2018 Allsvenskan

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Allsvenskan
Season2018
ChampionsAIK
6th Allsvenskan title
12th Swedish championship title
RelegatedIF Brommapojkarna
Dalkurd FF
Trelleborgs FF
Champions LeagueAIK
Europa LeagueIFK Norrköping
Malmö FF
Top goalscorerPaulinho (20 goals)
Biggest home winBK Häcken 6–0 IF Brommapojkarna
(26 August 2018)
Biggest away winTrelleborgs FF 1–6 GIF Sundsvall
(13 August 2018)
Dalkurd FF 0–5 Häcken
(27 October 2018)
Highest scoringÖstersunds FK 5–2 IK Sirius
(23 May 2018)
Trelleborgs FF 1–6 GIF Sundsvall
(13 August 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches
AIK
Malmö FF[1]
Longest unbeaten run20 matches
AIK
Longest winless run19 matches
Trelleborgs FF
Longest losing run6 matches
Trelleborgs FF
Highest attendance50,128
AIK 0–0 GIF Sundsvall
(4 November 2018)
Lowest attendance202
Dalkurd FF 0–5 BK Häcken
(27 October 2018)
Average attendance8,423
2017
2019

The 2018 Allsvenskan, part of the 2018 Swedish football season, was the 94th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams participated.

Malmö FF were the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season. AIK won the Swedish championship this season, their sixth Allsvenskan title and 12th Swedish championship overall, in the 30th round on 11 November when they won 0–1 in the away fixture against Kalmar FF at Guldfågeln Arena.

Summary[edit]

Allsvenskans stora pris[edit]

For the sixth year running, the broadcaster of Allsvenskan, C More Entertainment, hosted an award ceremony where they presented seven awards and two special awards to the players and staff of the 16 Allsvenskan clubs, the award ceremony was held on 19 November 2018. The nominations for the 2018 season were officially announced on 9 November 2018.[2] Nominees are displayed below, the winners are marked in bold text. AIK received the most nominations with seven, while GIF Sundsvall received five nominations, Hammarby IF and IFK Norrköping received three nominations each, BK Häcken received two nominations, and IF Brommapojkarna received one nomination.

Goalkeeper of the year

Defender of the year

Midfielder of the year

Forward of the year

Newcomer of the year

Manager of the year

Most valuable player of the year

Teams[edit]

Locations of Stockholm Teams in the 2018 Allsvenskan

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including thirteen sides from the previous season, two promoted teams from the 2017 Superettan and one team from the 2017 Allsvenskan play-offs.

Halmstads BK and AFC Eskilstuna were relegated at the end of the 2017 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2017 Superettan champions IF Brommapojkarna and runners-up Dalkurd FF. IF Brommapojkarna returned to Allsvenskan after three years' absence, having been relegated at the end of the 2014 season. This is IF Brommapojkarna's sixth season in the league. Dalkurd FF are participating in the league for the first time in the club's history; they are the fourth new club in the last five Allsvenskan seasons (following Falkenbergs FF in 2014, Östersunds FK in 2016 and AFC Eskilstuna in 2017).

The final spot was taken by the 2017 Allsvenskan play-offs winner; Trelleborgs FF, third-placed team in 2017 Superettan, who replace Jönköpings Södra IF.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Dalkurd FF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Idrottsparken Artificial 7,700
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
IF Brommapojkarna Stockholm Grimsta IP Artificial 8,000
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,600
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Nya Parken Artificial 15,734
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP Natural 6,300
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Stadion Natural 22,500[3]
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 8,466
Trelleborgs FF Trelleborg Vångavallen Natural 7,000[4]
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[5]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor Svenska Spel as well as the Allsvenskan logo on the right sleeve of their shirt.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach1 Captain Kit manufacturer Main shirt sponsor
AIK Sweden Rikard Norling Eritrea Henok Goitom Nike Notar
BK Häcken Sweden Andreas Alm Sweden Rasmus Lindgren Nike BRA Bygg
Dalkurd FF Sweden Johan Sandahl Sweden Peshraw Azizi Adidas Min Stora Dag
Djurgårdens IF Sweden Özcan Melkemichel Sweden Jonas Olsson Adidas Prioritet Finans
GIF Sundsvall Sweden Joel Cedergren Sweden Tommy Naurin Adidas SCA
Hammarby IF Sweden Stefan Billborn Sweden Kennedy Bakircioglu Puma Jobman
IF Brommapojkarna Sweden Roberth Björknesjö Sweden Gustav Sandberg Magnusson Nike Bauhaus
IF Elfsborg Sweden Jimmy Thelin Denmark Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Pulsen
IFK Göteborg Sweden Poya Asbaghi Sweden David Boo Wiklander Kappa Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping Sweden Jens Gustafsson Sweden Andreas Johansson Nike Holmen
IK Sirius Sweden Kim Bergstrand Nigeria Moses Ogbu Nike Various
Kalmar FF Sweden Nanne Bergstrand Sweden Viktor Elm Hummel Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Germany Uwe Rösler Sweden Markus Rosenberg Puma Volkswagen
Trelleborgs FF Sweden Patrick Winqvist Sweden Salif Camara Jönsson Nike Mellby Gård
Örebro SK Sweden Axel Kjäll Sweden Nordin Gerzić Puma Ambitiös
Östersunds FK England Ian Burchnall Sweden Tom Pettersson Adidas Various

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
IFK Göteborg Sweden Alf Westerberg End of caretaker spell November 20, 2017 Pre-season Sweden Poya Asbaghi November 21, 2017
IF Brommapojkarna Sweden Olof Mellberg Resigned November 21, 2017 Portugal Luís Pimenta December 13, 2017
BK Häcken Sweden Mikael Stahre Resigned November 26, 2017 Sweden Andreas Alm December 8, 2017
IF Elfsborg Sweden Nemanja Miljanović
Sweden Janne Mian
End of caretaker spell December 6, 2017 Sweden Jimmy Thelin December 6, 2017
Hammarby IF Denmark Jakob Michelsen Sacked January 4, 2018 Sweden Stefan Billborn January 10, 2018
Dalkurd FF Sweden Andreas Brännström Sacked January 8, 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina Azrudin Valentić January 8, 2018
Malmö FF Sweden Magnus Pehrsson Sacked May 14, 2018 10th Sweden Daniel Andersson (caretaker) May 14, 2018
Dalkurd FF Bosnia and Herzegovina Azrudin Valentić Sacked May 25, 2018 16th Sweden Adil Kizil (caretaker) May 25, 2018
Östersunds FK England Graham Potter Signed by Swansea City June 4, 2018 6th England Ian Burchnall (caretaker) June 4, 2018
Malmö FF Sweden Daniel Andersson End of caretaker spell June 12, 2018 10th Germany Uwe Rösler June 12, 2018
Dalkurd FF Sweden Adil Kizil End of caretaker spell June 15, 2018 15th Sweden Johan Sandahl June 15, 2018
Östersunds FK England Ian Burchnall Caretaker made permanent manager July 18, 2018 5th England Ian Burchnall July 18, 2018
IF Brommapojkarna Portugal Luís Pimenta Sacked September 5, 2018 14th Sweden Roberth Björknesjö September 7, 2018

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AIK (C) 30 19 10 1 50 16 +34 67 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 IFK Norrköping 30 19 8 3 51 27 +24 65 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Malmö FF 30 17 7 6 57 29 +28 58
4 Hammarby IF 30 17 7 6 56 35 +21 58
5 BK Häcken 30 16 5 9 58 27 +31 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
6 Östersunds FK 30 15 4 11 51 39 +12 49
7 Djurgårdens IF 30 13 9 8 40 31 +9 48
8 GIF Sundsvall 30 12 8 10 47 35 +12 44
9 Örebro SK 30 9 8 13 34 40 −6 35
10 Kalmar FF 30 9 7 14 27 35 −8 34
11 IFK Göteborg 30 9 4 17 38 53 −15 31
12 IF Elfsborg 30 7 9 14 29 41 −12 30
13 IK Sirius 30 8 6 16 37 61 −24 30
14 IF Brommapojkarna (R) 30 8 2 20 25 64 −39 26 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Dalkurd FF (R) 30 6 6 18 30 57 −27 24 Relegation to the Superettan
16 Trelleborgs FF (R) 30 3 6 21 24 64 −40 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
AIK322222222332111111111111111111
IFK Norrköping443435433223333343333222322222
Malmö FF55698101011111112101087665444444445543
Hammarby IF111111111111222222222333233334
BK Häcken611467987779881010986685555654455
Östersunds FK131614111411111010975555434556666566666
Djurgårdens IF768568998544444557878888888877
GIF Sundsvall835343655869966778767777777788
Örebro SK912785436645779810101110109999999999
Kalmar FF12101110965446866798999910101010101010101010
IFK Göteborg2797107789101012121211111110111111111212121213131311
IF Elfsborg101416131112131414131111111112121313121212121111111111111112
IK Sirius141513121315161615151616161413131212131314141313131312121213
IF Brommapojkarna11912151516121312141414141515141414141413131414141515151414
Dalkurd FF16810141213141516161515151616161615151515151515151414141515
Trelleborgs FF151315161614151213121313131314151516161616161616161616161616
Leader
2019–20 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2019 Superettan

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AIK BKH DFF DIF GIFS HAM BP IFE IFKG IFKN IKS KFF MFF TFF ÖSK ÖFK
AIK 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Häcken 1–1 3–0 5–0 3–0 2–2 6–0 5–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0
Dalkurd 0–4 0–5 1–2 2–2 2–3 3–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–0
Djurgården 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–2
Sundsvall 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3
Hammarby 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 4–3 4–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–2
Brommapojkarna 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–3 3–0 0–0 0–4
Elfsborg 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2
Göteborg 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 2–0 2–1
Norrköping 2–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–2 4–2
Sirius 2–3 0–0 2–3 1–5 1–3 1–1 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–4 0–1
Kalmar 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
Malmö 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 5–0 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–1
Trelleborg 1–4 0–3 0–1 0–3 1–6 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1
Örebro 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–1
Östersund 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 0–2
Source: Swedish Football Association (in Swedish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Play-offs[edit]

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan meets the third-placed team from 2018 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


AFC Eskilstuna0–1IF Brommapojkarna
Report Lahne Goal 12'
Attendance: 3,465

IF Brommapojkarna1–2AFC Eskilstuna
Öhman Goal 39' Report Nnamani Goal 65'
Ajeti Goal 75'
Attendance: 1,925

2–2 on aggregate. AFC Eskilstuna won on away goals.


Season statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allsvenskan streaks and sequences". soccerstats.com. soccerstats.com. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Spelarna som kan bli prisade på Allsvenskans Stora Pris". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 9 November 2018. Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ "För första gången - allmänheten kan bli utan allsvenska MFF-biljetter". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Vångavallen" (in Swedish). Trelleborgs FF. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  5. ^ "Allsvenskan" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Skytteliga - Allsvenskan". The Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Statistik". The Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Jiloan Hamad är Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan" (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 5 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Pa Dibba är Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan" (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 27 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Saman Ghoddos är Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Paulinho Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan i augusti". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Henok Goitom Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan i september". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Paulinho historisk Månadens spelare i Allsvenskan". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

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