2007 Norwegian First Division

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Norwegian First Division
Season 2007
2006
2008
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Tromsdalen
Skeid
Løv-Ham
Molde
Ham-Kam
Bodø/Glimt
Sogndal
Moss
Bryne
Haugesund
Kongsvinger
Hønefoss
Notodden
Raufoss
Sparta Sarpsborg
Mandalskameratene

The 2007 Norwegian First Division season (known as Adeccoligaen for sponsorship reasons) began on April 9, 2007 and concluded on November 4, 2007. It was the tenth and final season in which teams competed for two automatic promotion spots and one playoff spot.

The First Division was won by Molde, who finished one point ahead of Ham-Kam. Both clubs were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League in 2006 and were promoted back to the highest level after only one season. Bodø/Glimt finished third and defeated Odd Grenland in the playoff to earn promotion.

Of the four teams promoted from the Second Division in 2006, only Notodden managed to hold on to their spot. They played in the First Division for the first time in their history, finishing in ninth place (Snøgg and Heddal, the club's predecessors, have both played in the second tier, last in 1967 and 1961 respectively).

Raufoss returned to the First Division after being relegated in 2004 and were able to finish in eleventh place. However, due to financial problems and failure to meet demands on infrastructure, the Football Association of Norway decided not to award Raufoss the required license for play in the top two divisions.[1][2] Raufoss were demoted to the Second Division and their place given to Sparta Sarpsborg, who finished in thirteenth place.

Mandalskameratene and Skeid were relegated to the Second Division after one season. They were joined by Tromsdalen, who survived for two seasons.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Molde (P) 30 22 3 5 62 28 +34 69 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 HamKam (P) 30 21 5 4 82 36 +46 68
3 Bodø/Glimt (P) 30 17 4 9 66 39 +27 55 Qualification to Tippeligaen
4 Kongsvinger 30 16 5 9 56 42 +14 53
5 Moss 30 15 8 7 46 37 +9 53
6 Bryne 30 14 7 9 57 38 +19 49
7 Sogndal 30 13 5 12 48 44 +4 44
8 Haugesund 30 10 9 11 49 52 −3 39
9 Notodden 30 11 3 16 49 54 −5 36
10 Hønefoss 30 8 11 11 34 52 −18 35
11 Raufoss (R) 30 10 5 15 37 61 −24 35 Relegation to Second Division
12 Løv-Ham 30 9 6 15 39 44 −5 33
13 Sarpsborg Sparta 30 8 8 14 50 52 −2 32
14 Tromsdalen (R) 30 7 8 15 37 56 −19 29 Relegation to Second Division
15 Skeid (R) 30 4 8 18 32 60 −28 20
16 Mandalskameratene (R) 30 4 7 19 43 92 −49 19

Source: speaker.no (Norwegian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
The winner and runner-up in the First Division are automatically promoted to the Norwegian Premier League. The third-placed team in the First Division and the 12th-placed team in the Premier League meet in a playoff at the end of the season. The four teams finishing at the bottom of the table are automatically relegated to the Second Division.
(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.

Results[edit]

To read this table, the home team is listed in the left-hand column.

  B/G BFK HAM FKH HBK KIL LØV MAN MFK MOS NFK RIL SKD SDL FKSS TUIL
Bodø/Glimt XXX 2-0 6-1 3-0 3-1 1-1 3-1 8-1 1-2 1-2 2-0 5-0 4-1 2-0 2-0 2-1
Bryne 0-2 XXX 3-0 4-2 0-0 1-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-2 3-2 6-0 3-0 2-1 3-1 4-0
Ham-Kam 2-3 2-1 XXX 3-3 2-0 4-0 1-1 6-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 5-0 5-1 3-0 2-0 5-0
Haugesund 2-1 2-2 2-4 XXX 0-0 2-2 3-0 2-1 2-4 2-2 2-1 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-1 4-1
Hønefoss 0-0 1-4 2-2 1-1 XXX 0-5 1-0 2-1 0-3 0-1 4-1 1-0 4-3 0-0 2-2 2-2
Kongsvinger 1-4 0-0 0-1 0-2 3-0 XXX 0-1 3-2 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-0 2-4 3-0 4-1
Løv-Ham 4-0 2-1 1-3 4-1 3-1 1-2 XXX 4-0 0-1 1-2 5-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-2
Mandalskameratene 3-3 1-2 0-3 1-3 2-2 2-0 3-0 XXX 0-3 3-3 4-3 2-3 1-1 2-2 1-2 1-3
Molde 4-2 3-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 4-1 12-1 XXX 3-0 1-0 0-2 0-0 2-1 1-0 1-0
Moss 0-1 4-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 1-3 1-0 3-0 0-0 XXX 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 1-1
Notodden 2-3 1-0 0-1 3-1 4-0 0-3 3-0 3-1 2-0 0-2 XXX 2-2 4-3 0-1 1-0 3-1
Raufoss 3-1 1-1 1-4 2-1 0-2 2-4 0-0 1-4 1-2 2-0 1-2 XXX 2-1 3-2 1-1 1-2
Skeid 1-0 1-2 0-4 1-1 0-3 1-3 1-0 2-2 0-1 2-2 1-1 4-1 XXX 0-2 1-3 4-0
Sogndal 2-0 1-2 3-4 1-2 4-1 3-0 0-2 3-2 2-3 2-0 1-1 2-1 2-1 XXX 1-1 2-1
Sparta Sarpsborg 4-1 3-3 2-4 0-0 3-0 2-2 3-1 6-1 1-2 1-2 2-5 1-2 3-1 2-2 XXX 0-1
Tromsdalen 0-0 1-1 3-5 1-0 1-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 5-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-1 0-2 XXX

Top goal scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Norway Kenneth Kvalheim 23 Notodden
Brazil Thiago Martins 17 Bodø/Glimt
Nigeria Oluwasegun Abiodun 15 Ham-Kam
Norway Håvard Flo 15 Sogndal
Norway Bjørnar Johannessen 15 Sparta Sarpsborg
Austria Roman Kienast 14 Ham-Kam
Sweden Peter Samuelsson 14 Kongsvinger
Burkina Faso John Pelu 12 Kongsvinger
Denmark Allan Borgvardt 11 Bryne
Norway Trond Olsen 11 Bodø/Glimt
Norway Kjetil Ruthford Pedersen 11 Mandalskameratene
Bosnia and Herzegovina Samir Šarić 11 Løv-Ham

Relegated teams[edit]

These two teams were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League in 2006:

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These four teams were promoted from the Second Division at the start of the season:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club licenses for 2008". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Raufoss' appeal dismissed". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 

External links[edit]