2006 Norwegian First Division

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The 2006 Norwegian First Division season (known as Adeccoligaen for sponsorship reasons) kicked off on April 9, 2006, with eleven rounds being played before the World Cup break on June 5. The league resumed on July 2 and the final round was played on November 5, 2006.

Strømsgodset were promoted to the Norwegian Premier League as First Division winners, along with Aalesund who finished second. Strømsgodset will be playing in the top division for the first time since 2001. Aalesund, meanwhile, return to Premier League after being relegated in 2005.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Strømsgodset 30 20 5 5 68 36 +32 65
2 Aalesund 30 17 9 4 71 35 +36 60
3 Bryne 30 14 10 6 52 44 +8 52
4 Hønefoss 30 15 6 6 64 47 +17 51
5 Bodø/Glimt 30 14 7 9 65 49 +16 49
6 Sogndal 30 11 11 8 43 41 +2 44
7 Kongsvinger 30 11 10 9 39 42 -3 43
8 Moss 30 11 7 12 61 46 +15 40
9 Haugesund 30 11 5 14 40 37 +3 38
10 Sparta Sarpsborg 30 11 6 13 44 56 -12 37
11 Løv-Ham 30 8 11 11 38 40 -2 35
12 Tromsdalen 30 8 11 11 48 52 -4 35
13 Pors Grenland 30 10 5 15 51 65 -14 35
14 Manglerud Star 30 7 7 16 47 79 -32 28
15 Follo 30 6 7 17 46 76 -30 25
16 Hødd 30 4 7 19 29 61 -32 19

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

The winners and runners-up of Adeccoligaen are automatically promoted to the Norwegian Premier League. The third-placed team in Adeccoligaen and the 12th-placed team in Tippeligaen meet in a playoff at the end of the season. The four teams finishing at the bottom of the table are automatically relegated to the 2nd Division.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Mattias Andersson 19 Strømsgodset
Håvard Sakariassen 18 Bryne
Thomas Sørum 15 Manglerud Star
Mohammed Ahamed 15 Tromsdalen
Dedé Andersson 14 Aalesund
Tore Andreas Gundersen 14 Kongsvinger
Ørjan Låstad 14 Løv-Ham
Lars Lafton 14 Hønefoss
Randall Brenes 13 Bodø/Glimt
  • 5 players scored 12 goals.

Relegated teams[edit]

These two teams were relegated from the Norwegian Premier League in 2005. 12th-place finishers Molde defeated Moss in the playoff to retain their spot in the highest division.

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These four teams were promoted from the Second Division in 2005:

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