2018 1. divisjon

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1. divisjon
Season 2018
Champions Viking
PromotedViking
Mjøndalen
Relegated Åsane
Florø
Levanger
Matches played240
Goals scored728 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer Tommy Høiland (21 goals)
Biggest home win Kongsvinger 6–0 Sandnes Ulf
(7 August 2018)
Biggest away win Strømmen 1–6 Viking
(1 July 2018)
Åsane 0–5 Strømmen
(4 November 2018)
Highest scoring Ull/Kisa 4–5 Viking
(29 April 2018)
Kongsvinger 7–2 Åsane
(7 October 2018)
Longest winning run6 games
Aalesund [1]
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Mjøndalen [1]
Longest winless run20 games
Levanger [1]
Longest losing run6 games
Levanger [1]
Highest attendance15,900
Viking 3–1 Kongsvinger
(11 November 2018)
Lowest attendance100
Tromsdalen 3–1 Nest-Sotra
(27 May 2018)
Average attendance1,697 Increase2.svg 19.3%
2017
2019

The 2018 1. divisjon (referred to as OBOS-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) was a Norwegian second-tier football league season.

Contents

The season began on 2 April 2018 and ended on 11 November 2018 (not including playoff matches). [2]

Team changes from 2017

In the 2017 1. divisjon, Bodø/Glimt, Start and Ranheim were promoted to the 2018 Eliteserien, while Fredrikstad, Elverum and Arendal were relegated to the 2018 2. divisjon.

Sogndal, Aalesund and Viking were relegated from the 2017 Eliteserien, while HamKam, Nest-Sotra and Notodden were promoted from the 2017 2. divisjon.

Teams

Stadia and personnel

TeamLocationArenaCapacityManager
Aalesund Ålesund Color Line Stadion 10,778 Flag of Norway.svg Lars Bohinen
Florø Florø Florø Stadion 2,700 Flag of Norway.svg Terje Rognsø
HamKam Hamar Briskeby Arena 7,800 Flag of Norway.svg Kevin Knappen
Jerv Grimstad Levermyr Stadion 3,300 Flag of Norway.svg Arne Sandstø
Kongsvinger Kongsvinger Gjemselund Stadion 5,824 Flag of England.svg Mark Dempsey
Levanger Levanger TOBB Arena2,100 Flag of Norway.svg Roger Naustan
Mjøndalen Mjøndalen Isachsen Stadion 4,200 Flag of Norway.svg Vegard Hansen
Nest-Sotra Sotra Ågotnes Stadion 1,200 Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Landro
Notodden Notodden Idrettsparken 4,000 Flag of Norway.svg Kenneth Dokken
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes Sandnes Stadion 4,969 Flag of Norway.svg Bengt Sæternes
Sogndal Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus 5,622 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Bakke
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion 1,850 Flag of Norway.svg Espen Olsen
Tromsdalen Tromsdalen TUIL Arena 1,695 Flag of Norway.svg Gaute Helstrup
Ull/Kisa Jessheim Jessheim Stadion 3,500 Flag of Norway.svg Vegard Skogheim
Viking Stavanger Viking Stadion 15,900 Flag of Norway.svg Bjarne Berntsen
Åsane Åsane Myrdal Gress2,180 Flag of Norway.svg Mons Ivar Mjelde

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyTableIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Aalesund Flag of Norway.svg Trond Fredriksen Sacked12 December 2017 [3] Pre-season Flag of Norway.svg Lars Bohinen 20 December 2017 [4] Pre-season
Viking Flag of Norway.svg Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (interim)End of caretaker spell18 December 2017Pre-season Flag of Norway.svg Bjarne Berntsen 18 December 2017 [5] Pre-season
Levanger Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Powell Contract expired31 December 2017Pre-season Flag of Norway.svg Roger Naustan1 January 2018 [6] Pre-season
Kongsvinger Flag of Norway.svg Hans-Erik EriksenSacked30 April 2018 [7] 15th Flag of England.svg Mark Dempsey 11 June 201810th

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Viking (C, P)3020196844+2461Promotion to Eliteserien
2 Mjøndalen (P)3017944924+2560
3 Aalesund 3018575831+2759Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 Sogndal 3015694731+1651
5 Ull/Kisa 30111095949+1043
6 Nest-Sotra 30127114341+243
7 Tromsdalen 30127114347443
8 Kongsvinger 30126125949+1042
9 HamKam 30126124644+242
10 Sandnes Ulf 30119104347442
11 Strømmen 30122164953438
12 Notodden 30106143640436
13 Jerv 308111131411035
14 Åsane (R)30961538571933Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Florø (R)30831927593227Relegation to 2. divisjon
16 Levanger (R)30362132713915
Source: nifs.no (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).
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Viking 284422222222443324323233333211
Mjøndalen 535878688544334443232322121122
Aalesund 1242111111111111111111111212333
Sogndal 111111754577433222232444444444444
Ull/Kisa 6106566434756555556777555565655
Nest-Sotra 151516161511129111311131210111112998898811910876
Tromsdalen 46810101281112111312967677566777656787
Kongsvinger 1616121316151615151412107910765655666888568
HamKam 9141312131010141010791112121313131011108101191191099
Sandnes Ulf 31133334336788688811109119977791010
Strømmen 13710699131314151515161414141515141514141414131212121111
Notodden 1023245766910810119910118913131313141414141312
Jerv 14131514141411109685678101112121211101210101011111213
Åsane 197987955891113131312910131312121112121313131414
Florø 859111213151616161616151616161414151415151515151515151515
Levanger 71214151116141213121414141515151616161616161616161616161616
Promotion to Eliteserien
Promotion play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2. divisjon
Source: nifs.no

Results

Home \ Away AAL FLO HAM JER KON LEV MJØ NES NOT SAN SOG STR TRO ULL VIK ÅSA
Aalesund 4–01–21–12–14–02–10–13–04–00–02–24–03–21–31–0
Florø 1–40–13–21–00–20–20–21–41–31–22–11–01–13–21–2
HamKam 1–33–02–03–12–21–31–11–30–01–33–20–03–12–32–1
Jerv 0–31–02–31–20–00–04–11–01–10–01–00–11–13–21–1
Kongsvinger 1–35–12–12–02–10–12–22–06–01–31–21–12–10–27–2
Levanger 1–20–14–32–31–10–40–10–33–41–21–41–22–30–01–2
Mjøndalen 2–01–12–11–12–04–03–31–11–00–01–00–00–22–41–1
Nest-Sotra 1–00–11–02–22–24–11–21–02–30–10–22–00–35–01–0
Notodden 1–12–10–10–11–21–11–02–11–00–21–12–35–31–20–0
Sandnes Ulf 1–24–01–30–00–31–00–21–11–11–02–12–11–13–03–0
Sogndal 2–02–31–00–04–15–13–41–00–12–25–11–11–21–01–4
Strømmen 0–12–03–22–32–63–00–11–21–02–11–01–33–21–63–0
Tromsdalen 2–21–00–21–03–31–20–23–14–22–20–33–23–00–21–0
Ull/Kisa 3–01–11–14–11–13–22–21–11–22–22–02–14–24–51–1
Viking 0–22–12–04–13–13–00–22–33–15–22–02–02–41–04–0
Åsane 2–33–11–12–03–13–30–23–11–00–21–20–53–11–51–2
Source: Norwegian Football Federation (in Norwegian), NIFS (in Norwegian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

Promotion play-offs

The 3rd to 6th placed teams took part in the promotion play-offs; these were single leg knockout matches. In the first round, the 3rd placed team played at home against the 6th placed team, and the 4th placed team played at home against the 5th placed team. The two winners then played against each other in the second round, where the team with the highest table position played at home. The winner of the second round, Aalesund, advanced to play the 14th placed team in Eliteserien over two legs in the Eliteserien play-offs for a spot in the top-flight next season.

First round

Aalesund 1–0 Nest-Sotra
Summary
Attendance: 3,102
Referee: Tommy Skjerven
Sogndal 1–0 Ull/Kisa
Summary
Attendance: 1,902
Referee: Trygve Kjensli

Second round

Aalesund 3–1 Sogndal
Summary
Attendance: 3,458
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes

Relegation play-offs

The 14th placed team, Åsane, took part in a two-legged play-off against KFUM Oslo, the winners of the 2. divisjon play-offs, to decide who would play in the 2019 1. divisjon. KFUM Oslo won 4-3 on aggregate and were therefore promoted, while Åsane got relegated.

KFUM Oslo 1–2 Åsane
Summary
KFUM Arena, Oslo
Referee: Marius Lien
Åsane 1–3 KFUM Oslo
  • Bruun-Hanssen Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Summary
Myrdal Gress, Bergen
Attendance: 925
Referee: Mohammad Usman Aslam

KFUM Oslo won 4–3 on aggregate.

Season statistics

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Viking 118,49915,9006,0097,900+7.0%1
2 Aalesund 72,1775,5244,3624,812−20.6%1
3 Sogndal 31,3383,1131,5872,089−35.6%1
4 Mjøndalen 27,6273,6301,3521,842+8.3%
5 HamKam 25,3584,6839521,691+27.1%2
6 Sandnes Ulf 25,0124,3641,3001,667+6.2%
7 Kongsvinger 22,9812,9121,0241,532+9.4%
8 Jerv 18,7551,7059851,250−14.8%
9 Florø 14,7511,586610983−20.5%
10 Ull/Kisa 11,0771,332465738+3.5%
11 Notodden 9,9971,373472666+2.3%2
12 Levanger 8,8481,042220590−24.2%
13 Åsane 7,5571,031290504−6.1%
14 Strømmen 6,144739190410−6.4%
15 Tromsdalen 5,8031,160100387+2.9%
16 Nest-Sotra 4,722840169315+22.1%2
League total407,51315,9001001,697+19.3%

Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Eliteserien.
2: Team played last season in 2. divisjon.

Awards

AwardWinnerClub
Manager of the season Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Landro [9] Nest-Sotra
Player of the season Flag of Norway.svg Johnny Furdal [10] Nest-Sotra / Viking
Young player of the season Flag of Norway.svg Kristian Thorstvedt [10] Viking
OBOS Player of the season Flag of Iceland.svg Hólmbert Friðjónsson [11] Aalesund

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