1998 Tippeligaen

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Tippeligaen
Season 1998
Champions Rosenborg
13th title
Relegated Sogndal
Haugesund
Champions League Rosenborg
Molde
UEFA Cup Stabæk
Viking
Bodø/Glimt
Intertoto Cup Vålerenga
Matches played182
Goals scored671 (3.69 per match)
Top goalscorer Sigurd Rushfeldt
(27 goals)
Biggest home winRosenborg 6–0 Moss [1]
(16 May 1998)
Rosenborg 7–1 Strømsgodset [1]
(19 July 1998)
Biggest away winSogndal 0–9 Stabæk [1]
(25 October 1998)
Highest scoring Kongsvinger 2–8 Rosenborg [1]
(9 September 1998)
Highest attendance21,230 [2]
Rosenborg 6–0 Moss
(16 May 1998)
Lowest attendance841 [3]
Sogndal 0–9 Stabæk
(25 October 1998)
Average attendance5,267 Increase2.svg 11.2%
1997
1999

The 1998 Tippeligaen was the 54th completed season of top division football in Norway. Each team played 26 games with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Number thirteen and fourteen are relegated, number twelve has to play two qualification matches (home and away) against number three in the first division (where number one and two are directly promoted) for the last spot.

Contents

Teams and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. LocationStadium
Bodø/Glimt 10 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion
Brann 42 Bergen Brann Stadion
Haugesund 2 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion
Kongsvinger 16 Kongsvinger Gjemselund Stadion
Lillestrøm 35 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion
Molde 23 Molde Nye Molde Stadion
Moss 18 Moss Melløs Stadion
Rosenborg 35 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion
Sogndal 8 Sogndal Fosshaugane
Stabæk 4 Bærum Nadderud Stadion
Strømsgodset 17 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion
Tromsø 13 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion
Vålerenga 39 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion
Viking 49 Stavanger Stavanger Stadion

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Rosenborg (C)2620337923+5663Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Molde 2616647034+3654Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Stabæk 2616556329+3453Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round [lower-alpha 1]
4 Viking 2614486644+2246Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round [lower-alpha 2]
5 Bodø/Glimt 269984747036
6 Brann 269894439+535Qualification for the Intertoto Cup second round
7 Vålerenga 26103134448433Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
8 Lillestrøm 2696114149833
9 Moss 261021436551932
10 Strømsgodset 26951240612132
11 Tromsø 2677123948928
12 Kongsvinger (O)26751435592426Qualification for the relegation play-offs
13 Haugesund (R)26651541551423Relegation to 1. divisjon
14 Sogndal (R)26441826805416
Source: fotball.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Relegation play-offs

Kongsvinger won the play-offs against Kjelsås 7–2 on aggregate.

Results

Season statistics

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Flag of Norway.svg Sigurd Rushfeldt Rosenborg 27
2 Flag of Norway.svg Rune Lange Tromsø 20
3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Belsvik Stabæk 19
Flag of Norway.svg Jostein Flo Strømsgodset 19
5 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Lund Molde 16
6 Flag of Iceland.svg Ríkharður Daðason Viking 15
7 Flag of Norway.svg Jahn Ivar "Mini" Jakobsen Rosenborg 14

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Rosenborg 171,12921,2308,86413,164+16.1%
2 Brann 116,69312,2907,2368,976−20.7%
3 Molde 110,71213,3086,0368,516+114.8%
4 Vålerenga 102,24212,3183,3317,865n/a1
5 Viking 73,9998,1264,2635,692−12.8%
6 Strømsgodset 56,7156,5373,3094,363−21.7%
7 Haugesund 51,3535,9502,3913,950−18.2%
8 Lillestrøm 51,1337,0082,3133,933−3.3%
9 Tromsø 45,7006,8961,7623,515+9.9%
10 Bodø/Glimt 45,3935,0202,2633,492+5.0%
11 Stabæk 44,1597,9381,5233,397−0.4%
12 Moss 37,5375,1391,4422,887n/a1
13 Kongsvinger 32,5673,8701,6882,505+2.6%
14 Sogndal 19,3362,3368411,487−18.8%
League total958,66821,2308415,267+11.2%

Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.

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