Norwegian First Division

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Founded 1948
1948–1951 (as 1. divisjon)
1951–1962 (as Landsdelsserien)
1963–1990 (as 2. divisjon)
1991–2004 (as 1. divisjon)
2005–2013 (as Adeccoligaen)
2014 (as 1. divisjon)
2015–present (as OBOS-ligaen)
Country Norway
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Eliteserien
Relegation to PostNord-ligaen
Domestic cup(s) Norwegian Cup
Current champions Kristiansund
TV partners C More and TV2 Zebra
2017 Norwegian First Division

OBOS-ligaen is a league in the second highest division of the Norwegian football league system. The league was established in 1948 following a reorganization of the Norwegian league system. From the 2015 season, it will be branded as OBOS-ligaen, after a six-year deal was agreed with the housing cooperative OBOS.[1]

Formally, it was a semi-professional league.[2]


In 2009, the number of teams in the Norwegian Premier League expanded from 14 to 16.[3]

2017 Clubs[edit]



  1. ^ "PM: 1. divisjon blir OBOS-ligaen" [Press release: 1. divisjon becomes the OBOS league]. (in Norwegian). Norsk Toppfotball. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
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  3. ^ "Tippeligaen utvides til 16 lag". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ Lars Aarhus. "First division 2017". RSSSF Norway. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 

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