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. The season started on 2 April 2016 and ended in November 2016.
22nd Allsvenskan title
19th Swedish title
|Champions League||Malmö FF|
Östersunds FK, via cup
|Goals scored||737 (3.07 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||John Owoeri (17 goals)|
|Biggest home win||BK Häcken 7–0 Falkenbergs FF (6 Nov 2016)|
|Biggest away win||Falkenbergs FF 0–5 Jönköpings Södra IF (6 Aug 2016)|
|Highest scoring||Gefle IF 2–6 IFK Göteborg (2 May 2016)|
|Longest winning run||5 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||18 matches|
|Longest winless run||17 matches|
|Longest losing run||8 matches|
Hammarby IF 1–1 Östersunds FK
(4 April 2016)
BK Häcken 6–1 Gefle IF
(28 April 2016)
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.
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
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.
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. 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. However, the decision was overturned on 27 September and the final score would be 1–1.
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
|BK Häcken||Gothenburg||Bravida Arena||Artificial||6,500|
|Djurgårdens IF||Stockholm||Tele2 Arena||Artificial||30,000|
|Falkenbergs FF||Falkenberg||Falkenbergs IP||Natural||4,000|
|GIF Sundsvall||Sundsvall||Norrporten Arena||Artificial||7,700|
|Hammarby IF||Stockholm||Tele2 Arena||Artificial||30,000|
|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|
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||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Malmö FF||Resigned||2 December 2015||Pre-season||8 January 2016|
|AIK||Sacked||13 May 2016||9th||13 May 2016|
|IFK Norrköping||Resigned||29 May 2016||2nd||1 June 2016|
|Gefle IF||Sacked||2 June 2016||15th||2 June 2016|
|Djurgården IF||Sacked||3 August 2016||14th||3 August 2016|
|GIF Sundsvall||Sacked||17 September 2016||13th||17 September 2016|
|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|
|8||Östersunds FK||30||12||6||12||44||46||−2||42||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round|
|12||Jönköpings Södra IF||30||8||11||11||32||39||−7||35|
|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|
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.
Positions by round
|2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|Relegation to 2017 Superettan|
|Halmstads BK||1–1||Helsingborgs IF|
|Helsingborgs IF||1–2||Halmstads BK|
Halmstads BK won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Hammarby IF||Helsingborgs IF||5–1||10 April 2016|
|Malmö FF||BK Häcken||3–0||1 May 2016|
|Malmö FF||Östersunds FK||1–4||28 May 2016|
|IF Elfsborg||GIF Sundsvall||4–0||22 August 2016|
|GIF Sundsvall||Jönköpings Södra IF||3–1||1 October 2016|
|Hammarby IF||Djurgårdens IF||4–2||17 October 2016|
|BK Häcken||Falkenbergs FF||7–0||6 November 2016|
4 Player scored 4 goals
Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000:
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