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]

2013[edit]

The current national league system administered by the NFF is organised as 1–1–4–12, where Tippeligaen is the highest level and 1. Divisjon the second tier, followed by four regional groups at the third tier (2. Divisjon) and 12 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
Clubs
League(s)/Division(s)
1
16
Tippeligaen
16 clubs
2
16
1. Divisjon
16 clubs
3
56
2. Divisjon
Group 1
14 clubs
2. Divisjon
Group 2
14 clubs
2. Divisjon
Group 3
14 clubs
2. Divisjon
Group 4
14 clubs
4
164
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
3. Divisjon
Group 7
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 8
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 9
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 10
14 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 11
12 clubs
3. Divisjon
Group 12
12 clubs
5
310

6
404

7
347

8
185

9
65

10
13

Regional football unions

Østfold
(promotion to group 1)
4. Div - 1 group - 14
5. Div - 2 groups - 12+11
6. Div - 2 groups - 10+8
7. Div - 3 groups - 8+8+8
Oslo
(promotion to groups 1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Div - 3 groups - 11+12+12
5. Div - 3 groups - 10+10+10
6. Div - 3 groups - 10+9+10
7. Div - 3 groups - 10+10+10
8. Div - 5 groups - 10+9+9+9+6
Akershus
(promotion to groups 2, 3, 4)
4. Div - 1 group - 14
5. Div - 1 group - 12
6. Div - 1 group - 11
7. Div - 1 group - 10
8. Div - 1 group - 9
9. Div - 1 group - 12
Indre Østland (Oppland and Hedmark)
(promotion to groups 2, 3, 4)
4. Div - 3 groups - 11+11+12
5. Div - 7 groups - 8+8+10+9+10+5+7

Regional football unions

Buskerud
(promotion to groups 3, 4, 5)
4. Div - 1 group - 14
5. Div - 2 groups - 11+11
6. Div - 2 groups - 6+6
7. Div - 1 group - 8
Telemark
(promotion to groups 4, 5)
4. Div - 1 group - 10
5. Div - 1 group - 12
6. Div - 1 group - 11
7. Div - 3 groups - 9+6+10
Vestfold
(promotion to groups 4, 5)
4. Div - 1 group - 13
5. Div - 1 group - 10
6. Div - 1 group - 11
7. Div - 1 group - 10
8. Div - 1 group - 13
Agder
(promotion to groups 5, 6)
4. Div - 1 group - 14
5. Div - 2 groups - 11+10
6. Div - 3 groups - 8+9+9
Rogaland
(promotion to groups 5, 6, 7)
4. Div - 3 group - 12+12+12
5. Div - 3 groups - 12+11+12
6. Div - 3 groups - 10+8+7
7. Div - 4 groups - 11+9+11+10

Regional football unions

Hordaland
(promotion to groups 6, 7)
4. Div - 2 groups - 12+12
5. Div - 3 groups - 12+12+12
6. Div - 4 groups - 9+10+10+10
7. Div - 4 groups - 9+9+10+9
Sogn og Fjordane
(promotion to group 7, 8)
4. Div - 1 group - 12
5. Div - 2 groups - 10+9
6. Div - 3 groups - 6+6+7
Sunnmøre
(promotion to groups 7, 8, 9)
4. Div - 1 group - 12
5. Div - 1 group - 10
6. Div - 2 groups - 8+9
Nordmøre and Romsdal
(promotion to groups 8, 9, 10)
4. Div - 1 group - 12
5. Div - 1 group - 10
6. Div - 2 groups - 9+10

Regional football unions

Trøndelag
(promotion to groups 9, 10)
4. Div - 2 groups - 12+12
5. Div - 4 groups - 8+9+9+10
6. Div - 8 groups - 10+8+9+7+10+9+19+10
Nordland
(promotion to group 11)
4. Div - 1 group - 10
5. Div - 2 groups - 8+8
6. Div - 1 group - 6
Hålogaland (northern Nordland and southern Troms)
(promotion to group 11)
4. Div - 1 group - 11
5. Div - 3 groups - 7+7+7
Troms
(promotion to group 12)
4. Div - 1 group - 12
5. Div - 2 groups - 9+10
6. Div - 3 groups - 6+7+9
Finnmark
(promotion to group 12)
4. Div - 1 group - 9
5. Div - 2 groups - 7+8

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Division Promotion Relegation
Tippeligaen N/A 15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
1. Divisjon Winner, runner-up
(3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th in play-off)
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th
2. Divisjon Winners in four groups 12th, 13th, 14th in four groups
3. Divisjon Winners in twelve groups 12th, 13th, 14th in groups 1–10;
11th, 12th in groups 11–12

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