Damallsvenskan

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Damallsvenskan
Damallsvenskan.png
Country Sweden
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1988
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Elitettan
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions FC Rosengård
(2014)
Most championships FC Rosengård (9 titles)
Website SvenskFotboll.se
2014 Damallsvenskan
Swedish Football
Women's League Structure

Damallsvenskan (Tier 1)
Elitettan (Tier 2)
Women's Division 1 (Tier 3)
Women's Division 2 (Tier 4)
Women's Division 3 (Tier 5)
Women's Division 4 (Tier 6)
Women's Division 5 (Tier 7)
Women's Division 7 (Tier 8)

The Damallsvenskan, Swedish for ladies' all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred as to the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.[1]

The division consists of a league of 12 teams.[2] From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.

The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973.[3] Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo and Hanna Ljungberg.

The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[4]

Organization[edit]

2014 clubs and stadiums[edit]

Club Arena City Capacity
AIK FF Skytteholms IP Stockholm 1,300
Eskilstuna United DFF Tunavallen Eskilstuna 7,800
FC Rosengård Malmö IP Malmö 7,600
Jitex BK Åbyvallen Mölndal 2,000
KIF Örebro DFF Behrn Arena Örebro 14,500
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC Valhalla IP Göteborg 4,700
Kristianstads DFF Vilans IP Kristianstad 5,000
Linköpings FC Folkungavallen Linköping 10,000
Piteå IF LF Arena Piteå 6,000
Umeå IK Gammliavallen Umeå 10,000
Vittsjö GIK Vittsjö IP Vittsjö 2,500

Media coverage[edit]

Games from the 2013 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on the Swedish sports television channel, TV4 Sport.[5]

Previous winners[edit]

The list of Swedish champions (1973-87) and winners of the Damallsvenskan (1988-present):[6]

From 1988 to 1992 a play-off round was played. The top four teams after the regular season played a semi-final and final.

Season Winner Runner-up
1973 Öxabäck IF (1) N/A
1974 Jitex BK (1) N/A
1975 Öxabäck IF (2) N/A
1976 Jitex BK (2) N/A
1977 Jakobsbergs GoIF (1) N/A
1978 Öxabäck IF (3) N/A
1979 Jitex BK (3) N/A
1980 Sunnanå SK (1) N/A
1981 Jitex BK (4) N/A
1982 Sunnanå SK (2) N/A
1983 Öxabäck IF (4) N/A
1984 Jitex BK (5) N/A
1985 Hammarby IF DFF (1) N/A
1986 Malmö FF (1) N/A
1987 Öxabäck IF (5) Jitex BK
1988 Öxabäck IF (6) Jitex BK
1989 Jitex BK (6) Jitex BK
1990 Malmö FF (2) Öxabäck IF
1991 Malmö FF (3) N/A
1992 Gideonsbergs IF (1) N/A
1993 Malmö FF (4) Jitex BK/JG93
1994 Malmö FF (5) Hammarby IF DFF
1995 Älvsjö AIK (1) Gideonsbergs IF
1996 Älvsjö AIK (2) Malmö FF
1997 Älvsjö AIK (3) Malmö FF
1998 Älvsjö AIK (4) Malmö FF
1999 Älvsjö AIK (5) Malmö FF
2000 Umeå IK (1) Malmö FF
2001 Umeå IK (2) Malmö FF
2002 Umeå IK (3) Malmö FF
2003 Djurgården/Älvsjö (1) Umeå IK
2004 Djurgården/Älvsjö (2) Umeå IK
2005 Umeå IK (4) Malmö FF
2006 Umeå IK (5) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007 Umeå IK (6) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2008 Umeå IK (7) Linköpings FC
2009 Linköpings FC (1) Umeå IK
2010 LdB FC Malmö (6) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2011 LdB FC Malmö (7) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2012 Tyresö FF (1) LdB FC Malmö
2013 LdB FC Malmö (8) Tyresö FF
2014 Rosengård (9) KIF Örebro DFF

Malmö FF, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are the same club.

Player records[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

The following is a list of top scorers (skyttedrottningar) by season.[7] Lena Videkull has won the award a record five times, while Hanna Ljungberg holds the record for most goals in a season with 39.

Year Tally Player
1984 30 goals Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1985 35 goals Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1984 19 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Trollhättans IF)
1985 22 goals Sweden Anette Nilsson (Hammarby IF)
1986 22 goals Sweden Gunilla Axén (Gideonsbergs IF)
1987 28 goals Sweden Eva-Lotta Carlsson (Dalhems IF)
1988 24 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1989 25 goals Sweden Eleonor Hultin (Jitex BK)
1990 21 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1991 28 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1992 26 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1993 29 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1994 33 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1995 27 goals Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
1996 23 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1997 22 goals Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1998 32 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
1999 29 goals Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2000 25 goals Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2001 34 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
2002 39 goals Sweden Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå IK)
2003 23 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Djurgården/Älvsjö)
2004 22 goals Finland Laura Kalmari (Umeå IK)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2005 21 goals Sweden Therese Lundin (Malmö FF DFF)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2006 21 goals Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2007 26 goals Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2008 23 goals Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2009 22 goals Sweden Linnea Liljegärd (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2010 25 goals Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2011 16 goals Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
Iceland Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF)
2012 21 goals Germany Anja Mittag (LdB FC Malmö)
2013 23 goals United States Christen Press (Tyresö FF)
2014 21 goals Germany Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Val HendersonContributor, espnW.comLikeArchive. "Swedish league soccer stars work overtime - espnW". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "At the top of women's soccer". Sweden. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "History". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Format & regulations". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "TV-sändningar Damallsvenskan 2013". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Historik —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Damallsvenskan top scorers". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Damallsvenskan at Wikimedia Commons