|Champions|| Rosenborg |
|Relegated|| Fredrikstad |
|Europa League|| Aalesund |
|Goals scored||697 (2.9 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Rade Prica |
|Biggest home win||Molde 8–1 Start |
(1 August 2009)
|Biggest away win||Lyn 0–5 Fredrikstad|
(1 November 2009)
|Highest scoring||Molde 8–1 Start|
(1 August 2009)
|Longest winning run||8 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||26 games |
|Longest winless run||18 games |
|Longest losing run||8 games |
Rosenborg 2–2 Molde
(16 May 2009)
Lyn 0–1 Bodø/Glimt
(12 July 2009)
|Average attendance||8,965 8.6%|
The 2009 Tippeligaen was the 65th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 15 March and end on 1 November. Stabæk were the defending champions. Odd Grenland, Sandefjord and Start entered as the three promoted teams from the 2008 1. divisjon. They replaced HamKam who were relegated to the 2009 1. divisjon.
This was the first top division seasons where 16 teams were competing on the highest level of Norwegian football since the 1961–62 Hovedserien season. Due to the league expanding from 14 to 16 teams,three teams were promoted from the 1. divisjon at the end of the 2008 season. Those teams were champions Odd Grenland, runners-up Sandefjord and third-placed Start. The last spot was taken by Aalesund after winning a two-legged play-off match against Sogndal.
Stabæk was the defending champions, having won their first ever League Championship in 2008. On 27 September, Rosenborg secured the title with four rounds left to go.They won their 21st top-flight title.
|Aalesund||8||Ålesund||Color Line Stadion||Artificial||10,778|
|Odd Grenland||28||Skien||Skagerak Arena||Artificial||13,500|
|Aalesund||Kjetil Rekdal||Amund Skiri||Umbro||Sparebanken Møre|
|Bodø/Glimt||Kåre Ingebrigtsen||Christian Berg||Diadora||Nordlandsbanken|
|Brann||Steinar Nilsen||Håkon Opdal||Kappa||Sparebanken Vest|
|Fredrikstad||Tom Nordlie||Hans Erik Ramberg||Umbro||Brynild|
|Lillestrøm||Henning Berg||Frode Kippe||Diadora||Nordea|
|Lyn||Gunnar Halle||Tommy Berntsen||Puma||Carrot Communications|
|Molde||Kjell Jonevret||Daniel Berg Hestad||Umbro||Sparebanken Møre|
|Odd Grenland||Dag-Eilev Fagermo||Morten Fevang||Adidas||Skagerak Energi|
|Rosenborg||Erik Hamrén||Roar Strand||Adidas||REMA 1000|
|Sandefjord||Pat Walker||Birger Madsen||Puma||Jotun|
|Stabæk||Jan Jönsson||Morten Skjønsberg||Puma||Fornebu - Nytt liv|
|Start||Knut Tørum||Ole Martin Årst||Umbro||Sparebanken Sør|
|Strømsgodset||Ronny Deila||Alexander Aas||Nike||SpareBank 1|
|Tromsø||Per-Mathias Høgmo||Sigurd Rushfeldt||Puma||SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge|
|Vålerenga||Martin Andresen||André Muri||Kappa||Hafslund|
|Viking||Uwe Rösler||Børre Steenslid||Adidas||Lyse Energi|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment||Table|
|Fredrikstad||Anders Grönhagen||Health problems||16 June 2009||12th||Tom Nordlie||27 August 2009||14th|
|Lyn||Kent Bergersen||Sacked||29 July 2009||16th||Gunnar Halle||29 July 2009||16th|
|Vålerenga||Tor Ole Skullerud||Resigned||26 August 2009||11th||Martin Andresen||9 January 2009||11th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Rosenborg (C)||30||20||9||1||60||22||+38||69||Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Molde||30||17||5||8||62||35||+27||56||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round|
|13||Aalesund||30||9||9||12||34||43||−9||36||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round|
|14||Fredrikstad (R)||30||10||4||16||39||44||−5||34||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|15||Bodø/Glimt (R)||30||6||10||14||29||53||−24||28||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
At the end of the season, the two last teams relegated directly to 1. divisjon, and were replaced by the winner and runner-up of the 1. divisjon who were directly promoted.
Four teams entered a play-off for the last Tippeligaen spot in the 2010 season. These were:
|First round||Second round|
|2||Péter Kovács||Odd Grenland||16|
|-||Mame Biram Diouf||Molde||16|
|-||Pape Paté Diouf||Molde||11|
|Average goals per game:||2.91|
Last updated: 28 September 2009
Source: AltOmFotball.no (in Norwegian)
|Team||Stadium||Capacity||Total||Games||Maximum||Minimum||Average||% of Capacity|
|Aalesund||Color Line Stadion||10,778||153,264||15||10,778||9,409||10,218||94.8%|
|Odd Grenland||Skagerak Arena||13,500||110,582||15||11,295||5,055||7,372||54.6%|
Last updated: End of 2009 season
Source: altomfotball.no (in Norwegian)
|Team||Kit maker||Shirt sponsor|| UEFA Fair Play |
|Odd Grenland||Adidas||Skagerak Energi||7,97|
|Stabæk||Puma||Fornebu - nytt liv||7,93|
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