2018 Superettan

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Superettan
Season2018
ChampionsHelsingborgs IF
PromotedHelsingborgs IF
Falkenbergs FF
AFC Eskilstuna
RelegatedIFK Värnamo
Gefle IF
Landskrona BoIS
Matches played240
Top goalscorerAndri Rúnar Bjarnason (16 goals)
Biggest home winÖsters IF 5–0 Landskrona BoIS (6 October 2018)
Biggest away winIK Frej 1–5 Helsingborgs IF
(14 April 2018)
Gefle IF 1–5 Landskrona BoIS (28 May 2018)
IK Frej 1–5 Halmstads BK
(26 August 2018)
IK Brage 0–4 Östers IF (11 August 2018)
Highest scoringGAIS 4–4 Örgryte IS (12 June 2018)
Östers IF 4–4 Helsingborgs IF (27 October 2018)
Longest winning run7 matches
Helsingborgs IF[1]
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
AFC Eskilstuna
Longest winless run13 matches
Gefle IF
Longest losing run8 matches
IFK Värnamo
Highest attendance16,089
Helsingborgs IF 2–0 Norrby IF (2 August 2018)
Lowest attendance211
IFK Värnamo 2–0 Varbergs BoIS (24 April 2018)[2]
Average attendance2,278
2017
2019

The 2018 Superettan is part of the 2018 Swedish football season, and the 18th season of Superettan, Sweden's second-tier football division in its current format. A total of 16 teams contest the league.

Fixtures for the 2018 season were announced on 21 December 2017.[3]

Teams[edit]

A total of 16 teams contest the league. The top two teams qualify directly for promotion to Allsvenskan, the third will enter a play-off for the chance of promotion.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AFC Eskilstuna Eskilstuna Tunavallen Artificial 7,800
Degerfors IF Degerfors Stora Valla Natural 12,500
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falcon Alkoholfri Arena Natural 5,565
GAIS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416[4]
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 10,873
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,500
IFK Värnamo Värnamo Finnvedsvallen Natural 5,000
IK Brage Borlänge Domnarvsvallen Artificial 6,500
IK Frej Täby kyrkby Vikingavallen Artificial 2,650
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Landskrona BoIS Landskrona Landskrona IP Natural 10,500
Norrby IF Borås Borås Arena Artificial 17,800
Varbergs BoIS Varberg Påskbergsvallen Natural 4,500
Örgryte IS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416[4]
Östers IF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena Natural 12,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor Svenska Spel as well as the Superettan 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
AFC Eskilstuna Sweden Nemanja Miljanović Kosovo Anel Raskaj Nike Various
Degerfors IF Sweden Stefan Jacobsson Sweden Christoffer Wiktorsson Adidas Various
Falkenbergs FF Sweden Hans Eklund Sweden Tibor Joza Nike Gekås Ullared
GAIS Sweden Bosko Orović Sweden Carl Nyström Select Various
Gefle IF Sweden Marcus Bengtsson Sweden Jonas Lantto Umbro Various
Halmstads BK Sweden Igor Krulj Sweden Peter Larsson Puma Various
Helsingborgs IF Sweden Per-Ola Ljung Sweden Pär Hansson Puma Resurs Bank
IFK Värnamo Sweden Roar Hansen Sweden Pär Cederqvist Puma Various
IK Brage Sweden Klebér Saarenpää Sweden Robbin Sellin Select Various
IK Frej Sweden Roberth Björknesjö Sweden Marcus Hansson Puma Various
Jönköpings Södra IF Sweden Jörgen Wålemark Sweden Tommy Thelin Nike Volkswagen
Landskrona BoIS Denmark Jack Majgaard Sweden Philip Andersson Nike Various
Norrby IF Sweden Korosh Hatami Sweden Marcus Översjö Nike Various
Varbergs BoIS FC Sweden Joakim Persson United States Matt Pyzdrowski Nike Various
Örgryte IS Sweden Thomas Askebrand Sweden Daniel Paulson Nike HA Bygg
Östers IF Sweden Christian Järdler Sweden Mario Vasilj Puma Various

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Helsingborgs IF (C, P) 30 18 9 3 59 30 +29 63 Promotion to Allsvenskan
2 Falkenbergs FF (P) 30 18 5 7 61 34 +27 59
3 AFC Eskilstuna (O, P) 30 13 15 2 40 16 +24 54 Qualification to Promotion playoffs
4 Örgryte IS 30 15 7 8 56 37 +19 52
5 Halmstads BK 30 15 6 9 49 38 +11 51
6 IK Brage 30 12 9 9 46 45 +1 45
7 Degerfors IF 30 11 9 10 45 46 −1 42
8 Östers IF 30 11 8 11 48 43 +5 41
9 IK Frej 30 10 7 13 46 56 −10 37
10 GAIS 30 8 11 11 40 41 −1 35
11 Jönköpings Södra IF 30 9 8 13 31 38 −7 35
12 Norrby IF 30 9 7 14 31 50 −19 34
13 IFK Värnamo (R) 30 9 5 16 31 48 −17 32 Qualification to Relegation playoffs
14 Varbergs BoIS (O) 30 7 8 15 43 54 −11 29
15 Gefle IF (R) 30 6 7 17 31 60 −29 25 Relegation to Division 1
16 Landskrona BoIS (R) 30 5 7 18 35 56 −21 22
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2018. Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Playoffs[edit]

The 13th-placed and 14th-placed teams of Superettan meet the two runners-up from 2018 Division 1 (Norra and Södra) in two-legged ties on a home-and-away basis with the team from Superettan finishing at home.


Syrianska FC1–0IFK Värnamo
Hellberg Goal 48' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 2,103
Referee: Adam Ladebäck
IFK Värnamo2–2Syrianska FC
Achinioti-Jönsson Goal 50'
Henningsson Goal 82'
Report Rajalakso Goal 45+1'
Ranégie Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 1,526
Referee: Victor Wolf

Syrianska FC won 3–2 on aggregate.


Oskarshamns AIK4–2Varbergs BoIS
Skogh Goal 4'
Kvist Goal 44'58'
Christensson Goal 71'
Report Krezic Goal 66'
Modig Goal 90+3'
Attendance: 2,029
Referee: Fredrik Klitte
Varbergs BoIS2–0Oskarshamns AIK
Izuchukwu Goal 20'
Ejupi Goal 41'
Report
Attendance: 1,364
Referee: Granit Maqedonci

4–4 on aggregate. Varbergs BoIS won on away goals.


Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Helsingborgs IF1375864554453422221111111211111
Falkenbergs FF221113232111111112222222122222
AFC Eskilstuna10138432323342344433333333333333
Örgryte IS114221111224556668888677555544
Halmstads BK33610116445535233344544444444455
IK Brage1152345666676665557655555666666
Degerfors IF6101051013777767777886776766778887
Östers IF7121312131110810111210999775467888887778
IK Frej81014151616161615151514131314131010101111121212111199109
GAIS447759121388888889999999910101211111210
Jönköpings Södra IF14151516141413991010910101010111111101010101112131412911
Norrby IF963688111113131112111111111212121212111199910101112
IFK Värnamo151416131515151516161616161616161616151414131414141413141313
Varbergs BoIS1616121412781011121313141413141414131313151313131012131414
Gefle IF59119912141414141415151515151515161616161616161616151515
Landskrona BoIS128911710912129911121212121313141515141515151515161616
Promotion to Allsvenskan
Promotion play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to Division 1
Source: everysport.com (in Swedish)

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Iceland Andri Rúnar Bjarnason Helsingborgs IF IK Frej 1–5 14 April 2018
Sweden Sargon Abraham Degerfors IF Norrby IF 1–3 14 May 2018
Japan Kosuke Kinoshita Halmstads BK Varbergs BoIS 2–3 2 June 2018
Sweden Simon Alexandersson IK Brage IFK Värnamo 2–3 30 June 2018
Sweden Dušan Jajić IK Frej Gefle IF 2–5 5 August 2018
Nigeria Chisom Egbuchulam Falkenbergs FF Degerfors IF 4–1 26 August 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superettan streaks and sequences". soccerstats.com. soccerstats.com. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ Note: Game was played at Borås Arena.
  3. ^ "Superettans spelprogram fastställt". svenskfotboll.se. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Note: Gamla Ullevi has a capacity of 15,000 sitting and 3,416 standing for a total capacity of 18,416.
  5. ^ "Skytteliga - Superettan". The Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Statistik". The Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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