|Champions|| Stabæk |
|Europa League|| Vålerenga |
|Goals scored||505 (2.77 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Daniel Nannskog |
|Biggest home win||Stabæk 6–0 Strømsgodset |
(14 September 2009)
|Biggest away win|| Aalesund 0–4 Lyn |
(4 May 2008)
|Highest scoring||Tromsø 4–4 Molde |
(18 October 2008)
Stabæk 6–2 Vålerenga
(26 October 2008)
|Longest winning run||6 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||10 games |
|Longest winless run||9 games |
|Longest losing run||5 games |
|Highest attendance||24,302 |
Vålerenga 1–1 Rosenborg
(20 April 2004)
|Lowest attendance||2,165 |
Lyn 2–1 Strømsgodset
(20 July 2004)
|Average attendance||9,812 6.7%|
The 2008 Tippeligaen was the 64th completed season of top division football in Norway. The season began on 29 March and ended 2 November.Brann were the defending champions, having won their third Tippeligaen championship in 2007. The teams promoted from the 1. divisjon at the end of the previous season were champions Molde, automatic qualifiers HamKam, and play-off winners Bodø/Glimt.
Stabæk secured their first ever league championship by defeating Vålerenga 6–2 in the penultimate round. From the 2009 season onwards, the number of teams in the Tippeligaen was expanded from fourteen to sixteen.To accommodate this expansion, only one team faced automatic relegation to the 1. divisjon, as opposed to the regular two, while the three best teams in the 1. divisjon were awarded automatic promotion. As in previous years, there was a two-legged playoff at the end of the season, this time between the thirteenth-placed team in the Tippeligaen and the fourth best team in the 1. divisjon.
Fourteen teams competed in the league – the top eleven teams from the previous season, and three teams promoted from 1. divisjon.
|Aalesund||7||Ålesund||Color Line Stadion||Artificial||10,778|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position in table|
|Lillestrøm||Tom Nordlie||Resigned||29 May 2008|| Frode Grodås |
Jan Åge Fjørtoft
|29 May 2008||13th|
|Aalesund||Sören Åkeby||Sacked||31 August 2008||Kjetil Rekdal||4 September 2008||13th|
|Lyn||Henning Berg||Mutual consent||9 September 2008||Kent Bergersen||9 September 2008||5th|
|Lillestrøm|| Frode Grodås |
Jan Åge Fjørtoft
|Released||1 January 2009||Henning Berg||1 January 2009||off-season|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Stabæk (C)||26||16||6||4||58||24||+34||54||Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Fredrikstad||26||14||6||6||38||28||+10||48||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round|
|3||Tromsø||26||12||8||6||36||23||+13||44||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round|
|5||Rosenborg||26||11||6||9||40||34||+6||39||Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round|
|10||Vålerenga||26||8||6||12||31||37||−6||30||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round|
|13||Aalesund (O)||26||7||4||15||29||42||−13||25||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|14||HamKam (R)||26||5||6||15||22||50||−28||21||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
By finishing 13th, Aalesund competed in a two-legged relegation play-off against Sogndal, who finished 4th in the 2008 1. divisjon, for the right to play in the 2009 Tippeligaen. Sogndal played at home first, decided in a draw held by the NFF.Aalesund won 7–2 on aggregate, thereby securing a new season in the Tippeligaen. Sogndal remained in the 1. divisjon.
|Bolseth 50'|| Report [ permanent dead link ]|
| Arnefjord 22'|
Nadolski 61' (o.g.)
Diego Silva 90+4'
Sources: fotball.no [ permanent dead link ](in Norwegian), TV 2 Sporten (in Norwegian)
|-||Veigar Páll Gunnarsson||Stabæk||10|
|Average goals per game:||2.77|
|Team||Stadium||Capacity||Turf||Total||Games||Average||% of Capacity|
|Fredrikstad||Nye Fredrikstad stadion||12,800||Natural||149,798||13||11,523||90.02|
|Aalesund||Color Line Stadion||10,778||Artificial||134,725||13||10,363||96.14|
Source: VG Nett [ permanent dead link ](in Norwegian)
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