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The 2013 Tippeligaen was the 68th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began 15 March 2013 and ended on 10 November 2013, when Strømsgodset defeated Haugesund 4–0 to win their second league title.

Tippeligaen
Season2013
ChampionsStrømsgodset
2nd title
RelegatedTromsø
Hønefoss
Champions LeagueStrømsgodset
Europa LeagueRosenborg
Haugesund
Matches played240
Goals scored694 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerFrode Johnsen
(16 goals)
Biggest home winStart 7–0 Sandnes Ulf[1]
(1 September 2013)
Biggest away winStart 0–6 Strømsgodset[1]
(20 May 2013)
Highest scoringAalesund 7–1 Lillestrøm
(13 May 2013)
Vålerenga 5–3 Sarpsborg 08[1]
(29 July 2013)
Longest winning run4 games
Haugesund
Rosenborg
Start
Strømsgodset
Aalesund[2]
Longest unbeaten run16 games
Rosenborg[2]
Longest winless run9 games
Hønefoss
Tromsø[2]
Longest losing run8 games
Sarpsborg 08[2]
Highest attendance20,188
Rosenborg 0–0 Molde
(20 May 2013)
Lowest attendance2,183
Hønefoss 0–1 Sandnes Ulf
(18 August 2013)
Average attendance6,829 Decrease 2.5%
2012
2014

The league was contested by 16 teams: The best 13 teams of the 2012 season, Start and Sarpsborg 08 who won promotion from the 2012 1. divisjon and Sandnes Ulf who retained their spot in the top league after beating the 1. divisjon side Ullensaker/Kisa in the relegation play-off.

Molde who won Tippeligaen the previous season failed to defend the championship and ended on sixth place. Strømsgodset who won silver in 2012, won their first league championship in 43 years, finishing one point ahead of title contenders Rosenborg. Haugesund won bronze for the first time in the history, while Tromsø and Hønefoss were relegated to the 2014 1. divisjon.

BackgroundEdit

Molde, Strømsgodset and Rosenborg were involved in the title race in the 2012 season. After Rosenborg lost against the other title contenders Molde and Strømsgodset in the 27th and the 28th round respectively,[3][4] Molde secured their second straight Tippeligaen title with one match left to play when Strømsgodset lost against Sandnes Ulf. Fredrikstad and Stabæk were relegated after finishing 15th and 16th respectively, while Sandnes Ulf had to play a relegation play-off against the 1. divisjon side Ullensaker/Kisa,[5] which they won 7–1 on aggregate.

After the 2012 season, Rosenborg's head coach Jan Jönsson was fired from his position, and was replaced by the head coach of the successful Norwegian under-21 team, Per Joar Hansen.[6] Jönsson was soon appointed as head coach of Aalesund, as a replacement for Kjetil Rekdal who had also been fired. Rekdal returned to his old club Vålerenga, which he won the league with in 2005.[7] Martin Andresen had announced in October 2012 that he would leave his position as manager of Vålerenga after the season.,[8] In addition Per-Mathias Høgmo left Tromsø after his contract expired, and they appointed Agnar Christensen as the new head coach.[9]

Season summaryEdit

Ahead of each Tippeligaen season, the newspapers in Norway predict how the season is going to end. In 2013, all of the major newspapers predicted that either Molde or Rosenborg would win the league.[10] The opening match of the 2013 season was played between Viking and the defending champions Molde in Stavanger. Viking won the match 2–1 after a match-winning goal by Trond Olsen.[11] Molde became the first defending champion in Norway to lose the first four matches of the season, with their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær stating that the club wouldn't be able to defend the title.[12] After collecting two points in the first seven matches,[13] Molde won their first match 4–1 against local rivals Aalesund. Aalesund had an impressing season opener, by winning four of the first four matches, and after the loss against Molde they won 7–1 against Lillestrøm with Abderrazak Hamdallah scoring a hat-trick, and was positioned second after nine matches.[14]

With Molde out of the race for the title, it looked as though it was going to be a fight between Strømsgodset and Rosenborg.[15] Aalesund were, however, only five points behind the leaders Rosenborg, after they won three consecutive matches away from home, and with 10 matches left to play the players started to talk about winning the league.[16] After Aalesund lost three matches in a row, the team was too far behind the top two teams, and three points behind Viking in third place.[17] Aalesund went seven matches without winning, but with a record-high number of points the club finished the season in fourth place.[18]

Tromsø, who finished fourth and lost the Norwegian Cup Final in the previous season, were the only Norwegian team to qualify for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage, but their form in the league after the summer break was declining, and they soon found themselves fighting against relegation. The team did however manage to put an end to Rosenborg's streak of 16 matches without losing, when Tromsø won 1–0 at home.[19] After the loss at home against Start in the 25th round, Tromsø had collected six points in the last 12 matches and the club fired the head coach Agnar Christensen and replaced him with Steinar Nilsen, who had saved the team from relegation in 2005 and 2006.[20]

For the first time since the 2005 season, the championship was determined in the decisive match of the season.[21] Strømsgodset were leading the league one point ahead of Rosenborg, and could secure the championship in the home-match against bronze-winners Haugesund. At the same time, six teams were not safe from relegation with one match left to play; the three teams Sarpsborg 08, Tromsø and Hønefoss were fighting to avoid the two direct relegation spots, while Vålerenga, Sogndal and Sandnes Ulf could still be forced to play a relegation play-off against a 1. divisjon side if they finished 14th in the league.[22] Rosenborg was leading 2–0 at half-time against Lillestrøm, and Strømsgodset needed to score a goal in their match against Haugesund to secure the title. Ola Kamara sent Strømsgodset up in a 1–0 lead, and after Stefan Johansen and Øyvind Storflor scored one goal each and Ola Kamara scored his second goal in the game, Strømsgodset won the match 4–0 and secured their first championship since the 1970 season.[23] Tromsø had to win the match away against Brann, who had nothing to play for in the last round, to avoid relegation but Tromsø had not won a single match away from home during the season, and also lost the last match 4–1, and were relegated to the 1. divisjon after an 11-year-long spell in the top flight. Hønefoss also had to win their last match to avoid relegation, and were leading the match against Odd, but Frode Johnsen scored the match-winning goal and Odd won 3–2. Sarpborg 08 lost the last match 2–1 against Viking, despite leading when the stoppage time began, and finished 14th in the league, and a mett the 1. divisjon side Ranheim in the relegation play-off They won 1-0 at home and 2-0 in the awaygame and play in the next seasons Tippeligaen.[24]

Johnsen's goal against Hønefoss was his sixteenth overall this season, and he became top goalscorer with one more goal than Aalesund's Hamdallah. Aged 38, Johnsen is the oldest-ever top goalscorer in the Norwegian top flight.[25] Johnsen also won the Kniksen Award for the "forward of the year". Players from Strømsgodset won four of the five Kniksen Award prices as Adam Larsen Kwarasey won the goalkeeper of the year, Lars Christopher Vilsvik was named defender of the year, Stefan Johansen was the midfielder of the year and the head coach, Ronny Deila, won the "manager of the year" award.[26]

TeamsEdit

Sixteen teams competed in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season and the two teams promoted from the 1. divisjon The promoted teams were Start and Sarpsborg 08 (both returning after a season's absence). They replaced Fredrikstad (ending their two-year spell in the top flight) and Stabæk (relegated after seven years in the top flight).

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Arena Turf Capacity
Aalesund 12 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Brann 57 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,824
Haugesund 7 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,800
Hønefoss 3 Hønefoss Aka Arena Artificial 4,256
Lillestrøm 50 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 12,250
Molde 37 Molde Aker Stadion Natural 11,800
Odd 32 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 13,500
Rosenborg 50 Trondheim Lerkendal stadion Natural 21,166
Sandnes Ulf 4 Sandnes Sandnes Idrettspark Natural 4,969
Sarpsborg 08 2 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 4,700
Sogndal 15 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Artificial 5,523
Start 37 Kristiansand Sør Arena Artificial 14,563
Strømsgodset 26 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 7,500
Tromsø 27 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 6,859
Vålerenga 53 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572
Viking 64 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,300

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aalesund   Jan Jönsson   Jonatan Tollås Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Brann   Rune Skarsfjord   Markus Jonsson Hummel Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund   Jostein Grindhaug   Per Morten Kristiansen Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Hønefoss   Leif Gunnar Smerud   Tor Øyvind Hovda Legea AKA
Lillestrøm   Magnus Haglund   Frode Kippe Legea Vann For Livet
Molde   Ole Gunnar Solskjær   Daniel Berg Hestad Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Odd   Dag-Eilev Fagermo   Steffen Hagen Adidas Skagerak
Rosenborg   Per Joar Hansen   Tore Reginiussen Adidas REMA 1000
Sandnes Ulf   Asle Andersen   Aksel Berget Skjølsvik Hummel Øster Hus
Sarpsborg 08   Brian Deane   Ole Christoffer Heieren Hansen Legea Borregaard
Sogndal   Jonas Olsson   Per-Egil Flo Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Start   Mons Ivar Mjelde   Espen Hoff Umbro Netthandelen.no
Strømsgodset   Ronny Deila   Adam Larsen Kwarasey Diadora NextGenTel
Tromsø   Agnar Christensen   Miika Koppinen Legea Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Vålerenga   Kjetil Rekdal   Christian Grindheim Adidas None
Viking   Kjell Jonevret   Indriði Sigurðsson Diadora Lyse Energi

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Strømsgodset (C) 30 19 6 5 66 26 +40 63 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rosenborg 30 18 8 4 50 25 +25 62 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Haugesund 30 15 6 9 41 39 +2 51
4 Aalesund 30 14 7 9 55 44 +11 49
5 Viking 30 12 10 8 41 36 +5 46
6 Molde 30 12 8 10 47 38 +9 44 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
7 Odd 30 11 7 12 43 39 +4 40
8 Brann 30 11 6 13 46 46 0 39
9 Start 30 10 8 12 43 46 −3 38
10 Lillestrøm 30 9 9 12 37 44 −7 36
11 Vålerenga 30 10 6 14 41 50 −9 36
12 Sogndal 30 8 9 13 33 48 −15 33
13 Sandnes Ulf 30 9 6 15 36 58 −22 33
14 Sarpsborg 08 (O) 30 8 7 15 40 58 −18 31 Qualification for relegation play-offs
15 Tromsø (R) 30 7 8 15 41 50 −9 29
Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Hønefoss (R) 30 6 11 13 34 47 −13 29 Relegation to 1. divisjon
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. ^ Norway was among the best three associations in the UEFA Fair Play ranking and thus received an additional spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, Tromsø IL received the qualifying spot for their ranking in Tippeligaen's Fair Play ranking.
  2. ^ Molde qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2013 Norwegian Cup.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Strømsgodset399432111111111222222222211111
Rosenborg611225533222222111111111122222
Haugesund1615131087986566676675554555543333
Aalesund122111242435333343333334456544
Viking583343364643455534445443334665
Molde12131616161616161616161515141110131291010876665456
Odd131411141415141415151514141191198779111210887777
Brann2114654425354544456666667778888
Start4777691011129131313151516161614141514141210101112109
Lillestrøm9385766710101291013141210101012119889999910
Vålerenga141012151512111314121112129108678881099111110101111
Sogndal91215121214131291188867789119771011121212111212
Sandnes Ulf151614111110121513141416161616151213121112121113131313131313
Sarpsborg 0874691011858891091012131414151516161616161615151414
Tromsø75589879777778891111131313131314141414141515
Hønefoss BK11610131313151011131011111213141515161614151515151516161616
Updated to match(es) played on 3 November 2013. Source: nifs.no
Notes: As of the last match in each round; delayed matches are not included.

Relegation play-offsEdit

Sarpsborg 081–0Ranheim
Samuel   45+1' Report
Ranheim0–2Sarpsborg 08
Report Elyounoussi   35'59'

Sarpsborg 08 won 3–0 on aggregate.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL SKB HAU HØN LSK MFK ODD RBK ULF S08 SIL IKS SIF TIL VIF VIK
Aalesund 0–0 3–0 4–3 7–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Brann 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–4 6–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–0
Haugesund 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Hønefoss BK 2–5 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2
Lillestrøm 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–1
Molde 4–1 2–0 1–5 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–1
Odd 5–1 1–3 4–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1
Rosenborg 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
Sandnes Ulf 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–4 2–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–1
Sarpsborg 08 0–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–4 3–0 3–3 2–1
Sogndal 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–4 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–5 2–2 1–2 1–0
Start 2–2 3–3 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 7–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 2–2 1–0 1–2
Strømsgodset 2–1 2–0 4–0 6–1 1–0 5–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–1
Tromsø 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 5–0 2–2 2–3 0–0 2–2 4–3
Vålerenga 2–1 4–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–2 1–2 2–0 5–3 1–0 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2
Viking 1–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 November 2013. Source: Nifs.no
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 50[30][31]
    • Sarpsborg 08
  • Most red cards: 3[32]
    • Brann
    • Haugesund
    • Molde
    • Odd
    • Rosenborg
    • Sandnes Ulf
    • Strømsgodset

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 222,039 20,188 11,236 14,803 +10.5%
2 Brann 169,574 17,179 9,348 11,305 −8.2%
3 Viking 154,263 13,218 8,525 10,284 +3.9%
4 Vålerenga 148,497 13,609 7,798 9,900 −8.1%
5 Molde 132,424 11,074 7,854 8,828 −5.7%
6 Aalesund 122,885 10,101 6,925 8,192 −10.8%
7 Strømsgodset 97,889 7,544 5,175 6,526 +7.0%
8 Start 92,747 10,345 4,729 6,183 +41.4%1
9 Lillestrøm 82,224 9,766 4,052 5,482 −3.7%
10 Odd 79,473 6,397 4,466 5,298 +2.3%
11 Haugesund 76,183 7,889 4,268 5,079 +12.1%
12 Tromsø 66,684 6,392 3,325 4,446 +6.1%
13 Sarpsborg 08 55,345 4,823 3,061 3,690 +41.4%1
14 Sogndal 50,704 4,581 2,418 3,380 −7.6%
15 Sandnes Ulf 47,084 4,969 2,241 3,139 −18.3%
16 Hønefoss 40,765 3,431 2,183 2,718 −7.9%
League total 1,638,780 20,188 2,183 6,828 −2.5%

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

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