Superettan

Superettan (Swedish pronunciation: [ˇsʉːpɛrˌɛtːan]; meaning "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.

Superettan
Founded2000
Country Sweden
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toAllsvenskan
Relegation toDivision 1
Domestic cup(s)Svenska Cupen
Current championsMjällby AIF
(2019)
Most championshipsKalmar FF
Östers IF
Mjällby AIF (2 titles)
TV partnersTV4 Group
WebsiteSuperettan
2019 Superettan

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

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

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 (2019 season)

Club Position
in 2018[4]
First season First season of
current spell
Number of seasons
in Superettan[5]
Number of seasons
in second tier[6]
IF Brommapojkarna14th in Allsvenskan200220191034
IK Brage6th20002018852.5
Dalkurd FF15th in Allsvenskan2016201922
Degerfors IF7th200520101340
IK Frej9th2015201544
GAIS10th20012013934
Halmstads BK5th20122018332.5
Jönköpings Södra IF11th200620181138
Mjällby AIF1st in Div. 1 Södra20002019926.5
Norrby IF12th20172017227
Syrianska FC2nd in Div. 1 Norra2009201966
Trelleborgs FF16th in Allsvenskan20022019717.5
Varbergs BoIS14th20122012719
Västerås SK1st in Div. 1 Norra20002019737
Östers IF8th200020171222
Örgryte IS4th20072016731.5

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
IF Brommapojkarna Stockholm Grimsta IP Artificial 5,000
IK Brage Borlänge Domnarvsvallen Artificial 6,500
Dalkurd FF Gävle Gavlevallen Artificial 6,500
Degerfors IF Degerfors Stora Valla Natural 12,500
IK Frej Täby Vikingavallen Artificial 2,650
GAIS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 7,135
Jönköpings Södra IF Jönköping Stadsparksvallen Natural 5,500
Mjällby AIF Hällevik Strandvallen Natural 6,750
Norrby IF Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
Syrianska FC Södertälje Södertälje Fotbollsarena Artificial 6,400
Trelleborgs FF Trelleborg Vångavallen Natural 7,000
Varbergs BoIS Varberg Påskbergsvallen Natural 4,000
Västerås SK Västerås Solid Park Arena Artificial 7,044
Östers IF Växjö Myresjöhus Arena Natural 12,000
Örgryte IS Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,416
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2018 season

Managers

The current managers in Superettan are:

Name Club Appointed
Stefan JacobssonDegerfors IF28 July 2016
Thomas AskebrandÖrgryte IS13 November 2017
Klebér SaarenpääIK Brage16 November 2017
Joakim PerssonVarbergs BoIS28 November 2017
Mohammed Ali KhanNorrby IF15 December 2017
Milos MilojevićMjällby AIF18 June 2018
Andreas BrännströmJönköpings Södra IF20 August 2018
Kjell JonevretIF Brommapojkarna31 August 2018
Peter SwärdhTrelleborgs FF3 January 2019
Paul OlaussonDalkurd FF25 January 2019
Magnus HaglundHalmstads BK7 May 2019
Mladen MilinkovićSyrianska FC6 July 2019
Patrik IngelstenGAIS16 July 2019
Denis VelićÖsters IF29 July 2019
Pablo Piñones ArceIK Frej30 July 2019
Thomas GabrielssonVästerås SK30 July 2019

Statistics

Previous winners

SeasonWinnerRunner-upPromotion Playoffs
2000Djurgårdens IFMalmö FFMjällby AIF
2001Kalmar FFLandskrona BoISMjällby AIF
2002Östers IFEnköpings SKVästra Frölunda IF
2003Kalmar FFTrelleborgs FFBK Häcken
2004BK HäckenGefle IFAssyriska FF (promoted)
2005AIKÖsters IFGAIS (promoted)
2006Trelleborgs FFÖrebro SKIF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2007IFK NorrköpingLjungskile SKGIF Sundsvall (promoted)
2008Örgryte ISBK HäckenIF Brommapojkarna (promoted)
2009Mjällby AIFÅtvidabergs FFAssyriska FF
2010Syrianska FCIFK NorrköpingGIF Sundsvall
2011Åtvidabergs FFGIF SundsvallÄngelholms FF
2012Östers IFIF BrommapojkarnaHalmstads BK (promoted)
2013Falkenbergs FFÖrebro SKGIF Sundsvall
2014Hammarby IFGIF SundsvallLjungskile SK
2015Jönköpings Södra IFÖstersunds FKIK Sirius
2016IK SiriusAFC UnitedHalmstads BK (promoted)
2017IF BrommapojkarnaDalkurd FFTrelleborgs FF (promoted)
2018Helsingborgs IFFalkenbergs FFAFC Eskilstuna (promoted)
2019Mjällby AIFVarbergs BoISIK Brage

Top goalscorers

SeasonPlayerTeamGoals
2000 Fredrik GärdemanÅtvidabergs FF14
2001 Daniel NannskogLandskrona BoIS21
2002 Ludwig ErnstssonÖsters IF18
2003 Göran MarklundFC Café Opera23
2004 Stefan BärlinVästerås SK23
2005 Bruno SantosIFK Norrköping16
2006 Olof Guterstam
Stefan Rodevåg
IF Brommapojkarna
Falkenbergs FF
17
2007 Gardar GunnlaugssonIFK Norrköping18
2008 Jonas HenrikssonBK Häcken19
2009 Marcus Ekenberg
Mattias Adelstam
Mjällby AIF
Ängelholms FF
19
2010 Linus HalleniusHammarby IF18
2011 Branimir HrgotaJönköpings Södra IF18
2012 Pablo Piñones ArceIF Brommapojkarna18
2013 Victor SköldFalkenbergs FF20
2014 Kennedy BakirciogluHammarby IF17
2015 Fredrik OlssonJönköpings Södra IF17
2016 Shkodran MaholliÅtvidabergs FF15
2017 Richard YarsuvatDalkurd FF17
2018 Andri Rúnar BjarnasonHelsingborgs IF16
2019 Erik BjörndahlDegerfors IF20

Top assists

SeasonPlayerTeamAssists
2001 Pelle AnderssonIF Sylvia11
2002 Olle KullingerEnköpings SK11
2003 Tobias HysénBK Häcken15
2004 Daniel WestlinGefle IF12
2005 Daniel NicklassonGAIS10
2006 Eirik Dybendal
Martin Smedberg-Dalence
IFK Norrköping
Ljungskile SK
11
2007 Eirik DybendalIFK Norrköping16
2008 Pavel ZavadilÖrgryte IS17
2009 Marcus Ekenberg
Martin Smedberg-Dalence
Mjällby AIF
Ljungskile SK
11
2010 Daniel BambergIFK Norrköping15
2011 Tobias NilssonFalkenbergs FF12
2012 Denis VelićÖsters IF11
2013 Niclas EliassonFalkenbergs FF11
2014 Robert GojaniJönköpings Södra IF11
2015 Dženis KozicaIFK Värnamo11
2016 Johan SvahnIFK Värnamo11
2017 Petar PetrovićIFK Värnamo12
2018 Diego MontielÖrgryte IS14
2019 Gustav LudwigsonÖrgryte IS9

Top goalkeepers

(Minimum of 10 games played)

Season Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV% CS
2004 Mattias Hugosson Gefle IF 25 17 85 14
Daniel Örlund FC Café Opera 25 25 85 7
2005 Daniel Örlund AIK 29 25 80 13
2006 Fredrik Persson Trelleborgs FF 29 13 89 17
2007 Lee Baxter Landskrona BoIS 12 12 84 3
2008 Kristoffer Nordfeldt IF Brommapojkarna 29 27 82 12
2009 Mattias Asper Mjällby AIF 30 19 87 15
2010 Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 21 14 82 13
2011 Ivo Vazgeč Landskrona BoIS
Jönköping Södra
25 29 80 7
2012 Zlatan Azinović Trelleborgs FF 12 19 78 1
2013 Peter Abrahamsson Örgryte IS 26 31 82 10
Otto Martler Falkenbergs FF 28 28 82 14
2014 Alex Horwath Ljungskile SK 30 25 83 14
2015 Dwayne Miller Syrianska FC 13 11 79 6
2016 Josh Wicks AFC United 29 16 86 16
2017 Pär Hansson Helsingborgs IF 15 15 77 6
Damir Mehić GAIS 29 37 77 9
2018
2019
No data available

Attendance

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
2018
2,278
2019
1,632

Superettan had an average attendance of 1,632 during its most recent season (2019).[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

Club with best average home attendance
Season Club Spectators Ref
2004 IFK Norrköping 4,354
2005 AIK 11,872
2006 Örebro SK 5,359
2007 IFK Norrköping 7,354
2008 Assyriska FF 2,863
2009 IFK Norrköping 4,306
2010 Hammarby IF 6,864
2011 Hammarby IF 7,953
2012 Hammarby IF 8,463
2013 Hammarby IF 12,101
2014 Hammarby IF 20,451
2015 Östersunds FK 3,857
2016 GAIS 3,315
2017 Helsingborgs IF 6,758
2018 Helsingborgs IF 8,013
2019 GAIS 2,854

See also

References

  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. Lagstatistik - Svensk fotboll. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  8. "Rekordpublik såg Hammarby spela 0–0". Dagens Nyheter. 2014-08-24.
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