2020 1. divisjon

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1. divisjon
Season 2020
Champions Tromsø
Promoted Tromsø
Lillestrøm
Relegated Kongsvinger
Øygarden
Matches played240
Goals scored781 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Henrik Udahl
(19 goals)
Biggest home win KFUM Oslo 6–0 Øygarden
(7 December 2020)
Biggest away win Ull/Kisa 0–7 Tromsø
(29 September 2020)
Highest scoring Stjørdals-Blink 5–4 Sandnes Ulf
(14 September 2020)
Tromsø 5–4 Åsane
(3 October 2020)
Raufoss 5–4 KFUM Oslo
(13 December 2020)
Longest winning run8 games
Tromsø [1]
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Lillestrøm [1]
Longest winless run10 games
HamKam [1]
Longest losing run6 games
Kongsvinger [1]
2019
2021

The 2020 1. divisjon (referred to as OBOS-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) was a Norwegian second-tier football league season.

Contents

Teams

In the 2019 1. divisjon, Aalesund, Sandefjord and Start were promoted to the 2020 Eliteserien, while Notodden, Skeid and Tromsdalen were relegated to the 2020 2. divisjon.

Lillestrøm, Tromsø and Ranheim were relegated from the 2019 Eliteserien, while Stjørdals-Blink, Grorud and Åsane were promoted from the 2019 2. divisjon.

Stadia and personnel

TeamLocationArenaCapacityManager
Åsane Bergen Myrdal gress2,180 [2] Flag of Norway.svg Morten Røssland
Grorud Oslo Grorud Matchbane1,700 [3] Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Kjønø
HamKam Hamar Briskeby Arena 7,800 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Rekdal
Jerv Grimstad Levermyr Stadion 3,300 Flag of Norway.svg Arne Sandstø
KFUM Oslo Oslo KFUM Arena 1,500 Flag of Norway.svg Jørgen Isnes
Kongsvinger Kongsvinger Gjemselund Stadion 5,824 Flag of Norway.svg Espen Nystuen (interim)
Lillestrøm Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion 11,500 Flag of Norway.svg Geir Bakke
Øygarden 1 Øygarden Ågotnes Stadion 1,200 Flag of Norway.svg Mons Ivar Mjelde
Ranheim Trondheim Extra Arena 3,000 Flag of Norway.svg Svein Maalen
Raufoss Raufoss Nammo Stadion 1,800 Flag of Norway.svg Christian Johnsen
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes Øster Hus Arena 6,046 Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Landro
Sogndal Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus 5,622 Flag of Norway.svg Eirik Bakke
Stjørdals-Blink Stjørdalshalsen M.U.S Stadion2,000 [4] Flag of Norway.svg Roar Vikvang
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion 2,000 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Martin Nesselquist
Tromsø Tromsø Alfheim Stadion 6,687 Flag of Norway.svg Gaute Helstrup
Ull/Kisa Jessheim Jessheim Stadion 4,500 Flag of Norway.svg Trond Fredriksen

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyTableIncoming managerDate of appointmentTable
Sandnes Ulf Flag of Norway.svg Bengt Sæternes Contract expired31 December 2019Pre-season Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Landro 13 November 2019 [6] Pre-season
Øygarden Flag of Norway.svg Steffen Landro Signed by Sandnes Ulf [6] 13 November 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Bryant Lazaro [lower-alpha 1] 17 February 2020 [7]
Kongsvinger Flag of Portugal.svg Vitor GazimbaMutual consent11 December 2019 [8] Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo 18 December 2019 [9]
Lillestrøm Flag of Norway.svg Tom Nordlie Contract expired11 December 2019 [10] Flag of Norway.svg Geir Bakke 1 January 2020 [11]
Tromsø Flag of Finland.svg Simo Valakari Mutual consent20 April 2020 [12] Flag of Norway.svg Gaute Helstrup 20 May 2020 [13]
HamKam Flag of Norway.svg Gaute Helstrup Signed by Tromsø 19 May 2020 [14] Flag of Norway.svg Espen Olsen 21 May 2020 [15]
HamKam Flag of Norway.svg Espen Olsen Structural changes7 August 202016th Flag of Norway.svg Geir Frigård (interim)7 August 2020 [16] 16th
HamKam Flag of Norway.svg Geir Frigård (interim)End of caretaker spell15 August 202016th Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Rekdal 15 August 2020 [17] 16th
Øygarden Flag of the United States.svg Bryant LazaroMutual consent18 September 2020 [18] 14th Flag of Norway.svg Mons Ivar Mjelde 18 September 2020 [19] 14th
Kongsvinger Flag of Finland.svg Mika Lehkosuo Structural changes30 September 2020 [20] 16th Flag of Norway.svg Espen Nystuen (interim)30 September 2020 [21] 16th
  1. Lazaro was initially appointed as assistant coach in December 2019, but was appointed as head coach on 17 February 2020.

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tromsø (C, P)3019656029+3163Promotion to Eliteserien
2 Lillestrøm (P)3016954926+2357
3 Sogndal 3015695736+2151Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 Ranheim 3013896141+2047
5 Åsane 3012996048+1245
6 Raufoss 30111095344+942 [lower-alpha 1]
7 Sandnes Ulf 30118114655941
8 KFUM Oslo 30109114444039
9 HamKam 30109114952339
10 Strømmen 30108124751435 [lower-alpha 2]
11 Jerv 30981341571635
12 Ull/Kisa 301051545631835
13 Grorud 30971445561134
14 Stjørdals-Blink (O)3089135259733Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Kongsvinger (R)306101435531828Relegation to 2. divisjon
16 Øygarden (R)30691537673027
Source: NFF, 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; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Raufoss have been deducted 1 point. [22]
  2. Strømmen have been deducted 3 points. [22]

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Tromsø 842111111111111111111111111111
Lillestrøm 7334891010101076554443322222222222
Sogndal 2146107333333332222233333333333
Ranheim 521222222222223334444444444444
Åsane 14912965444445665555555555555555
Raufoss 1510131391112121212121311109988810810878108776
Sandnes Ulf 35633455556444667766681010776667
KFUM Oslo 6655439999101099111213111199966667888
HamKam 1015151515161616161616161616161615141312121112111199999
Strømmen 161616161614141414141515131413111212121414131113141414111010
Jerv 121114107666668910111210101010776789710101211
Ull/Kisa 177111212111111111112141210131113141313121312131312121112
Grorud 131298111088885777889991111141414121213141313
Stjørdals-Blink 111387587777988877667810799101111121414
Kongsvinger 4811141415131313131411121315151616161616151515161616161615
Øygarden 91410121313151515151314151514141415151515161616151515151516
Promotion to Eliteserien
Promotion play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2. divisjon
Source: nifs.no

Results

Home \ Away GRO HAM JER KFU KIL LIL RAN RAU ULF SOG STJ SIF TRO ULL ÅSA ØYG
Grorud 1–20–33–04–00–10–21–61–13–11–12–12–03–11–44–3
HamKam 1–12–32–22–31–13–40–12–02–12–21–10–23–12–13–4
Jerv 2–03–20–11–12–21–64–22–20–31–11–01–02–10–24–2
KFUM Oslo 3–11–12–11–11–21–12–11–04–10–11–21–13–00–06–0
Kongsvinger 0–11–21–11–20–31–03–31–10–03–22–10–23–02–41–1
Lillestrøm 1–12–01–02–02–03–12–24–20–20–11–03–02–21–13–0
Ranheim 5–31–15–00–13–21–13–01–11–02–25–11–22–33–16–1
Raufoss 2–20–21–15–42–02–00–00–02–13–11–11–11–13–11–2
Sandnes Ulf 3–11–23–13–11–01–12–12–12–14–12–20–32–11–14–3
Sogndal 2–14–21–03–05–20–14–01–00–23–23–01–16–12–22–0
Stjørdals-Blink 2–30–12–24–15–21–42–30–25–42–22–14–21–22–20–0
Strømmen 2–13–05–22–10–01–41–13–24–01–11–11–43–10–32–2
Tromsø 3–13–11–01–11–00–13–01–05–02–24–21–02–15–41–0
Ull/Kisa 2–12–22–21–10–21–01–01–43–02–02–14–00–70–36–1
Åsane 1–12–25–11–12–23–10–30–14–11–42–11–40–14–23–1
Øygarden 1–11–31–03–11–10–00–04–42–10–10–11–41–12–10–2
Source: NIFS (in Norwegian), Football Federation of Norway (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 5th placed team played at home against the 6th placed team. The winner of the first round then met the 4th placed team on away ground in the second round. The winner of the second round then met the 3rd placed team on away ground. The winner of the third round advanced to play the 14th placed team in Eliteserien on neutral ground in the Eliteserien play-offs for a spot in the top-flight next season.

Relegation play-offs

The 14th placed team took part in a two-legged play-off against the winners of the 2. divisjon play-offs to decide who would play in the 2021 1. divisjon.

Stjørdals-Blink 3–0 Asker
Report
M.U.S Stadion Sandskogan , Stjørdalshalsen
Attendance: 300
Referee: Marius Lien
Asker 1–3 Stjørdals-Blink
Report
Føyka Stadion , Asker
Attendance: 200
Referee: Christian Moen

IL Stjørdals-Blink won 6–1 on aggregate.

Season statistics

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