Allsvenskan

Allsvenskan (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈâlːˌsvɛnːskan]; English: the All-Swedish, also known as Fotbollsallsvenskan, English: the Football All-Swedish) is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs. It was founded in 1924 and is the top tier of the Swedish football league system, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.

Allsvenskan
FoundedJanuary 13, 1924; 97 years ago (1924-01-13)
CountrySweden
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSuperettan
Domestic cup(s)Svenska Cupen
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa Conference League
Current championsMalmö FF (24th title)
(2020)
Most championshipsMalmö FF (24 titles)
Most appearancesSven Andersson (431)
Top goalscorerSven Jonasson (254 goals)
TV partners
WebsiteAllsvenskan.se
Current: 2021 Allsvenskan

Allsvenskan is ranked 23rd in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years. Allsvenskan is currently ranked second highest of the leagues in Scandinavia after Denmark in 14th place. The current champions are Malmö FF, who won the title in the 2020 season.

"The Big Three" in Swedish football and Allsvenskan is used to refer to AIK, IFK Göteborg, and Malmö FF. They are generally considered to be the three largest clubs in Sweden from the three largest cities (Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö). The three teams with most Swedish championships are Malmö FF (21), IFK Göteborg (18) and IFK Norrköping (13).

Including the 2021 season, Allsvenskan has been running for an unbroken streak of 96 seasons. Unlike other European football leagues, the Allsvenskan did not experience an interruption in play during World War II due to Swedish neutrality.