Swedish Football Division 1 Södra

Swedish Division 1

- Division 1 Södra
- Division 1 Norra

2011 Division 1
Number of Teams
Promotion to
Relegation to
Division 2
Current Champions

Varbergs BoIS FC (Södra)

Division 1 Södra (literally, "Division 1 Southern") is one of two leagues in the third level, Division 1, in the league system of Swedish football and comprises 14 Swedish football teams. Division 1 Södra had status as one of the official second level leagues from 1987 to 1999, but was replaced by Superettan in 2000. It was recreated for the 2006 season at the third level instead.


The old Division 1 Södra replaced Division 2 Södra as one of the two second highest level leagues in 1987 and consisted of 14 teams, except for the 1991 and 1992 seasons when it comprised only 8 teams due to the second level having four leagues.

The competition

There are 14 clubs in Division 1 Södra. During the course of a season (starting in April and ending in October) each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 26 games. At the end of each season the three lowest placed teams are relegated to Division 2 and three winning teams from three of the Division 2 leagues are promoted in their place. The top team in Division 1 Södra is promoted to Superettan and one of the two lowest placed teams from Superettan are relegated in their place. The second placed teams in Division 1 Södra plays a promotion/relegation play-off against the third or fourth lowest team in Superettan.

Current clubs - 2012 season

Last seasonFirst season
in league
First season of
current spell
Qviding FIF16th (Superettan)20072012
Kristianstads FF6th 19992009
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo10th 19972009
Lunds BK5th20102010
IK Gauthiod1st (Division 2 N. Götaland)2012 2012
Norrby IF8th19952010
IK Oddevold4th19882011
Örgryte IS3rd19942011
Karlstad BK7th (Division 1 Norra)20122012
Skövde AIK*11th19872007
IK Sleipner7th 20092009
IF Sylvia2nd 20062009
FC Trollhättan9th19902011
Utsiktens BK1st (Division 2 V. Götaland)2012 2012
* Participated in the first Division 1 Södra (includes old Division 1 Södra).

Source - Results & League Table 2012: svenskfotboll.se

Previous winners

Swedish Football
League Structure

Allsvenskan (Tier 1)
Superettan (Tier 2)
Division 1 (Tier 3)
Division 2 (Tier 4)
Division 3 (Tier 5)
Division 4 (Tier 6)
Division 5 (Tier 7)
Division 6 (Tier 8)
Division 7 (Tier 9)
Division 8 (Tier 10)

1987GAIS (1)Trelleborgs FF
1988Halmstads BK (1)Mjällby AIF
1989Östers IF (1)Trelleborgs FF
1990BK Häcken (1)Helsingborgs IF
1991Trelleborgs FF (1)Helsingborgs IF
1992Halmstads BK (2)Helsingborgs IF
1993Landskrona BoIS (1)IFK Hässleholm
1994Örgryte IS (1)Kalmar FF
1995IK Oddevold (1)GAIS
1996IF Elfsborg (1)Ljungskile SK
1997Västra Frölunda IF (1)BK Häcken
1998Kalmar FF (1)Landskrona BoIS
1999BK Häcken (2)GAIS
20002005Not played
2006IF Sylvia (1)Bunkeflo IF
2007Qviding FIF (1)Ängelholms FF
2008FC Trollhättan (1)Östers IF
2009Östers IF (2)Skövde AIK
2010IFK Värnamo (1)Qviding FIF
2011Varbergs BoIS FC (1)IF Sylvia

League champions

2Halmstads BK
2BK Häcken
2Östers IF
2Örgryte IS
1Kalmar FF
1Landskrona BoIS
1IK Oddevold
1Qviding FIF
1IF Sylvia
1Trelleborgs FF
1IFK Värnamo
1Västra Frölunda IF
1IF Elfsborg
1Varbergs BoIS FC
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