Elitserien (bandy)

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Elitserien
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 Elitserien (bandy)
Sport Bandy
Founded 2007
No. of teams 14
Country  Sweden
Most recent
champion(s)
Edsbyns IF (play-off winner 2017)
Most titles Västerås SK (20 since 1907)
Sandvikens AIK and Västerås SK (3 each since 2007)
Related
competitions
Allsvenskan (bandy)

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.

Season structure[edit]

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.

Teams[edit]

Current teams (2017–18 season)[edit]

Team Location Home stadium
Bollnäs GIF Bollnäs Sävstaås IP
Brobergs IF Söderhamn Hällåsen
Edsbyns IF Edsbyn Svenska Fönster Arena
Hammarby IF Stockholm Zinkensdamms IP
Kalix BF Kalix Kalix IP
IFK Motala Motala Motala Isstadion
Sandvikens AIK Sandviken Göransson Arena
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP
IK Tellus Stockholm Zinkensdamms IP
Tillberga IK Västerås ABB Arena
IFK Vänersborg Vänersborg Arena Vänersborg
Västerås SK Västerås ABB Arena
Vetlanda BK Vetlanda Sapa Arena
Villa Lidköping BK Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena

Teams through the years[edit]

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.[1]
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.[1]

Team Home town 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Bollnäs GIF Bollnäs 9 9 3 2 3 5 10 5 3 3 TBD
IF Boltic (BS BolticGöta)[a] Karlstad 14
Brobergs IF Söderhamn 8 7 8 6 8 6 7 8 9 7 TBD
Edsbyns IF Edsbyn 2 1 5 3 5 4 5 3 7 2 TBD
Falu BS Falun 14 13
GAIS Gothenburg 9 9 11 wd[b]
Gripen Trollhättan BK Trollhättan 11 12 14 12
Hammarby IF Stockholm 4 6 1 5 7 1 1 4 6 8 TBD
HaparandaTornio Bandy Haparanda 9 13
Kalix BF Kalix 13 12 10 11 14 TBD
Katrineholm Värmbol BS Katrineholm 14
IFK Kungälv Kungälv 11 12 10 6 10 9 11 10
Ljusdals BK Ljusdal 13 14 13
IFK Motala Motala 7 13 14 TBD
Örebro SK Örebro 14
Sandvikens AIK Sandviken 1 4 2 1 1 3 2 1 4 4 TBD
IK Sirius Uppsala 12 3 7 7 11 11 13 12 13 10 TBD
IK Tellus Stockholm 13 TBD
Tillberga IK Västerås 13 11 14 14[c] 12 11 TBD
Vetlanda BK Vetlanda 6 5 10 9 12 12 8 9 5 9 TBD
Villa Lidköping BK Lidköping 5 10 4 4 2 2 3 6 2 1 TBD
IFK Vänersborg Vänersborg 10 8 11 12 10 7 6 7 8 6 TBD
Västerås SK Västerås 3 2 6 8 4 8 4 2 1 5 TBD
Notes
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ GAIS had qualified for play in Elitserien for the 2014–15 season but choose to withdraw.[2]
  3. ^ Tillberga IK replaced GAIS, since GAIS choose to withdraw.[3]

Previous winners[edit]

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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Patrik Nilsson has the top scorer record with 94 goals.[4]

Season Player Team Goals
2007–08 Sweden Patrik Nilsson Sandvikens AIK 94
2008–09 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Vetlanda BK 44
Sweden Magnus Muhrén Sandvikens AIK
2009–10 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 91
2010–11 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 77
2011–12 Sweden David Karlsson Villa Lidköping BK 55
2012–13 Sweden David Karlsson Villa Lidköping BK 65
2013–14 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 73
2014–15 Sweden Patrik Nilsson Sandvikens AIK 61
2015–16 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 59
2016–17 Sweden Christoffer Edlund Sandvikens AIK 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b All information is from http://www.bandysidan.nu/
  2. ^ "Politikerna knäckte elitklubben" (in Swedish). Idrottens Affärer. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tillberga spelar i Elitserien 2014/15". Swedish Bandy Association. 12 May 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 

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