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2012 Tippeligaen
Tippeligaen
Season2012
ChampionsMolde
2nd title
RelegatedFredrikstad
Stabæk
Champions LeagueMolde
Europa LeagueStrømsgodset
Rosenborg
Hødd (via cup)
Matches played240
Goals scored693 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerZden?k Ondrá?ek, Péter Kovács (14)
Biggest home winLillestrøm 6-0 Stabæk
(4 November 2012)
Biggest away winStabæk 0-5 Molde
(12 May 2012)
Highest scoringBrann 6-2 Odd Grenland
(15 July 2012)
Longest winning run5 matches - Molde, Viking[1]
Longest unbeaten run13 matches - Rosenborg[1]
Longest winless run13 games - Hønefoss[1]
Longest losing run9 matches - Stabæk[1]
Highest attendance20,572
Rosenborg v Hønefoss
(16 May 2012)
Lowest attendance1,876
Hønefoss v Haugesund
(29 July 2012)
Average attendance7,005 Decrease 12.3%
2011
2013 ->

The 2012 Tippeligaen was the 67th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 23 March 2012 and ended on 18 November 2012, with a summer break from 28 May to 30 June.[2]Molde were the defending champions,[3] while Hønefoss and Sandnes Ulf entered as the promoted teams from the 2011 1. divisjon. They replaced Start and Sarpsborg 08 who were relegated to the 2012 1. divisjon.

On 11 November 2011, Molde won the title with one matchday left to play after a 1-0 home win over Hønefoss.[4] It was their second consecutive league title and also their second top-flight title overall.

Season summary

Strømsgodset were leading the league most of the season, but four matches before the end of the season there were three teams competing for the title. Rosenborg lost out on the title-race after losing to Strømsgodset and Molde.[5] Molde secured the title in the 29th round after they won 1–0 at home, while Strømsgodset lost 2–1 against Sandnes Ulf.

Stabæk were relegated after being positioned at the bottom of the table throughout the season. Ahead of the last round, four teams were fighting against relegation, but Fredrikstad lost their match against the league-winners Molde and were relegated, while Sandnes Ulf finished 14th and played relegation play-offs against Ullensaker/Kisa, the sixth-placed team in the 1. divisjon. Sandnes Ulf won the play-offs 7-1 on aggregate (4-0 away and 3-1 at home), and were not relegated.

The average attendance in 2012 were 7,014 spectators, down from 7,995 in 2011, which was the lowest average attendance in Tippeligaen since 2003.[6]

Teams

Sixteen teams competed in the league - the top fourteen teams from the previous season and the two teams promoted from the 1. divisjon The promoted teams were Hønefoss (returning after a season's absence) and Sandnes Ulf (their first post-World War II top-flight season). They replaced Sarpsborg 08 (relegated after their first ever presence) and Start (ending their three-year spell in the top flight).

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Aalesund Brann Fredrikstad Haugesund
Color Line Stadion Brann Stadion Fredrikstad Stadion Haugesund Stadion
Capacity: 10,778 Capacity: 17,824 Capacity: 13,300 Capacity: 5,000
Color Line stadion.jpg BrannStadion15042007.jpg Fredrikstad Stadion.jpg Haugesund stadion.jpg
Hønefoss Lillestrøm Molde Odd Grenland
Aka Arena Åråsen Stadion Aker Stadion Skagerak Arena
Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 11,637 Capacity: 11,800 Capacity: 13,500
AKA Arena.JPG Åråsen.jpg Molde Stadion-inne-dscn9893.jpg Skagerak Arena 2008.JPG
Rosenborg Sandnes Ulf Sogndal Stabæk
Lerkendal Stadion Sandnes Idrettspark Fosshaugane Campus Nadderud Stadion
Capacity: 21,850 Capacity: 3,850 Capacity: 5,402 Capacity: 7,000
Lerkendal stadion 4.jpg Sandnesidrettspark.jpg Fosshaugane 0001.jpg Nadderud stadion-Gegentribüne.jpg
Strømsgodset Tromsø Vålerenga Viking
Marienlyst Stadion Alfheim Stadion Ullevaal Stadion Viking Stadion
Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 25,572 Capacity: 16,600
Marienlyst stadion.jpg Alfheim Stadion east stand.JPG Ullevaal Stadion 2006-05-12.JPG Viking Stadion3.jpg

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Sogndal Norway Harald Aabrekk End of contract 31 December 2011 Sweden Jonas Olsson 1 January 2012[8] Pre-Season
Lillestrøm Norway Petter Belsvik
Sweden Magnus Powell (caretakers)
End of contract 31 December 2011 Sweden Magnus Haglund 1 January 2012[9] Pre-Season
Stabæk Sweden Jörgen Lennartsson Signed by IF Elfsborg 31 December 2011[10] Norway Petter Belsvik 2 January 2012[11] Pre-Season
Fredrikstad Norway Tom Freddy Aune Resigned 10 May 2012 Norway Trond Amundsen 10 May 2012[12] 13th
Viking Norway Åge Hareide Sacked[13] 9 June 2012 Sweden Kjell Jonevret 19 June 2012[14] 10th

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 19 5 6 51 31 +20 62 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Strømsgodset 30 17 7 6 62 40 +22 58 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Rosenborg 30 15 10 5 53 26 +27 55 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[b]
4 Tromsø 30 14 7 9 45 32 +13 49
5 Viking 30 14 7 9 41 36 +5 49
6 Brann 30 13 3 14 57 50 +7 42
7 Haugesund 30 11 9 10 46 40 +6 42
8 Vålerenga 30 12 5 13 42 44 −2 41
9 Lillestrøm 30 9 12 9 46 47 −1 39
10 Odd Grenland 30 11 7 12 40 43 −3 39[c]
11 Aalesund 30 9 11 10 40 41 −1 38
12 Sogndal 30 8 10 12 29 37 −8 34
13 Hønefoss 30 7 12 11 30 42 −12 33
14 Sandnes Ulf (O) 30 8 8 14 44 56 −12 32 Qualification for relegation play-offs
15 Fredrikstad (R) 30 9 3 18 42 59 −17 30 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Stabæk (R) 30 5 2 23 25 69 −44 17
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hødd, which played in the 2012 1. divisjon, also qualified for the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round as winners of the 2012 Norwegian Cup.
  2. ^ Tromsø qualified for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.[15]
  3. ^ Odd Grenland were deducted 1 point for lack of financial control[16]

Positions by round

Team ? Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Molde3103968732221222222212211121111
Strømsgodset1388331121112111111121122333222
Rosenborg225213213545433333333333212333
Tromsø541125645454555779964454444444
Viking7395812111011121010121311986458667865555
Brann157121214141413121311118109897575546556666
Haugesund12671074454333344454746778788877
Vålerenga4924973689881076568897885677788
Lillestrøm1011151315151515141414141514121313111111121212121212111099
Odd Grenland161613141311109971212131114121112121211111111111110111010
Aalesund812118101012111387798810101010109101010109991111
Sogndal1146425710111313111210111213131413151413131313131412
Hønefoss BK913107569126666667645681099991012121213
Sandnes Ulf614141512988710997913141414141314141515151514151314
Fredrikstad1456111113131415151515141515151515151515131314141415141515
Stabæk111516161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2012. Source: nifs.no
Notes: As of the last match in each round; delayed matches are not included.

Relegation play-offs

At the end of the season, Stabæk and Fredrikstad were relegated directly to 1. divisjon, and will be replaced by Start and Sarpsborg who were directly promoted.

Five teams entered a play-off for the last Tippeligaen spot in the 2013 season. These were:

  • A) Sandnes Ulf (by virtue of being the 14th placed team in the Tippeligaen)
  • B) Sandefjord (by virtue of being the third placed team in the 1. divisjon)
  • C) Mjøndalen (by virtue of being the fourth placed team in the 1. divisjon)
  • D) Bodø/Glimt (by virtue of being the fifth placed team in the 1. divisjon)
  • E) Ullensaker/Kisa (by virtue of being the sixth placed team in the 1. divisjon)

The four 1. divisjon teams first played a single game knockout tournament, with the winner (Ull/Kisa) advancing to a two-legged tie against the Tippeligaen team (Sandnes Ulf) for the 16th and final spot in the 2013 season. Sandnes Ulf retained their Tippeligaen spot with an aggregate 7-1 win over Ull/Kisa.

Results

Attendance: 1,310

Attendance: 2,633

Sandnes Ulf won 7-1 on aggregate.


  First round     Second round     Final round
                               
  3 Sandefjord 3  
  6 Ullensaker/Kisa 4         14 Sandnes Ulf 4 3 7
        6 Ullensaker/Kisa 2     6 Ullensaker/Kisa 0 1 1
        5 Bodø/Glimt 0  
  4 Mjøndalen 1    
  5 Bodø/Glimt 2  

Results

Updated to games played on 3 November 2012.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 48[20][21]
    • Lillestrøm
  • Most red cards: 3[22]
    • Fredrikstad
    • Sandnes Ulf
    • Vålerenga

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 200,912 20,572 9,822 13,394 -7.7%+
2 Brann 184,819 17,200 10,418 12,321 -5.3%+
3 Vålerenga 161,526 16,687 8,711 10,768 -19.2%+
4 Viking 148,403 13,443 7,541 9,894 -3.5%+
5 Molde 140,432 11,112 8,503 9,362 -4.6%+
6 Aalesund 137,748 10,247 8,324 9,183 -4.0%+
7 Fredrikstad 106,649 9,215 5,432 7,110 -22.0%+
8 Strømsgodset 91,508 7,451 4,726 6,101 +6.9%+
9 Lillestrøm 85,389 10,239 4,376 5,693 -4.0%+
10 Odd Grenland 77,668 6,713 4,433 5,178 -9.4%+
11 Haugesund 67,985 5,000 3,854 4,532 -0.4%+
12 Tromsø 62,856 5,299 3,644 4,190 -13.9%+
13 Stabæk 58,551 5,508 3,066 3,903 -47.3%+
14 Sandnes Ulf 57,615 4,969 2,875 3,841 +153.2%1
15 Sogndal 54,883 5,207 2,736 3,659 +15.0%+
16 Hønefoss 44,276 4,246 1,876 2,952 +104.9%1
League total 1,681,220 20,572 1,876 7,005 -12.3%+

Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.

References

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  3. ^ "Endelig tok sølvlaget Molde seriegull". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
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  6. ^ "Laveste tilskuersnitt på ni år". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 20 November 2012. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Stabæk vedtok flytting til Nadderud". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Olsson overtar som Sogndal-trener". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Magnus Haglund Hovedtrener Fra 2012". lsk.no (in Norwegian). LSK. 23 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "Lennartsson presentert som ny Elfsborg-trener". ap.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 29 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Belsvik ny Stabæk-trener: - Vi kan overraske". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ Solberg, Knut Skeie; Nordsetrønningen, Alf-Ivar Rabben (10 May 2012). "Tom Freddy Aune ferdig i FFK". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ Haugen, Eivind A. (9 June 2012). "- Jeg har ingenting å klage på". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ Priésner, Jakob (19 June 2012). "Jonevret har signert". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ Eidissen, Lars (9 May 2013). "Tromsø jublet for e-cupsjanse" (in Norwegian). itromso.no. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
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  19. ^ a b "Tippeligaen 2012 - Toppscorer, gule og røde kort". Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Tippeligaen 2012 Yellow Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Tippeligaen 2012 Råeste lag". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Tippeligaen 2012 Red Cards". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018.

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