Allsvenskan (The All-Swedish, also known as Fotbollsallsvenskan) is a Swedish professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Swedish football league system, it is the country's primary football competition.

Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from April to October, with teams playing 30 matches each, totalling 240 matches in the season. The league was created in 1924. Before that, the top league in Sweden was called Svenska Serien.

The winner is awarded Lennart Johanssons Pokal. It is ranked 28th in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years, ahead of Slovakia SuperLiga and below Belarus Premier League.

The current champions are Helsingborgs IF, who won the title in the 2011 season.

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