1956 in Norwegian football

The 1956 season was the 51st season of competitive football in Norway.

Football in Norway
Season1956
Men's football
HovedserienLarvik Turn
LandsdelsserienSparta (Group East/South)
Strømmen (Group East/North)
Start (Group South/West A1)
Ulf (Group South/West A2)
Årstad (Group South/West B)
Molde (Group Møre)
Steinkjer (Group Trøndelag)
NMSkeid
1955 Norway 1957

Hovedserien 1955/56Edit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Larvik Turn 14 10 1 3 40 15 +25 21
2 Sandefjord 14 7 2 5 26 19 +7 16
3 Viking 14 5 5 4 25 26 −1 15
4 Vålerengen 14 5 4 5 23 28 −5 14
5 Rapid 14 4 4 6 23 26 −3 12
6 Odd 14 4 4 6 18 24 −6 12
7 Brann 14 4 3 7 27 27 0 11
8 Varegg 14 3 5 6 15 32 −17 11

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Fredrikstad 14 13 1 0 54 17 +37 27
2 Asker 14 11 1 2 41 16 +25 23
3 Skeid 14 7 3 4 34 18 +16 17
4 Lillestrøm 14 6 1 7 19 25 −6 13
5 Frigg 14 6 0 8 27 37 −10 12
6 Sarpsborg 14 3 5 6 27 30 −3 11
7 Kvik (Tr.heim) 14 2 2 10 12 44 −32 6 Relegated
8 Ranheim 14 1 1 12 12 39 −27 3

Championship FinalEdit

June 3: Larvik Turn-Fredrikstad 3-2

Landsdelsserien 1955/56Edit

Group Østland/SøndreEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sparta 14 9 2 3 28 16 +12 20 Promoted
2 Greåker 14 7 4 3 33 12 +21 18
3 Snøgg 14 6 4 4 33 25 +8 16
4 Fram (Larvik) 14 7 0 7 22 28 −6 14
5 Pors 14 4 5 5 23 25 −2 13
6 Ørn 14 4 4 6 16 20 −4 12
7 Moss 14 4 3 7 29 26 +3 11
8 Herkules 14 2 4 8 13 45 −32 8 Relegated

Group Østland/NordreEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Strømmen 14 12 1 1 48 17 +31 25 Promoted
2 Lyn 14 7 3 4 40 20 +20 17
3 Kapp 14 7 3 4 37 22 +15 17
4 Raufoss 14 7 3 4 36 26 +10 17
5 Vestfossen 14 5 3 6 29 34 −5 13
6 Gjøvik/Lyn 14 4 3 7 21 28 −7 11
7 Hamar IL 14 3 2 9 26 51 −25 8
8 Drafn 14 1 2 11 14 53 −39 4 Relegated

Group Sørland/Vestland, A1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Start 12 8 4 0 32 8 +24 20 Play-off
2 Donn 12 6 3 3 34 23 +11 15
3 Jerv 12 5 3 4 36 24 +12 13
4 Flekkefjord 12 6 1 5 23 17 +6 13
5 Grane (Arendal) 12 4 2 6 25 35 −10 10
6 Sørfjell 12 3 1 8 17 35 −18 7
7 Nedenes 12 1 4 7 18 43 −25 6 Relegated

Group Sørland/Vestland, A2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ulf 14 8 5 1 29 14 +15 21 Play-off
2 Vard 14 7 3 4 25 15 +10 17
3 Stavanger IF 14 7 3 4 29 22 +7 17
4 Bryne 14 5 4 5 34 27 +7 14
5 Djerv 1919 14 6 1 7 22 23 −1 13
6 Vidar 14 5 3 6 17 23 −6 13
7 Varhaug 14 5 2 7 25 38 −13 12 Relegated
8 Kopervik 14 1 3 10 12 31 −19 5

Group Sørland/Vestland, BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Årstad 12 11 1 0 45 7 +38 23 Play-off
2 Baune 12 6 2 4 26 18 +8 14
3 Nordnes 12 5 2 5 21 23 −2 12
4 Nymark 12 4 2 6 18 27 −9 10
5 Os 12 4 1 7 22 30 −8 9
6 Fana 12 3 3 6 15 31 −16 9 Relegated
7 Djerv 12 2 3 7 17 28 −11 7 Relegated

Group MøreEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde 14 13 0 1 39 6 +33 26 Play-off
2 Kristiansund 14 11 1 2 40 16 +24 23
3 Langevåg 14 7 2 5 37 27 +10 16
4 Hødd 14 6 1 7 27 23 +4 13
5 Aalesund 14 3 4 7 20 23 −3 10
6 Braatt 14 4 2 8 21 37 −16 10
7 Clausenengen 14 3 1 10 20 38 −18 7 Relegated
8 Træff 14 3 1 10 15 49 −34 7

Group TrøndelagEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Steinkjer 14 11 2 1 50 22 +28 24 Play-off
2 Sverre 14 8 3 3 36 24 +12 19
3 Brage 14 8 2 4 38 26 +12 18
4 Freidig 14 7 2 5 29 20 +9 16
5 Stjørdals/Blink 14 5 4 5 28 32 −4 14
6 Rosenborg 14 3 4 7 15 27 −12 10 Relegated
7 Falken 14 4 1 9 26 39 −13 9
8 Wing 14 1 0 13 9 41 −32 2

Play-off Sørland/VestlandEdit

June 3: Ulf - Start 6-3

June 10: Årstad - Ulf 2-0

Årstad promoted.

Play-off Møre/TrøndelagEdit

June 3: Molde - Steinkjer 2-4

June 10: Steinkjer - Molde 3-2 (agg. 7-4)

Steinkjer promoted.

First DivisionEdit

District IEdit

1. Lisleby (Promoted)
2. Selbak
3. Sprint/Jeløy
4. Hafslund
5. Borgen
6. Tune
7. Torp
8. Askim

District II, Group AEdit

1. Mjøndalen (Play-off)
2. Åssiden
3. Geithus
4. Sagene
5. Jevnaker
6. Solberg
7. Steinberg
8. Liull

District II, Group BEdit

1. Spartacus (Play-off)
2. Sandaker
3. Bjørkelangen
4. Grue
5. Grüner
6. Sørli
7. Aurskog
8. Aasen

District IIIEdit

1. Hamarkameratene (Play-off)
2. Fremad
3. Einastrand
4. Vardal
5. Gjøvik SK
6. Mesna
7. Vang
8. Stange

District IV, Group AEdit

1. Eik (Play-off)
2. Tønsberg Turn
3. Urædd
4. Brevik
5. Kragerø
6. Teie
7. Tønsbergkam.
8. Sem

District IV, Group BEdit

1. Storm (Play-off)
2. Borg
3. Rjukan
4. Ulefoss
5. Gjerpen
6. Drangedal
7. Skiens BK
8. Gvarv

District V, Group A1 (Aust-Agder)Edit

1. Risør (Play-off)
2. Trauma
3. Rygene
4. Dristug
5. Arendals BK
Tvedestrand (withdrew)

District V, Group A2 (Vest-Agder)Edit

1. Vindbjart (Play-off)
2. AIK Lund
3. Vigør
4. Mandalskam.
5. Farsund
6. Våg

District V, Group B1 (Rogaland)Edit

1. Nærbø (Promoted)
2. Ålgård
3. Randaberg
4. Egersund
5. Klepp
6. Brusand

District V, Group B2 (Rogaland)Edit

1. Jarl (Promoted)
2. Buøy
3. Haugar
4. Torvastad
5. Vaulen
6. Riska

District VI, Group A (Bergen)Edit

1. Hardy (Play-off)
2. Sandviken
3. Fjellkameratene
4. Viggo
5. Laksevåg
6. Trane
7. Minde

District VI, Group B (Midthordland)Edit

1. Erdal (Play-off)
2. Voss
3. Florvåg
4. Eidsvåg (Åsane)
5. Ålvik
6. Fyllingen
7. Kjøkkelvik

District VII, Group A (Sunnmøre)Edit

1. Rollon (Play-off)
2. Herd
3. Volda
4. Aksla
5. Velled./Ringen
6. Sykkylven
7. Hareid
8. Ørsta

District VII, Group B (Romsdal)Edit

1. Kleive (Play-off)
2. Åndalsnes
3. Eide
4. Måndalen
5. Isfjorden
6. Frode
7. Olymp (withdrew)

District VII, Group C (Nordmøre)Edit

1. Framtid (Play-off)
2. Dahle
3. Goma
4. Halsa
5. Sunndal
6. Tingvoll
7. Nordlandet
8. Enge

District VIII, Group A1 (Sør-Trøndelag)Edit

1. Heimdal (Play-off)
2. Melhus
3. Flå
4. Leik
5. Leinstrand

Hommelvik (disqualified)

District VIII, Group A2 (Nord-Trøndelag)Edit

1. Troll (Play-off)
2. Orkanger
3. Løkken
4. Rindal
5. Svorkmo
6. Orkdal

District VIII, Group B (Trondheim og omegn)Edit

1. Trond (Play-off)
2. National
3. Tryggkameratene
4. Nidar
5. Ørn (Trondheim)
6. Strindheim
7. NTHI
8. Rapp

District VIII, Group C (Fosen)Edit

1. Opphaug (Play-off)
2. Fevåg
3. Stadsbygd
4. Lensvik
5. Beian
6. Uthaug
Rissa (withdrew)

District VIII, Group D (Nord-Trøndelag/Namdal)Edit

1. Nessegutten (Play-off)
2. Verdal
3. Neset
4. Namsos
5. Malm
6. Fram (Skatval)
7. Byafossen

Blink (withdrew and merged with Stjørdal)

District IXEdit

1. Mo
2. Bodø/Glimt
3. Brønnøysund
4. Mosjøen
5. Grand
6. Saltdalkam.

District XEdit

1. Harstad
2. Mjølner
3. Narvik/Nor
4. Tromsø
5. Finnsnes
6. Ballangen

Play-off District II/IIIEdit

Spartacus - Mjøndalen 1-2

Mjøndalen - Hamarkameratene 3-1

Hamarkameratene - Spartacus 2-4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Mjøndalen 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 4 Promoted
2 Spartacus 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 2
3 Hamarkameratene 2 0 0 2 3 7 −4 0

Championship District IIEdit

Spartacus - Mjøndalen 1-2

Play-off District IVEdit

Eik - Storm 2-0

Storm - Eik 0-5 (agg. 0-7)

Eik promoted

Play-off District VEdit

Vindbjart - Risør 0-3

Risør - Vindbjart 2-4 (agg. 5-4)

Risør promoted.

Championship District VEdit

Jarl - Nærbø 6-3

Nærbø - Jarl 1-1 (agg. 4-7)

Risør - Jarl 2-5

Play-off District VIEdit

Hardy - Erdal 1-0

Hardy promoted.

Play-off District VIIEdit

Kleive - Rollon 1-2

Framtid - Kleive 7-0

Rollon - Framtid 1-3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Framtid 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 4 Promoted
2 Rollon 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
3 Kleive 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0

Play-off District VIIIEdit

Heimdal - Troll?

Opphaug - Troll 1-7

Trond - Nessegutten 0-1

Opphaug - Trond 1-3

Troll - Nessegutten 2-3

Nessegutten - Opphaug 7-1

Troll - Trond 3-1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Nessegutten 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 6 Promoted
2 Troll 3 2 0 1 12 5 +7 4
3 Trond 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
4 Opphaug 3 0 0 3 3 17 −14 0

Relegation Play-off District IIEdit

Steinberg - Aurskog 0-8

Steinberg relegated.

National CupEdit

Third roundEdit

August 12: Sarpsborg - Raufoss 0-1
Greåker - Strømmen 3-1
Lisleby - Odd 2-2 (extra time)
Asker - Brage 7-1
Skeid - Mjøndalen 6-2
Kapp - Rosenborg 2-0
Urædd - Fredrikstad 0-11
Snøgg - Sandefjord 3-1
Donn - Vålerengen 0-1
Viking - Vard 2-1
Djerv 1919 - Årstad 0-2
Brann - Ulf 2-0
Hødd - Larvik Turn 0-5
Molde - Sparta 2-2 (extra time)
Ranheim - Moss 2-3 (extra time)
Kvik (Trondheim) - Hamarkameratene 4-0

RematchEdit

Odd - Lisleby 5-3
Sparta - Molde 1-0

Fourth roundEdit

September 2: Fredrikstad - Kvik (Trondheim) 6-0
Moss - Skeid 0-8
Vålerengen - Snøgg 2-1 (extra time)
Raufoss - Viking 1-2 (extra time)
Larvik Turn - Kapp 7–2
Årstad - Asker 1-6
Odd - Greåker 4-1
Sparta - Brann 2-3

QuarterfinalEdit

September 23: Skeid - Odd 5-1
Larvik Turn - Fredrikstad 3-3 (extra time)
Viking - Vålerengen 2-0
Asker - Brann 3-2

RematchesEdit

September 30: Fredrikstad - Larvik Turn 2-2 (extra time)
October 7: Larvik Turn - Fredrikstad 3-1 (played in Horten)

SemifinalEdit

October 7: Skeid - Asker 1-0
October 14: Viking - Larvik Turn 1-1

RematchEdit

October 17: Larvik Turn - Viking 2-1

FinalEdit

October 21: Skeid - Larvik Turn 2-1
Ullevaal stadion
Att: 33 444
1-0 (21) Harald Hennum (21)
2-0 (28) Finn Gundersen (28)
2-1 (65) Reidar Sundby (65)
Referee: Gunnar Andersen, Ulefoss.

Skeid:

Øivind Johannessen, Arne Winther, 
Knut Gudem, Jan Gulbrandsen, Leif Belgen, 
Jack Farem, Jan Erik Wold, Hans Nordahl, 
Harald Hennum, Finn Gundersen, Bernhar Johansen.

Larvik Turn:

Thor Kristiansen, Markus Borgersen, 
Harry Boye Karlsen, Einar Danielsen, Asbjørn Hansen, 
Øivind Johansen, Erling Mathisen, Gunnar Thoresen, 
Reidar Sundby, Per Ljostveit, Finn Rismyhr.

Northern Norwegian CupEdit

FinalEdit

National teamEdit

Date Venue Opponent Res.* Comp. Norwegian goalscorers
May 30 Oslo   Poland 0 - 0 F
June 13 Oslo   West Germany 1 - 3 F Gunnar Dybwad
June 24 Copenhagen   Denmark 3 - 2 NC series Gunnar Dybwad, Knut Sandengen
June 28 Bucharest   Romania 0 - 2 F
August 26 Oslo   Finland 1 - 1 NC series Arne Høivik
September 16 Oslo   Sweden 3 - 1 NC series Harry Kure, Finn Gundersen (2)
October 28 Warszawa   Poland 3 - 5 F Harry Kure, Gunnar Dybwad (2)

Note: Norway's goals first
Explanation:

  • F = Friendly

October 28: PolandNorway 5-3