2. Divisjon

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Fair Play-ligaen
Country Norway Norway
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2009
1991–2008 (as 2. divisjon)
1963[citation needed]–1990 (as 3. divisjon)
Number of teams 56 (divided into 4 groups of 14)
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Adeccoligaen
Relegation to Norwegian Third Division
Domestic cup(s) Norwegian Cup
Current champions Bærum, Alta, Nest-Sotra and
Tromsdalen
(2013)
Website fotball.no
2014 2. Divisjon

The 2. Divisjon is the third highest level of the Norwegian football league system.

There are 56 teams divided into four groups, and at the end of the season the winner of each group earns promotion to the second highest league, Adeccoligaen. The bottom three teams in each group are relegated to the Third Division.

The 2. Divisjon is the highest league a reserve team can participate in, and only reserve teams from the Tippeligaen clubs (first tier) are allowed to enter. The participation of reserve teams stirs debate from time to time.[1]

History[edit]

Until the 1996 season the league was divided into six groups. Between 1997 and 2001 that was increased to eight. It was named the Third Division (Norwegian: 3. divisjon) until 1990.

From 2009 to 2011, the name of the league was Fair Play ligaen.[2] Since 2012, the official name of the league has been Oddsenligaen (after the main sponsor Norsk Tipping's betting-game called Oddsen).[3]

Match fixing investigations of Norwegian Second Division started in Norway and Sweden in 2012.

Teams promoted to the division above[edit]

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

List of current clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aarre, Eivind (5 September 2007). "Foreslår 2.-lagene i egen liga". Stavanger Aftenblad. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Fair Play-Ligaen 2009". Mo IL. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "2. divisjon skifter navn". nettavisen.no (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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