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The 2011 Tippeligaen was the 66th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 20 March 2011 and ended on 27 November 2011. Rosenborg were the defending champions, having secured their twenty-second League Championship on 24 October 2010.[3] Sogndal, Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad entered as the three promoted teams from the 2010 1. divisjon.

Tippeligaen
Season2011
ChampionsMolde
1st title
RelegatedStart
Sarpsborg 08
Champions LeagueMolde
Europa LeagueAalesund
Tromsø
Rosenborg
Stabæk
Matches played240
Goals scored708 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorerMostafa Abdellaoue
(17 goals)
Biggest home winRosenborg 7–0 Odd Grenland
(29 August 2011)
Biggest away winStabæk 0–7 Lillestrøm
(20 March 2011)
Highest scoringRosenborg 3–6 Brann
(30 October 2011)
Longest winning run5 games[1]
Molde
Odd Grenland
Longest unbeaten run10 games[1]
Molde
Tromsø
Longest winless run21 games[1]
Sarpsborg 08
Longest losing run7 games[1]
Sarpsborg 08
Highest attendance20,710
Rosenborg 0–1 Haugesund
(16 May 2011)[2]
Lowest attendance1,884
Sogndal 3–1 Haugesund
(16 June 2011)[2]
Average attendance7,990 Decrease 1.5%
2010
2012

Molde won their first ever Eliteserien title with two games to spare. Molde's 58 points was a record low for an Eliteserien champion in the current 16-team system.[4]

The fastest goal in Norwegian top division history was scored this season on 15 April by Erik Mjelde in a 3–3 draw between his side Brann and Haugesund after 11 seconds.[5]

Contents

OverviewEdit

At the end of the season, Sarpsborg 08 and Start were relegated to the 2012 1. divisjon, due to having finished in the bottom two positions in the standings. There was no two-legged promotion play-offs this season.

On 30 October 2011, Molde became champions with two games to spare after their only remaining challenger, Rosenborg, lost 3–6 to Brann in the 28th round of the series. The trophy was their first ever league championship.[6]

TeamsEdit

Sixteen teams competed in the league – the top thirteen teams from the previous season, and the three teams promoted from 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Sogndal, Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad. This was Sarpsborg 08's first top-flight season, while Sogndal and Fredrikstad returned to the top flight after an absence of six years and one season respectively. They replaced Hønefoss (returning after their debut season in the first tier), Kongsvinger (relegated after a season's presence) and Sandefjord (relegated after two years in the top flight).

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Stadium Turf Capacity Manager
Aalesund 10 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778   Kjetil Rekdal
Brann 55 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,824   Rune Skarsfjord
Fredrikstad 41 Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Stadion Natural 13,300   Tom Freddy Aune
Haugesund 5 Haugesund Haugesund stadion Natural 5,000   Jostein Grindhaug
Lillestrøm 48 Lillestrøm Åråsen stadion Natural 11,637   Henning Berg
Molde 35 Molde Aker Stadion Natural 11,800   Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Odd Grenland 30 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 13,500   Dag-Eilev Fagermo
Rosenborg 48 Trondheim Lerkendal stadion Natural 21,850   Jan Jönsson
Sarpsborg 08 1 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 5,000   Roar Johansen
Sogndal 13 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Natural 5,402   Harald Aabrekk
Stabæk 16 Bærum Telenor Arena Artificial 15,500   Jörgen Lennartsson
Start 36 Kristiansand Sør Arena Natural 14,300   Mons Ivar Mjelde
Strømsgodset 24 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 7,500   Ronny Deila
Tromsø 25 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 7,500   Per Mathias Høgmo
Viking 62 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,600   Åge Hareide
Vålerenga 51 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572   Martin Andresen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Rosenborg   Nils Arne Eggen End of contract 31 December 2010 Pre-Season   Jan Jönsson 1 January 2011[7] Pre-Season
Stabæk   Jan Jönsson Signed by Rosenborg 31 December 2010 Pre-Season   Jörgen Lennartsson 1 January 2011[8] Pre-Season
Molde   Uwe Rösler End of contract 31 December 2010 Pre-Season   Ole Gunnar Solskjær 1 January 2011[9] Pre-Season
Start   Knut Tørum Resigned 22 June 2011 15th   Mons Ivar Mjelde 12 July 2011 14th
Lillestrøm   Henning Berg Sacked 27 October 2011 12th   Petter Belsvik (caretaker) 27 October 2011 12th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 17 7 6 54 38 +16 58 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Tromsø 30 15 8 7 56 34 +22 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Rosenborg 30 14 7 9 69 44 +25 49 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
4 Brann 30 14 6 10 51 49 +2 48
5 Odd Grenland 30 14 6 10 44 44 0 48
6 Haugesund 30 14 5 11 55 43 +12 47
7 Vålerenga 30 14 5 11 42 33 +9 47
8 Strømsgodset 30 12 9 9 44 43 +1 45
9 Aalesund 30 12 7 11 36 38 −2 43 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
10 Stabæk 30 11 6 13 44 50 −6 39 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
11 Viking 30 9 10 11 33 40 −7 37
12 Fredrikstad 30 10 6 14 38 41 −3 36
13 Lillestrøm 30 9 7 14 46 52 −6 34
14 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 24 31 −7 34
15 Start (R) 30 7 5 18 39 61 −22 26 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Sarpsborg 08 (R) 30 5 6 19 31 65 −34 21
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Aalesund qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2011 Norwegian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Stabæk qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.[10][11]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Molde15131410810745521211111111111111111
Tromsø341422111112122222322222322222
Rosenborg9141515121112111314129111110978887443244353
Brann623594258667533443233334565434
Odd Grenland127121213121112141315131212121313131311141198676545
Haugesund1281111141514151079691081186678577758876
Vålerenga3346101313131111131179111011111299855433687
Strømsgodset6117311422234454334565666887768
Aalesund91513131165843433458101010101212121211109999
Stabæk161288636334556797577447899910101010
Viking121010141514151616161615151415121212111310101111101211111111
Fredrikstad696255376881286769991211131313131414131212
Lillestrøm159977910910108108656545691010121112121313
Sogndal91616161616161415151416161616151414141413141414141313141414
Start31213810912121114141514161616161615151515151515151515
Sarpsborg 082657498679710131316141515151516161616161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 27 November 2011. Source: rsssf.no

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] AAL SKB FFK HAU LSK MFK ODD RBK S08 SIL STB IKS SIF TIL VIK VIF
Aalesund 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1
Brann 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–4
Fredrikstad 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1
Haugesund 1–0 3–3 3–2 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–2 4–2 4–0 3–4 1–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
Lillestrøm 1–1 1–4 0–0 5–0 0–3 1–1 2–5 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 4–2 3–2 2–1 0–1
Molde 5–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–2 5–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–1
Odd Grenland 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–0 3–1 4–2 1–1
Rosenborg 2–2 3–6 2–0 0–1 4–4 3–1 7–0 4–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–0
Sarpsborg 08 2–0 3–5 1–4 0–3 2–4 3–0 3–2 0–6 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2
Sogndal 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1
Stabæk 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–7 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 2–4 0–1 1–0
Start 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–4 3–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–4 5–1 1–6 4–0 0–2
Strømsgodset 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 5–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Tromsø 1–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–1
Viking 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–2
Vålerenga 2–0 0–2 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–0

Updated to games played on 27 November 2011.
Source: NRK Sport (in Norwegian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 59[14]
    • Vålerenga
  • Most red cards: 4[14]
    • Fredrikstad
    • Lillestrøm

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 217,664 20,710 11,433 14,511 −14.2%
2 Vålerenga 199,962 20,012 10,421 13,331 −2.3%
3 Brann 195,173 17,237 10,120 13,012 −5.2%
4 Viking 153,825 12,584 8,898 10,255 −11.1%
5 Molde 147,273 11,292 8,158 9,818 +16.7%
6 Aalesund 143,480 10,677 8,783 9,565 −5.7%
7 Fredrikstad 136,790 12,565 6,863 9,119 +34.0%1
8 Stabæk 111,165 11,930 5,686 7,411 −9.1%
9 Start 105,843 11,419 5,128 7,056 −15.9%
10 Lillestrøm 88,942 8,852 4,401 5,929 −9.8%
11 Odd Grenland 85,718 7,106 4,499 5,715 −13.8%
12 Strømsgodset 85,606 6,426 5,052 5,707 −2.6%
13 Tromsø 72,991 6,535 3,772 4,866 +3.6%
14 Haugesund 68,248 5,000 4,082 4,550 −2.4%
15 Sarpsborg 08 57,283 4,760 2,798 3,819 +49.9%1
16 Sogndal 47,708 5,623 1,884 3,181 +58.7%1
League total 1,917,671 20,710 1,884 7,990 −1.5%

Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Tippeligaen - 2011". WhoScored.com. WhoScored.com. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Tilskuertall Tippeligaen 2011". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ Burheim, Mads Gudim (24 October 2010). "- I kveld skal vi feire" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Statistikk for den norske Eliteserien" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ "- Det er mulig å score enda raskere enn Mjelde" [- It is possible to score even faster than Mjelde]. vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/norsk/artikkel.php?artid=10023251
  7. ^ "Jönsson klar for RBK". nrksport. NRK. 26 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Jørgen Lennartsson overtar Stabæk". vg.no. Verdens Gang. 2 August 2010.
  9. ^ "- Han har vært fantastisk for klubben". dagbladet.no. Dagbladet. 9 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Norway wins UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking". UEFA. 7 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Tromsø best på Fair play" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 2 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Tippeligaen 2011 Yellow Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Tippeligaen 2011 Red Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Tippeligaen 2011 Råeste lag". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.