2014 Norwegian First Division

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Norwegian First Division
Season 2014
Top goalscorer Pål Alexander Kirkevold (19 goals)
Biggest home win Strømmen 6–0 Hønefoss
Kristiansund 6–0 Alta
Strømmen 6–1 HamKam
Biggest away win Hødd 2–5 Nest-Sotra
Highest scoring Strømmen 5–3 Ullensaker/Kisa
Longest unbeaten run 21 games - Sandefjord[1]
Longest winless run 14 games - HamKam[1]
2013
2015

The 2014 Norwegian First Division is Norway's second-tier football league. The league was contested by 16 teams, and the top two teams won promotion to Tippeligaen, while the teams placed from third to sixth place played a promotion-playoff against the 14th-placed team in Tippeligaen to win promotion. The bottom four teams were relegated to the Second Division.

The first round of the season was played on 6 April 2014 and ended with the last round on 2 November 2014.[2]

Team changes from 2013[edit]

In the 2013 First Division, Bodø/Glimt and Stabæk won promotion to Tippeligaen, while Tromsø and Hønefoss were been relegated to the First Division.

Elverum, Follo, Kongsvinger and Vard Haugesund were been relegated from the 2013 First Division, while Bærum, Alta, Nest-Sotra and Tromsdalen were promoted from the 2013 Second Division.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Arena Capacity Manager
Alta Alta Finnmarkshallen 1,000 Rune Berger
Bryne Bryne Bryne Stadion 10,000 Gaute Larsen
Bærum Sandvika Sandvika Stadion 1,500 Morten Tandberg
Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Stadion 12,560 Trond Amundsen
HamKam Hamar Briskeby gressbane 10,200 Chris Twiddy
Hødd Ulsteinvik Høddvoll Stadion 3,120 Lars Arne Nilsen
Hønefoss Hønefoss Aka Arena 4,256 Rune Skarsfjord
Kristiansund Kristiansund Atlanten Stadion 4,000 Christian Michelsen
Mjøndalen Mjøndalen Mjøndalen Stadion 2,100 Vegard Hansen
Nest-Sotra Sotra Ågotnes Stadion 2,000 Ruben Hetlevik
Ranheim Trondheim DNB Arena 2,000 Trond Nordsteien
Sandefjord Sandefjord Komplett.no Arena 9,000 Lars Bohinen
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion 1,800 Erland Johnsen
Tromsdalen Tromsø Tromsdalen Stadion 3,000 Gaute Helstrup
Tromsø Tromsø Alfheim Stadion 6,859 Steinar Nilsen
Ull/Kisa Jessheim UKI Arena 3,000 Tommy Berntsen

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Hønefoss Leif Gunnar Smerud Mutual consent 23 November 2013[3] Pre-season Roar Johansen 20 December 2013[4] Pre-season
Ullensaker/Kisa Roar Johansen Signed by Hønefoss 20 December 2013[4] Pre-season Tommy Berntsen 4 January 2014 Pre-season
Sandefjord Arne Sandstø End of contract 31 December 2013 Pre-season Lars Bohinen 1 January 2014 Pre-Season
Kristiansund Geir Bakke Signed by Molde FK 17 January 2014 Pre-season Christian Michelsen 6 February 2014 Pre-Season
HamKam Vegard Skogheim Resigned 23 April 2014 16th Peter Sørensen 15 May 2014 16th
Hønefoss Roar Johansen Mutual consent 5 June 2014 14th Rune Skarsfjord 6 June 2014 14th
HamKam Peter Sørensen Resigned 4 July 2014 16th Svein Inge Haagenrud 4 July 2014 16th
Nest-Sotra Alexander Straus Signed by Strømsgodset IF 13 August 2014  ? Ruben Hetlevik 21 August 2014  ?
HamKam Svein Inge Haagenrud Resigned 30 August 2014 16th Chris Twiddy 30 August 2014 16th

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sandefjord (C) (P) 30 20 9 1 62 24 +38 69 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Tromsø (P) 30 18 5 7 67 27 +40 59
3 Mjøndalen (P) 30 14 9 7 57 36 +21 51 Promotion playoffs
4 Kristiansund BK 30 13 10 7 53 39 +14 49
5 Bærum 30 15 4 11 51 52 −1 49
6 Fredrikstad 30 14 6 10 35 26 +9 48
7 Ranheim 30 13 7 10 45 34 +11 46
8 Hødd 30 12 7 11 48 49 −1 43
9 Bryne 30 13 3 14 48 55 −7 42
10 Strømmen 30 11 8 11 59 54 +5 41
11 Hønefoss 30 12 4 14 39 55 −16 40
12 Nest-Sotra 30 10 7 13 49 51 −2 37
13 Alta (R) 30 9 7 14 33 51 −18 34 Relegation to 2. Divisjon
14 Tromsdalen (R) 30 8 7 15 44 56 −12 31
15 Ullensaker/Kisa (R) 30 6 5 19 26 51 −25 23
16 HamKam (R) 30 1 4 25 22 78 −56 7

Updated to games played on 2 November 2014.
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.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals Games Average
1 Norway Pål Alexander Kirkevold Sandefjord 19 29 0.66
2 Northern Ireland Robin Shroot Hødd 16 23 0.70
Norway Jean Alassane Mendy Kristiansund 16 28 0.57
Denmark Sanel Kapidzic Mjøndalen 16 30 0.53
5 Czech Republic Zdeněk Ondrášek Tromsø 15 25 0.60
Norway Kjell Rune Sellin Sandefjord 15 29 0.52
7 Norway Vegard Lysvoll Tromsdalen 14 28 0.50
8 Finland Roope Riski Hønefoss 12 23 0.52
Norway Simen Næss Nest-Sotra 12 29 0.41
Norway Steffen Lie Skålevik Nest-Sotra 12 29 0.41
Norway Magnus Andersen Tromsø 12 30 0.40
12 Norway Jonas Johansen Tromsø 11 25 0.44

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.nifs.no/landprofil.php?land_id=1
  2. ^ Andersen, Gorm S. (15 November 2013). "Tippeligaen starter 30. mars i 2014". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Haugen, Espen (23 November 2013). "Smerud ferdig i Hønefoss". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Kvam, Synne (20 December 2013). "Johansen ansatt som ny Hønefoss-trener". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Alt om fotball