The Norwegian football league system, or pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Norway.

2017 system in men's football

As of 2017, the current national league system administered by the NFF is organised as 1–1–2–6, where Eliteserien is the highest level and the First Division the second tier, followed by two groups in the third tier (Second Division) and 6 regional groups in the fourth tier (Third Division). The leagues in the fifth tier (Fourth Division) and below are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations. The regional leagues mostly follow county borders.

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Eliteserien
16 clubs
2 First Division
16 clubs
3 Second Division
Group 1
14 clubs
Second Division
Group 2
14 clubs
4 Third Division
Group 1
14 clubs
Third Division
Group 2
14 clubs
Third Division
Group 3
14 clubs
Third Division
Group 4
14 clubs
Third Division
Group 5
14 clubs
Third Division
Group 6
14 clubs
5–9 The Fourth Division through the Eighth Division are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations.

Promotion and relegation

Division Promotion Relegation
Eliteserien N/A 15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
First Division Winner, runner-up
(3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th in play-off)
15th, 16th
(14th team in play-off)
Second Division Winners in two groups
(Runners-up in play-off)
12th, 13th, 14th in two groups
Third Division Winners in six groups 12th, 13th, 14th in six groups

2021 system in women's football

As of 2021, the league system for the top two divisions in Norwegian women's football is organised like this:[1]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Toppserien
10 clubs
2 First Division
10 clubs
3–6 The Second Division through the Fifth Division are regional divisions administered by the various regional football associations.

Promotion and relegation

Division Promotion Relegation
Toppserien N/A 10th
(9th team in play-off)
First Division Winner
(2nd team in play-off)
9th, 10th

References

  1. ^ "Her er terminlisten for Toppserien i 2021" (in Norwegian). Toppfotball Kvinner. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.