2004 Norwegian First Division

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Norwegian First Division
Season 2004
Champions Start
Promoted Start
Aalesund
Relegated Raufoss
Haugesund
Vard Haugesund
Tromsdalen
Matches played 240
Goals scored 832 (3.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Paul Oyuga (18)
2003
2005

The 2004 Norwegian First Division season kicked off on 12 April 2004, and the final round was played on 31 October 2004.

Start were promoted to the 2005 Norwegian Premier League as First Division winners, along with Aalesund who finished second. Start will be playing in the top division for the first time since 2002. Aalesund, meanwhile, return to Premier League after being relegated in 2003.

As in previous years, there was a two-legged promotion playoff at the end of the season, between the third-placed team in the First Division (Kongsvinger) and the twelfth-placed team in the Premier League (Bodø/Glimt). Bodø/Glimt kept their spot in the Premier League, beating Kongsvinger 4-1 on aggregate.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Start (C) (P) 30 24 2 4 71 28 +43 74 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Aalesund (P) 30 21 1 8 67 36 +31 64
3 Kongsvinger 30 16 5 9 53 42 +11 53
4 Sandefjord 30 15 6 9 60 32 +28 51
5 Mandalskameratene 30 13 6 11 51 55 −4 45
6 Hødd 30 14 2 14 63 59 +4 44
7 Bryne 30 11 9 10 54 45 +9 42
8 Skeid 30 12 6 12 57 56 +1 42
9 Strømsgodset 30 11 7 12 42 45 −3 40
10 Moss 30 11 5 14 48 47 +1 38
11 Pors Grenland 30 11 7 12 56 60 −4 0381
12 Hønefoss BK 30 11 4 15 52 54 −2 37
13 Raufoss (R) 30 10 7 13 42 47 −5 37 Relegation to 2. Divisjon
14 Haugesund (R) 30 11 4 15 44 59 −15 37
15 Vard Haugesund (R) 30 7 3 20 43 83 −40 24
16 Tromsdalen (R) 30 3 4 23 29 84 −55 13

Source: nifs.no
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.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Relegated teams[edit]

These two teams were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League in 2003. 12th-place finishers Vålerenga defeated Sandefjord in the playoff to retain their spot in the highest division.

[edit]

These four teams were promoted from the Second Division in 2003:

See also[edit]