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2011 in Norwegian Football

The 2011 season was the 106th season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began on 18 March 2011 for Tippeligaen, 3 April 2011 for Adeccoligaen, with 2. divisjon and 3. divisjon both starting six days later on 9 April 2011.[] 2. divisjon and 3. divisjon ended on 22 October 2011 while Adeccoligaen ended eight days later on 30 October 2011 and Tippeligaen finished on 27 November 2011.[]

Events of the season

January

8 January 2011: Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norway's most capped player with 104 games, dies from a stroke at the age of 86.[1]

August

13 August 2011: Start beat Adeccoliga side Alta 1-0 and through to the semi final of 2011 Norwegian Football Cup. 2009 winners Aalesund is heading for another Cup-victory after beating Rosenborg at home.[2]

14 August 2011: Fredrikstad FK denies Ole Gunnar Solskjær success in the Norwegian Football Cup in his first year as a manager in Norway. Molde lost 2-3 at Fredrikstad Stadion after extra time. In Stavanger, Brann knocked out Viking on penalties shoot-out, with Piotr Leciejewski saving three of Vikings four penalties.[3]

September

2 September 2011: With a late penalty goal from Mohammed Abdellaoue, Norway won 1-0 against Iceland, keeping Norway joint top of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H with two matches remaining.[4]

6 September 2011: Denmark won 2-0 against Norway in Parken, after two goals from Nicklas Bendtner.[5] The chances for Drillo's men to reach UEFA EURO 2012 is now very small.[6]

10 September 2011: Notodden secured promotion to 1. divisjon with six matches left to play, after beating Førde 2-1 in Førde.[7]

21 September 2011: Brann reach the Cup final after a 2-0 win against Fredrikstad at Fredrikstad Stadion.[8]

21 September 2011: With an unlucky own goal, Haraldur Freyr Guðmundsson sent his old team, Aalesund to the Cup final, two years after they won the Cup in 2009, after beating Start in the other semifinal.[9]

October

2 October 2011: Molde move closer to the Tippeliga title with a 2-0 win against title challengers Tromsø, and becomes the first team this season to win at Alfheim Stadion this season.[10]

19 October 2011: Hønefoss took another step towards promotion to 2012 Tippeligaen with a 2-1 win against Asker in 1. divisjon, while Tom Nordlie and Kongsvinger ruined Sandefjord's chances for promotion.[11]

Men's football

Promotion and relegation

League season

Tippeligaen

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 17 7 6 54 38 +16 58 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Tromsø 30 15 8 7 56 34 +22 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Rosenborg 30 14 7 9 69 44 +25 49 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
4 Brann 30 14 6 10 51 49 +2 48
5 Odd Grenland 30 14 6 10 44 44 0 48
6 Haugesund 30 14 5 11 55 43 +12 47
7 Vålerenga 30 14 5 11 42 33 +9 47
8 Strømsgodset 30 12 9 9 44 43 +1 45
9 Aalesund 30 12 7 11 36 38 −2 43 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
10 Stabæk 30 11 6 13 44 50 −6 39 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
11 Viking 30 9 10 11 33 40 −7 37
12 Fredrikstad 30 10 6 14 38 41 −3 36
13 Lillestrøm 30 9 7 14 46 52 −6 34
14 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 24 31 −7 34
15 Start (R) 30 7 5 18 39 61 −22 26 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Sarpsborg 08 (R) 30 5 6 19 31 65 −34 21
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Aalesund qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2011 Norwegian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Stabæk qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.[12][13]

1. divisjon (Adeccoligaen)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hønefoss (C, P) 30 16 9 5 61 28 +33 57 Promotion to Tippeligaen
2 Sandnes Ulf (P) 30 18 2 10 58 32 +26 56
3 Sandefjord 30 16 5 9 61 38 +23 53
4 Ranheim 30 15 7 8 61 39 +22 52
5 Bodø/Glimt 30 15 7 8 52 38 +14 52
6 HamKam 30 14 9 7 52 40 +12 51
7 Kongsvinger 30 14 7 9 50 36 +14 49
8 Hødd 30 13 7 10 54 42 +12 46
9 Bryne 30 11 11 8 47 36 +11 44
10 Mjøndalen 30 10 10 10 42 51 −9 40
11 Alta 30 10 9 11 45 51 −6 39
12 Strømmen 30 9 7 14 43 58 −15 34
13 Asker (R) 30 9 7 14 38 56 −18 34 Relegation to 2. divisjon
14 Nybergsund-Trysil (R) 30 6 5 19 42 72 −30 23
15 Randaberg (R) 30 4 5 21 37 87 −50 17
16 Løv-Ham[a](R) 30 4 5 21 32 71 −39 16
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Løv-Ham were deducted a total 1 points: 1 point because of for lack of financial control[14]

2. divisjon (Fair Play-ligaen)

Group 1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ull/Kisa (P) 26 14 9 3 59 38 +21 51 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Rosenborg 2 26 14 4 8 76 56 +20 46
3 Byåsen 26 12 8 6 65 48 +17 44
4 Lørenskog 26 12 7 7 55 46 +9 43
5 Kvik Halden 26 12 6 8 52 34 +18 42
6 Nesodden 26 13 2 11 53 44 +9 41
7 Levanger 26 12 3 11 52 45 +7 39
8 Stabæk 2 26 11 6 9 47 46 +1 39
9 KFUM Oslo 26 10 8 8 55 38 +17 38
10 Moss 26 11 5 10 58 56 +2 38
11 Nardo 26 8 5 13 43 55 −12 29
12 Tiller (R) 26 8 3 15 41 58 −17 27 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Strindheim (R) 26 5 6 15 39 68 −29 21
14 Steinkjer (R) 26 3 2 21 43 106 −63 11
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Group 2
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bærum (P) 24 15 6 3 75 30 +45 51 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Kristiansund BK 24 15 3 6 55 29 +26 48
3 Raufoss 24 13 3 8 57 41 +16 42
4 Elverum 24 12 6 6 38 26 +12 42
5 Brumunddal 24 12 2 10 54 43 +11 38
6 Frigg 24 11 4 9 47 40 +7 37
7 Valdres 24 10 3 11 42 49 −7 33
8 Molde 2[a] 24 9 4 11 43 53 −10 30
9 Lillehammer 24 8 5 11 39 56 −17 29
10 Follo 24 7 5 12 47 51 −4 26
11 Aalesund 2 24 7 5 12 36 59 −23 26
12 Jevnaker (R) 24 7 1 16 42 64 −22 22 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Herd (R) 24 4 5 15 32 66 −34 17
14 Manglerud Star[b](R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Molde 2 were deducted 1 point for using an illegal player in the match against Valdres on 23 June 2011.[15]
  2. ^ Manglerud Star were bankrupted 4 April 2011, and will not play any matches.[16]
Group 3
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Notodden (P) 26 22 2 2 79 23 +56 68 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Vard Haugesund 26 13 5 8 57 35 +22 44
3 Vindbjart 26 12 5 9 51 54 −3 41
4 Åsane 26 11 7 8 51 42 +9 40
5 Vidar 26 11 4 11 40 48 −8 37
6 Odd Grenland 2 26 10 6 10 36 37 −1 36
7 Flekkerøy 26 10 5 11 36 38 −2 35
8 Ålgård 26 8 10 8 45 43 +2 34
9 Nest-Sotra 26 9 6 11 51 45 +6 33
10 Mandalskameratene 26 8 7 11 45 59 −14 31
11 Pors Grenland 26 8 5 13 42 53 −11 29
12 Viking 2 (R) 26 7 8 11 36 55 −19 29 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Førde (R) 26 7 5 14 43 50 −7 26
14 Austevoll (R) 26 7 3 16 49 79 −30 24
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Group 4
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Tromsdalen (P) 26 20 2 4 105 28 +77 62 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Skeid 26 16 4 6 75 38 +37 52
3 Strømsgodset 2 26 15 3 8 88 65 +23 48
4 Ørn-Horten 26 15 3 8 50 38 +12 48
5 Senja 26 14 2 10 57 66 −9 44
6 FK Tønsberg 26 13 3 10 48 50 −2 42
7 Kjelsås 26 11 7 8 61 42 +19 40
8 Mjølner 26 12 4 10 39 32 +7 40
9 Tromsø 2 26 10 5 11 37 51 −14 35
10 Vålerenga 2 26 7 6 13 58 65 −7 27
11 Fram Larvik 26 7 6 13 34 56 −22 27
12 Harstad (R) 26 7 4 15 41 58 −17 25 Relegation to 3. divisjon
13 Hasle-Løren (R) 26 2 8 16 39 87 −48 14
14 Skarp (R) 26 2 5 19 29 85 −56 11
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

3. divisjon

Norwegian Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 August - Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad
 
 
Fredrikstad (AET)2 (3)
 
21 September - Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad
 
Molde 2 (2)
 
Fredrikstad 0
 
14 August - Viking Stadion, Stavanger
 
Brann 2
 
Viking 1 (1)
 
6 November - Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
 
Brann (pen.)1 (3)
 
Brann1
 
13 August - Color Line Stadion, Ålesund
 
Aalesund2
 
Aalesund 3
 
22 September - Color Line Stadion, Ålesund
 
Rosenborg 1
 
Aalesund1
 
13 August - Sør Arena, Kristiansand
 
Start 0
 
Start 1
 
 
Alta0
 

Final

Brann
Aalesund
BRANN:
GK 24 Poland Piotr Leciejewski
RB 2 Iceland Birkir Már Sævarsson 0 Yellow card 61
CB 4 Norway Lars Grorud
CB 21 Hungary Zsolt Korcsmar
LB 7 Norway Hassan El Fakiri
CM 5 Jamaica Rudolph Austin
CM 18 Uruguay Maximiliano Bajter Yellow card 45 0 Substituted off 86
CM 15 Uruguay Diego Guastavino
RW 10 Norway Erik Mjelde (c)
CF 9 Nigeria Kim Ojo
LW 26 Norway Bjørnar Holmvik Yellow card 40 Substituted off 70
Substitutes:
GK 12 Norway Håkon Opdal
MF 8 Norway Fredrik Haugen Yellow card 73 Substituted in 70
FW 11 Nigeria Bentley
MF 16 Norway Bjarte Haugsdal
FW 19 Lithuania Tadas Labukas Substituted in 86
DF 25 Norway Yaw Ihle Amankwah
FW 30 Norway Kristoffer Larsen
Head Coach:
Norway Rune Skarsfjord

Women's football

League season

Toppserien

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Røa (C) 22 18 0 4 76 18 +58 54 Qualification for the Women's Champions League round of 32
2 Stabæk 22 16 3 3 57 10 +47 51
3 Kolbotn 22 16 3 3 59 26 +33 51
4 Arna-Bjørnar 22 16 1 5 64 19 +45 49
5 LSK Kvinner 22 13 1 8 47 42 +5 40
6 Trondheims-Ørn 22 11 2 9 44 41 +3 35
7 Amazon Grimstad 22 8 3 11 33 42 −9 27
8 Klepp 22 6 5 11 28 37 −9 23
9 Kattem 22 5 4 13 36 60 −24 19
10 Sandviken 22 5 4 13 24 51 −27 19
11 Medkila (R) 22 3 3 16 20 62 −42 12 Relegation to 1.divisjon
12 Linderud-Grei (R) 22 0 1 21 16 96 −80 1
Updated to match(es) played on 29 October 2011. Source: NRK Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

1. divisjon

Norwegian Women's Cup

Final

Men's UEFA competitions

These are the results of the Norwegian teams in European competitions during the 2011 season. (Norwegian team score displayed first)

Team Contest and round Opponent 1st leg score* 2nd leg score** Aggregate score
Rosenborg Champions League 2nd Qual. Round Iceland Breiðablik 4-0 (H) 0-2 (A) W 4-2
Champions League 3rd Qual. Round Czech Republic Viktoria Plze? 0-1 (H) 2-3 (A) L 2-4
Europa League Play Off Round Cyprus AEK Larnaca 0-0 (H) 1-2 (A) L 1-2
Strømsgodset Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Spain Atlético Madrid 1-2 (A) 0-2 (H) L 1-4
Vålerenga Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Armenia Mika 1-0 (H) 1-0 (A) W 2-0
Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Greece PAOK 0-2 (H) 0-3 (A) L 0-5
Tromsø Europa League 1st Qual. Round Latvia Daugava Daugavpils 5-0 (A) 2-1 (H) W 7-1
Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Hungary Paks 1-1 (A) 0-3 (H) L 1-4
Aalesund Europa League 1st Qual. Round Wales Neath 4-1 (H) 2-0 (A) W 6-1
Europa League 2nd Qual. Round Hungary Ferencváros 1-2 (A) 3-1 (aet) (H) W 4-3
Europa League 3rd Qual. Round Sweden Elfsborg 4-0 (H) 1-1 (A) W 5-1
Europa League Play Off Round Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 2-1 (H) 0-6 (A) L 2-7

* For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in home game is displayed
** For group games in Champions League or Europa League, score in away game is displayed

UEFA Women's Champions League

Knockout stage

Round of 32

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stabæk Norway 2-4 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt 1-0 1-4

National teams

Norway men's national football team

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Group H
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Denmark Portugal Norway Iceland Cyprus
1  Denmark 8 6 1 1 15 6 +9 19 Qualify for final tournament 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-0
2  Portugal 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16[a] Advance to play-offs 3-1 1-0 5-3 4-4
3  Norway 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 16[a] 1-1 1-0 1-0 3-1
4  Iceland 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 4 0-2 1-3 1-2 1-0
5  Cyprus 8 0 2 6 7 20 −13 2 1-4 0-4 1-2 0-0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head results. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

During this season, the Norway national football team were to play the last five of their eight scheduled Group H qualifying matches for Euro 2012.

26 March 2011 Norway 1-1 DenmarkUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
20:00 CET Huseklepp Goal 81 Report Rommedahl Goal 27 Attendance: 24,828
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
4 June 2011 Portugal 1-0 NorwayEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
22:00 CEST Postiga Goal 53 Report Attendance: 47,829
Referee: Cüneyt Çak?r (Turkey)
2 September 2011 Norway 1-0 IcelandUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
20:00 CEST Abdellaoue Goal 88 (pen.) Report Attendance: 22,381
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan, (Romania)
6 September 2011 Denmark 2-0 NorwayParken Stadium, Copenhagen
20:15 CEST Bendtner Goal 2444 Report Attendance: 37,167
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
11 October 2011 Norway 3-1 CyprusUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
20:15 CEST Pedersen Goal 25
Carew Goal 34
Høgli Goal 65
Report Okkas Goal 42 Attendance: 13,490[18]
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

Friendlies

The Norway national football team also participated in four friendly matches in 2011.

9 February 2011 Norway 0-1 PolandEstádio Algarve, Faro
19:30 CET Report Lewandowski Goal 19 Attendance: 500
Referee: Ivo Santos, Portugal
7 June 2011 Norway 1-0 LithuaniaUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
19:00 CEST Gamst Pedersen Goal 83 Report Attendance: 12,945
Referee: Stuart Attwell, England
10 August 2011 Norway 3-0 Czech RepublicUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
20:00 CEST Abdellaoue Goal 2389 (pen.)
J. A. Riise Goal 72
Report Attendance: 12,734
Referee: Alan Black, Northern Ireland
12 November 2011 Wales 4-1 NorwayCardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
16:00 CET Bale Goal 10
Bellamy Goal 15
Vokes Goal 8789
Huseklepp Goal 60 Attendance: 12,600
Referee: Gerhard Grobelnik, Austria

Norway women's national football team

Managerial changes

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Norway Nils Arne Eggen Rosenborg 31 December 2010 Sweden Jan Jönsson 1 January 2011[19]
Sweden Jan Jönsson Stabæk 31 December 2010 Sweden Jörgen Lennartsson 1 January 2011[20]
Germany Uwe Rösler Molde 31 December 2010 Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær 1 January 2011[21]
Norway Tor Thodesen Tønsberg 31 December 2010[22] Norway Hein Henriksen 1 January 2011
Unknown Moss 31 December 2010 Norway Tor Thodesen 1 January 2011[23]
Republic of Ireland Patrick Walker Sandefjord 9 May 2011[24] Norway Arne Sandstø 23 May 2011[25]
Norway Arne Sandstø Løv-Ham 23 May 2011[25] Norway Tom Mangersnes 24 May 2011
Norway Kåre Ingebrigtsen Bodø/Glimt 26 May 2011[26] Norway Cato André Hansen 24 June 2011
Norway Knut Tørum Start 22 June 2011 Norway Mons Ivar Mjelde 12 July 2011
Norway Per Brogeland Kongsvinger 30 August 2011[27] Norway Tom Nordlie 1 September 2011[28]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Norway mourns Thorbjørn Svenssen". UEFA. 8 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Start og Aalesund til semifinale" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. 13 August 2011. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Brann seiret i straffedrama" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Abdellaoue keeps Norway on course". UEFA. 2 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Bendtner double boosts Denmark's prospects". UEFA. 6 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Slik kommer Norge til EM" (in Norwegian). ba.no. 6 September 2011.
  7. ^ "NFK klare for førstedivisjon" (in Norwegian). Varden. 10 September 2011. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Skarsfjord spådde finale etter snuoperasjonen i mai" (in Norwegian). VG. 21 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Uheldige Gudmundsson: - Fryktelig skuffet" (in Norwegian). VG. 22 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Årets første hjemmetap" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 2 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Nordlie og KIL ødela for Sandefjord" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "Norway wins UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking". UEFA. 7 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Tromsø best på Fair play" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 2 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ "Løv-Ham trekkes ett poeng". VG. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  15. ^ "Molde 2 trekkes ett poeng". NFF. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  16. ^ "Deltar ikke i seriespill". NFF. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  17. ^ "Edvartsen dømmer cupfinalen" (in Norwegian). VG. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  18. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2011/10/11/europe/european-championships/norway/cyprus/922702/
  19. ^ "Jönsson klar for RBK". nrksport. NRK. 26 July 2010.
  20. ^ "Jørgen Lennartsson overtar Stabæk". vg.no. Verdens Gang. 2 August 2010.
  21. ^ "- Han har vært fantastisk for klubben". dagbladet.no. Dagbladet. 9 November 2010.
  22. ^ "- Jeg så ingen mulighet til å fortsette i FKT" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  23. ^ "Tor Thodesen tar over Moss" (in Norwegian). Moss FK. 16 November 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  24. ^ "Walker har fått sparken" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 9 May 2011.
  25. ^ a b "Arne Sandstø klar for Sandefjord" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 23 May 2011.
  26. ^ "Kaare Ingebrigtsen ferdig i Bodø/Glimt" (in Norwegian). TV2 Sporten. 26 May 2011.
  27. ^ "Per Brogeland sparket i Kongsvinger" (in Norwegian). VG. 30 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Nordlie klar for Kongsvinger" (in Norwegian). VG. 1 September 2011.

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