1. Division

CountryNorwayNorway
Season2024

The "1. Division", also known as the OBOS-ligaen due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest level of professional football league in the Norwegian football league system. Established in 1948, the league has been the breeding ground for many of Norway's most talented footballers.

The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the top-tier Eliteserien and the third-tier 2. Division. It consists of 16 teams that compete in a round-robin format, with each team playing 30 matches in a season, which typically runs from April to November. The top two teams at the end of the season earn automatic promotion to the Eliteserien, while the third-place team enters a playoff against the 14th-placed team in the Eliteserien for a spot in the top division. Conversely, the bottom four teams in the 1. Division are relegated to the 2. Division.

The 1. Division has been a platform for many clubs to establish themselves in Norwegian football. Clubs like Tromsø IL, Molde FK, and FK Bodø/Glimt have all spent time in the 1. Division before achieving success in the Eliteserien. The league has also been a stepping stone for many players who have gone on to have successful careers both domestically and internationally.

Despite being the second-tier league, the 1. Division has a strong following in Norway. The matches are broadcasted on TV and radio, and the league enjoys extensive media coverage. The league's popularity is a testament to the quality of football on display and the passion of the fans.

The 1. Division is governed by the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF), which oversees all professional and amateur football in Norway. The NFF is responsible for setting the rules and regulations of the league, ensuring fair play, and promoting the development of football in the country.

Over the years, the 1. Division has evolved and grown, reflecting the changing landscape of Norwegian football. The league has seen the introduction of artificial turf pitches, the use of video assistant referees (VAR), and the implementation of financial fair play regulations. Despite these changes, the essence of the league remains the same - a competitive and exciting platform for clubs and players to showcase their talent and passion for football.

In conclusion, the 1. Division is more than just a football league. It is a vital part of the Norwegian football ecosystem, providing a pathway for clubs and players to reach the pinnacle of Norwegian football. It is a league that encapsulates the spirit of competition, the thrill of the game, and the love of football that is deeply ingrained in the Norwegian culture.

1. Division Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for 1. Division in 2024

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1. Division standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Levanger players, news and schedule Levanger 2 1 1 0 7 2 5 4
2 Aalesund players, news and schedule Aalesund 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 4
3 Sogndal players, news and schedule Sogndal 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 4
4 Valerenga players, news and schedule Valerenga 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
5 Stabaek players, news and schedule Stabaek 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
6 Egersund players, news and schedule Egersund 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 3
7 Ranheim players, news and schedule Ranheim 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 3
8 Bryne players, news and schedule Bryne 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3
9 Kongsvinger players, news and schedule Kongsvinger 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
10 Moss players, news and schedule Moss 2 1 0 1 3 5 -2 3
11 Asane players, news and schedule Asane 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
12 Raufoss players, news and schedule Raufoss 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
13 Mjondalen players, news and schedule Mjondalen 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
14 Sandnes ULF players, news and schedule Sandnes ULF 2 0 0 2 4 7 -3 0
15 Lyn players, news and schedule Lyn 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
16 Start players, news and schedule Start 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 0

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 142/198 72%
Over/Under 23/27 85%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%