2011 in Norwegian football

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The 2011-season is the 106. season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began on 18 March 2011 for Tippeligaen, 3 April 2011 for Adeccoligaen, with 2. Divisjon and 3. Divisjon both starting six days later on 9 April 2011.[citation needed] 2. Divisjon and 3. Divisjon ended on 22 October 2011 while Adeccoligaen ended eight days later on 30 October 2011 and Tippeligaen finished on 27 November 2011.[citation needed]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Norway Nils Arne Eggen Rosenborg 31 December 2010 Sweden Jan Jönsson 1 January 2011[1]
Sweden Jan Jönsson Stabæk 31 December 2010 Sweden Jörgen Lennartsson 1 January 2011[2]
Germany Uwe Rösler Molde 31 December 2010 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær 1 January 2011[3]
Norway Tor Thodesen Tønsberg 31 December 2010[4] Unknown 1 January 2011
Unknown Moss 31 December 2010 Norway Tor Thodesen 1 January 2011[5]
Republic of Ireland Patrick Walker Sandefjord 9 May 2011[6] Norway Arne Sandstø 23 May 2011[7]
Norway Arne Sandstø Løv-Ham 23 May 2011[7] Norway Tom Mangersnes 24 May 2011
Norway Kåre Ingebrigtsen Bodø/Glimt 26 May 2011[8] Norway Cato André Hansen 24 June 2011
Norway Knut Tørum Start 22 June 2011 Norway Mons Ivar Mjelde 12 July 2011
Norway Per Brogeland Kongsvinger 30 August 2011[9] Norway Tom Nordlie 1 September 2011[10]

Events of the season[edit]

January[edit]

8 January 2011: Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norway's most capped player with 104 games, dies from a stroke at the age of 86.[11]

August[edit]

13 August 2011: Start beat Adeccoliga side Alta 1-0 and through to the semi final of 2011 Norwegian Football Cup. 2009-winners Aalesund is heading for another Cup-victory after beating Rosenborg at home.[12]

14 August 2011: Fredrikstad FK denies Ole Gunnar Solskjær success in the Norwegian Football Cup in his first year as a manager in Norway. Molde lost 2-3 at Fredrikstad Stadion after extra time. In Stavanger, Brann knocked out Viking on penalties shoot-out, with Piotr Leciejewski saving three of Vikings four penalties.[13]

September[edit]

2 September 2011: With a late penalty goal from Mohammed Abdellaoue, Norway won 1-0 against Iceland, keeping Norway joint top of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H with two matches remaining.[14]

6 September 2011: Denmark won 2-0 against Norway in Parken, after two goals from Nicklas Bendtner.[15] The chances for Drillo's men to reach UEFA EURO 2012 is now very small.[16]

10 September 2011: Notodden secured promotion to Adeccoligaen with six matches left to play, after beating Førde 2-1 in Førde.[17]

21 September 2011: Brann reach the Cup final after a 2-0 win against Fredrikstad at Fredrikstad Stadion.[18]

21 September 2011: With an unlucky own goal, Haraldur Freyr Guðmundsson sent his old team, Aalesund to the Cup final, two years after they won the Cup in 2009, after beating Start in the other semifinal.[19]

October[edit]

2 October 2011: Molde move closer to the Tippeliga title with a 2-0 win against title challengers Tromsø, and becomes the first team this season to win at Alfheim Stadion this season.[20]

19 October 2011: Hønefoss took another step towards promotion to 2012 Norwegian Premier League with a 2-1 win against Asker in Adeccoligaen, while Tom Nordlie and Kongsvinger ruined Sandefjord's chances for promotion.[21]

League Tables[edit]

Tippeligaen[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 17 7 6 55 38 +17 58 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Tromsø 30 15 8 7 56 34 +22 53 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Rosenborg 30 14 7 9 69 44 +25 49 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Brann 30 14 6 10 51 49 +2 48
5 Odd Grenland 30 14 6 10 44 44 0 48
6 Haugesund 30 14 5 11 55 43 +12 47
7 Vålerenga 30 14 5 11 42 33 +9 47
8 Strømsgodset 30 12 9 9 44 43 +1 45
9 Aalesund 30 12 7 11 36 38 −2 43 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
10 Stabæk 30 11 6 13 44 50 −6 39 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
11 Viking 30 9 10 11 33 40 −7 37
12 Fredrikstad 30 10 6 14 38 41 −3 36
13 Lillestrøm 30 9 7 14 46 52 −6 34
14 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 24 31 −7 34
15 Start (R) 30 7 5 18 39 61 −22 26 Relegation to the Adeccoligaen
16 Sarpsborg 08 (R) 30 5 6 19 31 65 −34 21

Updated to games played on 27 November 2011.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Aalesund is qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2011 Norwegian Football Cup.
2 Stabæk is qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via Fair Play rankings.[22][23]
(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.

Adeccoligaen[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hønefoss (P) 30 16 9 5 61 28 +33 57 Promotion to the Tippeligaen
2 Sandnes Ulf (P) 30 18 2 10 58 32 +26 56
3 Sandefjord 30 16 5 9 61 38 +23 53
4 Ranheim 30 15 7 8 61 39 +22 52
5 Bodø/Glimt 30 15 7 8 52 38 +14 52
6 HamKam 30 14 9 7 52 40 +12 51
7 Kongsvinger 30 14 7 9 50 36 +14 49
8 Hødd 30 13 7 10 54 42 +12 46
9 Bryne 30 11 11 8 47 36 +11 44
10 Mjøndalen 30 10 10 10 42 51 −9 40
11 Alta 30 10 9 11 45 51 −6 39
12 Strømmen 30 9 7 14 43 58 −15 34
13 Asker (R) 30 9 7 14 38 56 −18 34 Relegation to the Fair Play ligaen
14 Nybergsund-Trysil (R) 30 6 5 19 42 72 −30 23
15 Randaberg (R) 30 4 5 21 37 87 −50 17
16 Løv-Ham (R) 30 4 5 21 32 71 −39 0161

Updated to games played on 30 October 2011.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.
1 Løv-Ham were deducted a total 1 points: 1 point because of for lack of financial control[24]

2. Divisjon[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ull/Kisa (P) 26 14 9 3 59 38 +21 51 Promotion to the Adeccoligaen
2 Rosenborg 2 26 14 4 8 76 56 +20 46
3 Byåsen 26 12 8 6 65 48 +17 44
4 Lørenskog 26 12 7 7 55 46 +9 43
5 Kvik Halden 26 12 6 8 52 34 +18 42
6 Nesodden 26 13 2 11 53 44 +9 41
7 Levanger 26 12 3 11 52 45 +7 39
8 Stabæk 2 26 11 6 9 47 46 +1 39
9 KFUM Oslo 26 10 8 8 55 38 +17 38
10 Moss 26 11 5 10 58 56 +2 38
11 Nardo 26 8 5 13 43 55 −12 29
12 Tiller (R) 26 8 3 15 41 58 −17 27 Relegation to the 3. Divisjon
13 Strindheim (R) 26 5 6 15 39 68 −29 21
14 Steinkjer (R) 26 3 2 21 43 106 −63 11

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Group 2[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bærum (P) 24 15 6 3 75 30 +45 51 Promotion to the Adeccoligaen
2 Kristiansund 24 15 3 6 55 29 +26 48
3 Raufoss 24 13 3 8 57 41 +16 42
4 Elverum 24 12 6 6 38 26 +12 42
5 Brumunddal 24 12 2 10 54 43 +11 38
6 Frigg 24 11 4 9 47 40 +7 37
7 Valdres 24 10 3 11 42 49 −7 33
8 Molde 2 24 9 4 11 43 53 −10 0302
9 Lillehammer 24 8 5 11 39 56 −17 29
10 Follo 24 7 5 12 47 51 −4 26
11 Aalesund 2 24 7 5 12 36 59 −23 26
12 Jevnaker (R) 24 7 1 16 42 64 −22 22 Relegation to the 3. Divisjon
13 Herd (R) 24 4 5 15 32 66 −34 17
14 Manglerud Star (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 001

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.
1 Manglerud Star were bankrupted 4 April 2011, and will not play any matches.[25] 2 Molde 2 were deducted 1 point for using an illegal player in the match against Valdres on 23 June 2011.[26]

Group 3[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Notodden (P) 26 22 2 2 79 23 +56 68 Promotion to the Adeccoligaen
2 Vard Haugesund 26 13 5 8 57 35 +22 44
3 Vindbjart 26 12 5 9 51 54 −3 41
4 Åsane 26 11 7 8 51 42 +9 40
5 Vidar 26 11 4 11 40 48 −8 37
6 Odd Grenland 2 26 10 6 10 36 37 −1 36
7 Flekkerøy 26 10 5 11 36 38 −2 35
8 Ålgård 26 8 10 8 45 43 +2 34
9 Nest-Sotra 26 9 6 11 51 45 +6 33
10 Mandalskameratene 26 8 7 11 45 59 −14 31
11 Pors Grenland 26 8 5 13 42 53 −11 29
12 Viking 2 (R) 26 7 8 11 36 55 −19 29 Relegation to the 3. Divisjon
13 Førde (R) 26 7 5 14 43 50 −7 26
14 Austevoll (R) 26 7 3 16 49 79 −30 24

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Group 4[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tromsdalen (P) 26 20 2 4 105 28 +77 62 Promotion to the Adeccoligaen
2 Skeid 26 16 4 6 75 38 +37 52
3 Strømsgodset 2 26 15 3 8 88 65 +23 48
4 Ørn-Horten 26 15 3 8 50 38 +12 48
5 Senja 26 14 2 10 57 66 −9 44
6 FK Tønsberg 26 13 3 10 48 50 −2 42
7 Kjelsås 26 11 7 8 61 42 +19 40
8 Mjølner 26 12 4 10 39 32 +7 40
9 Tromsø 2 26 10 5 11 37 51 −14 35
10 Vålerenga 2 26 7 6 13 58 65 −7 27
11 Fram Larvik 26 7 6 13 34 56 −22 27
12 Harstad (R) 26 7 4 15 41 58 −17 25 Relegation to the 3. Divisjon
13 Hasle-Løren (R) 26 2 8 16 39 87 −48 14
14 Skarp (R) 26 2 5 19 29 85 −56 11

Updated to games played on 22 October 2011.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

3. Divisjon[edit]

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14 August - Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad        
 Fredrikstad (AET)  2 (3)
21 September – Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad
 Molde  2 (2)  
 Fredrikstad   0
14 August - Viking Stadion, Stavanger
     Brann   2  
 Viking  1 (1)
6 November – Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
 Brann (pen.))  1 (3)  
 Brann  1
13 August - Color Line Stadion, Ålesund    
   Aalesund  2
 Aalesund  3
22 September - Color Line Stadion, Ålesund
 Rosenborg  1  
 Aalesund  1


13 August - Sør Arena, Kristiansand
     Start   0  
 Start  1
 Alta  0  
 

Norwegian national football team[edit]

Euro 2012 qualification[edit]

PolandUkraine UEFA Euro 2012
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 8 6 1 1 15 6 +9 19
 Portugal 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16
 Norway 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 16
 Iceland 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 4
 Cyprus 8 0 2 6 7 20 −13 2
  Cyprus Denmark Iceland Norway Portugal
Cyprus  1–4 0–0 1–2 0–4
Denmark  2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Iceland  1–0 0–2 1–2 1–3
Norway  3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Portugal  4–4 3–1 5–3 1–0


During this season, the Norwegian national football team is going to play the last five of their eight scheduled Group H qualifying matches for Euro 2012.

Friendlies[edit]

The Norwegian national football team also participated in four friendly matches in 2011.

Norwegian clubs' performance in Europe[edit]

These are the results of the Norwegian teams in European competitions during the 2011 season. (Norwegian team score displayed first)

Team Contest and round Opponent 1st leg score* 2nd leg score** Aggregate score
Rosenborg Champions League 2nd Qual. Round Iceland Breiðablik 4-0 (H) 0-2 (A) W 4–2
Champions League 3rd Qual. Round Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 0-1 (H) 2-3 (A) L 2–4
Europa League Play Off Round Cyprus AEK Larnaca 0-0 (H) 1-2 (A) L 1–2
Strømsgodset Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Spain Atlético Madrid 1-2 (A) 0-2 (H) L 1–4
Vålerenga Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Armenia Mika 1-0 (H) 1-0 (A) W 2–0
Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Greece PAOK 0-2 (H) 0-3 (A) L 0–5
Tromsø Europa League 1st Qual. Round Latvia Daugava Daugavpils 5-0 (A) 2-1 (H) W 7–1
Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Hungary Paks 1-1 (A) 0-3 (H) L 1–4
Aalesund Europa League 1st Qual. Round Wales Neath 4-1 (H) 2-0 (A) W 6–1
Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Hungary Ferencváros 1-2 (A) 3-1 (aet) (H) W 4–3
Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Sweden Elfsborg 4-0 (H) 1-1 (A) W 5–1
Europa League Play Off Round Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 2-1 (H) 0-6 (A) L 2–7

* For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in home game is displayed
** For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in away game is displayed

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ "Jørgen Lennartsson overtar Stabæk". vg.no (Verdens Gang). 2 August 2010. 
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  4. ^ "– Jeg så ingen mulighet til å fortsette i FKT" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tor Thodesen tar over Moss" (in Norwegian). Moss FK. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Walker har fått sparken" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Arne Sandstø klar for Sandefjord" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 23 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kaare Ingebrigtsen ferdig i Bodø/Glimt" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 26 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Per Brogeland sparket i Kongsvinger" (in Norwegian). VG. 30 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nordlie klar for Kongsvinger" (in Norwegian). VG. 1 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Norway mourns Thorbjørn Svenssen". UEFA. 8 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Start og Aalesund til semifinale" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. 13 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Brann seiret i straffedrama" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 14 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Abdellaoue keeps Norway on course". UEFA. 2 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Bendtner double boosts Denmark's prospects". UEFA. 6 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Slik kommer Norge til EM" (in Norwegian). ba.no. 6 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "NFK klare for førstedivisjon" (in Norwegian). Varden. 10 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Skarsfjord spådde finale etter snuoperasjonen i mai" (in Norwegian). VG. 21 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Uheldige Gudmundsson: - Fryktelig skuffet" (in Norwegian). VG. 22 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Årets første hjemmetap" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 2 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Nordlie og KIL ødela for Sandefjord" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 19 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Norway wins UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking". UEFA. 7 May 2012. 
  23. ^ "Tromsø best på Fair play" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 2 December 2011. 
  24. ^ "Løv-Ham trekkes ett poeng". VG. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Deltar ikke i seriespill". NFF. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Molde 2 trekkes ett poeng". NFF. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  27. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/matches/2011/10/11/europe/european-championships/norway/cyprus/922702/