2018 1. divisjon

The 2018 1. divisjon (referred to as OBOS-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) was a Norwegian second-tier football league season.

1. divisjon
Season2018
ChampionsViking
PromotedViking
Mjøndalen
RelegatedÅsane
Florø
Levanger
Matches played240
Goals scored728 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Høiland (21 goals)
Biggest home winKongsvinger 6–0 Sandnes Ulf
(7 August 2018)
Biggest away winStrømmen 1–6 Viking
(1 July 2018)
Åsane 0–5 Strømmen
(4 November 2018)
Highest scoringUll/Kisa 4–5 Viking
(29 April 2018)
Kongsvinger 7–2 Åsane
(7 October 2018)
Longest winning runAalesund
(6 games)
Longest unbeaten runMjøndalen
(13 games)
Longest winless runLevanger
(20 games)
Longest losing runLevanger
(6 games)
Highest attendance15,900
Viking 3–1 Kongsvinger
(11 November 2018)
Lowest attendance100
Tromsdalen 3–1 Nest-Sotra
(27 May 2018)
Average attendance1,697 Increase 19.3%
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 26 November 2018.

The season began on 2 April 2018 and ended on 11 November 2018 (not including playoff matches).[1]

Team changes from 2017Edit

In the 2017 1. divisjon, Bodø/Glimt, Start and Ranheim were promoted to the 2018 Eliteserien, while Fredrikstad, Elverum and Arendal were relegated to the 2018 2. divisjon.

Sogndal, Aalesund and Viking were relegated from the 2017 Eliteserien, while HamKam, Nest-Sotra and Notodden were promoted from the 2017 2. divisjon.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Location Arena Capacity Manager
Aalesund Ålesund Color Line Stadion 10,778   Lars Bohinen
Florø Florø Florø Stadion 2,700   Terje Rognsø
HamKam Hamar Briskeby Arena 7,800   Kevin Knappen
Jerv Grimstad Levermyr Stadion 3,300   Arne Sandstø
Kongsvinger Kongsvinger Gjemselund Stadion 5,824   Mark Dempsey
Levanger Levanger TOBB Arena 2,100   Roger Naustan
Mjøndalen Mjøndalen Isachsen Stadion 4,200   Vegard Hansen
Nest-Sotra Sotra Ågotnes Stadion 1,200   Steffen Landro
Notodden Notodden Idrettsparken 4,000   Kenneth Dokken
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes Sandnes Stadion 4,969   Bengt Sæternes
Sogndal Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus 5,622   Eirik Bakke
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion 1,850   Espen Olsen
Tromsdalen Tromsdalen TUIL Arena 1,695   Gaute Helstrup
Ull/Kisa Jessheim Jessheim Stadion 3,500   Vegard Skogheim
Viking Stavanger Viking Stadion 15,900   Bjarne Berntsen
Åsane Åsane Myrdal Gress 2,180   Mons Ivar Mjelde

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Aalesund   Trond Fredriksen Sacked 12 December 2017[2] Pre-season   Lars Bohinen 20 December 2017[3] Pre-season
Viking   Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (interim) End of caretaker spell 18 December 2017 Pre-season   Bjarne Berntsen 18 December 2017[4] Pre-season
Levanger   Magnus Powell Contract expired 31 December 2017 Pre-season   Roger Naustan 1 January 2018[5] Pre-season
Kongsvinger   Hans-Erik Eriksen Sacked 30 April 2018[6] 15th   Mark Dempsey 11 June 2018 10th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Viking (C, P) 30 20 1 9 68 44 +24 61 Promotion to Eliteserien
2 Mjøndalen (P) 30 17 9 4 49 24 +25 60
3 Aalesund 30 18 5 7 58 31 +27 59 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 Sogndal 30 15 6 9 47 31 +16 51
5 Ull/Kisa 30 11 10 9 59 49 +10 43
6 Nest-Sotra 30 12 7 11 43 41 +2 43
7 Tromsdalen 30 12 7 11 43 47 −4 43
8 Kongsvinger 30 12 6 12 59 49 +10 42
9 HamKam 30 12 6 12 46 44 +2 42
10 Sandnes Ulf 30 11 9 10 43 47 −4 42
11 Strømmen 30 12 2 16 49 53 −4 38
12 Notodden 30 10 6 14 36 40 −4 36
13 Jerv 30 8 11 11 31 41 −10 35
14 Åsane (R) 30 9 6 15 38 57 −19 33 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Florø (R) 30 8 3 19 27 59 −32 27 Relegation to 2. divisjon
16 Levanger (R) 30 3 6 21 32 71 −39 15
Source: nifs.no (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.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Viking284422222222443324323233333211
Mjøndalen535878688544334443232322121122
Aalesund1242111111111111111111111212333
Sogndal111111754577433222232444444444444
Ull/Kisa6106566434756555556777555565655
Nest-Sotra151516161511129111311131210111112998898811910876
Tromsdalen46810101281112111312967677566777656787
Kongsvinger1616121316151615151412107910765655666888568
HamKam9141312131010141010791112121313131011108101191191099
Sandnes Ulf31133334336788688811109119977791010
Strømmen13710699131314151515161414141515141514141414131212121111
Notodden1023245766910810119910118913131313141414141312
Jerv14131514141411109685678101112121211101210101011111213
Åsane197987955891113131312910131312121112121313131414
Florø859111213151616161616151616161414151415151515151515151515
Levanger71214151116141213121414141515151616161616161616161616161616
Promotion to Eliteserien
Promotion play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2. divisjon
Source: nifs.no

Play-offsEdit

Promotion play-offsEdit

The 3rd to 6th placed teams took part in the promotion play-offs; these were single leg knockout matches. In the first round, the 3rd placed team played at home against the 6th placed team, and the 4th placed team played at home against the 5th placed team. The two winners then played against each other in the second round, where the team with the highest table position played at home. The winner of the second round, Aalesund, advanced to play the 14th placed team in Eliteserien over two legs in the Eliteserien play-offs for a spot in the top-flight next season.

First roundEdit

Aalesund1–0Nest-Sotra
  • Gueye   52'
Summary
Attendance: 3,102
Referee: Tommy Skjerven
Sogndal1–0Ull/Kisa
Summary
Attendance: 1,902
Referee: Trygve Kjensli

Second roundEdit

Aalesund3–1Sogndal
Summary
Attendance: 3,458
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 14th placed team, Åsane, took part in a two-legged play-off against KFUM Oslo, the winners of the 2. divisjon play-offs, to decide who would play in the 2019 1. divisjon. KFUM Oslo won 4-3 on aggregate and were therefore promoted, while Åsane got relegated.

KFUM Oslo1–2Åsane
  • Larsen   54'
Summary
KFUM-Arena, Oslo
Referee: Marius Lien
Åsane1–3KFUM Oslo
  • Bruun-Hanssen   17'
Summary
  • Larsen   58'
  • Mawa   73'
  • Sortevik   81'
Myrdal Gress, Bergen
Attendance: 925
Referee: Mohammad Usman Aslam

KFUM Oslo won 4–3 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

As of 11 November 2018[7]

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Viking 118,499 15,900 6,009 7,900 +7.0%1
2 Aalesund 72,177 5,524 4,362 4,812 −20.6%1
3 Sogndal 31,338 3,113 1,587 2,089 −35.6%1
4 Mjøndalen 27,627 3,630 1,352 1,842 +8.3%
5 HamKam 25,358 4,683 952 1,691 +27.1%2
6 Sandnes Ulf 25,012 4,364 1,300 1,667 +6.2%
7 Kongsvinger 22,981 2,912 1,024 1,532 +9.4%
8 Jerv 18,755 1,705 985 1,250 −14.8%
9 Florø 14,751 1,586 610 983 −20.5%
10 Ull/Kisa 11,077 1,332 465 738 +3.5%
11 Notodden 9,997 1,373 472 666 +2.3%2
12 Levanger 8,848 1,042 220 590 −24.2%
13 Åsane 7,557 1,031 290 504 −6.1%
14 Strømmen 6,144 739 190 410 −6.4%
15 Tromsdalen 5,803 1,160 100 387 +2.9%
16 Nest-Sotra 4,722 840 169 315 +22.1%2
League total 407,513 15,900 100 1,697 +19.3%

Updated to games played on 11 November 2018
Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Eliteserien.
2: Team played last season in 2. divisjon.

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Manager of the season   Steffen Landro[8] Nest-Sotra
Player of the season   Johnny Furdal[9] Nest-Sotra / Viking
Young player of the season   Kristian Thorstvedt[9] Viking
OBOS Player of the season   Hólmbert Friðjónsson[10] Aalesund

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Fredriksen er ferdig som hovedtrener i AaFK". www.nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Lars Bohinen blir ny Aalesund-trener". www.aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 20 December 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Bjarne Berntsen ny hovedtrener i Viking". www.vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Han er Levangers nye trener: – Det har trigget meg lenge". www.aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Hans-Erik Eriksen ferdig i KIL". www.oblad.no (in Norwegian). Østlandets Blad. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
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  8. ^ "Nest-Sotras trener vant pris: – Helt utrolig med de ressursene". www.eurosport.no (in Norwegian). 25 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Dette er årets spiller i OBOS-ligaen: – Helt magisk". www.eurosport.no (in Norwegian). 25 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Fridjonsson kåres til årets spiller i OBOS-ligaen". www.obos-ligaen.no (in Norwegian). 12 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.