The Kniksen Award, established in 1990, honors the best players in the Norwegian football premiership. The award is named after the legendary Norwegian football player Roald Jensen, nicknamed "Kniksen". A jury composed of players, leaders and officials in the Tippeligaen and choose the winners in each category. All the nominees must play in the Norwegian top division; the player's nationality does not matter. The categories are: Goalkeeper of the Year Defender of the Year Midfielder of the Year Striker of the Year Coach of the Year Referee of the YearIn 2006, two further categories were awarded: Young player of the year, 1. Divisjon player of the year; this is awarded to the best Norwegian player of the year. The Kniksen of the year award was replaced by "Gullballen" in 2014; the player can be won by both female and male players. The Kniksen's honour award is awarded to a person or a team, who have made a great contribution to Norwegian football; this award can be considered a lifetime achievement award, is recognized as Norwegian football's most prestigious award.
The Kniksen's honour award was not awarded in 2005 or 2006, but was resumed in 2007. The main awards were presented annually at Idrettsgallaen at Hamar in January, but in 2007, all Kniksen awards were presented at a separate award show in November. 1990Goalkeeper of the Year: Einar Rossbach, Tromsø IL Defender of the Year: Per-Ove Ludvigsen, Fyllingen Fotball Midfielder of the Year: Per Egil Ahlsen, SK Brann Striker of the Year: Tore André Dahlum, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Erik Thorstvedt, Tottenham Hotspur Kniksen's honour award: Not Awarded1991Goalkeeper of the Year: Frode Grodås, Lillestrøm SK Defender of the Year: Pål Lydersen, IK Start Midfielder of the Year: Øyvind Leonhardsen, Molde FK Striker of the Year: Gøran Sørloth, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Benny Lennartsson, Viking FK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Rune Bratseth, Werder Bremen Kniksen's honour award: Terje Kojedal, Ham-Kam and Sverre Brandhaug, Rosenborg BK1992Goalkeeper of the Year: Ola By Rise, Rosenborg BK Defender of the Year: Roger Nilsen, Viking FK Midfielder of the Year: Erik Mykland, IK Start Striker of the Year: Gøran Sørloth, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Per Brogeland, Kongsvinger IL Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Rune Bratseth, Werder Bremen Kniksen's honour award: Egil "Drillo" Olsen, Manager Norway and Per Egil Ahlsen, Fredrikstad FK1993Goalkeeper of the Year: Frode Grodås, Lillestrøm SK Defender of the Year: Tore Pedersen, SK Brann Midfielder of the Year: Øyvind Leonhardsen, Rosenborg BK Striker of the Year: Mons Ivar Mjelde, Lillestrøm SK Coach of the Year: Trond Sollied, FK Bodø/Glimt Referee of the Year: Roy Helge Olsen, SFK Lyn Kniksen of the Year: Egil "Drillo" Olsen, Manager Norway Kniksen's honour award: Norway women's national football team1994Goalkeeper of the Year: Thomas Myhre, Viking FK Defender of the Year: Pål Lydersen, IK Start Midfielder of the Year: Erik Mykland, IK Start Striker of the Year: Harald Martin Brattbakk, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Rune Bratseth, Werder Bremen Kniksen's honour award: Per Ravn Omdal President, Norwegian Football Association and Rune Bratseth, Werder Bremen1995Goalkeeper of the Year: Morten Bakke, Molde FK Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Ståle Solbakken, Lillestrøm SK Striker of the Year: Harald Martin Brattbakk, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Hege Riise, Norway Kniksen's honour award: Ola By Rise, Rosenborg BK1996Goalkeeper of the Year: Jørn Jamtfall, Rosenborg BK Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Trond Egil Soltvedt, Rosenborg BK Striker of the Year: Mons Ivar Mjelde, SK Brann Coach of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Manchester United Kniksen's honour award: Erik Thorstvedt, Viking FK1997Goalkeeper of the Year: Frode Olsen, Stabæk IF Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Bent Skammelsrud, Rosenborg BK Striker of the Year: Harald Martin Brattbakk, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Dag Vidar Kristoffersen, Strømsgodset IF Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, manager Rosenborg BK Kniksen's honour award: Rosenborg BK1998Goalkeeper of the Year: Frode Olsen, Stabæk IF Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Roar Strand, Rosenborg BK Striker of the Year: Sigurd Rushfeldt, Rosenborg BK Coach of the Year: Trond Sollied, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Tore André Flo, Chelsea F.
C. Kniksen's honour award: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy1999Goalkeeper of the Year: Frode Olsen, Stabæk IF Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Magnus Svensson, Viking FK Striker of the Year: Rune Lange, Tromsø IL Coach of the Year: Nils Arne Eggen, Rosenborg BK Referee of the Year: Rune Pedersen, SK Sprint-Jeløy Kniksen of the Year: Henning Berg, Manchester United Kniksen's honour award: Nils Johan Semb, Jostein Flo 2000Goalkeeper of the Year: Emille Baron, Lillestrøm SK Defender of the Year: Erik Hoftun, Rosenborg BK Midfielder of the Year: Ørjan Berg, Ro
Eliteserien is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Norwegian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 1. Divisjon. Seasons run from March to November with each team playing 30 matches. Most games are played on Sunday evenings. Eliteserien was founded in 1937 as Norgesserien, the first season was the 1937–38 season; the structure and organisation of Eliteserien along with Norway's other football leagues have undergone frequent changes right up to the present day. Starting with the 2017 season the league is called Eliteserien after NFF decided to drop the sponsor name from the name of the league after the 2016 season; the broadcasting rights were in December 2015 secured by Discovery Networks who signed a six-year deal giving them rights to broadcast all the 240 games in Eliteserien from 2017 to 2023. The deal was worth; the league generates NOK 400 million per year in domestic television rights.
Sixteen clubs have won the title since the inception of the league in 1937: Rosenborg, Viking, Lillestrøm, Vålerenga, Larvik Turn, Lyn, Strømsgodset, Fram Larvik, Moss and Stabæk. In 2010, Rosenborg became, still remain, the only club to complete an Eliteserien campaign without losing a single game; the record of most points in a season is 71 by Molde in 2014. Since its establishment as a one-group top flight in 1963, forty-seven clubs have competed in Eliteserien. Before 1937, there was no national league competition in Norway. Starting in 1937–38, the various regional leagues in Southern Norway were aligned into eight districts, with a championship playoff between the winners to crown a national champion; this competition was called Norgesserien. In the early years, the top flight teams were divided into eleven groups from eight districts; the league champion was decided in either a knockout tournament or a final between the winners of these groups. Fredrikstad was the first champions of the league, winning the 1937–38 season.
They won the two-legged final against Lyn 4–0 on aggregate. Fredrikstad defended their title in the 1938–39 season. From the 1937–38 season and until the beginning of World War II, the teams were divided into eight district groups. There were plans at the time to merge the district leagues into a national competition, but because of World War II, this process was delayed until after the war, although the first post-war season in 1947–48 had eleven district-based groups. In 1948, Hovedserien was created, consisting of the 16 top teams from the district leagues, who were placed into two groups of eight, with the group winners playing a two-legged final for the national championship at the end of the season; this format was in place from the 1948–49 season until 1960–61, when it was decided to merge the two groups into a single top division, have the season follow the calendar year from 1963 onwards. The 1950s were dominated by Larvik Turn. Fredrikstad won their latest league title in 1960–61, which secured their ninth title out of sixteen possible.
Larvik Turn won Hovedserien three times in four seasons from 1955–56. The 1961–62 season was played during 15 months; the teams from the two groups in the 1960–61 top division were put in one group consisting of 16 teams. The 1961–62 season became a transitional season, where the 16 top-flight teams were placed in a single group, playing a season that went on for 15 months and one half of its teams were relegated. Still known as Hovedserien, the 1961–62 season is referred to as Maratonserien due to its unusual length, and was won by Brann. In 1963, a single top division containing ten teams was introduced, the league was renamed 1. Divisjon; the first regular one-league season was played spring-autumn and was won by title defenders Brann in 1963. The league was expanded to 12 teams in 1972. Teams from Northern Norway were not allowed to gain promotion to the top division before 1972, were subject to stricter promotion rules than teams from the rest of Norway until 1979. Viking won the league four consecutive seasons beginning in 1972.
Lillestrøm won back-to-back titles in 1976 and 1977. In 1979 teams from Northern Norway were given the same promotion rights as the rest of the country. In the beginning of the 1980s, Vålerengen were the dominant team, with their titles from 1981, 1983 and 1984. In 1990, the league was renamed Tippeligaen, after Norsk Tipping, the main sponsor of the league since then. However, unofficially the league was still known as 1. Divisjon by most people, and ahead of the 1991-season it was decided to let the second level league of Norwegian football "inherit" the name 1. Divisjon to help Tippeligaen establish as a brand. Rosenborg of Trondheim won the first year the league bore the name Tippeligaen in 1990. Followed by a win by Viking of Stavanger in 1991. In 1992, Rosenborg started a run of 13 consecutive titles. During the first years of Rosenborg's thirteen-year run, they won the league with substantial margins, only challenged by Bodø/Glimt, Lillestrøm and Brann. However, this was narrowing down towards a dramatic finish in 2004, where the Trondheim team tied with Vålerenga of Oslo in game points and on goal difference, but finished ahead on number of goals scored.
However, in 2005 the winning streak came to an end as
Odds Ballklubb known as Odd, is a Norwegian football club from Skien. The football section of a multi-sports club, founded in 1894 nine years after the club's founding. All sports other than football were discontinued and the club became dedicated to football only. Odd plays in the Norwegian top division and holds the record of winning the Norwegian Football Cup the most times with twelve wins, the last coming in 2000; the club was known as Odd Grenland between 1994 and 2012. Founded in 1894, Odd is the oldest football club in Norway; as of 13 May 2017 the club was granted a membership in Club of Pioneers. It became the first Nordic football club to be granted this membership. IF Odd was founded in 1885, is thus one of the older sports clubs in Norway still in existence; the name derives from Viktor Rydberg's novel Seierssverdet, where one of the main characters was a Norwegian athlete called Orvar Odd. In the beginning, IF Odd was focused on gymnastics, had a department for Nordic skiing and track and field.
A department for football, named Odds BK, was founded on 31 March 1894. This was the club's second effort to do so, some time after English workers at nearby Skotfoss brought the game of football to Skien, the city decided to buy a football. Odd is counted as Norway's oldest football team still in existence. Odd started a cooperation with the local club Pors in 1994, changed their names to Odd Grenland and Pors Grenland, in an effort to represent the district of Grenland. In conjunction with the name change, a public limited company named. Pors Grenland withdrew from the cooperation in December 2009, in January 2013 Odd Grenland decided to change its name back to Odds BK because they wanted to be a club for the entire county of Telemark. Odd won the Norwegian Football Cup in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931 and 2000, more than any other team in Norway. In the late 20th century, the men's team struggled in the lower divisions for many years, but made it back to the Tippeligaen in 1999 and stayed there until they were relegated in 2007.
The team had survived relegation twice. In 2007 the team was relegated to the 1. Divisjon after being beaten by Bodø/Glimt in the relegation play-offs. In 2008, with three games still to play, Odd secured the promotion back to the Tippeligaen after winning 4–0 at home against Hødd. On 25 September 2011, Odd player Jone Samuelsen scored what is claimed to be the longest headed goal scored in a match, in a match against Tromsø, when he headed the ball from within his own half of the pitch into Tromsø's open goal, the goalkeeper having come forward for a late corner in the match. Norwegian police were invited to measure the distance, calculated the length as to be 58.13 metres. The home ground is Skagerak Arena. Largest crowd: Approx 12,500 people in 1984 Cup semi-final against Viking, though the official number is 8854; the highest attendance is 12.436, achieved in the 2015 Europa League play-off against Borussia Dortmund. The stadium was rebuilt to hold a capacity of between 13,000 and 14,000, was finished in 2008.
It is named Skagerak Arena after local sponsor Skagerak Energi. As of the 2019 season. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. For season transfers, see transfers winter 2017–18 and transfers summer 2018. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Hovedserien: Runners-up: 1950–51, 1956–57 Norwegian Football Cup: Winners: 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931, 2000 Runners-up: 1902, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1921, 1937, 1960, 2002, 2014 As of 3 August 2017 Notes1Q: First qualifying round 2Q: Second qualifying round 1R: First round PO. Play-off round Lennart Söderberg Tore Andersen Paul Wilson Lars Borgar Waage Tom Nordlie Arne Sandstø Gaute Larsen Ove Flindt-Bjerg Dag-Eilev Fagermo Official website Oddrane supporter club website
Goalkeeper (association football)
The goalkeeper shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport; the goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball; the special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates. The back-pass rule prevents goalkeepers handling direct passes back to them from teammates. Goalkeepers perform goal kicks, give commands to their defense during corner kicks and indirect free kicks, marking. Goalkeepers play an important role in directing on field strategy as they have an unrestricted view of the entire pitch, giving them a unique perspective on play development.
The goalkeeper is the only required position of a team. If they are injured or sent off, a substitute goalkeeper has to take their place, otherwise an outfield player must take the ejected keeper's place in goal. In order to replace a goalkeeper, sent off, a team substitutes an outfield player for the backup keeper, they play the remainder of the match with nine outfield players. If a team does not have a substitute goalkeeper, or they have used all of their permitted substitutions for the match, an outfield player has to take the dismissed goalkeeper's place and wear the goalkeeper shirt; the squad number for a first choice goalkeeper is number 1, although they may wear any jersey number between 1 and 99. Association football, like many sports, has experienced many changes in tactics resulting in the generation and elimination of different positions. Goalkeeper is the only position, certain to have existed since the codification of the sport. In the early days of organised football, when systems were limited or non-existent and the main idea was for all players to attack and defend, teams had a designated member to play as the goalkeeper.
The earliest account of football teams with player positions comes from Richard Mulcaster in 1581 and does not specify goalkeepers. The earliest specific reference to keeping goal comes from Cornish Hurling in 1602. According to Carew: "they pitch two bushes in the ground, some eight or ten foot asunder. One of these is appointed by lots, to the one side, the other to his adverse party. There is assigned for their guard, a couple of their best stopping Hurlers". Other references to scoring goals begin in English literature in the early 16th century. In a 1613 poem, Michael Drayton refers to "when the Ball to throw, And drive it to the Gole, in squadrons forth they goe", it seems inevitable that wherever a game has evolved goals, some form of goalkeeping must be developed. David Wedderburn refers to what has been translated from Latin as to "keep goal" in 1633, though this does not imply a fixed goalkeeper position; the word "goal-keeper" is used in the novel Tom Brown's School Days. The author is here referring to an early form of rugby football: You will see in the first place, that the sixth-form boy, who has the charge of goal, has spread his force so as to occupy the whole space behind the goal-posts, at distances of about five yards apart.
The word "goal-keeper" appeared in the Sheffield Rules of 1867, but the term did not refer to a designated player, but rather to "that player on the defending side who for the time being is nearest to his own goal". The goal-keeper, thus defined, did not enjoy any special handling privileges; the FA's first Laws of the Game of 1863 did not make any special provision for a goalkeeper, with any player being allowed to catch or knock-on the ball. Handling the ball was forbidden in 1870; the next year, 1871, the laws were amended to introduce the goalkeeper and specify that the keeper was allowed to handle the ball "for the protection of his goal". The restrictions on the ability of the goalkeeper to handle the ball were changed several times in subsequent revisions of the laws: 1871: the keeper may handle the ball only "for the protection of his goal". 1873: the keeper may not "carry" the ball. 1883: the keeper may not carry the ball for more than two steps. 1887: the keeper may not handle the ball in the opposition's half.
1901: the keeper may handle the ball for any purpose. 1912: the keeper may handle the ball only in the penalty area. 1931: the keeper may take up to four steps while carrying the ball. 1992: the keeper may not handle the ball after it has been deliberately kicked to him/her by a team-mate. 1997: the keeper may not handle the ball for more than six seconds. Goalkeepers played between the goalposts and had limited mobility, except when trying to save opposition shots. Throughout the years, the role of the goalkeeper has evolved, due to the changes in systems of play, to become more active; the goalkeeper is the only player in association football allowed to use their han
Norway the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres and a population of 5,312,300; the country shares a long eastern border with Sweden. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the Barents Sea. Harald V of the House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg has been prime minister since 2013. A unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the parliament, the cabinet and the supreme court, as determined by the 1814 constitution; the kingdom was established in 872 as a merger of a large number of petty kingdoms and has existed continuously for 1,147 years.
From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the First World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of Second World War. Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities; the Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with both the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, the Nordic Council. Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals; the Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, lumber and fresh water.
The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East; the country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World IMF lists. On the CIA's GDP per capita list which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven, it has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position held between 2001 and 2006, it had the highest inequality-adjusted ranking until 2018 when Iceland moved to the top of the list. Norway ranked first on the World Happiness Report for 2017 and ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, the Democracy Index. Norway has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Norway has two official names: Norge in Noreg in Nynorsk; the English name Norway comes from the Old English word Norþweg mentioned in 880, meaning "northern way" or "way leading to the north", how the Anglo-Saxons referred to the coastline of Atlantic Norway similar to scientific consensus about the origin of the Norwegian language name.
The Anglo-Saxons of Britain referred to the kingdom of Norway in 880 as Norðmanna land. There is some disagreement about whether the native name of Norway had the same etymology as the English form. According to the traditional dominant view, the first component was norðr, a cognate of English north, so the full name was Norðr vegr, "the way northwards", referring to the sailing route along the Norwegian coast, contrasting with suðrvegar "southern way" for, austrvegr "eastern way" for the Baltic. In the translation of Orosius for Alfred, the name is Norðweg, while in younger Old English sources the ð is gone. In the 10th century many Norsemen settled in Northern France, according to the sagas, in the area, called Normandy from norðmann, although not a Norwegian possession. In France normanni or northmanni referred to people of Sweden or Denmark; until around 1800 inhabitants of Western Norway where referred to as nordmenn while inhabitants of Eastern Norway where referred to as austmenn. According to another theory, the first component was a word nór, meaning "narrow" or "northern", referring to the inner-archipelago sailing route through the land.
The interpretation as "northern", as reflected in the English and Latin forms of the name, would have been due to folk etymology. This latter view originated with philologist Niels Halvorsen Trønnes in 1847; the form Nore is still used in placenames such as the village of Nore and lake Norefjorden in Buskerud county, still has the same meaning. Among other arguments in favour of the theor
Bryne Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club from the town of Bryne, founded in 1926. In 2016, the team was relegated from 1. Divisjon, Norwegian football's second highest division, to 2. Divisjon. Bryne spent the majority of their early years playing on a small, rented field next to Bryne Mill, before acquiring the site of their current home ground, Bryne Stadion, at the end of the 1930s. At the time of its inauguration in September 1946, the stadium's grass pitch was one of the largest in the country and a far cry from the 85x55 m dimensions of the Bryne Mill field. Bryne Stadion is used both for football and athletics and has a capacity of 10,000, of which 2,507 are seated; the record attendance is 13,621 paying spectators, achieved when Bryne defeated Viking on 26 May 1980, although as many as 14,500 were estimated to have attended an earlier game between the two rivals, on 9 October 1977. The club considers 13,621 to be the official record since there were only 12,236 paying spectators at this other game.
Bryne have in recent years been working towards a possible redevelopment of their home ground, alternatively the construction of a new stadium elsewhere, in order to increase turnover and conform with the Norwegian Football Association's requirements for hosting top tier football matches. On 14 February 2006, the club presented plans for the Jæren Arena, an 8,688-capacity stadium designed by the architects responsible for Viking Stadion, on 12 December 2006, the club announced that it had obtained finance for the project, slated to cost 150 million NOK; the intended location was on the border between the municipalities of Time, of which Bryne is the administrative centre, Klepp. However, due to difficulties in obtaining a construction permit for the site, regulated for agricultural purposes, the club has opted for a new location about 900 m south of the old ground. Bryne aimed to have the stadium completed in time for the 2008 season; as of 2017, Bryne still plays their matches at Bryne Stadion Bryne placed sixth in 1.
Divisjon in 2007. It was a disappointing season for the club, aiming for Tippeligaen, it was a turbulent season, players left and players were brought in. The players that came in before the season did not manage to set their mark on the club, was loaned out or sold; the season reached its bottom when head coach Magnus Johansson resigned after yet another disappointing appearance, this time against Tromsdalen. Hans Olav Frette, Johansson's predecessor, led the team the rest of the season. Norwegian top flight: Runners-up: 1980, 1982 Norwegian Cup: Winners: 1987 Runners-up: 2001 Greatest home victory: 7–0 vs. Bodø/Glimt, 5 October 1980 Greatest away victory: 5–2 vs. Fredrikstad, 22 August 1976 Heaviest home loss: 0–5 vs. Lillestrøm, 8 July 2001 Heaviest away loss: 0–9 vs. Rosenborg, 15 October 2000 Highest attendance, Bryne Stadion: 13,621 vs. Viking, 26 May 1980 Highest average attendance, season: 6,283, 1977 Most appearances, total: 596, Gabriel Høyland 1970–1986 Most appearances, league: 227, Gabriel Høyland 1970–1986 Most goals scored, total: 274, Johannes Vold 1961–1970 Most goals scored, league: 59, Arne Larsen Økland 1980–1987 As of 29 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. For season transfers, see transfers winter 2017–18. See also: Category:Bryne FK managers Official homepage