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Category AEdit

A jury composed of players, leaders, coaches and officials in the Tippeligaen, nominates and choose the winners in each category. All the nominees must play in the Norwegian top division. The player's nationality does not matter. The categories are:

  • Goalkeeper of the Year
  • Defender of the Year
  • Midfielder of the Year
  • Striker of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Referee of the Year

In 2006, two further categories were also awarded: Young player of the year, and 1. divisjon player of the year.

Category B (the main awards)Edit

Kniksen of the YearEdit

This is awarded to the best Norwegian player of the year. The Kniksen of the year award was replaced by "Gullballen" (English: The Golden Ball) in 2014. The player can play abroad or in Norway and can be won by both female and male players.

Kniksen's honour awardEdit

The Kniksen's honour award is awarded to a person or a team, who have made a great contribution to Norwegian football. This award can be considered a lifetime achievement award, and is recognized as Norwegian football's most prestigious award. The Kniksen's honour award was not awarded in 2005 or 2006, but was resumed in 2007.

The main awards were presented annually at Idrettsgallaen at Hamar in January, but in 2007, all Kniksen awards were presented at a separate award show in November.

Winners[1]Edit

1990sEdit

 
Nils Arne Eggen was awarded the Coach of the Year six times (1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999).
 
Rune Bratseth was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (1991, 1992 and 1994).
 
Frode Grodås became Goalkeeper of the Year in 1991 and 1993.
 
Egil Olsen (left) was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 1992 and the Kniksen of the Year in 1993.
 
Erik Hoftun was awarded the Defender of the Year award six consecutive times from 1995 to 2000.
 
Henning Berg won Kniksen of the Year after winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999. He shared the Kniksen's honour award with Hege Riise in 2004.
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2000sEdit

 
Ørjan Berg was awarded Midfielder of the Year three consecutive seasons (2000, 2001, 2002).
 
John Carew was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award a record three times (2005, 2007, 2008).
 
John Arne Riise was awarded the Kniksen of the Year award in 2006.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

2010sEdit

 
Ole Gunnar Solskjær have won four awards in three different categories: Kniksen of the Year (1996), Kniksen's honour award (2007) and Coach of the Year (2011, 2012).
 
Sigurd Rushfeldt, the all-time top scorer in Eliteserien was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2011.
 
Svein Oddvar Moen was awarded the Referee of the Year award three consecutive times from 2010 to 2012.
 
The player with most appearances in Eliteserien, Daniel Berg Hestad, was awarded the Kniksen's honour award in 2016.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Other awardsEdit

 
Ada Hegerberg won Gullballen in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
 
Joshua King won Gullballen in 2017.

This is a list of awards awarded in connection with the Kniksen awards, but not considered official Kniksen awards:

GullballenEdit

In 2018, the Gullballen was awarded to both a male and a female footballer.

MenEdit

WomenEdit

EliteserienEdit

Player of the YearEdit

Goal of the YearEdit

Breakthrough of the YearEdit

Coach of the YearEdit

ToppserienEdit

Player of the YearEdit

Goal of the YearEdit

Breakthrough of the YearEdit

Coach of the YearEdit

1. divisjonEdit

Player of the YearEdit

Breakthrough of the YearEdit

Coach of the YearEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Reginiussen kåret til årets spiller i Eliteserien". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Norges Fotballforbund (NFF). 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Alle vinnerne på Fotballfesten". eliteserien.no (in Norwegian). Eliteserien. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.