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2012 Superettan

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Season  2012
Dates  6 Apr 2012 – 3 Nov 2012
Location  Sweden
Matches played  240
Champions  Östers IF
Champion  Östers IF
Goals scored  722
Relegated  Trelleborgs FF, Umeå FC
2012 Superettan
Promoted  Östers IF IF Brommapojkarna Halmstads BK
Top goalscorer  Pablo Piñones Arce (18)
Biggest home win  Degerfors IF 6–1 IFK Värnamo IFK Värnamo 5–0 Umeå FC
Biggest away win  Umeå FC 0–4 Östers IF Umeå FC 0–4 Halmstads BK IFK Värnamo 1–5 Jönköpings Södra IF
Similar  2015 Superettan, 2008 Allsvenskan, 2009 Allsvenskan, 2015 Allsvenskan

The 2012 Superettan, part of the 2012 Swedish football season, was the 12th season of Sweden's second-tier football league in its current format. The 2012 fixtures were released on 9 December 2011. The season began on 6 April 2012 and ended on 3 November 2012.



A total of 16 teams contested the league, 12 returning from the 2011 season, two relegated from Allsvenskan and two promoted from Division 1. The top two teams qualified directly for promotion to Allsvenskan, the third had to play a play-off against the fourteenth from Allsvenskan to decide who will play in Allsvenskan 2013. The bottom two teams qualified directly for relegation to Division 1, the thirteenth and the fourteenth had to play a play-off against the numbers two from Division 1 Södra and Division 1 Norra to decide who will play in Superettan 2013.

2011-champions Åtvidabergs FF and runner-up GIF Sundsvall were promoted to the Allsvenskan at the end of the 2011 season. They were replaced by Halmstads BK and Trelleborgs FF. Västerås SK and Qviding FIF were relegated at the end of the 2011 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were replaced by Division 1 Norra champions Umeå FC and Division 1 Södra champions Varbergs BoIS.

Stadia and locations

  • 1 Correct as of end of 2012 season
  • Personnel and kits

    Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    League table

    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    Falkenbergs FF won 2–1 on aggregate.

    IFK Värnamo won 4–2 on aggregate.

    Positions by round

    Note: Some matches were played out of phase with the corresponding round, positions were corrected in hindsight.

    Source: (Swedish)


    Source: (Swedish)
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Top goalkeepers

    (Minimum of 10 games played)


  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • References

    2012 Superettan Wikipedia