|Number of teams||272 (2020)|
|Qualifier for||UEFA Europa Conference League|
|Current champions|| Viking |
|Most successful club(s)|| Odd |
|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.
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.
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.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.
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.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.
Most entrants from level 4 and all entrants from level 5 have to play to qualifying rounds to join the competition proper.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.
|Round||New entrants at this round||Month||No of matches|
|First Qualifying Round||Level 4 and 5 clubs||March||88|
|Second Qualifying Round||none||April||44|
|First Round||Level 1, 2 and 3 clubs||April||64|
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.
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.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.
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).
|*||Match went to extra time|
|†||Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time|
|Bold||Winning team won The Double of Norwegian Cup & top division|
|Italics||Team from outside the top level of Norwegian football|
|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||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 † |
|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 † |
|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|
Since its establishment, the Norwegian Cup has been won by 27 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Winning Years||Years as runners-up|
|Odd||12||9||1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931, 2000||1902, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1921, 1937, 1960, 2002, 2014|
|Rosenborg||12||6||1960, 1964, 1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2015, 2016, 2018||1967, 1972, 1973, 1991, 1998, 2013|
|Fredrikstad||11||7||1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1984, 2006||1945, 1946, 1948, 1954, 1963, 1969, 1971|
|Lyn||8||6||1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1945, 1946, 1967, 1968||1923, 1928, 1966, 1970, 1994, 2004|
|Skeid||8||3||1947, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1974||1939, 1940, 1949|
|Brann||6||9||1923, 1925, 1972, 1976, 1982, 2004||1917, 1918, 1950, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1995 1999, 2011|
|Lillestrøm||6||7||1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 2007, 2017||1953, 1955, 1958, 1980, 1986, 1992, 2005|
|Sarpsborg||6||6||1917, 1929, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1951||1906, 1907, 1925, 1934, 1935, 1964|
|Viking||6||5||1953, 1959, 1979, 1989, 2001, 2019||1933, 1947, 1974, 1984, 2000|
|Strømsgodset||5||3||1969, 1970, 1973, 1991, 2010||1993, 1997|
|Ørn-Horten||4||4||1920, 1927, 1928, 1930||1916, 1926, 1929, 1932|
|Molde||4||3||1994, 2005, 2013, 2014||1982, 1989, 2009|
|Vålerenga||4||2||1980, 1997, 2002, 2008||1983, 1985|
|Mjøndalen||3||5||1933, 1934, 1937||1924, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1968|
|Frigg||3||3||1914, 1916, 1921||1919, 1920, 1965|
|Bodø/Glimt||2||3||1975, 1993||1977, 1996, 2003|
| Kvik Halden |
(Fredrikshald until 1928)
| Urædd |
(includes Porsgrunds FC)
|Sandefjord BK||–||2||–||1957, 1959|
|Vard Haugesund||–||2||–||1962, 1975|
|Sarpsborg 08||–||2||–||2015, 2017|
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