More clubs with higher amount of stars. This is a fact when the certification of the elite clubs’ academies for 2023 now is official. All club within the Unicoach project has the chance to receive a maximum of seven stars. Here are the results for the past year.

“The certification places great demands on the clubs. The ambition is for both the certification model and the clubs to develop all the time. The demands increase every year, so in order to improve in terms of points, you as a club need to take steps forward and develop. We are starting to see that the clubs are taking player training more seriously and that it is becoming more of a focus in the clubs’ overall strategies. In the long term, it benefits Swedish football and our competitiveness vis-à-vis each other and internationally”, says Thomas Hasselgren, academy developer at Swedish Professional Football Leagues.

The clubs that are certified are the 32 elite football clubs in Sweden within the Unicoach network as well as some clubs from the third division. The model was developed by Swedish Professional Football Leagues together with the clubs themselves with the aim of making Swedish football more internationally impactful in the long term. The most important thing is not to appoint the best academy, but rather that each academy should get a measure of its own activity and a reference point for what the club should try to improve for the coming seasons.

The maximum points of the certification is 10 000.

Read more about the certification system

The 2023 results:

Malmö FF9 0707
AIK8 6186
IF Brommapojkarna7 6765
IFK Göteborg7 4995
IFK Norrköping7 2665
Hammarby7 1445
Kalmar FF6 8794
Helsingsborgs IF6 8764
BK Häcken6 5534
Mjällby AIF6 2164
Djurgårdens IF6 1804
Halmstads BK6 1714
IK Sirius6 0784
GIF Sundsvall6 0614
Degerfors IF5 3953
IF Elfsborg5 3073
Landskrona BoIS5 3023
Östers IF5 2913
Skövde AIK4 9512
Västerås SK4 8212
Örebro SK4 7662
IFK Värnamo4 5682
Trelleborgs FF4 4672
IFK Stocksund4 1862
Varbergs BoIS4 1752
IK Brage4 0992
Norrby IF3 6421
AFC Eskilstuna3 5821
GAIS3 5071
Hammarby TFF3 2971
Utsiktens BK3 2891
Östersunds FK3 2851
Vasalunds IF3 1601
Örgryte IS3 1411
Falkenbergs FF3 0301
Jönköpings Södra IF2 7561
Dalkurd FF2 6371
Gefle IF2 6251
IF Karlstad Fotboll2 5421
IFK Haninge2 5061
Åtvidabergs FF2 4870