Swedish football league system

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The Swedish football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Sweden which is controlled by the Swedish Football Association and consists of 288 teams in 22 leagues divided into five levels. Below those five levels, additional regional levels numbered six to ten exist but these lower leagues are controlled by the regional associations and not by the nationwide association. There is, however, promotion and relegation to and from all levels. As of 2013, there were a total of 2510 teams in the Swedish league system of which 299 of them were reserve teams.

Current system in men's football[edit]

2014[edit]

The table below shows how the current system works. For each division, its Swedish name and number of clubs is given. It is not certain that each division is a feeder of teams to the division that lie directly above it and relegates teams to the divisions that lie directly below it, even though this usually is the case. For level 6 to level 10, the number of clubs are as of 2013.

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1 Allsvenskan
16 clubs
2+1 relegations
2 Superettan
16 clubs
2+1 promotions
2+2 relegations
3 Division 1 Norra
14 clubs
1+1 promotions
3 relegations
Division 1 Södra
14 clubs
1+1 promotions
3 relegations
4 Division 2 Norrland
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
Division 2 Norra Svealand
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
Division 2 Södra Svealand
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
Division 2 Norra Götaland
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
Division 2 Östra Götaland
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
Division 2 Västra Götaland
14 clubs
1 promotion
2+1 relegations
5 Division 3 Norra Norrland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Mellersta Norrland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Södra Norrland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Östra Svealand
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Södra Svealand
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Västra Svealand
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Nordöstra Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Nordvästra Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Mellersta Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
Division 3 Södra Götaland
12 clubs
1+1 promotions
3+1 relegations
6

Division 4
Dalarnas FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Gestriklands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Hälsinglands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Jämtland-Härjedalens FF Division 4 – 11 clubs
Medelpads FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Norrbottens FF Division 4 – 20 clubs (in 2 sections)
Stockholms FF Division 4 – 36 clubs (in 3 sections)
Södermanlands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Upplands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Värmlands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Västerbottens FF Division 4 – 21 clubs (in 2 sections)
Västmanlands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Ångermanlands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Örebro Läns FF Division 4 – 11 clubs

Division 4
Blekinge FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Bohusläns FF / Dalslands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Gotlands FF Division 4 – 8 clubs
Göteborgs FF Division 4 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Hallands FF Division 4 Elit – 12 clubs
Skånes FF Division 4 – 36 clubs (in 3 sections)
Smålands FF Division 4 Elit – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Västergötlands FF Division 4 – 23 clubs (in 2 sections)
Östergötlands FF Division 4 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)

7

Division 5
Dalarnas FF Division 5 – 10 clubs
Gestriklands FF Division 5 – 12 clubs
Hälsinglands FF Division 5 – 12 clubs
Jämtland-Härjedalens FF Division 5 – 11 clubs
Medelpads FF Division 5 – 16 clubs
Norrbottens FF Division 5 – 28 clubs (in 3 sections)
Stockholms FF Division 5 – 36 clubs (in 3 sections)
Södermanlands FF Division 5 – 20 clubs (in 2 sections)
Upplands FF Division 5 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Värmlands FF Division 5 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Västerbottens FF Division 5 – 23 clubs (in 2 sections)
Västmanlands FF Division 5 – 11 clubs
Ångermanlands FF Division 5 – 10 clubs
Örebro Läns FF Division 5 – 20 clubs (in 2 sections)

Division 5
Blekinge FF Division 5 – 12 clubs
Bohusläns FF Division 5 – 12 clubs
Dalslands FF Division 5 – 9 clubs
Gotlands FF Division 5 – 12 clubs
Göteborgs FF Division 5 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Hallands FF Division 4 – 12 clubs
Skånes FF Division 5 – 72 clubs (in 6 sections)
Smålands FF Division 4 – 48 clubs (in 4 sections)
Västergötlands FF Division 5 – 48 clubs (in 4 sections)
Östergötlands FF Division 5 – 37 clubs (in 3 sections)

8

Division 6
Dalarnas FF Division 6 – 19 clubs (in 2 sections)
Gestriklands FF Division 6 – 11 clubs
Hälsinglands FF Division 6 – 19 clubs (in 2 sections)
Jämtland-Härjedalens FF Division 6 – 9 clubs
Stockholms FF Division 6 – 51 clubs (in 6 sections)
Södermanlands FF Division 6 – 39 clubs (in 4 sections)
Upplands FF Division 6 – 38 clubs (in 4 sections)
Värmlands FF Division 6 – 39 clubs (in 4 sections)
Västerbottens FF Division 6 – 27 clubs (in 4 sections)
Västmanlands FF Division 6 – 10 clubs
Ångermanlands FF Division 6 – 10 clubs
Örebro Läns FF Division 6 – 27 clubs (in 3 sections)

Division 6
Blekinge FF Division 6 – 17 clubs (in 2 sections)
Bohusläns FF Division 6 – 19 clubs (in 2 sections)
Dalslands FF Division 6 – 8 clubs
Gotlands FF Division 6 – 10 clubs
Göteborgs FF Division 6 – 46 clubs (in 4 sections)
Hallands FF Division 5 – 24 clubs (in 2 sections)
Skånes FF Division 6 – 92 clubs (in 8 sections)
Smålands FF Division 5 – 71 clubs (in 6 sections)
Västergötlands FF Division 6 – 101 clubs (in 9 sections)
Östergötlands FF Division 6 – 39 clubs (in 4 sections)

9

Division 7
Bohusläns FF Division 7 – 13 clubs (in 2 sections)
Dalarnas FF Division 7 – 31 clubs (in 4 sections)
Dalslands FF Division 7 – 6 clubs
Gestriklands FF Division 7 – 12 clubs
Göteborgs FF Division 7 – 36 clubs (in 4 sections)
Hallands FF Division 6 – 29 clubs (in 3 sections)
Hälsinglands FF Division 7 – 6 clubs
Skånes FF Division 7 – 57 clubs (in 6 sections)
Smålands FF Division 6 – 98 clubs (in 10 sections)
Stockholms FF Division 7 – 106 clubs (in 12 sections)
Södermanlands FF Division 7 – 26 clubs (in 3 sections)
Upplands FF Division 7 – 37 clubs (in 4 sections)
Värmlands FF Division 7 – 47 clubs (in 5 sections)
Västmanlands FF Division 7 – 12 clubs (in 2 sections)
Örebro Läns FF Division 7 – 18 clubs (in 3 sections)

10

Division 8
Upplands FF Division 8 – 35 clubs (in 4 sections)
Örebro Läns FF Division 8 – 14 clubs (in 2 sections)

Current system in women's football[edit]

In 2013 the two second tier divisions were combined in the new Elitettan.[1]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Damallsvenskan
12 clubs
2 Elitettan
12 clubs
3–8 Swedish Women's Football Division 1-7
several divisions

References[edit]