2011 Allsvenskan

The Fotbollsallsvenskan 2011 is the 87th season of the highest Swedish football league Allsvenskan. According to the general schedule early December 2010 published the playing time between 3 April and 23 October 2011 will be held. Already prematurely to Helsingborgs IF secured with three games left in the season the Swedish championship titles, as Supercup and Cup Winners' Cup in 2011, the club dominated the entire season.


16 teams play a home-and -away game 30 days around the Lennart Johansson - Cup for the Swedish championship title as well as for a place in the European Cup and against the descent into second-rate Superettan.

The standings after the last game is a Swedish national champion and taking part in the qualifiers for UEFA Champions League 2012/13 part. The two teams placed behind it pull alongside the winner of the national cup in the qualification for the UEFA Europa League 2012/13. The two bottom club to rise directly from the Superettan, the third last occurs in a consisting of round-trip Relegation Round game against third-placed the second division.

Playing time

Course of the season

At the beginning of the season there were last year's champion Malmö FF and Helsingborgs IF, the runner-up and Cup winners, after four hits to kick off again at the top and were just as AIK unbeaten after four games, while at the same time at end of table IFK Gothenburg, Djurgårdens IF, Halmstad BK and League newcomer Syrianska FC waiting for the first win of the season. After the Helsingborgs IF had its peak position maintained in the following Round, despite the first defeat of the season at eight games against AIK, evolved to a half of the season

Up to half of the season on 15 Matchday Helsingborgs IF claimed with a defeat of the season top of the table, followed by Kalmar FF and IF Elfsborg with three points behind. As in fourth surprised the Gefle IF, which kept the class only in the relegation matches in the previous year. At the middle of the season IFK Gothenburg and Djurgårdens IF had blocked her initial negative trend and advanced into the middle table space. In the opposite direction took Örebro SK and IFK Norrköping climbers: early in the season still in the top third of the table, slid the clubs after prolonged series winning loose games from in the table. In the rear third of the table crystallized with IFK Norrköping, Syrianska FC Trelleborg FF and Mjallby AIF a quartet in the fight to avoid relegation out while behind Halmstad BK with a win and seven points from 15 games already eight points behind had to a non- relegation zone.

In spite of a trainer Halmstad BK missed the connection to the competition. With three games left in the season was the team to a 0-1 home defeat with a goal by Abgar Barsom in a direct duel with the also located on the relegation zone before the game Syrianska FC early as the first relegated firmly. With another negative series Djurgårdens IF was again close to the relegation zone, especially since the other competitors had terms of points caught up with the rear midfield.

Less than 24 hours after the first relegated, it was clear the decision was made at the top league. Kalmar FF had in the meantime passed from the title race and was in the top three by AIK in particular due to its striker duo Ibrahim Bangura and Mohamed Bangura Teteh - but both left the club in August during the summer transfer window - been replaced. While AIK and IF Elfsborg were points in different games to Helsingborgs IF sat apart from the competition. Although the club lost the direct duel against IF Elfsborg on the 26th match day, so that the distance was reduced to seven points. The following Gameday but IF Elfsborg be lost away game at Mjallby AIF, during the club of Helsingborgs with a 3-1 win away to GAIS on the projection in three games remaining unassailable ten points higher. This is the seventh time the team won the Swedish championship title. After the team had already won the Super Cup before the season started, she completed two weeks after the end of the season the national triple profit. In the final of the National Cup they beat with goals from Alvaro Santos, May Mahlangu and Christoffer Andersson with a goal by Erik Israelsson the league rivals Kalmar FF 3-1. Because of having won the championship of the opponent Kalmar FF is still eligible to start in the European Cup.


Among the respective leaders each Round are shown.

Game crashes

Several Fanausschreitungen and by the use of pyrotechnics by ultras forced the game crashes overshadowed the season. Matchday At the league experienced while her first Scandals: The game Syrianska FC vs AIK was Syrianska aborted with the score at 1-0 in the first half after an assistant referee was injured by a firecracker. The game was ultimately counted with a 3-0 success for Syrianska FC, ​​AIK also was sentenced to a fine. Also, the term of its leaders Helsingborgs IF was affected in Skåne derby against second Malmö FF on the tenth matchday 24 May of a match being abandoned. Immediately after the opening goal of Helsingborgs IF with a goal by Rachid Bouaouzan the goalkeeper Pär Hansson of the club was first bombarded with firecrackers before he was attacked by a space storm of a follower of Malmö FF. Also, this game was scored with a 3-0 victory, so that Helsingborgs IF moved back to the table top.

On July 30, it came in Swedbank Stadion Malmö again to a game crash when Malmö FF received on Matchday 19 Djurgårdens IF. Again, fireworks were detonated, one shot in the direction of the pitch rocket almost hit a photographer. Because the perpetrators were not unique to you, the Disziplinarauschuss the Association decided that the game is repeated. Given the European matches of Malmo FF generated this decision scheduling problems because the club also had to complete a catch-up game against BK Hacken in the fall and all the teams - should be parallel to end the season - in order to avoid distortions of competition. This led ultimately to the fact that the team had to discharge three games between October 13 and 17 - the catch-up games on 13 15th, respectively, the regular against Syrianska FC within the 29 day game on October 17.

Performance in the European Cup

As is played in Sweden within the calendar year, the year ending November 2010 game time, the qualification for the respective European cup competitions represents the number of participants and the round of entry are determined here on UEFA's five- year rankings, where as 28 of the summary to the relevant date of the national Association a club two more participants presented as a participant for the UEFA Champions League and next to the cup winners for the UEFA Europa League. In addition, the Association received a start right about fair play rankings of UEFA.

As a master of the 2010 Malmö FF is qualified according to the score for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League 2011 /12. There, the team placed against the faroe master HB Tórshavn with a 2-0 home win and a 1-1 draw by. Subsequently, the club met on the Glasgow Rangers and decided the first leg at Ibrox Stadium with a goal by Daniel Larsson with a 1-0 victory. Following a competitive leg - two players, and assault, have been an after repeated challenge sent off - the Swedish master rose thanks to a 1-1 draw in the play- off round. There he met the representatives of the Croatian Dinamo Zagreb. After a 4-1 away defeat almost no chance in the first leg goals from Wilton Figueiredo and Pontus Jansson brought Although briefly again on voltage, however, the 2-0 win was ultimately too little to reach the group stage of the Champions League. In order for the team, however, was / 12 qualified for the 2011 UEFA Europa League, where they - drawn from the fourth pot - was drawn in a group with AZ Alkmaar, Metalist Kharkiv and FK Austria Wien.

The previous year's Fourth IF Elfsborg and fair-play scoring third BK Hacken had to play 2011/12 already in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, but sitting opposite each Luxembourg Teams CS Fola Esch respectively UN Käerjéng ​​97, with significant victories by. In the second qualifying round Örebro SK was joined by, but was eliminated by the Bosnian representative FK Sarajevo. Here Kushtrim Lushtaku made ​​headlines when his arrival was denied to the away game due to its Kosovar citizenship on July 20. The other two teams were, however, further successful IFE defeated Sūduva Marijampolė from Lithuania and BK Hacken switched with two wins the Finnish side FC Honka from. As the reigning Cup Winners' Cup runners- Helsingborgs IF entered in the 3rd qualifying round in appearance, in spite of a lost first-leg match against Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv, the team reached the play- off round. There she was, however, the sole Swedish representative: After IF Elfsborg had finished the first leg against FK Aalesunds with a 0-4 away defeat, a 1-1 draw in the return leg was too little, although BK Hacken was the return match against Nacional Funchal with 2: win 1, the first leg had similarly high lost with a 0-3 defeat. The then leader of the Allsvenskan got to do it in the play- off matches with the Belgian club Standard Liege. This proved to be too strong and rose after two wins at the group stage, so that Malmö FF as losers of the Champions League play -offs as the only Swedish representatives reached the main round of the European Cup.

Coaching change

Just a few days after the pre-season it came in November 2010 to a change in the dugout in the Allsvenskan. On 10 November, AIK separated from committed until June of the year Scotsman Alex Miller, had managed to avoid relegation as Tabellenelfter under whose leadership the champion of 2009. After one month of searching and discussions about a suitable successor, the club chose mid-December, the former player and assistant coach Andreas Alm to the new coach, who signed a valid contract until the end of 2013. A few weeks later also presented the League rival Halmstad BK a new coach after Lars Jacobsson had been dismissed. The club undertook the Spaniard Josep Clotet Ruiz, who had previously won as an assistant coach with the Malmö FF to the Swedish championship title. Even against newly IFK Norrköping changed jurisdiction, after the expiring contract of Göran mountain resort had not been extended. On 1 December, the club Jan Andersson presented as a new trainer, who took over a manager role on the English model.

The first coaching change in the current season took the Stockholm Djurgårdens IF on May 3 of this year. After the team after six games without a win was with a point at the end of the table, the club management changed some responsibilities in the field of sports. In this context, the club parted by Lennart Wass and handed over the responsibility to Magnus Pehrsson, who also assumed a manager role on the English model. At the end of the month Rikard Norling took over as coach at reigning champions Malmö FF after the Danish champions FC Copenhagen had committed the previous coach Roland Nilsson as the successor of migrated to Germany Ståle Solbakken. On July 5, followed the Table as also fallen into a sporting misery Halmstad BK, which up half of the season only one victory this season had succeeded and replaced the committed only start of the season Josep Clotet Ruiz by Jens Gustafsson.

In the rest of the season, there were no other coach changes. In September, however, IFK Göteborg announced not to renew at the end of the expiring contracts of Stefan Rehn and Jonas Olsson, and presented a short time later with Mikael Stahre a successor. This had won with AIK 2009, the double of championship and cup as his stay abroad to the Greek first division club Panionios Athens, however, was unsuccessful and he was there after his dismissal in October 2010 without coaching job.

Directly after end of season Tom Prahl resigned from his involvement in the Trelleborg FF back after the club had missed the league under his direction, and ended his coaching career. His previous assistant Alf Westerberg took over a few days later the vacant post.

A week later, Magnus Haglund announced his resignation as head coach of the IF Elfsborg, whose team he had cared for eight years and performed in the 2006 to the title.


Status: End of Season October 23, 2011

Cross Table

The cross table presents the results of all games this season represents the home team is listed in the left column and the visiting team in the top row. The classification follows the placement of the previous year.


The first leg in the relegation place on 27 October in Ängelholm, as Ängelholms FF received as a table third in the second division season in the domestic Änglavallen Syrianska FC. The first division was shortly after half-time by Peter Ijeh in the lead, but goals from Sebastian Andersson and Johan Blomberg turned the game in favor of the host. The second leg three days later was dramatic: First Abgar Barsom had brought the Syrianska FC in the lead before again Sebastian Andersson tying for the second division. Johan Arneng shot the first division in 66 minutes again in front, who acted in outnumbered minute from the 81st after a sending-off against Marcus Lindberg. Shortly before the end of stoppage time extended AFF - defensive player David Bennhage a cross into his own goal, so the decision was made in favor of the preservation of class Syanska FC.

Top scorers

As of the end of season October 2, 2011; italics highlighted players have left the league during the season by a change of club