DIVISION 3 (3rd level) 1954/55
The Swedish 3rd level is once again being reconstructed. 9 groups is becoming 12, starting from the 1955/56 season. The three "old" division 3 Götaland groups were renamed (see composition of the groups below). The reconstruction was done because it was considered a bit unfair that Norrland with perhaps 20% of the clubs should have an equal share of 3rd level groups as Götaland with 50% of the clubs. NORRA NORRLAND 1. Bodens BK 18 14 2 2 74-30 30 Promoted 2. Luleå SK 18 10 5 3 44-22 25 3. Skellefteå IF 18 9 3 6 41-36 21 4. Sunnanå SK 18 8 4 6 42-31 20 5. Sandviks IK 18 8 2 8 45-34 18 6. IFK Luleå 18 8 2 8 43-35 18 7. Rosviks IK 18 6 3 9 35-50 15 8. Piteå IF 18 5 1 12 32-53 11 9. IFK Kalix 18 4 3 11 29-51 11 10.IFK Kiruna 18 4 3 11 18-61 11 Relegated Promoted to division 3 Norra Norrland from division 4: Hornskrokens IF; Kiruna AIF & Medle SK. MELLERSTA NORRLAND 1. Sollefteå GIF 18 14 0 4 63-27 28 Promoted 2. Domsjö IF 18 11 3 4 50-40 25 3. Husums IF 18 10 4 4 46-29 24 4. Bollsta IK 18 9 3 6 57-42 21 5. Köpmanholmens IF 18 8 4 6 51-34 20 6. Alfredshems IK 18 8 4 6 36-42 20 7. Kramfors IF 18 8 3 7 48-40 19 8. Ope IF 18 6 1 11 36-37 13 9. Svanö SK 18 2 1 15 26-71 5 Relegated 10.Hammerdals IF 18 1 3 14 38-89 5 Relegated Relegated to division 3 Mellersta Norrland from division 2: IF Friska Viljor, Örnsköldsvik & IF Älgarna, Härnösand. Promoted to division 3 Mellersta Norrland from division 4: Frånö SK & Ytterån-Waplans SK. Group is extended to 12 teams 1955/56. SÖDRA NORRLAND 1. GIF Sundsvall 20 16 1 3 67-28 33 Promoted 2. Marma IF 20 11 6 3 46-22 28 3. Gefle IF, Gävle 20 11 4 5 63-36 26 4. Hofors AIF 20 11 4 5 45-35 26 5. Ljusdals IF 20 11 2 7 44-36 24 6. Kubikenborgs IF 20 10 1 9 39-53 21 7. Söderhamns IF 20 6 6 8 34-38 18 8. Wifsta/Östrands IF 20 7 2 11 39-49 16 9. Edsbyns IF 20 6 2 12 40-52 14 Relegated 10.Arbrå BK 20 1 5 14 23-54 7 Relegated 11.Ljunga IF, Ljungaverken 20 3 1 16 24-61 7 Relegated Relegated to division 3 Södra Norrland from division 2: Skutskärs IF. Promoted to division 3 Södra Norrland from division 4: Delsbo IF; Matfors IF & Högbo AIK. NORRA SVEALAND 1. Surahammars IF 22 14 4 4 69-37 32 Promoted 2. Avesta AIK 22 12 3 7 47-36 27 3. IF Vesta, Uppsala 22 11 4 7 48-30 26 4. Västerås IK 22 11 4 7 55-41 26 5. Rimbo IF 22 10 5 7 51-55 25 6. Islingby IK 22 8 4 10 37-50 20 7. Leksands IF 22 7 5 10 47-48 19 8. Hallstahammars SK 22 7 5 10 50-54 19 9. IFK Grängesberg 22 8 3 11 45-54 19 10.Falu BS, Falun 22 5 9 8 32-41 19 Relegated 11.Säters IF 22 8 3 11 41-54 19 Relegated 12.BK Vargarna, Norrtälje 22 5 3 14 40-62 13 Relegated Promoted to division 3 Norra Svealand from division 4: IF Rune, Kungsör; Ludvika FFI & Edsbro IF. The group is cut down to 11 teams 1955/56. ÖSTRA SVEALAND 1. IFK Stockholm 18 12 3 3 54-21 27 Promoted 2. Vasalunds IF, Solna 18 10 4 4 50-27 24 3. Katrineholms AIK 18 9 3 6 44-36 21 4. Hagalunds IS, Solna 18 8 5 5 35-33 21 5. IK Sture, Stockholm 18 7 4 7 31-27 18 6. Gröndals IK 18 6 6 6 37-34 18 7. Katrineholms SK 18 6 5 7 42-37 17 8. Hälleforsnäs IF 18 7 0 11 34-54 14 Relegated 9. Älvsjö AIK 18 5 3 10 37-53 13 Relegated 10.Värtans IK, Stockholm 18 2 3 13 21-63 7 Relegated Relegated to division 3 Östra Svealand from division 2: Södertälje SK. Promoted to division 3 Östra Svealand from division 4: Hargs Fabrikers IF; Sundbybergs IK & Reymersholms IK, Stockholm. VÄSTRA SVEALAND 1. SK Sifhälla, Säffle 18 11 4 3 42-25 26 Promoted 2. IF Viken, Åmål 18 10 5 3 45-24 25 3. Billingsfors IK 18 9 4 5 40-28 22 4. IFK Kumla 18 6 7 5 34-26 19 5. IFK Kristinehamn 18 8 3 7 36-36 19 6. IFK Bofors 18 7 3 8 34-33 17 7. Karlslunds IF, Örebro 18 6 4 8 28-35 16 8. Arvika BK 18 6 3 9 32-37 15 9. Laxå IF 18 5 1 12 25-51 11 10.Hällefors IF 18 3 4 11 29-50 10 Relegated Promoted to division 3 Västra Svealand from division 4: IK Viking, Hagfors; Slottsbrons IF & Karlstads FF. ÖSTRA GÖTALAND 1. Husqvarna IF 18 13 3 2 47-22 29 Promoted 2. Waggeryds IK 18 11 3 4 57-30 25 Promoted 3. Kalmar AIK 18 10 4 4 51-30 24 4. BK Kenty, Linköping 18 7 6 5 41-33 20 5. Oskarshamns AIK 18 7 5 6 46-41 19 6. IFK Oskarshamn 18 8 2 8 40-39 18 7. Finspångs AIK 18 7 3 8 39-34 17 8. Åby IF 18 4 6 8 35-48 14 9. Norrhults BK 18 5 2 11 34-58 12 10.Hultsfreds AIK 18 0 2 16 16-71 2 Relegated VÄSTRA GöTALAND 1. Örgryte IS, Göteborg 22 14 8 0 86-27 36 Promoted 2. BK Häcken, Göteborg 22 14 5 3 55-24 33 Promoted 3. IK Oddevold, Uddevalla 22 13 5 4 61-35 31 4. Sävedalens IF 22 9 7 6 42-37 25 5. IFK Trollhättan 22 10 3 9 48-47 23 6. Tidaholms GIF 22 10 3 9 49-50 23 7. Göteborgs FF 22 8 5 9 50-52 21 8. Trollhättans IF 22 7 3 12 38-47 17 9. IFK Falköping 22 7 3 12 41-57 17 10.Redbergslids IK, Göteborg 22 5 4 13 37-62 14 11.Skogens IF, Göteborg 22 5 3 14 23-63 13 12.Sjuntorps IF 22 3 5 14 26-55 11 Relegated SÖDRA GÖTALAND 1. Trelleborgs FF 18 12 3 3 43-25 27 Promoted 2. IFK Kristianstad 18 10 5 3 47-30 25 3. Falkenbergs FF 18 8 5 5 36-31 21 4. Lunds BK 18 7 5 6 26-19 19 5. Olofströms IF 18 7 5 6 40-35 19 6. Malmö BI 18 5 7 6 33-32 17 7. Eskilsminne IF, Hälsingborg 18 5 5 8 32-43 15 8. IFK Värnamo 18 5 4 9 30-38 14 9. Östers IF, Växjö 18 5 3 10 19-31 13 10.BK Landora, Landskrona 18 5 0 13 21-43 10 Composition of the new division 3 Götaland groups 1955/56 Nordöstra Götaland BK Calmia, Norrköping - promoted BK Kenty, Linköping Finspångs AIK Gottfridsbergs IF, Linköping - promoted IF Sylvia, Norrköping - promoted IFK Oskarshamn IFK Västervik - promoted Mjölby AIF - promoted Oskarshamns AIK Åby IF Nordvästra Götaland Billingsfors IK Fässbergs IF, Mölndal - promoted Göteborgs FF IFK Åmål - promoted IF Viken, Åmål IK Oddevold, Uddevalla IK Virgo, Göteborg - promoted Redbergslids IK, Göteborg Skogens IF, Göteborg Sävedalens IF Mellersta Götaland Huskvarna Södra IS - promoted IFK Falköping IFK Tidaholm - promoted IFK Trollhättan Lidköpings BK - promoted Skara IF - promoted Tibro AIK - promoted Tidaholms GIF Trollhättans IF Vänersborgs IF - promoted Sydöstra Götaland Bromölla IF - promoted Hässleholms IF - promoted Högadals IS - promoted IFK Kristianstad Kalmar AIK Mjällby AIF - promoted Norrhults BK Olofströms IF Ronneby BK - promoted Sölvesborgs GIF - promoted Sydvästra Götaland Falkenbergs FF Gnosjö IF - promoted Hyltebruks IF - promoted IFK Värnamo IS Halmia, Halmstad - relegated Limmareds IF - promoted Mariedals IK - promoted Rydaholms GIF - promoted Växjö BK - promoted Östers IF, Växjö Södra Götaland Billesholms GIF - promoted BK Fram, Landskrona - promoted Eskilsminne IF, Hälsingborg Eslövs IK - promoted Gunnarstorps IF - promoted IF Allians, Malmö - promoted IFK Ystad - promoted Lunds BK Malmö BI Ängelholms IF - promoted