2023 Eliteserien

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Season2023
Dates10 April – 3 December
ChampionsBodø/Glimt
(3rd title)
RelegatedVålerenga
Stabæk
Aalesund
Champions LeagueBodø/Glimt
Europa LeagueMolde (via Norwegian Football Cup)
Conference LeagueBrann
Tromsø
Matches played240
Goals scored748 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorerAmahl Pellegrino
(24 goals)
Biggest home winMolde 5–0 Sandefjord
(29 May 2023)
Sarpsborg 6–1 Sandefjord
(2 July 2023)
Haugesund 6–1 Aalesund
(28 October 2023)
Biggest away winHamKam 0–4 Molde
(7 May 2023)
Vålerenga 0–4 Molde
(15 July 2023)
Stabæk 0–4 Bodø/Glimt
(5 November 2023)
Aalesund 0–4 Viking
(26 November 2023)
Highest scoringViking 7–3 HamKam
(30 April 2023)
Longest winning run10 matches
Viking
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
Viking
Longest winless run14 matches
Stabæk
Longest losing run7 matches
Stabæk
Highest attendance21,266
Rosenborg - Bodø/Glimt
(17 September 2023)
Lowest attendance2,214
Stabæk - Haugesund
(23 April 2023)
Average attendance7,239
2022 2024 → All statistics correct as of 3 December 2023.

The 2023 Eliteserien was the 79th season of top-tier football in Norway. This was the seventh season of Eliteserien after rebranding from Tippeligaen. Bodø/Glimt were crowned the champions at the end of the season, winning their 3rd Norwegian league title.

The season started on 10 April 2023 and ended on 3 December 2023, not including play-off matches.

Molde were the defending champions. Brann and Stabæk joined as the promoted clubs from the 2022 Norwegian First Division. They replaced Kristiansund and Jerv who were relegated to the 2023 Norwegian First Division.

Teams

Sixteen teams competed in the league – the top fourteen teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from the First Division. The promoted teams were Brann and Stabæk, both returning to the top flight after a season's absence. They replaced Kristiansund and Jerv, ending their top flight spells of six years and one year respectively.

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Ap. Location County Arena Turf Capacity
Aalesund 19 Ålesund Møre og Romsdal Color Line Stadion Artificial 10,778
Bodø/Glimt 28 Bodø Nordland Aspmyra Stadion Artificial 8,300
Brann 65 Bergen Vestland Brann Stadion Natural 16,750
HamKam 24 Hamar Innlandet Briskeby Artificial 7,800
Haugesund 17 Haugesund Rogaland Haugesund Sparebank Arena Natural 8,754
Lillestrøm 59 Lillestrøm Viken Åråsen Stadion Natural 11,500
Molde 47 Molde Møre og Romsdal Aker Stadion Artificial 11,249
Odd 42 Skien Vestfold og Telemark Skagerak Arena Artificial 11,767
Rosenborg 60 Trondheim Trøndelag Lerkendal Stadion Natural 21,421
Sandefjord 11 Sandefjord Vestfold og Telemark Release Arena Natural 6,582
Sarpsborg 12 Sarpsborg Viken Sarpsborg Stadion Artificial 8,022
Stabæk 26 Bærum Viken Nadderud Stadion Artificial 4,938
Strømsgodset 36 Drammen Viken Marienlyst Stadion Artificial 8,935
Tromsø 35 Tromsø Troms og Finnmark Romssa Arena Artificial 6,687
Viking 73 Stavanger Rogaland SR-Bank Arena Artificial 15,900
Vålerenga 63 Oslo Oslo Intility Arena Artificial 16,555

Personnel and kits

Team Manager(s) Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aalesund Norway Christian Johnsen Sweden David Fällman Umbro Sparebanken Møre
Bodø/Glimt Norway Kjetil Knutsen Norway Ulrik Saltnes Diadora SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
Brann Norway Eirik Horneland Norway Sivert Heltne Nilsen Nike Sparebanken Vest
HamKam Denmark Jakob Michelsen Norway Aleksander Melgalvis Puma OBOS
Haugesund Denmark Sancheev Manoharan (caretaker) Denmark Peter Therkildsen Umbro Haugaland Kraft
Lillestrøm Norway Eirik Bakke (caretaker) Norway Gjermund Åsen Puma DNB
Molde Norway Erling Moe Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem Adidas Sparebanken Møre
Odd Norway Pål Arne Johansen Norway Steffen Hagen Hummel Skagerak Energi
Rosenborg Norway Svein Maalen (caretaker) Norway Markus Henriksen Adidas SpareBank 1 SMN
Sandefjord Norway Hans Erik Ødegaard
Sweden Andreas Tegström
Norway Sander Moen Foss Macron Jotun
Sarpsborg Sweden Stefan Billborn Norway Joachim Thomassen Hummel Borregaard
Stabæk United States Bob Bradley Norway Fredrik Krogstad Nike SpareBank 1 Østlandet
Strømsgodset Norway Jørgen Isnes Norway Gustav Valsvik Puma Sparebanken Øst
Tromsø Norway Gaute Helstrup Norway Ruben Yttergård Jenssen Select SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
Viking Norway Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
Norway Morten Jensen
Norway Zlatko Tripić Diadora Lyse
Vålerenga Norway Geir Bakke Norway Stefan Strandberg Adidas OBOS

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in the table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Strømsgodset Norway Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen
Norway Håkon Wibe-Lund
Mutual consent 13 November 2022 Pre-season Norway Jørgen Isnes 14 December 2022
Aalesund Norway Lars Arne Nilsen Mutual consent 4 May 2023 16th Norway Marius Bøe (caretaker) 4 May 2023
Vålerenga Norway Dag-Eilev Fagermo Mutual consent 12 June 2023 13th Norway Jan Frode Nornes (caretaker) 12 June 2023
Aalesund Norway Marius Bøe (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 13 June 2023 16th Norway Christian Johnsen 13 June 2023
Rosenborg Norway Kjetil Rekdal Mutual consent 16 June 2023 9th Norway Svein Maalen (caretaker) 16 June 2023
Lillestrøm Norway Geir Bakke Signed by Vålerenga 12 July 2023 8th Norway Simon Mesfin (caretaker) 12 July 2023
Vålerenga Norway Jan Frode Nornes (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 12 July 2023 13th Norway Geir Bakke 12 July 2023
Lillestrøm Norway Simon Mesfin (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 10 August 2023 6th Norway Eirik Bakke (caretaker) 10 August 2023
Stabæk Norway Lars Bohinen Mutual consent 5 September 2023 15th United States Bob Bradley 10 September 2023
Haugesund Norway Jostein Grindhaug Mutual consent 10 September 2023 12th Denmark Sancheev Manoharan (caretaker) 10 September 2023

Transfers

Winter

Summer

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bodø/Glimt (C) 30 22 4 4 78 38 +40 70 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Brann 30 19 4 7 55 35 +20 61 Qualification for the Conference League second qualifying round
3 Tromsø 30 19 4 7 48 33 +15 61
4 Viking 30 18 4 8 61 48 +13 58
5 Molde 30 15 6 9 65 39 +26 51 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
6 Lillestrøm 30 13 4 13 49 49 0 43
7 Strømsgodset 30 13 3 14 37 35 +2 42
8 Sarpsborg 30 12 5 13 55 52 +3 41
9 Rosenborg 30 11 6 13 46 50 −4 39
10 Odd 30 10 8 12 42 44 −2 38
11 HamKam 30 10 4 16 39 59 −20 34
12 Haugesund 30 9 6 15 34 40 −6 33
13 Sandefjord 30 8 7 15 47 55 −8 31
14 Vålerenga (R) 30 7 8 15 39 50 −11 29 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
15 Stabæk (R) 30 7 8 15 30 48 −18 29 Relegation to First Division
16 Aalesund (R) 30 5 3 22 23 73 −50 18
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored.
(C) Champions; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Molde qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2023 Norwegian Football Cup.

Results

Home \ Away AAL BOD BRA HAM HAU LIL MOL ODD ROS SAN SRP STB STR TRO VIK VÅL
Aalesund 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 0–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–4 0–1
Bodø/Glimt 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 4–3 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 5–1 4–2
Brann 5–1 4–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1
HamKam 2–1 4–4 0–2 0–3 0–0 0–4 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–2
Haugesund 6–1 1–3 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1
Lillestrøm 5–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–4 3–0 4–2 1–2 3–1 4–3 0–1 1–3 2–0
Molde 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 4–1 1–1 5–0 5–1 2–3 3–2 1–4 4–0 0–0
Odd 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–3 4–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1
Rosenborg 4–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–3
Sandefjord 4–0 2–5 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 3–2 5–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2
Sarpsborg 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 5–2 6–1 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–3 3–2
Stabæk 1–0 0–4 0–1 5–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1
Strømsgodset 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 5–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–3
Tromsø 1–2 2–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Viking 3–1 3–2 3–1 7–3 2–0 2–0 3–4 3–2 1–5 4–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–4 1–1
Vålerenga 3–1 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–4 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–3 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2
Source: Football Association of Norway (in Norwegian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs

The 14th-placed team in Eliteserien will face the winners of the First Division promotion play-offs over two legs to decide who will play in Eliteserien next season.

6 December 202319:00 CET
Kristiansund0–2Vålerenga
Report Håkans 65'
Juklerød 86'
Kristiansund Stadion, KristiansundAttendance: 4,042Referee: Rohit Saggi 10 December 202317:00 CET
Vålerenga0–2 (a.e.t.)Kristiansund
Report Rakneberg 76'
Broholm 82'
Penalties
Børven soccer ball with check mark
Bjørdal soccer ball with check mark
Ofkir soccer ball with check mark
Ilić soccer ball with check mark
Borchgrevink soccer ball with red X
4–5 soccer ball with check mark Stokke
soccer ball with check mark Willumsson
soccer ball with check mark Broholm
soccer ball with check mark Ulvestad
soccer ball with check mark Aasbak
Intility Arena, OsloAttendance: 10,459Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen

2–2 on aggregate. Kristiansund won 5–4 on penalties.

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 3 December 2023
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Norway Amahl Pellegrino Bodø/Glimt 24
2 Norway Bård Finne Brann 16
3 Nigeria Akor Adams Lillestrøm 15
Cameroon Faris Moumbagna Bodø/Glimt
Norway Vegard Erlien Tromsø
6 Norway Thomas Lehne Olsen Lillestrøm 14
7 Norway Zlatko Tripić Viking 13
8 Iraq Danilo Al-Saed Sandefjord 11
9 Norway Lars-Jørgen Salvesen Viking 10

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Norway Amahl Pellegrino Bodø/Glimt Stabæk 4–0 (H) 16 April 2023
Nigeria Akor Adams Lillestrøm Stabæk 3–1 (H) 4 June 2023
Norway Eric Kitolano Molde Sarpsborg 5–1 (H) 22 July 2023
Norway Amahl Pellegrino Bodø/Glimt Vålerenga 4–2 (H) 24 September 2023
Norway Jo Inge Berget Sarpsborg Rosenborg 5–2 (H) 8 October 2023

League attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Brann 228,056 16,832 11,603 15,204 +45.8%1
2 Rosenborg 211,473 21,266 10,705 14,098 +7.7%†
3 Viking 193,841 15,900 9,477 12,923 +30.4%†
4 Vålerenga 158,123 16,556 7,578 10,542 +21.6%†
5 Lillestrøm 112,555 10,540 5,823 7,504 +11.3%†
6 Bodø/Glimt 103,216 8,244 5,832 6,881 +16.0%†
7 Molde 100,213 10,730 5,431 6,681 +4.6%†
8 Strømsgodset 81,504 7,014 4,385 5,434 +11.6%†
9 Aalesund 78,017 9,050 4,042 5,201 −5.1%†
10 Odd 77,406 8,331 3,844 5,160 +13.8%†
11 Haugesund 74,755 8,210 3,416 4,984 +27.7%†
12 Sarpsborg 73,987 8,022 3,574 4,932 +3.2%†
13 Tromsø 72,683 6,691 2,910 4,846 +61.3%†
14 HamKam 62,566 6,500 2,945 4,171 −7.2%2
15 Sandefjord 58,015 6,598 2,689 3,868 +16.1%†
16 Stabæk 50,922 4,938 2,214 3,395 +55.0%1
League total 1,737,332 21,266 2,214 7,239 +26.7%†

Updated to games played on 3 December
Source: nifs.no
Notes:
1: Team played last season in 1. divisjon.
2: Reduced capacity for parts of the season due to construction work.

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