Elitserien (handball)

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Countries  Sweden
Founded 1931
Number of teams 14
Current champions HK Drott

Elitserien (literally, "The Elite League") is the highest league in the league system of Swedish handball and comprises the top 14 Swedish handball teams. The first season began in 1931-32. The season ends with a play-off and a final like Super Bowl.


The season starts in the end of September with a regular season comprising 14 teams meeting each other twice. A total of 26 rounds. The eight best teams after the regular season qualifies for the play-off, while the two last are relegated and the 11th and 12th team plays matches against the third and fourth from the Allsvenskan and the winners from the Division 1.

The season ends with a single final in the beginning of May.

Current clubs[edit]

Alingsås HF
HK Drott
IF Guif
IFK Kristianstad
Hammarby IF
LIF Lindesberg
Malmö HK
OV Helsingborg HK
Redbergslids IK
IFK Skövde
IK Sävehof
IFK Trelleborg
Ystads IF

Previous winners[edit]

EHF Ranking[edit]

As of 28 November 2012[1]
Movement Last Season
League Coefficient
11 Substituted in (12) Portugal Liga Halcon 27.25
12 Substituted in (15) Republic of Macedonia Super League 23.58
13 (13) Sweden Elitserien 23.08
14 Steady (14) Bosnia and Herzegovina Premier League 22.33
15 Substituted in (18) Serbia Superleague 21.17


External links[edit]

  • [1] Swedish handball association
  • [2] Swedish men's handball league official website