This is top division in Norwegian football and contains 16 teams. It`s founded in 1937 year and suffers a lot of transformations during the years. Nowadays each team plays 30 matches for one season. Meets every other team from the division in two matches – one “home” and one “away” and are ranked in seasonal table according to points they won, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head results. The winner of the championship, qualifies for UEFA Champion League, the 2nd and the 3rd team in end-season table are qualified for UEFA Europa League where also participate the winner of the Norwegian Cup. Last two teams from end-season table are directly relegated to lower Norwegian football division named 1.Division and their places are taken from top two clubs from 1.Division. The team ranked on 14th place in Eliteserien is playing play-off against 3rd team from 1.Division.