Superettan

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Superettan
Superettan.png
Founded 2000
Country Sweden Sweden
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Allsvenskan
Relegation to Division 1
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
Current champions IF Brommapojkarna
(2017)
Most championships Kalmar FF
Östers IF (2 titles)
TV partners TV4 Group
Website Superettan
2018 Superettan

Superettan (Swedish pronunciation: [²sʉːpɛrˌɛtːan], The Super One) is an association football league and the second highest league in the league system of Swedish men's football. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Allsvenskan and Division 1. Seasons run from April to October, with teams playing 30 matches each, totalling 240 matches in the season.

The league was created in 2000. The second tier of Swedish football had previously consisted of a varying number of regionalized leagues operating under the Division 2 (1924–1986) and Division 1 (1987–1999) names.

Competition format[edit]

There are 16 clubs in Superettan. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in October) each club plays the other twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 30 games. At the end of each season the two lowest placed teams are relegated to Division 1 and the two winning teams from the two Division 1 leagues are promoted in their place while the third and fourth lowest teams in Superettan play a promotion/relegation play-off against the two second placed teams in Division 1. The top two teams in Superettan are promoted to Allsvenskan and the two lowest placed teams from Allsvenskan are relegated in their place. The third placed team in Superettan plays a promotion/relegation play-off against the third lowest team in Allsvenskan.

Television[edit]

The Swiss corporation Kentaro has owned the TV rights for Superettan since 2006.[1] Through license agreements with the media company TV4 Group matches are aired on TV4 Sport who will broadcast a total of 90 matches in 2013 with the remaining 150 games available as online pay per view.[2] The current license agreement is valid from 2011 to 2015.[3]

Current clubs (2018 season)[edit]

Club Position
in 2017[4]
First season First season of
current spell
Number of seasons
in Superettan[5]
Number of seasons
in second tier[6]
IK Brage 1st in Div. 1 Norra 2000 2018 7 51.5
Degerfors IF 8th 2005 2010 12 39
AFC Eskilstuna 16th in Allsvenskan 2000 2018 12 12
Falkenbergs FF 4th 2003 2017 12 20
IK Frej 14th 2015 2015 3 3
GAIS 9th 2001 2013 8 33
Gefle IF 12th 2001 2017 5 47.5
Halmstads BK 15th in Allsvenskan 2012 2018 2 31.5
Helsingborgs IF 7th 2017 2017 1 23
Jönköpings Södra IF 14th in Allsvenskan 2006 2018 10 37
Landskrona BoIS 1st in Div. 1 Södra 2000 2018 11 52
Norrby IF 10th 2017 2017 1 26
Varbergs BoIS 11th 2012 2012 6 18
IFK Värnamo 6th 2011 2011 7 17
Östers IF 5th 2000 2017 11 21
Örgryte IS 13th 2007 2016 6 30.5

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
IK Brage Borlänge Domnarvsvallen Artificial 6,500
Degerfors IF Degerfors Stora Valla Natural 12,500
AFC Eskilstuna Eskilstuna Tunavallen Artificial 6,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falcon Alkoholfri Arena Natural 5,565
IK Frej Täby Vikingavallen Artificial 2,650
GAIS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 7,135
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,500
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Landskrona BoIS Landskrona Landskrona IP Natural 10,500
Norrby IF Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
Varbergs BoIS Varberg Påskbergsvallen Natural 4,000
IFK Värnamo Värnamo Finnvedsvallen Natural 5,000
Östers IF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena Natural 12,000
Örgryte IS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2017 season

Managers[edit]

The current managers in Superettan are:

Hans Eklund has been the manager of Falkenbergs FF since November 2014.
Name Club Appointed
Sweden Hans Eklund Falkenbergs FF 26 November 2014
Sweden Agim Sopi Landskrona BoIS 1 December 2015
Sweden Stefan Jacobsson Degerfors IF 28 July 2016
Sweden Per-Ola Ljung Helsingborgs IF 27 November 2016
Sweden Bosko Orović GAIS 26 June 2017
Sweden Roberth Björknesjö IK Frej 4 July 2017
Sweden Igor Krulj Halmstads BK 8 June 2017
Sweden Thomas Askebrand Örgryte IS 13 November 2017
Sweden Klebér Saarenpää IK Brage 16 November 2017
Sweden Christian Järdler Östers IF 21 November 2017
Sweden Roar Hansen IFK Värnamo 27 November 2017
Sweden Joakim Persson Varbergs BoIS 28 November 2017
Sweden Nemanja Miljanović AFC Eskilstuna 15 January 2018
Sweden Korosh Hatami Norrby IF 18 January 2018
Sweden Christer Persson Jönköpings Södra IF 19 April 2018
Sweden Marcus Bengtsson Gefle IF 2 July 2018

Statistics[edit]

Previous winners[edit]

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored 12 goals in the inaugural Superettan season to help Malmö FF get promoted.
Season Winner Runner-up Promotion Playoffs
2000 Djurgårdens IF Malmö FF Mjällby AIF
2001 Kalmar FF Landskrona BoIS Mjällby AIF
2002 Östers IF Enköpings SK Västra Frölunda IF
2003 Kalmar FF Trelleborgs FF BK Häcken
2004 BK Häcken Gefle IF Assyriska FF (promoted)
2005 AIK Östers IF GAIS (promoted)
2006 Trelleborgs FF Örebro SK IF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2007 IFK Norrköping Ljungskile SK GIF Sundsvall (promoted)
2008 Örgryte IS BK Häcken IF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2009 Mjällby AIF Åtvidabergs FF Assyriska FF
2010 Syrianska FC IFK Norrköping GIF Sundsvall
2011 Åtvidabergs FF GIF Sundsvall Ängelholms FF
2012 Östers IF IF Brommapojkarna Halmstads BK (promoted)
2013 Falkenbergs FF Örebro SK GIF Sundsvall
2014 Hammarby IF GIF Sundsvall Ljungskile SK
2015 Jönköpings Södra IF Östersunds FK IK Sirius
2016 IK Sirius AFC United Halmstads BK (promoted)
2017 IF Brommapojkarna Dalkurd FF Trelleborgs FF (promoted)

Top goalscorers[edit]

Daniel Nannskog who became top goalscorer with Landskrona BoIS went on to also become top goalscorer in both Adeccoligaen and Tippeligaen.
Season Player Team Goals
2000 Sweden Fredrik Gärdeman Åtvidabergs FF 14
2001 Sweden Daniel Nannskog Landskrona BoIS 21
2002 Sweden Ludwig Ernstsson Östers IF 18
2003 Sweden Göran Marklund FC Café Opera 23
2004 Sweden Stefan Bärlin Västerås SK 23
2005 Brazil Bruno Santos IFK Norrköping 16
2006 Sweden Olof Guterstam
Sweden Stefan Rodevåg
IF Brommapojkarna
Falkenbergs FF
17
2007 Iceland Gardar Gunnlaugsson IFK Norrköping 18
2008 Sweden Jonas Henriksson BK Häcken 19
2009 Sweden Marcus Ekenberg
Sweden Mattias Adelstam
Mjällby AIF
Ängelholms FF
19
2010 Sweden Linus Hallenius Hammarby IF 18
2011 Sweden Branimir Hrgota Jönköpings Södra IF 18
2012 Sweden Pablo Piñones Arce IF Brommapojkarna 18
2013 Sweden Victor Sköld Falkenbergs FF 20
2014 Sweden Kennedy Bakircioglu Hammarby IF 17
2015 Sweden Fredrik Olsson Jönköpings Södra IF 17
2016 Sweden Shkodran Maholli Åtvidabergs FF 15
2017 Sweden Richard Yarsuvat Dalkurd FF 17

Top assists[edit]

Tobias Hysén went on to make 34 appearances for the Swedish national team.
Season Player Team Assists
2001 Sweden Pelle Andersson IF Sylvia 11
2002 Sweden Olle Kullinger Enköpings SK 11
2003 Sweden Tobias Hysén BK Häcken 15
2004 Sweden Daniel Westlin Gefle IF 12
2005 Sweden Daniel Nicklasson GAIS 10
2006 Norway Eirik Dybendal
Sweden Martin Smedberg-Dalence
IFK Norrköping
Ljungskile SK
11
2007 Norway Eirik Dybendal IFK Norrköping 16
2008 Czech Republic Pavel Zavadil Örgryte IS 17
2009 Sweden Marcus Ekenberg
Sweden Martin Smedberg-Dalence
Mjällby AIF
Ljungskile SK
11
2010 Brazil Daniel Bamberg IFK Norrköping 15
2011 Sweden Tobias Nilsson Falkenbergs FF 12
2012 Sweden Denis Velić Östers IF 11
2013 Sweden Niclas Eliasson Falkenbergs FF 11
2014 Sweden Robert Gojani Jönköpings Södra IF 11
2015 Sweden Dženis Kozica IFK Värnamo 11
2016 Sweden Johan Svahn IFK Värnamo 11
2017 Sweden Petar Petrović IFK Värnamo 12

Top goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum of 10 games played)
Daniel Örlund is the one of only two keepers who has had the top save percentage in two separate seasons.
Season Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
2004 Sweden Mattias Hugosson Gefle IF 25 17 85 14
Sweden Daniel Örlund FC Café Opera 25 25 85 7
2005 Sweden Daniel Örlund AIK 29 25 80 13
2006 Sweden Fredrik Persson Trelleborgs FF 29 13 89 17
2007 Sweden Lee Baxter Landskrona BoIS 12 12 84 3
2008 Sweden Kristoffer Nordfeldt IF Brommapojkarna 29 27 82 12
2009 Sweden Mattias Asper Mjällby AIF 30 19 87 15
2010 Jamaica Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 21 14 82 13
2011 Sweden Ivo Vazgeč Landskrona BoIS
Jönköping Södra
25 29 80 7
2012 Sweden Zlatan Azinović Trelleborgs FF 12 19 78 1
2013 Sweden Peter Abrahamsson Örgryte IS 26 31 82 10
Sweden Otto Martler Falkenbergs FF 28 28 82 14
2014 United States Alex Horwath Ljungskile SK 30 25 83 14
2015 Jamaica Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 13 11 79 6
2016 United States Josh Wicks AFC United 29 16 86 16
2017 Sweden Pär Hansson Helsingborgs IF 15 15 77 6
Sweden Damir Mehić GAIS 29 37 77 9

Attendance[edit]

Superettan average attendance
Year Average spectators/match
2000
2,066
2001
1,744
2002
1,391
2003
1,672
2004
1,826
2005
3,091
2006
2,105
2007
2,450
2008
1,557
2009
1,880
2010
2,572
2011
2,423
2012
2,456
2013
2,957
2014
3,267
2015
1,623
2016
1,727
2017
2,074

Superettan had an average attendance of 1,727 during its most recent season (2016).[7] The highest attendance ever recorded at a Superettan match is 31,074 (Hammarby vs Ljungskile in 2014).[8]

The league's best season attendance-wise was 2014 when Hammarby's average attendance reached a level that was extraordinary for Superettan.

Club attendance[edit]

Club with best average home attendance
Season Club Spectators Ref
2004 IFK Norrköping 4,354 [1]
2005 AIK 11,872 [2]
2006 Örebro SK 5,359 [3]
2007 IFK Norrköping 7,354 [4]
2008 Assyriska FF 2,863 [5]
2009 IFK Norrköping 4,306 [6]
2010 Hammarby IF 6,864 [7]
2011 Hammarby IF 7,953 [8]
2012 Hammarby IF 8,463 [9]
2013 Hammarby IF 12,101 [10]
2014 Hammarby IF 20,451 [11]
2015 Östersunds FK 3,857 [12]
2016 GAIS 3,315 [13]
2017 Helsingborgs IF 6,758 [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kentaro - Swedish League". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Klart: Superettans alla matcher visas i tv" (in Swedish). 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Nytt tv-avtal klart för 2011–2015" (in Swedish). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Tabell och resultat - Superettan —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Upplagt av: Jimmy Lindahl, SFS. "Historik —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  6. ^ Jimmy Lindahl, SFS. "Maratontabell näst högsta serien 1928/29-2011". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  7. ^ Svenskfotboll.se. Superettan: Tidigare år: Resultat 2013: Statistik/ligor: Publikliga. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Rekordpublik såg Hammarby spela 0–0". Dagens Nyheter. 2014-08-24. 

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