2012 in Norwegian football

The 2012 season was the 107th season of competitive football in Norway.

Football in Norway
Season2012
Men's football
TippeligaenMolde
1. divisjonStart
2. divisjonElverum (Group 1)
Kristiansund (Group 2)
Vard Haugesund (Group 3)
Follo (Group 4)
CupenHødd
Women's football
ToppserienLSK Kvinner
1. divisjonAvaldsnes
CupenStabæk
2011 Norway 2013

The season began on 25 March 2012 for Tippeligaen, with 1. divisjon started 9 April 2012. First round of 2. divisjon was scheduled to 14 April 2012. 1. divisjon ended on 11 October 2012, while Tippeligaen finished on 18 November 2012. The Cup Final was played on 25 November 2012.[1]

Men's footballEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

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

League seasonEdit

TippeligaenEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 19 5 6 51 31 +20 62 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Strømsgodset 30 17 7 6 62 40 +22 58 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Rosenborg 30 15 10 5 53 26 +27 55 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
4 Tromsø 30 14 7 9 45 32 +13 49
5 Viking 30 14 7 9 41 36 +5 49
6 Brann 30 13 3 14 57 50 +7 42
7 Haugesund 30 11 9 10 46 40 +6 42
8 Vålerenga 30 12 5 13 42 44 −2 41
9 Lillestrøm 30 9 12 9 46 47 −1 39
10 Odd Grenland 30 11 7 12 40 43 −3 39[c]
11 Aalesund 30 9 11 10 40 41 −1 38
12 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 29 37 −8 34
13 Hønefoss 30 7 12 11 30 42 −12 33
14 Sandnes Ulf (O) 30 8 8 14 44 56 −12 32 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Fredrikstad (R) 30 9 3 18 42 59 −17 30 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Stabæk (R) 30 5 2 23 25 69 −44 17
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hødd, which played in the 2012 1. divisjon, also qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round as winners of the 2012 Norwegian Cup.
  2. ^ Tromsø qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.[2]
  3. ^ Odd Grenland were deducted 1 point for lack of financial control[3]

1. divisjonEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Start (C, P) 30 20 6 4 71 35 +36 66 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Sarpsborg 08 (P) 30 19 6 5 73 43 +30 63
3 Sandefjord 30 16 7 7 44 29 +15 55 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 Mjøndalen 30 16 7 7 52 43 +9 55
5 Bodø/Glimt 30 13 9 8 59 36 +23 48
6 Ullensaker/Kisa 30 14 2 14 45 39 +6 44
7 Ranheim 30 11 10 9 55 40 +15 43
8 HamKam[a] 30 13 6 11 51 49 +2 43
9 Kongsvinger 30 12 3 15 44 48 −4 39
10 Bryne 30 10 8 12 41 53 −12 38
11 Strømmen 30 10 7 13 39 51 −12 37
12 Hødd 30 10 5 15 43 52 −9 35 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
13 Tromsdalen (R) 30 10 5 15 51 62 −11 35 Relegation to 2. divisjon
14 Bærum (R) 30 5 7 18 49 73 −24 22
15 Notodden (R) 30 6 4 20 38 71 −33 22
16 Alta[c] (R) 30 4 10 16 30 61 −31 21
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ HamKam were deducted 2 points for lack of financial control[3]
  2. ^ Hødd qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2012 Norwegian Cup.
  3. ^ Alta were deducted 1 point for lack of financial control[3]

2. divisjonEdit

Group 1Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Elverum (P) 26 14 9 3 57 30 +27 51 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Raufoss 26 13 7 6 54 26 +28 46
3 Nybergsund-Trysil 26 13 5 8 49 32 +17 44
4 Birkebeineren 26 13 4 9 50 46 +4 43
5 Strømsgodset 2 26 11 5 10 57 68 −11 38
6 Fram Larvik 26 10 6 10 39 37 +2 36
7 Valdres 26 10 6 10 38 40 −2 36
8 Gjøvik 26 9 9 8 38 43 −5 36
9 Vålerenga 2 26 9 6 11 44 43 +1 33
10 Grorud 26 7 11 8 44 40 +4 32
11 Tønsberg[a] 26 10 3 13 32 52 −20 32
12 Ørn-Horten (R) 26 8 4 14 42 50 −8 28 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Lillehammer (R) 26 6 10 10 42 54 −12 28
14 Brumunddal (R) 26 3 7 16 29 54 −25 16
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Tønsberg were deducted 2 point for using an illegal player.[4] This was reduced to 1 point on appeal.
Group 2Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Kristiansund (P) 26 22 2 2 77 18 +59 68 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Nardo 26 15 5 6 58 42 +16 50
3 Fyllingsdalen 26 14 5 7 51 37 +14 47
4 Byåsen 26 14 5 7 57 47 +10 47
5 Kjelsås 26 14 2 10 58 48 +10 44
6 Rosenborg 2 26 11 5 10 63 50 +13 38
7 KFUM Oslo 26 11 5 10 48 49 −1 38
8 Levanger 26 10 4 12 53 48 +5 34
9 Træff 26 8 8 10 51 50 +1 32
10 Molde 2 26 9 5 12 65 67 −2 32
11 Fana 26 8 6 12 54 52 +2 30
12 Skeid (R) 26 7 5 14 42 55 −13 26 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Buvik (R) 26 4 4 18 41 88 −47 16
14 Aalesund 2 (R) 26 4 1 21 25 92 −67 13
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Group 3Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Vard Haugesund (P) 26 15 8 3 60 26 +34 53 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Flekkerøy 26 14 4 8 53 30 +23 46
3 Åsane 26 11 7 8 46 44 +2 40
4 Nest-Sotra 26 12 3 11 50 47 +3 39
5 Vidar 26 10 8 8 42 42 0 38
6 Ålgård 26 11 5 10 36 48 −12 38
7 Brann 2 26 11 4 11 60 63 −3 37
8 Pors Grenland 26 10 6 10 40 36 +4 36
9 Vindbjart 26 9 8 9 56 47 +9 35
10 Egersund 26 9 8 9 46 45 +1 35
11 Odd Grenland 2 26 10 3 13 39 47 −8 33
12 Jerv (R) 26 9 5 12 45 53 −8 32 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Mandalskameratene (R) 26 6 6 14 46 72 −26 24
14 Randaberg (R) 26 6 3 17 31 49 −18 21
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Group 4Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Follo (P) 26 18 2 6 58 28 +30 56 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Lørenskog 26 16 3 7 51 39 +12 51
3 Senja 26 15 5 6 54 44 +10 50
4 Asker 26 14 5 7 54 36 +18 47
5 Kvik Halden 26 11 6 9 53 40 +13 39
6 Østsiden 26 12 3 11 45 43 +2 39
7 Nesodden 26 9 7 10 39 47 −8 34
8 Frigg 26 9 5 12 53 58 −5 32
9 Mo 26 9 4 13 41 49 −8 31
10 Moss 26 8 6 12 42 46 −4 30
11 Tromsø 2 26 8 3 15 35 48 −13 27
12 Mjølner (R) 26 7 6 13 26 41 −15 27 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Finnsnes (R) 26 8 3 15 35 51 −16 27
14 Stabæk 2 (R) 26 8 2 16 36 52 −16 26
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

3. divisjonEdit

Norwegian Football CupEdit

FinalEdit

Hødd1–1 (a.e.t.)Tromsø
Sellin   62' Report Ciss   87'
Penalties
Latifu  
Nilsen  
Helland  
Sandal  
Rekdal  
4–2   Årst
  Drage
  Johansen
  Ciss
Attendance: 24,217

Women's footballEdit

League seasonEdit

ToppserienEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 LSK Kvinner (C) 22 18 2 2 66 17 +49 56 Qualification for the Women's Champions League round of 32
2 Stabæk 22 15 5 2 70 21 +49 50
3 Arna-Bjørnar 22 14 5 3 61 21 +40 47
4 Røa 22 15 4 3 58 19 +39 47[a]
5 Kolbotn 22 9 7 6 36 35 +1 34
6 Sandviken 22 9 2 11 45 51 −6 29
7 Klepp 22 7 5 10 41 41 0 26
8 Vålerenga 22 6 5 11 27 47 −20 23
9 Trondheims-Ørn 22 6 3 13 29 50 −21 21
10 Amazon Grimstad 22 5 5 12 25 35 −10 20
11 Kattem[b] (O) 22 5 3 14 34 56 −22 15[c] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
12 Fart (R) 22 0 0 22 9 108 −99 0 Relegation to 1.divisjon
Source: NIFS
Rules for classification: (1) points; (2) goal difference; (3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Røa were deducted 2 point because of lack of financial control.[6]
  2. ^ Kattem withdrew their team after the season ended and Fart were offered their place in the 2013 Toppserien, but declined. Instead, Medkila were awarded a spot in the 2013 Toppserien season.[7]
  3. ^ Kattem were deducted 3 point because of license of act plan.[8]

1. divisjonEdit

Norwegian Women's CupEdit

FinalEdit

Men's UEFA competitionsEdit

These are the results of Norway's teams in European competitions during the 2012 season. (Norway team score displayed first)

Team Contest Round Opponent 1st leg score* 2nd leg score** Aggregate score
Molde UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round   Ventspils 3–0 (H) 1–1 (A) W 4–1
Third qualifying round   Basel 0–1 (H) 1–1 (A) L 1–2
UEFA Europa League Play-off round   Heerenveen 2–0 (H) 2–1 (A) W 4–1
Aalesund UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round   Tirana 1–1 (A) 5–0 (H) W 6–1
Third qualifying round   APOEL 1–2 (A) 0–1 (H) L 1–3
Tromsø UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round   Olimpija Ljubljana 0–0 (A) 1–0 (H) (aet) W 1–0
Third qualifying round   Metalurh Donetsk 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A) W 2–1
Play-off round   Partizan 3–2 (H) 0–1 (A) L 3–3
Rosenborg UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Crusaders 3–0 (A) 1–0 (H) W 4–0
Second qualifying round   Ordabasy 2–2 (H) 2–1 (A) W 4–3
Third qualifying round   Servette 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H) W 1–1
Play-off round   Legia Warsaw 1–1 (A) 2–1 (H) W 3–2
Stabæk UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   JJK 0–2 (A) 3–2 (H) L 3–4

* For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in home game is displayed
** For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in away game is displayed

UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Round of 32Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stabæk   5–3   Brøndby 2–0 3–3
BIIK Kazygurt   0–8   Røa 0–4 0–4

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wolfsburg   5–2   Røa 4–1 1–1
Stabæk   1–2   Juvisy 0–0 1–2

National teamsEdit

Norway men's national football teamEdit

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)Edit

The Norway national football team played four games in the qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup.[9]

Group EEdit
7 September 2012 Iceland  2–0  NorwayReykjavík, Iceland
18:45 UTC±0 Árnason   21'
Finnbogason   81'
Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Attendance: 8,352
Referee: Anthony Gautier (France)
11 September 2012 Norway  2–1  SloveniaOslo, Norway
20:00 UTC+2 Henriksen   26'
J. A. Riise   90+4' (pen.)
Report Šuler   16' Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 11,168
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (Turkey)
12 October 2012 Switzerland   1–1  NorwayBern, Switzerland
20:30 UTC+2 Gavranović   79' Report Hangeland   81' Stadium: Stade de Suisse
Attendance: 30,712
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
16 October 2012 Cyprus  1–3  NorwayLarnaca, Cyprus
21:00 UTC+3 Aloneftis   42' Report Hangeland   45'
Elyounoussi   81' (pen.)
King   83'
Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
Attendance: 2,493
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)

FriendliesEdit

Norway will also participate in a number of friendly matches.

15 January 2012 Denmark League XI  1–1  NorwayBangkok, Thailand
16:10 UTC+7 Makienok   71' Report Elyounoussi   79' Stadium: Rajamangala Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mongkolchasi Petsri (Thailand)
18 January 2012 Thailand  0–1  NorwayBangkok, Thailand
19:00 UTC+7 Report Reginiussen   84' Stadium: Rajamangala Stadium
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Yadai Yamamoto (Japan)
21 January 2012 South Korea U-23  3–0  NorwayBangkok, Thailand
16:30 UTC+7 Kim Bo-Kyung   16' (pen.)
Kim Hyun-Sung   20'
Seo Jung-Jin   59'
Report Stadium: Rajamangala Stadium
Referee: Chaiya Mahapab (Thailand)
29 February 2012 Northern Ireland  0–3  NorwayBelfast (Northern Ireland)
20:45CET Report Nordtveit   44'
Elyounoussi   88'
Ruud   90+3'
Stadium: Windsor Park
26 May 2012 Norway  0–1  EnglandOslo, Norway
20:45 CEST Report Young   9' Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 21,496
Referee: Michael Weiner (Germany)
2 June 2012 Norway  1–1  CroatiaOslo, Norway
19:00 CEST Elyounoussi   90' Report da Silva   79' Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 14,208
Referee: Sergey Karasev (Russia)
15 August 2012 Norway  2–3  GreeceOslo, Norway
20:00 CEST Hangeland   13'
Riise   75'
Report Torosidis   7'
Papadopoulos   11'
Mitroglou   56'
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 13,680
Referee: Alan Kelly (Ireland)
14 November 2012 Hungary  0–2  NorwayBudapest, Hungary
20:30 Report Nielsen   38'
Abdellaoue   79'
Stadium: Ferenc Puscás Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia)

Norway women's national football teamEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Harald Aabrekk Sogndal 31 December 2011 Jonas Olsson 1 January 2012[10]
Petter Belsvik
Magnus Powell
Lillestrøm 31 December 2011 Magnus Haglund 1 January 2012[11]
Thomas Berntsen Strømmen 31 December 2011 Erland Johnsen 1 January 2012[12]
Jörgen Lennartsson Stabæk 31 December 2011[13] Petter Belsvik 2 January 2012[14]
Tom Freddy Aune Fredrikstad 10 May 2012 Trond Amundsen 10 May 2012[15]

Events of the seasonEdit

FebruaryEdit

20 February 2011: Knut Torbjørn Eggen, the coach of the U-19 team and formerly head coach of Moss and Fredrikstad passes away at the age of 51.[16]

MarchEdit

23 March 2012: In the opening match of Tippeligaen, Molde wins 2–1 at home against Strømsgodset.[17]

25 March 2012: Sogndal beats Odd Grenland 4–0, and is on top of the table for the first time in history.

AprilEdit

1 April 2012: In Haugesund's 2–0 win against Molde, Alexander Søderlund's goal was never across the line and the debate about goal-line technology is again raised.

9 April 2012: Sogndal collect their first point against Rosenborg at Lerkendal Stadion, having lost the first 13 meetings at Lerkendal.[18] In the opening match of Adeccoligaen, the two teams relegated from Tippeligaen, Start and Sarpsborg 08 draws 4–4.[19]

15 April 2012: Sogndal's goalkeeper Kenneth Udjus surpasses Rosenborg's Daniel Örlund as the goalkeeper with the longest clean sheet since 1991. Udjus' new record is 558 minutes, while Örlund's clean sheet lasted for 553 minutes.[20]

SeptemberEdit

16 September 2012: Kristiansund BK secures promotion to the 1. divisjon after winning the 2012 2. divisjon group 2.[21]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Eidissen, Lars (9 May 2013). "Tromsø jublet for e-cupsjanse" (in Norwegian). itromso.no. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Odd og HamKam får poengtrekk" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 20 September 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  4. ^ "FK Tønsberg trukket to poeng" (in Norwegian). Gjengangeren. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Hødd 5–3 Tromsø" (in Norwegian). NRK. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Røa trekkes to poeng av NFF" (in Norwegian). NRK. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  7. ^ Karlsen, Thomas (6 February 2013). "Medkila til Toppserien". Fotballmagasinet.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Fire toppklubber får poengtrekk" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Marerittoppsett for Norge i VM-kvaliken". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Olsson overtar som Sogndal-trener". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Haglund blir ny LSK-trener". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Erland Johnsen blir Strømmen-trener". ap.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  13. ^ "Lennartsson presentert som ny Elfsborg-trener". ap.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 29 November 2011. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Belsvik ny Stabæk-trener: – Vi kan overraske". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  15. ^ Solberg, Knut Skeie; Nordsetrønningen, Alf-Ivar Rabben (10 May 2012). "Tom Freddy Aune ferdig i FFK". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Norwegian football mourns Knut Torbjørn Eggen". UEFA. 23 February 2011.
  17. ^ Simonsen, Sten (23 March 2012). "Solskjærs gullfavoritter innfridde". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  18. ^ Skaret, Pål Morten (9 April 2012). "Prica etter sjansesløseriet: – Jævlig bittert". vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  19. ^ Kjønnesdal, Svein Rune (9 April 2012). "Start fra 3–0 til 4–4 mot Sarpsborg". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  20. ^ Romøren, Endre; Halvorsen, Anders (15 April 2012). "Udjus skrev historie på Fosshaugane mot FKH". vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  21. ^ "Solskjærs hjemby klar for 1. divisjon" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisa. 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.