Allsvenskan (in English: the All-Swedish), also known as Fotbollsallsvenskan (in English: the Football All-Swedish), is a Swedish professional football league for men's association football clubs in Sweden.
Swedish Allsvenskan is the top tier of the Swedish football league system, operating on promotion and relegation system with Superettan.
Swedish Allsvenskan is ranked 23rd in the UEFA coefficients of football leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years. Allsvenskan is currently rated second highest of the leagues in Scandinavia. Malmö FF is the current champion who won the competition in the 2021 season.
Swedish Allsvenskan started in the 1924–25 Allsvenskan season as the replacement of the Svenska Serien, consisting of a southern and northern group. GAIS was the first winner of Allsvenskan. It started with the twelve-team of the one-league. The league began to decide the Swedish football champions in 1931.
In the early period, Norrland and Gotland teams were not granted to participate on top-tiers in the league system. But it was gradually changed to include the Gotland and Norrland teams on top-tier.
During the 1959 Allsvenskan, the season kick-off time was changed from autumn to spring to compete in one calendar year. The number of participants increased to14 from 12 in 1973. In the decade 1970, Malmö FF won five Allsvenskan titles and reached the 1979 European Cup Final under Antonio Durán and English Bob Houghton.
The league started a playoff system to determine the Swedish football champions since the 1982 season. In the late 1980s, Malmö FF was predominant, winning the five consecutive league titles, but could manage only two Swedish championships.
The classical format of 144 teams returns in the 1993 season of Allsvenskan. The league saw the best period of IFK Göteborg in the 1990s when they won five Allsvenskan league titles.
The list of influential club names also changes over time, such as in the later 2000s, Djurgårdens IF won three league titles (2002, 2003, and 2005). Assyriska FF entered the league again in 2004 when Örebro SK splashed for its financial problems.
Allsvenskan consists of 16 teams from 2008. Usually, a regular season of this competition runs from late March or early April to early November. 16 clubs meet each other two times in this competition, resulting in a 30 matches season for 240 matches league-wide.
At the end of the season, the two lowest-ranked teams punished the demotion to Superettan, and the top-ranked two teams from Superettan gained promotion in their place. The 3rd lowest team in Allsvenskan plays a relegation or promotion playoff against the 3rd placed team in Superettan.
With 25 Allsvenskan, Malmö FF becomes the topmost successful club of Swedish championship. IFK Göteborg (13), IFK Norrköping (13), AIK (6), Djurgårdens IF (8), and Örgryte IS (2), has won the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Sixty-six clubs have played in Allsvenskan from its inception in 1924, including the 2020 season. No club has been a member of the league for every season since its inception. AIK has participated in most seasons, with 91 seasons played out of 96 seasons in total.
Malmö FF has the record of most consecutive seasons, 63 straight seasons between 1936–37 and 1999. IFK Göteborg is currently the club with the longest-running streak, starting their 44th season in 2020.
Sven Andersson has the highest appearances records in Allsvenskan with 431 appearances for Örgryte IS and Helsingborgs IF. Sven Jonasson has played the record of most matches in a row with 332 appearances for IF Elfsborg from 11 September 1927 to 1 November 1942.
Sven Jonasson scored the highest goals in Allsvenskan history, with 254 goals in 410 appearances. Gunnar Nordahl has won the record four Allsvenskan title as a player.
Eurosport and Discovery+ have owned the TV rights for Allsvenskan this season inside Sweden. Eurosport can also provide it in Finland, Spain, Romania, and France.
Sport Klub picked up the rights to broadcast Allsvenskan matches in Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Allsvenskan matches telecast live in the United Kingdom on LiveScore. At the same time, ESPN broadcast the same show of Allsvenskan in the United States.
Swedish Allsvenskan matches are also broadcast live in several countries, such as TVB in Hong Kong, NENT in Iceland, 4th Sports TV in Iraq, Sportitalia in Italy.
You can watch Swedish Allsvenskan on DAZN in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Sport Klub in Balkan countries, Nova sports in Greece and Cyprus, and TV2 in Norway.
Any fans of Swedish Allsvenskan can watch all matches of its watch on the stream online via paid streaming sites. Fans can watch Swedish Allsvenskan through Eurosport, ESPN+, Premier Sport, DAZN, Nova Sports, Sport Klub, Live Soccer TV, T Sports, MTV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV.
If the following sites are not available in your region, you can use a proxy server means VPN, such as Express VPN or NORD VPN. It helps you to enter these sites from anywhere in the world.
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