|Goals scored||521 (2.86 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Daniel Nannskog (19 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Stabæk 8-0 Molde
(29 October 2006)
|Biggest away win||Ham-Kam 1–5 Stabæk
(5 November 2006)
|Highest scoring||Fredrikstad 5-3 Tromsø
(29 May 2006)
Brann 5-3 Sandefjord
(17 September 2006)
Stabæk 8-0 Molde
(29 October 2006)
|Longest winning run||8 games
|Longest unbeaten run||12 games
|Longest winless run||8 games
|Longest losing run||6 games
|Highest attendance||22,330, at home match of Rosenborg|
|Lowest attendance||2,563, at home match of Lyn|
The 2006 Tippeligaen season began on April 9, 2006 and ended on November 5, 2006. Rosenborg became champions on October 29, with one round to go, by defeating Viking at home. The other main contenders for the title were Brann and Lillestrøm, the former securing their place as runners-up on the same day.
It was Rosenborg's twentieth league title.
Final league table
|Qualified for the UEFA Champions League|
|Qualified for the UEFA Cup¹|
|Qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup|
|Relegated to Adeccoligaen|
Top goal scorers
After November 5, 2006
|#||Nat||Player||Team||Goals total||Goals penalties||Matches played|
|2||Veigar Páll Gunnarsson||Stabæk||18||2||25|
|4||Ole Martin Årst||Tromsø||11||2||26|
- Ham-Kam and Molde were relegated to Adeccoligaen.
- Strømsgodset and Aalesund were promoted.
- Odd Grenland defeated Bryne 10-1 after a two-legged play-off:
|November 8||Odd Grenland||3-0||Bryne||Odd Stadion, Skien||5,363|
|November 11||Bryne||1-7||Odd Grenland||Bryne Stadion, Bryne||3,014|
- Tromsø installed artificial turf at their home ground Alfheim stadion during the summer break.
- Tom Nordlie was sacked as coach of Start in July and was replaced by Stig Inge Bjørnebye.
- Ivar Morten Normark was sacked as coach of Tromsø in July, and was replaced by Steinar Nilsen in August.
- Rosenborg's coach Per-Mathias Høgmo took two months of sick leave from July 27. Assistant Knut Tørum served as caretaker manager.
- Kjetil Rekdal resigned as coach of Vålerenga on August 21, following the club's exit from the Norwegian Cup. Rekdal held the position for six years, leading his team to one cup triumph in 2002 and the league championship in 2005. The assistant coach Petter Myhre took over Rekdal's place.
- Tom Prahl was sacked as coach of Viking in September and was replaced by Tom Nordlie who earlier in the season was sacked as coach in Start.
- On October 31, Høgmo resigns as Rosenborg manager, effective immediately. Tørum, who led RBK from 10 points behind leaders Brann to win the title with one round to spare, is expected to be elevated to permanent manager.
- After the club's relegation, Ham-Kam's coach Frode Grodås, was sacked on November 7.
- Arild Stavrum was sacked as coach of Molde on November 8, after the club came dead last in the league.
- Uwe Rösler was sacked as coach of Lillestrøm on November 13.
- Tom Nordlie and Uwe Rösler traded jobbs, Nordlie to Lillestrøm, and Rösler to Viking
- The fair play table, using UEFA's Fair Play ranking system with scores from 1 to 10, was as such:
- Fredrikstad 8.02
- Rosenborg 7.97
- Vålerenga 7.88
- Lillestrøm 7.83
- Start 7.82
- Viking 7.81
- Sandefjord 7.77
- Stabæk 7.76
- Brann 7.72
- Molde 7.59
- Odd Grenland 7.57
- Tromsø 7.53
- Lyn 7.43
- Ham-Kam 7.23
Notes and references
- "Tippeligaen - 2006". WhoScored.com. WhoScored.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "Tilskuertall Tippeligaen 2006". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "(In Norwegian) Per-Mathias Høgmo er sykmeldt i 2 måneder". Rosenborg BK. 2006-07-27.