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The Norway Eliteserien is the top level of men’s professional football in the Norwegian league for association football clubs. There are 16 clubs playing for the right to challenge for the two domestic cups, the Norwegian Cup and the Mesterfinalen. This league also plays into UEFA European qualifiers too. Seasons run a little different due to weather conditions in Norway, so a typical season is between March to November. The teams are made up of seven teams from Eastern Norway, five are from Western Norway, and two teams based north of the Arctic Circle. Tromsø holds the title as the northernmost top-level football club in the world. There is no promotion from the Eliteserien, but the top team at the end of the season qualifies for the UEFA Champions League. The runner up enters the 2nd stage qualifying round of the Champions League. Third and fourth-placed teams qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by domestic cup competition. Relegation from the Eliteserien league feeds into the 1. Divisjon.

Participating teams

  • Aalesunds FK
    Color Line Stadion, Ålesund
  • Bodø/Glimt
    Aspmyra Stadion, Bodø
  • FK Haugesund
    Haugesund Stadion, Haugesund
  • IK Start
    Sør Arena, Kristiansand
  • Kristiansund BK
    Kristiansund stadion, Kristiansund
  • Lillestrøm SK
  • Mjøndalen IF
    Isachsen Stadion, Mjøndalen
  • Molde FK
    Aker Stadion, Molde
  • Odds Ballklubb
    Skagerak Arena, Skien
  • Rosenborg BK
    Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim
  • SK Brann
    Brann Stadion, Bergen
  • Sandefjord Fotball
    Sandefjord Arena, Sandefjord
  • Sarpsborg 08
    Sarpsborg Stadion, Sarpsborg
  • Stabæk IF
    Nadderud Stadion, Bekkestua
  • Strømsgodset IF
    Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen
  • Viking FK
    SR-Bank Arena, Stavanger
  • Vålerenga IF
    Intility Arena, Oslo


1FK Bodø/Glimt51315
2Molde FK5813
3Kristiansund BK569
4Mjøndalen IF528
5Stabæk IF518
6Strømsgodset IF508
7Vålerenga IF5-18
8SK Brann437
9FK Haugesund5-47
10Odds Ballklubb526
11Rosenborg BK5-15
12Viking FK5-44
13Sandefjord Fotball5-44
14IK Start5-72
15Aalesunds FK5-102
16Sarpsborg 084-40

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