2011–12 in Danish football

The 2011–12 season is the 122nd season of competitive football in Denmark.

Club footballEdit

Domestic footballEdit

SuperligaEdit

The 22nd edition of the Danish Superliga is set to start on 16 July 2011 and end on 25 May 2012.

League tableEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Nordsjælland (C) 33 21 5 7 49 22 +27 68 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Copenhagen 33 19 9 5 55 26 +29 66 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Midtjylland 33 17 7 9 50 40 +10 58 Qualification to Europa League play-off round[a]
4 Horsens 33 17 6 10 53 39 +14 57 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
5 AGF 33 12 12 9 47 40 +7 48 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
6 SønderjyskE 33 11 11 11 48 51 −3 44
7 AaB 33 12 8 13 42 48 −6 44
8 Silkeborg IF 33 11 10 12 51 47 +4 43
9 Brøndby 33 9 9 15 35 46 −11 36
10 OB 33 8 10 15 46 50 −4 34
11 Lyngby Boldklub[b] (R) 33 8 4 21 32 60 −28 28 Relegation to Danish 1st Division
12 HB Køge (R) 33 4 7 22 32 71 −39 19
Source: Danish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Because 2011–12 Danish Cup winners Copenhagen qualified for the Champions League, and runners-up Horsens qualified for the Europa League through league position, the distribution of the Europa League spots reverted to league positions.
  2. ^ Lyngby Boldklub were originally deducted 3 points on 22 September 2011 for failing to have had the contract of former player Lasse Rise approved by the Danish FA, however they appealed the verdict and were returned the 3 points on 19 October 2011


First DivisionEdit

The First Division is set to start on 12 August 2011 and end on 10 June 2012.

League tableEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Esbjerg fB (C) 26 21 3 2 60 19 +41 66 Promotion to Danish Superliga
2 Randers FC (P) 26 15 4 7 38 22 +16 49
3 Vejle Kolding 26 12 8 6 58 32 +26 44
4 Viborg FF 26 10 10 6 45 34 +11 40
5 Brønshøj 26 10 10 6 35 34 +1 40
6 Vestsjælland 26 10 8 8 42 35 +7 38
7 Fredericia 26 9 8 9 33 30 +3 35
8 Skive IK 26 9 7 10 31 41 −10 34
9 Hobro 26 8 9 9 37 35 +2 33
10 Hjørring 26 8 7 11 31 42 −11 31
11 AB 26 7 8 11 32 44 −12 29
12 FC Roskilde (R) 26 8 3 15 28 38 −10 27 Relegation to Danish 2nd Divisions
13 Næstved BK (R) 26 6 4 16 32 51 −19 22
14 Blokhus (R) 26 2 5 19 27 72 −45 11
Source: Danish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Second DivisionEdit

The Second Divisions are set to begin on 7 August 2011 and end on 16 June 2012.

League tablesEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 HIK 30 23 2 5 69 44 +25 71 Qualification to Promotion game
2 Hvidovre IF 30 21 3 6 79 36 +43 66
3 Herlev 30 15 3 12 56 42 +14 48
4 Rishøj BK 30 13 8 9 49 40 +9 47
5 Fremad Amager 30 12 8 10 50 47 +3 44
6 Svebølle B&I 30 12 7 11 54 55 −1 43
7 B 1908 30 11 10 9 37 39 −2 43
8 Nordvest FC 30 10 11 9 46 41 +5 41
9 Elite 3000 30 12 5 13 51 54 −3 41
10 Avarta 30 11 6 13 41 38 +3 39
11 IF Skjold Birkerød 30 11 6 13 41 46 −5 39
12 Søllerød-Vedbæk 30 11 6 13 38 43 −5 39
13 Vanløse IF (R) 30 9 8 13 41 48 −7 35 Relegation to Denmark Series
14 B.93 (R) 30 8 9 13 37 44 −7 33
15 SC Egedal (R) 30 8 8 14 47 50 −3 32
16 BGA (R) 30 1 2 27 21 93 −72 5
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2012. Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Fyn (P) 30 23 3 4 71 21 +50 72 Qualification to Promotion game
2 Næsby BK 30 22 4 4 77 29 +48 70
3 Varde IF 30 14 13 3 42 27 +15 55
4 Thisted FC 30 15 8 7 64 39 +25 53
5 Aarhus Fremad 30 12 10 8 59 43 +16 46
6 Marienlyst 30 12 9 9 56 55 +1 45
7 FC Svendborg 30 10 13 7 50 39 +11 43
8 Skovbakken IK 30 13 2 15 44 50 −6 41
9 LFA 30 10 8 12 47 58 −11 38
10 Kjellerup 30 9 9 12 39 43 −4 36
11 Otterup B&I 30 8 9 13 42 64 −22 33
12 Brabrand 30 8 8 14 36 40 −4 32
13 Aarup BK (R) 30 7 8 15 38 66 −28 29 Relegation to Denmark Series
14 Lindholm IF (R) 30 7 7 16 32 62 −30 28
15 Skjold (R) 30 5 6 19 38 59 −21 21
16 Viby IF (R) 30 4 5 21 27 67 −40 17
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2012. Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

CupEdit

The Cup is scheduled to play its first round matches on 9–11 August 2011 and hold its final on Ascension day, 17 May.

Continental footballEdit

For the first time since the 2000–01 season, two Danish teams would participate in the UEFA Champions League. F.C. Copenhagen qualified for the champions' path's third qualifying round as Danish champions, and OB qualified for the league path's third qualifying round as runners-up.

FC Nordsjælland qualified for the play-offs of the Europa League as cup winners, while Brøndby IF qualified as third in the league for the third qualifying round and FC Midtjylland qualified for the second qualifying round as fourth in the league.

Champions LeagueEdit

F.C. Copenhagen and OB entered in the third qualifying round and although they both qualified for the play-off round, they both lost in this round and thus dropped into the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League tournament.

27 July 2011 QR3 Copenhagen   1 – 0   Shamrock Rovers Parken, Copenhagen
20:00 Ottesen   4' Report Attendance: 11,571
Referee: Pavle Radovanović, Montenegro
27 July 2011 QR3 OB   1 – 1   Panathinaikos TRE-FOR Park, Odense
20:00 Reginiussen   90' Report Leto   47' Attendance: 10,055
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)
2 August 2011 QR3 Panathinaikos   3 – 4
(4 – 5 agg.)
  OB Olympic Stadium, Athens
20:45 Boumsong   35'
Toché   50'
Petropoulos   90+5'
Report Johansson   12'
Ruud   58'
Kadrii   80'
Andreasen   88'
Referee: Andre Marriner (England)
2 August 2011 QR3 Shamrock Rovers   0 – 2
(0 – 3 agg.)
  Copenhagen Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
20:45 Report N'Doye   42'
Bolaños   73'
Referee: Halis Özkahya (Turkey)
16 August 2011 P-O Copenhagen   1 – 3   FC Viktoria Plzeň Parken, Copenhagen
20:45 Ottesen   69' Report Ottesen   52' (o.g.)
Pilař   59'
Fillo   79'
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
17 August 2011 P-O OB   1 – 0   Villarreal TRE-FOR Park, Odense
20:45 Andreasen   84' Report Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
23 August 2011 P-O Villarreal   3 – 0
(3 – 1 agg.)
  Odense Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal
20:45 Rossi   50'66'
Marchena   82'
Report   18'   71' Kadrii Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
24 August 2011 P-O Viktoria Plzeň   2 – 1
(5 – 2 agg.)
  Copenhagen Synot Tip Aréna, Prague12
20:45 Bakoš   67'
Ďuriš   90+3'
Report Bolaños   32' Attendance: 19,350[1]
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

Europa LeagueEdit

FC Nordsjælland entered in the play-offs, Brøndby IF entered in the third qualifying round where they were eliminated by Austrian SV Ried, FC Midtjylland entered in the second qualifying round and made it to the third qualifying round, losing out to Vitória SC.

14 July 2011 QR2 The New Saints   1 – 3   FC Midtjylland Park Hall, Oswestry
20:00 Evans   59' Report Hassan   65'
Olsen   86' (pen.)
Albæk   90+3'
Attendance: 914
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (Hungary)
21 July 2011 QR2 FC Midtjylland   5 – 2
(8 – 3 agg.)
  The New Saints MCH Arena, Herning
19:15 Igboun   23'
Nworuh   24'52'
Olsen   32' (pen.)
Hvilsom   90+1'
Report Darlington   55'90' Referee: Levan Kvaratskhelia (Georgia)
4 August 2011 QR3 Brøndby IF   4 – 2
(4 – 4 agg.)
  SV Ried Brøndby Stadion, Brøndby
19:00 Kristiansen   40'
Krohn-Dehli   45' (pen.)
Akharraz   53'55'
Report Royer   71'
Anel Hadzic   88'
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (Germany)
25 August 2011 P-O Sporting CP   2 – 1
(2 – 1 agg.)
  Nordsjælland Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
22:15 André Santos   77'
Evaldo   82'
Report Laudrup   90+3' Attendance: 24,028[2]
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)
15 September 2011 GS Copenhagen   1 – 0   Vorskla Poltava Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
19:00 Nordstrand   54' (pen.) Report Attendance: 10,420[3]
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Bulgaria)
15 September 2011 GS Wisła Kraków   1 – 3   Odense Stadion im. Henryka Reymana, Kraków
21:05 Kirm   54' Report Johansson   35'
Utaka   80'
Falk   90+2'
Attendance: 12,920[4]
Referee: Sascha Kever (Switzerland)
29 September 2011 GS Odense   0 – 2   Fulham TRE-FOR Park, Odense
19:00 Report Johnson   36'88' Attendance: 7,969[5]
Referee: Maksim Layushkin (Russia)
29 September 2011 GS Standard Liège   3 – 0   Copenhagen Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
21:05 Seijas   57'
Felipe   72'
Kanu   79'
Report Attendance: 13,368[6]
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (Greece)
20 October 2011 GS Odense   1 – 4   Twente TRE-FOR Park, Odense
19:00 Fall   71' Report Brama   13'
Bajrami   31'
Chadli   65'
De Jong   82'
Attendance: 8,036[7]
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
20 October 2011 GS Hannover 96   2 – 2   Copenhagen AWD-Arena, Hanover
21:05 Pander   29'
Pinto   82'
Report N'Doye   68'
Santin   89'
Attendance: 43,100[8]
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)
3 November 2011 GS Copenhagen   1 – 2   Hannover 96 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
19:00 N'Doye   67' Report Schlaudraff   71'
Stindl   74'
Attendance: 27,853[9]
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)
3 November 2011 GS Twente   3 – 2   Odense De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
21:05 Høegh   35' (o.g.)
Landzaat   37'
Fer   82'
Report Fall   11'62' Attendance: 20,000[10]
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)
14 December 2011 GS Fulham   2 - 2   Odense Craven Cottage, London
21:05 Report

National team footballEdit

Men's national football teamEdit

The men's national football team ended their qualifying campaign for Euro 2012 with three victories over Norway, Cyprus and Portugal, securing the overall group win and qualification for their first European Championship since 2004.

Euro 2012Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Denmark 8 6 1 1 15 6 +9 19 Qualify for final tournament 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0
2   Portugal 8 5 1 2 21 12 +9 16[a] Advance to play-offs 3–1 1–0 5–3 4–4
3   Norway 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 16[a] 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1
4   Iceland 8 1 1 6 6 14 −8 4 0–2 1–3 1–2 1–0
5   Cyprus 8 0 2 6 7 20 −13 2 1–4 0–4 1–2 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head results. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.
6 September 2011 Denmark   2 – 0   Norway Parken, Copenhagen
20:15 CEST (UTC+02) Bendtner   24'44' Report Referee: Stéphane Lannoy, France
7 October 2011 Cyprus   1 – 4   Denmark GSP Stadium, Nicosia
21:30 EEST (UTC+03) Avraam   45+1' Report Jacobsen   7'
Rommedahl   11'22'
Michael Krohn-Dehli   20'
Referee: Marijo Strahonja, Croatia
11 October 2011 Denmark   2 – 1   Portugal Parken, Copenhagen
20:15 CEST (UTC+02) Krohn-Dehli   13'
Bendtner   63'
Report C. Ronaldo   90+2' Referee: Nicola Rizzoli Italy

Euro 2012 finalsEdit

Denmark were drawn into the so-called "group of death" for the tournament along with 2010 FIFA World Cup finalists Netherlands, third-place finishers Germany, as well as eighth-finalists Portugal.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3 9 Advance to knockout phase
2   Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   Netherlands 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
9 June 2012 Netherlands   0 – 1   Denmark Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
19:00 EEST (UTC+03)
13 June 2012 Denmark   2 – 3   Portugal Arena Lviv, Lviv
19:00 EEST (UTC+03)
17 June 2012 Denmark   1 – 2   Germany Arena Lviv, Lviv
21:45 EEST (UTC+03)

FriendliesEdit

10 August 2011 Scotland   2 – 1   Denmark Hampden Park, Glasgow
19:45 WEST (UTC+01) Kvist   22' (o.g.)
Snodgrass   44'
Report (in Danish) Eriksen   31' Attendance: 17,582
Referee: Marco Borg (Malta)
11 November 2011 Denmark   2 – 0   Sweden Parken, Copenhagen
CEST (UTC+02) Bendtner   35'
Michael Krohn-Dehli   80'
Report (in Danish) Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen, Norway
15 November 2011 Denmark   2 – 1   Finland Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg
CEST (UTC+02) Eremenko   18' Report (in Danish) Agger   57'
Bendtner   59'
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson Iceland

Another friendly match date is set for 29 February 2012.

Women's national football teamEdit

The women's national team will begin their qualification for UEFA Women's Euro 2013, where they will attempt to make their first appearance since 2005.

Euro 2013 qualifyingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Denmark 8 7 0 1 28 3 +25 21
  Austria 8 6 1 1 16 9 +7 19
  Czech Republic 8 4 1 3 16 9 +7 13
  Portugal 8 2 0 6 16 13 +3 6
  Armenia 8 0 0 8 2 44 −42 0
Source: UEFA.com
21 September 2011 Armenia   0 – 5   Denmark Mika Stadium, Yerevan
14:00 Report Kr. Pedersen   4'
Troelsgaard   29'
Harder   49'
Jensen   72'
Nielsen   90+3'
Attendance: 302
Referee: Lilach Asulin (Israel)
22 October 2011 Denmark   3 – 0   Austria Vejle Stadion, Vejle
19:30 Harder   32'41'90+2' Report Attendance: 1,695
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
26 October 2011 Portugal   0 – 3   Denmark Municipal Stadium, Barcelos
16:00 Report Christiansen   13'
Petersen   77'
Nielsen   87'
Attendance: 612
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
23 November 2011 Denmark   11 – 0   Armenia Vejle Stadion, Vejle
18:15 Troelsgaard   3'24'53'
Røddik Hansen   28'86'
Harder   36'44'88'
Christiansen   42'
Pedersen   58'
Bukh   90+2'
Report Referee: Anja Kunick (Germany)
4 April 2012 Czech Republic   0 - 2   Denmark FK Viktoria Stadion, Prague
15:30 Martínková   52' Report Veje   35'
Harder   53'
Hansen   63'
Attendance: 886
Referee:   Kateryna Monzul
Assistant referees:   Natalia Rachynska
  Yana Sashchyna
Fourth official:   Gabriela Hanakova
20 June 2012 Denmark   1 - 0   Czech Republic Vejle Stadion, Vejle
15 September 2012 Austria   3 - 1   Denmark NV Arena, St. Pölten
19 September 2012 Denmark   2 - 0   Portugal Vejle Stadion, Vejle

Algarve CupEdit

The team will take part in the 2012 Algarve Cup.

Men's national under-21 teamEdit

The men's under-21 side will begin their qualification towards the 2013 U-21 European Championship in Israel.

U-21 Euro 2013 qualifyingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification          
1   Serbia 8 5 3 0 17 4 +13 18 Play-offs 0–0 5–1 1–0 5–1
2   Denmark 8 4 4 0 19 8 +11 16 1–1 6–5 3–0 4–0
3   Macedonia 8 3 3 2 14 15 −1 12 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
4   Northern Ireland 8 1 1 6 5 13 −8 4 0–2 0–3 1–3 4–0
5   Faroe Islands 8 0 3 5 3 18 −15 3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0

Men's youth national teamsEdit

The men's under-19 team will begin qualification for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Estonia. In the qualifying, they are placed in Group 12 alongside Austria (who will host the group), Malta and Albania. Should they finish in the top 2, or as the best third placed team of the 12 groups, they will qualify for the elite round.

The under-17 team will attempt to qualify for the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Slovenia. Denmark will host Group 5 of the initial qualifying round and face Italy, Austria and Cyprus. A top 2 finish or a record as one of the two best teams in third position will qualify the squad for the elite round of qualifying.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Sporting CP vs. Nordsjælland - 25 August 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ "København vs. Vorskla - 15 September 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Wisła Kraków vs. OB - 15 September 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  5. ^ "OB vs. Fulham - 29 September 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Standard Liège vs. København - 29 September 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  7. ^ "OB vs. Twente - 20 October 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Hannover 96 vs. København - 20 October 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  9. ^ "København vs. Hannover 96 - 3 November 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Twente vs. OB - 3 November 2011 - Soccerway". Retrieved 26 December 2014.