|Goals scored||708 (2.95 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Mostafa Abdellaoue|
|Biggest home win||Rosenborg 7-0 Odd Grenland|
(29 August 2011)
|Biggest away win||Stabæk 0–7 Lillestrøm|
(20 March 2011)
|Highest scoring||Rosenborg 3-6 Brann|
(30 October 2011)
|Longest winning run||5 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||10 games|
|Longest winless run||21 games|
|Longest losing run||7 games|
Rosenborg 0–1 Haugesund
(16 May 2011)
Sogndal 3–1 Haugesund
(16 June 2011)
|Average attendance||7,990 1.5%|
The 2011 Tippeligaen was the 66th completed season of top division football in Norway. The competition began on 20 March 2011 and ended on 27 November 2011. Rosenborg were the defending champions, having secured their twenty-second League Championship on 24 October 2010.
At the end of the season, Sarpsborg 08 and Start were relegated to the 2012 1. divisjon, due to having finished in the bottom two positions in the standings. There was no two-legged promotion playoff this season.
On 30 October 2011, Molde became champions with two games to spare after their only remaining challenger, Rosenborg, lost 3-6 to Brann in the 28th round of the series. The trophy is their first ever league championship.
Kongsvinger and Sandefjord were relegated at the end of the 2010 Tippeligaen season after finishing in the bottom two places of the league table. Sandefjord ended a two-year tenure at the highest football level of Norway, while Kongsvinger returned to the 1. divisjon after just one season. They were replaced by 2010 1. divisjon champions Sogndal and runners-up Sarpsborg 08. Sogndal returned to the Tippeligaen after a six-year hiatus, while Sarpsborg 08 made its debut at the Norwegian top-level league.
Hønefoss as 14th-placed Tippeligaen team had to compete in a relegation/promotion playoff with the 1. divisjon teams ranked third through fifth (Fredrikstad, Løv-Ham and Ranheim) for one spot in the 2011 Tippeligaen. This spot was taken by Fredrikstad, who defeated Hønefoss 8–1 on aggregate in the playoff finals and returned to Norway's top flight after just one season. In turn, Hønefoss had to return to the 1. divisjon, also after just one season.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment||Table|
|Rosenborg||Nils Arne Eggen||End of contract||31 December 2010||Pre-Season||Jan Jönsson||1 January 2011||Pre-Season|
|Stabæk||Jan Jönsson||Signed by Rosenborg BK||31 December 2010||Pre-Season||Jörgen Lennartsson||1 January 2011||Pre-Season|
|Molde||Uwe Rösler||End of contract||31 December 2010||Pre-Season||Ole Gunnar Solskjær||1 January 2011||Pre-Season|
|Start||Knut Tørum||Resigned||22 June 2011||15th||Mons Ivar Mjelde||12 July 2011||14th|
|Lillestrøm||Henning Berg||Sacked||27 October 2011||12th||Petter Belsvik (caretaker)||27 October 2011||12th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Molde (C)||30||17||7||6||54||38||+16||58||2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||Tromsø||30||15||8||7||56||34||+22||53||2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]|
|3||Rosenborg||30||14||7||9||69||44||+25||49||2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[b]|
|9||Aalesund||30||12||7||11||36||38||−2||43||2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]|
|10||Stabæk||30||11||6||13||44||50||−6||39||2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[b]|
|15||Start (R)||30||7||5||18||39||61||−22||26||Relegation to 1. divisjon|
|16||Sarpsborg 08 (R)||30||5||6||19||31||65||−34||21|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Positions by round
|Home \ Away||AAL||SKB||FFK||HAU||LSK||MFK||ODD||RBK||S08||SIL||STB||IKS||SIF||TIL||VIK||VIF|
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