Damallsvenskan

The Damallsvenskan, also known as OBOS Damallsvenskan for sponsorship reasons,[1] Swedish for ladies all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred to as the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.[2]

OBOS Damallsvenskan
Founded1988
CountrySweden
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Relegation toElitettan
Domestic cup(s)Svenska Cupen
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsPiteå IF (1st title)
(2018)
Most championshipsFC Rosengård (10 titles)
WebsiteSvenskFotboll.se
2019

[3]

The division consists of a league of 12 teams.[4] From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.

The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973.[5] Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo, Christen Press, and Hanna Ljungberg.

The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[6]

Organization

2019 clubs and stadiums

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium 14,417
Eskilstuna United DFF Eskilstuna Tunavallen 7,600
FC Rosengård Malmö Malmö IP 5,700
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo Malmö Limhamns IP 2,800
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC Gothenburg Valhalla IP 4,000
KIF Örebro DFFÖrebroBehrn Arena14,500
Kristianstads DFF Kristianstad Vilans IP 5,000
Kungsbacka DFFKungsbackaTingbergsvallen760
Linköpings FC Linköping Arena Linköping 8,500
Piteå IF Piteå LF Arena 3,000
Vittsjö GIK Vittsjö Vittsjö IP 3,000
Växjö DFF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena 12,173

Note: 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Damallsvenskan.[7]

Media coverage

Games from the 2013 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on the Swedish sports television channel, TV4 Sport.[8] Matches from the 2018 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on OZ.com in the United States.[9]

Previous winners

The list of Swedish champions (1973–87) and winners of the Damallsvenskan (1988–present):[10]

From 1988 to 1992 a play-off round was played. The top four teams after the regular season played a semi-final and final.

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
1973Öxabäck IF (1)N/A
1974Jitex BK (1)N/A
1975Öxabäck IF (2)N/A
1976Jitex BK (2)N/A
1977Jakobsbergs GoIF (1)N/A
1978Öxabäck IF (3)N/A
1979Jitex BK (3)N/A
1980Sunnanå SK (1)N/A
1981Jitex BK (4)N/A
1982Sunnanå SK (2)N/A
1983Öxabäck IF (4)N/A
1984Jitex BK (5)N/A
1985Hammarby IF DFF (1)N/A
1986Malmö FF (1)N/A
1987Öxabäck IF (5)Jitex BK
1988Öxabäck IF (6)Jitex BK
1989Jitex BK (6)Jitex BK
1990Malmö FF (2)Öxabäck IF
1991Malmö FF (3)N/A
1992Gideonsbergs IF (1)N/A
1993Malmö FF (4)Jitex BK/JG93
1994Malmö FF (5)Hammarby IF DFF
1995Älvsjö AIK (1)Gideonsbergs IF
1996Älvsjö AIK (2)Malmö FF
1997Älvsjö AIK (3)Malmö FF
1998Älvsjö AIK (4)Malmö FF
1999Älvsjö AIK (5)Malmö FF
2000Umeå IK (1)Malmö FF
2001Umeå IK (2)Malmö FF
2002Umeå IK (3)Malmö FF
2003Djurgården/Älvsjö (1)Umeå IK
2004Djurgården/Älvsjö (2)Umeå IK
2005Umeå IK (4)Malmö FF
2006Umeå IK (5)Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007Umeå IK (6)Djurgården/Älvsjö
2008Umeå IK (7)Linköpings FC
2009Linköpings FC (1)Umeå IK
2010LdB FC Malmö (6)Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2011LdB FC Malmö (7)Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2012Tyresö FF (1)LdB FC Malmö
2013LdB FC Malmö (8)Tyresö FF
2014Rosengård (9)KIF Örebro DFF
2015Rosengård (10)Eskilstuna United DFF
2016Linköpings FC (2)FC Rosengård
2017Linköpings FC (3)FC Rosengård
2018Piteå IF (1)Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Malmö FF, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are the same club.

Player records

Top scorers

The following is a list of top scorers (skyttedrottningar) by season.[11] Lena Videkull has won the award a record five times, while Hanna Ljungberg holds the record for most goals in a season with 39.

Year Goals Player
198230 Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
198335 Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
198435 Lena Videkull (Trollhättans IF)
198519 Anette Nilsson (Hammarby IF)
198622 Gunilla Axén (Gideonsbergs IF)
198728 Eva-Lotta Carlsson (Dalhem IF)
198824 Lena Videkull (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
198925 Eleonor Hultin (Jitex BK)
199021 Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
199128 Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
199226 Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
199329 Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
199433 Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
199527 Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
199623 Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
199722 Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
199832 Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
199929 Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
200025 Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
200134 Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
200239 Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå IK)
200323 Victoria Svensson (Djurgården/Älvsjö)
200422 Laura Kalmari (Umeå IK)
Marta (Umeå IK)
200521 Therese Lundin (Malmö FF DFF)
Marta (Umeå IK)
200621 Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
200726 Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
200823 Marta (Umeå IK)
Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
200922 Linnea Liljegärd (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
201025 Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
201116 Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF)
201221 Anja Mittag (LdB FC Malmö)
201323 Christen Press (Tyresö FF)
201421 Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)
201518 Gaëlle Enganamouit (Eskilstuna United DFF)
201623 Pernille Harder (Linköping FC)
201724 Tabitha Chawinga (Kvarnsvedens IK)
201817 Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)

See also

References

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  5. "History". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. "Format & regulations". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
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