|Dates||9 May 2021 (originally 5 April) – 27 November 2021|
|Goals scored||264 (2.87 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Ohi Omoijuanfo |
|Biggest home win|| Rosenborg 5–0 Viking |
(13 May 2021)
Bodø/Glimt 7–2 Strømsgodset
(16 June 2021)
Molde 5–0 Odd
(11 July 2021)
|Biggest away win|| Brann 0–3 Vålerenga |
(12 May 2021)
Sandefjord 0–3 Mjøndalen
(16 May 2021)
Stabæk 0–3 Tromsø
(14 June 2021)
|Highest scoring|| Bodø/Glimt 7–2 Strømsgodset |
(16 June 2021)
|Longest winning run||5 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||6 matches|
|Longest winless run||8 matches|
|Longest losing run||6 matches|
2022 →All statistics correct as of 11 July 2021.
The 2021 Eliteserien is the 77th season of top-tier football in Norway.
The season was to begin on 5 April and was scheduled to end 27 November 2021, not including play-off matches.Restrictions enforced by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Norwegian Football Association to postpone the start several times and the league started on 9 May.
Bodø/Glimt are the defending champions. Tromsø and Lillestrøm joined as the promoted clubs from the 2020 1. divisjon. They replaced Aalesund and IK Start who were relegated to the 2021 1. divisjon.
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 Tromsø and Lillestrøm, both returning to the top flight after an absence of just one year. They replaced Aalesund and IK Start, both relegated after a season's presence.
|Kristiansund||5||Kristiansund||Møre og Romsdal||Kristiansund Stadion||Artificial||4,444|
|Molde||45||Molde||Møre og Romsdal||Aker Stadion||Artificial||11,249|
|Odd||40||Skien||Vestfold og Telemark||Skagerak Arena||Artificial||11,767|
|Sandefjord||10||Sandefjord||Vestfold og Telemark||Sandefjord Arena||Natural||6,582|
|Sarpsborg 08||10||Sarpsborg||Viken||Sarpsborg Stadion||Artificial||8,022|
|Tromsø||33||Tromsø||Troms og Finnmark||Alfheim Stadion||Artificial||6,687|
|Team||Manager(s)||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Bodø/Glimt||Kjetil Knutsen|| Ulrik Saltnes |
|Brann||Eirik Horneland||Kristoffer Barmen||Nike||Sparebanken Vest|
|Haugesund||Jostein Grindhaug||Benjamin Hansen||Macron||Haugaland Kraft|
|Kristiansund||Christian Michelsen||Dan Peter Ulvestad||Macron||SpareBank 1 Nordvest|
|Lillestrøm||Geir Bakke||Thomas Lehne Olsen||Puma||DNB|
|Mjøndalen||Vegard Hansen||Christian Gauseth||Umbro||Sparebanken Øst|
|Molde||Erling Moe||Magnus Wolff Eikrem||Nike||Sparebanken Møre|
|Odd||Jan Frode Nornes||Steffen Hagen||Hummel||SpareBank 1 Telemark|
|Rosenborg||Åge Hareide||Markus Henriksen||Adidas||SpareBank 1 SMN|
|Sandefjord|| Hans Erik Ødegaard |
|Sarpsborg 08||Lars Bohinen||Joachim Thomassen||Select||Borregaard|
|Stabæk||Eirik Kjønø||Yaw Amankwah||Macron||SpareBank 1 Østlandet|
|Strømsgodset|| Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen |
|Tromsø||Gaute Helstrup||Ruben Yttergård Jenssen||Select||Sparebanken Nord-Norge|
|Vålerenga||Dag-Eilev Fagermo||Jonatan Tollås||Umbro||DNB|
|Viking|| Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim |
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager(s)||Date of appointment||Table|
|Viking||Bjarne Berntsen||Mutual consent||31 December 2020||Pre-season|| Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim |
|1 January 2021||Pre-season|
|Sandefjord||Martí Cifuentes||Contract expired||31 December 2020|| Hans Erik Ødegaard |
|1 January 2021|
|Strømsgodset||Henrik Pedersen||Mutual consent||9 April 2021|| Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen |
|12 April 2021|
|Sarpsborg 08||Mikael Stahre||Signed by Göteborg||2 June 2021||8th||Lars Bohinen||6 June 2021||8th|
|Stabæk||Jan Jönsson||Mutual consent||4 July 2021||15th||Eirik Kjønø||9 July 2021||15th|
|Brann||Kåre Ingebrigtsen||Sacked||19 July 2021||15th||Eirik Horneland (interim)||20 July 2021||15th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Molde||14||9||3||2||34||13||+21||30||Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round|
|2||Bodø/Glimt||14||7||4||3||29||15||+14||25||Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round|
|14||Tromsø||13||2||4||7||12||24||−12||10||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|15||Brann||14||1||4||9||13||27||−14||7||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
|Leader / 2022–23 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round|
|2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League second qualifying round|
|Relegation to 2022 1. divisjon|
|Thomas Lehne Olsen||Lillestrøm|
|Ohi Omoijuanfo||Molde||Brann||4–0 (H)||16 May 2021|
|Kristoffer Zachariassen||Rosenborg||Brann||3–2 (H)||20 May 2021|
|Mushaga Bakenga||Odd||Brann||1–3 (A)||20 June 2021|
|Magnus Wolff Eikrem||Molde|
|2||Anders Kristiansen||Sarpsborg 08||5|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Young Player of the Month||References|
|May||Christian Michelsen||Kristiansund||Kristoffer Zachariassen||Rosenborg||Erik Botheim||Bodø/Glimt|
|June||Erling Moe||Molde||Ohi Omoijuanfo||Molde||Not awarded|
Updated to games played on 13 December 2020
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.
The 2008 Tippeligaen was the 64th completed season of top division football in Norway. The season began on 29 March and ended 2 November. Brann were the defending champions, having won their third Tippeligaen championship in 2007. The teams promoted from the 1. divisjon at the end of the previous season were champions Molde, automatic qualifiers HamKam, and play-off winners Bodø/Glimt.
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.
The 2011 Tippeligaen was the 67th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 20 March 2011 and ended on 27 November 2011. Rosenborg were the defending champions, having secured their twenty-second League Championship on 24 October 2010. Sogndal, Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad entered as the three promoted teams from the 2010 1. divisjon. They replaced Hønefoss, Kongsvinger and Sandefjord who were relegated to the 2011 1. divisjon.
The 2013 Tippeligaen was the 69th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began 15 March 2013 and ended on 10 November 2013, when Strømsgodset defeated Haugesund 4–0 to win their second league title.
The 2015 season is Sandefjord Fotball's 18th season, and their first Tippeligaen season since their relegation in 2010. It is their 2nd season with Lars Bohinen as manager, during which they will compete in the Norwegian Cup as well as the Tippeligaen.
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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. Rosenborg were the defending champions, while Kristiansund and Sandefjord entered as the promoted teams from the 2016 1. divisjon.
The 2017 season will be Stabæk's fourth season back in the Eliteserien following their relegation in 2012, their 21st season in the top flight of Norwegian football. Stabæk finished the previous season in fourteenth place and survived the relegation play-offs against FK Jerv.
The 2017 season is Kristiansund's first season in Eliteserien.
The 2018 Eliteserien was the 74th completed season of top-tier football in Norway.
The 2018 season is Stabæk's fifth season back in the Eliteserien following their relegation in 2012, their 22nd season in the top flight of Norwegian football.
The 2019 Eliteserien was the 75th season of top-tier football in Norway.
The 2019 season is Brann's fourth season back in Eliteserien since their relegation at the end of the 2014 season.
The 2020 Eliteserien was the 76th season of top-tier football in Norway.
During the 2019 campaign Vålerenga will have competed in the following competitions: Eliteserien, Norwegian Football Cup.
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