|Current season, competition or edition:
2017–18 Elitserien (bandy)
|No. of teams||14|
|Edsbyns IF (play-off winner 2017)|
|Most titles||Västerås SK (20 since 1907)
Sandvikens AIK and Västerås SK (3 each since 2007)
The Elitserien (literally, "The Elite League") (Swedish: Elitserien i bandy) is since the 2007–08 season the highest bandy league in Sweden. It consists of 14 teams. The season ends with one final game in March. The final was held at Studenternas IP in Uppsala from 1991 until 2012, in 2013 and 2014 the final was played at Friends Arena in Solna and from 2015 it is played in Tele2 Arena.
During the regular season the fourteen teams play each other team at home and away - a total of 26 games per team.
The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs for the league championship. The bottom four teams playoff against teams from the Allsvenskan to decide promotion and relegation.
Current teams (2017–18 season)
Teams through the years
The number denotes the place in that year's end stand of the regular league before the championship play-off, while a blank space means the club was not playing in Elitserien that year.
A gold background means the club became Swedish champion that year following the championship play-off, a silver background means the club was the runner-up for the championship.
- BS BolticGöta was created by a merger of the two clubs IF Boltic and IF Göta. After the 2007/08 season the name IF Boltic is used again for the new club.
- GAIS had qualified for play in Elitserien for the 2014–15 season but choose to withdraw.
- Tillberga IK replaced GAIS, since GAIS choose to withdraw.
Elitserien is followed by a play-off to decide the national bandy champions. The final for the Swedish championship has been played annually since 1907. Before the start of Elitserien in 2007/2008, the play-off has been preceded by other league structures, most recently by the double structure of Allsvenskan and Elitserien.
Since the start of the present structure of Elitserien, Sandvikens AIK has ended in top of the league 4 times in the end just before the play-off, which is more than any other team. This league win is however not seen as nearly as prestigious as the championship final.
|2007–08||Patrik Nilsson||Sandvikens AIK||94|
|2008–09||Christoffer Edlund||Vetlanda BK||44|
|Magnus Muhrén||Sandvikens AIK|
|2009–10||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||91|
|2010–11||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||77|
|2011–12||David Karlsson||Villa Lidköping BK||55|
|2012–13||David Karlsson||Villa Lidköping BK||65|
|2013–14||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||73|
|2014–15||Patrik Nilsson||Sandvikens AIK||61|
|2015–16||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||59|
|2016–17||Christoffer Edlund||Sandvikens AIK||70|
- All information is from http://www.bandysidan.nu/
- "Politikerna knäckte elitklubben" (in Swedish). Idrottens Affärer. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Tillberga spelar i Elitserien 2014/15". Swedish Bandy Association. 12 May 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-03-27.