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The 2019 1. divisjon (referred to as OBOS-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) is a Norwegian second-tier football league season.

1. divisjon
Season2019
ChampionsAalesund
PromotedAalesund
Sandefjord
RelegatedSkeid
Tromsdalen
Matches played232
Goals scored694 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorerPontus Engblom
(19 goals)
Biggest home winKFUM Oslo 5–0 Jerv
(5 May 2019)
Aalesund 5–0 Tromsdalen
(16 May 2019)
Biggest away winTromsdalen 0–8 Ull/Kisa
(14 April 2019)
Highest scoringRaufoss 6–4 Tromsdalen
(2 June 2019)
Longest winning run9 games
Aalesund
Longest unbeaten run17 games
Aalesund
Longest winless run16 games
Tromsdalen
Longest losing run7 games
Tromsdalen
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 2 November 2019.

Season summaryEdit

On 20 October, Aalesund secured both promotion and league title with three games to spare by winning 1–0 away over Tromsdalen.[1] The same day, Tromsdalen were the first team to be relegated as their defeat was coinciding with a victory for Strømmen. On 2 November, Sandefjord secured promotion to the first tier with one match to spare after their 1–0 win over Jerv at Komplett Arena.[2] On the same day, Skeid were the second team to be relegated as their draw against Notodden meant that survival was out of reach before the ultimate round.

TeamsEdit

In the 2018 1. divisjon, Viking and Mjøndalen were promoted to the 2019 Eliteserien, while Åsane, Florø and Levanger were relegated to the 2019 2. divisjon.

Start and Sandefjord were relegated from the 2018 Eliteserien, while Raufoss, Skeid and KFUM Oslo were promoted from the 2018 2. divisjon.

Locations of the teams in the 2019 1. divisjon

Stadia and personnelEdit

Team Location Arena Capacity Manager
Aalesund Ålesund Color Line Stadion 10,778   Lars Bohinen
HamKam Hamar Briskeby Arena 7,800   Gaute Helstrup
Jerv Grimstad Levermyr Stadion 3,300   Arne Sandstø
KFUM Oslo Oslo KFUM Arena 1,500   Jørgen Isnes
Kongsvinger Kongsvinger Gjemselund Stadion 5,824   Vitor Gazimba
Nest-Sotra Sotra Ågotnes Stadion 1,200   Steffen Landro
Notodden Notodden Idrettsparken 4,000   Kenneth Dokken
Raufoss Raufoss Nammo Stadion 1,800   Christian Johnsen
Sandefjord Sandefjord Komplett Arena 6,582   Martí Cifuentes
Sandnes Ulf Sandnes Sandnes Stadion 4,969   Bengt Sæternes
Skeid Oslo Nordre Åsen1 2,000   Tom Nordlie
Sogndal Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus 5,622   Eirik Bakke
Start Kristiansand Sør Arena 14,448   Jóhannes Harðarson (interim)
Strømmen Strømmen Strømmen Stadion 1,850   Ole Martin Nesselquist
Tromsdalen Tromsdalen TUIL Arena 1,695   Jonathan Hill
Ull/Kisa Jessheim Jessheim Stadion 3,500   Trond Fredriksen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
HamKam   Ole Kevin Knappen Contract expired 11 November 2018 Pre-season   Gaute Helstrup 29 November 2018[4] Pre-season
Strømmen   Espen Olsen Contract expired 11 November 2018[5] Pre-season   Ole Martin Nesselquist 29 November 2018[6] Pre-season
Ull/Kisa   Vegard Skogheim Contract expired 11 November 2018[7] Pre-season   Trond Fredriksen 7 December 2018[8] Pre-season
Kongsvinger   Mark Dempsey Resigned 13 November 2018[9] Pre-season   Vitor Gazimba 16 January 2019[10] Pre-season
Tromsdalen   Gaute Helstrup Signed by HamKam 29 November 2018[11] Pre-season   Jonathan Hill 10 January 2019[12] Pre-season
Start   Kjetil Rekdal Mutual agreement 2 April 2019 15th   Jóhannes Harðarson (interim) 2 April 2019 15th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Aalesund (C, P) 30 25 4 1 67 25 +42 79 Promotion to Eliteserien
2 Sandefjord (P) 30 19 8 3 53 30 +23 65
3 Start (Q) 30 19 5 6 54 31 +23 62 Qualification for the promotion play-offs
4 KFUM Oslo (Q) 30 13 9 8 58 42 +16 48
5 Kongsvinger (Q) 30 14 4 12 37 36 +1 46
6 Sogndal (Q) 30 13 6 11 51 38 +13 45
7 Nest-Sotra 30 14 6 10 43 31 +12 44[a]
8 Ull/Kisa 30 11 6 13 47 47 0 39
9 Sandnes Ulf 29 11 5 13 46 46 0 38
10 HamKam 30 11 5 14 43 47 −4 38
11 Raufoss 30 12 2 16 47 59 −12 38
12 Jerv 30 8 9 13 34 54 −20 33
13 Strømmen 29 6 10 13 29 46 −17 27[b]
14 Notodden 30 6 7 17 35 53 −18 25 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Skeid (R) 30 4 10 16 38 54 −16 22 Relegation to 2. divisjon
16 Tromsdalen (R) 30 3 4 23 36 79 −43 13
Updated to match(es) played on 2 November 2019. 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; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Nest-Sotra have been deducted a total of 4 points due to financial difficulties. They were deducted 1 point in May[13] and 3 points in October.[14]
  2. ^ Strømmen have been deducted 1 point.[13]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Aalesund323111111111111111111111111111
Sandefjord312332222322222223233332222222
Start1164795333234333332322223333333
KFUM Oslo111514118485445366554444444444464
Sogndal71379121311131311108109866665655686675
Nest-Sotra16149131011131111121211881099888888555546
Kongsvinger38856858664655677777766767757
Sandnes Ulf71010611797899991078891011111099101212108
Raufoss291174646556544445556577878889
Ull/Kisa7314737477777791010119101012121211109910
HamKam11612121312121010101112121211111112121212111010129101111
Jerv1452296998810111112121210119991111911111212
Strømmen1011131414151515151414141515141414141415151415141414131313
Notodden1112151515141414141515151414151515151513131313131313141414
Skeid35610510101212131313131313131313131414151415151515151515
Tromsdalen151616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
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 will take part in the promotion play-offs; these are single leg knockout matches. In the first round, the 5th placed team will play at home against the 6th placed team. The winner of the first round will meet the 4th placed team on away ground in the second round. The winner of the second round will meet the 3rd placed team on away ground. The winner of the third round will advance 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.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 14th placed team will take part in a two-legged play-off against the winners of the 2. divisjon play-offs to decide who will play in the 2020 1. divisjon.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL HAM JER KFU KIL NSO NOT RAU SAN ULF SKE SOG IKS SIF TUI UKI
Aalesund 5–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 5–0 1–0
HamKam 1–2 2–2 4–4 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–0
Jerv 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–7 1–1 1–0 2–0
KFUM Oslo 2–4 2–0 5–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 3–3 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 5–1
Kongsvinger 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 4–2 3–2 3–2 1–2
Nest-Sotra 0–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0
Notodden 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–3 0–0
Raufoss 2–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–4 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–2 1–0 6–4 4–2
Sandefjord 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–2
Sandnes Ulf 1–2 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–4 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Skeid 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2
Sogndal 2–3 3–0 4–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 4–2 5–2 3–0
Start 0–1 4–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 2–1
Strømmen 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–4 1–1
Tromsdalen 0–1 2–5 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–0 3–3 1–4 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–8
Ull/Kisa 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 5–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 0–2 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 November 2019. Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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