Country  Sweden
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1988
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Elitettan
Domestic cup(s) Svenska Cupen
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions FC Rosengård (10th title)
Most championships FC Rosengård (10 titles)
Website SvenskFotboll.se
2016 Damallsvenskan
Swedish Football
Women's League Structure

Damallsvenskan (Tier 1)
Elitettan (Tier 2)
Women's Division 1 (Tier 3)
Women's Division 2 (Tier 4)
Women's Division 3 (Tier 5)
Women's Division 4 (Tier 6)
Women's Division 5 (Tier 7)
Women's Division 7 (Tier 8)

The Damallsvenskan, Swedish for ladies' all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred as to the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.[1]

The division consists of a league of 12 teams.[2] From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.

The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973.[3] Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo and Hanna Ljungberg.

The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[4]


2016 clubs and stadiums

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium 14,417
Eskilstuna United DFF Eskilstuna Tunavallen 7,600
FC Rosengård Malmö Malmö IP 5,700
KIF Örebro DFF Örebro Behrn Arena 12,624
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC Gothenburg Valhalla IP 4,000
Kristianstads DFF Kristianstad Vilans IP 5,000
Kvarnsvedens IK Borlänge Ljungbergsplanen 1,000
Linköpings FC Linköping Arena Linköping 8,500
Mallbackens IF Värmland Strandvallen 4,000
Piteå IF Piteå LF Arena 3,000
Umeå IK Umeå T3 Arena 8,000
Vittsjö GIK Vittsjö Vittsjö IP 3,000

Note: 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Damallsvenskan.[5]

Media coverage

Games from the 2013 Damallsvenskan are broadcast on the Swedish sports television channel, TV4 Sport.[6]

Previous winners

The list of Swedish champions (1973–87) and winners of the Damallsvenskan (1988–present):[7]

From 1988 to 1992 a play-off round was played. The top four teams after the regular season played a semi-final and final.

1973Öxabäck IF (1)N/A
1974Jitex BK (1)N/A
1975Öxabäck IF (2)N/A
1976Jitex BK (2)N/A
1977Jakobsbergs GoIF (1)N/A
1978Öxabäck IF (3)N/A
1979Jitex BK (3)N/A
1980Sunnanå SK (1)N/A
1981Jitex BK (4)N/A
1982Sunnanå SK (2)N/A
1983Öxabäck IF (4)N/A
1984Jitex BK (5)N/A
1985Hammarby IF DFF (1)N/A
1986Malmö FF (1)N/A
1987Öxabäck IF (5)Jitex BK
1988Öxabäck IF (6)Jitex BK
1989Jitex BK (6)Jitex BK
1990Malmö FF (2)Öxabäck IF
1991Malmö FF (3)N/A
1992Gideonsbergs IF (1)N/A
1993Malmö FF (4)Jitex BK/JG93
1994Malmö FF (5)Hammarby IF DFF
1995Älvsjö AIK (1)Gideonsbergs IF
1996Älvsjö AIK (2)Malmö FF
1997Älvsjö AIK (3)Malmö FF
1998Älvsjö AIK (4)Malmö FF
1999Älvsjö AIK (5)Malmö FF
2000Umeå IK (1)Malmö FF
2001Umeå IK (2)Malmö FF
2002Umeå IK (3)Malmö FF
2003Djurgården/Älvsjö (1)Umeå IK
2004Djurgården/Älvsjö (2)Umeå IK
2005Umeå IK (4)Malmö FF
2006Umeå IK (5)Djurgården/Älvsjö
2007Umeå IK (6)Djurgården/Älvsjö
2008Umeå IK (7)Linköpings FC
2009Linköpings FC (1)Umeå IK
2010LdB FC Malmö (6)Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2011LdB FC Malmö (7)Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
2012Tyresö FF (1) LdB FC Malmö
2013LdB FC Malmö (8) Tyresö FF
2014Rosengård (9) KIF Örebro DFF
2015Rosengård (10) Eskilstuna United DFF
2016Linköpings FC (2) FC Rosengård

Malmö FF, LdB FC Malmö and FC Rosengård are the same club.

Player records

Top scorers

The following is a list of top scorers (skyttedrottningar) by season.[8] Lena Videkull has won the award a record five times, while Hanna Ljungberg holds the record for most goals in a season with 39.

Year Tally Player
1982 30 goals Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1983 35 goals Sweden Pia Sundhage (Östers IF)
1984 35 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Trollhättans IF)
1985 19 goals Sweden Anette Nilsson (Hammarby IF)
1986 22 goals Sweden Gunilla Axén (Gideonsbergs IF)
1987 28 goals Sweden Eva-Lotta Carlsson (Dalhem IF)
1988 24 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1989 25 goals Sweden Eleonor Hultin (Jitex BK)
1990 21 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1991 28 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1992 26 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1993 29 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1994 33 goals Sweden Anneli Andelén (Öxabäck/Mark IF)
1995 27 goals Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
1996 23 goals Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1997 22 goals Sweden Annelie Wahlgren (Bälinge IF)
Sweden Lena Videkull (Malmö FF)
1998 32 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
1999 29 goals Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2000 25 goals Poland Luiza Pendyk (Malmö FF)
2001 34 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Älvsjö AIK)
2002 39 goals Sweden Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå IK)
2003 23 goals Sweden Victoria Svensson (Djurgården/Älvsjö)
2004 22 goals Finland Laura Kalmari (Umeå IK)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2005 21 goals Sweden Therese Lundin (Malmö FF DFF)
Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
2006 21 goals Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2007 26 goals Sweden Lotta Schelin (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2008 23 goals Brazil Marta (Umeå IK)
Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2009 22 goals Sweden Linnea Liljegärd (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC)
2010 25 goals Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
2011 16 goals Netherlands Manon Melis (LdB FC Malmö)
Iceland Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (Kristianstads DFF)
2012 21 goals Germany Anja Mittag (LdB FC Malmö)
2013 23 goals United States Christen Press (Tyresö FF)
2014 21 goals Germany Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)
2015 18 goals Cameroon Gaëlle Enganamouit (Eskilstuna United DFF)

See also


  1. Val HendersonContributor, espnW.comLikeArchive. "Swedish league soccer stars work overtime – espnW". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. "At the top of women's soccer". Sweden. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. "History". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  4. "Format & regulations". UEFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  5. "Damallsvenskan" (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  6. "TV-sändningar Damallsvenskan 2013". Swedish Football. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  7. "Historik —". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  8. "Damallsvenskan top scorers". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 12 October 2011.

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