2019 Eliteserien

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Eliteserien
Season 2019
Dates30 March 2019 – 1 December 2019
Champions Molde
4th title
Relegated Lillestrøm
Tromsø
Ranheim
Champions League Molde
Europa League Bodø/Glimt
Rosenborg
Viking
Matches played240
Goals scored699 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Torgeir Børven (21 goals)
Biggest home win Vålerenga 6–0 Bodø/Glimt
(5 July 2019)
Strømsgodset 6–0 Brann
(24 November 2019)
Biggest away winRanheim 1–5 Vålerenga
(12 May 2019)
Strømsgodset 0–4 Molde
(22 June 2019)
Brann 1–5 Viking
(1 December 2019)
Highest scoring Mjøndalen 4–5 Bodø/Glimt
(6 April 2019)
Longest winning runBodø/Glimt, Kristiansund, Molde, Odd
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten runMolde
(14 games)
Longest winless runVålerenga
(12 games)
Longest losing runTromsø
(5 games)
Highest attendance17,799
Rosenborg 0–2 Haugesund
(16 May 2019)
Lowest attendance1,353
Ranheim 0–2 Haugesund
(14 April 2019)
Average attendance5,773 Decrease2.svg 1.6%
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 1 December 2019.

The 2019 Eliteserien was the 75th season of top-tier football in Norway.

Contents

The season began on 30 March and was scheduled to end 30 November 2019, not including play-off matches, but due to Rosenborg competing in the Europa League the final matchday was moved to 1 December. [1] Fixtures for the 2019 season were announced on 19 December 2018. [2] Rosenborg were the defending champions. Viking and Mjøndalen joined as the promoted clubs from the 2018 1. divisjon. They replaced Sandefjord and Start who were relegated to the 2019 1. divisjon.

Molde won their fourth title, with two matches to spare following a 4–0 home win against Strømsgodset on 10 November 2019. [3]

Overview

Summary

On 10 November, Molde were confirmed as Eliteserien champions following their 4–0 home win against Strømsgodset in the 28th round. [3] They won their fourth title.

Teams

Sixteen teams compete in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Viking and Mjøndalen, returning to the top flight after an absence of one and three years respectively. They replaced Sandefjord (after a two-year spell in Eliteserien) and Start (relegated after a season's presence).

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. LocationArenaTurfCapacity
Bodø/Glimt 24 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 5,635
Brann 62 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,049
Haugesund 13 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,754
Kristiansund 3 Kristiansund Kristiansund Stadion Artificial 4,444
Lillestrøm 56 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 11,500
Mjøndalen 20 Mjøndalen Consto Arena Artificial 4,200
Molde 43 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,249
Odd 38 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 11,767
Ranheim 9 Trondheim Extra Arena Artificial 3,000
Rosenborg 56 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,421
Sarpsborg 08 8 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 8,022
Stabæk 23 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 4,938
Strømsgodset 32 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Tromsø 32 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 6,687
Viking 69 Stavanger Viking Stadion Artificial 15,900
Vålerenga 59 Oslo Intility Arena Artificial 16,555

Personnel and kits

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerSponsor
Bodø/Glimt Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Knutsen Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Diadora Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Brann Flag of Norway.svg Lars Arne Nilsen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vito Wormgoor Nike Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund Flag of Norway.svg Jostein Grindhaug Flag of Norway.svg Christian Grindheim Macron Haugaland Kraft
Kristiansund Flag of Norway.svg Christian Michelsen Flag of Norway.svg Dan Peter Ulvestad Macron SpareBank 1 Nordvest
Lillestrøm Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Lennartsson Flag of Norway.svg Frode Kippe Puma DNB
Mjøndalen Flag of Norway.svg Vegard Hansen Flag of Norway.svg Christian Gauseth Umbro Sparebanken Øst
Molde Flag of Norway.svg Erling Moe Flag of Norway.svg Ruben Gabrielsen Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd Flag of Norway.svg Dag-Eilev Fagermo Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Hagen Hummel SpareBank 1 Telemark
Ranheim Flag of Norway.svg Svein Maalen Flag of Norway.svg Mads Reginiussen Umbro SpareBank 1 SMN
Rosenborg Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Horneland Flag of Denmark.svg Mike Jensen Adidas SpareBank 1 SMN
Sarpsborg 08 Flag of Norway.svg Geir Bakke Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Thomassen Select Borregaard
Stabæk Flag of Sweden.svg Jan Jönsson Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Hanche-Olsen Macron SpareBank 1 Østlandet
Strømsgodset Flag of Denmark.svg Henrik Pedersen Flag of Norway.svg Jakob Glesnes Puma DNB
Tromsø Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Flag of Norway.svg Simen Wangberg Select Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Viking Flag of Norway.svg Bjarne Berntsen Flag of Norway.svg Zlatko Tripić Diadora Lyse
Vålerenga Flag of Norway.svg Ronny Deila Flag of Ghana.svg Adam Larsen Kwarasey Umbro DNB

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyTableIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Rosenborg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rini Coolen End of interim period31 December 2018Pre-season Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Horneland 9 January 2019 [4] Pre-season
Haugesund Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Horneland Signed by Rosenborg 7 January 2018 [5] Flag of Norway.svg Jostein Grindhaug 8 January 2019 [6] [7]
Molde Flag of Norway.svg Ole Gunnar Solskjær Signed by Manchester United 28 March 2019 Flag of Norway.svg Erling Moe [lower-alpha 1] 29 April 2019 [8] [9]
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen Health reasons15 May 2019 [10] 14th Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Wibe-Lund (interim)15 May 201914th
Stabæk Flag of Norway.svg Henning Berg Signed by Omonia 6 June 2019 [11] 15th Flag of Sweden.svg Jan Jönsson 11 June 2019 [12] 15th
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Wibe-Lund (interim)End of interim period20 June 201915th Flag of Denmark.svg Henrik Pedersen 20 June 2019 [13] 15th
Lillestrøm Flag of Sweden.svg Jörgen Lennartsson Sacked2 December 2019 [14] 14th Flag of Norway.svg Tom Nordlie (interim)3 December 2019 [15] 14th
  1. Solskjær was initially appointed as caretaker manager of Manchester United on 19 December 2018 by loan until June 2019, and Moe was appointed as caretaker manager until Solskjær's expected return in June, but Solskjær was ultimately signed with Manchester United. Moe was appointed as permanent manager on 29 April 2019.

Transfers

Winter

Summer

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Molde (C)3021547231+4168Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Bodø/Glimt 3015966444+2054Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Rosenborg 30141065341+1252
4 Odd 3015784540+552
5 Viking 3013895542+1347Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
6 Kristiansund 30118114141041
7 Haugesund 3091384437+740
8 Stabæk 301010103836+240
9 Brann 301010103237540
10 Vålerenga 30810123944534
11 Strømsgodset 30881441541332
12 Sarpsborg 08 305151030401030
13 Mjøndalen 306121238521430
14 Lillestrøm (R)30791432471530Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Tromsø (R)30861639581930Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Ranheim (R)30761736551927
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). [16]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Molde 736411142333332221211111111111
Bodø/Glimt 122142434222111112122222222222
Rosenborg 1413151516151515121199875654444444444443
Odd 443233211111223333333333333334
Viking 111355667544557887887555555555
Kristiansund 147121186555667768779766767766666
Haugesund 111174687787789999981099888888897
Stabæk 71410121011131314141615151212121312121212111111101010988
Brann 111114141214886886686545555676677779
Vålerenga 174624323455444466678999999101010
Strømsgodset 44881113141410121516161616161616151516121214151414151211
Sarpsborg 08 71057710111115151213131515151515161614161613131312131112
Mjøndalen 14161191379911131314141411111211131313141415161515141513
Lillestrøm 7691091210101310111210131010101091010101010111111111314
Tromsø 6913121516161616161411121013131414111111131312121213121415
Ranheim 131516161491212991010101114141113141415151516141616161616
Leader / 2020–21 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round
2020–21 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2020 1. divisjon
Source: nifs.no

Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team, Lillestrøm takes part in a two-legged play-off against Start, the winners of the 1. divisjon promotion play-offs, to decide who will play in the 2020 Eliteserien.

Start 2–1 Lillestrøm
Sigurðarson Soccerball shade.svg 54' (pen.), 69' Report Gustavsson Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Sør Arena , Kristiansand
Attendance: 4,013
Referee: Trygve Kjensli
Lillestrøm 4–3 Start
Mikalsen Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Lowe Soccerball shade.svg 22' (o.g.)
Gustavsson Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Melgalvis Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Report Ramsland Soccerball shade.svg 76', 79', 82'
Åråsen Stadion , Lillestrøm
Attendance: 7,892
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen

Lillestrøm lost on the away goals rule after 5–5 on aggregate and were relegated to 1. divisjon.

Results

Home \ Away BOD BRA HAU KRI LIL MIF MOL ODD RAN ROS SRP STB STM TRO VÅL VIK
Bodø/Glimt 1–22–23–04–00–03–23–05–12–01–13–32–04–04–02–1
Brann 1–10–02–11–00–00–01–00–10–12–12–11–12–31–11–5
Haugesund 1–11–10–00–20–01–24–10–12–11–13–02–25–11–41–0
Kristiansund 1–21–02–25–24–03–21–10–02–24–00–11–21–02–04–2
Lillestrøm 0–01–31–01–13–20–20–32–11–10–01–32–14–00–00–2
Mjøndalen 4–52–11–41–12–21–32–03–11–20–01–01–11–11–01–1
Molde 4–21–13–12–02–11–02–22–0 3–0 2–13–04–03–04–15–1
Odd 3–13–23–12–02–13–22–21–01–13–02–12–12–11–11–0
Ranheim 1–10–30–21–22–11–12–34–12–30–20–21–01–21–55–2
Rosenborg 3–20–00–21–03–13–2 3–1 1–13–21–03–20–05–23–05–1
Sarpsborg 08 1–11–11–10–11–01–11–12–01–31–10–02–23–21–02–2
Stabæk 2–00–11–12–01–14–21–20–00–03–13–32–10–11–10–0
Strømsgodset 1–36–03–22–31–12–30–42–31–03–32–10–23–13–20–0
Tromsø 1–21–22–25–01–12–22–11–24–21–02–01–10–10–00–2
Vålerenga 6–01–01–21–10–32–02–41–01–11–11–10–22–04–10–4
Viking 3–42–10–02–03–04–10–22–02–22–22–13–04–02–11–1
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2019. Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Odd's Torgeir Borven became the Eliteserien top scorer after scoring 21 goals. Torgeir Borven (Odd Grenland) - Norway national under-21 football team (02).jpg
Odd's Torgeir Børven became the Eliteserien top scorer after scoring 21 goals.
RankPlayerClubGoals [17] GamesAverage
1 Flag of Norway.svg Torgeir Børven Odd 21300,70
2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Leke James Molde 17280,60
3 Flag of Norway.svg Ohi Omoijuanfo Molde 15270,56
4 Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen Bodø/Glimt 13290,44
5 Flag of Norway.svg Magnus Wolff Eikrem Molde 11250,44
6 Flag of Tunisia.svg Amor Layouni Bodø/Glimt 10210,48
Flag of Norway.svg Amahl Pellegrino Strømsgodset/Kristiansund 10240,42
Flag of Norway.svg Kristian Thorstvedt Viking 10260,38
9 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Høiland Viking 9220,40
Flag of Norway.svg Lars-Jørgen Salvesen Strømsgodset 9250,36

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Sweden.svg Amor Layouni Bodø/GlimtLillestrøm4–0 (H)5 May 2019
Flag of Norway.svg Ohi Omoijuanfo MoldeViking5–1 (H)20 May 2019
Flag of Senegal.svg Ibrahima Wadji HaugesundMjøndalen4–1 (A)26 May 2019
Flag of Nigeria.svg Leke James MoldeStrømsgodset4–0 (A)22 June 2019
Flag of Norway.svg Erik Botheim RosenborgTromsø5–2 (H)10 August 2019
Flag of Norway.svg Amahl Pellegrino KristiansundViking4–2 (H)27 October 2019
Flag of Denmark.svg Kasper Junker StabækMjøndalen4–2 (H)24 November 2019

Top assists

Molde's Eirik Hestad (picture) and Viking's Ylldren Ibrahimaj assisted 10 goals each over the season, more than any other player. Molde-Zenit (8).jpg
Molde's Eirik Hestad (picture) and Viking's Ylldren Ibrahimaj assisted 10 goals each over the season, more than any other player.
RankPlayerClubAssists [18]
1 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Hestad Molde 10
Flag of Kosovo.svg Ylldren Ibrahimaj Viking
3 Flag of Norway.svg Magnus Wolff Eikrem Molde 8
Flag of Norway.svg Joackim Olsen Solberg Mjøndalen
5 Flag of Sweden.svg Liridon Kalludra Kristiansund 7
Flag of Denmark.svg Philip Zinckernagel Bodø/Glimt
7 Flag of Norway.svg Veton Berisha Brann 6
Flag of Norway.svg Kristoffer Haugen Molde
Flag of Norway.svg Vegar Eggen Hedenstad Rosenborg
Flag of Norway.svg Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø
Flag of Kosovo.svg Elbasan Rashani Odd
Flag of Norway.svg Espen Ruud Odd

Clean sheets

RankPlayerClubClean
sheets
1 Flag of Norway.svg Iven Austbø Viking11
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Sandberg Stabæk10
3 Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Opdal Brann8
Flag of Norway.svg Helge Sandvik Haugesund
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Friedrich Bodø/Glimt7
Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Linde Molde
Flag of Croatia.svg Marco Marić Lillestrøm
Flag of Ireland.svg Sean McDermott Kristiansund
8 Flag of Norway.svg André Hansen Rosenborg6
Flag of Ghana.svg Adam Larsen Kwarasey Vålerenga
Flag of Norway.svg Julian Faye Lund Mjøndalen
Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Rossbach Odd

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most red cards: 4 [22]
    • Vålerenga

League attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Rosenborg 190,55417,79910,04012,704−22.6%
2 Brann 165,63416,4848,69311,042+5.9%
3 Viking 134,00215,0296,5008,933+13.1%1
4 Vålerenga 117,51614,4185,0377,834−14.7%
5 Molde 96,8289,0105,9526,916−2.7%
6 Lillestrøm 86,8689,8844,3375,791+4.2%
7 Odd 83,9787,2954,4925,599+4.0%
8 Sarpsborg 08 82,8927,0424,7675,526+10.4%
9 Strømsgodset 79,4588,5054,5765,297−10.8%
10 Haugesund 62,8787,0013,3054,186−3.0%
11 Kristiansund 61,3764,4443,8204,092+1.2%
12 Stabæk 54,7934,6213,0823,653−0.1%
13 Bodø/Glimt 50,0994,2482,7773,340+3.8%
14 Tromsø 49,6835,5222,5143,312−9.4%
15 Mjøndalen 35,1453,3501,9632,343+27.2%1
16 Ranheim 28,2482,9251,3531,883−6.7%
League total1,379,86117,7991,3535,773−1.6%

Updated to games played on 1 December 2019
Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.

Awards

AwardWinnerClub
Player of the Year Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen [23] Bodø/Glimt
Young Player of the Year Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen [23] Bodø/Glimt
Coach of the Year Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Knutsen [24] Bodø/Glimt
Goal of the Year Video Flag of Norway.svg Ola Brynhildsen [23] Stabæk
Team of the Year ( Verdens Gang ) [25]
Goalkeeper Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Sandberg (Stabæk)
Defenders Flag of Norway.svg Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg) Flag of Norway.svg Kristoffer Haugen (Molde)
Midfielders Flag of Norway.svg Aron Dønnum (Vålerenga) Flag of Norway.svg Kristian Thorstvedt (Viking) Flag of Norway.svg Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Kosovo.svg Herolind Shala (Vålerenga)
Forwards Flag of Norway.svg Zlatko Tripic (Viking) Flag of Tunisia.svg Amor Layouni (Bodø/Glimt)
Team of the Year (Eurosport) [26]
Goalkeeper Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Sandberg (Stabæk)
Defenders Flag of Norway.svg Kristoffer Haraldseid (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg) Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik André Bjørkan (Bodø/Glimt)
Midfielders Flag of Norway.svg Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Tronstad (Haugesund) Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen (Bodø/Glimt)
Forwards Flag of Norway.svg Zlatko Tripic (Viking) Flag of Norway.svg Torgeir Børven (Odd) Flag of Tunisia.svg Amor Layouni (Bodø/Glimt)
Team of the Year ( Nettavisen ) [27]
Goalkeeper Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Sandberg (Stabæk)
Defenders Flag of Norway.svg Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg) Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik André Bjørkan (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Norway.svg Martin Bjørnbak (Molde)
Midfielders Flag of Norway.svg Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Håkon Evjen (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik Aursnes (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Zlatko Tripic (Viking)
Forwards Flag of Nigeria.svg Leke James (Molde) Flag of Norway.svg Torgeir Børven (Odd)

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