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1927–28 FBUs Mesterskabsrække

The 1927–28 FBUs Mesterskabsrække was the 24th season of the Funen Football Championship since its establishment in 1904 under the administration of Fyns Boldspil-Union (FBU), and the 2nd season since the league was renamed to the FBUs Mesterskabsrække.[1] The launch of the season began in the fall of 1927 and the final round of regular league fixtures were played on 29 April 1928 with the play-off promotion/relegation match being held on 13 May 1928.[2] B 1909 were the defending league champions from the 1926–27 season. The league ran simultaneously with the inaugural edition of the 1927–28 Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen i Fodbold, in which three the league's best placed teams from the previous season participated.[1][3] The three highest ranking teams in the final standings would automatically qualify for the 1928–29 Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen i Fodbold.[4][1] All eligible teams in the FBUs Mesterskabsrække including the top placed teams of the 1927–28 FBUs A-række would also participate in the next season of the Funen regional cup tournament, 1928 FBUs Pokalturnering. After the end of the season, the league winner would take part in the 1928 Provinsmesterskabsturneringen.[1][3]

FBUs Mesterskabsrække
DatesFall 1927 – 29 April 1928
(regular season)
13 May 1928 (play-offs)
ChampionsB 1913 (3rd title)
Matches played30
Goals scored163 (5.43 per match)
Total number of matches and goals played does not include the promotion/relegation play-off match.

The winner of the league were B 1913, who secured their third FBU top-flight title.[5][1] During the fall season, B 1913 also secured their third consecutive regional cup title by defeating B 1909 in the 1927 FBUs Pokalturnering final.[5][1] For the second season in a row, BK Marienlyst finished last in the Funen FA's primary football league, and they would therefore be scheduled to play a promotion/relegation play-off match against the winner of the 1927–28 FBUs A-række, the reserve team of B 1909.[2] This season the team managed to lose all 10 league matches, but they won their relegation/promotion play-off match, securing their spot in the next season of FBUs Mesterskabsrække.[1][3] BK Marienlyst would not have been relegated to FBUs A-række regardless of the result of the play-off match, because the winner of the tier 2 league was a reserve team, that was ineligible for promotion to FBUs Mesterskabsrække the following season, where the club's best senior team was playing.[6][7]


Season summaryEdit

The defending league champions from the previous season, B 1909, launched their season with a walkover game against the team, that finished last in the prior season's league standings, Nyborg G&IF. The East Fynian football club were not able to field an entire senior team in their first league away in Odense, and hence B 1909 was awarded a two points victory by the Funen FA with the goalless score of 0–0.[6]

In the spring season af 1928, B 1909 was left behind early in the run for the league championship, which ended up being fought between the two other Odense teams, B 1913 and Odense BK.[3] In one of the decisive league matches in the last part of the season, B 1913 played against Odense BK on 22 April 1928.[8] The referee of the game, Remtoft from Copenhagen, did not get on good terms with the 1,800 spectators, was criticised for the handling of the game, and both the players and the spectators in different ways contributed to a bad atmosphere during the match.[3][8] After the refereee dismissed one player, the commotion culminated with the referee expulsing a second player in the second half, Odense BK's best player during the match Otto Eriksen, from the game.[3][8] This resulted in B 1913 scoring an additional two goals in the second half, securing a 3–0 victory, and gaining an one-point lead in the league standings just ahead of Odense BK.[3][8]

B 1913 almost jeopardised the championship lead, when playing in Svendborg against Svendborg BK on 29 April 1928.[9] Svendborg BK was leading their home match 2–0 in the first half, before B 1909 managed to score three goals with a determined final sprint in the second half, securing a 3–2 win and hence the Funen League Championship title.[3] Had Svendborg BK won the match, Odense BK would have obtained the league championship, while a tie would have meant that a replay match would be played to decided the championship between Odense BK and B 1913.[3] Although the old tournament, Landsfodboldturneringen, had been dissolved last season, the provincial championship tournament was continued, and as the winner of the league, B 1913 qualified for the 1928 Provinsmesterskabsturneringen played after the ordinary league season.[3] BK Marienlyst did not manage to obtain any points during the season by losing all their league matches, but won their very last game of the season, which was an insignificant promotion/relegation play-off match against winner of the 1927–28 FBUs A-række, the reserve team of B 1909, who was eligible for promotion this season.[6][7][9]


League tableEdit

A total of six teams were contesting the league, all 6 sides from the 1926–27 season. Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal average unless this concerned the Funen Championship, qualification for the national championship tournament or qualification for promotion/relegation play-offs, in which case replay matches would be scheduled.[3] The team with the most points were crowned champions, while the team with the least points would enter a promotion/relegation play-off.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 B 1913 (C) 10 9 0 1 48 17 2.824 18 Qualification for the 1928 Provinsmesterskabsturneringen, semi-finals & 1928–29 Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen
2 Odense BK 10 8 1 1 41 17 2.412 17 Qualification for the 1928–29 Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen
3 B 1909 10 5 1 4 25 21 1.190 11[a]
4 Svendborg BK 10 3 2 5 22 26 0.846 8
5 Nyborg G&IF 10 3 0 7 13 37 0.351 6[a]
6 BK Marienlyst (O) 10 0 0 10 14 45 0.311 0 Qualification to the Promotion/Relegation play-offs
Updated to match(es) played on 29 August 2017. Source: [10][1][5][6][3]
Rules for classification: 1) Points
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.
  1. ^ a b The match between B 1909 and Nyborg G&IF was originally scheduled to take place on 2 October 1927 at B 1909's home ground, but the away team Nyborg G&IF could not field a whole team of players and the game was therefore not played. Fyns Boldspil-Union (FBU) awarded Boldklubben 1909 the game as a 2 points victory with the score 0–0!.

Results tableEdit

Regular team line-up of B 1913, the winners of the 1927/28-season of FBUs Mesterskabsrække, and the board members of 1928. Back row (standing from left to right): Martin Petersen, Knud Lindegaard, Harry Christensen, Poul Espe, Richard Rasmussen, Albert Fischer, Børge Jensen, Carl Hansen (nicknamed Flade Carl), Chr. Larsen, Johs. Bundegaard (reserve player), Frederik Johansen, Kaj Seebach. Front row (sitting from left to right): L.M. Fischer (vice chairman), Ejnar Hansen (treasurer), Th. Frederiksen (chairman), Alex Petersen, Steffen Henriksen.[5][3]
Home \ Away B09 B13 BKM NGI OBK SBK
B 1909 1–2 8–6 w/o[m 1] 2–3 1–0
B 1913 3–2 3–0
BK Marienlyst 1–3
Nyborg G&IF 0–4 1–0
Odense BK 4–2
Svendborg BK 2–2 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 29 August 2017. Source: [6][3][9][8]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.
  1. ^ The match between B 1909 and Nyborg G&IF was originally scheduled to take place on 2 October 1927 at B 1909's home ground, but the away team Nyborg G&IF could not field a whole team of players and the game was therefore not played. Fyns Boldspil-Union (FBU) awarded Boldklubben 1909 the game as a 2 points victory with the score 0–0!.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

B 1909's top scorer in the league became Creutz Jensen with 11 goals followed by Hans Pedersen with 5 goals.[6]

Rank Player Club Goals
  Creutz Jensen B 1909 11
  Hans Pedersen B 1909 5


Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Creutz Jensen4 B 1909 BK Marienlyst 8–6 (H) 23 October 1927 [6]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Promotion/Relegation play-offsEdit

BK Marienlyst, who at this point in their history were located at Skibhusvej, finished last in the league and was scheduled to participate in the promotion/relegation play-off at Odense Boldklubs football field at Munke Mose in Odense against the winner of the 1927–28 FBUs A-række, the reserve team of B 1909, for a spot in the next season of the FBUs Mesterskabsrække.[10][1][6][2] The Sunday match did not gather overwhelmingly great support and the excitement surrounding the play-off match was lacking; regardless of the final result, BK Marienlyst would not be relegated, because B 1909's reserve team could not be promoted to the premier division under Funen FA.[6][7]

The BK Marienlyst team was played in white shirts and red shorts, while the B 1909 reserves were playing in red shirts and white shorts.[7] Although the match victory to BK Marienlyst was narrow, it was not a proper reflection of the strength of the two teams during the match.[2] BK Marienlyst was dominant throughout the match with several goal opportunities, and the victory would have been larger, if the team had not taken it easy after increasing their lead to 4–2 in the second period - having finished the first half with the score 2–1.[2][7] The physical aspect was more prominent than the technical aspect during the game.[7] The B 1909's reserves utilized the relaxed play after BK Marienlyst's last goal to score an additional goal by having an elevated pressure against the Marienlyst goal post in the last minutes of the match.[2]

BK Marienlyst4 – 3B 1909 (reserves)
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OB's Bane at Munke Mose, Odense

BK Marienlyst won the play-off match. Both clubs remained in their respective tiers for the 1928/29–season regardless of the result.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Johannes Gandil (1935). "Danmarksmesterskabsturneringens Tilblivelse; Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen 1927–28; Provinsmesterskabsturneringen 1928; Danmarksmesterskabsturneringen 1928–29; Fyns Boldspil-Union (1927–28; F.B.U.s Turneringsvindere 1904–37)". Dansk Fodbold (in Danish) (1 ed.). Copenhagen: Sportsbladets Forlag. pp. 196, 198–200, 205–207, 623, 632.
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  9. ^ a b c "Sport : Fodbold : Den fynske Turnering endt". (in Danish). Vestjyllands Social-Demokrat (Esbjerg) via Mediestream - en service fra Statsbiblioteket. 1 May 1928. p. 7.
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