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2016–17 Danish Superliga

The 2016–17 Danish Superliga season is the 27th season of the Danish Superliga, which decides the Danish football championship. The season is the first with a new league structure in which 14 clubs play each other home and away, until the league is split up in championship and relegation play-offs. The new structure is inspired by the one used by the Belgian First Division A and was approved by the Danish FA, Dansk Boldspil-Union, on 28 June 2015.[1]

Alka Superliga
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Season 2016–17
Champions Copenhagen
Relegated Esbjerg
Viborg
Champions League Copenhagen
Europa League Brøndby
Lyngby
Midtjylland
Matches played 250
Goals scored 662 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Marcus Ingvartsen (23 goals)
Biggest home win Copenhagen 5–0 Horsens
Biggest away win AGF 0–7 Brøndby
Highest scoring Silkeborg 5–3 AaB
AGF 6–2 Esbjerg
Longest unbeaten run Copenhagen (33)

The fixtures were announced on 6 June 2016.[2]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Hobro IK finished the 2015–16 season in 12th place and was relegated to the 2016–17 1st Division.

The relegated team was replaced by 2015–16 1st Division champions Lyngby Boldklub, while the 2nd and 3rd place teams, Silkeborg IF and AC Horsens, were promoted to bring the total teams in the league to 14.

On 23 October 2016, the home stadium for Odense Boldklub changed its name from TRE-FOR Park to EWII Park as a consequence of the current stadium sponsor changing its name.[3]

On 31 December 2016, the previous sponsorship agreement for the home stadium of Aalborg BK, Nordjyske Arena, expired and the stadium was officially referred to as Aalborg Stadium, because a new sponsorship agreement was signed and took effect on 1 April 2017, renaming the stadium Aalborg Portland Park.[4]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the Danish Superliga 2016–17 teams
Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2015–16
position
Aalborg BK Aalborg Nordjyske Arena (until 31 December 2016)
Aalborg Stadium (1 January-31 March 2017)
Aalborg Portland Park (from 1 April 2017)[4]
Natural 13,797 5th
AC Horsens Horsens CASA Arena Horsens Natural 10,400 1D, 3rd
AGF Aarhus Ceres Park Natural 20,032 10th
Brøndby IF Brøndby Brøndby Stadium Natural 29,000 4th
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg Blue Water Arena Natural 18,000 11th
FC Copenhagen Copenhagen Telia Parken Natural 38,065 1st
FC Midtjylland Herning MCH Arena Natural 11,800 3rd
FC Nordsjælland Farum Right to Dream Park Artificial 9,900 9th
Lyngby BK Lyngby Lyngby Stadion Natural 8,000 1D, 1st
Odense BK Odense TRE-FOR Park (until 22 October 2016)
EWII Park (from 23 October 2016)[3]
Natural 15,790 7th
Randers FC Randers BioNutria Park Randers Natural 12,000 6th
Silkeborg IF Silkeborg MASCOT Park Natural 10,000 1D, 2nd
SønderjyskE Haderslev Sydbank Park Natural 10,000 2nd
Viborg FF Viborg Energi Viborg Arena Natural 9,566 8th

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AaB   Morten Wieghorst   Rasmus Würtz hummel Spar Nord
AC Horsens   Bo Henriksen   Mathias Nielsen hummel
AGF   Glen Riddersholm   Morten Rasmussen hummel Ceres
Brøndby IF   Alexander Zorniger   Thomas Kahlenberg hummel Bet25.dk
Esbjerg fB   Lars Lungi Sørensen   Jeppe Andersen Nike Stofa
F.C. Copenhagen   Ståle Solbakken   Mathias Jørgensen Adidas Carlsberg
FC Midtjylland   Jess Thorup   Jakob Poulsen Nike Det Faglige Hus
FC Nordsjælland   Kasper Hjulmand   Patrick Mtiliga Diadora DHL
Lyngby BK   David Nielsen   Mathias Tauber Adidas Hellerup Finans
OB   Kent Nielsen   Kenneth Emil Petersen hummel Carlsberg
Randers FC   Ólafur Kristjánsson   Mads Fenger Puma Verdo
Silkeborg IF   Peter Sørensen   Dennis Flinta uhlsport Mascot International
SønderjyskE   Claus Nørgaard   Pierre Kanstrup hummel Frøs Herreds Sparekasse
Viborg   Johnny Mølby   Mikkel Rask Nike Andelskassen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Brøndby IF   Aurelijus Skarbalius End of contract 30 May 2016[5]   Alexander Zorniger 13 June 2016[6] Pre-Season
Randers FC   Colin Todd Mutual consent 30 June 2016[7]   Ólafur Kristjánsson 1 July 2016[8] Pre-Season
Esbjerg fB   Jonas Dal Sacked 30 June 2016[9]   Colin Todd 8 July 2016[10] Pre-Season
Esbjerg fB   Colin Todd Sacked 5 December 2016[11]   Lars Lungi Sørensen 5 December 2016 14th
AaB   Lars Søndergaard Sacked 15 December 2016[12]   Morten Wieghorst 2 January 2017[13] 8th
SønderjyskE   Jakob Michelsen Signed by Hammarby IF 31 December 2016[14]   Claus Nørgaard 5 January 2017[15] 6th

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Copenhagen 26 19 7 0 57 10 +47 64 Qualification for the championship round
2 Brøndby 26 15 7 4 52 23 +29 52
3 Lyngby 26 11 6 9 25 23 +2 39
4 SønderjyskE 26 10 9 7 30 32 −2 39
5 Midtjylland 26 10 8 8 44 29 +15 38
6 Nordsjælland 26 9 8 9 41 41 0 35
7 Randers 26 9 6 11 26 32 −6 33 Qualification for the relegation round
8 AaB 26 9 6 11 28 38 −10 33
9 Silkeborg 26 7 9 10 31 46 −15 30
10 Horsens 26 7 8 11 29 45 −16 29
11 Odense 26 7 7 12 26 32 −6 28
12 AGF 26 6 7 13 33 40 −7 25
13 Viborg 26 6 7 13 29 40 −11 25
14 Esbjerg 26 5 9 12 28 48 −20 24
Source: DBU, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off (played on neutral ground if determining teams for different rounds); 6) Draw.[16]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Copenhagen 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brøndby 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lyngby Boldklub 12 12 7 5 6 6 7 8 7 7 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 3
SønderjyskE 11 9 12 12 12 13 13 12 10 10 7 7 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 5 5 4
Midtjylland 5 4 2 2 5 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 5
Nordsjælland 1 6 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 8 9 7 8 9 10 10 9 8 6
Randers FC 5 9 6 7 4 4 4 3 3 2 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7
AaB 7 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 5 4 5 6 8 8 8 8 10 8 9 7 8 7 6 7 7 8
Silkeborg IF 9 11 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 10 11 11 9 11 10 11 10 8 9 8 9 9
Horsens 7 7 8 10 9 9 6 6 6 6 8 8 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 7 9 8 10 10 10
OB 9 7 8 8 8 8 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 11 12 11
AGF 4 3 4 6 7 7 9 7 9 8 9 11 10 11 10 10 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 12 11 12
Viborg FF 13 13 11 9 10 10 8 9 8 9 10 9 11 12 12 12 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 13
Esbjerg fB 13 14 14 13 14 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 14

Last updated: 19 March 2016
Source: Weltfussball

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACH AaB AGF BIF EfB FCK FCN FCM LBK OB RFC SJE SIF VFF
Horsens 3–0 1–5 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–5 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–2
AaB 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–0
AGF 1–1 1–2 0–7 6–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–1
Brøndby 2–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 1–2
Esbjerg fB 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–3
Copenhagen 5–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 4–0
Nordsjælland 2–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 5–1 4–3
Midtjylland 5–2 2–0 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 3–0 0–0
Lyngby Boldklub 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0
OB 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Randers FC 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–4 1–0 2–1
SønderjyskE 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
Silkeborg IF 1–0 5–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 0–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–5
Viborg FF 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–3

Updated to games played on 13 March 2017.
Source: Danish Football Association and Superliga.dk (in Danish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Championship roundEdit

Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season. The round is scheduled to begin on 2 April 2017.[17]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Copenhagen (C) 36 25 9 2 74 20 +54 84 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Brøndby 36 18 8 10 62 40 +22 62 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
3 Lyngby 36 17 7 12 42 35 +7 58 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Midtjylland (O) 36 15 9 12 67 53 +14 54 Qualification for the European play-off final
5 Nordsjælland 36 13 10 13 59 55 +4 49
6 SønderjyskE 36 12 10 14 44 54 −10 46
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off (played on neutral ground if determining champion or UEFA competitions); 6) Draw.[18]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

Positions by roundEdit

Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal amount of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team \ Round Initial 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Copenhagen 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brøndby 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lyngby Boldklub 3 3 5 5 3 4 4 3 3 3 3
Midtjylland 5 5 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 4
Nordsjælland 6 6 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
SønderjyskE 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Last updated: 21 May 2017
Source: Weltfussball

Relegation roundEdit

Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season.The round is scheduled to begin on 2 April 2017.[17]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Randers 32 11 8 13 33 35 −2 41 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals
2 Odense 32 10 9 13 33 38 −5 39
3 Horsens (O) 32 9 9 14 34 53 −19 36 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
4 Esbjerg (R) 32 6 12 14 32 54 −22 30
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off.[19]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Silkeborg 32 9 11 12 36 51 −15 38 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals
2 AaB 32 10 8 14 30 45 −15 38
3 AGF (O) 32 10 7 15 45 46 −1 37 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
4 Viborg (R) 32 8 9 15 35 47 −12 33
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off.[20]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

European play-offsEdit

BracketEdit

Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
                
13 and 16 May 2017
Odense314
20 and 29 May 2017
Silkeborg12 3
Odense101
12 and 17 May 2017
Randers12 3
AaB011
1 June 2017
Randers22 4
Midtjylland3
Randers0

European play-off quarter-finalsEdit

Odense 3–1 Silkeborg
R. Jönsson   18'
M. Greve   69'
R. Festersen   76'
N. Helenius   35'
Attendance: 4805
Silkeborg 2–1 Odense
R. Skov   51'72' M. Desler   70'
Attendance: 2452

AaB 0–2 Randers
M. Pourié   26'32'
Randers 2–1 AaB
Đurđić   34'
Lundberg   66'
Thellufsen   55'

European play-off semi-finalsEdit

Odense 1–1 Randers
Jönsson   83' Allansson   54'
Attendance: 4,447
Randers 2–0 Odense
Pourié   90'
Lundberg   90'

European play-off finalEdit

Midtjylland 3–0 Randers
Onuachu   37'
Nicolaisen   67'
Borring   69'

Relegation play-offsEdit

First roundEdit

Esbjerg 0–0 AGF
Attendance: 6305
AGF 3–1 Esbjerg
Junker   3'
Sverrisson   55'
Rasmussen   90'
Hvilsom   28'
Attendance: 10134

Viborg FF 3–0 Horsens
F. Møller   21' (o.g.)
Park Jung-bin   78'
O. Akharraz   87'
Attendance: 3020
Horsens 1–0 Viborg FF
Nymann   28'

Second roundEdit

Viborg FF 2–2 AGF
Park   10'
Déblé   89'
Rasmussen   15' (pen.)
Junker   68'
AGF 1–0 Viborg FF
Rasmussen   10'
Attendance: 17462

Esbjerg 1–1 Horsens
Söder   67' Tshiembe   38'
Attendance: 5157
Horsens 3–2 Esbjerg
Kryger   36'
Finnbogason   46'   73' (pen.)
Lungi Sørensen   41'
Zivzivadze   90'
Attendance: 5429
Referee: Jakob Kehlet

Third roundEdit

Helsingør 1–1 Viborg FF
Minor Petersen   50' Jakobsen   73'
Viborg FF 2–2 (a.e.t.) Helsingør
Reese   83'
Vestergaard   92'
Christensen   60'
Riel   112'
Attendance: 5202
Referee: Jakob Kehlet

Horsens 0–0 Vendsyssel
Vendsyssel 1–3 Horsens
Tiago   40' Jespersen   51'
Finnbogason   85'
Gemmer   90'
Attendance: 4386

Top goalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

AttendancesEdit

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000[22]:

Team Total attendance Home average
FC København 171,198 13,169
Brøndby IF 164,251 12,635

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit