Norwegian First Division
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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)"
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Norwegian Cup|
|TV partners||C More and TV2 Zebra|
|2016 Norwegian First Division|
The Norwegian First Division (Norwegian: 1. divisjon) is 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.
From 2009, the First Division winners and runners-up earn automatic promotion. A new playoff system was introduced, involving the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the First Division, and the team finishing third from the bottom in Tippeligaen. Teams three and four would play against each other, and face the winner of team five versus team fourteen from Tippeligaen. Promotion is awarded to the winning team. The four teams finishing at the bottom of the after ended season will be relegated to the Second Division.
2016 Member Clubs
- "PM: 1. divisjon blir OBOS-ligaen" [Press release: 1. divisjon becomes the OBOS league]. http://www.toppfotball.no/ (in Norwegian). Norsk Toppfotball. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. External link in
- "Tippeligaen utvides til 16 lag". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-20.[dead link]
- Lars Aarhus. "First division 2016". RSSSF Norway. Retrieved 19 February 2016.