2014 Tippeligaen

The 2014 Tippeligaen was the 70th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 28 March 2014, two weeks later than in the previous season. A three-week summer-break in June was scheduled due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the decisive match was played on 9 November 2014.[3] Strømsgodset were the defending champions. Bodø/Glimt and Stabæk joined as the promoted clubs from the 2013 1. divisjon. They replaced Tromsø and Hønefoss who were relegated to the 2014 1. divisjon.

Tippeligaen
Season2014
Dates28 March 2014 – 9 November 2014
ChampionsMolde
3rd title
RelegatedBrann
Sogndal
Sandnes Ulf
Champions LeagueMolde
Europa LeagueRosenborg
Odd
Strømsgodset
Matches played240
Goals scored735 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorerViðar Örn Kjartansson
(25 goals)
Biggest home winMolde 5–1 Sarpsborg 08
(21 April 2014)
Lillestrøm 5–1 Stabæk
(24 May 2014)[1]
Biggest away winHaugesund 0–3 Sogndal
(27 April 2014)
Stabæk 0–3 Vålerenga
(5 May 2014)[1]
Highest scoringViking 5–5 Vålerenga
(2 August 2014)[1]
Longest winning run5 games[2]
Molde
Longest unbeaten run9 games[2]
Molde
Longest winless run7 games[2]
Start
Longest losing run3 games[2]
Brann
Haugesund
Bodø/Glimt
Highest attendance20,442
Rosenborg 1–3 Stabæk
(16 May 2014)
Lowest attendance2,511
Sogndal 1–1 Sarpsborg 08
(4 April 2014)
Average attendance6,961 Increase 1.9%
2013
2015

Molde won their third title, with four matches to spare following a 2–1 away win against Viking on 4 October 2014.[4] The team broke the record for most points (71) and most wins (22).[5]

OverviewEdit

SummaryEdit

On 4 October, Molde were confirmed as league champions following their 2–1 away win against Viking in the 26th round.[4] They won their third title. On 2 November, in the penultimate round of the season, Sandnes Ulf were the first team to be relegated to the 1. divisjon when they gave away a 3–1 lead in stoppage time and drew 3–3 away to Start.[6] On the final day, Sogndal were relegated and Brann qualified for the relegation play-offs. On 26 November, Brann were the third team to be relegated after losing the play-offs 4–1 on aggregate against Mjøndalen.[7]

TeamsEdit

The league was contested by 16 teams: the best 13 teams of the 2013 season, and the 14th-placed Sarpsborg 08 who won the relegation-playoffs against Ranheim, in addition to two promoted teams from 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Bodø/Glimt and Stabæk, returning to the top flight after an absence of four years and one season respectively. They replaced Tromsø (after an eleven-year spell in Eliteserien) and Hønefoss (relegated after two seasons presence).

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Arena Turf Capacity
Aalesund 13 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Bodø/Glimt 20 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 7,354
Brann 58 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,824
Haugesund 8 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,800
Lillestrøm 51 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 11,637
Molde 38 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,800
Odd 33 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 13,500
Rosenborg 51 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,850
Sandnes Ulf 5 Sandnes Sandnes Idrettspark Natural 3,850
Sarpsborg 08 3 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 4,700
Sogndal 16 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Artificial 5,402
Stabæk 18 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 7,000
Start 38 Kristiansand Sør Arena Artificial 14,300
Strømsgodset 27 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Vålerenga 54 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572
Viking 65 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,600

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aalesund   Jan Jönsson   Jonatan Tollås Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Bodø/Glimt   Jan Halvor Halvorsen   Ruben Imingen Diadora SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
Brann   Rikard Norling   Erlend Hanstveit Hummel Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund   Jostein Grindhaug   Per Morten Kristiansen Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Lillestrøm   Magnus Haglund   Frode Kippe Legea #VierLSK[8]
Molde   Tor Ole Skullerud   Daniel Berg Hestad Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd   Dag-Eilev Fagermo   Steffen Hagen Warrior Skagerak
Rosenborg   Kåre Ingebrigtsen   Tore Reginiussen Adidas REMA 1000
Sandnes Ulf   Tom Nordlie   Aksel Berget Skjølsvik Hummel Øster Hus
Sarpsborg 08   Brian Deane   Ole Christoffer Heieren Hansen Select Borregaard
Sogndal   Jonas Olsson   Rune Bolseth Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Stabæk   Bob Bradley   Jon Inge Høiland Adidas SpareBank 1
Start   Mons Ivar Mjelde   Håkon Opdal Umbro Sparebanken Sør
Strømsgodset   David Nielsen   Adam Larsen Kwarasey Diadora DNB
Vålerenga   Kjetil Rekdal   Christian Grindheim Adidas None[8]
Viking   Kjell Jonevret   Indriði Sigurðsson Diadora Lyse

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 22 5 3 62 24 +38 71 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rosenborg 30 18 6 6 64 43 +21 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Odd 30 17 7 6 52 32 +20 58
4 Strømsgodset 30 15 5 10 48 42 +6 50
5 Lillestrøm 30 13 7 10 49 35 +14 46
6 Vålerenga 30 11 9 10 59 53 +6 42
7 Aalesund 30 11 8 11 40 39 +1 41
8 Sarpsborg 08 30 10 10 10 41 48 −7 40
9 Stabæk 30 11 6 13 44 52 −8 39
10 Viking 30 8 12 10 42 42 0 36
11 Haugesund 30 10 6 14 43 49 −6 36
12 Start 30 10 5 15 47 60 −13 35
13 Bodø/Glimt 30 10 5 15 45 60 −15 35
14 Brann (R) 30 8 5 17 41 54 −13 29 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Sogndal (R) 30 6 6 18 31 49 −18 24 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Sandnes Ulf (R) 30 4 10 16 27 53 −26 22
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2014 Norwegian Cup (Molde) qualified for European competition based on their league position, the berth (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed down the league to Strømsgodset.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 14th-placed team, Brann, took part in a two-legged play-off against Mjøndalen, the winners of the 2014 1. divisjon promotion play-offs, to decide who would play in the 2015 Tippeligaen.

First leg
Brann1–1Mjøndalen
Skaanes   53' Report Diomande   37'
Attendance: 14,225
Referee: Brage Sandmoen

Second leg
Mjøndalen3–0Brann
Kapidzic   27', 67'
Diomande   64'
Report

Mjøndalen won 4–1 on aggregate and gained promotion to the 2015 Tippeligaen; Brann were relegated to the 1. divisjon.


ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL BOD SKB HAU LSK MFK ODD RBK ULF S08 SIL STB IKS SIF VIF VIK
Aalesund 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 1–2
Bodø/Glimt 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–4 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–4 4–3 3–2
Brann 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–1
Haugesund 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–3 2–0 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1
Lillestrøm 0–0 4–0 4–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 0–1
Molde 5–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0
Odd 2–1 4–3 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 4–1
Rosenborg 3–0 3–1 5–2 5–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 4–1 3–2 2–2
Sandnes Ulf 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2
Sarpsborg 08 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1
Sogndal 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–0
Stabæk 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 4–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–1
Start 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 3–3 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 0–2
Strømsgodset 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 2–1
Vålerenga 3–0 3–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1
Viking 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–2 4–1 0–1 0–0 5–5
Source: Nifs.no
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

 
Vålerenga's Viðar Örn Kjartansson became the Tippeligaen top scorer after scoring 25 goals.
Rank Player Club Goals[9] Games Average
1   Viðar Örn Kjartansson Vålerenga 25 29 0.86
2   Christian Gytkjær Haugesund 15 26 0.58
3   Alexander Søderlund Rosenborg 13 23 0.57
  Franck Boli Stabæk 13 28 0.46
  Mohamed Elyounoussi Molde 13 30 0.43
  Abdurahim Laajab Bodø/Glimt 13 30 0.43
7   Frode Johnsen Odd 11 30 0.37
8   Leke James Aalesund 10 23 0.43
  Fredrik Gulbrandsen Molde 10 23 0.43
  Péter Kovács Strømsgodset 10 24 0.42
  Maic Sema Haugesund 10 26 0.38
  Daniel Chima Chukwu Molde 10 27 0.37
  Fredrik Brustad Stabæk 10 30 0.33

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Christian Gytkjær Haugesund Brann 3–1 (A) 30 April 2014
  Mohamed Elyounoussi Molde Brann 4–2 (H) 9 June 2014
  Tommy Høiland Molde Sandnes Ulf 3–1 (H) 20 July 2014
  Viðar Örn Kjartansson Vålerenga Viking 5–5 (A) 2 August 2014
  Viðar Örn Kjartansson Vålerenga Haugesund 4–1 (H) 14 September 2014
  Pálmi Rafn Pálmason Lillestrøm Start 4–1 (H) 26 October 2014
Notes

(H) – Home team
(A) – Away team

Top assistsEdit

 
Lillestrøm's Bjørn Helge Riise assisted 10 goals over the season, more than any other player.
Rank Player Club Assists[9]
1   Bjørn Helge Riise Lillestrøm 10
2   Petter Vaagan Moen Lillestrøm 9
3   Christian Grindheim Vålerenga 8
  Morten Gamst Pedersen Rosenborg
  Jone Samuelsen Odd
  Zlatko Tripić Start
  Hjörtur Logi Valgarðsson Sogndal
8   Per-Egil Flo Molde 7
  Michael Stephens Stabæk
  Martin Ødegaard Strømsgodset

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

 
Sandnes Ulf's Aksel Berget Skjølsvik was the only player who received two red cards over the season.

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 49[11][12]
    • Strømsgodset
  • Most red cards: 3[13]
    • Sandnes Ulf

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 208,732 20,442 10,709 13,915 −6.0%
2 Brann 179,865 17,686 8,510 11,991 +6.1%
3 Viking 150,214 16,508 7,730 10,014 −2.6%
4 Vålerenga 146,270 15,437 7,211 9,751 −1.5%
5 Molde 138,652 11,424 8,284 9,243 +4.7%
6 Aalesund 114,024 9,386 6,580 7,602 −7.2%
7 Odd 107,363 11,548 5,556 7,158 +35.1%
8 Strømsgodset 100,623 7,720 5,861 6,708 +2.8%
9 Start 89,426 8,555 4,768 5,962 −3.6%
10 Lillestrøm 88,498 10,965 4,376 5,900 +7.6%
11 Haugesund 83,707 8,945 4,434 5,580 +9.9%
12 Sarpsborg 08 59,194 4,722 3,509 3,946 +6.9%
13 Stabæk 57,519 4,609 3,212 3,835 +65.4%1
14 Bodø/Glimt 50,730 5,261 2,533 3,382 +24.4%1
15 Sogndal 50,140 4,517 2,511 3,343 −1.1%
16 Sandnes Ulf 45,577 4,418 2,350 3,038 −3.2%
League total 1,670,534 20,442 2,350 6,961 +1.9%

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

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Brann rykket ned etter å ha blitt ydmyket av Mjøndalen". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
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  9. ^ a b Alt om fotball
  10. ^ a b "Tippeligaen 2014 - Toppscorer, gule og røde kort". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Tippeligaen 2014 Yellow Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Tippeligaen 2014 Råeste lag". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Tippeligaen 2014 Red Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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