2016 Allsvenskan

The 2016 Allsvenskan, part of the 2016 Swedish football season, is the 92nd season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The fixtures were released on 9 December 2015 and it included a meeting between the two most recent champions IFK Norrköping and Malmö FF (in Malmö) as the opening match, a replay of the last round of the previous season.[1][2] The season started on 2 April 2016 and ended in November 2016.

Allsvenskan
Season2016
ChampionsMalmö FF
22nd Allsvenskan title
19th Swedish title
RelegatedHelsingborgs IF
Gefle IF
Falkenbergs FF
Champions LeagueMalmö FF
Europa LeagueAIK
IFK Norrköping
Östersunds FK, via cup
Matches played240
Goals scored737 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Owoeri (17 goals)
Biggest home winBK Häcken 7–0 Falkenbergs FF (6 Nov 2016)
Biggest away winFalkenbergs FF 0–5 Jönköpings Södra IF (6 Aug 2016)
Highest scoringGefle IF 2–6 IFK Göteborg (2 May 2016)
Longest winning run5 matches
Malmö FF
Longest unbeaten run18 matches
IFK Norrköping
Longest winless run17 matches
Falkenbergs FF
Longest losing run8 matches
Gefle IF
Highest attendance31,756
Hammarby IF 1–1 Östersunds FK
(4 April 2016)
Lowest attendance1,424
BK Häcken 6–1 Gefle IF
(28 April 2016)
Average attendance9,184
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 6 November 2016.

IFK Norrköping were the defending champions after winning the title in the last round in the previous season. Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 22nd Allsvenskan title and 19th Swedish championship overall, in the 28th round on 26 October 2016 when they won 3–0 in the away fixture against Falkenbergs FF at Falkenbergs IP.

A total of 16 teams are contesting the league.

Summary

Allsvenskans stora pris

For the fourth year running, the broadcaster of Allsvenskan, C More Entertainment, hosted an award ceremony where they presented seven awards and two special awards to the players and staff of the 16 Allsvenskan clubs, the award ceremony was held on 17 November 2016. The nominations for the 2016 season were officially announced on 11 November 2016. Nominees are displayed below, the winners are marked in bold text. Malmö FF received the most nominations with seven nominations while IFK Norrköping received four nominations, and AIK and IF Elfsborg received two nominations. Djurgårdens IF, Falkenbergs FF and IFK Göteborg received one nomination each.

Goalkeeper of the year

Defender of the year

Midfielder of the year

Forward of the year

Newcomer of the year

Manager of the year

Most valuable player of the year

Suspended matches

IFK Göteborg vs. Malmö FF

The match at Gamla Ullevi between IFK Göteborg and Malmö FF on 27 April 2016 was abandoned after 77 minutes of play. A firecracker was thrown towards former IFK Göteborg player Tobias Sana from the home section. On 4 May, the Swedish Football Association's disciplinary committee decided that the match would not continue and that the final score would be 0–3.[3]

Jönköpings Södra IF vs. Östersunds FK

The match at Stadsparksvallen between Jönköpings Södra IF and Östersunds FK on 15 August 2016 was abandoned after 90 minutes of play. A spectator invaded the pitch and attacked Östersund's goalkeeper Aly Keita. Keita was advised by team physicians to not finish the game.[4] On 25 August, the Swedish Football Association's disciplinary committee decided that the match would not continue and that the final score would be 0–3.[5] However, the decision was overturned on 27 September and the final score would be 1–1.[6]

Teams

A total of sixteen teams are contesting the league, including fourteen sides from the 2015 season and two promoted teams from the 2015 Superettan. Both of the promoted teams for the 2015 season managed to stay in the league, Hammarby IF and GIF Sundsvall.

Halmstads BK and Åtvidabergs FF were relegated at the end of the 2015 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2015 Superettan champions Jönköpings Södra IF and runners-up Östersunds FK. Jönköpings Södra IF returned to Allsvenskan after 46 years' absence, having been relegated at the end of the 1969 season. This is Jönköpings Södra's 11th season in the league. Östersunds FK are participating in the league for the first time in the club's history; they are the first new club in Allsvenskan's history since Falkenbergs FF in 2014.

Falkenbergs FF as 14th-placed team retained their Allsvenskan spot after winning against third-placed Superettan team IK Sirius 3–3 (away goals) on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Bravida Arena Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falkenbergs IP Natural 4,000
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Norrporten Arena Artificial 7,700
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,500
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,600
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Nya Parken Artificial 15,734
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Swedbank Stadion Natural 24,000
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
Östersunds FK Östersund Jämtkraft Arena Artificial 6,626
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[7]

Personnel and kits

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
AIK Rikard Norling Nils-Eric Johansson Adidas Åbro
BK Häcken Peter Gerhardsson Martin Ericsson Nike BRA Bygg
Djurgårdens IF Mark Dempsey Kevin Walker Adidas Prioritet Finans
Falkenbergs FF Hans Eklund David Svensson Nike Gekås Ullared
Gefle IF Thomas Andersson Anders Bååth Umbro Various
GIF Sundsvall Joel Cedergren Tommy Naurin Adidas Various
Hammarby IF Nanne Bergstrand Kennedy Bakircioglu Puma LW
Helsingborgs IF Henrik Larsson Peter Larsson Puma Resurs Bank
IF Elfsborg Magnus Haglund Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Various
IFK Göteborg Jörgen Lennartsson Mattias Bjärsmyr Kappa Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping Jens Gustafsson Andreas Johansson Nike Holmen
Jönköpings Södra IF Jimmy Thelin Tommy Thelin Nike Various
Kalmar FF Peter Swärdh Rasmus Elm Hummel Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Allan Kuhn Markus Rosenberg Puma Volkswagen
Örebro SK Alexander Axén Robert Åhman Persson Puma None
Östersunds FK Graham Potter Alex Dyer Adidas Östersunds kommun
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[7]

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Malmö FF Åge Hareide Resigned 2 December 2015[8] Pre-season Allan Kuhn 8 January 2016[9]
AIK Andreas Alm Sacked 13 May 2016[10] 9th Rikard Norling 13 May 2016[11]
IFK Norrköping Janne Andersson Resigned 29 May 2016[12] 2nd Jens Gustafsson 1 June 2016[13]
Gefle IF Roger Sandberg Sacked 2 June 2016[14] 15th Thomas Andersson 2 June 2016[14]
Djurgården IF Pelle Olsson Sacked 3 August 2016[15] 14th Mark Dempsey 3 August 2016[16]
GIF Sundsvall Roger Franzén Sacked 17 September 2016[17][18] 13th Joel Cedergren 17 September 2016[17][18]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Malmö FF (C) 30 21 3 6 60 26 +34 66 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 AIK 30 17 9 4 52 26 +26 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 IFK Norrköping 30 18 6 6 59 37 +22 60
4 IFK Göteborg 30 14 8 8 56 47 +9 50
5 IF Elfsborg 30 13 9 8 58 38 +20 48
6 Kalmar FF 30 12 8 10 45 40 +5 44
7 Djurgårdens IF 30 14 1 15 48 47 +1 43
8 Östersunds FK 30 12 6 12 44 46 2 42 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
9 Örebro SK 30 11 8 11 48 51 3 41
10 BK Häcken 30 11 7 12 58 45 +13 40
11 Hammarby IF 30 10 9 11 46 49 3 39
12 Jönköpings Södra IF 30 8 11 11 32 39 7 35
13 GIF Sundsvall 30 7 9 14 38 54 16 30
14 Helsingborgs IF (R) 30 8 5 17 34 52 18 29 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Gefle IF (R) 30 6 9 15 34 56 22 27 Relegation to the Superettan
16 Falkenbergs FF (R) 30 2 4 24 25 84 59 10
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Malmö FF1712852222211111111111221111111
AIK94610991194444555333333333323222
IFK Norrköping1483241111122222222222112232333
IFK Göteborg3224810756665333444444444444444
IF Elfsborg126111414129710577666677677678865555
Kalmar FF1315141213141213141213910121091111911101087576666
Östersunds FK8131071011131178101399910888888911111110878
Örebro SK1694963643333444565555566757789
Djurgårdens IF2111373811138101113131414131313121112101010111197
Hammarby IF1114757810121214141414141413121210109910998891011
BK Häcken4101315151314141311128777756766755699101110
Jönköpings Södra IF5353255109101111121011119911911121112121212121212
GIF Sundsvall611961443575688881010121213131313131313131313
Helsingborgs IF71215131168689912131112121314141414141414141414141414
Gefle IF1058111215151515151515161616161515151515151515151515151515
Falkenbergs FF151616161616161616161616151515151616161616161616161616161616
Leader
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2017 Superettan

Results

Home \ Away AIK BKH DIF FFF GIF GIFS HAM HIF IFE IFKG IFKN JSIF KFF MFF ÖSK ÖFK
AIK 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 6–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0
BK Häcken 2–3 3–1 7–0 6–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–4 0–1 3–1
Djurgårdens IF 0–3 1–0 5–0 2–1 1–3 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 3–2 3–0
Falkenbergs FF 2–3 1–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–5 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–2
Gefle IF 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–6 0–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 0–4 0–0
GIF Sundsvall 1–3 0–0 2–5 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 5–0
Hammarby IF 0–3 2–3 4–2 3–3 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–1
Helsingborgs IF 2–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–4 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–1
IF Elfsborg 2–2 2–4 3–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1
IFK Göteborg 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–2 2–0
IFK Norrköping 4–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 1–2 3–1 3–3
Jönköpings Södra IF 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1
Kalmar FF 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 2–0
Malmö FF 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–3
Örebro SK 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 2–2 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–5
Östersunds FK 0–2 2–1 1–0 6–1 2–4 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–4
Updated to match(es) played on 31 October 2016. Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan meets the third-placed team from 2016 Superettan in a two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


Halmstads BK1–1Helsingborgs IF
Helstrup  85' (o.g.) Report Eriksson  74'
Attendance: 6,104

Helsingborgs IF1–2Halmstads BK
J. Larsson  82' Report Mathisen  87' (pen.), 90'
Attendance: 11,074

Halmstads BK won 3–2 on aggregate.

Season statistics

Top goalkeepers

As of 6 November 2016[21]
(Minimum of 10 games played)
Rank Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
1 Andreas Vaikla IFK Norrköping 13 12 79 5
2 Patrik Carlgren AIK 28 24 78 14
3 Johan Wiland Malmö FF 28 25 76 13
4 Andreas Andersson Gefle IF 22 32 74 4
Jacob Rinne Örebro SK 12 21 2
6 John Alvbåge IFK Göteborg 29 41 73 7
Tommy Naurin GIF Sundsvall 30 54 4
Peter Abrahamsson BK Häcken 29 45 3
9 Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard IF Elfsborg 30 38 72 7

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Erik IsraelssonHammarby IFHelsingborgs IF5–110 April 2016
Viðar Örn KjartanssonMalmö FFBK Häcken3–01 May 2016
Viðar Örn KjartanssonMalmö FFÖstersunds FK1–428 May 2016
Issam JebaliIF ElfsborgGIF Sundsvall4–022 August 2016
Peter WilsonGIF SundsvallJönköpings Södra IF3–11 October 2016
RômuloHammarby IFDjurgårdens IF4–217 October 2016
John Owoeri4BK HäckenFalkenbergs FF7–06 November 2016
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

See also

Attendances[22]

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000:

Team Home average
Hammarby IF22,885
Malmö FF17,841
AIK16,431
Djurgårdens IF13,025
IFK Göteborg11,504
IFK Norrköping10,449

References

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  2. "Allsvenska spelordningen 2016". Swedish Football Association. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
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  4. "Åskådarskandal i Jönköping". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). 15 August 2016.
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  9. "Allan Kuhn ny tränare för Malmö FF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 8 January 2016. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
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  11. "Rikard Norling tillbaka i AIK". aikfotboll.se (in Swedish). AIK Fotboll. 13 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  12. ""Prata om landslaget idag – sedan är det fullt fokus på IFK"". ifknorrkoping.se (in Swedish). IFK Norrköping. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
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  18. Franzén and Cedergren served as co-head coaches until 17 September, when Franzén's contract was terminated and Cedergren reassigned as head coach.
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