|Norgesmesterskapet i fotball for menn 1963|
|Champions||Skeid (6th title)|
The 1963 Norwegian Football Cup was the first all-Norwegian cup, as it was the first year clubs from Northern Norway were allowed to participate in the cup. Of the two northern Norwegian teams that participated this year, Bodø/Glimt made it all the way to the fourth round.
The Norwegian Football Cup is the main knockout cup competition in Norwegian football. It is run by the Football Association of Norway and has been contested since 1902, making it the oldest football tournament in the country. The tournament is commonly known as Cupen or NM, an acronym formed from Norgesmesterskap. These terms are used to describe both the men's and women's competitions. The equivalent competition for women's teams is the Norwegian Women's Football Cup.
Northern Norway is a geographical region of Norway, consisting of the three northernmost counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, in total about 35% of the Norwegian mainland. Some of the largest towns in Northern Norway are Mo i Rana, Bodø, Narvik, Harstad, Tromsø and Alta. Northern Norway is often described as the land of the midnight sun and the land of the northern lights. Further north, halfway to the North Pole, is the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, traditionally not regarded as part of Northern Norway.
FK Bodø/Glimt is a Norwegian football club from the town of Bodø that currently plays in Eliteserien, the Norwegian top division. The club was founded in 1916. Its nickname is the original club name: Glimt.
The surprise team of the cup this year was Sagene, a team that made it to the quarter final, despite playing in the third division (tier three).
Skeid won the cup, beating Fredrikstad 2-1 in the final.
Skeid Fotball is a Norwegian football club from Oslo that currently plays in 1. divisjon, the second tier of the Norwegian football league system. Its current home field is Nordre Åsen, after the club stopped playing at Bislett after the 2012 season. In past decades it has gained a reputation as a talent factory for the larger clubs in Norwegian football, and it has produced several players for the national team such as Daniel Braaten, Daniel Fredheim Holm, Omar Elabdellaoui and Mohammed Abdellaoue. Other notable players include Paul Miller. Skeid played in 1. divisjon in 2009 after a short stint in the 2. divisjon. They finished champions of the Second Group of 2. divisjon in 2008. However, Skeid relegated again to 2. divisjon at end of 2009 season in 16th and last position despite a good start. In 2018, Skeid won 2. divisjon group 1 and was promoted to the 1. divisjon.
Fredrikstad Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from the town of Fredrikstad. With nine league championships and eleven Norwegian Cup wins, FFK is one of the most successful clubs in Norwegian football. The club was founded in 1903.
|25 September - ?, Gjøvik|
|20 October – ?, Gjøvik|
|29 September - Ullevaal stadion, Oslo|
|27 October – Ullevaal stadion, Oslo|
|9 October - Stavanger stadion, Stavanger|
|20 October - Stavanger stadion, Stavanger|
|29 September - Fredrikstad stadion, Fredrikstad|
Tromsø Idrettslag is a Norwegian professional football club founded in 1920, based in the city of Tromsø. They play their home games at Alfheim Stadion. Tromsø play in the Eliteserien and holds the position as the northernmost top-level football club in the world. The club was first promoted to the Norwegian Premier League in 1985, where they have played since with the exception of the 2001 and 2014 seasons which were spent in the 1. divisjon.
SK Brann is a Norwegian professional football club, founded 26 September 1908, from Bergen. Brann has been in the Eliteserien, Norway's Premier Division of Football, since 1987, bar one season spent in the 1. divisjon in 2015. They play their home matches at Brann Stadion where they had a record-breaking 17,310 in average attendance in the 2007 season. In October 2007, Brann won the Norwegian league title for the first time since 1963.
Nils Arne Eggen is a Norwegian former footballer, manager and teacher from Orkdal. Eggen is closely tied to Rosenborg, the club he managed for 23 years between 1970 and 2010. He is Norway's most successful club manager throughout history, having won the Norwegian top division fifteen times and the Norwegian Football Cup six times as a manager. His football philosophy is for offensive football in 4-3-3 formation inspired by total football.
Lyn 1896 Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club and a department of the sports club Ski- og Fotballklubben Lyn based in Oslo, whose members also participate in Nordic skiing and orienteering. Until 2010, SFK Lyn had two football departments, one professional section and one amateur section. After the professional football department, FK Lyn was bankrupted in 2010, the fans decided to support the amateur department, Lyn Fotball, instead. With the help of some of the old FK Lyn players, Lyn Fotball have won three consecutive promotions, and is playing in the 3. divisjon. The team plays its home matches at Bislett Stadium, and the head coach is Thomas André Ødegaard.
Eliteserien is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Norwegian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 1. divisjon.
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