Damallsvenskan, "ladies' all-Swedish", is the
highest division of women's
football in Sweden.
is also referred as to the women's Allsvenskan
, this term being used alone to refer
to the men's division.
The division consists of a league
12 teams. There is a relegation
place with the Swedish Women's Division 1, which is split into
Northern and Southern sections. The two lowest ranked teams in the
league are relegated and replaced by the winners of the two
Division 1 leagues.
The women's division was first held in 1973. Until the advent of
, the Damallsvenskan was considered to be the best
women's league, since the previous American league
went bankrupt. The Damallsvenskan was home to players like Marta Vieira da Silva
, Daniela Alves Lima
, Nadine Angerer
and Hanna Ljungberg
although at the moment only Angerer is still playing in Sweden,
with Ljungberg retired due to injury, and the others all playing in
America for the WPS
The season of 2008 is made up by the following teams: