Norwegian football league system

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The Norwegian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Norway.

System[edit]

2017[edit]

The current national league system administered by the NFF is organised as 1–1–2–6, where Eliteserien is the highest level and 1. Divisjon the second tier, followed by two groups at the third tier (2. Divisjon) and 6 regional groups at the fourth tier (3. Divisjon). The leagues at the fifth tier (4. Divisjon) and below are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations. The regional leagues mostly follow county borders.

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Eliteserien
16 clubs
2 1. Divisjon
16 clubs
3 2. Divisjon
Group 1
14 clubs
2. Divisjon
Group 2
14 clubs
4 3. Divisjon
Group 1
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 2
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 3
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 4
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 5
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 6
14 clubs
5–9 4. Divisjon through 8. Divisjon are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Division Promotion Relegation
Eliteserien N/A 15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
1. Divisjon Winner, runner-up
(3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th in play-off)
15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
2. Divisjon Winners in two groups
(Runner-up in play-off)
12th, 13th, 14th in two groups
3. Divisjon Winners in six groups 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th in six groups

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