2016 2. divisjon

The 2016 2. divisjon (referred to as PostNord-ligaen for sponsorship reasons) was a Norwegian football third-tier league season. The league consisted of 56 teams divided into 4 groups of 14 teams.

2. divisjon
Season2016
ChampionsTromsdalen, Elverum, Florø, Arendal
Top goalscorerEndre Kupen (26 goals)
2015
2017

In February 2016 it was announced a change in format, starting in the 2017 season, that would reduce the number of groups from four to two. Therefore, the winners of the four groups will be promoted to the 1. divisjon, while the bottom seven teams in each groups will be relegated to the 3. divisjon.

The league was played as a double round-robin tournament, where all teams played 26 matches. The first round was be played on 9 April 2016, while the last round was played on 22 October 2016.[1]

League tables

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tromsdalen (P) 26 21 4 1 71 19 +52 67 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Finnsnes 26 16 8 2 52 22 +30 56
3 Skeid 26 15 7 4 57 29 +28 52
4 Grorud 26 15 6 5 63 39 +24 51
5 Follo 26 12 5 9 48 39 +9 41
6 Kjelsås 26 11 8 7 38 34 +4 41
7 Alta 26 12 4 10 58 44 +14 40
8 Harstad (R) 26 8 7 11 45 51 6 31 Relegation to 3. divisjon
9 Senja (R) 26 7 8 11 34 41 7 29
10 Oppsal (R) 26 8 5 13 36 53 17 29
11 Stabæk 2 (R) 26 7 4 15 37 54 17 25
12 Ullern (R) 26 4 6 16 28 51 23 18
13 Tromsø 2 (R) 26 5 3 18 40 68 28 18
14 Mo (R) 26 3 1 22 31 94 63 10
Source: nifs.no; nrksport.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Elverum (P) 26 20 4 2 68 13 +55 64 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 HamKam 26 16 8 2 63 27 +36 56
3 Hønefoss 26 12 6 8 49 35 +14 42
4 Brumunddal 26 12 6 8 32 33 1 42
5 Nybergsund-Trysil 26 11 7 8 52 45 +7 40
6 Byåsen 26 12 4 10 44 49 5 40
7 Nardo 26 11 6 9 28 36 8 39
8 Stjørdals-Blink (R) 26 12 2 12 53 40 +13 38 Relegation to 3. divisjon
9 Brattvåg (R) 26 11 5 10 41 37 +4 38
10 Strindheim (R) 26 8 6 12 50 60 10 30
11 Gjøvik-Lyn (R) 26 7 7 12 27 44 17 28
12 Molde 2 (R) 26 6 7 13 42 49 7 25
13 Rosenborg 2 (R) 26 6 2 18 31 66 35 20
14 Tynset (R) 26 1 4 21 19 65 46 7
Source: nifs.no; nrksport.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Florø (P) 26 21 4 1 78 22 +56 67 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Nest-Sotra 26 19 4 3 83 26 +57 61
3 Egersund 26 13 4 9 48 28 +20 43
4 Vard Haugesund 26 11 7 8 46 34 +12 40
5 Fana 26 10 9 7 35 29 +6 39
6 Vålerenga 2 26 11 6 9 48 45 +3 39
7 Vidar 26 12 3 11 55 60 5 39
8 Fyllingsdalen (R) 26 9 8 9 46 38 +8 35 Relegation to 3. divisjon
9 Lysekloster (R) 26 10 0 16 40 61 21 30
10 Lørenskog (R) 26 8 4 14 41 49 8 28
11 Frigg (R) 26 7 5 14 37 62 25 26
12 Stord (R) 26 6 6 14 36 65 29 24
13 Sola (R) 26 6 3 17 27 60 33 21
14 Førde (R) 26 4 7 15 29 70 41 19
Source: nifs.no; nrksport.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arendal (P) 26 19 6 1 75 24 +51 63 Promotion to 1. divisjon
2 Bærum 26 14 5 7 55 42 +13 47
3 Notodden 26 13 6 7 55 35 +20 45
4 Vindbjart 26 14 2 10 67 50 +17 44
5 Asker 26 13 4 9 52 44 +8 43
6 Fram Larvik 26 13 2 11 58 46 +12 41
7 Odd 2 26 12 5 9 56 51 +5 41
8 Strømsgodset 2 (R) 26 11 4 11 50 58 8 37 Relegation to 3. divisjon
9 Kvik Halden (R) 26 10 6 10 47 50 3 36
10 Tønsberg (R) 26 10 6 10 38 41 3 36
11 Moss (R) 26 9 8 9 57 55 +2 35
12 Pors Grenland (R) 26 9 2 15 44 71 27 29
13 Ørn-Horten (R) 26 3 2 21 28 78 50 11
14 Fløy (R) 26 3 0 23 37 74 37 9
Source: nifs.no; nrksport.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References

  1. "Hovedterminliste menn 2016" [Main schedule men's football 2016] (PDF). fotball.no. Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
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