The 2006 Tippeligaen was the 61st completed season of top division football in Norway. The season began on April 9, 2006 and ended on November 5, 2006. Rosenborg became champions on October 29, with one round to go, by defeating Viking at home. The other main contenders for the title were Brann and Lillestrøm, the former securing their place as runners-up on the same day.
|Goals scored||521 (2.86 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Daniel Nannskog|
|Biggest home win||Stabæk 8–0 Molde|
(29 October 2006)
|Biggest away win||HamKam 1–5 Stabæk|
(5 November 2006)
|Highest scoring||Fredrikstad 5–3 Tromsø|
(29 May 2006)
Brann 5–3 Sandefjord
(17 September 2006)
Stabæk 8–0 Molde
(29 October 2006)
|Longest winning run||8 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||12 games|
|Longest winless run||8 games|
|Longest losing run||6 games|
Rosenborg 1–1 Odd Grenland
(16 May 2006)
Lyn 2–0 Molde
(6 August 2006)
|Average attendance||9,101 4.2%|
Rosenborg won their twentieth league title.
- Tromsø installed artificial turf at their home ground Alfheim stadion during the summer break.
- Tom Nordlie was sacked as coach of Start in July and was replaced by Stig Inge Bjørnebye.
- Ivar Morten Normark was sacked as coach of Tromsø in July, and was replaced by Steinar Nilsen in August.
- Rosenborg's coach Per-Mathias Høgmo took two months of sick leave from July 27. Assistant Knut Tørum served as caretaker manager.
- Kjetil Rekdal resigned as coach of Vålerenga on August 21, following the club's exit from the Norwegian Cup. Rekdal held the position for six years, leading his team to one cup triumph in 2002 and the league championship in 2005. The assistant coach Petter Myhre took over Rekdal's place.
- Tom Prahl was sacked as coach of Viking in September and was replaced by Tom Nordlie who earlier in the season was sacked as coach in Start.
- On October 31, Høgmo resigns as Rosenborg manager, effective immediately. Tørum, who led ROS from 10 points behind leaders Brann to win the title with one round to spare, is expected to be elevated to permanent manager.
- After the club's relegation, Ham-Kam's coach Frode Grodås, was sacked on November 7.
- Arild Stavrum was sacked as coach of Molde on November 8, after the club came dead last in the league.
- Uwe Rösler was sacked as coach of Lillestrøm on November 13.
- Tom Nordlie and Uwe Rösler traded jobs, Nordlie to Lillestrøm, and Rösler to Viking.
Teams and locationsEdit
Fourteen teams competed in the league – the top twelve teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from 1. divisjon.
- Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
|Odd Grenland||26||Skien||Odd Stadion||Natural||8,000|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Rosenborg (C)||26||15||8||3||47||24||+23||53||Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Brann||26||14||4||8||39||36||+3||46||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]|
|8||Fredrikstad||26||8||8||10||38||46||−8||32||Qualification for the UEFA Cup second qualifying round[b]|
|12||Odd Grenland (O)||26||7||8||11||30||38||−8||29||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|13||Ham-Kam||26||7||7||12||35||39||−4||28||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
|November 8||Odd Grenland||3–0||Bryne||Odd Stadion, Skien||5,363|
|November 11||Bryne||1–7||Odd Grenland||Bryne Stadion, Bryne||3,014|
|#||Nat||Player||Team||Goals total||Goals penalties||Matches played|
|2||Veigar Páll Gunnarsson||Stabæk||18||2||25|
|4||Ole Martin Årst||Tromsø||11||2||26|
- Most yellow cards: 49
- Most red cards: 4
Updated to games played on 8 April 2019
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.
- The fair play table, using UEFA's Fair Play ranking system with scores from 1 to 10, was as such:
- Fredrikstad 8.02
- Rosenborg 7.97
- Vålerenga 7.88
- Lillestrøm 7.83
- Start 7.82
- Viking 7.81
- Sandefjord 7.77
- Stabæk 7.76
- Brann 7.72
- Molde 7.59
- Odd Grenland 7.57
- Tromsø 7.53
- Lyn 7.43
- Ham-Kam 7.23
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Tippeligaen - 2006". WhoScored.com. WhoScored.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
- "TROskuertall Tippeligaen 2006". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "EFS Attendances". www.european-football-statistics.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- "(In Norwegian) Per-Mathias Høgmo er sykmeldt i 2 måneder". Rosenborg BK. 2006-07-27. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-08-06.
- "Lillestrøm klare for UEFA-cupen". dagbladet.no. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- "Tippeligaen 2006 Yellow Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- "Tippeligaen 2007 Red Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Fotballforbund, Norges. "404 ikke funnet". fotball.no - Norges Fotballforbund. Retrieved 9 April 2018.