1985 Norwegian First Division

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First Division
Season 1985
Champions Rosenborg
4th title
Relegated Moss (qualification)
Brann
Eik
European Cup Rosenborg
UEFA Cup Vålerenga
Cup Winners' Cup Lillestrøm
Matches played 132
Goals scored 396 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Jørn Andersen (23 goals)
Biggest home win Lillestrøm 5-2 Eik[1]
Biggest away win Start 0-7 Vålerengen[1]
Highest scoring Moss 6-2 Molde[1]
1984
1986

The 1985 season of the Norwegian First Division (1. divisjon), the highest football (soccer) league in Norway, began on 27 April 1985 and ended on 13 October 1986.

22 games were played with 2 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Number eleven and twelve were relegated. The winners of the two groups of the Second Division were promoted, as well as the winner of a series of play-off matches between the two second-placed teams in the two groups of the Second Division and number ten in the First Division.

Rosenborg BK won the league after defeating league leader Lillestrøm S.K. in the final round.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rosenborg 22 15 3 4 43 22 +21 33 Qualified for the European Cup
2 Lillestrøm 22 12 8 2 39 11 +28 32 Qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
3 Vålerenga 22 9 6 7 44 31 +13 24 Qualified for the UEFA Cup
4 Kongsvinger 22 9 6 7 33 34 −1 24
5 Mjøndalen 22 9 4 9 40 31 +9 22
6 Start 22 9 3 10 40 44 −4 21
7 Viking 22 8 5 9 28 36 −8 21
8 Molde 22 7 7 8 25 33 −8 21
9 Bryne 22 6 8 8 34 29 +5 20
10 Moss 22 7 5 10 29 34 −5 19 Relegation Playoff
11 Brann 22 8 3 11 26 34 −8 19 Relegated to the Second Division
12 Eik 22 2 4 16 15 57 −42 8
Source:

Top goalscorers[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tromsø 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
2 Moss F.K. 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
3 Sogndal 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
Source:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ligastats 1. divisjon 1985". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen.