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Svenska Cupen
Current season or competition:
Svenska Cupen 2009
Sport Football
Founded 1941
No. of teams 88
Country(ies)  Sweden
Most recent champion(s) AIK (8th title)
Most championships Malmö FF (14 titles)
For the defunct Argentine football tournament named Sweden Cup, please see Copa Suecia‎

Svenska Cupen (the "Swedish Cup") is the main Swedish football Cup. The winners qualify for the UEFA Cup.

Each year (since the new rules with fewer teams began), 98 teams compete, comprising the 14 teams from Allsvenskan (the All Swedish League - first level of Swedish football) and the 16 teams of Superettan (the Super Division 1 - second level of Swedish football) together with 68 teams from lower (district) series.

Compared to cups in many other countries, the Swedish Cup attracts considerably less public interest and even the cup final is rarely sold out. Consequently the Swedish Football Association has experimented with the format in order to raise the profile of the cup. The final has been staged at a neutral venue, at the national stadium as well as being played as a two-leg match. As of 2008, the city to host the final is being drawn as the winner in one of the semi finals.

A separate Svenska Cupen exists for women's association football.

Contents

Rounds and teams

  • First round - 68 teams (level 3 and below)
  • Second round - 64 teams (34 from first round + the Allsvenskan and the Superettan teams)
  • Third round - 32 teams
  • Fourth round - 16 teams
  • Fifth round - quarter finals
  • Sixth round - semi finals
  • Seventh round - final

Winner qualifies for the qualification round of the UEFA Cup.

How district teams qualify

There are a number of districts in the Swedish football organization, and each of them receives a number of spots in the Swedish Cup, due to how many licensed players they have. For an example, Värmlands FF receives three spots and Västergötlands FF receives seven spots.

Previous winners

Year Winner Runners-up
1941 Helsingborgs IF(1) IK Sleipner
1942 GAIS (1) IF Elfsborg
1943 IFK Norrköping (1) AIK
1944 Malmö FF (1) IFK Norrköping
1945 IFK Norrköping (2) Malmö FF
1946 Malmö FF (2) Åtvidabergs FF
1947 Malmö FF (3) AIK
1948 Råå IF (1) BK Kenty
1949 AIK (1) Landskrona BoIS
1950 AIK (2) Helsingborgs IF
1951 Malmö FF (4) Djurgårdens IF
1952 No competition
1953 Malmö FF (5) IFK Norrköping
1954–66 No competition
1967 Malmö FF (6) IFK Norrköping
1968–69 IFK Norrköping (3) AIK
1969–70 Åtvidabergs FF (1) Sandvikens IF
1970–71 Åtvidabergs FF (2) Malmö FF
1971–72 Landskrona BoIS (1) IFK Norrköping
1972–73 Malmö FF (7) Åtvidabergs FF
1973–74 Malmö FF (8) Östers IF
1974–75 Malmö FF (9) Djurgårdens IF
1975–76 AIK (3) Landskrona BoIS
1976–77 Östers IF (1) Hammarby IF
1977–78 Malmö FF (10) Kalmar FF
1978–79 IFK Göteborg (1) Åtvidabergs FF
1979–80 Malmö FF (11) IK Brage
1980–81 Kalmar FF (1) IF Elfsborg
1981–82 IFK Göteborg (2) Östers IF
1982–83 IFK Göteborg (3) Hammarby IF
1983–84 Malmö FF (12) Landskrona BoIS
1984–85 AIK (4) Östers IF
1985–86 Malmö FF (13) IFK Göteborg
1986–87 Kalmar FF (2) GAIS
1987–88 IFK Norrköping (4) Örebro SK
1988–89 Malmö FF (14) Djurgårdens IF
1989–90 Djurgårdens IF (1) BK Häcken
1990–91 IFK Norrköping (5) Östers IF
1991 IFK Göteborg (4) AIK
1992–93 Degerfors IF (1) Landskrona BoIS
1993–94 IFK Norrköping (6) Helsingborgs IF
1994–95 Halmstads BK (1) AIK
1995–96 AIK (5) Malmö FF
1996–97 AIK (6) IF Elfsborg
1997–98 Helsingborgs IF (2) Örgryte IS
1998–99 AIK (7) IFK Göteborg
1999–2000 Örgryte IS (1) AIK
2000–01 IF Elfsborg (1) AIK
2002 Djurgårdens IF (2) AIK
2003 IF Elfsborg (2) Assyriska Föreningen
2004 Djurgårdens IF (3) IFK Göteborg
2005 Djurgårdens IF (4) Åtvidabergs FF
2006 Helsingborgs IF (3) Gefle IF
2007 Kalmar FF (3) IFK Göteborg
2008 IFK Göteborg (5) Kalmar FF
2009 AIK (8) IFK Göteborg

Cup champions

Titles Team
14 Malmö FF
8 AIK
6 IFK Norrköping
5 IFK Göteborg
4 Djurgårdens IF
3 Helsingborgs IF
3 Kalmar FF
2 IF Elfsborg
2 Åtvidabergs FF
1 Degerfors IF
1 GAIS
1 Halmstads BK
1 Landskrona BoIS
1 Råå IF
1 Örgryte IS
1 Östers IF







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