The surprise package (so far!) of the 2017 Eliteserien campaign, Sarpsborg 08 are a club with a fascinating history. Founded in 2008, the club are the result of a long, complex and controversial amalgamation of many local teams from years gone by. Read the full history.
The club have found themselves on the radar of many British football fans following the surprise appointment of Brian Deane as manager in 2012. After steering the club to top-flight safety and a Norwegian Cup semi-final appearance, Deane moved on and was replaced by Geir Bakke.
Sarpsborg’s tiny stadium holds just a few thousand people and is within easy walking distance of the town centre.