Svenska Cupen

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Svenska Cupen
Svenska Cupen logo.png
Founded1941
RegionSweden
Number of teams96
Qualifier for UEFA Europa League
Current champions IFK Göteborg
(8th title)
Most successful club(s) Malmö FF
(14 titles)
Television broadcasters C More
Website Svenska Cupen
Soccerball current event.svg 2020–21 Svenska Cupen

Svenska Cupen (Swedish pronunciation:  [ˈsvɛ̂nːska ˈkɵ̌pːɛn] , The Swedish Cup) is a knockout cup competition in Swedish football and the main Swedish football cup. Svenska Cupen usually refers to the men's tournament, although a women's tournament is also held. Each year 98 teams compete, comprising the 16 teams from Allsvenskan and the 16 teams of Superettan together with 68 teams from lower tiers of the league system. [1] The winners qualify for the qualifying stages of the UEFA Europa League. The winner is awarded Gustaf VI Adolf Cup.

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Compared to cups in many other countries, Svenska Cupen attracts considerably less public interest and even the cup final is rarely sold out.[ citation needed ] Consequently, the Swedish Football Association has experimented with the format in order to raise the profile of the cup.[ clarification needed ] The final has been staged at a neutral venue, at the national stadium as well as being played as a two-leg match.

Svenska Cupen was first held in 1941. The current holders of Svenska Cupen are BK Häcken who beat AFC Eskilstuna in the 2019 final. Malmö FF are the most successful club of the competition having won 14 titles, the latest in 1989.

Rounds and teams

Friends Arena, Solna - venue for the 2013 and 2014 Svenska Cupen finals Friends Arena (7751335978).jpg
Friends Arena, Solna - venue for the 2013 and 2014 Svenska Cupen finals
RoundClubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Round 19664none6464 teams from Division 1 and lower.
Round 264643232 Allsvenskan
Superettan
Group stage323232nonenone
Quarter-finals888nonenone
Semi-finals444nonenone
Final222nonenone

The winner of Svenska Cupen qualifies for the first qualification round of the UEFA Europa League. The qualification spot is awarded to the fourth positioned team in Allsvenskan if the winner is already qualified for the UEFA Europa League or the UEFA Champions League.

How district teams qualify

There are a number of districts in the Swedish football organization, and each of them receives a number of spots in Svenska Cupen, due to how many eleven-player teams and nine-player teams the district has in the leagues. The only three associations of the Swedish District Football Associations that has a qualifying round to 2015–16 Svenska Cupen are Dalarnas FF and Örebro Läns FF, the other district decides their teams by Distriktsmästerskap (District Championships) or by club ranking 2014. Only teams in Division 1 or lower are included, because teams in Allsvenskan and Superettan are automatically qualified for Round 2.

Ranking

This is the number of places each of the districts will have in the first round of the 2015–16 Svenska Cupen. Updated as of 31 May 2015.

RankAssociationTeams
1 Stockholm 10
2 Skåne 9
3 Småland 7
4 Västergötland 6
5 Göteborg 5
6 Halland 3
Uppland
Östergötland
9 Södermanland 2
Värmland
12 Blekinge 1
Bohuslän
RankAssociationTeams
12 Dalarna 1
Dalsland
Gestrikland
Gotland
Hälsingland
Jämtland-Härjedalen
Medelpad
Norrbotten
Västerbotten
Västmanland
Ångermanland
Örebro Län

Winners

Total cup wins by club
ClubWinnersRunners-upCup-winning yearsYears as runners-up
Malmö FF 146 1944, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1967, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1988–89 1945, 1970–71, 1995–96, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2019–20
AIK 88 1949, 1950, 1975–76, 1984–85, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2009 1943, 1947, 1968–69, 1991, 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002
IFK Göteborg 851978–79, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1991, 2008, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2019–20 1985–86, 1998–99, 2004, 2007, 2009
IFK Norrköping 65 1943, 1945, 1968–69, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94 1944, 1953, 1967, 1971–72, 2016–17
Djurgårdens IF 54 1989–90, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2017–18 1951, 1974–75, 1988–89, 2012–13
Helsingborgs IF 53 1941, 1997–98, 2006, 2010, 2011 1950, 1993–94, 2013–14
Kalmar FF 331980–81, 1986–87, 2007 1977–78, 2008, 2011
IF Elfsborg 332000–01, 2003, 2013–14 1942, 1980–81, 1996–97
Åtvidabergs FF 24 1969–70, 1970–71 1946, 1972–73, 1978–79, 2005
BK Häcken 21 2015–16, 2018–19 1989–90
Landskrona BoIS 141971–72 1949, 1975–76, 1983–84, 1992–93
Östers IF 141976–771973–74, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1990–91
GAIS 11 1942 1986–87
Örgryte IS 111999–2000 1997–98
Råå IF 1 1948
Degerfors IF 11992–93
Halmstads BK 1 1994–95
Östersunds FK 1 2016–17
Hammarby IF 31976–77, 1982–83, 2010
Örebro SK 21987–88, 2014–15
IK Sleipner 1 1941
BK Kenty 1 1948
Sandvikens IF 1 1969–70
IK Brage 11979–80
Assyriska FF 1 2003
Gefle IF 1 2006
AFC Eskilstuna 1 2018–19

Broadcasting rights

Turner Sports has previously been the rights holder of the Swedish Cup in the United States. [2]

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2018 Svenska Cupen Final association football match

The 2018 Svenska Cupen final was played on 10 May 2018 between Djurgårdens IF and Malmö FF at Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, the home ground of Djurgårdens IF, determined in a draw on 21 March 2018 after the semi-finals. The final was the culmination of the 2017–18 Svenska Cupen, the 62nd season of Svenska Cupen and the sixth season with the current format.

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2020 Svenska Cupen Final

The 2020 Svenska Cupen Final was played on 30 July 2020 between Allsvenskan clubs IFK Göteborg and Malmö FF. The match was played on Gamla Ullevi, the home ground of IFK Göteborg. The final was the culmination of the 2019–20 Svenska Cupen, the 64th season of Svenska Cupen and the eight season with the current format. The final was initially planned for 30 April 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence of the pandemic, the final was played without attendance.

The 2020–21 Svenska Cupen is the 65th season of the Svenska Cupen and the ninth season with the current format. The winners of the competition will secure a spot in the second qualifying round of the 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League, unless they had already qualified for European competition in the 2020–21 season, in which case the qualification spot will go to fourth-placed team of the 2020 Allsvenskan. A total of 96 clubs will enter the competition, 64 teams from district sites and 32 from the Allsvenskan and the Superettan.

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