2014 Tippeligaen


The 2014 Tippeligaen was the 70th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 28 March 2014, two weeks later than in the previous season. A three-week summer-break in June was scheduled due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the decisive match was played on 9 November 2014.[3] Strømsgodset were the defending champions. Bodø/Glimt and Stabæk joined as the promoted clubs from the 2013 1. divisjon. They replaced Tromsø and Hønefoss who were relegated to the 2014 1. divisjon.

Tippeligaen
Season2014
Dates28 March 2014 – 9 November 2014
ChampionsMolde
3rd title
RelegatedBrann
Sogndal
Sandnes Ulf
Champions LeagueMolde
Europa LeagueRosenborg
Odd
Strømsgodset
Matches played240
Goals scored735 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorerViðar Örn Kjartansson
(25 goals)
Biggest home winMolde 5–1 Sarpsborg 08
(21 April 2014)
Lillestrøm 5–1 Stabæk
(24 May 2014)[1]
Biggest away winHaugesund 0–3 Sogndal
(27 April 2014)
Stabæk 0–3 Vålerenga
(5 May 2014)[1]
Highest scoringViking 5–5 Vålerenga
(2 August 2014)[1]
Longest winning run5 games[2]
Molde
Longest unbeaten run9 games[2]
Molde
Longest winless run7 games[2]
Start
Longest losing run3 games[2]
Brann
Haugesund
Bodø/Glimt
Highest attendance20,442
Rosenborg 1–3 Stabæk
(16 May 2014)
Lowest attendance2,511
Sogndal 1–1 Sarpsborg 08
(4 April 2014)
Average attendance6,961 1.9%
2013
2015

Molde won their third title, with four matches to spare following a 2–1 away win against Viking on 4 October 2014.[4] The team broke the record for most points (71) and most wins (22).[5]

Overview


Summary

On 4 October, Molde were confirmed as league champions following their 2–1 away win against Viking in the 26th round.[4] They won their third title. On 2 November, in the penultimate round of the season, Sandnes Ulf were the first team to be relegated to the 1. divisjon when they gave away a 3–1 lead in stoppage time and drew 3–3 away to Start.[6] On the final day, Sogndal were relegated and Brann qualified for the relegation play-offs. On 26 November, Brann were the third team to be relegated after losing the play-offs 4–1 on aggregate against Mjøndalen.[7]

Teams


The league was contested by 16 teams: the best 13 teams of the 2013 season, and the 14th-placed Sarpsborg 08 who won the relegation-playoffs against Ranheim, in addition to two promoted teams from 1. divisjon. The promoted teams were Bodø/Glimt and Stabæk, returning to the top flight after an absence of four years and one season respectively. They replaced Tromsø (after an eleven-year spell in Eliteserien) and Hønefoss (relegated after two seasons presence).

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location Arena Turf Capacity
Aalesund 13 Ålesund Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Bodø/Glimt 20 Bodø Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 7,354
Brann 58 Bergen Brann Stadion Natural 17,824
Haugesund 8 Haugesund Haugesund Stadion Natural 8,800
Lillestrøm 51 Lillestrøm Åråsen Stadion Natural 11,637
Molde 38 Molde Aker Stadion Artificial 11,800
Odd 33 Skien Skagerak Arena Artificial 13,500
Rosenborg 51 Trondheim Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,850
Sandnes Ulf 5 Sandnes Sandnes Idrettspark Natural 3,850
Sarpsborg 08 3 Sarpsborg Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 4,700
Sogndal 16 Sogndal Fosshaugane Campus Artificial 5,402
Stabæk 18 Bærum Nadderud Stadion Natural 7,000
Start 38 Kristiansand Sør Arena Artificial 14,300
Strømsgodset 27 Drammen Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Vålerenga 54 Oslo Ullevaal Stadion Natural 25,572
Viking 65 Stavanger Viking Stadion Natural 16,600

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aalesund Jan Jönsson Jonatan Tollås Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Bodø/Glimt Jan Halvor Halvorsen Ruben Imingen Diadora SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
Brann Rikard Norling Erlend Hanstveit Hummel Sparebanken Vest
Haugesund Jostein Grindhaug Per Morten Kristiansen Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Lillestrøm Magnus Haglund Frode Kippe Legea #VierLSK[8]
Molde Tor Ole Skullerud Daniel Berg Hestad Nike Sparebanken Møre
Odd Dag-Eilev Fagermo Steffen Hagen Warrior Skagerak
Rosenborg Kåre Ingebrigtsen Tore Reginiussen Adidas REMA 1000
Sandnes Ulf Tom Nordlie Aksel Berget Skjølsvik Hummel Øster Hus
Sarpsborg 08 Brian Deane Ole Christoffer Heieren Hansen Select Borregaard
Sogndal Jonas Olsson Rune Bolseth Umbro Sparebanken Vest
Stabæk Bob Bradley Jon Inge Høiland Adidas SpareBank 1
Start Mons Ivar Mjelde Håkon Opdal Umbro Sparebanken Sør
Strømsgodset David Nielsen Adam Larsen Kwarasey Diadora DNB
Vålerenga Kjetil Rekdal Christian Grindheim Adidas None[8]
Viking Kjell Jonevret Indriði Sigurðsson Diadora Lyse

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Molde (C) 30 22 5 3 62 24 +38 71 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Rosenborg 30 18 6 6 64 43 +21 60 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
3 Odd 30 17 7 6 52 32 +20 58
4 Strømsgodset 30 15 5 10 48 42 +6 50
5 Lillestrøm 30 13 7 10 49 35 +14 46
6 Vålerenga 30 11 9 10 59 53 +6 42
7 Aalesund 30 11 8 11 40 39 +1 41
8 Sarpsborg 08 30 10 10 10 41 48 7 40
9 Stabæk 30 11 6 13 44 52 8 39
10 Viking 30 8 12 10 42 42 0 36
11 Haugesund 30 10 6 14 43 49 6 36
12 Start 30 10 5 15 47 60 13 35
13 Bodø/Glimt 30 10 5 15 45 60 15 35
14 Brann (R) 30 8 5 17 41 54 13 29 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Sogndal (R) 30 6 6 18 31 49 18 24 Relegation to 1. divisjon
16 Sandnes Ulf (R) 30 4 10 16 27 53 26 22
Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Since the winners of the 2014 Norwegian Cup (Molde) qualified for European competition based on their league position, the berth (Europa League first qualifying round) was passed down the league to Strømsgodset.

Relegation play-offs


The 14th-placed team, Brann, took part in a two-legged play-off against Mjøndalen, the winners of the 2014 1. divisjon promotion play-offs, to decide who would play in the 2015 Tippeligaen.

First leg
Brann1–1Mjøndalen
Skaanes  53' Report Diomande  37'
Attendance: 14,225
Referee: Brage Sandmoen

Second leg
Mjøndalen3–0Brann
Kapidzic  27', 67'
Diomande  64'
Report

Mjøndalen won 4–1 on aggregate and gained promotion to the 2015 Tippeligaen; Brann were relegated to the 1. divisjon.


Results


Home \ Away AAL BOD SKB HAU LSK MFK ODD RBK ULF S08 SIL STB IKS SIF VIF VIK
Aalesund 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 1–2
Bodø/Glimt 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–4 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–4 4–3 3–2
Brann 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–1
Haugesund 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 0–3 2–0 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1
Lillestrøm 0–0 4–0 4–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 0–1
Molde 5–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0
Odd 2–1 4–3 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 4–1
Rosenborg 3–0 3–1 5–2 5–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 4–1 3–2 2–2
Sandnes Ulf 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2
Sarpsborg 08 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1
Sogndal 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–0
Stabæk 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 4–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–1
Start 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 3–3 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 0–2
Strømsgodset 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 2–1
Vålerenga 3–0 3–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1
Viking 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–2 4–1 0–1 0–0 5–5
Source: Nifs.no
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics


Top scorers

Vålerenga's Viðar Örn Kjartansson became the Tippeligaen top scorer after scoring 25 goals.
Rank Player Club Goals[9] Games Average
1 Viðar Örn Kjartansson Vålerenga 25 29 0.86
2 Christian Gytkjær Haugesund 15 26 0.58
3 Alexander Søderlund Rosenborg 13 23 0.57
Franck Boli Stabæk 13 28 0.46
Mohamed Elyounoussi Molde 13 30 0.43
Abdurahim Laajab Bodø/Glimt 13 30 0.43
7 Frode Johnsen Odd 11 30 0.37
8 Leke James Aalesund 10 23 0.43
Fredrik Gulbrandsen Molde 10 23 0.43
Péter Kovács Strømsgodset 10 24 0.42
Maic Sema Haugesund 10 26 0.38
Daniel Chima Chukwu Molde 10 27 0.37
Fredrik Brustad Stabæk 10 30 0.33

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Christian GytkjærHaugesundBrann3–1 (A)30 April 2014
Mohamed ElyounoussiMoldeBrann4–2 (H)9 June 2014
Tommy HøilandMoldeSandnes Ulf3–1 (H)20 July 2014
Viðar Örn KjartanssonVålerengaViking5–5 (A)2 August 2014
Viðar Örn KjartanssonVålerengaHaugesund4–1 (H)14 September 2014
Pálmi Rafn PálmasonLillestrømStart4–1 (H)26 October 2014
Notes

(H) – Home team
(A) – Away team

Top assists

Lillestrøm's Bjørn Helge Riise assisted 10 goals over the season, more than any other player.
Rank Player Club Assists[9]
1 Bjørn Helge Riise Lillestrøm 10
2 Petter Vaagan Moen Lillestrøm 9
3 Christian Grindheim Vålerenga 8
Morten Gamst Pedersen Rosenborg
Jone Samuelsen Odd
Zlatko Tripić Start
Hjörtur Logi Valgarðsson Sogndal
8 Per-Egil Flo Molde 7
Michael Stephens Stabæk
Martin Ødegaard Strømsgodset

Discipline

Player
Sandnes Ulf's Aksel Berget Skjølsvik was the only player who received two red cards over the season.
Club
  • Most yellow cards: 49[11][12]
    • Strømsgodset
  • Most red cards: 3[13]
    • Sandnes Ulf

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 208,732 20,442 10,709 13,915 −6.0%
2 Brann 179,865 17,686 8,510 11,991 +6.1%
3 Viking 150,214 16,508 7,730 10,014 −2.6%
4 Vålerenga 146,270 15,437 7,211 9,751 −1.5%
5 Molde 138,652 11,424 8,284 9,243 +4.7%
6 Aalesund 114,024 9,386 6,580 7,602 −7.2%
7 Odd 107,363 11,548 5,556 7,158 +35.1%
8 Strømsgodset 100,623 7,720 5,861 6,708 +2.8%
9 Start 89,426 8,555 4,768 5,962 −3.6%
10 Lillestrøm 88,498 10,965 4,376 5,900 +7.6%
11 Haugesund 83,707 8,945 4,434 5,580 +9.9%
12 Sarpsborg 08 59,194 4,722 3,509 3,946 +6.9%
13 Stabæk 57,519 4,609 3,212 3,835 +65.4%1
14 Bodø/Glimt 50,730 5,261 2,533 3,382 +24.4%1
15 Sogndal 50,140 4,517 2,511 3,343 −1.1%
16 Sandnes Ulf 45,577 4,418 2,350 3,038 −3.2%
League total 1,670,534 20,442 2,350 6,961 +1.9%

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

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