Norwegian Football Cup

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Norwegian Football Cup
Founded1902;119 years ago (1902)
RegionNorway
Number of teams272 (2020)
Qualifier for UEFA Europa Conference League
Domestic cup(s) Mesterfinalen
Current champions Viking
(6th title)
Most successful club(s) Odd
Rosenborg
(12 titles)
Television broadcasters NRK
Website NM Men
Soccerball current event.svg 2021–22 Norwegian Football Cup

The Norwegian Football Cup (Norwegian : Norgesmesterskapet i fotball for herrer) is the main knockout cup competition in Norwegian football. It is run by the Football Association of Norway and has been contested since 1902, making it the oldest football tournament in the country. The tournament is commonly known as Cupen ("The Cup") or NM, an acronym formed from Norgesmesterskap ("Norwegian Championship"). These terms are used to describe both the men's and women's competitions. The equivalent competition for women's teams is the Norwegian Women's Football Cup.

Contents

The Norwegian Football Cup is a national championship, meaning that while the Eliteserien may be the most prestigious competition to win, it is the winners of the Cup who are awarded the title "Norwegian football champions". This differs from, for example, English football, where the winners of the Premier League are the ones who become English champions.

Winners receive the King's trophy. Winners also qualify for the Europa League second qualifying round and a place in the Mesterfinalen, the Norwegian super cup match. The current Norwegian champions and holders of the cup are Viking, who defeated Haugesund 1–0 in the 2019 final. Odd and Rosenborg are the most successful clubs with 12 titles each.

History

The first cup was played in 1902, and Oscar II presented the King's Cup to the inaugural tournament. This was an invitation tournament organised by Kristiania IF and the Norwegian Football Association, which was later given official status. Five teams joined the competition, and Odd reached the final without playing a match. Grane won the first Norwegian Cup after they defeated Odd 2–0 at Gamle Frogner Stadion, Kristiania. The first tournament who had official status at the time of the events was the 1904 Norwegian Cup and was won by Odd. [1] In the beginning, the cup was open for county champions only. This continued until 1933, when the cup was opened for all clubs of a certain standing. League football began with the 1937–38 season, and Fredrikstad became the first team to win a domestic double by winning both the league and the cup in the same year. Due to the outbreak of World War II, the competition was not played between the 1940 and 1945 editions. The competition was not nationwide until 1963. 1963 was the first year clubs from Northern Norway were allowed to participate, this was due to a poor communication system in the northern parts of Norway and to the belief that the clubs in the three northern counties could not compete on the same level as the southern clubs (Bodø/Glimt - one of the two northern newcomers - did stay in the cup to the fourth round that year). Until 1963, teams from Northern Norway their own Northern Norwegian Championships.

Before the 2004 cup final, NRK awarded the 1986 final between Tromsø and Lillestrøm with the title Tidenes Cupfinale (Best cup final ever), and ex-Rosenborg striker Gøran Sørloth with Tidenes Cuphelt (Best cup hero ever).

The final has been played at Ullevaal Stadion since the 1948 cup final.

Format

Overview

Before the proper rounds take place, two qualifying rounds are played in March and April. 176 clubs from tier 4 and 5 enter the first qualifying round and 44 of these advance to the first round where they are joined by 84 teams from tiers 1, 2 and 3.

The first round of the cup are played in April, around the same time as the Eliteserien season starts. The first two rounds are set up by the Norwegian Football Association, and the top flight teams are usually pitted against fairly weak amateur teams, often in rural areas, on the amateur team's home pitch. Early upsets, where an amateur team knocks a professional team out of the tournament do happen occasionally. For example, in 2012 the Eliteserien teams Sandnes Ulf and Sogndal were knocked out in the first round by the third division (fourth tier) teams Staal Jørpeland IL and Florø SK respectively. [2] Even if the amateur team loses, squaring off against a professional team may well be the highlight of their season.

From the third round to the semi-final, matchups are drawn at random, the teams face off once, and the winner goes on to the next round. The final match is played at Ullevaal Stadium (national stadium) in November or December, and takes place near the end of the Norwegian football season.

The cup is very popular in Norway, and tickets for the final match are hard to get hold of, as the game usually sells out quickly. The supporters of the two teams playing in the final match are seated at the two short-ends of the pitch, while the more neutral supporters are seated by the long-ends. The match is also televised on national television.

Schedule

Most entrants from level 4 and all entrants from level 5 have to play to qualifying rounds to join the competition proper. [3] Reserve teams of Eliteserien clubs, who are eligible to play in 2. divisjon (level 3) cannot enter. Depending on the number of reserve teams, the first round proper will be filled with the best clubs from level 4 until the number of teams from levels 1–4 is 84. Clubs from higher levels are then added in the first round, as per the table below. The months in which rounds are played are traditional, with exact dates subject to each year's calendar.

RoundNew entrants at this roundMonthNo of matches
Qualifying Competition
First Qualifying RoundLevel 4 and 5 clubsMarch88
Second Qualifying RoundnoneApril44
Competition Proper
First RoundLevel 1, 2 and 3 clubsApril64
Second RoundnoneMay32
Third Round16
Fourth RoundJune8
Quarter-finalsAugust4
Semi-finalsSeptember2
FinalDecember1

Tiebreaking

In all rounds, if a fixture result in a draw after normal time, the winner is settled by a period of extra time, and if still necessary, a penalty shootout. Earlier, fixtures resulting in a draw (after normal time) would go to a replay, played at the venue of the away team.

The first Cup Final to go to a replay was the 1945 final, between Lyn and Fredrikstad. The initial tie finished 1–1 and the first replay also finished 1–1. Lyn won the second replay 4–0. The only other time the final has taken three matches to settle was the 1965 final between Oslo rivals Skeid and Frigg (2–2, 1–1, 2–1). The last replayed final was the 1995 final, when Rosenborg and Brann fought a 1–1 draw. The replay saw Rosenborg win the Cup, with the score 3–1. The first final to be decided by a penalty shootout was the 2009 final between Molde and Aalesund. The score ended 1–1 after normal time and 2–2 after extra time. Aalesund won the final 5–4 on penalties.

Qualification for subsequent competitions

European football

Prior to 2020, the Cup winners qualified for the following season's UEFA Europa League (formerly named the UEFA Cup; from its launch in 1960 until 1998, they entered the now-defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup instead). Effecting from the 2020 Norwegian Cup, winners will qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League. This European place applies even if the team is relegated or is not in the Norwegian top flight. In the past, if the Cup winning team also qualified for the following season's Champions League or Europa League through their league position, then the losing Cup finalist were given this European berth instead. Norwegian Cup winners enter the Europa League at the second qualifying round. Losing finalists, if they haven't qualified for Europe via the league, began earlier, at the first qualifying round. From the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League season, however, UEFA does not allow the runners-up to qualify for the Europa League through the competition. [4] If the winner – and until 2015, the runner-up – has already qualified for Europe through their league position (with the exception of the UEFA Cup until 1998), the Cup berth was then given to the highest-place team in the league who has not yet qualified.

Mesterfinalen

The Cup winners also qualify for the following season's single-match Mesterfinalen, a season opener played against the previous season's Eliteserien champions (or the Eliteserien runners-up if the Cup winners also won the league – the double).

Finals

Key

(R)Replay
*Match went to extra time
Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time
BoldWinning team won The Double of Norwegian Cup & top division
ItalicsTeam from outside the top level of Norwegian football
SeasonWinner [5] Score [5] Runner-up [5] Referee [5] Venue [5] Att. [5]
1902 Grane 2 – 0 Odd Bredo Larsen, (Lyn Oslo) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania
1903 Odd 1 – 0 Grane Finn Hagemann, (Lyn Oslo) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania
1904 Odd 4 – 0 Porsgrunds FC Thomas Wiborg, (Kragerø IF Turn) Skien Sportsplassen, Skien 800
1905 Odd 2 – 1 Akademisk Arthur Nordlie, (Lyn Oslo) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania 3,000
1906 Odd 1 – 0 Sarpsborg Sverre Strand, (SK Grane) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania
1907 Mercantile 3 – 0 Sarpsborg August Heiberg Kahrs, (Lyn Oslo) Nedre Frednes, Porsgrunn 4,000
1908 Lyn 3 – 2 Odd Charles Stanley Davis, (Sarpsborg FK) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania
1909 [6] Lyn 4 – 3 * Odd Christian Wiese, (Akademisk FK) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania 4,000
1910 Lyn 4 – 2 Odd Theodor Hansen, (Fredrikstad FK) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania 5,000
1911 Lyn 5 – 2 Urædd Ruben Gelbord, (Stockholm, Sweden) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania 5,000
1912 Mercantile 6 – 0 Fram Tryggve Lund, (Odd BK) Gamle Frogner stadion, Kristiania 2,000
1913 Odd 2 – 1 Mercantile Ruben Gelbord, (Stockholm, Sweden) Urædd stadion, Porsgrunn 10,000
1914 Frigg 4 – 2 Gjøvik-Lyn Daniel Eie, (Lyn Oslo) Frogner stadion, Kristiania 10,000
1915 Odd 2 – 1 Kvik Fredrikshald Peder Christian Andersen, (Kristiania) Sarpsborg stadion, Sarpsborg 6,000
1916 Frigg 2 – 0 Ørn Peder Christian Andersen, (Kristiania) Skøitebanen, Trondheim 4,000
1917 Sarpsborg 4 – 1 Brann Arne Wendelborg, (Frigg Oslo) Stavanger stadion, Stavanger 10,000
1918 Kvik Fredrikshald 4 – 0 Brann Ragnvald Smedvik, (Frigg Oslo) Marienlyst stadion, Drammen 12,000
1919 Odd 1 – 0 Frigg Peder Christian Andersen, (Kristiania) Fram sportsplass, Larvik 10,000
1920 Ørn 1 – 0 Frigg Fredrik Schieldrop, (Minde) Vestre Holmen, Kristiania 14,000
1921 Frigg Oslo 2 – 0 Odd Alf Lagesen, (Drammens BK) Vestre Holmen, Kristiania 20,000
1922 Odd 5 – 1 Kvik Fredrikshald Thorvald E. Johnsen, (Trygg) Brann stadion, Bergen 8,000
1923 Brann 2 – 1 Lyn Karl Aug. Andersen, (Kvik Fredrikshald) Odds gressbane, Skien 8,000
1924 Odd 3 – 0 Mjøndalen Trygve Høgbergh, (Fagerborg) Sorgenfri gressbane, Trondheim 7,000
1925 Brann 3 – 0 Sarpsborg Fridtjof Johansen, (Holmestrand IF) Old Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad 10,000
1926 Odd 3 – 0 Ørn Finn Grefberg, (Frigg Oslo) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 16,000
1927 Ørn 4 – 0 Drafn Fritz Lütcherath, (Hasle-Løren) Sandefjord stadion, Sandefjord 3,000
1928 Ørn 2 – 1 Lyn Paulus Nilsen, (Brodd) Halden stadion, Halden 6,717
1929 Sarpsborg 2 – 1 * Ørn Thoralf Kristiansen, (Gjøa) Stavanger stadion, Stavanger 13,000
1930 Ørn 4 – 2 Drammens BK Reidar Randers-Johansen, (Trygg) Brann stadion, Bergen 6,000
1931 Odd 3 – 1 Mjøndalen Bjarne H. Bech, (Ørn) Lovisenlund idrettsplass, Larvik 13,000
1932 Fredrikstad 6 – 1 Ørn Oscar Arvid Carlsen, (Lillestrøm) Marienlyst stadion, Drammen 17,000
1933 Mjøndalen 3 – 1 Viking Eivind Johansen, (Larvik Turn) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,000
1934 Mjøndalen 2 – 1 * Sarpsborg Kolbjørn Dæhlen, (Skeid Fotball) Sorgenfri gressbane, Trondheim 8,000
1935 Fredrikstad 4 – 0 Sarpsborg Thoralf Christiansen, (Stavanger IF) Sarpsborg stadion, Sarpsborg 15,200
1936 Fredrikstad 2 – 0 Mjøndalen Kåre Gunnar Kinn, (Eidsvold IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 20,000
1937 Mjøndalen 4 – 2 Odd Alf Simensen, (Sarpsborg FK) Urædd stadion, Porsgrunn 17,000
1938 Fredrikstad 3 – 2 * Mjøndalen Finn Amundsen, (Lyn Oslo) Briskeby gressbane, Hamar 14,500
1939 Sarpsborg 2 – 1 Skeid Gullik Hagajore, (Tønsberg Turnforening) Tønsberg gressbane, Tønsberg 8,000
1940 Fredrikstad 3 – 0 Skeid Thorleiv Nordbø, (Frigg Oslo FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,000
1945 Lyn 1 – 1 * Fredrikstad Haakon Engebretsen, (SK Brage) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 34,162
1945 (R) Lyn 1 – 1 * Fredrikstad Edvin Pedersen, (SK Gjøa) Sarpsborg stadion, Sarpsborg 18,000
1945 (2R) Lyn 4 – 0 Fredrikstad Nils Gundersen, (Fram Larvik) Bislett Stadium, Oslo 31,412
1946 Lyn
3 – 2 * Fredrikstad Sverre Hermansen, (Fjellkameratene IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 35,000
1947 Skeid 2 – 0 Viking Bjarne Halvorsen, (Skiold Fotball) Brann stadion, Bergen 25,000
1948 Sarpsborg 1 – 0 Fredrikstad Johan Narvestad, (Hasle-Løren) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 35,000
1949 Sarpsborg 3 – 1 Skeid Svend J. Svendsen, (Torp IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 36,000
1950 Fredrikstad 3 – 0 Brann Josef Larsen, (Frigg Oslo FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 35,367
1951 Sarpsborg 3 – 2 * Asker Folke Bålstad, (Mercantile/Trygg) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,639
1952 Sparta 3 – 2 Solberg Helge Ladim, (Grüner IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,639
1953 Viking 2 – 1 Lillestrøm Øivind Helgesen, (Liull) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 31,102
1954 Skeid 3 – 0 Fredrikstad Finn Å. Bråthen, (Lillestrøm SK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 34,794
1955 Skeid 5 – 0 Lillestrøm Henry Klausen, (Sarpsborg FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 33,825
1956 Skeid 2 – 0 Larvik Turn Gunnar Andersen, (Ulefoss SF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 33,444
1957 Fredrikstad 4 – 0 Sandefjord BK Leif Gulliksen, (Ørn FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 33,073
1958 Skeid 1 – 0 Lillestrøm Birger Nilsen, (Grüner IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 32,579
1959 Viking 3 – 1 Sandefjord BK Trygve Dahlgren, (IF Urædd) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 28,195
1960 Rosenborg 3 – 3 * Odd Harald Heltberg, (Frigg Oslo FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 31,135
1960 (R) Rosenborg 3 – 2 Odd Arnold Nilsen, (Nymark IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 29,743
1961 Fredrikstad 7 – 0 Haugar Bjørn Borgersen, (Mercantile SFK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,273
1962 Gjøvik-Lyn 2 – 0 Vard Georg Dragvoll, (IK Brage) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 31,157
1963 Skeid 2 – 0 * Fredrikstad Kåre Furulund, (Hasle-Løren) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 31,444
1964 Rosenborg 2 – 1 Sarpsborg Johan Riseth, (Namsos IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,665
1965 Skeid 2 – 2 * Frigg Finn Bolstad, (Skiold Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 18,821
1965 (R) Skeid 1 – 1 * Frigg Rolf Hansen, (Skiens-Grane IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 8,826
1965 (2R) Skeid 2 – 1 Frigg Sverre Eugen Olsen, (Akademisk BK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 8,990
1966 Fredrikstad 3 – 2 Lyn Hans Granlund, (Heggedal IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,335
1967 Lyn 4 – 1 Rosenborg Ivar Hornslien, (Nydalen) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 27,389
1968 Lyn 3 – 0 Mjøndalen Henry Øberg, (Hamar IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 21,101
1969 Strømsgodset 2 – 2 * Fredrikstad Rolf H. Andersen, (Skeid Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 27,529
1969 (R) Strømsgodset 5 – 3 Fredrikstad Kåre Sirevaag, (Viking FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,022
1970 Strømsgodset 4 – 2 Lyn Einar Røed, (Tønsberg Turnforening) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,744
1971 Rosenborg 4 – 1 Fredrikstad Rolf Nyhus, (Nordstrand IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,180
1972 Brann 1 – 0 Rosenborg Kjell Wahlen, (Skeid Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 17,700
1973 Strømsgodset 1 – 0 Rosenborg Svein-Inge Thime, (Stavanger IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,209
1974 Skeid 3 – 1 Viking Egil Bergstad, (Borre IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 14,276
1975 Bodø/Glimt 2 – 0 Vard Kaare Lindboe, (FK Vidar) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,778
1976 Brann 2 – 1 Sogndal Odd Johannessen, (Vang FL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,834
1977 Lillestrøm 1 – 0 Bodø/Glimt Rolf Haugen, (Lillehammer FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,648
1978 Lillestrøm 2 – 1 Brann Reidar Bjørnestad, (IL Sandviken) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,534
1979 Viking 2 – 1 Haugar Ivar Fredriksen, (Lillestrøm SK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,000
1980 Vålerenga 4 – 1 Lillestrøm Einar Halle, (Molde FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,000
1981 Lillestrøm 3 – 1 Moss Jan Erik Olsen, (Drammens BK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,895
1982 Brann 3 – 2 Molde Torbjørn Aass, (SK Brage) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,000
1983 Moss 2 – 0 Vålerenga Thorodd Presberg, (Strømsgodset IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,000
1984 Fredrikstad 3 – 3 * Viking Per Arne Larsgård, (Sandefjord BK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,668
1984 (R) Fredrikstad 3 – 2 Viking Einar Halle, (Molde FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 15,993
1985 Lillestrøm 4 – 1 Vålerenga Tore Hollung, (Østsiden IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 18,500
1986 Tromsø 4 – 1 Lillestrøm Egil Nervik, (SK Freidig) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,000
1987 Bryne 1 – 0 * Brann Kjell Nordby, (Rygge IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,080
1988 Rosenborg 2 – 2 * Brann Bjørn Kronborg, (Faaberg Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,500
1988 (R) Rosenborg 2 – 0 Brann Thorodd Presberg, (Strømsgodset IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,700
1989 Viking 2 – 2 * Molde Rune Pedersen, (SK Sprint/Jeløy) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,000
1989 (R) Viking 2 – 1 Molde Egil Nervik, (SK Freidig) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 9,856
1990 Rosenborg 5 – 1 Fyllingen Arild Haugstad, (Faaberg Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 30,000
1991 Strømsgodset 3 – 2 Rosenborg Roy Helge Olsen, (Frigg Oslo FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 27,240
1992 Rosenborg 3 – 2 Lillestrøm Rune Pedersen, (SK Sprint/Jeløy) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 28,217
1993 Bodø/Glimt 2 – 0 Strømsgodset Sven Kjelbrott, (Haugerud IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 26,315
1994 Molde 3 – 2 Lyn Terje Singsaas, (Rosenborg BK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,524
1995 Rosenborg 1 – 1 * Brann Jon E. Skjervold, (Fet IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 27,561
1995 (R) Rosenborg 3 – 1 Brann Rune Pedersen, (SK Sprint/Jeløy) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 20,076
1996 Tromsø 2 – 1 Bodø/Glimt Terje Hauge, (Lyngbø SK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,683
1997 Vålerenga 4 – 2 Strømsgodset Roy Helge Olsen, (Harstad IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,678
1998 Stabæk 3 – 1 * Rosenborg Rune Pedersen, (SK Sprint/Jeløy) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 23,251
1999 Rosenborg 2 – 0 Brann Tom Henning Øvrebø, (Nordstrand IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,296
2000 Odd Grenland 2 – 1 * Viking Frode Kvam, (Strindheim IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,864
2001 Viking 3 – 0 Bryne Kjell Alseth, (Stjørdals/Blink IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,823
2002 Vålerenga 1 – 0 Odd Grenland Tommy Skjerven, (Kaupanger IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,481
2003 Rosenborg 3 – 1 * Bodø/Glimt Terje Hauge, (Olsvik IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,447
2004 Brann 4 – 1 Lyn Espen Berntsen, (Vang FL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,458
2005 Molde 4 - 2 * Lillestrøm Brage Sandmoen, (Kjelsås IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,182
2006 Fredrikstad 3 – 0 Sandefjord Fotball Tom Henning Øvrebø, (Nordstrand IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,102
2007 Lillestrøm 2 – 0 Haugesund Per Ivar Staberg, (Harstad IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,361
2008 Vålerenga 4 – 1 Stabæk Svein Oddvar Moen, (SK Haugar) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,823
2009 Aalesund 2 – 2 †
(5–4 pen.)
Molde Kristoffer Helgerud, (Lier IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,500
2010 Strømsgodset 2 – 0 Follo Tom Harald Hagen, (Grue IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,500
2011 Aalesund 2 – 1 Brann Svein-Erik Edvartsen, (Hamar IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,032
2012 Hødd 1 – 1 †
(4–2 pen.)
Tromsø Kjetil Sælen, (Arna-Bjørnar) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,217
2013 Molde 4 – 2 Rosenborg Svein Oddvar Moen, (SK Haugar) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 24,824
2014 Molde 2 – 0 Odd Dag Vidar Hafsås, (Kolstad Fotball) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 26,528
2015 Rosenborg 2 – 0 Sarpsborg 08 Ken Henry Johnsen, (Husøy & Foynland IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 26,507
2016 Rosenborg 4 – 0 Kongsvinger Tore Hansen (Feda IL) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 26,912
2017 Lillestrøm 3 – 2 Sarpsborg 08 Ola Hobber Nilsen (Nordstrand IF) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 25,091
2018 Rosenborg 4 – 1 Strømsgodset Trond Ivar Døvle (Fjellhamar FK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 22,182
2019 Viking 1 – 0 Haugesund Espen Eskås (Bækkelagets SK) Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 21,895
2020 Cancelled

Winners and finalists

Results by team

Since its establishment, the Norwegian Cup has been won by 27 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

ClubWinnersRunners-upWinning YearsYears as runners-up
Odd 129 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931, 2000 1902, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1921, 1937, 1960, 2002, 2014
Rosenborg 126 1960, 1964, 1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2015, 2016, 2018 1967, 1972, 1973, 1991, 1998, 2013
Fredrikstad 117 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1984, 2006 1945, 1946, 1948, 1954, 1963, 1969, 1971
Lyn 86 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1945, 1946, 1967, 1968 1923, 1928, 1966, 1970, 1994, 2004
Skeid 83 1947, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1974 1939, 1940, 1949
Brann 69 1923, 1925, 1972, 1976, 1982, 2004 1917, 1918, 1950, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1995 1999, 2011
Lillestrøm 67 1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 2007, 2017 1953, 1955, 1958, 1980, 1986, 1992, 2005
Sarpsborg 66 1917, 1929, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1951 [7] 1906, 1907, 1925, 1934, 1935, 1964
Viking 65 1953, 1959, 1979, 1989, 2001, 2019 1933, 1947, 1974, 1984, 2000
Strømsgodset 53 1969, 1970, 1973, 1991, 2010 1993, 1997
Ørn-Horten 44 1920, 1927, 1928, 1930 1916, 1926, 1929, 1932
Molde 43 1994, 2005, 2013, 2014 1982, 1989, 2009
Vålerenga 42 1980, 1997, 2002, 2008 1983, 1985
Mjøndalen 35 1933, 1934, 1937 1924, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1968
Frigg 33 1914, 1916, 1921 1919, 1920, 1965
Bodø/Glimt 23 1975, 1993 1977, 1996, 2003
Mercantile 21 1907, 1912 1913
Tromsø 21 1986, 1996 2012
Aalesund 2 2009, 2011
Kvik Halden
(Fredrikshald until 1928)
12 1918 1915, 1922
SK Grane 11 1902 1903
Gjøvik/Lyn 11 1962 1914
Moss 11 1983 1981
Bryne 11 1987 2001
Stabæk 11 1998 2008
Sparta 1 1952
Hødd 1 2012
Urædd
(includes Porsgrunds FC)
2 1904, 1911
Sandefjord BK 2 1957, 1959
Vard Haugesund 2 1962, 1975
Haugar 2 1961, 1979
Sarpsborg 08 2 2015, 2017
Haugesund 2 2007, 2019
Akademisk Kristiania 1 1905
Fram Larvik 1 1912
Drafn 1 1927
Drammens BK 1 1930
Asker 1 1951
Solberg 1 1952
Larvik Turn 1 1956
Sogndal 1 1976
Fyllingen 1 1990
Sandefjord 1 2006
Follo 1 2010
Kongsvinger 1 2016

Records and statistics

Final

Team

Individual

All rounds

Women

Since 1978, an official cup for women's clubs has also been played. The women's cup final is usually played on a Saturday, the day before the men's cup final. The 1978 cup final between BUL and Trondheims-Ørn was the only Norwegian cup final to be decided on penalties.

Before the 2006 final, the Norwegian Football Association decided that the Women's final would be played at Bislett Stadium instead of Ullevaal Stadion, which caused some debate. The Football Association claimed that two matches over one weekend would cause too much wear on the Ullevaal pitch, while representatives for the clubs claimed that the move was discriminating against women's football. When the semi-finals of the 2006 cup were drawn, all 4 clubs boycotted the draw in a protest against the move.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Andersen, Espen (2007). Det store gjennombruddet. Norsk fotballs kulturhistorie 1885-1925[The big breakthrough. Norwegian fotball's cultural history 1885-1925] (in Norwegian). Oslo. pp. 207–208. ISBN   9788250204102.
  2. "Staal og FSK skreiv fotballhistorie" (in Norwegian). NRK Sogn og Fjordane. 3 May 2012.
  3. "Informasjon om NM-spill i 2017 og 2018". www.fotball.no (in Norwegian). Norwegian Football Association (NFF). 12 December 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. "UEFA Direct" (PDF). UEFA Magazine. October 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 http://www.rsssf.no/stats/CupFinals.html
  6. After a protest from Odd during the original 1909 Final, which was caused by Odd refusing to play on after conceding what they saw as an offside goal - the Norwegian Football Federation annulled the Second Half. A replacement Referee - Thorvald Torgersen - was appointed and the 2nd Half and Extra Time were replayed in full - http://www.rsssf.no/1909/fcup

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VĂ¥lerenga Fotball

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo and a part of the multi-sport club Vålerengens IF. Founded in 1913, the club is named after the neighbourhood of Vålerenga. Vålerenga's home ground is Intility Arena, located in Valle-Hovin. Vålerenga are five-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Football Cup champions, having last won the league in 2005 and the cup in 2008. The club has a somewhat mythical status due to a history of colorful players, staff and fans.

Eliteserien First division football league in Norway

Eliteserien is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Norwegian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 1. divisjon.

Sarpsborg 08 FF

Sarpsborg 08 Fotballforening, commonly known as Sarpsborg 08 or simply Sarpsborg, is a Norwegian football club based in Sarpsborg, playing in Eliteserien. Sarpsborg 08 and its predecessors played in 1. divisjon from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, the club was promoted to the Tippeligaen, the top league in Norway, but finished last and was relegated back to 1. divisjon in 2011. In 2012, they were promoted again and 6 years after, they qualified for their first Europa League group stage. They play their home games at Sarpsborg Stadion.

2004 Norwegian Football Cup football tournament season

The 2004 Norwegian Football Cup was the 99th edition of the Norwegian Football Cup. The tournament was contested by 128 teams, going through 7 rounds before a winner could be declared. The final match was played on 7 November at Ullevaal stadion in Oslo. Brann won their 6th Norwegian Championship title after defeating Lyn in the final with the score 4–1.

The 2007 Norwegian Football Cup was the 102nd season of Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. The competition started on 19 May 2007 with the first-round games and ended on 11 November 2007 with the final. The defending champions were Fredrikstad.

The 2009 Norwegian Football Cup was the 104th season of the Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. The competition started with two qualifying rounds on 13 April and 22 April, and the final was held on 8 November. The defending champions were Vålerenga.

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 1960 Norwegian Football Cup was the 55th season of the Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. The tournament was open for all members of NFF, except those from Northern Norway. Viking was the defending champions, but was eliminated by the second tier team Freidig in the fourth round.

Norwegian football teams have entered Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) club competitions every season since 1960. Nineteen clubs have represented Norway in four official tournaments: the Champions League, the Europa League, the Cup Winners' Cup and the Intertoto Cup, the latter two which are now defunct. Rosenborg has participated in thirty seasons, more than any other Norwegian team, while Fyllingen, Gjøvik-Lyn, Haugar and Kongsvinger have only participated once each. No Norwegian teams have ever advanced past the quarter-finals of any tournament, with Rosenborg, Lyn, Brann and Vålerenga having reached one quarter-final each.

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 2013 Norwegian Football Cup was the 108th season of the Norwegian annual knockout football tournament. It began with qualification matches in March 2013. The first round was played 17 April 2013 and the tournament ended with the final on 24 November 2013, which Molde won by beating Rosenborg 4–2.

The 2014 Norwegian Football Cup Final was the 109th final of the Norwegian Football Cup. It was played on 23 November 2014 at Ullevaal Stadion, in Oslo, Norway. In the final Odd lost 2-0 to Molde, securing Molde's second cup title in a row and the double for the 2014 season. This was Molde's 7th cup final, while Odd traveled to Ullevaal for the 21st time. The winner will earn a place in the first qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

The 2015 Norwegian Football Cup was the 110th season of the Norwegian annual knock-out football tournament. It began with qualification matches in March 2015. The first round was played 21, 22 and 23 April 2015 and the tournament was ended with the Final being held on 22 November 2015.

The 2016 Tippeligaen was the 72nd completed season of top-tier football in Norway. The competition began on 11 March 2016. Due to the 2016 UEFA European Championship, there was a break between the rounds played on 29 May and 3 July. The decisive matches of the home-and-away season were played on 6 November 2016. A promotion/relegation play-off between the third-from-bottom team of the Tippeligaen and the winner of the promotion play-offs of the 2016 1. divisjon was contested on 30 November and 4 December 2016.

The 2016 Norwegian Football Cup was the 111th season of the Norwegian annual knock-out football tournament. It began with qualification matches in March 2016. The first round was played on 13 April 2016 and the tournament concluded with the final on 20 November 2016.

Mesterfinalen

Mesterfinalen, also known as UNICEF Mesterfinalen due to its cooperation with UNICEF, is a Norwegian association football competition contested between the champions of the previous Eliteserien season and the holders of the Norwegian Football Cup. If the same team is both reigning League and Cup champions, the silver medalist from the league provide the opposition. The competition was founded in 2009, then known as Superfinalen. Superfinalen was not arranged between 2011 and 2016 before it was rebranded and again arranged in 2017. The fixture is a recognised competitive football super cup.

The 2018 Norwegian Football Cup was the 113th edition of the Norwegian annual knock-out football tournament. It began with qualification matches in March and April 2018. The first round was played from 17–19 April 2018 and the tournament concluded with the final on 2 December 2018.