Svensk handbollselit

Svensk handbollselit is the highest division of women's handball in Sweden. The inaugural Elitserien season took place in 1951, with Kvinnliga IK Sport winning the championship.

Svensk handbollselit
No. of teams12
Country Sweden
Most recent
IK Sävehof (2019, 14th title)
International cup(s)Champions League
Challenge Cup

The league currently consists of 12 teams. The eight top teams at the end of every season continue to the playoffs, in which the quarterfinals and semifinals are played as a best-of-five series, unlike the final which is played as a single match. The champion is awarded a spot in the EHF Women's Champions League's qualification stage.[1]

Historically, the women's Elitserien was dominated by IK Sävehof and Kvinnliga IK Sport, both with 14 championships respectively.[2]

For the 2016-2017 season, the series changed name to "Svensk handbollselit".[3] Until then, it was called Elitserien (English: the Elite League) (Swedish: Elitserien i handboll för damer)

List of Swedish Champions in women's handball


  1. 2011-12 Champions League results in the European Handball Federation's website
  2. List of champions in
  3. Jan Peter Andersson (17 May 2016). "Här är nya namnen på elitserien i handboll" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
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