2008 Norwegian First Division

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Alta
Hødd
Sogndal
Løv-Ham
Haugesund
Sandnes Ulf
Bryne
Start
Notodden
Hønefoss
Odd Grenland
Sandefjord
Moss
Sarpsborg Sparta
Kongsvinger
Nybergsund-Trysil

The 2008 Norwegian First Division season (known as Adeccoligaen for sponsorship reasons) began on 5 April 2008 and ended on 1 November 2008.[1]

In 2009, the number of teams in the Norwegian Premier League will expand from fourteen to sixteen.[2] Therefore, 2008 was a transitional season, in which more teams were promoted to the top flight, and less teams relegated to the Second Division, than usual. Automatic promotion was awarded to the teams finishing in the top three places in the standings. Only the two teams at the bottom of the standings were relegated to the Second Division, as opposed to the regular four.

The three clubs relegated from the Premier League in 2007 were Odd Grenland, Start and Sandefjord. At the conclusion of the season, all three had managed to secure promotion, with Odd Grenland being confirmed as champions of the First Division after defeating Start 3–2 in the penultimate round.[3]

Sandnes Ulf and Hødd were relegated to the Second Division after finishing in fifteenth and sixteenth place respectively. It was Sandnes Ulf's first season at the second level since 1972. Nybergsund, who had never previously played at the second level, retained their spot, finishing in eighth place.

As in previous years, there was a two-legged promotion playoff at the end of the season, this time between the fourth-placed team in the First Division (Sogndal) and the thirteenth-placed team in the Premier League (Aalesund). Aalesund kept their spot in the Premier League, beating Sogndal 4-1 away, 3-1 at home, and 7-2 on aggregate.[4]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Odd Grenland (P) 30 20 5 5 76 44 +32 65 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Sandefjord (P) 30 17 9 4 46 25 +21 60
3 Start (P) 30 17 8 5 58 34 +24 59
4 Sogndal 30 15 9 6 53 36 +17 54 Qualification to Tippeligaen
5 Hønefoss BK 30 15 6 9 47 33 +14 51
6 Notodden 30 12 10 8 55 40 +15 46
7 Haugesund 30 11 9 10 48 47 +1 42
8 Nybergsund-Trysil 30 12 6 12 49 53 −4 42
9 Moss 30 9 12 9 63 54 +9 39
10 Sarpsborg Sparta 30 10 7 13 45 43 +2 37
11 Bryne 30 10 6 14 38 53 −15 36
12 Løv-Ham 30 9 7 14 37 45 −8 34
13 Kongsvinger 30 8 6 16 33 58 −25 30
14 Alta 30 8 2 20 49 66 −17 26
15 Sandnes Ulf (R) 30 5 10 15 36 55 −19 25 Relegation to Second Division
16 Hødd (R) 30 2 8 20 29 76 −47 14

Source: speaker.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
The winner, runner-up and third place finisher in the First Division are automatically promoted to the Norwegian Premier League. The fourth-placed team in the First Division and the 13th-placed team in the Premier League meet in a playoff at the end of the season. The two 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]

Home ╲ Away[1] ALT BRY FKH ILH HØN KIL LØV MFK NOT NIL ODD SF ULF SSFK SIL IKS
Alta 4–1 1–0 7–2 0–2 1–2 1–3 3–0 2–3 1–2 3–7 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–2
Bryne 3–1 2–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 5–5 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–1
Haugesund 5–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–1 2–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2
Hødd 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–5 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–2
Hønefoss BK 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 4–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 6–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–4 3–3
Kongsvinger 1–3 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–1 4–3 2–2
Løv-Ham 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0
Moss 4–2 1–2 2–4 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 3–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 4–0
Notodden 5–3 7–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 4–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–1 0–5 2–3 2–3
Nybergsund-Trysil 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–5 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–3
Odd Grenland 2–1 5–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 2–1 3–2 3–2 4–4 3–2
Sandefjord 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
Sandnes Ulf 2–2 1–1 2–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–2
Sarpsborg Sparta 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 5–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2
Sogndal 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–3
Start 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 5–2 1–0 1–2 5–1 2–1 1–1

Source: speaker.no
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Hungary Peter Kovacs 22 Odd Grenland
Norway Kenneth Kvalheim 21 Moss
Norway Morten Fevang 15 Odd Grenland
Jamaica Fabian Taylor 14 Notodden
Norway Vegard Braaten 13 Alta
Norway Martin Wiig 13 Sarpsborg Sparta
Norway Lars Lafton 13 Hønefoss
Denmark Allan Borgvardt 12 Bryne
Norway Geir Ludvig Fevang 11 Start

Source: VG Nett

Relegated teams[edit]

These three teams were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League in 2007:

[edit]

These four teams were promoted from the Second Division in 2007:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norwegian First Division - Fixtures 2008". NRK Sport. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Tippeligaen utvides til 16 lag". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Odd ble serievinnere". Adresseavisen (in Norwegian). 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Beramming kvalikkamper til Tippeligaen". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 

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