Division 1 (Swedish football)

Division 1, branded as Ettan (English: the (number) one), which also is its common name in everyday speech, is the third level in the Swedish football league system and consists of 32 Swedish football teams. Division 1 was the second tier from 1987 to 1999, but was replaced by Superettan in 2000. It was reestablished for the 2006 season as the third tier below Superettan.

Division 1
Country Sweden
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams32
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toSuperettan
Relegation toDivision 2
Current championsAkropolis IF (north)
Ljungskile SK (south)
2019 Division 1


The old Division 1 replaced Division 2 as the second highest level in 1987 and consisted of two separate leagues with 14 teams each, Norra (Northern) and Södra (Southern), except for the 1991 and 1992 seasons which comprised 32 teams in four leagues, adding Östra (Eastern) and Västra (Western). As of the 2018 season, both Norra and Södra leagues of Division 1 are composed of 16 clubs, similar to Allsvenskan and Superettan.[1]

The competition

There are 32 clubs in Division 1, divided in two groups of 16 teams each representing Northern and Southern Sweden. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in November) each club plays the others 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 three lowest placed teams of each group are relegated to Division 2 and the six winning teams from the six Division 2 leagues are promoted in their place. The top team in each Division 1 group is promoted to Superettan and the two lowest placed teams from Superettan are relegated in their place. The second placed teams in each Division 1 group plays a promotion/relegation play-off against the third and fourth lowest teams in Superettan.[2]

Current clubs (2019 season)

Stadia and locations


Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Akropolis IF Kista Spånga IP 2,000
Bodens BK Boden Boden Arena 5,300
Carlstad United BK Karlstad Tingvalla IP 10,000
BK Forward Örebro Trängens IP 4,700
Gefle IF Gävle Gavlevallen 6,500
Karlslunds IF Örebro Karlslund Arena 2,000
Karlstad BK Karlstad Tingvalla IP 10,000
FC Linköping City Linköping Linköping Arena 8,300
Nyköpings BIS Nyköping Rosvalla IP 1,000
Rynninge IK Örebro Grenadjärvallen 1,500
Sandvikens IF Sandviken Jernvallen 7,000
Sollentuna FK Sollentuna Sollentunavallen 4,500
IF Sylvia Norrköping Östgötaporten 17,000
Team TG FF Umeå Umeå Energi Arena 10,000
Umeå FC Umeå Umeå Energi Arena 10,000
Vasalunds IF Solna Skytteholms IP 4,000


Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Assyriska IK Jönköping Rosenlunds IP 1,500
Eskilsminne IF Helsingborg Harlyckans IP 3,500
Kristianstad FC Kristianstad Kristianstad Fotbollsarena 3,000
Landskrona BoIS Landskrona Landskrona IP 10,500
Lindome GIF Lindome Lindevi IP 1,500
Ljungskile SK Ljungskile Skarsjövallen 8,000
Lunds BK Lund Klostergårdens IP 8,560
IK Oddevold Uddevalla Rimnersvallen 10,600
Oskarshamns AIK Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 2,000
Skövde AIK Skövde Södermalms IP 4,500
Torns IF Stångby Tornvallen 1,500
FC Trollhättan Trollhättan Edsborgs IP 5,100
Tvååkers IF Tvååker Övrevi IP 1,000
Utsiktens BK Gothenburg Ruddalens IP 5,000
IFK Värnamo Värnamo Finnvedsvallen 5,000
Åtvidabergs FF Åtvidaberg Kopparvallen 8,000
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2018 season

Seasons - Previous Winners

Second tier

SeasonLeagueWon PromotionWon Promotion PlayoffsLost Promotion Playoffs
1987NorraDjurgårdens IFN/AN/A
1988NorraÖrebro SKN/AN/A
SödraHalmstads BKN/AN/A
1989NorraHammarby IFN/AN/A
SödraÖsters IFN/AN/A
1990NorraN/AGIF SundsvallN/A
SödraN/AN/ABK Häcken
1991NorraN/AN/AKiruna FF
ÖstraN/AN/AHammarby IF
VästraN/AVästra Frölunda IFN/A
SödraN/ATrelleborgs FFN/A
1992NorraN/AN/AIFK Sundsvall
ÖstraN/AIK BrageN/A
VästraN/ABK HäckenN/A
SödraN/AHalmstads BKN/A
1993NorraHammarby IFN/AVasalunds IF
SödraLandskrona BoISN/AIFK Hässleholm
1994NorraDjurgårdens IFN/AUmeå FC
SödraÖrgryte ISN/AKalmar FF
1995NorraUmeå FCN/AGefle IF
SödraIK OddevoldN/AGAIS
1996NorraVästerås SKN/AHammarby IF
SödraIF ElfsborgLjungskile SKN/A
1997NorraHammarby IFN/ADjurgårdens IF
SödraVästra Frölunda IFBK HäckenN/A
1998NorraDjurgårdens IFUmeå FCN/A
SödraKalmar FFN/ALandskrona BoIS
1999NorraGIF SundsvallN/AAssyriska FF
SödraBK HäckenGAISN/A

Third tier

SeasonLeagueWon PromotionWon Promotion PlayoffsLost Promotion Playoffs
2006NorraEnköpings SKIK SiriusN/A
SödraIF SylviaBunkeflo IFN/A
2007NorraAssyriska FFFC Väsby UnitedN/A
SödraQviding FIFÄngelholms FFN/A
2008NorraSyrianska FCVasalunds IFN/A
SödraFC TrollhättanN/AÖsters IF
2009NorraDegerfors IFIK BrageN/A
SödraÖsters IFN/ASkövde AIK
2010NorraVästerås SKN/AIK Sirius
SödraIFK VärnamoN/AQviding FIF
2011NorraUmeå FCN/AFC Väsby United
SödraVarbergs BoISN/AIF Sylvia
2012NorraÖstersunds FKN/ABK Forward
SödraÖrgryte ISN/ALunds BK
2013NorraIK SiriusN/ADalkurd FF
SödraHusqvarna FFN/AIK Oddevold
2014NorraAFC UnitedIK FrejN/A
SödraUtsiktens BKN/AÖrgryte IS
2015NorraDalkurd FFN/AAkropolis IF
SödraTrelleborgs FFÖrgryte ISN/A
2016NorraIF BrommapojkarnaN/AVasalunds IF
SödraÖsters IFNorrby IFN/A
2017NorraIK BrageN/AAkropolis IF
SödraLandskrona BoISN/AMjällby AIF
2018NorraVästerås SKSyrianska FCN/A
SödraMjällby AIFN/AOskarshamns AIK
2019NorraAkropolis IFUmeå FCN/A
SödraLjungskile SKN/ALandskrona BoIS

Note: In 2007 the runners up were promoted automatically without playoffs because of Allsvenskan expanding to 16 teams.


Top goalscorers Norra

2006 Anders LindbergVisby IF Gute14
2007 Andreas HermanssonUmeå FC16
2008 Kennedy IgboananikeVasalunds IF18
2009 Johan EklundIK Brage21
2010 Danny PerssonUmeå FC17
2011 Robert Mambo MumbaDalkurd FF16
2012 Emir SmajicÖstersunds FK
Västerås SK
2013 Stellan CarlssonBK Forward18
Moses OgbuIK Sirius
2014 Sencer SogukValsta Syrianska IK16
2015 Simon MårtenssonUmeå FC17
2016 Luca Gerbino PoloAkropolis IF25
2017 Timothy McNeilTeam TG FF17
Karwan SafariVästerås SK
2018 Nikola VasicAkropolis IF21
2019 Ekin BulutVasalunds IF26

Top goalscorers Södra

2007 Freddy SöderbergIFK Värnamo23
2008 Niklas MobergCarlstad United BK21
2009 Jörgen NilssonKristianstads FF17
2010 Ken HanssonFC Rosengård23
2011 Allan BorgvardtIF Sylvia19
2012 Johan PatrikssonIK Oddevold24
2013 Allan BorgvardtIF Sylvia15
2014 Salif Camara JönssonLunds BK27
2015 Salif Camara JönssonTrelleborgs FF23
2016 Richard YarsuvatNorrby IF20
2017 Robin StrömbergLjungskile SK21
2018 Robin StrömbergLjungskile SK20
2019 Aniekpeno UdoLjungskile SK18
Jesper WestermarkLjungskile SK


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  2. "Om det nya seriesystemet 2006". Swedish FA. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
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