Norwegian football league system

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The Norwegian football league system, or pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Norway.

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Current system in men's football

As of 2021, the current national league system administered by the NFF is organised as 1–1–2–6, where Eliteserien is the highest level and 1. divisjon the second tier, followed by two groups in the third tier (2. divisjon) and 6 regional groups in the fourth tier (3. divisjon). The leagues in the fifth tier (4. divisjon) and below are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations. The regional leagues mostly follow county borders.

LevelLeague(s)/Division(s)
1 Eliteserien
16 clubs
2 1. divisjon
16 clubs
3 2. divisjon
Group 1
14 clubs
2. divisjon
Group 2
14 clubs
4 3. divisjon
Group 1
14 clubs
3. divisjon
Group 2
14 clubs
3. divisjon
Group 3
14 clubs
3. divisjon
Group 4
14 clubs
3. divisjon
Group 5
14 clubs
3. divisjon
Group 6
14 clubs
594. divisjon through 8. divisjon are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations.

Promotion and relegation

DivisionPromotionRelegation
Eliteserien N/A15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
1. divisjon Winner, runner-up
(3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th in play-off)
15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
2. divisjon Winners in two groups
(Runners-up in play-off)
12th, 13th, 14th in two groups
3. divisjon Winners in six groups12th, 13th, 14th in six groups

Current system in women's football

As of 2021, the league system for the top two divisions in Norwegian women's football is organised like this: [1]

LevelLeague(s)/Division(s)
1 Toppserien
10 clubs
2 1. divisjon
10 clubs
362. divisjon through 5. divisjon are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations.

Promotion and relegation

DivisionPromotionRelegation
Toppserien N/A9th, 10th
(8th team in play-off)
1. divisjon Winner, runner-up
(3rd team in play-off)
9th, 10th

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References

  1. "Her er terminlisten for Toppserien i 2021" (in Norwegian). Toppfotball Kvinner. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.