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Eliteserien
2017
Season information
Winners Rosenborg
25th title
Relegated Sogndal
Aalesund
Viking
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Rosenborg
Europa League Molde
Sarpsborg 08
Lillestrøm
Season statistics
Matches played 240
Goals scored 682
Top goalscorer Nicklas Bendtner
(19 goals)
Biggest home win Brann 5–0 Stabæk
(19 June 2017)
Biggest away win Viking 1–7 Vålerenga
(22 October 2017)
Highest scoring Viking 1–7 Vålerenga
(22 October 2017)
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The 2017 Eliteserien was the 73rd season of top-tier football in Norway.

The 2017 season saw the name of the league change from Tippeligaen (named after sponsor Norsk Tipping) to Eliteserien, a non-sponsor affiliated name controlled by the Football Association of Norway.

The season began on 1 April 2017 and ended on 26 November 2017, not including play-off matches.

Teams

Stadia and locations

Team Ap. Location Arena Turf Capacity
Aalesund 16 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Brann 59 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,686
Haugesund 11 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,754
Kristiansund 1 Kristiansund Kristiansund Stadion Artificial 4,000
Lillestrøm 53 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 12,250
Molde 41 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,800
Odd 36 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 12,500
Rosenborg 54 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,405
Sandefjord 21 Sandefjord Komplett.no Arena Natural 6,582
Sarpsborg 08 6 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 4,700
Sogndal 17 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Artificial 5,539
Stabæk 21 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 7,000
Strømsgodset 30 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Tromsø 29 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 6,859
Viking 68 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,300
Vålerenga 56 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 28,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Aalesund Flag of Norway Trond Fredriksen Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Brann Flag of Norway Lars Arne Nilsen Nike Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund Flag of Norway Eirik Horneland Macron Haugaland Kraft
Kristiansund Flag of Norway Christian Michelsen Umbro SpareBank 1 Nordvest
Lillestrøm Flag of Norway Arne Erlandsen Legea DNB
Molde Flag of Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd Flag of Norway Dag-Eilev Fagermo New Balance SpareBank 1 Telemark
Rosenborg Flag of Norway Kåre Ingebrigtsen Adidas SpareBank 1 SMN
Sandefjord Flag of Norway Lars Bohinen Macron Jotun
Sarpsborg 08 Flag of Norway Geir Bakke Select Borregaard
Sogndal Flag of Norway Eirik Bakke Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Stabæk Flag of Spain Antoni Ordinas Macron SpareBank 1 Østlandet
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway Tor Ole Skullerud Puma DNB
Tromsø Flag of Norway Bård Flovik Select Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Viking England Ian Burchnall Diadora Lyse
Vålerenga Flag of Norway Ronny Deila Umbro DNB

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Viking Flag of Sweden Good one Kjell Jonevret Mutual agreement 14 November 2016 Pre-season England Ian Burchnall 24 November 2016 Pre-season
Tromsø Flag of Norway Bård Flovik Sacked 26 June 2017 15th Flag of Finland Simo Valakari 12 July 2017 15th
Viking England Ian Burchnall Sacked 9 November 2017 16th Flag of Norway Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (caretaker) 9 November 2017 16th

League table

Template:2017 Eliteserien table

Relegation play-offs

Main article: 2017 Eliteserien Promotion/Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team, Sogndal took part in a two-legged play-off against Ranheim, the winners of the OBOS-ligaen promotion play-offs, to decide who will play in the 2018 Eliteserien.

29 November 2017
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
Sogndal 1–0 Ranheim Fosshaugane Campus, Sogndal
Attendance: 4,531
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen
Rindarøy Soccerball 53' Summary
2 December 2017
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
Ranheim 1–0
(a.e.t.)
Sogndal EXTRA Arena, Ranheim
Attendance: 1,343
Referee: Tore Hansen
Karlsen Soccerball 88' (pen.) Summary
  Penalties  
Reginiussen Soccerball shad check
Kvande Soccerball shad check
Barli Soccerball shad check
Witry Soccerball shad check
Karlsen Soccerball shad check
5–4 Soccerball shad check Teniste
Soccerball shad check Soltvedt
Soccerball shad check Mandić
-Soccerball shade cross Schulze
Soccerball shad check Hovland

1–1 on aggregate. Ranheim won 5–4 on penalties.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals Games Average
1 Flag of Denmark Nicklas Bendtner Rosenborg 19 29 0,66
2 Flag of Norway Ohi Omoijuanfo Stabæk 17 27 0,63
3 Flag of Iceland Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Molde 16 27 0,59
Flag of Norway Mos Aalesund 16 30 0,53
5 Flag of Denmark Patrick Mortensen Sarpsborg 08 12 30 0,40
6 Flag of Norway Eirik Ulland Andersen Strømsgodset 11 26 0,42
7 Flag of Kosovo Flamur Kastrati Sandefjord 10 25 0,40
Flag of Norway Thomas Lehne Olsen Tromsø 10 28 0,36
Lebanon Bassel Jradi Strømsgodset 10 29 0,34
Flag of Norway Benjamin Stokke Kristiansund 10 30 0,33

Most assists

Rank Player Club Assists Games Average
1 Flag of Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø 10 24 0,42
Flag of Norway Fredrik Haugen Brann 10 29 0,34
3 Flag of Norway Gjermund Åsen Tromsø 9 29 0,31
4 Flag of Norway Pål André Helland Rosenborg 8 22 0,36
5 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Luc Kassi Stabæk 7 21 0,33
Flag of Senegal.svg Krepin Diatta Sarpsborg 08 7 22 0,32
Belgium Tortol Lumanza Stabæk 7 28 0,25
Flag of Sweden Good one Robert Lundström Vålerenga 7 28 0,25
Flag of Denmark Mike Jensen Rosenborg 7 29 0,24
Lebanon Bassel Jradi Strømsgodset 7 29 0,24
8 Flag of Norway Eirik Hestad Molde 6 20 0,30
Flag of Sweden Good one Jonas Lindberg Sarpsborg 08 6 24 0,25
Flag of Norway Ole Jørgen Halvorsen Sarpsborg 08 6 27 0,22
Flag of Norway André Danielsen Viking 6 28 0,21
Flag of Norway Anders Trondsen Rosenborg 6 28 0,21

Hat tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Norway Ohi Omoijuanfo Stabæk Aalesund 3–1 (H) 2 April 2017
Flag of Norway Ohi Omoijuanfo Stabæk Sarpsborg 08 3–0 (H) 17 April 2017
Flag of Ghana Gilbert Koomson Sogndal Viking 4–0 (H) 13 May 2017
Flag of Norway Erling Knudtzon Lillestrøm Tromsø 4–1 (H) 28 May 2017
Flag of South Africa Lars Veldwijk Aalesund Odd 5–1 (H) 25 June 2017
Flag of Norway Benjamin Stokke Kristiansund Stabæk 4–1 (A) 25 June 2017
Flag of Norway Simen Juklerød Vålerenga Viking 7–1 (A) 22 October 2017
Flag of Norway Mos Aalesund Strømsgodset 4–3 (H) 26 November 2017

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Flag of Norway Per Kristian Bråtveit Haugesund 12
2 Flag of Norway André Hansen Rosenborg 11
3 Flag of Norway Sondre Rossbach Odd 10
Flag of Sweden Good one Andreas Linde Molde 10
5 Flag of Norway Anders Kristiansen Sarpsborg 08 9
6 Flag of Poland Piotr Leciejewski Brann 8
Flag of Iceland Ingvar Jónsson Sandefjord 8
8 Flag of Norway Espen Bugge Pettersen Strømsgodset 6
Flag of Norway Gudmund Kongshavn Tromsø 6
Flag of Kenya Arnold Origi Lillestrøm 6
Flag of Republic Ireland Sean McDermott Kristiansund 6
Flag of Norway Mathias Dyngeland Sogndal 6

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 263,892 21,112 15,271 17,593 0.00045493318168899+0.0%
2 Brann 177,881 17,009 8,706 11,859 -0.95791599353796−4.2%
3 Vålerenga 145,543 17,011 5,844 9,703 0.069318933215781+6.9%
4 Molde 116,780 10,720 6,635 7,785 -0.92766920877026−7.2%
5 Viking 110,705 9,838 6,157 7,380 -0.83739929649382−16.2%
6 Odd 106,593 9,049 6,164 7,106 -0.88394078865531−11.6%
7 Strømsgodset 94,078 7,706 5,575 6,272 -0.91883973044243−8.1%
8 Aalesund 90,937 9,062 5,178 6,062 -0.95164835164835−4.8%
9 Lillestrøm 84,430 8,552 4,280 5,629 -0.96123633879781−3.8%
10 Sarpsborg 08 70,519 5,759 4,091 4,701 0.21253546556616+21.2%
11 Haugesund 66,827 6,100 3,709 4,455 -0.85475825019186−14.5%
12 Sandefjord 60,175 6,103 3,034 4,012 0.38106712564544+38.1%
13 Stabæk 59,401 4,938 3,310 3,960 0.039642950905749+3.9%
14 Kristiansund 57,367 4,126 3,392 3,824 0.88560157790927+88.5%
15 Tromsø 53,947 5,445 3,068 3,596 -0.88658777120316−11.3%
16 Sogndal 48,697 5,600 2,237 3,246 0.032771237671015+3.2%
League total 1,607,772 21,112 2,237 6,699 -0.96098120786114−3.9%

Updated to games played on 26 November 2017
Source: nifs.no

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