2015 Norwegian First Division

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The 2015 1. divisjon (referred to as the OBOS-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) was a Norwegian second-tier football league season. The league was contested by 16 teams, and the top two teams were promoted to Tippeligaen, while the teams placed from third to sixth place played a promotion-playoff against the 14th-placed team in Tippeligaen to win promotion. The bottom four teams were relegated to the 2. divisjon.[1]

1. divisjon
Season2015
ChampionsSogndal
PromotedSogndal
Brann
RelegatedFollo
Nest-Sotra
Bærum
Hønefoss
Matches played240
Goals scored702 (2.93 per match)
Top goalscorerPontus Engblom
(17 goals)
Robert Stene (17 goals)
Biggest home winSandnes Ulf 6–1 Fredrikstad
Biggest away winBærum 0–5 Sogndal
Highest scoringSandnes Ulf 6–1 Fredrikstad
Bærum 5–2 Nest-Sotra
Longest winning run7 games
Sogndal
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Brann
Highest attendance17,284
Brann 2–2 Nest-Sotra
(16 May 2015)
Average attendance1,998
2014
2016

The first round of the season was played on 6 April 2015 and the season ended with the last round on 1 November 2015. The playoff-tournament was played between 7 and 21 November 2015.[2]

An agreement with Oslo's housing cooperative OBOS was signed on 15 January 2015, branding the league as OBOS-ligaen until 2021.[3]

Team changes from 2014Edit

In the 2014 1. divisjon, Sandefjord,[4] Tromsø[4] and Mjøndalen[5] won promotion to Tippeligaen, while Alta, HamKam, Tromsdalen and Ull/Kisa were relegated[4] to the 2015 2. divisjon.

Sogndal,[6] Sandnes Ulf[6] and Brann,[5] were relegated from the 2014 Tippeligaen, while Follo, Jerv, Levanger and Åsane were promoted[7] from the 2014 2. divisjon.

TeamsEdit

Locations of the teams in the 2015 1. divisjon
Team Location Arena Capacity Manager
Brann Bergen Brann Stadion[8] 17,686   Lars Arne Nilsen
Bryne Bryne Bryne Stadion[9] 10,000   Gaute Larsen[10]
Bærum Sandvika Sandvika Stadion[11] 1,815   Roar Johansen[12]
Follo Ski Ski Stadion 2,500   Hans Erik Eriksen[13]
Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Stadion[14] 12,565   Håkon Wibe Lund[15]
Hødd Ulsteinvik Høddvoll Stadion[16] 3,825   Sindre Eid[17]
Hønefoss Hønefoss Aka Arena[18] 4,120   Rune Skarsfjord[19]
Jerv Grimstad J.J. Ugland Stadion – Levermyr[20] 1,700   Steinar Pedersen[21]
Kristiansund Kristiansund Kristiansund Stadion[22] 3,000   Christian Michelsen[23]
Levanger Levanger Moan Fritidspark 6,000   Andreas Holmberg[24]
Nest-Sotra Sotra Ågotnes Stadion 2,000   Michael Schjønberg[25]
Ranheim Trondheim DNB Arena[26] 2,000   Ola By Rise[27]
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes Sandnes Idrettspark[28] 4,969   Bengt Sæternes[29]
Sogndal Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus[30] 5,539   Eirik Bakke[31]
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion[32] 1,800   Gunnar Halle[33]
Åsane Åsane Åsane Idrettspark 3,000   Morten Røssland[34]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Bærum   Morten Tandberg Resigned 20 Nov 2014[35] Pre-season  Roar Johansen 1 Jan 2015[36] Pre-season
Nest-Sotra   Ruben Hetlevik Stepped down to become assistant 26 Nov 2014[25] Pre-season  Michael Schjønberg 26 Nov 2014[25] Pre-season
Sandnes Ulf   Tom Nordlie Mutual consent 17 Nov 2014[37] Pre-season  Bengt Sæternes 19 Nov 2014[29] Pre-season
Sogndal   Jonas Olsson Mutual consent 1 Jan 2015[31] Pre-season  Eirik Bakke 1 Jan 2015[31] Pre-season
Fredrikstad   Håkon Wibe-Lund Sacked 7 May 2015[38] 13th   Jan Tore Ophaug
  Aleksander Olsen (interim)
7 May 2015 13th
Nest-Sotra   Michael Schjønberg Sacked 13 May 2015[39] 15th   Ruben Hetlevik
  Steffen Landro (interim)
13 May 2015 15th
Fredrikstad   Jan Tore Ophaug
  Aleksander Olsen (interim)
End of the interim 20 May 2015 14th   Arne Erlandsen 20 May 2015[40] 14th
Ranheim   Trond Nordsteien Sacked 27 May 2015[41] 14th   Svein Maalen 27 May 2015 14th
Brann   Rikard Norling Sacked 27 May 2015[42] 9th   Lars Arne Nilsen 29 May 2015[43] 9th
Ranheim   Svein Maalen End of the interim 8 June 2015 13th   Ola By Rise 8 May 2015[44] 13th
Nest-Sotra   Ruben Hetlevik
  Steffen Landro (interim)
End of the interim 16 July 2015 15th   Petter Fossmark 16 July 2015[45] 15th

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Sogndal (C, P) 30 18 8 4 59 31 +28 62 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Brann (P) 30 14 11 5 46 35 +11 53
3 Kristiansund BK 30 14 7 9 37 30 +7 49 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Hødd 30 14 6 10 43 40 +3 48
5 Jerv 30 12 11 7 47 28 +19 47
6 Ranheim 30 13 8 9 48 36 +12 47
7 Sandnes Ulf 30 13 8 9 49 40 +9 47
8 Strømmen 30 10 7 13 33 39 −6 37
9 Levanger 30 10 6 14 48 53 −5 36
10 Bryne 30 10 6 14 43 50 −7 36
11 Åsane 30 8 11 11 46 46 0 35
12 Fredrikstad 30 8 11 11 41 61 −20 35
13 Follo (R) 30 8 9 13 42 43 −1 33 Relegation to 2. divisjon
14 Nest-Sotra (R) 30 8 7 15 41 51 −10 31
15 Bærum (R) 30 8 7 15 44 67 −23 31
16 Hønefoss (R) 30 7 7 16 35 52 −17 28
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Season statisticsEdit