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.[1]

1. divisjon
Season2016
ChampionsKristiansund
PromotedKristiansund
Sandefjord
RelegatedBryne
Hødd
KFUM Oslo
Raufoss
Matches played300
Goals scored696 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerPontus Engblom
(26 goals)
Biggest home winUllensaker/Kisa 8–3 Hødd
Biggest away winFredrikstad 1–7 Ranheim
Highest scoringUllensaker/Kisa 8–3 Hødd
Longest winning run10 games
Sandefjord
Longest winless run10 games
Raufoss
Average attendance1,495 Decrease 25.2%
2015
2017

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.[2]

Team changes from 2015Edit

In the 2015 1. divisjon, Sogndal, and Brann won promotion to Tippeligaen, while Follo, Nest-Sotra, Bærum and Hønefoss were relegated to the 2016 2. divisjon.

Mjøndalen,[3] and Sandefjord,[3] were relegated from the 2015 Tippeligaen, while KFUM Oslo, Raufoss, Ull/Kisa and Kongsvinger were promoted from the 2015 2. divisjon.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena Capacity Manager
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

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Fredrikstad   Arne Erlandsen Contract expired 11 November 2015[4] Pre-season   Jan Halvor Halvorsen 23 November 2015[5] Pre-season
Ranheim   Ola By Rise Contract expired 30 November 2015[6] Pre-season   Svein Maalen 1 December 2015[6] Pre-season
Ull/Kisa   Jonas Olsson Contract expired 3 December 2015[7] Pre-season   Vegard Skogheim 1 January 2016[8] Pre-season
Jerv   Steinar Pedersen Start's new coach 23 December 2015[9] Pre-season   Arne Sandstø 15 January 2016[10] Pre-season
Hødd   Sindre Eid Resigned 31 December 2015[11] Pre-season   Hans-Erik Eriksen 1 January 2016[12] Pre-season
Levanger   Andreas Holmberg Contract expired 31 December 2015[13] Pre-season   Magnus Powell 1 January 2016[13] Pre-season
Bryne   Gaute Larsen Resigned 14 May 2016[14] 12th   Alf Ingve Berntsen 14 May 2016[14] 12th
Fredrikstad   Jan Halvor Halvorsen Resigned 09 Aug 2016[15] 14th   Mons Ivar Mjelde 09 Aug 2016[16] 14th

TableEdit

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
2 Sandefjord (P) 30 18 5 7 54 35 +19 59
3 Jerv 30 15 8 7 47 34 +13 53 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Sandnes Ulf 30 15 6 9 55 28 +27 51
5 Kongsvinger 30 14 7 9 56 42 +14 49
6 Mjøndalen 30 13 10 7 49 38 +11 49
7 Strømmen 30 13 8 9 46 45 +1 47
8 Levanger 30 13 6 11 52 46 +6 45
9 Ranheim 30 11 6 13 45 48 −3 39
10 Åsane 30 10 8 12 36 37 −1 38
11 Fredrikstad 30 8 9 13 34 48 −14 33
12 Ull/Kisa 30 8 8 14 47 50 −3 32
13 Bryne (R) 30 7 9 14 33 48 −15 30 Relegation to 2. divisjon
14 Hødd (R) 30 8 6 16 31 57 −26 30
15 KFUM Oslo (R) 30 6 8 16 31 48 −17 26
16 Raufoss (R) 30 6 3 21 33 62 −29 21
Source: nifs (in Norwegian), Soccerway
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.

Promotion play-offsEdit

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.

Semi-finalsEdit

Sandnes Ulf0–2Kongsvinger
Report Güven   9'90+3'
Attendance: 1,262
Referee: Rohit Saggi
Jerv2–1Mjøndalen
Haugstad   9'
Brochmann   60'
Report Sylling Olsen   57'
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes
  1. ^ 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.

FinalEdit

Jerv2–1Kongsvinger
Andersen   32'
Brochmann   38'
Report Maikel   16'
Attendance: 1,370
Referee: Trygve Kjensli

Season statisticsEdit