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Tippeligaen 1997
Tippeligaen
Season1997
ChampionsRosenborg
12th title
RelegatedLyn
Skeid
Champions LeagueRosenborg
UEFA CupBrann
Strømsgodset
Molde
Intertoto CupStabæk
Kongsvinger
Matches played182
Goals scored599 (3.29 per match)
Top goalscorerSigurd Rushfeldt
(25 goals)
Biggest home win[1]
(10 August 1997)
Biggest away winSogndal 0-7 Rosenborg[1]
(3 August 1997)
Highest scoringKongsvinger 4-6 Brann[1]
(14 September 1997)
Highest attendance18,702

(16 May 1997)
Lowest attendance911

(19 October 1997)
Average attendance4,738 Decrease 7.5%
1996
1998 ->

The 1997 Tippeligaen was the 52nd completed season of top division football in Norway. Each team played 26 games with 3 points given for wins and 1 for draws. Number thirteen and fourteen are relegated, number twelve has to play two qualification matches (home and away) against number three in the first division (where number one and two are directly promoted) for the last spot.

Teams and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rosenborg (C) 26 18 7 1 87 20 +67 61 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Brann 26 15 5 6 59 37 +22 50 Qualification for the UEFA Cup second qualifying round
3 Strømsgodset 26 14 4 8 58 44 +14 46
4 Molde 26 13 6 7 47 36 +11 45
5 Stabæk 26 13 4 9 33 35 −2 43 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
6 Kongsvinger 26 11 5 10 43 48 −5 38
7 Bodø/Glimt 26 10 7 9 39 34 +5 37
8 Viking 26 8 10 8 42 34 +8 34
9 Haugesund 26 9 5 12 31 38 −7 32
10 Lillestrøm 26 9 5 12 34 43 −9 32
11 Sogndal 26 8 5 13 34 56 −22 29
12 Tromsø (O) 26 6 10 10 37 44 −7 28 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
13 Lyn (R) 26 4 5 17 28 58 −30 17 Relegation to 1. divisjon
14 Skeid (R) 26 3 4 19 27 72 −45 13
Source: fotball.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Vålerenga Fotball qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Norwegian Cup winners from a lower division.

Relegation play-offs

Tromsø won the play-offs against Eik-Tønsberg, 6-1 on aggregate.

Results
  • Match 1: Tromsø 4-0 Eik-Tønsberg
  • Match 2: Eik-Tønsberg 1-2 Tromsø

Season statistics

Top scorers

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Rosenborg 147,395 18,702 8,830 11,338 +2.4%+
2 Brann 147,221 18,349 8,519 11,325 -1.7%+
3 Viking 84,868 10,403 3,830 6,528 -12.3%+
4 Strømsgodset 72,420 10,063 3,181 5,571 +50.5%+
5 Haugesund 62,750 8,715 3,309 4,827 n/a1
6 Lillestrøm 52,877 7,358 2,291 4,067 -29.4%+
7 Molde 51,551 8,100 2,005 3,965 -6.6%+
8 Stabæk 44,344 7,890 1,401 3,411 +10.0%+
9 Bodø/Glimt 43,249 4,448 1,795 3,327 -16.3%+
10 Tromsø 41,583 4,562 2,432 3,199 -9.2%+
11 Skeid 32,391 5,037 989 2,492 -18.4%+
12 Kongsvinger 31,736 3,813 1,799 2,441 -1.9%+
13 Lyn 26,187 5,333 911 2,014 n/a1
14 Sogndal 23,806 4,650 1,238 1,831 n/a1
League total 862,378 18,702 911 4,738 -7.5%+

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

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ligastats Tippeligaen 1997". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen.

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