2015 Allsvenskan

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Allsvenskan
Season2015
ChampionsIFK Norrköping
13th Allsvenskan title
13th Swedish title
RelegatedHalmstads BK
Åtvidabergs FF
Champions LeagueIFK Norrköping
Europa LeagueIFK Göteborg
AIK
Matches played240
Goals scored674 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerEmir Kujović (21 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeperJohn Alvbåge (81 save %)[2]
Biggest home winIFK Göteborg 6–0 Örebro SK
(2 August 2015)[3]
Falkenbergs FF 6–0 Åtvidabergs FF
(18 October 2015)[3]
Biggest away winIFK Norrköping 0–4 IF Elfsborg
(13 April 2015)[3]
Highest scoringAIK 4–3 Falkenbergs FF
(3 June 2015)[3]
Malmö FF 4–3 Falkenbergs FF
(23 September 2015)[3]
BK Häcken 5–2 IF Elfsborg
(25 October 2015)[3]
Longest winning run9 matches[4]
AIK
Longest unbeaten run15 matches[4]
Djurgårdens IF
Longest winless run18 matches[4]
Åtvidabergs FF
Longest losing run6 matches[4]
Åtvidabergs FF
Highest attendance43,713[3]
AIK 1–2 IFK Göteborg
(26 October 2015)
Lowest attendance1,431[3]
BK Häcken 2–0 Örebro SK
(10 May 2015)
Total attendance2,392,098[5]
Average attendance9,967[5]
2014
2016

The 2015 Allsvenskan, part of the 2015 Swedish football season was the 91st season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The 2015 fixtures were released on 21 January 2015.[6] The season started on 4 April 2015, when BK Häcken visited newly promoted Hammarby IF at Tele2 Arena and ended on 31 October 2015.[3] Malmö FF were the defending champions from the 2014 season.

A total of 16 teams contested the league; 14 returning from the 2014 season and two that were promoted from Superettan.

IFK Norrköping became champions on 31 October 2015, after a 2–0 defeat over defending champions Malmö FF in the last round. The win helped IFK Norrköping win the league with a margin of three points ahead of IFK Göteborg and five points clear of third-placed team AIK. By winning the league IFK Norrköping qualified for the second qualifying round of 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, while runners-up IFK Göteborg and third-placed AIK will be competing in first qualifying round of 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. The fourth-placed team Elfsborg will also play in Europa League if they or one of the top three teams win 2015–16 Svenska Cupen.

Summary[edit]

Background[edit]

The annual pre-season kick-off meeting is held at Scandic Infra City in Upplands Väsby on 23 March 2015.[7] Managers and key players from the major teams as well as some of the predicted bottom teams will be interviewed by representatives from the media as well as commentators from C More Entertainment, the official broadcasters of the league.

Season overview[edit]

The season started on 4 April 2015 with two fixtures, an early afternoon fixture between newcomers Hammarby IF and last year's fifth placed team BK Häcken at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm followed by the match between Kalmar FF and Helsingborgs IF at Guldfågeln Arena. The rest of the fixtures of the first round were spread out during the two following days. The defending champions Malmö FF will start the season with an away fixture against newcomers GIF Sundsvall at Norrporten Arena on 6 April 2015. The first few match weeks include a number of high-profile matches, Malmö FF faced last years third placed team AIK in a home fixture on 9 April 2015 and last year's runners-up IFK Göteborg in an away fixture on match day three on 12 April 2015. Matchday seven featured both a Scanian derby between Malmö FF and Helsingborg on 3 May 2015 and a Stockholm derby between AIK and Hammarby on 4 May 2015.

During the 26th round of play, a record was set as the total attendance for the season surpassed 2 million spectators. The previous record of 1,956,042 spectators was set in 1957–58.[8]

Allsvenskans stora pris[edit]

For the third year running, the broadcaster of Allsvenskan, C More Entertainment, hosted an award ceremony where they presented seven awards and two special awards to the players and staff of the 16 Allsvenskan clubs, the award ceremony was held on 5 November 2015.[9] The nominations for the 2015 season were officially announced on 2 November 2015. Nominees are displayed below, the winners are marked in bold text.[9] IFK Norrköping received the most nominations with six nominations while AIK received five nominations and IFK Göteborg received four nominations. Djurgårdens IF and IF Elfsborg received two nominations and Falkenbergs FF and Malmö FF received one nomination each.

Goalkeeper of the year

Defender of the year

Midfielder of the year

Forward of the year

Newcomer of the year

Manager of the year

Most valuable player of the year

Teams[edit]

A total of sixteen teams will contest the league, including fourteen sides from the 2014 season and two promoted teams from the 2014 Superettan. Both of the promoted teams for the 2014 season managed to stay in the league, Falkenbergs FF and Örebro SK.

Mjällby AIF and IF Brommapojkarna were relegated at the end of the 2014 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by 2014 Superettan champions Hammarby IF and runners-up GIF Sundsvall. Hammarby returned to Allsvenskan after five years absence, having been relegated at the end of the 2009 season. This was Hammarby's 47th season in the league. Sundsvall returned to Allsvenskan after two years absence, having been relegated at the end of the 2012 season. This was Sundsvall's 15th season in the league.

Gefle IF as 14th-placed team retained their Allsvenskan spot after winning against third-placed Superettan team Ljungskile SK 4–1 on aggregate in a relegation/promotion playoff.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Turf1 Stadium capacity1
AIK Stockholm Friends Arena Natural 50,000
BK Häcken Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi (Until 6 June 2015) Natural 18,600
Bravida Arena (From 5 July 2015) Artificial 6,500
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Falkenbergs FF Falkenberg Falkenbergs IP Natural 4,000
Gefle IF Gävle Strömvallen (Until 30 April 2015) Artificial 7,200
Gavlevallen (From 20 May 2015) Artificial 6,500
GIF Sundsvall Sundsvall Norrporten Arena Artificial 7,700
Halmstads BK Halmstad Örjans Vall Natural 15,500
Hammarby IF Stockholm Tele2 Arena Artificial 30,000
Helsingborgs IF Helsingborg Olympia Natural 16,5002
IF Elfsborg Borås Borås Arena Artificial 16,899
IFK Göteborg Gothenburg Gamla Ullevi Natural 18,600
IFK Norrköping Norrköping Nya Parken Artificial 15,734
Kalmar FF Kalmar Guldfågeln Arena Natural 12,000
Malmö FF Malmö Swedbank Stadion Natural 24,000
Åtvidabergs FF Åtvidaberg Kopparvallen Artificial 8,100
Örebro SK Örebro Behrn Arena Artificial 12,300
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[10]
  • 2 The capacity of Olympia will be reduced during the season due to major stadium renovations.[11]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach1 Captain Kit manufacturer Main shirt sponsor
AIK Sweden Andreas Alm Sweden Nils-Eric Johansson Adidas Åbro
BK Häcken Sweden Peter Gerhardsson Sweden Martin Ericsson Nike BRA Bygg
Djurgårdens IF Sweden Per Olsson Sweden Emil Bergström Adidas Prioritet Finans
Falkenbergs FF Sweden Hans Eklund Sweden David Svensson Nike Gekås Ullared
Gefle IF Sweden Roger Sandberg Sweden David Fällman Umbro Sandvik
GIF Sundsvall Sweden Joel Cedergren
Sweden Roger Franzén
Sweden Tommy Naurin Adidas Various
Halmstads BK Sweden Jan Jönsson Sweden Fredrik Liverstam Puma Prioritet Finans
Hammarby IF Sweden Nanne Bergstrand Sweden Kennedy Bakircioglu Puma LW
Helsingborgs IF Sweden Henrik Larsson Sweden Peter Larsson Puma Resurs Bank
IF Elfsborg Sweden Magnus Haglund Denmark Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard Umbro Various
IFK Göteborg Sweden Jörgen Lennartsson Sweden Mattias Bjärsmyr Adidas Prioritet Finans
IFK Norrköping Sweden Janne Andersson Sweden Andreas Johansson Nike Holmen
Kalmar FF Sweden Peter Swärdh Sweden David Elm Puma Småländska Hjältevadshus
Malmö FF Norway Åge Hareide Sweden Markus Rosenberg Puma Rörläggaren
Åtvidabergs FF Sweden Roar Hansen Sweden Daniel Hallingström Uhlsport Various
Örebro SK Sweden Alexander Axén Sweden Robert Åhman Persson Puma Various
  • 1 According to each club information page at the Swedish Football Association website for Allsvenskan.[10]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
IFK Göteborg Sweden Mikael Stahre Sacked 3 November 2014[12] Pre-season Sweden Jörgen Lennartsson 25 November 2014[13]
Falkenbergs FF Sweden Henrik Larsson End of contract 10 November 2014[14] Pre-season Sweden Hans Eklund 26 November 2014[15]
Helsingborgs IF Sweden Roar Hansen Demoted 10 November 2014[16] Pre-season Sweden Henrik Larsson 10 November 2014[16]
IF Elfsborg Sweden Janne Mian Demoted 12 November 2014[17] Pre-season Sweden Magnus Haglund 12 November 2014[17]
Kalmar FF Sweden Hans Eklund Sacked 14 November 2014[18] Pre-season Sweden Peter Swärdh 24 November 2014[19]
Åtvidabergs FF Sweden Peter Swärdh Mutual termination 15 November 2014[20] Pre-season Sweden Roar Hansen 12 December 2014[21]
Halmstads BK Sweden Jens Gustafsson Sacked 19 November 2014[22] Pre-season Sweden Jan Jönsson 19 November 2014[22]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 IFK Norrköping (C) 30 20 6 4 60 33 +27 66 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 IFK Göteborg 30 18 9 3 52 22 +30 63 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 AIK 30 18 7 5 54 34 +20 61
4 IF Elfsborg 30 16 7 7 59 42 +17 55
5 Malmö FF 30 15 9 6 54 34 +20 54
6 Djurgårdens IF 30 14 9 7 52 37 +15 51
7 BK Häcken 30 13 6 11 45 39 +6 45 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
8 Helsingborgs IF 30 11 4 15 43 45 −2 37
9 Örebro SK 30 9 10 11 36 50 −14 37
10 Gefle IF 30 10 6 14 35 50 −15 36
11 Hammarby IF 30 8 9 13 35 39 −4 33
12 GIF Sundsvall 30 9 5 16 34 52 −18 32
13 Kalmar FF 30 8 7 15 31 42 −11 31
14 Falkenbergs FF (O) 30 7 4 19 38 56 −18 25 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Halmstads BK (R) 30 4 9 17 21 44 −23 21 Relegation to the Superettan
16 Åtvidabergs FF (R) 30 2 9 19 25 55 −30 15
Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off
(Note: Play-off is only played if need to decide champion, teams for relegation or UEFA competition and will be played on a neutral ground).[23]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
IFK Norrköping8391288665434323324344332221111
IFK Göteborg626313311111111111111111112322
AIK473544456666665665533223333233
IF Elfsborg561132232223232232222444544454
Malmö FF142221124542456556655555455545
Djurgårdens IF111013977543355544443466666666666
BK Häcken141112141212987788977889998889777777
Helsingborgs IF997465779899789778777778998888
Örebro SK712141616161616141414141414151515151515151413131311111199
Gefle IF21569910108977898109788910978810101110
Hammarby IF35475689101111111111101111111212101111111010991011
GIF Sundsvall168118101012111213131313131413141211101191010121312121212
Kalmar FF10141011131411131110101010101191010101112121212111213131313
Falkenbergs FF15138101111131213121212121213141213131313131414141414141414
Halmstads BK121616151415151516161515151512121314141414151515151515151515
Åtvidabergs FF131515131513141515151616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Leader
2016–17 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2016 Superettan

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AIK BKH DIF FFF GIF GIFS HBK HAM HIF IFE IFKG IFKN KFF MFF ÅFF ÖSK
AIK 2–1 1–0 4–3 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0
BK Häcken 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–3 3–2 5–2 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Djurgårdens IF 2–2 2–1 3–1 5–1 4–2 4–2 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0
Falkenbergs FF 2–4 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 3–3 6–0 2–0
Gefle IF 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–2
GIF Sundsvall 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–0
Halmstads BK 0–1 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2
Hammarby IF 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–4 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–2
Helsingborgs IF 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–0 0–2
IF Elfsborg 3–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
IFK Göteborg 3–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 6–0
IFK Norrköping 1–2 3–1 4–2 2–0 4–1 5–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–4 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1
Kalmar FF 0–0 0–1 0–3 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–0
Malmö FF 0–0 0–3 1–1 4–3 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 3–0 2–2
Åtvidabergs FF 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3
Örebro SK 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–0 4–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 31 October 2015. Source: svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs[edit]

The 14th-placed team of Allsvenskan meets the third-placed team from 2015 Superettan in a Two-legged tie on a home-and-away basis with the team from Allsvenskan finishing at home.


IK Sirius2 – 2Falkenbergs FF
Ogbu Goal 11', Goal 64' Report Nilsson Goal 19', Goal 56'
Attendance: 7,100
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Lund)

Falkenbergs FF1 – 1IK Sirius
Keat Goal 56' Report Eriksson Goal 19'

3–3 on aggregate. Falkenbergs FF won on away goals.

Season statistics[edit]

Top goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum of 10 games played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club
GP GA SV%[2] CS
1 Sweden John Alvbåge IFK Göteborg 30 22 81 14
2 North Macedonia David Mitov Nilsson IFK Norrköping 30 33 76 9
Sweden Patrik Carlgren AIK 25 26 8
Sweden Gustav Jansson Åtvidabergs FF 11 21 2
5 Sweden Stojan Lukić Halmstads BK 29 43 75 8
Sweden Otto Martler Falkenbergs FF 30 56 8
Sweden Johan Wiland Malmö FF 14 12 7
Sweden Christoffer Källqvist BK Häcken 13 15 5
Sweden Jacob Rinne Örebro SK 14 20 2
10 Sweden Pär Hansson Helsingborgs IF 23 34 74 6

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Denmark Søren Rieks IFK Göteborg BK Häcken 4–0 16 August 2015
Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken Halmstads BK 4–1 14 September 2015
Sweden Martin Broberg Örebro SK IF Elfsborg 4–2 21 September 2015
Brazil Paulinho BK Häcken IF Elfsborg 5–2 25 October 2015
Sweden Sebastian Andersson Djurgårdens IF GIF Sundsvall 4–2 31 October 2015

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Kennedy Bakircioglu for Hammarby IF against BK Häcken (4 April 2015)[25]
  • Largest winning margin: 6 goals[3]
    • IFK Göteborg 6–0 Örebro SK (2 August 2015)
    • Falkenbergs FF 6–0 Åtvidabergs FF (18 October 2015)
  • Highest scoring game: 7 goals[3]
    • AIK 4–3 Falkenbergs FF (3 June 2015)
    • Malmö FF 4–3 Falkenbergs FF (23 September 2015)
    • BK Häcken 5–2 IF Elfsborg (25 October 2015)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 6 goals[3]
    • IFK Göteborg 6–0 Örebro SK (2 August 2015)
    • Falkenbergs FF 6–0 Åtvidabergs FF (18 October 2015)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals[3]
    • AIK 4–3 Falkenbergs FF (3 June 2015)
    • Malmö FF 4–3 Falkenbergs FF (23 September 2015)
  • Fewest games failed to score in: 2[26]
    • IFK Norrköping
  • Most games failed to score in: 14[26]
    • Halmstads BK

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most clean sheets: 14[26]
    • IFK Göteborg
  • Fewest clean sheets: 4[26]
    • GIF Sundsvall
    • Åtvidabergs FF
    • Örebro SK

Discipline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to 2015 Fotbollsallsvenskan season at Wikimedia Commons