2012 in Norwegian football

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Football in Norway
Season 2012
Tippeligaen Molde
1. Divisjon Start
2. Divisjon Elverum (Group 1)
Kristiansund (Group 2)
Vard Haugesund (Group 3)
Follo (Group 4)
Cupen Hødd
2011 Norway 2013

The 2012-season was the 107. season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began on 25 March 2012 for Tippeligaen, with Adeccoligaen started 9 April 2012. First round of 2. Divisjon was scheduled to 14 April 2012. Adeccoligaen ended on 11 October 2012, while Tippeligaen finished on 18 November 2012. The Cup Final was played on 25 November 2012.[1]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Harald Aabrekk Sogndal 31 December 2011 Jonas Olsson 1 January 2012[2]
Petter Belsvik
Magnus Powell
Lillestrøm 31 December 2011 Magnus Haglund 1 January 2012[3]
Thomas Berntsen Strømmen 31 December 2011 Erland Johnsen 1 January 2012[4]
Jörgen Lennartsson Stabæk 31 December 2011[5] Petter Belsvik 2 January 2012[6]
Tom Freddy Aune Fredrikstad 10 May 2012 Trond Amundsen 10 May 2012[7]

Events of the season[edit]

February[edit]

20 February 2011: Knut Torbjørn Eggen, the coach of the U-19 team and formerly head coach of Moss and Fredrikstad passes away at the age of 51.[8]

March[edit]

23 March 2012: In the opening match of Tippeligaen, Molde wins 2-1 at home against Strømsgodset.[9]

25 March 2012: Sogndal beats Odd Grenland 4-0, and is on top of the table for the first time in history.

April[edit]

1 April 2012: In Haugesund's 2-0 win against Molde, Alexander Søderlund's goal was never across the line and the debate about goal-line technology is again raised.

9 April 2012: Sogndal collect their first point against Rosenborg at Lerkendal Stadion, having lost the first 13 meetings at Lerkendal.[10] In the opening match of Adeccoligaen, the two teams relegated from Tippeligaen, Start and Sarpsborg 08 draws 4-4.[11]

15 April 2012: Sogndal's goalkeeper Kenneth Udjus surpasses Rosenborg's Daniel Örlund as the goalkeeper with the longest clean sheet since 1991. Udjus' new record is 558 minutes, while Örlund's clean sheet lasted for 553 minutes.[12]

September[edit]

16 September 2012: Kristiansund BK secures promotion to the First Division after winning the 2012 Norwegian Second Division group 2.[13]

League tables[edit]

Tippeligaen[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 19 5 6 51 31 +20 62 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Strømsgodset 30 17 7 6 62 40 +22 58 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Rosenborg 30 15 10 5 53 26 +27 55 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
4 Tromsø 30 14 7 9 45 32 +13 49
5 Viking 30 14 7 9 41 36 +5 49
6 Brann 30 13 3 14 57 50 +7 42
7 Haugesund 30 11 9 10 46 40 +6 42
8 Vålerenga 30 12 5 13 42 44 −2 41
9 Lillestrøm 30 9 12 9 46 47 −1 39
10 Odd Grenland 30 11 7 12 40 43 −3 0391
11 Aalesund 30 9 11 10 40 41 −1 38
12 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 29 37 −8 34
13 Hønefoss 30 7 12 11 30 42 −12 33
14 Sandnes Ulf 30 8 8 14 44 56 −12 32 Qualification to relegation play-offs
15 Fredrikstad (R) 30 9 3 18 42 59 −17 30 Relegation to Adeccoligaen
16 Stabæk (R) 30 5 2 23 25 69 −44 17

Updated to games played on 18 November 2012.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Odd Grenland were deducted 1 point because of for lack of financial control[14]
2 Tromsø is qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via Fair Play rankings.[15]
Hødd, which played in the 2012 Norwegian First Division, also qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round as the 2012 Norwegian Football Cup winner.
(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.

First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Start (C) (P) 30 20 6 4 71 35 +36 66 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Sarpsborg 08 (P) 30 19 6 5 73 43 +30 63
3 Sandefjord 30 16 7 7 44 29 +15 55 Promotion playoffs
4 Mjøndalen 30 16 7 7 52 43 +9 55
5 Bodø/Glimt 30 13 9 8 59 36 +23 48
6 Ullensaker/Kisa 30 14 2 14 45 39 +6 44
7 Ranheim 30 11 10 9 55 40 +15 43
8 HamKam 30 13 6 11 51 49 +2 0431
9 Kongsvinger 30 12 3 15 44 48 −4 39
10 Bryne 30 10 8 12 41 53 −12 38
11 Strømmen 30 10 7 13 39 51 −12 37
12 Hødd 30 10 5 15 43 52 −9 35 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 3
13 Tromsdalen (R) 30 10 5 15 51 62 −11 35 Relegation to Second Division
14 Bærum (R) 30 5 7 18 49 73 −24 22
15 Notodden (R) 30 6 4 20 38 71 −33 22
16 Alta (R) 30 4 10 16 30 61 −31 0212

Updated to games played on 11 November 2012.
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 HamKam were deducted 2 point because of for lack of financial control[14]
2 Alta were deducted 1 point because of for lack of financial control[14]
3 Hødd is qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2012 Norwegian Football Cup.
(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.

Second Division[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Elverum (P) 26 14 9 3 57 30 +27 51 Promotion to Adeccoligaen
2 Raufoss 26 13 7 6 54 26 +28 46
3 Nybergsund-Trysil 26 13 5 8 49 32 +17 44
4 Birkebeineren 26 13 4 9 50 46 +4 43
5 Strømsgodset 2 26 11 5 10 57 68 −11 38
6 Fram Larvik 26 10 6 10 39 37 +2 36
7 Valdres 26 10 6 10 38 40 −2 36
8 Gjøvik 26 9 9 8 38 43 −5 36
9 Vålerenga 2 26 9 6 11 44 43 +1 33
10 Grorud 26 7 11 8 44 40 +4 32
11 Tønsberg 26 10 3 13 32 52 −20 0321
12 Ørn-Horten (R) 26 8 4 14 42 50 −8 28 Relegation to Third Division
13 Lillehammer (R) 26 6 10 10 42 54 −12 28
14 Brumunddal (R) 26 3 7 16 29 54 −25 16

Updated to games played on 20 October 2012.
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 Tønsberg were deducted 2 point for using an illegal player.[16] This was reduced to 1 point on appeal.

Group 2[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kristiansund (P) 26 22 2 2 77 18 +59 68 Promotion to Adeccoligaen
2 Nardo 26 15 5 6 58 42 +16 50
3 Fyllingsdalen 26 14 5 7 51 37 +14 47
4 Byåsen 26 14 5 7 57 47 +10 47
5 Kjelsås 26 14 2 10 58 48 +10 44
6 Rosenborg 2 26 11 5 10 63 50 +13 38
7 KFUM Oslo 26 11 5 10 48 49 −1 38
8 Levanger 26 10 4 12 53 48 +5 34
9 Træff 26 8 8 10 51 50 +1 32
10 Molde 2 26 9 5 12 65 67 −2 32
11 Fana 26 8 6 12 54 52 +2 30
12 Skeid (R) 26 7 5 14 42 55 −13 26 Relegation to Third Division
13 Buvik (R) 26 4 4 18 41 88 −47 16
14 Aalesund 2 (R) 26 4 1 21 25 92 −67 13

Updated to games played on 20 October 2012.
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 3[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Vard Haugesund (P) 26 15 8 3 60 26 +34 53 Promotion to Adeccoligaen
2 Flekkerøy 26 14 4 8 53 30 +23 46
3 Åsane 26 11 7 8 46 44 +2 40
4 Nest-Sotra 26 12 3 11 50 47 +3 39
5 Vidar 26 10 8 8 42 42 0 38
6 Ålgård 26 11 5 10 36 48 −12 38
7 Brann 2 26 11 4 11 60 63 −3 37
8 Pors Grenland 26 10 6 10 40 36 +4 36
9 Vindbjart 26 9 8 9 56 47 +9 35
10 Egersund 26 9 8 9 46 45 +1 35
11 Odd Grenland 2 26 10 3 13 39 47 −8 33
12 Jerv (R) 26 9 5 12 45 53 −8 32 Relegation to Third Division
13 Mandalskameratene (R) 26 6 6 14 46 72 −26 24
14 Randaberg (R) 26 6 3 17 31 49 −18 21

Updated to games played on 20 October 2012.
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 Follo (P) 26 18 2 6 58 28 +30 56 Promotion to Adeccoligaen
2 Lørenskog 26 16 3 7 51 39 +12 51
3 Senja 26 15 5 6 54 44 +10 50
4 Asker 26 14 5 7 54 36 +18 47
5 Kvik Halden 26 11 6 9 53 40 +13 39
6 Østsiden 26 12 3 11 45 43 +2 39
7 Nesodden 26 9 7 10 39 47 −8 34
8 Frigg 26 9 5 12 53 58 −5 32
9 Mo 26 9 4 13 41 49 −8 31
10 Moss 26 8 6 12 42 46 −4 30
11 Tromsø 2 26 8 3 15 35 48 −13 27
12 Mjølner (R) 26 7 6 13 26 41 −15 27 Relegation to Third Division
13 Finnsnes (R) 26 8 3 15 35 51 −16 27
14 Stabæk 2 (R) 26 8 2 16 36 52 −16 26

Updated to games played on 20 October 2012.
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.

Third Division[edit]

Norwegian national football team[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

During the season, the Norwegian national football team will play four games in the qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup.[17]

Friendlies[edit]

Norway will also participate in a number of friendly matches.

Norwegian clubs' performance in Europe[edit]

These are the results of the Norwegian teams in European competitions during the 2012 season. (Norwegian team score displayed first)

Team Contest Round Opponent 1st leg score* 2nd leg score** Aggregate score
Molde UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Latvia Ventspils 3-0 (H) 1-1 (A) W 4-1
Third qualifying round Switzerland Basel 0-1 (H) 1-1 (A) L 1-2
UEFA Europa League Play-off round Netherlands Heerenveen 2-0 (H) 2-1 (A) W 4-1
Aalesund UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Albania Tirana 1-1 (A) 5-0 (H) W 6-1
Third qualifying round Cyprus APOEL 1-2 (A) 0-1 (H) L 1-3
Tromsø UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana 0-0 (A) 1-0 (H) (aet) W 1-0
Third qualifying round Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk 1-1 (H) 1-0 (A) W 2-1
Play-off round Serbia Partizan 3-2 (H) 0-1 (A) L 3-3
Rosenborg UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Northern Ireland Crusaders 3-0 (A) 1-0 (H) W 4-0
Second qualifying round Kazakhstan Ordabasy 2-2 (H) 2-1 (A) W 4-3
Third qualifying round Switzerland Servette 1-1 (A) 0-0 (H) W 1-1
Play-off round Poland Legia Warsaw 1-1 (A) 2-1 (H) W 3-2
Stabæk UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Finland JJK 0-2 (A) 3-2 (H) L 3-4

* 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

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