1978 Norwegian First Division

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1. divisjon
Season 1978
Champions Start
1st title
Relegated Molde
Lyn
Steinkjer
European Cup Start
Cup Winners' Cup Lillestrøm
UEFA Cup Viking
Skeid
Matches played 132
Goals scored 433 (3.28 per match)
Top goalscorer Tom Lund (17 goals)
Biggest home win Brann 9–1 Steinkjer
(30 July 1978)
Biggest away win Lyn 0–4 Bryne
(7 May 1978)
Bryne 1–5 Brann
(11 June 1978)
Molde 0–4 Skeid
(11 June 1978)
Highest scoring Molde 6–5 Bodø/Glimt
(4 May 1978)
Longest winning run Brann
Skeid
Viking
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten run Lillestrøm
(18 games)
Longest winless run Steinkjer
(15 games)
Longest losing run Lyn
(8 games)
Highest attendance 23,900
Brann 0–1 Lillestrøm
(8 May 1978)
Lowest attendance 1,890
Skeid 2–0 Steinkjer
(15 October 1978)
Average attendance 5,534 Decrease 24.6%
1977
1979

Statistics of Norwegian First Division in season 1978.

Overview[edit]

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

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 Second Division
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; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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