|Number of teams||114|
|Current champions||IFK Göteborg
|Most successful club(s)||Malmö FF
|2013–14 Svenska Cupen|
Svenska Cupen (English: 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. The winners qualify for the qualifying stages of the UEFA Europa League. The winner is awarded Gustaf VI Adolf Cup.
Compared to cups in many other countries, Svenska Cupen attracts considerably less public interest and even the cup final is rarely sold out. Consequently the Swedish Football Association has experimented with the format in order to raise the profile of the cup. The final has been staged at a neutral venue, at the national stadium as well as being played as a two-leg match. Starting 2013, the newly built national stadium Friends Arena in Solna will host the final, it is not currently known if the stadium will continue to host the final annually.
Svenska Cupen was first held in 1941. The current holders of Svenska Cupen are IFK Göteborg, who beat Djurgårdens IF 3–1 on penalties after the match had finished 1–1 after extra time in the 2013 final for their sixth cup title. Malmö FF are the most successful club of the competition having won 14 titles, the latest in 1989.
Rounds and teams
|Leagues entering at this round|
|Round 1||96||64||none||64||64 teams from Division 1 and lower.|
The winner of Svenska Cupen qualifies for the second qualification round of the UEFA Europa League. The qualification spot is awarded to the runner-up if the winner is already qualified to the UEFA Champions League by winning Allsvenskan. However in this case the runner-up will go into the Europa League in the first qualifying round and the runner-up of Allsvenskan will go into the second qualifying round instead of the first qualifying round. If the winner or runner-up (in the previous mentioned situation) is already qualified for the first qualifying round of the Europa League by finishing as runner-up or third place in Allsvenskan they will go into the second qualifying round and the fourth placed team in Allsvenskan will be awarded a qualifying spot for the first qualifying round.
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 the Swedish Cup, due to how many licensed players they have. The only three associations of the Swedish District Football Associations that have a qualifying round are Dalarnas FF, Hälsinglands FF and Örebro Läns FF, the other ones decide their teams in other ways. Only teams in Division 1 or lower are included, because teams in Allsvenskan and Superettan are automatically qualified for Round 2.
- (English) Swedish Football Association