1978 1. divisjon

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1. divisjon
Season1978
ChampionsStart
1st title
RelegatedMolde
Lyn
Steinkjer
European CupStart
European Cup Winners' CupLillestrøm
UEFA CupViking
Skeid
Matches played132
Goals scored433 (3.28 per match)
Top goalscorerTom Lund
(17 goals)
Biggest home winBrann 9–1 Steinkjer
(30 July 1978)
Biggest away winLyn 0–4 Bryne
(7 May 1978)
Bryne 1–5 Brann
(11 June 1978)
Molde 0–4 Skeid
(11 June 1978)
Highest scoringMolde 6–5 Bodø/Glimt
(4 May 1978)
Longest winning runBrann
Skeid
Viking
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten runLillestrøm
(18 games)
Longest winless runSteinkjer
(15 games)
Longest losing runLyn
(8 games)
Highest attendance23,900
Brann 0–1 Lillestrøm
(8 May 1978)
Lowest attendance1,890
Skeid 2–0 Steinkjer
(15 October 1978)
Average attendance5,533 Decrease 24.6%
1977
1979

The 1978 1. divisjon was the 33rd completed season of top division football in Norway.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 12 teams, and IK Start won their first championship.

Teams and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Stadium
Bodø/Glimt 2 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion
Brann 26 Bergen Brann Stadion
Bryne 3 Bryne Bryne Stadion
Lillestrøm 15 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion
Lyn 21 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion
Molde 7 Molde Molde Stadion
Moss 5 Moss Melløs Stadion
Skeid 29 Oslo
Start 11 Kristiansand Kristiansand Stadion
Steinkjer 10 Steinkjer Guldbergaunet Stadion
Viking 31 Stavanger Stavanger Stadion
Vålerengen 23 Oslo Bislett Stadion

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Start (C) 22 13 7 2 30 13 +17 33 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Lillestrøm 22 11 9 2 45 22 +23 31 Qualification for the European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round
3 Viking 22 12 7 3 42 22 +20 31 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
4 Skeid 22 12 2 8 38 33 +5 26
5 Brann 22 11 3 8 52 42 +10 25
6 Vålerengen 22 9 6 7 44 34 +10 24
7 Bryne 22 7 8 7 27 30 −3 22
8 Moss 22 8 4 10 39 38 +1 20
9 Bodø/Glimt 22 6 6 10 37 37 0 18
10 Molde (R) 22 5 2 15 36 58 −22 12 Relegation to 2. divisjon
11 Lyn (R) 22 3 5 14 23 53 −30 11
12 Steinkjer (R) 22 1 9 12 20 51 −31 11
Source: NIFS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorer[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Brann 125,180 23,900 5,590 11,380 −23.9%
2 Viking 88,171 14,325 4,185 8,016 −0.6%
3 Vålerengen 80,781 11,600 2,533 7,344 −25.3%
4 Start 72,516 9,559 4,473 6,592 −7.6%
5 Lillestrøm 71,836 12,343 3,403 6,531 −22.5%
6 Bodø/Glimt 59,807 9,126 2,990 5,437 −29.1%
7 Moss 53,260 6,933 2,743 4,842 −16.0%
8 Bryne 46,270 6,933 2,743 4,206 −33.1%
9 Steinkjer 38,250 6,500 800 3,477 n/a2
10 Skeid 36,684 6,774 645 3,335 n/a2
11 Molde 30,628 5,742 1,183 2,784 −49.5%
12 Lyn 27,036 6,389 823 2,458 n/a2
League total 730,419 23,900 645 5,533 −24.6%

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

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