1972 1. divisjon

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1. divisjon
Season1972
ChampionsViking
2nd title
RelegatedSarpsborg FK
Hødd
Mjølner
European CupViking
European Cup Winners' CupBrann
UEFA CupFredrikstad
Strømsgodset
Matches played132
Goals scored306 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerEgil Solberg
Johannes Vold
(16 goals)
Biggest home winStrømsgodset 9–3 Fredrikstad
(11 May 1972)[1]
Biggest away winMjøndalen 1–4 Viking
(11 June 1972)
Mjølner 0–3 Strømsgodset
(1 July 1972)
HamKam 0–3 Viking
(27 August 1972)
Mjølner 0–3 Lyn
(8 October 1972)[1]
Highest scoringStrømsgodset 9–3 Fredrikstad
(11 May 1972)[1]
Longest winning runViking
(7 games)
Longest unbeaten runStrømsgodset
(11 games)
Longest winless runHødd
Mjølner
Sarpsborg FK
(7 games)
Longest losing runMjølner
Mjøndalen
(5 games)
Highest attendance14,160
Viking 2–0 Rosenborg
(19 June 1972)
Lowest attendance1,000
Hødd 0–1 Skeid
(15 October 1972)
Average attendance5,636 Decrease 14.3%
1971
1973

The 1972 1. divisjon was the 27th completed season of top division football in Norway.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 12 teams, and Viking FK won the championship, their second league title.

Teams and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Stadium
Brann 20 Bergen Brann Stadion
Fredrikstad 27 Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Stadion
HamKam 4 Hamar Briskeby
Hødd 5 Ulsteinvik Høddvoll Stadion
Lyn 19 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion
Mjølner 1 Narvik Narvik Stadion
Mjøndalen 6 Mjøndalen Nedre Eiker Stadion
Rosenborg 10 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion
Sarpsborg FK 22 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion
Skeid 25 Oslo Bislett Stadion
Strømsgodset 7 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion
Viking 25 Stavanger Stavanger Stadion

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Viking (C) 22 16 2 4 42 15 +27 34 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Fredrikstad 22 16 2 4 31 16 +15 34 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
3 Strømsgodset 22 10 7 5 40 29 +11 27
4 Rosenborg 22 6 10 6 22 19 +3 22
5 Lyn 22 7 7 8 29 22 +7 21
6 Skeid 22 8 5 9 26 26 0 21
7 Mjøndalen 22 9 3 10 31 36 −5 21
8 Brann 22 7 6 9 22 23 −1 20 Qualification for the European Cup Winners' Cup first round
9 HamKam 22 6 8 8 14 18 −4 20
10 Sarpsborg FK (R) 22 6 6 10 21 30 −9 18 Relegation to 2. divisjon
11 Hødd (R) 22 4 6 12 18 39 −21 14
12 Mjølner (R) 22 3 6 13 10 33 −23 12
Source: NIFS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Viking 123,400 14,160 6,319 11,218 +9.0%
2 Brann 95,300 12,900 6,300 8,664 +12.4%
3 Strømsgodset 83,690 10,600 5,600 7,608 −12.5%
4 Rosenborg 74,892 9,400 3,734 6,808 −19.3%
5 Fredrikstad 61,774 9,225 2,700 5,616 −8.5%
6 Skeid 54,572 9,985 2,771 4,961 n/a2
7 Mjøndalen 49,950 6,800 1,900 4,541 n/a2
8 Lyn 46,876 6,900 2,022 4,261 −46.5%
9 HamKam 43,300 6,000 2,071 3,936 −12.8%
10 Sarpsborg FK 41,519 9,200 1,667 3,774 −8.2%
11 Mjølner 40,593 6,143 1,500 3,690 n/a2
12 Hødd 28,100 4,100 1,000 2,555 −22.3%
League total 743,966 14,160 1,000 5,636 −14.3%

Source: nifs.no
Notes:
2: Team played last season in 2. divisjon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "League stats". nifs.no. Norsk internasjonal fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 2 June 2018.