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The 2008 Tippeligaen was the 63rd completed season of top division football in Norway. The season began on 29 March and ended 2 November.[3] Brann were the defending champions, having won their third Tippeligaen championship in 2007. The teams promoted from the 1. divisjon at the end of the previous season were champions Molde, automatic qualifiers HamKam, and play-off winners Bodø/Glimt.

Tippeligaen
Season2008
ChampionsStabæk
1st title
RelegatedHamKam
Champions LeagueStabæk
Europa LeagueVålerenga
Fredrikstad
Tromsø
Rosenborg
Matches played182
Goals scored505 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel Nannskog
(16 goals)
Biggest home winStabæk 6–0 Strømsgodset
(14 September 2009)
Biggest away winAalesund 0–4 Lyn
(4 May 2008)
Highest scoringTromsø 4–4 Molde
(18 October 2008)
Stabæk 6–2 Vålerenga
(26 October 2008)
Longest winning run6 games[1]
Stabæk
Longest unbeaten run10 games[1]
Stabæk
Longest winless run9 games[1]
HamKam
Vålerenga
Longest losing run5 games[1]
Strømsgodset
Highest attendance24,302[2]
Vålerenga 1–1 Rosenborg
(20 April 2004)
Lowest attendance2,165[2]
Lyn 2–1 Strømsgodset
(20 July 2004)
Average attendance9,812 Decrease 6.7%
2007
2009

OverviewEdit

SummaryEdit

Stabæk secured their first ever league championship by defeating Vålerenga 6–2 in the penultimate round. From the 2009 season onwards, the number of teams in the Tippeligaen was expanded from fourteen to sixteen.[4] To accommodate this expansion, only one team faced automatic relegation to the 1. divisjon, as opposed to the regular two, while the three best teams in the 1. divisjon were awarded automatic promotion. As in previous years, there was a two-legged playoff at the end of the season, this time between the thirteenth-placed team in the Tippeligaen and the fourth best team in the 1. divisjon.

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Fourteen teams competed in the league – the top eleven teams from the previous season, and three teams promoted from 1. divisjon.

Locations of the teams in 2008 Tippeligaen
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Stadium Turf Capacity
Aalesund 7 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Bodø/Glimt 18 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 8,800
Brann 52 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,967
Fredrikstad 39 Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Stadion Natural 12,800
HamKam 22 Hamar Briskeby Natural 7,500
Lillestrøm 45 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 12,200
Lyn 35 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572
Molde 32 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,167
Rosenborg 45 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,166
Stabæk 13 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 6,950
Strømsgodset 21 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,500
Tromsø 22 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 8,300
Vålerenga 48 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572
Viking 59 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,600

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lillestrøm   Tom Nordlie Resigned 29 May 2008[5]   Frode Grodås
  Erland Johnsen
  Erlend Slokvik
  Jan Åge Fjørtoft
(caretakers)
29 May 2008[6] 13th
Aalesund   Sören Åkeby Sacked 31 August 2008[7]   Kjetil Rekdal 4 September 2008[8] 13th
Lyn   Henning Berg Mutual consent[9] 9 September 2008[10]   Kent Bergersen 9 September 2008[11] 5th
Lillestrøm   Frode Grodås
  Erland Johnsen
  Erlend Slokvik
  Jan Åge Fjørtoft
Released 1 January 2009[12]   Henning Berg 1 January 2009[13] off-season

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Stabæk (C) 26 16 6 4 58 24 +34 54 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Fredrikstad 26 14 6 6 38 28 +10 48 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round
3 Tromsø 26 12 8 6 36 23 +13 44 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
4 Bodø/Glimt 26 12 6 8 37 38 −1 42
5 Rosenborg 26 11 6 9 40 34 +6 39 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
6 Viking 26 11 6 9 38 32 +6 39
7 Lyn 26 11 5 10 38 34 +4 38
8 Brann 26 8 9 9 36 36 0 33
9 Molde 26 7 10 9 39 43 −4 31
10 Vålerenga 26 8 6 12 31 37 −6 30 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]
11 Strømsgodset 26 8 5 13 33 44 −11 29
12 Lillestrøm 26 7 7 12 30 40 −10 28
13 Aalesund (O) 26 7 4 15 29 42 −13 25 Qualification for relegation play-offs
14 HamKam (R) 26 5 6 15 22 50 −28 21 Relegation to 1. divisjon
Source: speaker.no (in Norwegian)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Rosenborg, ranked second after already qualified Stabæk in the 2008 Fair Play competition[14] will be granted access to the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round after Norway ranked first in the UEFA Fair Play ranking.[15]
  2. ^ Vålerenga qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round as 2008 Norwegian Cup winners.

Relegation play-offsEdit

By finishing 13th, Aalesund competed in a two-legged relegation play-off against Sogndal, who finished 4th in the 2008 1. divisjon, for the right to play in the 2009 Tippeligaen. Sogndal played at home first, decided in a draw held by the NFF.[16] Aalesund won 7–2 on aggregate, thereby securing a new season in the Tippeligaen. Sogndal remained in the 1. divisjon.

Sogndal1–4Aalesund
Bolseth   50' Report[permanent dead link]
(in Norwegian)
Arnefjord   22'
Aarøy   53'
Nadolski   61' (o.g.)
Diego Silva   90+4'
Attendance: 3,553
Referee: Roy Helge Olsen, Fløy

Aalesund3–1Sogndal
Aarøy   14'31'43' Report[permanent dead link]
(in Norwegian)
Håvard Flo   43'
Attendance: 8,646
Referee: Terje Hauge, Olsvik

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL BOD SKB FFK HK LSK LYN MFK RBK STB SIF TIL VIF VIK
Aalesund 1–0 4–2 0–0 5–0 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–2
Bodø/Glimt 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 3–2
Brann 1–2 4–1 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–4 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Fredrikstad 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0
HamKam 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–2
Lillestrøm 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–0
Lyn 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1
Molde 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–1 2–3
Rosenborg 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Stabæk 2–1 4–1 3–0 5–1 3–0 4–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 6–0 2–4 6–2 0–0
Strømsgodset 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–2 0–0 1–3 1–3 3–2
Tromsø 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 4–4 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1
Vålerenga 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1
Viking 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–3 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–3
Source: speaker.no (in Norwegian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Sources: fotball.no[permanent dead link] (in Norwegian), TV 2 Sporten (in Norwegian)

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Daniel Nannskog Stabæk 16
2   Johan Andersson Stabæk 12
-   José Mota Molde 12
4   Thorstein Helstad Brann 11
-   Olivier Occean Lillestrøm 11
6   Garðar Jóhannsson Fredrikstad 10
-   Morten Moldskred Tromsø 10
-   Steffen Iversen Rosenborg 10
-   Veigar Páll Gunnarsson Stabæk 10
-   Espen Hoff Lyn 10
-   Trond Olsen Bodø/Glimt 10
Total goals: 505
Games played: 182
Average goals per game: 2.77
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 48[19]
    • Strømsgodset
  • Most red cards: 5[19]
    • HamKam

AttendancesEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Turf Total Games Average % of Capacity
Lyn Ullevaal Stadion 25,572 Natural 86,359 13 6,643 25.97
Vålerenga Ullevaal Stadion 25,572 Natural 165,106 13 12,700 49.66
Rosenborg Lerkendal stadion 21,850 Natural 246,443 13 18,957 86.76
Brann Brann stadion 17,967 Natural 220,407 13 16,954 94.36
Viking Viking Stadion 16,600 Natural 199,927 13 15,379 92.64
Fredrikstad Nye Fredrikstad stadion 12,800 Natural 149,798 13 11,523 90.02
Lillestrøm Åråsen stadion 11,637 Natural 114,242 13 8,788 75.51
Molde Aker Stadion 11,167 Natural 106,645 13 8,203 73.45
Aalesund Color Line Stadion 10,778 Artificial 134,725 13 10,363 96.14
Strømsgodset Marienlyst stadion 8,500 Artificial 76,890 13 5,915 69.58
Tromsø Alfheim stadion 8,159 Artificial 71,261 13 5,482 67.18
Bodø/Glimt Aspmyra stadion 7,659 Artificial 71,533 13 5,503 71.85
HamKam Briskeby gressbane 7,500[20] Natural 66,647 13 5,127 68.36
Stabæk Nadderud stadion 6,550 Natural 75,203[21] 13 5,785 88.32
Total Games Average
1,785,186 182 9,809

Source: VG Nett[permanent dead link] (in Norwegian)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "Her er mannen som tar over for Berg". VG. 2008-09-09. Archived from the original on 12 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
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  17. ^ "Tippeligaen 2008 Yellow Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Tippeligaen 2008 Red Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Tippeligaen 2008 Råeste lag". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Planene for Nye Briskeby". hamkam.no (in Norwegian). 2006-01-18. Retrieved 2008-04-05.[dead link]
  21. ^ Different from official figures due to miscount of spectators in Stabæk-Tromsø match on June 28