1963 Norwegian Football Cup

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1963 Norwegian Football Cup
Norgesmesterskapet i fotball for menn 1963
Country Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Defending champions Gjøvik-Lyn
Champions Skeid (6th title)
Runners-up Fredrikstad

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.

Norwegian Football Cup national championships (knockout cup) of Norwegian football, for men

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 Region of Norway

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 association football club

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 association football club

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 FK association football club in Fredrikstad, Norway

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.

Final three rounds

25 September - ?, Gjøvik
Gjøvik-Lyn (AET)2
20 October – ?, Gjøvik
Sagene 1
Gjøvik-Lyn 2
29 September - Ullevaal stadion, Oslo
Skeid 3
Lyn 0
27 October – Ullevaal stadion, Oslo
Skeid 5
Skeid (AET)2
9 October - Stavanger stadion, Stavanger
Fredrikstad 1
Viking (Replay)2
20 October - Stavanger stadion, Stavanger
Frigg 0
Viking 0
29 September - Fredrikstad stadion, Fredrikstad
Fredrikstad 2
Fredrikstad 3
Vålerenga 0

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