Norwegian First Division

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1. divisjon
Country Norway Norway
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1948
1948–1951 (as 1. divisjon)
1951–1962 (as Landsdelsserien)
1963–1990 (as 2. divisjon)
1991–2004 (as 1. divisjon)
2005–2013 (as Adeccoligaen)
2014–present (as 1. divisjon)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Tippeligaen
Relegation to Norwegian Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Norwegian Cup
Current champions Bodø/Glimt
(2013)
TV partners C More and TV2 Zebra
Website Fotball.no
2014 Norwegian First Division

The Norwegian First Division (Norwegian: 1. divisjon) is the second highest division of the Norwegian football league system. The league was established in 1948 following a reorganization of the Norwegian league system. Reducing number of teams in the top level from 74 to only 16. The first season had 83 teams divided on 11 regional departments. In 1951 the league was reorganized into 54 teams divided on 7 regional groups. And renamed to Landsdelsserien (English: The Regional series). Another reorganization came in 1963. Reducing number of teams to 16 divided on two groups. And the league was renamed to 2. divisjon (Norwegian: Second Division), a name that has later been used for the third level league from 1991. In 1970 teams from Northern Norway was allowed into the league. And the total number of teams was increased to 30 teams divided on four groups. Which later was expanded to 35 teams in 1972, and then 36 teams in 1973. This was then reduced to 28 teams divided on 3 groups in 1976. But then expanded to 30 teams in 1977. A final structure came in 1979. With a reduction to 24 teams divided on two groups. Following the name change of the top league from 1. divisjon to Tippeligaen ahead of the 1990 season. The league inherited the name 1. divisjon the season after. In 1997 the two groups were merged and number of teams was reduced from 24 to 14. This lasted for four season until the latest change came in 2001. When number of teams were expanded to 16. Ahead of the 2005 season, the league signed a sponsorship deal with Adecco. And the league was renamed Adeccoligaen. After the 2013 season, the sponsorship with Adecco expired. And the league was again renamed back to its former name, 1. divisjon.

Formally, Adeccoligaen was a semi-professional league.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

In 2009, the number of teams in the Norwegian Premier League expanded from fourteen to sixteen.[3] Therefore, 2008 was a transitional season, in which more teams were promoted to the top flight, and fewer teams relegated to the Norwegian Second Division, than usual.

From 2009, the First Division winners and runners-up earn automatic promotion. A new playoff system was introduced, involving the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the First Division, and the team finishing third from the bottom in Tippeligaen. Teams three and four would play against each other, and face the winner of team five versus team fourteen from Tippeligaen. Promotion is awarded to the winning team. The four teams finishing at the bottom of the after ended season will be relegated to the Second Division.

As of 2014, C More and TV 2 Zebra owns the broadcasting rights. C More and TV 2 Zebra broadcast one match each every round. C More usually on Saturdays, and TV 2 Zebra usually on Mondays. The remaining six matches each round are usually played on Sundays. And are available for streaming on C More's web-TV service, C Sports.

Current members[edit]

Club
Finishing position last season
Alta 1st in Second Division, Group 2
Bryne 7th
Bærum 1st in Second Division, Group 1
Fredrikstad 10th
HamKam 5th
Hødd 3rd
Hønefoss 16th in Tippeligaen
Kristiansund 9th
Mjøndalen 6th
Nest-Sotra 1st in Second Division, Group 3
Ranheim 4th
Sandefjord 8rd
Strømmen 11th
Tromsdalen 1st in Second Division, Group 4
Tromsø 15th in Tippeligaen
Ullensaker/Kisa 12th

Previous winners[edit]

Season Winner Runner-Up 3rd place (play offs - except 2008 and 2011) 4th place (play offs since 2008) 5th place (play offs since 2009) 6th place (play offs since 2012)
1997 Vålerenga Moss Eik-Tønsberg (lost)
1998 Odd Grenland Skeid Kjelsås (lost)
1999 Haugesund Bryne Start (won)
2000 Lyn Strømsgodset Sogndal (won)
2001 Vålerenga Start Ham-Kam (lost)
2002 Tromsø Aalesund Sandefjord (lost)
2003 Ham-Kam Fredrikstad Sandefjord (lost)
2004 Start Aalesund Kongsvinger (lost)
2005 Stabæk Sandefjord Moss (lost)
2006 Strømsgodset Aalesund Bryne (lost)
2007 Molde Ham-Kam Bodø/Glimt (won)
2008 Odd Grenland Sandefjord Start Sogndal (lost)
2009 Haugesund Hønefoss Kongsvinger (won) Sogndal Sarpsborg 08
2010 Sogndal Sarpsborg 08 Fredrikstad (won) Løv-Ham Ranheim
2011 Hønefoss Sandnes Ulf
2012 Start Sarpsborg 08 Sandefjord Mjøndalen Bodø/Glimt Ullensaker/Kisa
2013 Bodø/Glimt Stabæk Hødd Ranheim Ham-Kam Mjøndalen

Relegated teams[edit]

Season Clubs
1997 Runar, Drøbak/Frogn, Harstad, Sarpsborg
1998 Aalesund, Strindheim, Ullern, Ham-Kam
1999 Lofoten, Skjetten, Hødd, Clausenengen
2000 Strindheim, Eik Tønsberg
2001 MK, Kongsvinger, Kjelsås, Byåsen
2002 Åsane, Tromsdalen, Lørenskog, Tollnes
2003 Bærum, Oslo Øst, Ørn-Horten, Alta
2004 Raufoss, Haugesund, Vard, Tromsdalen
2005 MK, Skeid, Tønsberg, Alta
2006 Pors Grenland, Manglerud Star, Follo, Hødd
2007 Raufoss, Tromsdalen, Skeid, MK
2008 Sandnes Ulf, Hødd
2009 Ham-Kam, Notodden, Stavanger, Skeid
2010 Follo, Tromsdalen, Moss, Lyn
2011 Asker, Nybergsund, Randaberg, Løv-Ham
2012 Tromsdalen, Bærum, Notodden, Alta
2013 Vard Haugesund, Kongsvinger, Follo, Elverum

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Season Clubs
1997 Kjelsås, Raufoss, Strindheim, Ullern
1998 Clausenengen, Liv/Fossekallen, Lofoten, Skjetten
1999 Ham-Kam, Sandefjord, Strindheim, Tromsdalen
2000 Hødd, MK, Ørn-Horten, Aalesund
2001 Tollnes, Åsane, Oslo Øst, Lørenskog
2002 Fredrikstad, Bærum, MK, Alta
2003 Pors Grenland, Kongsvinger, Vard, Tromsdalen
2004 Tønsberg, Follo, Løv-Ham, Alta
2005 Sparta Sarpsborg, Oslo Øst, Haugesund, Tromsdalen
2006 Notodden, Skeid, MK, Raufoss
2007 Nybergsund-Trysil, Hødd, Sandnes Ulf, Alta
2008 Mjøndalen, Skeid, Stavanger, Tromsdalen
2009 Strømmen, Follo, Sandnes Ulf, Ranheim
2010 Asker, Hødd, Randaberg, Ham-Kam
2011 Ull/Kisa, Bærum, Notodden, Tromsdalen
2012 Elverum, Kristiansund, Vard Haugesund, Follo
2013 Alta, Bærum, Nest-Sotra, Tromsdalen

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player, Club Goals
2001 Bala Garba, Haugesund 18
Marino Rahmberg, Raufoss
2002 Morten Gamst Pedersen, Tromsø 18
2003 Markus Ringberg, Fredrikstad 19
2004 Paul Oyuga, Bryne 18
2005 Daniel Nannskog, Stabæk 27
2006 Mattias Andersson, Strømsgodset 19
2007 Kenneth Kvalheim, Notodden 23
2008 Peter Kovacs, Odd Grenland 22
2009 Thomas Sørum, Haugesund 24
2010 Marius Helle, Bryne 17
2011 Vegard Braaten, Alta 18
2012 Martin Wiig, Sarpsborg 08 20
2013 Jo Sondre Aas, Ranheim 18

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