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Eliteserien
2019
Season information
Dates 30 March 2019 – 1 December 2019
Winners Molde
4th title
Relegated Lillestrøm
Tromsø
Ranheim
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Molde
Europa League Bodø/Glimt
Rosenborg
Viking
Season statistics
Matches played 240
Goals scored 699
Top goalscorer Torgeir Børven (21 goals)
Biggest home win Vålerenga 6–0 Bodø/Glimt
(5 July 2019)
Strømsgodset 6–0 Brann
(24 November 2019)
Biggest away win Ranheim 1–5 Vålerenga
(12 May 2019)
Strømsgodset 0–4 Molde
(22 June 2019)
Brann 1–5 Viking
(1 December 2019)
Highest scoring Mjøndalen 4–5 Bodø/Glimt
(6 April 2019)
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The 2019 Eliteserien was the 74th season of top-tier football in Norway.

The season began on 30 March and was scheduled to end 30 November 2019, not including play-off matches, but due to Rosenborg competing in the Europa League the final matchday was moved to 1 December. Fixtures for the 2019 season were announced on 19 December 2018. Rosenborg were the defending champions. Viking and Mjøndalen joined as the promoted clubs from the 2018 1. divisjon. They replaced Sandefjord and Start who were relegated to the 2019 1. divisjon.

Molde won their fourth title, with two matches to spare following a 4–0 home win against Strømsgodset on 10 November 2019.

Overview

Summary

On 10 November, Molde were confirmed as Eliteserien champions following their 4–0 home win against Strømsgodset in the 28th round. They won their fourth title.

Teams

Sixteen teams compete in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Viking and Mjøndalen, returning to the top flight after an absence of one and three years respectively. They replaced Sandefjord (after a two-year spell in Eliteserien) and Start (relegated after a season's presence).

Stadiums and locations

Team Ap. Location Arena Turf Capacity
Bodø/Glimt 24 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 5,635
Brann 61 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,049
Haugesund 13 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,754
Kristiansund 3 Kristiansund Kristiansund Stadion Artificial 4,444
Lillestrøm 55 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 11,500
Mjøndalen 15 Mjøndalen Consto Arena Artificial 4,200
Molde 43 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,249
Odd 38 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 11,767
Ranheim 10 Trondheim Extra Arena Artificial 3,000
Rosenborg 56 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,421
Sarpsborg 08 8 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 8,022
Stabæk 23 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 4,938
Strømsgodset 32 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Tromsø 31 Tromsø Alfheim Stadion Artificial 6,687
Viking 69 Stavanger Viking Stadion Artificial 16,300
Vålerenga 58 Oslo Intility Arena Artificial 16,555

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Bodø/Glimt Flag of Norway Knutsen, KjetilKjetil Knutsen Brazil Ricardo Diadora Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Brann Flag of Norway Nilsen, Lars ArneLars Arne Nilsen Netherlands Wormgoor, VitoVito Wormgoor Nike Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund Flag of Norway Grindhaug, JosteinJostein Grindhaug Flag of Norway Grindheim, ChristianChristian Grindheim Macron Haugaland Kraft
Kristiansund Flag of Norway Michelsen, ChristianChristian Michelsen Flag of Norway Ulvestad, Dan PeterDan Peter Ulvestad Macron SpareBank 1 Nordvest
Lillestrøm Flag of Sweden Good one Lennartsson, JörgenJörgen Lennartsson Flag of Norway Kippe, FrodeFrode Kippe Puma DNB
Mjøndalen Flag of Norway Hansen, VegardVegard Hansen Flag of Norway Gauseth, ChristianChristian Gauseth Umbro Sparebanken Øst
Molde Flag of Norway Moe, ErlingErling Moe Flag of Norway Gabrielsen, RubenRuben Gabrielsen Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd Flag of Norway Fagermo, Dag-EilevDag-Eilev Fagermo Flag of Norway Hagen, SteffenSteffen Hagen Hummel SpareBank 1 Telemark
Ranheim Flag of Norway Maalen, SveinSvein Maalen Flag of Norway Reginiussen, MadsMads Reginiussen Umbro SpareBank 1 SMN
Rosenborg Flag of Norway Horneland, EirikEirik Horneland Flag of Denmark Jensen, MikeMike Jensen Adidas SpareBank 1 SMN
Sarpsborg 08 Flag of Norway Bakke, GeirGeir Bakke Flag of Norway Thomassen, JoachimJoachim Thomassen Select Borregaard
Stabæk Flag of Norway Berg, HenningHenning Berg Flag of Norway Hanche-Olsen, AndreasAndreas Hanche-Olsen Macron SpareBank 1 Østlandet
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway Ingebretsen, Bjørn PetterBjørn Petter Ingebretsen Flag of Norway Glesnes, JakobJakob Glesnes Puma DNB
Tromsø Flag of Finland Valakari, SimoSimo Valakari Flag of Norway Wangberg, SimenSimen Wangberg Select Sparebanken Nord-Norge
Viking Flag of Norway Berntsen, BjarneBjarne Berntsen Flag of Norway Vevatne, ViljarViljar Vevatne Diadora Lyse
Vålerenga Flag of Norway Deila, RonnyRonny Deila Flag of Ghana Kwarasey, Adam LarsenAdam Larsen Kwarasey Umbro DNB

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Rosenborg Netherlands Rini Coolen End of interim period 31 December 2018 Pre-season Flag of Norway Eirik Horneland 9 January 2019 Pre-season
Haugesund Flag of Norway Eirik Horneland Signed by Rosenborg 7 January 2018 Pre-season Flag of Norway Jostein Grindhaug 8 January 2019 Pre-season
Molde Flag of Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær Signed by Manchester United 28 March 2019 Pre-season Flag of Norway Moe, ErlingErling Moe 28 March 2019 Pre-season
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen Health reasons 15 May 2019 14th Flag of Norway Håkon Wibe-Lund (interim) 15 May 2019 14th
Stabæk Flag of Norway Henning Berg Signed by Omonia 6 June 2019 15th Flag of Sweden Good one Jan Jönsson 11 June 2019 15th
Strømsgodset Flag of Norway Håkon Wibe-Lund (interim) End of interim period 20 June 2019 15th Flag of Denmark Henrik Pedersen 20 June 2019 15th
Lillestrøm Flag of Sweden Good one Jörgen Lennartsson Sacked 2 December 2019 14th Flag of Norway Tom Nordlie (interim) 3 December 2019 14th

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Molde  (C) 30 21 5 4 72 31+41 68 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Bodø/Glimt 30 15 9 6 64 44+20 54 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Rosenborg 30 14 10 6 53 41+12 52
4 Odd 30 15 7 8 45 40+5 52
5 Viking 30 13 8 9 55 42+13 47 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
6 Kristiansund 30 11 8 11 41 410 41
7 Haugesund 30 9 13 8 44 37+7 40
8 Stabæk 30 10 10 10 38 36+2 40
9 Brann 30 10 10 10 32 37−5 40
10 Vålerenga 30 8 10 12 39 44−5 34
11 Strømsgodset 30 8 8 14 41 54−13 32
12 Sarpsborg 08 30 5 15 10 30 40−10 30
13 Mjøndalen 30 6 12 12 38 52−14 30
14 Lillestrøm  (R) 30 7 9 14 32 47−15 30 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Tromsø  (R) 30 8 6 16 39 58−19 30 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Ranheim  (R) 30 7 6 17 36 55−19 27
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Relegation play-offs

Main article: 2019 Eliteserien Promotion/Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team, Lillestrøm takes part in a two-legged play-off against Start, the winners of the 1. divisjon promotion play-offs, to decide who will play in the 2020 Eliteserien.

7 December 2019
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
Start 2–1 Lillestrøm Sør Arena
Attendance: 4,013
Referee: Trygve Kjensli
Sigurðarson Soccerball 54' (pen.)69' Report Gustavsson Soccerball 28'
11 December 2019
19:00 CET (UTC+1)
Lillestrøm 4–3 Start Åråsen Stadion
Attendance: 7,892
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen
Mikalsen Soccerball 2'
Lowe Soccerball 22' (o.g.)
Gustavsson Soccerball 49'
Melgalvis Soccerball 61'
Report Ramsland Soccerball 76'79'82'

Lillestrøm lost on the away goals rule after 5–5 on aggregate and were relegated to 1. divisjon.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals Games Average
1 Flag of Norway Torgeir Børven Odd 21 30 0,70
2 Flag of Nigeria Leke James Molde 17 28 0,60
3 Flag of Norway Ohi Omoijuanfo Molde 15 27 0,56
4 Flag of Norway Håkon Evjen Bodø/Glimt 13 29 0,44
5 Flag of Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem Molde 11 25 0,44
6 Flag of Tunisia Amor Layouni Bodø/Glimt 10 21 0,48
Flag of Norway Amahl Pellegrino Strømsgodset/Kristiansund 10 24 0,42
Flag of Norway Kristian Thorstvedt Viking 10 26 0,38
9 Flag of Norway Tommy Høiland Viking 9 22 0,40
Flag of Norway Lars-Jørgen Salvesen Strømsgodset 9 25 0,36

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Sweden Good one Amor Layouni Bodø/Glimt Lillestrøm 4–0 (H) 5 May 2019
Flag of Norway Ohi Omoijuanfo Molde Viking 5–1 (H) 20 May 2019
Flag of Senegal.svg Ibrahima Wadji Haugesund Mjøndalen 4–1 (A) 26 May 2019
Flag of Nigeria Leke James Molde Strømsgodset 4–0 (A) 22 June 2019
Flag of Norway Erik Botheim Rosenborg Tromsø 5–2 (H) 10 August 2019
Flag of Norway Amahl Pellegrino Kristiansund Viking 4–2 (H) 27 October 2019
Flag of Denmark Kasper Junker Stabæk Mjøndalen 4–2 (H) 24 November 2019

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Norway Eirik Hestad Molde 10
Flag of Kosovo Ylldren Ibrahimaj Viking
3 Flag of Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem Molde 8
Flag of Norway Joackim Olsen Solberg Mjøndalen
5 Flag of Sweden Good one Liridon Kalludra Kristiansund 7
Flag of Denmark Philip Zinckernagel Bodø/Glimt
7 Flag of Norway Veton Berisha Brann 6
Flag of Norway Kristoffer Haugen Molde
Flag of Norway Vegar Eggen Hedenstad Rosenborg
Flag of Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø
Flag of Kosovo Elbasan Rashani Odd
Flag of Norway Espen Ruud Odd

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Flag of Norway Iven Austbø Viking 11
2 Flag of Sweden Good one Marcus Sandberg Stabæk 10
3 Flag of Norway Håkon Opdal Brann 8
Flag of Norway Helge Sandvik Haugesund
5 Brazil Ricardo Friedrich Bodø/Glimt 7
Flag of Sweden Good one Andreas Linde Molde
Croatia Marco Marić Lillestrøm
Flag of Republic Ireland Sean McDermott Kristiansund
8 Flag of Norway André Hansen Rosenborg 6
Flag of Ghana Adam Larsen Kwarasey Vålerenga
Flag of Norway Julian Faye Lund Mjøndalen
Flag of Norway Sondre Rossbach Odd

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 55
    • Molde
  • Most red cards: 4
    • Vålerenga

League attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 190,554 17,799 10,040 12,704 -0.77350219191427−22.6%
2 Brann 165,634 16,484 8,693 11,042 0.058575400249257+5.8%
3 Viking 134,002 15,029 6,500 8,933 0.13075949367089+13.0%1
4 Vålerenga 117,516 14,418 5,037 7,834 -0.85337690631808−14.6%
5 Molde 96,828 9,010 5,952 6,916 -0.97257769652651−2.7%
6 Lillestrøm 86,868 9,884 4,337 5,791 0.041546762589928+4.1%
7 Odd 83,978 7,295 4,492 5,599 0.040126323611369+4.0%
8 Sarpsborg 08 82,892 7,042 4,767 5,526 0.1040959040959+10.4%
9 Strømsgodset 79,458 8,505 4,576 5,297 -0.89190099343324−10.8%
10 Haugesund 62,878 7,001 3,305 4,186 -0.96965485290711−3.0%
11 Kristiansund 61,376 4,444 3,820 4,092 0.012370113805047+1.2%
12 Stabæk 54,793 4,621 3,082 3,653 -0.99917943107221−0.0%
13 Bodø/Glimt 50,099 4,248 2,777 3,340 0.037589313451383+3.7%
14 Tromsø 49,683 5,522 2,514 3,312 -0.90615595075239−9.3%
15 Mjøndalen 35,145 3,350 1,963 2,343 0.27198697068404+27.1%1
16 Ranheim 28,248 2,925 1,353 1,883 -0.93310208126858−6.6%
League total 1,379,861 17,799 1,353 5,773 -0.9843137254902−1.5%

Updated to games played on 1 December 2019
Source: nifs.no

Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.

Awards

Award Winner Club
Player of the Year Flag of Norway Håkon Evjen Bodø/Glimt
Young Player of the Year Flag of Norway Håkon Evjen Bodø/Glimt
Coach of the Year Flag of Norway Kjetil Knutsen Bodø/Glimt
Goal of the Year Flag of Norway Ola Brynhildsen Stabæk
Team of the Year (Verdens Gang)
Goalkeeper Flag of Sweden Good one Marcus Sandberg (Stabæk)
Defenders Flag of Norway Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde) Flag of Norway Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg) Flag of Norway Kristoffer Haugen (Molde)
Midfielders Flag of Norway Aron Dønnum (Vålerenga) Flag of Norway Kristian Thorstvedt (Viking) Flag of Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Molde) Flag of Norway Håkon Evjen (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Kosovo Herolind Shala (Vålerenga)
Forwards Flag of Norway Zlatko Tripic (Viking) Flag of Tunisia Amor Layouni (Bodø/Glimt)
Team of the Year (Nettavisen)
Goalkeeper Flag of Sweden Good one Marcus Sandberg (Stabæk)
Defenders Flag of Norway Ruben Gabrielsen (Molde) Flag of Norway Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg) Flag of Norway Fredrik André Bjørkan (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Norway Martin Bjørnbak (Molde)
Midfielders Flag of Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Molde) Flag of Norway Håkon Evjen (Bodø/Glimt) Flag of Norway Fredrik Aursnes (Molde) Flag of Norway Zlatko Tripic (Viking)
Forwards Flag of Nigeria Leke James (Molde) Flag of Norway Torgeir Børven (Odd)

See also

Eliteserien seasons

2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 ·

Flag of Norway 2019 in Norwegian football
Domestic leagues

Eliteserien · 1. divisjon · 2. Divisjon · 3. Divisjon

Domestic cups

Norwegian Football Cup (Qualifying Rounds · Final) · Mesterfinalen

European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

National teams

Norway

2018                                                        2020

201819 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '18 '19 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '18 '19 · Faroe Islands '18 '19 · Finland '18 '19 · France · Georgia '18 '19 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '18 '19 · Kosovo · Latvia '18 '19 · Lithuania '18 '19 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova '18 '19 · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '18 '19 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '18 '19 · Finland · France · Georgia '18 '19 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '18 '19 · Kosovo · Latvia '18 '19 · Liechtenstein · Lithuania '18 '19 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · France · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania '18 '19 · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Spain · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2020 (qualification) ·

2018–19 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals)

201920 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '19 '20 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '19 '20 · Faroe Islands '19 '20 · Finland '19 '20 · France · Georgia '19 '20 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '19 '20 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '19 '20 · Kosovo · Latvia '19 '20 · Lithuania '19 '20 · Luxembourg · Malta · Moldova '19 '20 · Montenegro · Netherlands · North Macedonia · Northern Ireland · Norway '19 '20 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '19 '20 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '19 '20 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '19 '20 · Finland · France · Georgia '19 '20 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '19 '20 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '19 '20 · Kosovo · Latvia '19 '20 · Liechtenstein · Lithuania '19 '20 · Luxembourg · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · North Macedonia · Northern Ireland · Norway '19 '20 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '19 '20 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · France · Iceland '19 '20 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '19 '20 · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Kosovo · Lithuania '19 '20 · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '19 '20 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '19 '20 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Spain · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round, Champions Path, Main Path, group stage, knockout phase, Final) · Super Cup

International competitions

2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup · 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup · UEFA Euro 2020 (qualification) · 2018–19 UEFA Nations League (Finals) · 2021 Euro Under-21 (qualification) · 2019 Euro Under-19 (qualification) · 2020 Euro Under-17 (qualification)

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