1927 KBUs Pokalturnering

The 1927 KBUs Pokalturnering (Unofficial English translation: 1927 KBU Cup, 1927 Copenhagen Cup) was the 18th edition of the regional tournament, KBUs Pokalturnering, the highest senior cup competition organised by the Copenhagen FA (KBU). The tournament was held in the fall of 1927 with B.93 as the defending cup champions. The season was launched on 28 August 1927 with the two matches featuring three of the lowest placed league teams from the previous season. BK Frem won the 1927 edition by defeating the previous season's cup champions, Østerbro-based B.93, 3–2 in the final after 3–0 lead halfway through the second half and an overall even match, played at Københavns Idrætspark on 6 November 1927, which was the BK Frem's second cup title in the tournament after seven appearances in the finals.[2][3][4] The 8 participants in the tournament included the six members of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække and the two highest placed teams from the 1926–27 KBUs A-række.

1927 KBUs Pokalturnering
1927 KBU Cup
Dates28 August – 6 November 1927
Championship venueKøbenhavns Idrætspark, Copenhagen
Defending championsB.93 (1926)
ChampionsBK Frem (2nd title)
Matches played8
Goals scored50 (6.25 per match)
Attendance40,000 (5,000 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Børge Mørch
Pauli Jørgensen
(5 goals each)
Total matches and goals played include replays
The Handelsstandens BK players showcasing the experimental squad numbers before the first round match against Østerbros BK.[1]
Match action during the 1927 KBUs Pokalturnering final — showing BK Frem's back Carl Johansen at work. Behind him, B.93's forward, Børge Mørch, with BK Frem's goalkeeper Niels Hansen on his knees.

The team line-up of Kjøbenhavns BK in the cup match against Akademisk BK consisted mostly of young and newly promoted senior players.[5][6][7] The winners, Handelsstandens BK, of the 1926–27 KBUs A-række, the second-tier league under the Kjøbenhavns Boldspil-Union, managed to get past the first round by defeating the runners-up of the Copenhagen second highest league, Østerbros BK, before eventually being eliminated by B.93 in the second round.[2][4]

The first round match between Østerbros BK and Handelsstandens BK at Københavns Idrætspark (Idrætsparkens Fodboldbane), for the first time in Danish football, featured the squad numbers 1–22 on white squares, which were placed high on the back of all the outfield players and on the chest of the goalkeepers — numbers 1–11 were carried by the players of Handelsstandens BK, while numbers 12–22 were carried by the Østerbros BK players.[8][9][10] The reform experiment, receiving mixed reviews by the local newspapers, was meant as a service for the spectators nothing familiar with individual players, who were listed next to their numbers in the matchday programme.[8][9][10][1][11] The Nationaltidende's journalist argued that the numbers were too hard to spot on the players located farthest away and wearing long-striped jerseys using multiple colours.[1] The many double-digit numbers only made it harder to see, and 2 times 1–11 would suffice.[1] The writer for Berlingske Tidende deemed the experiment a success, finding that the numbers were large and clear and easy to read, requesting that the idea be tried again in front of a larger audience.[11] The usage of numbered player jerseys at an official Danish game took place shortly after the first attempt had been made at an unofficial preparation match in English football featured Chelsea F.C. players.[12]


Team Qualification
B.93 Winners of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
B 1903 Runners-up of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
Akademisk BK 3rd place of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
BK Frem 4th place of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
Kjøbenhavns BK 5th place of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
BK Fremad Amager 6th place of the 1926–27 KBUs Mesterskabsrække
Handelsstandens BK Winners of the 1926–27 KBUs A-række
Østerbros BK Runners-up of the 1926–27 KBUs A-række



Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
4 September 1927
Akademisk BK3
9 October 1927
Kjøbenhavns BK2
Akademisk BK3
28 August 1927
BK Frem5
BK Frem4
6 November 1927
BK Fremad Amager3
28 August 1927
BK Frem3
Østerbros BK3
23 October 1927
Handelsstandens BK4
Handelsstandens BK0
4 Sep and 10 Oct 1927
B 190320


Akademisk BK3–2Kjøbenhavns BK
  • Gabriel Ejrnæs   7', 9', 74'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lauritz Andersen

BK Frem4–3BK Fremad Amager
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Vilhelm Jørgensen (B 1903)

Østerbros BK3–4Handelsstandens BK
  • Albert Neubert   43' (pen.)
  • William Nicolaisen   47'
  • Ingvald Sørensen   64'
  • Henning Nielsen   15', 19'
  • Ejner Nielsen   17'
  • Ole Olsen   80'
Attendance: A few hundred
Referee: Poul Dreiøe (B.93)

B.932–2B 1903
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Otto Remke (Akademisk BK)
1st Replay
B.932–0B 1903
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Lauritz Andersen


Akademisk BK3–5BK Frem
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Peter Remtoft (Copenhagen)

Handelsstandens BK0–12B.93
B.93's Bane at Øster Allé and St. James's Church, Østerbro
Attendance: 500
Referee: Valdemar Nilsson

Cup FinalEdit

Match summaryEdit

Winners of the KBUs Pokalturnering 1927 — regular team line-up of BK Frem: Standing: Robert Jensen, Svend Hansen, Pauli Jørgensen, Kaj Uldaler, Carl Stoltz. Kneeling: Kaj Esdal, Kay Madsen, Eiler Holm. Sitting: Carl Johansen, Niels Hansen, Knud Christophersen.[29]

The match was refereed by Lauritz Andersen (previously affiliated with BK Velo), who had previously refereed two quarterfinal matches in this season's cup tournament and previous season's cup final.[30] The final match was played at Københavns Idrætspark for the fifteenth time in the tournament's history, on 6 November 1927. The draw concerning the right to choose the starting half on the football field was won by BK Frem's captain Pauli Jørgensen, over the opposing team captain Fritz Tarp (B.93), selecting the goal facing the west side, towards Øster Allé — the choice did not play any significant role during the match as there were no considerable sunlight or wind.[30] The field was reportedly very soft and during the first half, a short-lived breeze fell.[30]

The match, which was delayed 5 minutes, started at a high pace.[30] The first goal was conceived after only 5 minutes by BK Frem's Svend Hansen, when his shot from the right side of the field hit the right goal post projecting inside the net just next to the left goalpost, outside the reach of the 93's goalkeeper, Svend Jensen.[30] The 1–0 lead energizes the BK Frem players, but several attempts do not materialise into an additional goal.[30] After getting an accident with his knee in the 11th minute, BK Frem's Knud Christophersen have to temporarily leave the football field for three minutes to recover.[30] B.93 gets the upper hand with many and the most dangerous attacks with goals prevented safely by the BK Frem goalkeeper, Niels Hansen, while BK Frem are sentenced to several fouls committed in this period.[30] Unexpected, forward Carl Stoltz increase BK Frem's lead to 2–0 upon a powerful kick with him left foot towards the right goal post, placing a renewed pressure on the B.93 players.[30]

The second half took place mostly on the BK Frem's half of the field, where the B.93 players struggled to void the lead made by BK Frem.[30] After several B.93 attempts at the beginning of the second half, BK Frem gets an opportunity in the 63rd minute.[3] BK Frem's forward Robert Jensen shots the ball over Svend Jensen's head, hitting the right goal post farthest away, and bouncing into the goal net near the left goal post, increasing the lead to 3–0 – almost identical to the first BK Frem goal made in the first half.[30] B.93 decided to regroup, placing three of their players, Fritz Tarp as left innerwing, Børge Mørch as left half and Helge Scharff as right back, in positions, that they are not used to playing.[30] B.93 is awarded a corner on the left side after an error committed by BK Frem's defender, Eiler Holm.[30] The following corner kick ends up at Kaj Plaugmann, who makes one single move, and then shots the ball into the roof of the goal with his left foot, finally giving B.93 a goal in the match 4 minutes after BK Frem's last goal, reducing the overall score to 3–1.[30][3] For the remaining part of the second half, there are almost continuous attacks by the B.93's players.[30] With two minutes remaining of the match, B.93 gets their second and the last goal of an overall even match, once again made by Kaj Plaugmann.[30]

BK Frem hence won the 1927 edition of the KBUs Pokalturnering, and were crowned Copenhagen Cup Champions (Danish: KBU pokalmestre), by defeating the previous season's cup champions, B.93, 3–2 in the final after 3–0 lead almost two-thirds into the match, which was the BK Frem's second championship in the tournament after seven appearances in the final.[2][3][4] B.93's forward Børge Mørch and BK Frem's Pauli Jørgensen were highlighted as the best players on the field — though they did not score, they created the opportunities for their colleagues.[30] The Valby-team players celebrated the win in the evening at the Centralbanehotellet situated on Halmtorvet.[30]

Match detailsEdit

B.932–3BK Frem
  • Kaj Plaugmann   68', 88'
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Lauritz Andersen
BK Frem[29]
GK Svend Jensen
DF Fritz Tarp (c)
DF Charles Jensen
MF Poul Zølck
MF Poul Jensen
MF Helge Scharff
FW Kaj Plaugmann
FW Michael Rohde
FW Børge Mørch
FW Anthon Olsen
FW Georg Hansen
GK Niels Hansen
DF Carl Johansen
DF Knud Christophersen
MF Eiler Holm
MF Kay Madsen
MF Kaj Esdal
FW Robert Jensen
FW Svend Hansen
FW Pauli Jørgensen (c)
FW Kaj Uldaler
FW Carl Stoltz

Match rules[32][33]



Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Børge Mørch B.93 5
  Pauli Jørgensen BK Frem
3   Kaj Plaugmann B.93 3
  Anthon Olsen B.93
  Georg Hansen B.93
  Michael Rohde B.93
  Gabriel Ejrnæs Akademisk BK
8   Carl Stoltz BK Frem 2
  Henri Olsen BK Frem
  Eyolf Kleven Akademisk BK
  Orla Rasmussen BK Fremad Amager
  Henning Nielsen Handelsstandens BK


Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Gabriel Ejrnæs Akademisk BK Kjøbenhavns BK 3–2 (N) 4 September 1927 [6][7]
  Pauli Jørgensen BK Frem Akademisk BK 5–3 (N) 9 October 1927 [3][21]
  Børge Mørch5 B.93 Handelsstandens BK 12–0 (N) 23 October 1927 [4]
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
1   Svend Jensen B.93 2 [20][26][21][28]


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