List of Swedish football champions

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Players of the 1896 Örgryte IS Swedish Championship winning team
Örgryte IS in 1896, the first Swedish football champions

Swedish football champions (Swedish: Svenska mästare i fotboll) is a title held by the winners of the highest Swedish football league played each year, Allsvenskan.[1] Malmö FF and IFK Göteborg share the record of most titles with 18 Swedish championships each. After winning the 2014 Allsvenskan, Malmö FF are the reigning Swedish football champions. The title has been contested since 1896[citation needed] in varying forms of competition. The first Swedish Champions, Örgryte IS, were declared in 1896 when the club won the cup tournament Svenska Mästerskapet. This happened before there existed any Swedish national association, which was not created until 1904. The winners of Svenska Mästerskapet between 1896 and 1904 have retroactively been declared holders of the title by the Swedish Football Association (SvFF)[citation needed]. After the creation of the SvFF, the title continued to be held by the winners of Svenska Mästerskapet until 1925, even though a Swedish first national league, Svenska Serien, started in 1910[citation needed]. Svenska Mästerskapet was discontinued in 1925.

In 1924–25, a new Swedish national league was created, Allsvenskan, but the Swedish Champions title wasn't awarded to the winners of that league until 1930–31.[2] Since then, the winners of Allsvenskan are considered Swedish Champions, with a few exceptions. Between 1982 and 1990, the title was given to the winners of a play-off held after Allsvenskan was finished, and the following two years, 1991 and 1992, the title was given to the winners of Mästerskapsserien, a continuation league with the best teams from Allsvenskan.[3]

The current trophy, Lennart Johanssons Pokal, has been awarded since 2001 with Hammarby IF being the first winners. Johansson himself handed out the trophy in Sundsvall on 27 October 2001. The first trophy which was in use from 1904 to 2000 was named von Rosen's Pokal after the first chairman of the Swedish FA Clarence von Rosen. However in November 2000 it was discovered that von Rosen had been active in the Swedish national socialist movement during World War II which prompted the FA to give up using the old trophy.[4]

Champions[edit]

Key
dagger Winners also won Svenska Cupen during the same season
(number of championship titles) A running tally of the total number of championship titles won by each club is kept in brackets.

Svenska Mästerskapet (1896–1925)[edit]

Year Winner Runners-up
1896 Örgryte IS (1) IS Idrottens Vänner
1897 Örgryte IS (2) Örgryte IS 2[nb 1]
1898 Örgryte IS (3) AIK
1899 Örgryte IS (4) Göteborgs FF
1900 AIK (1) Örgryte IS
1901 AIK (2)[nb 2] Örgryte IS 2
1902 Örgryte IS (5) Jönköpings AIF
1903 Göteborgs IF (1) Göteborgs FF
1904 Örgryte IS (6) Djurgårdens IF
1905 Örgryte IS (7) IFK Stockholm
1906 Örgryte IS (8) Djurgårdens IF
1907 Örgryte IS (9) IFK Uppsala
1908 IFK Göteborg (1) IFK Uppsala
1909 Örgryte IS (10) Djurgårdens IF
1910 IFK Göteborg (2) Djurgårdens IF
1911 AIK (3) IFK Uppsala
1912 Djurgårdens IF (1)[nb 3] Örgryte IS
1913 Örgryte IS (11) Djurgårdens IF
1914 AIK (4) Hälsingborgs IF
1915 Djurgårdens IF (2) Örgryte IS
1916 AIK (5) Djurgårdens IF
1917 Djurgårdens IF (3) AIK
1918 IFK Göteborg (3) Hälsingborgs IF
1919 GAIS (1) Djurgårdens IF
1920 Djurgårdens IF (4) IK Sleipner
1921 IFK Eskilstuna (1) IK Sleipner
1922 GAIS (2) Hammarby IF
1923 AIK (6) IFK Eskilstuna
1924 Fässbergs IF (1)[nb 4] IK Sirius
1925 Brynäs IF (1) BK Derby

Allsvenskan (1931–1981)[edit]

Year Winner Runners-up Top scorer (club) Goals
1930–31 GAIS (3) AIK John Nilsson (GAIS) 26
1931–32 AIK (7) Örgryte IS Carl-Erik Holmberg (Örgryte IS) 29
1932–33 Hälsingborgs IF (1) GAIS Torsten Bunke (Hälsingborgs IF) 21
1933–34 Hälsingborgs IF (2) GAIS Sven Jonasson (IF Elfsborg) 20
1934–35 IFK Göteborg (4) AIK Harry Andersson (IK Sleipner) 23
1935–36 IF Elfsborg (1) AIK Sven Jonasson (IF Elfsborg) 24
1936–37 AIK (8) IK Sleipner Olle Zethlerlund (AIK) 23
1937–38 IK Sleipner (1) Landskrona BoIS Curt Hjelm (IK Sleipner) 13
1938–39 IF Elfsborg (2) AIK Erik Persson (AIK)
Ove Andersson (Malmö FF)
Yngve Lindgren (Örgryte IS)
16
1939–40 IF Elfsborg (3) IFK Göteborg Anders Pålsson (Hälsingborgs IF) 17
1940–41 Hälsingborgs IF (3)dagger Degerfors IF Stig Nyström (IK Brage) 17
1941–42 IFK Göteborg (5) GAIS Sven Jacobsson (GAIS) 20
1942–43 IFK Norrköping (1)dagger IF Elfsborg Gunnar Nordahl (Degerfors IF) 16
1943–44 Malmö FF (1)dagger IF Elfsborg Leif Larsson (IFK Göteborg) 19
1944–45 IFK Norrköping (2)dagger IF Elfsborg Gunnar Nordahl (IFK Norrköping) 27
1945–46 IFK Norrköping (3) Malmö FF Gunnar Nordahl (IFK Norrköping) 25
1946–47 IFK Norrköping (4) AIK Gunnar Gren (IFK Göteborg) 18
1947–48 IFK Norrköping (5) Malmö FF Gunnar Nordahl (IFK Norrköping) 18
1948–49 Malmö FF (2) Hälsingborgs IF Carl-Johan Franck (Hälsingborgs IF) 19
1949–50 Malmö FF (3) Jönköpings Södra IF Ingvar Rydell (Malmö FF) 22
1950–51 Malmö FF (4)dagger Råå IF Hasse Jeppson (Djurgårdens IF) 17
1951–52 IFK Norrköping (6) Malmö FF Karl-Alfred Jacobsson (GAIS) 17
1952–53 Malmö FF (5)dagger IFK Norrköping Karl-Alfred Jacobsson (GAIS) 24
1953–54 GAIS (4) Hälsingborgs IF Karl-Alfred Jacobsson (GAIS) 21
1954–55 Djurgårdens IF (5) Halmstads BK Kurt Hamrin (AIK) 22
1955–56 IFK Norrköping (7) Malmö FF Sylve Bengtsson (Halmstads BK) 22
1956–57 IFK Norrköping (8) Malmö FF Harry Bild (IFK Norrköping) 19
1957–58 IFK Göteborg (6) IFK Norrköping Bertil Johansson (IFK Göteborg)
Henry Källgren (IFK Norrköping)
27
1959 Djurgårdens IF (6) IFK Norrköping Rune Börjesson (Örgryte IS) 21
1960 IFK Norrköping (9) IFK Malmö Rune Börjesson (Örgryte IS) 24
1961 IF Elfsborg (4) IFK Norrköping Bertil Johansson (IFK Göteborg) 20
1962 IFK Norrköping (10) Djurgårdens IF Leif Skiöld (Djurgårdens IF) 21
1963 IFK Norrköping (11) Degerfors IF Lars Heinermann (Degerfors IF)
Bo Larsson (Malmö FF)
17
1964 Djurgårdens IF (7) Malmö FF Krister Granbom (Hälsingborgs IF) 22
1965 Malmö FF (6) IF Elfsborg Bo Larsson (Malmö FF) 28
1966 Djurgårdens IF (8) IFK Norrköping Ove Kindvall (IFK Norrköping) 20
1967 Malmö FF (7)dagger Djurgårdens IF Dag Szepanski (Malmö FF) 22
1968 Östers IF (1) Malmö FF Ove Eklund (Åtvidabergs FF) 16
1969 IFK Göteborg (7) Malmö FF Reine Almqvist (IFK Göteborg) 16
1970 Malmö FF (8) Åtvidabergs FF Bo Larsson (Malmö FF) 16
1971 Malmö FF (9) Åtvidabergs FF Roland Sandberg (Åtvidabergs FF) 17
1972 Åtvidabergs FF (1) AIK Ralf Edström (Åtvidabergs FF)
Roland Sandberg (Åtvidabergs FF)
16
1973 Åtvidabergs FF (2) Östers IF Jan Mattsson (Östers IF) 20
1974 Malmö FF (10)dagger AIK Jan Mattsson (Östers IF) 22
1975 Malmö FF (11)dagger Östers IF Jan Mattsson (Östers IF) 31
1976 Halmstads BK (1) Malmö FF Rutger Backe (Halmstads BK) 21
1977 Malmö FF (12) IF Elfsborg Reine Almqvist (IFK Göteborg)
Mats Aronsson (Landskrona BoIS)
15
1978 Östers IF (2) Malmö FF Tommy Berggren (Djurgårdens IF) 19
1979 Halmstads BK (2) IFK Göteborg Mats Werner (Hammarby IF) 14
1980 Östers IF (3) Malmö FF Billy Ohlsson (Hammarby IF) 19
1981 Östers IF (4) IFK Göteborg Torbjörn Nilsson (IFK Göteborg) 20

Allsvenskan Play-offs (1982–1990)[edit]

Year Winner Runners-up Top scorer (club) Goals
1982 IFK Göteborg (8)dagger
League Winner: IFK Göteborg
Hammarby IF Dan Corneliusson (IFK Göteborg) 12
1983 IFK Göteborg (9)dagger
League Winner: AIK
Östers IF Thomas Ahlström (IF Elfsborg) 16
1984 IFK Göteborg (10)
League Winner: IFK Göteborg
IFK Norrköping Billy Ohlsson (Hammarby IF) 14
1985 Örgryte IS (12)
League Winner: Malmö FF
IFK Göteborg Sören Börjesson (Örgryte IS)
Peter Karlsson (Kalmar FF)
Billy Lansdowne (Kalmar FF)
10
1986 Malmö FF (13)dagger
League Winner: Malmö FF
AIK Johnny Ekström (IFK Göteborg) 13
1987 IFK Göteborg (11)
League Winner: Malmö FF
Malmö FF Lasse Larsson (Malmö FF) 19
1988 Malmö FF (14)
League Winner: Malmö FF
Djurgårdens IF Martin Dahlin (Malmö FF) 17
1989 IFK Norrköping (12)
League Winner: Malmö FF
Malmö FF Jan Hellström (IFK Norrköping) 16
1990 IFK Göteborg (12)
League Winner: IFK Göteborg
IFK Norrköping Kaj Eskelinen (IFK Göteborg) 10

Mästerskapsserien (1991–1992)[edit]

Year Winner Runners-up Top scorer (club) Goals
1991 IFK Göteborg (13)dagger
League Winner: IFK Göteborg
IFK Norrköping Kennet Andersson (IFK Göteborg) 13
1992 AIK (9)
League Winner: IFK Norrköping
IFK Norrköping Hans Eklund (Östers IF) 16

Allsvenskan (1993–present)[edit]

Allsvenskan champions since 1993
Season Winner Runners-up Third place Player Goals
(Top scorer)
1993 IFK Göteborg (14) IFK Norrköping AIK Bertilsson, HenrikHenrik Bertilsson (Halmstads BK)
Lilienberg, MatsMats Lilienberg (Trelleborgs FF)
18
1994 IFK Göteborg (15) Örebro SK Malmö FF Kindvall, NiclasNiclas Kindvall (IFK Norrköping) 23
1995 IFK Göteborg (16) Helsingborgs IF Halmstads BK Skoog, NiklasNiklas Skoog (Västra Frölunda IF) 17
1996 IFK Göteborg (17) Malmö FF Helsingborgs IF Andersson, AndreasAndreas Andersson (IFK Göteborg) 19
1997 Halmstads BK (3) IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Lilienberg, MatsMats Lilienberg (Halmstads BK)
Mattiasson, ChristerChrister Mattiasson (IF Elfsborg)
Sahlin, DanDan Sahlin (Örebro SK)
14
1998 AIK (10) Helsingborgs IF Hammarby IF Stavrum, ArildArild Stavrum (Helsingborgs IF) 18
1999 Helsingborgs IF (4) AIK Halmstads BK Allbäck, MarcusMarcus Allbäck (Örgryte IS) 15
2000 Halmstads BK (4) Helsingborgs IF AIK Berglund, FredrikFredrik Berglund (IF Elfsborg) 18
2001 Hammarby IF (1) Djurgårdens IF AIK Selaković, StefanStefan Selaković (Halmstads BK) 15
2002 Djurgårdens IF (9)dagger Malmö FF Örgryte IS Ijeh, PeterPeter Ijeh (Malmö FF) 24
2003 Djurgårdens IF (10) Hammarby IF Malmö FF Skoog, NiklasNiklas Skoog (Malmö FF) 22
2004 Malmö FF (15) Halmstads BK IFK Göteborg Rosenberg, MarkusMarkus Rosenberg (Halmstads BK) 14
2005 Djurgårdens IF (11)dagger IFK Göteborg Kalmar FF Heiðar Þorvaldsson, GunnarGunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson (Halmstads BK) 16
2006 IF Elfsborg (5) AIK Hammarby IF Ari (Kalmar FF) 15
2007 IFK Göteborg (18) Kalmar FF Djurgårdens IF Berg, MarcusMarcus Berg (IFK Göteborg)
Omotoyossi, RazakRazak Omotoyossi (Helsingborgs IF)
14
2008 Kalmar FF (1) IF Elfsborg IFK Göteborg Ingelsten, PatrikPatrik Ingelsten (Kalmar FF) 19
2009 AIK (11)dagger IFK Göteborg IF Elfsborg Hysén, TobiasTobias Hysén (IFK Göteborg)
Wánderson, Wánderson (GAIS)
18
2010 Malmö FF (16) Helsingborgs IF Örebro SK Gerndt, AlexanderAlexander Gerndt (Gefle IF / Helsingborgs IF) 20
2011 Helsingborgs IF (5)dagger AIK IF Elfsborg Ranégie, MathiasMathias Ranégie (BK Häcken / Malmö FF) 21
2012 Elfsborg (6) BK Häcken Malmö FF Majeed Waris (BK Häcken) 23
2013 Malmö FF (17) AIK IFK Göteborg Khalili, ImadImad Khalili (IFK Norrköping / Helsingborgs IF) 15
2014 Malmö FF (18) IFK Göteborg AIK Vibe, LasseLasse Vibe (IFK Göteborg) 23

Performances[edit]

Total titles won by club[edit]





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Titles won by club (%)

  Malmö FF – 18 (16%)
  IFK Göteborg – 18 (16%)
  IFK Norrköping – 12 (11%)
  Örgryte IS – 12 (11%)
  AIK – 11 (10%)
  Djurgårdens IF – 11 (10%)
  Other clubs (26%)

A total of 19 clubs have been crowned Swedish champions from Örgryte IS in 1896 until Malmö FF in 2014. A total of 114 Swedish championships have been awarded. Malmö FF and IFK Göteborg are the most successful clubs with 18 Swedish championships each.

Total titles won by club
Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Malmö FF 18 15 1943–44, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1952–53, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1986, 1988, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014
IFK Göteborg 18 8 1908, 1910, 1918, 1934–35, 1941–42, 1957–58, 1969, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2007
IFK Norrköping 12 11 1942–43, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1989
Örgryte IS 12 6 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1985
AIK 11 14 1900, 1901, 1911, 1914, 1916, 1923, 1931–1932, 1936–1937, 1992, 1998, 2009
Djurgårdens IF 11 11 1912, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1954–55, 1959, 1964, 1966, 2002, 2003, 2005
IF Elfsborg 6 5 1935–36, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1961, 2006, 2012
Helsingborgs IF 5 8 1932–33, 1933–34, 1940–41, 1999, 2011
GAIS 4 3 1919, 1922, 1930–31, 1953–54
Östers IF 4 3 1968, 1978, 1980, 1981
Halmstads BK 4 2 1976, 1979, 1997, 2000
Åtvidabergs FF 2 2 1972, 1973
IK Sleipner 1 3 1937–38
Hammarby IF 1 3 2001
IFK Eskilstuna 1 1 1921
Kalmar FF 1 1 2008
Göteborgs IF 1 1903
Fässbergs IF 1 1924
Brynäs IF 1 1925

Total titles won by city[edit]

The 19 title-winning clubs have come from a total of 13 cities. The most successful city is Gothenburg.

Total titles won by city
City Titles Winning clubs
Gothenburg 35 IFK Göteborg (18), Örgryte IS (12), GAIS (4), Göteborgs IF (1)
Stockholm 23 AIK (11), Djurgårdens IF (11), Hammarby IF (1)
Malmö 18 Malmö FF (18)
Norrköping 13 IFK Norrköping (12), IK Sleipner (1)
Borås 6 IF Elfsborg (6)
Helsingborg 5 Helsingborgs IF (5)
Växjö 4 Östers IF (4)
Halmstad 4 Halmstads BK (4)
Åtvidaberg 2 Åtvidabergs FF (2)
Eskilstuna 1 IFK Eskilstuna (1)
Kalmar 1 Kalmar FF (1)
Mölndal 1 Fässbergs IF (1)
Gävle 1 Brynäs IF (1)

Total titles won by county[edit]

The Swedish championship has been won by 19 clubs from nine counties. The most successful county is Västra Götaland.

Total titles won by county
County Titles Winning clubs
Västra Götaland[nb 5] 42 IFK Göteborg (18), Örgryte IS (12), IF Elfsborg (6), GAIS (4), Göteborgs IF (1), Fässbergs IF (1)
Skåne[nb 6] 23 Malmö FF (18), Helsingborgs IF (5)
Stockholm 23 AIK (11), Djurgårdens IF (11), Hammarby IF (1)
Östergötland 15 IFK Norrköping (12), Åtvidabergs FF (2), IK Sleipner (1)
Kronoberg 4 Östers IF (4)
Halland 4 Halmstads BK (4)
Södermanland 1 IFK Eskilstuna (1)
Gävleborg 1 Brynäs IF (1)
Kalmar 1 Kalmar FF (1)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Örgryte IS 2 was the reserve team of Örgryte IS.
  2. ^ AIK won the final on walkover as the match could not be played due to darkness. AIK was considered to be the better team and were thus given the title.
  3. ^ Decided in the third match after draws in the previous two.
  4. ^ Not decided until the spring 1925 due to heavy rain the autumn 1924.
  5. ^ Including the former counties Gothenburg and Bohus County and Älvsborg County.
  6. ^ Including the former county Malmöhus County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Svenska mästare 1896-1925, 1931-". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ Nylin, 2004, p. 134.
  3. ^ Nylin, 2004, p. 135.
  4. ^ Thorén, Petra. "SM-pokalen ska skrotas". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-01-03. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nylin, Lars (2004). Den nödvändiga boken om Allsvenskan: svensk fotboll från 1896 till idag, statistik, höjdpunkter lag för lag, klassiska bilder. Sundbyberg: Semic. ISBN 91-552-3168-3. 

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