2012 Toppserien

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Toppserien
Season 2012
Champions Lillestrøm
Relegated Fart, Kattem
Champions League Lillestrøm
Matches played 132
Goals scored 501 (3.8 per match)
Top goalscorer Isabell Herlovsen
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Røa 7–0 Fart
Biggest away win Fart 0–11 Arna-Bjørnar
Highest scoring Fart 0–11 Arna-Bjørnar
Longest winning run 11 games - Røa[1]
Longest unbeaten run 15 games - Stabæk[1]
Longest winless run 22 games - Fart[1]
Longest losing run 22 games - Fart[1]
Total attendance 26,068[2]
Average attendance 197[2]
2011
2013

The 2012 Toppserien is the twenty-sixth season of top-tier women's football in Norway since its establishment in 1987. A total of 12 teams contested the league, ten returning from the 2011 season and the two teams promoted from the First Division, Vålerenga and Fart.

The season started on 14 April 2012.

Changes from 2011[edit]

  • Norway fell from 8th to 11th in the UEFA coefficient rankings for the 2013–14 European season. Thus the runners-up is no longer qualified to the Champions League.
  • The eleventh placed teams will play a promotion/relegation play-off against the second leagues second place finisher. A play-off was last played in 2006.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Arena Manager
Amazon Grimstad Grimstad Levermyr Stadion Margunn Haugenes
Arna-Bjørnar Bergen Arna Stadion Morten Kalvenes
Fart Vang Fartbana
Kattem Trondheim Åsheim kunstgress Steinar Mikkelsen
Kolbotn Kolbotn Sofiemyr Stadion Kjell S. H. Wold
Klepp Klepp Klepp Stadion Knut Eriksen
Lillestrøm Lillestrøm LSK-Hallen Ranveig Karlsen
Røa Oslo Røa Kunstgress Geir Nordby
Sandviken Bergen Stemmemyren idrettsplass Arne Møller
Stabæk Bærum Nadderud Stadion Øyvind Eide
Trondheims-Ørn Trondheim DnB NOR Arena Thomas Dahle
Vålerenga Oslo Vallhall Arena Anita Waage

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 LSK Kvinner (C) 22 18 2 2 66 17 +49 56 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League
2 Stabæk 22 15 5 2 70 21 +49 50
3 Arna-Bjørnar 22 14 5 3 61 21 +40 47
4 Røa 22 15 4 3 58 19 +39 0472
5 Kolbotn 22 9 7 6 36 35 +1 34
6 Sandviken 22 9 2 11 45 51 −6 29
7 Klepp 22 7 5 10 41 41 0 26
8 Vålerenga 22 6 5 11 27 47 −20 23
9 Trondheims-Ørn 22 6 3 13 29 50 −21 21
10 Amazon Grimstad 22 5 5 12 25 35 −10 20
11 Kattem 22 5 3 14 34 56 −22 0151 Relegation play-off
12 Fart (R) 22 0 0 22 9 108 −99 0 Relegation to 1. divisjon3

Updated to games played on 11 November 2012.
Source: NRK Sport
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 Kattem were deducted 3 point because of license of act plan[3]
2 Røa were deducted 2 point because of for lack of financial control[4]
3 After Kattem withdrew their team, Fart were offered their place in the 2013 Toppserien, but declined.[5]

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Kattem had to face second leagues second place finisher Medkila in a two-legged play-off match for the right to play in the 2013 Toppserien.[6] Kattem won the playoff, but subsequently withdrew their team from the league. Medkila were promoted to take their place in Toppserien.[5]

14 November 2012
18:00
Kattem 3 – 0 Medkila
Nissekollen, Trondheim
17 November 2012
11:30
Medkila 3 – 2 Kattem
Harstad Stadion, Harstad

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[7]
1 Norway Isabell Herlovsen LSK Kvinner 25
2 Norway Ada Hegerberg Stabæk 22
3 Norway Cecilie Pedersen LSK Kvinner 19
4 Norway Cathrine Dyngvold Klepp 15
5 Norway Lene Mykjåland Røa 13
6 Norway Guro Reiten Kattem 11
Norway Elise Thorsnes Røa 11
Norway Amalie Eikeland Arna-Bjørnar 11
9 Norway Melissa Bjånesøy Sandviken 10
Norway Gry Ims Klepp 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tabell Toppserien 2012". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "1.252 tilskuere såg damelagets kamper i år" (in Norwegian). Avaldsnes IL. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fire toppklubber får poengtrekk" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Røa trekkes to poeng av NFF" (in Norwegian). NRK. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Karlsen, Thomas (6 February 2013). "Medkila til Toppserien". Fotballmagasinet.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Play-offs 1/2". soccerway.com. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Toppscorer 2012". NRK Sport (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

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