Allsvenskan 2013: Halmstads BK

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Allsvenskan 2013: Halmstads BK

With play in Sweden's top football league set to kick off at the weekend, contributor Nic Townsend offers the lowdown on each team and their chances of taking home the 2013 Allsvenskan title.


In brief: Until the 1970s, Halmstad were a small and obscure club, but then a young Roy Hodgson took over. In 1976, his first season, he won the club’s first league title, followed by a second title in 1979. The club has also produced a number of Swedish internationals, the most famous being former Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg.

Expectations in 2013: The short term aim will be to re-establish themselves in the top flight, so anything about the relegation zone will be considered a good result.

Players to watch: After a long stint in Holland and IFK Göteborg, Stefan Selaković returns to the club where he launched his career. Icelandic pair Guðjón Baldvinsson and Kristinn Steindórsson were important players last season.

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