1972 in Norwegian football

The 1972 season was the 67th season of competitive football in Norway.

Football in Norway
Season1972
Men's football
1. divisjonViking
2. divisjonStart (Group A)
Frigg (Group B)
CupenBrann
1971 Norway 1973

Viking FK won the title on goal difference with Fredrikstad FK finishing runners-up, while Jan Erik Osland's goal gave SK Brann a 1–0 win over Rosenborg BK in the Norwegian cup final.[1]

Men's footballEdit

League seasonEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

League Promoted to league Relegated from league
1. divisjon
2. divisjon


1. divisjonEdit

Viking FK won the championship, their second league title.[2][3]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Viking (C) 22 16 2 4 42 15 +27 34 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Fredrikstad 22 16 2 4 31 16 +15 34 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
3 Strømsgodset 22 10 7 5 40 29 +11 27
4 Rosenborg 22 6 10 6 22 19 +3 22
5 Lyn 22 7 7 8 29 22 +7 21
6 Skeid 22 8 5 9 26 26 0 21
7 Mjøndalen 22 9 3 10 31 36 −5 21
8 Brann 22 7 6 9 22 23 −1 20 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round
9 HamKam 22 6 8 8 14 18 −4 20
10 Sarpsborg FK (R) 22 6 6 10 21 30 −9 18 Relegation to 2. divisjon
11 Hødd (R) 22 4 6 12 18 39 −21 14
12 Mjølner (R) 22 3 6 13 10 33 −23 12
Source: NIFS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

2. divisjonEdit

Group AEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Start (C, P) 18 10 4 4 29 23 +6 24 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Pors 18 11 0 7 35 16 +19 22 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
3 Østsiden 18 9 4 5 22 17 +5 22
4 Moss 18 8 5 5 29 20 +9 21
5 Odd 18 7 5 6 22 21 +1 19
6 Sandefjord BK 18 6 4 8 24 25 −1 16
7 Florvåg 18 6 4 8 31 34 −3 16
8 Vard 18 6 4 8 23 26 −3 16
9 Bryne (O) 18 6 2 10 21 30 −9 14 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Ulf (R) 18 3 4 11 18 42 −24 10 Relegation to 3. divisjon
Source: rsssf.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Group BEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Frigg (C, P) 18 13 3 2 45 16 +29 29 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Raufoss (O, P) 18 12 2 4 41 15 +26 26 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
3 Steinkjer 18 9 6 3 28 16 +12 24
4 Stabæk 18 8 5 5 23 13 +10 21
5 Molde 18 9 3 6 29 23 +6 21
6 Aalesund 18 7 4 7 16 16 0 18
7 Clausenengen 18 5 6 7 18 27 −9 16
8 Vålerengen 18 5 4 9 15 18 −3 14
9 Brumunddal (R) 18 3 4 11 15 36 −21 10 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Verdal (R) 18 0 1 17 6 56 −50 1 Relegation to 3. divisjon
Source: rsssf.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
District IX–XEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mo (C) 14 10 3 1 32 12 +20 23 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
2 Bodø/Glimt 14 4 8 2 23 10 +13 16
3 Harstad 14 6 4 4 29 18 +11 16
4 Mosjøen 14 5 5 4 21 15 +6 15
5 Stålkameratene 14 6 3 5 18 13 +5 15
6 Lyngen (R) 14 4 7 3 13 16 −3 15 Relegation to 3. divisjon
7 Tromsø (R) 14 3 3 8 12 23 −11 9
8 Saltdalkameratene (R) 14 1 1 12 9 50 −41 3
Source: rsssf.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
District XIEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Stein (C) 12 9 1 2 33 10 +23 19
2 Norild 12 7 3 2 17 7 +10 17
3 Vadsø Turn 12 4 5 3 16 13 +3 13
4 Kirkenes 12 5 2 5 25 20 +5 12
5 Polarstjernen 12 2 5 5 10 20 −10 9
6 Rafsbotn 12 4 1 7 17 32 −15 9
7 Sandnes (R) 12 2 1 9 14 30 −16 5 Relegation to 3. divisjon
Source: rsssf.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

3. divisjonEdit

Norwegian CupEdit

FinalEdit

Source:[4][5]

Brann1–0Rosenborg
Jan Erik Osland   13' Report
Attendance: 17,700
Referee: Kjell Wahlen (Skeid)

UEFA competitionsEdit

European CupEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic   5–2   Rosenborg 2–1 3–1

European Cup Winners' CupEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hajduk Split   2–0   Fredrikstad 1–0 1–0

UEFA CupEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lyn   3–12   Tottenham 3–6 (Report) 0–6 (Report)
Viking   1–0   IBV 1–0 (Report) 0–0 (Report)

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Viking   2–9   1. FC Köln 1–0 (Report) 1–9 (Report)

National teamEdit

ResultsEdit

Source:[6]

23 February 1972 FriendlyIsrael  2–1  NorwayTel Aviv, Israel
CET (UTC+1)
Report Tor Egil Johansen   29' Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Anton Bucheli (Sweden)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ News of Norway. 29. Norwegian Information Service. 1972. p. 74.
  2. ^ "1972 1. divisjon table". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Norsk internasjonal fotballstatistikk. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Viking Fotballklubb". snl.no (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ "1972 Cup Final". rsssf.no. RSSSF. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Brann". nrk.no. NRK. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Norway national football team match-by-match record in 1972". eu-football.info. Retrieved 5 September 2019.