers who has had the top save percentage in two separate seasons.
SeasonGoalkeeperClub
GPGASV%CS
2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Hugosson Gefle IF 25178514
Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Örlund FC Café Opera 2525857
2005 Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Örlund AIK 29258013
2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Persson Trelleborgs FF 29138917
2007 Flag of Sweden.svg Lee Baxter Landskrona BoIS 1212843
2008 Flag of Sweden.svg Kristoffer Nordfeldt IF Brommapojkarna 29278212
2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Asper Mjällby AIF 30198715
2010 Flag of Jamaica.svg Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 21148213
2011 Flag of Sweden.svg Ivo Vazgeč Landskrona BoIS
Jönköping Södra
2529807
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Azinović Trelleborgs FF 1219781
2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Abrahamsson Örgryte IS 26318210
Flag of Sweden.svg Otto Martler Falkenbergs FF 28288214
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Horwath Ljungskile SK 30258314
2015 Flag of Jamaica.svg Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 1311796
2016 Flag of the United States.svg Josh Wicks AFC United 29168616
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Pär Hansson Helsingborgs IF 1515776
Flag of Sweden.svg Damir Mehić GAIS 2937779
2018
2019
2020
No data available

Attendance

Superettan average attendance
YearAverage 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 attendance

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

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