Damallsvenskan

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OBOS Damallsvenskan
OBOS Damallsvenskan logo.png
Founded1988
CountrySweden
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Relegation toElitettan
Domestic cup(s)Svenska Cupen
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsPiteå IF (1st title)
(2018)
Most championshipsFC Rosengård (10 titles)
WebsiteSvenskFotboll.se
2019

The Damallsvenskan, also known as OBOS Damallsvenskan for sponsorship reasons,[1] Swedish for ladies all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred to as the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.[2]

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The division consists of a league of 12 teams.[4] From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.

The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973.[5] Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo, Christen Press, and Hanna Ljungberg.

The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[6]

Organization[edit]

2019 clubs and stadiums[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium 14,417
Eskilstuna United DFF Eskilstuna Tunavallen 7,600
FC Rosengård Malmö Malmö IP 5,700
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo Malmö Limhamns IP 2,800
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC Gothenburg Valhalla IP 4,000
KIF Örebro DFF Örebro Behrn Arena 14,500
Kristianstads DFF Kristianstad Vilans IP 5,000
Kungsbacka DFF Kungsbacka Tingbergsvallen 760
Linköpings FC Linköping Arena Linköping 8,500
Piteå IF Piteå LF Arena 3,000
Vittsjö GIK Vittsjö Vittsjö IP 3,000
Växjö DFF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena 12,173

Note: 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Damallsvenskan.[7]

Media coverage[edit]

Games from the 2013 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on the Swedish sports television channel, TV4 Sport.[8] Matches from the 2018 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on OZ.com in the United States.[9]

Previous winners[edit]

The list of Swedish champions (1973–87) and winners of the Damallsvenskan (1988–present):[10]

From 1988 to 1992 a play-off round was played. The top four teams after the regular season played a semi-final and final.

Season Winner Runner-up
1973 Öxabäck IF (1) N/A
1974 Jitex BK (1) N/A
1975 Öxabäck IF (2) N/A
1976 Jitex BK (2) N/A
1977 Jakobsbergs GoIF (1) N/A
1978 Öxabäck IF (3) N/A
1979 Jitex BK (3) N/A
1980 Sunnanå SK (1) N/A
1981 Jitex BK (4) N/A
1982 Sunnanå SK (2) N/A
1983 Öxabäck IF (4) N/A
1984 Jitex BK (5) N/A
1985 Hammarby IF DFF (1) N/A
1986 Malmö FF (1) N/A
1987 Öxabäck IF (5) Jitex BK
1988 Öxabäck IF (6) Jitex BK
1989 Jitex BK (6) Jitex BK
1990 Malmö FF (2) Öxabäck IF
1991 Malmö FF (3) N/A
1992 Gideonsbergs IF (1) N/A
1993 Malmö FF (4) Jitex BK/JG93
1994 Malmö FF (5) Hammarby IF DFF
1995 Älvsjö AIK (1) Gideonsbergs IF
1996 Älvsjö AIK (2) Malmö FF
1997 Älvsjö AIK (3) Malmö FF
1998 Älvsjö AIK (4) Malmö FF
1999 Älvsjö AIK (5) Malmö FF
2000 Umeå IK (1) Malmö FF
2001 Umeå IK (2) Malmö FF
2002 Umeå IK (3) Malmö FF
2003 Djurgården/Älvsjö (1) Umeå IK
2004 Djurgården/Älvsjö (2) Umeå IK
2005 Umeå IK (4) Malmö FF
2006 Umeå IK (5) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007 Umeå IK (6) Djurgården/Älvsjö
2008 Umeå IK (7) Linköpings FC
2009 Linköpings FC (1) Umeå IK
2010 LdB FC Malmö (6) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2011 LdB FC Malmö (7) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2012 Tyresö FF (1) LdB FC Malmö
2013 LdB FC Malmö (8) Tyresö FF
2014 Rosengård (9) KIF Örebro DFF
2015 Rosengård (10) Eskilstuna United DFF
2016 Linköpings FC (2) FC Rosengård
2017 Linköpings FC (3) FC Rosengård
2018 Piteå IF (1) Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Malmö FF, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are the same club.

Player records[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

The following is a list of top scorers (skyttedrottningar) by season.[11] Lena Videkull has won the award a record five times, while Hanna Ljungberg holds the record for most goals in a season with 39.

Year Goals Player
1982 30 Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1983 35 Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1984 35 Sweden Lena Videkull (Trollhättans IF)
1985 19 Sweden Anette Nilsson (Hammarby IF)
1986 22 Sweden Gunilla Axén (Gideonsbergs IF)
1987 28 Sweden Eva-Lotta Carlsson (Dalhem IF)
1988 24 Sweden Lena Videkull (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1989 25 Sweden Eleonor Hultin (Jitex BK)
1990 21 Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1991 28 Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1992 26 Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1993 29 Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1994 33 Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1995 27 Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
1996 23 Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1997 22 Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1998 32 Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
1999 29 Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2000 25 Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2001 34 Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
2002 39 Sweden Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå IK)
2003 23 Sweden Victoria Svensson (Djurgården/Älvsjö)
2004 22 Finland Laura Kalmari (Umeå IK)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2005 21 Sweden Therese Lundin (Malmö FF DFF)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2006 21 Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2007 26 Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2008 23 Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2009 22 Sweden Linnea Liljegärd (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2010 25 Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2011 16 Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
Iceland Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF)
2012 21 Germany Anja Mittag (LdB FC Malmö)
2013 23 United States Christen Press (Tyresö FF)
2014 21 Germany Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)
2015 18 Cameroon Gaëlle Enganamouit (Eskilstuna United DFF)
2016 23 Denmark Pernille Harder (Linköping FC)
2017 24 Malawi Tabitha Chawinga (Kvarnsvedens IK)
2018 17 Germany Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OBOS Damallsvenskan - ett samarbete som bryter ny mark". OBOS. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  2. ^ Val HendersonContributor, espnW.comLikeArchive. "Swedish league soccer stars work overtime – espnW". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. ^ "OBOS Damallsvenskan - ett samarbete som bryter ny mark". OBOS. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ "At the top of women's soccer". Sweden. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  5. ^ "History". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Format & regulations". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Damallsvenskan" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. ^ "TV-sändningar Damallsvenskan 2013". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  9. ^ https://www.damallsvenskan.tv/damallsvenskan/about
  10. ^ "Historik —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  11. ^ "Damallsvenskan top scorers". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 12 October 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Damallsvenskan at Wikimedia Commons