2017 Eliteserien

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Eliteserien
Season 2017
Dates1 April 2017 – 26 November 2017
Champions Rosenborg
25th title
Relegated Sogndal
Aalesund
Viking
Champions League Rosenborg
Europa League Molde
Sarpsborg 08
Lillestrøm
Matches played240
Goals scored682 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorer Nicklas Bendtner
(19 goals)
Biggest home win Brann 5–0 Stabæk
(19 June 2017)
Biggest away win Viking 1–7 Vålerenga
(22 October 2017)
Highest scoringViking 1–7 Vålerenga
(22 October 2017)
Longest winning run Strømsgodset
(8 games)
Longest unbeaten runRosenborg
Brann
Sarpsborg 08
Strømsgodset
(8 games)
Longest winless runAalesund
(13 games)
Longest losing runViking
(5 games)
Highest attendance21,112
Rosenborg 1–2 Tromsø
(16 May 2017)
Lowest attendance2,237
Sogndal 4–1 Stabæk
(5 April 2017)
Average attendance6,699 Decrease2.svg 3.9%
2016
2018

The 2017 Eliteserien was the 73rd completed season of top-tier football in Norway. The season began on 1 April 2017 and ended on 26 November 2017, not including play-off matches. [1] Rosenborg were the defending champions, while Kristiansund and Sandefjord entered as the promoted teams from the 2016 1. divisjon.

Contents

The 2017 season saw the name of the league change from Tippeligaen (named after sponsor Norsk Tipping) to Eliteserien, a non-sponsor affiliated name controlled by the Football Association of Norway. Rosenborg won their third consecutive title and 25th top-flight title overall, with two games to spare. Rosenborg conceded only 20 goals during the season, a league record. [2]

Overview

Rebranding

On 28 August 2016, the Football Association of Norway (NFF) and Norsk Toppfotball announced a rebrand; beginning with the 2017 season, the competition was known simply as Eliteserien, without any sponsor's name attached. As part of the rebranding, a new logo was introduced. [3]

Summary

Rosenborg won their third consecutive title and 25th top-flight title overall. Rosenborg were the defending champions, while Kristiansund and Sandefjord entered as the promoted teams from the 2016 1. divisjon.

Rosenborg won the league with two games to spare. Aalesund and Viking were relegated directly. Fourteenth-finishers Sogndal were relegated after losing the play-off final to Ranheim.

Teams

Sixteen teams competed in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from the 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Kristiansund (first season in the top-flight) and Sandefjord, (returning to the top flight after a season's absence). They replaced Bodø/Glimt and Start ending their top flight spells of three and four years respectively.

Stadia and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. LocationArenaTurfCapacity
Aalesund 16 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Brann 60 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,686
Haugesund 11 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,754
Kristiansund 1 Kristiansund Kristiansund Stadion Artificial 4,000
Lillestrøm 54 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 12,250
Molde 41 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,800
Odd 36 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 12,500
Rosenborg 54 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,405
Sandefjord 6 Sandefjord Komplett Arena Natural 6,582
Sarpsborg 08 6 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 4,700
Sogndal 18 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Artificial 5,539
Stabæk 21 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 7,000
Strømsgodset 30 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Tromsø 30 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 6,859
Vålerenga 57 Oslo Intility Arena Artificial 17,233
Viking 68 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,300

Personnel and kits

TeamManagerKit manufacturerSponsor
Aalesund Flag of Norway.svg Trond Fredriksen Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Brann Flag of Norway.svg Lars Arne Nilsen Nike Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Horneland Macron Haugaland Kraft
Kristiansund Flag of Norway.svg Christian Michelsen Umbro SpareBank 1 Nordvest
Lillestrøm Flag of Norway.svg Arne Erlandsen Legea DNB
Molde Flag of Norway.svg Ole Gunnar Solskjær Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd Flag of Norway.svg Dag-Eilev Fagermo New Balance SpareBank 1 Telemark
Rosenborg Flag of Norway.svg Kåre Ingebrigtsen Adidas SpareBank 1 SMN
Sandefjord Flag of Norway.svg Lars Bohinen Macron Jotun
Sarpsborg 08 Flag of Norway.svg Geir Bakke Select Borregaard
Sogndal Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Bakke Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Stabæk Flag of Spain.svg Antoni Ordinas Macron SpareBank 1 Østlandet
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway.svg Tor Ole Skullerud Puma DNB
Tromsø Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Select Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Vålerenga Flag of Norway.svg Ronny Deila Umbro DNB
Viking Flag of Norway.svg Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (caretaker) Diadora Lyse

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyTableIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Viking Flag of Sweden.svg Kjell Jonevret Mutual agreement14 November 2016 [4] Pre-season Flag of England.svg Ian Burchnall 24 November 2016 [5] Pre-season
Tromsø Flag of Norway.svg Bård Flovik Sacked26 June 2017 [6] 15th Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari 12 July 2017 [7] 15th
Viking Flag of England.svg Ian Burchnall Sacked9 November 2017 [8] 16th Flag of Norway.svg Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (caretaker)9 November 201716th

Transfers

Winter

Summer

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Rosenborg (C)3018755720+3761Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Molde 3016685035+1554Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Sarpsborg 08 30131255036+1451
4 Strømsgodset 3014884537+850
5 Brann 3013895136+1547
6 Odd 301261227391242
7 Kristiansund 301010104446240
8 Vålerenga 30116134846+239
9 Stabæk 30109114650439
10 Haugesund 30116133539439
11 Tromsø 30108124249738
12 Lillestrøm 30107134043337Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
13 Sandefjord 301131638511336
14 Sogndal (R)30881438481032Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Aalesund (R)30881438501232Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Viking (R)30661833572424
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if between two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Play-off (only used to decide champions or relegation). [9]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Rosenborg 112111111111211111111111111111
Molde 6362556710777554333444443222222
Sarpsborg 08 221322244332333422222322333333
Strømsgodset 411810691012131410131314141213128910966644444
Brann 847544533223122244333234455555
Odd 16121491174225444789106978677777796
Kristiansund 11141214161413141413141514131314141414141413121012121211107
Vålerenga 77915912121079887667711111212121112988968
Stabæk 31054333554569109567767899899879
Haugesund 149478678121213108878556555555666810
Tromsø 95367111111981114151515151516161515151515151413131111
Lillestrøm 58111315131415151515111011101091012109101011111110121312
Sandefjord 10161381010968109121191213118586788101011101213
Sogndal 1561011131615131111129121211111213131313141313131314151514
Aalesund 13151512128896665645689101111111414141515141415
Viking 121316161415161616161616161616161615151616161616161616161616
Leader
2018–19 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2018 1. divisjon
Source: nifs.no

Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team, Sogndal took part in a two-legged play-off against Ranheim, the winners of the 1. divisjon promotion play-offs, to decide who will play in the 2018 Eliteserien.

Sogndal 1–0 Ranheim
Summary
Fosshaugane Campus, Sogndal
Attendance: 4,531
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen
Ranheim 1–0 (a.e.t.) Sogndal
Karlsen Soccerball shade.svg 88' (pen.) Summary
Penalties
5–4
Extra Arena, Ranheim
Attendance: 1,343
Referee: Tore Hansen

1–1 on aggregate. Ranheim won 5–4 on penalties.

Results

Home \ Away AAL BRA HAU KRI LIL MOL ODD ROS SND SRP SOG STB STM TRO VÅL VIK
Aalesund 3–30–11–13–10–35–12–12–01–30–11–14–33–10–11–1
Brann 1–13–10–42–04–12–00–35–00–12–15–03–02–20–01–1
Haugesund 2–02–32–31–10–00–21–02–00–00–02–21–32–04–32–1
Kristiansund 1–11–03–21–10–12–23–33–22–21–11–02–04–11–10–2
Lillestrøm 4–00–20–20–00–10–10–32–11–21–02–22–04–12–11–0
Molde 0–11–01–00–12–12–1 1–2 3–12–21–23–10–03–04–03–2
Odd 3–20–01–02–01–01–21–01–00–02–10–52–01–02–10–2
Rosenborg 0–02–10–14–11–1 2–1 3–05–11–13–00–03–11–23–02–0
Sandefjord 2–00–12–02–01–33–30–00–31–02–11–21–23–02–03–1
Sarpsborg 08 1–01–12–15–13–31–02–11–25–03–12–20–01–12–03–0
Sogndal 1–02–30–12–00–12–20–00–33–23–34–11–10–25–24–0
Stabæk 3–12–00–31–42–43–22–00–01–33–01–10–21–24–21–1
Strømsgodset 1–12–13–14–23–11–11–00–21–01–14–11–22–12–04–2
Tromsø 3–21–12–01–12–11–22–20–31–15–03–00–31–12–43–0
Vålerenga 5–12–13–01–03–11–22–01–11–21–23–01–11–10–01–0
Viking 1–22–41–12–12–22–33–00–10–22–11–12–00–11–21–7
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rosenborgs's Nicklas Bendtner became the Eliteserien top scorer after scoring 19 goals. Nicklas Bendtner 2017.jpg
Rosenborgs's Nicklas Bendtner became the Eliteserien top scorer after scoring 19 goals.
RankPlayerClubGoalsGamesAverage
1 Flag of Denmark.svg Nicklas Bendtner Rosenborg 19290,66
2 Flag of Norway.svg Ohi Omoijuanfo Stabæk 17270,63
3 Flag of Iceland.svg Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Molde 16270,59
Flag of Norway.svg Mos Aalesund 16300,53
5 Flag of Denmark.svg Patrick Mortensen Sarpsborg 08 12300,40
6 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Ulland Andersen Strømsgodset 11260,42
7 Flag of Kosovo.svg Flamur Kastrati Sandefjord 10250,40
Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Lehne Olsen Tromsø 10280,36
Flag of Lebanon.svg Bassel Jradi Strømsgodset 10290,34
Flag of Norway.svg Benjamin Stokke Kristiansund 10300,33

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Norway.svg Ohi Omoijuanfo StabækAalesund3–1 (H)2 April 2017
Flag of Norway.svg Ohi Omoijuanfo StabækSarpsborg 083–0 (H)17 April 2017
Flag of Ghana.svg Gilbert Koomson SogndalViking4–0 (H)13 May 2017
Flag of Norway.svg Erling Knudtzon LillestrømTromsø4–1 (H)28 May 2017
Flag of South Africa.svg Lars Veldwijk AalesundOdd5–1 (H)25 June 2017
Flag of Norway.svg Benjamin Stokke KristiansundStabæk4–1 (A)25 June 2017
Flag of Norway.svg Simen Juklerød VålerengaViking7–1 (A)22 October 2017
Flag of Norway.svg Mos AalesundStrømsgodset4–3 (H)26 November 2017
Notes

(H) – Home team
(A) – Away team

Top assists

Fredrik Haugen 2017.jpg
Gamst vs ManUtd.jpg
(L–R) Brann's Fredrik Haugen and Tromsø's Morten Gamst Pedersen assisted 10 goals each over the season, more than any other player.
RankPlayerClubAssists
1 Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik Haugen Brann 10
Flag of Norway.svg Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø
3 Flag of Norway.svg Gjermund Åsen Tromsø 9
4 Flag of Norway.svg Pål André Helland Rosenborg 8
5 Flag of Senegal.svg Krépin Diatta Sarpsborg 08 7
Flag of Denmark.svg Mike Jensen Rosenborg
Flag of Lebanon.svg Bassel Jradi Strømsgodset
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Luc Kassi Stabæk
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tortol Lumanza Stabæk
Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Lundström Vålerenga

Clean sheets

Andre Hansen of Rosenborg kept 11 clean sheets in 2017, one less than Haugesund's Per Kristian Bratveit. Andre Hansen 2017.jpg
André Hansen of Rosenborg kept 11 clean sheets in 2017, one less than Haugesund's Per Kristian Bråtveit.
RankPlayerClubClean
sheets
1 Flag of Norway.svg Per Kristian Bråtveit Haugesund12
2 Flag of Norway.svg André Hansen Rosenborg11
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Linde Molde10
Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Rossbach Odd
5 Flag of Norway.svg Anders Kristiansen Sarpsborg 089
6 Flag of Iceland.svg Ingvar Jónsson Sandefjord8
Flag of Poland.svg Piotr Leciejewski Brann
8 Flag of Norway.svg Mathias Dyngeland Sogndal6
Flag of Norway.svg Gudmund Kongshavn Tromsø
Flag of Ireland.svg Sean McDermott Kristiansund
Flag of Kenya.svg Arnold Origi Lillestrøm
Flag of Norway.svg Espen Bugge Pettersen Strømsgodset

Discipline

Player

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(L–R) Sandfjord's Flamur Kastrati and Aalesund's Kaj Ramsteijn received the most yellow cards over the season with 10 cards each.

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 54 [11] [12]
    • Sandefjord
  • Most red cards: 4 [13]
    • Viking

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Rosenborg 263,89221,11215,27117,5930.0%
2 Brann 177,88117,0098,70611,859−4.2%
3 Vålerenga 145,54317,0115,8449,703+6.9%
4 Molde 116,78010,7206,6357,785−7.2%
5 Viking 110,7059,8386,1577,380−16.3%
6 Odd 106,5939,0496,1647,106−11.6%
7 Strømsgodset 94,0787,7065,5756,272−8.1%
8 Aalesund 90,9379,0625,1786,062−4.8%
9 Lillestrøm 84,4308,5524,2805,629−3.9%
10 Sarpsborg 08 70,5195,7594,0914,701+21.3%
11 Haugesund 66,8276,1003,7094,455−14.5%
12 Sandefjord 60,1756,1033,0344,012+38.1%
13 Stabæk 59,4014,9383,3103,960+4.0%
14 Kristiansund 57,3674,1263,3923,824+88.6%
15 Tromsø 53,9475,4453,0683,596−11.3%
16 Sogndal 48,6975,6002,2373,246+3.3%
League total1,607,77221,1122,2376,699−3.9%

Updated to games played on 26 November 2017
Source: nifs.no

Awards

AwardWinnerClub
Player of the Year Flag of Norway.svg Tore Reginiussen [14] Rosenborg
Breakthrough of the Year Flag of Senegal.svg Krépin Diatta [15] Sarpsborg 08
Coach of the Year Flag of Norway.svg Kåre Ingebrigtsen [16] Rosenborg
Goal of the Year Flag of Denmark.svg Nicklas Bendtner [14] Rosenborg

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