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Countries Norway Norway
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2005
1991–2004 (as 1. divisjon)
1963–1990 (as 2. divisjon)
Number of teams 16
Promotion to Norwegian Premier League
Relegation to Norwegian Second Division
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Norwegian Cup
Current champions Haugesund (2009)
TV partners NRK
Soccerball current event.svg 2009 Norwegian First Division

The Norwegian First Division (Norwegian: 1. divisjon) is the second highest division of the Norwegian football league system. Since 2005, the official name of the league has been Adeccoligaen.

Between 1963 and 1990 the name of the league was 2. divisjon (Norwegian: Second Division), a name that has later been used for the third level league from 1991.



In 2009, the number of teams in the Norwegian Premier League expanded from fourteen to sixteen.[1] Therefore, 2008 was a transitional season, in which more teams were promoted to the top flight, and less teams relegated to the Norwegian Second Division, than usual.

From 2009, the First Division winners and runners-up earn automatic promotion. A new playoff system was also introduced in the 2009 season, involving the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the First Division, and the team finishing third from the bottom in the Premier League. Teams three and four will play against each other, and face the winner of team five versus team fourteen from the Premier League. 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.

NRK has the 2009 broadcasting rights for the Norwegian First Division, and all First Division games are available as free video-streaming on the company's website.

Current members

Finishing position last season
Alta 14th
Bryne 11th
HamKam 14th in the Premier League
Haugesund 7th
Hønefoss 5th
Kongsvinger 13th
Løv-Ham 12th
Moss 9th
Mjøndalen Norwegian Second Division, Group 1, 1st
Notodden 6th
Nybergsund-Trysil 8th
Sarpsborg 08 10th
Sogndal 4th
Skeid Norwegian Second Division, Group 2, 1st
Stavanger Norwegian Second Division, Group 3, 1st
Tromsdalen Norwegian Second Division, Group 4, 1st

Previous winners

Season Winner Runner-Up 3rd place (play offs - except 2008) 4th place (play offs since 2008) 5th place (play offs since 2009)
2009 Haugesund Hønefoss Kongsvinger (won) Sogndal Sarpsborg 08
2008 Odd Grenland Sandefjord Start Sogndal (lost)
2007 Molde Ham-Kam Bodø/Glimt (won)
2006 Strømsgodset Aalesund Bryne (lost)
2005 Stabæk Sandefjord Moss (lost)
2004 Start Aalesund Kongsvinger (lost)
2003 Ham-Kam Fredrikstad Sandefjord (lost)
2002 Tromsø Aalesund Sandefjord (lost)
2001 Vålerenga Start Ham-Kam (lost)
2000 Lyn Strømsgodset Sogndal (won)
1999 Haugesund Bryne Start (won)
1998 Odd Grenland Skeid Kjelsås (lost)
1997 Vålerenga Moss Eik-Tønsberg (lost)

Relegated teams

Season Clubs
2009 HamKam, Notodden, Stavanger, Skeid
2008 Sandnes Ulf, Hødd
2007 Raufoss, Tromsdalen, Skeid, MK
2006 Pors Grenland, Manglerud Star, Follo, Hødd
2005 MK, Skeid, Tønsberg, Alta
2004 Raufoss, Haugesund, Vard, Tromsdalen
2003 Bærum, Oslo Øst, Ørn-Horten, Alta
2002 Åsane, Tromsdalen, Lørenskog, Tollnes
2001 MK, Kongsvinger, Kjelsås, Byåsen
2000 Strindheim, Eik Tønsberg
1999 Lofoten, Skjetten, Hødd, Clausenengen
1998 Aalesund, Strindheim, Ullern, Ham-Kam
1997 Runar, Drøbak/Frogn, Harstad, Sarpsborg

Promoted teams

Season Clubs
2009 Strømmen, Follo, Sandnes Ulf, Ranheim
2008 Mjøndalen, Skeid, Stavanger, Tromsdalen
2007 Nybergsund-Trysil, Hødd, Sandnes Ulf, Alta
2006 Notodden, Skeid, MK, Raufoss
2005 Sparta Sarpsborg, Oslo Øst, Haugesund, Tromsdalen
2004 Tønsberg, Follo, Løv-Ham, Alta
2003 Pors Grenland, Kongsvinger, Vard, Tromsdalen
2002 Fredrikstad, Bærum, MK, Alta
2001 Tollnes, Åsane, Oslo Øst, Lørenskog
2000 Hødd, MK, Ørn-Horten, Aalesund
1999 Ham-Kam, Sandefjord, Strindheim, Tromsdalen
1998 Clausenengen, Liv/Fossekallen, Lofoten, Skjetten
1997 Kjelsås, Raufoss, Strindheim, Ullern

Top scorers

Season Player, Club Goals
2009 Thomas Sørum, Haugesund 24
2008 Peter Kovacs, Odd Grenland 22
2007 Kenneth Kvalheim, Notodden 23
2006 Mattias Andersson, Strømsgodset 19
2005 Daniel Nannskog, Stabæk 27
2004 Paul Oyuga, Bryne 18
2003 Markus Ringberg, Fredrikstad 19
2002 Morten Gamst Pedersen, Tromsø 18
2001 Bala Garba, Haugesund 18
Marino Rahmberg, Raufoss


  1. ^ "Tippeligaen utvides til 16 lag" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-20.  

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