2016 Norwegian First Division
The 2016 1. divisjon (referred to as 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 be relegated to the 2. divisjon.
|Goals scored||696 (2.32 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Pontus Engblom|
|Biggest home win||Ullensaker/Kisa 8–3 Hødd|
|Biggest away win||Fredrikstad 1–7 Ranheim|
|Highest scoring||Ullensaker/Kisa 8–3 Hødd|
|Longest winning run||10 games|
|Longest winless run||10 games|
|Average attendance||1,495 25.2%|
The first round of the season was played on 9 April 2016 and the season concluded with the last round on 30 October 2016. The playoff-tournament was played between 6 and 21 November 2016.
Team changes from 2015Edit
|Bryne||Bryne||Bryne Stadion||10,000||Alf Inge Berntsen|
|Fredrikstad||Fredrikstad||Fredrikstad Stadion||12,565||Jan Halvor Halvorsen|
|Hødd||Ulsteinvik||Høddvoll Stadion||3,825||Hans-Erik Eriksen|
|Jerv||Grimstad||J.J. Ugland Stadion – Levermyr||1,750||Arne Sandstø|
|KFUM||Oslo||KFUM Arena||1,500||Ståle Andersen|
|Kongsvinger||Kongsvinger||Gjemselund Stadion||6,700||Luis Berkemeier Pimenta|
|Kristiansund||Kristiansund||Kristiansund Stadion||3,000||Christian Michelsen|
|Levanger||Levanger||Moan Fritidspark||6,000||Magnus Powell|
|Mjøndalen||Mjøndalen||Isachsen Stadion||4,350||Vegard Hansen|
|Ranheim||Trondheim||DNB Arena||2,000||Svein Maalen|
|Raufoss||Raufoss||NAMMO Stadion||2,500||Espen Haug|
|Sandefjord||Sandefjord||Komplett.no Arena||6,000||Lars Bohinen|
|Sandnes Ulf||Sandnes||Sandnes Idrettspark||4,969||Bengt Sæternes|
|Strømmen||Strømmen||Strømmen Stadion||1,800||Espen Olsen|
|Ull/Kisa||Jessheim||UKI Arena||3,000||Vegard Skogheim|
|Åsane||Åsane||Åsane Idrettspark||3,000||Morten Røssland|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment||Table|
|Fredrikstad||Arne Erlandsen||Contract expired||11 November 2015||Pre-season||Jan Halvor Halvorsen||23 November 2015||Pre-season|
|Ranheim||Ola By Rise||Contract expired||30 November 2015||Pre-season||Svein Maalen||1 December 2015||Pre-season|
|Ull/Kisa||Jonas Olsson||Contract expired||3 December 2015||Pre-season||Vegard Skogheim||1 January 2016||Pre-season|
|Jerv||Steinar Pedersen||Start's new coach||23 December 2015||Pre-season||Arne Sandstø||15 January 2016||Pre-season|
|Hødd||Sindre Eid||Resigned||31 December 2015||Pre-season||Hans-Erik Eriksen||1 January 2016||Pre-season|
|Levanger||Andreas Holmberg||Contract expired||31 December 2015||Pre-season||Magnus Powell||1 January 2016||Pre-season|
|Bryne||Gaute Larsen||Resigned||14 May 2016||12th||Alf Ingve Berntsen||14 May 2016||12th|
|Fredrikstad||Jan Halvor Halvorsen||Resigned||09 Aug 2016||14th||Mons Ivar Mjelde||09 Aug 2016||14th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Kristiansund (C, P)||30||19||5||6||47||30||+17||62||Promotion to Eliteserien|
|3||Jerv||30||15||8||7||47||34||+13||53||Qualification for promotion play-offs|
|13||Bryne (R)||30||7||9||14||33||48||−15||30||Relegation to 2. divisjon|
|15||KFUM Oslo (R)||30||6||8||16||31||48||−17||26|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if between two teams); 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Play-off (only used to decide champions or relegation).
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
The third to sixth-placed teams took part in the promotion play-offs; these were single leg knockout matches, two semi-finals and a final. The winners, Jerv, advanced to play Stabæk over two legs in the Tippeligaen play-offs for a spot in the top-flight next season.
|Report||Güven 9', 90+3'|
|Report||Sylling Olsen 57'|
- The match began originally on 5 November 2016, but was suspended in the 45th minute at 1–0 to Jerv, due to heavy rain; remaining minutes were played on 19 November 2016.