|Champions|| Rosenborg |
|Relegated|| Moss |
|UEFA Cup|| Vålerenga |
|Goals scored||545 (2.99 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Harald Martin Brattbakk |
|Biggest home win|| Lillestrøm 7–0 Start|
(25 August 2002)
|Biggest away win||Start 2–7 Vålerenga|
(16 June 2002)
Start 1–6 Moss
(29 September 2002)
|Highest scoring||Start 2–7 Vålerenga|
(16 June 2002)
|Longest winning run||7 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||12 games |
|Longest winless run||11 games |
|Longest losing run||8 games |
|Highest attendance||20,739 |
Rosenborg 4–0 Brann
(27 October 2002)
|Lowest attendance||1,442 |
Start 0–3 Bodø/Glimt
(27 October 2002)
|Average attendance||6,203 11.2%|
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The 2002 Tippeligaen was the 58th completed season of top division football in Norway.
Each team played 26 games with three points given for wins and one point for a draw. Number thirteen and fourteen are relegated, number twelve has to play two qualification matches (home and away) against number three in the 1. divisjon (where number one and two are directly promoted) for the last spot.
|Odd Grenland||22||Skien||Odd Stadion|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Rosenborg (C)||26||17||5||4||57||30||+27||56||Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Molde||26||15||5||6||48||26||+22||50||Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round|
|8||Vålerenga||26||7||12||7||38||31||+7||33||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|12||Brann (O)||26||8||3||15||35||52||−17||27||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|13||Moss (R)||26||6||6||14||32||49||−17||24||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
Brann won the play-offs against Sandefjord 2–1 on aggregate.
|1||Harald Martin Brattbakk||Rosenborg||17|
|André Schei Lindbæk||Molde|
|Ole Bjørn Sundgot||Lyn|
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.
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