The Fotbollsallsvenskan 2012 was the 88th season of the highest Swedish football league Allsvenskan. According to the general schedule early December 2010 published the playing time between April 1 and November 4, 2012 was held. Due to the European Championship finals in 2012 a summer break was held between 23 May and 30 June.
- 2.1 Final Table
- 2.2 Relegation
- 2.3 scorers
16 teams played a home-and -away game 30 days around the Lennart Johansson - Cup, which is awarded as a trophy for the Swedish championship, and for a place in the European Cup and against the descent into second-rate Superettan.
The standings after the final round was honored as Swedish national champion and taking part in the qualifiers for UEFA Champions League 2013/14 part. The two teams placed behind it pull alongside the winner of the national cup, which is determined by the summer of the following year, one in the qualification for the UEFA Europa League 2013/14. The two bottom team went directly from the Superettan, the third last occurs in a consisting of round-trip Relegation Round game against the third-placed the second division.
Course of the season
After the end of the previous season there were some coach changes. Already during the ongoing season IFK Göteborg was the signing of Mikael Stahre for the new season, which inherited the coaching duo of Jonas Olsson and Stefan Rehn, whose expiring contracts were not extended.
Shortly after the season final 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. As the successor undertook the club Jörgen Lennartsson, who had previously worked at Stabæk Fotball in Norway, and agreed with him a two -year contract.
The first coaching change during the current season of his term took the taillight Örebro SK in the summer break in early June. After the team had remained in the first twelve games of the season without a win, Sixten Boström was relieved of his duties and Per- Ola Ljung, who had recently been dismissed as assistant coach at last year's double winners Helsingborgs IF and replaced by Stefan Schwarz, obliged as the new head coach.
A few days later there was another coaching change, as Conny Karlsson on June 13 in protest against the dismissal of Ljung and due to the already tense relationship with sports director Jesper Jansson resigned his coach of Helsingborgs IF. The Norwegian Åge Hareide, active between 1998 and 1999 already for the club and his time Cup winner, took a few days after his resignation at the Norwegian first division side Viking Stavanger on the following day the head coaching job.
On July 22, resigned from his coach Alexander Axén behalf of the Gothenburg club GAIS, his former assistant Kjell Pettersson took over in the wake interim basis, its tasks. On 31 July 2012, the association filed the Dutchman Jan Mak as a new instructor prior to the end of the season in November.
In the relegation of the third last of the Allsvenskan GIF Sundsvall met the third Superettan 2012 Halmstad BK. Here, Halmstad BK was able to prevail and thus rose to as GIF Sundsvall had to join the in the second division.