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AC Horsens is a professional Danish football team, playing in the Danish Superliga. They play on Casa Arena Horsens in Horsens. The club was founded in 1994, as a superstructure on Horsens fS (founded 1915), Stensballe IK and FC Horsens. Both Stensballe IK and FC Horsens has later left the cooperation, and only Horsens fS remains.

AC Horsens
AC Horsens logo 2017.svg
Nickname(s)Den Gule Fare
(The Yellow Danger)
Short nameACH
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994)
GroundCASA Arena Horsens,
Horsens
Capacity10,400 (7,500 seated)
ChairmanBo Pinholt
ManagerBo Henriksen
LeagueDanish Superliga
2018–1910th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

When the new team started in 1994, Horsens fS had finished sixth in the 1994–95 1st Division season, which qualified AC Horsens to play for promotion to the 1994–95 Superliga through the 1994 Qualifying League.[1] As AC Horsens only won two of 14 matches, and finished last in the Qualifying League, they missed their opportunity of instant promotion for the Superliga.[2]

In the first half of the 1994–95 1st Division season, AC Horsens finished at the bottom of the table after winning only a single game, and did not proceed to the Qualification League. In the second half of the season, AC Horsens managed three victories, but finished dead last and were relegated to the 2nd Division.[3] AC Horsens spent two seasons in the 2nd Division before winning promotion back to the 1st Division.[4][5] From the 1997–98 1st Division season forward, AC Horsens established itself as a consistent part of the 1st Division,[6] as they finished just below the promotion candidates for five seasons in a row.[1]

In July 2001, Horsens hired former Danish international Kent Nielsen as their new manager. The 2002–03 1st Division season did not go well for Den Gule Fare (The Yellow Danger). After the winterbreak halfway through the season, the club was close to relegation to the 2nd Division, but a good ending of the season secured an 11th place, seven points from the relegation zone.[1][7] In the next season, ACH started out on amazing form. After 15 matches, AC Horsens were leading the 1st Division with 40 points, but a weak finish to the season saw the club surpassed by Silkeborg IF and Randers FC, who won promotion to the Superliga four points ahead of Horsens.[1][8] In the 2004–05 1st Division season, Horsens finally succeeded in winning promotion. Though amassing only one point more than in the 2003–04 season, AC Horsens finished in the runner-up spot, trailing winners SønderjyskE by a single point.[9]

In their first year in the Superliga, AC Horsens became famous for their strong defence, as they finished in 10th place and avoided relegation. They drew 13 of 33 matches; 8 of them ending 0–0. They conceded just 41 goals in 33 matches, a statistic only bettered by the defences of the top-three finishing teams that season.[10]

The Superliga season of 2006–07 saw AC Horsens take an early lead over relegation rivals Vejle Boldklub and Silkeborg IF. In the spring of 2007, a slew of strong performances were followed by a series of disappointing defeats and draws, which again brought AC Horsens dangerously close to relegation. New offensive midfielder Henrik Hansen joined the squad midway through the season and became a key player, whereas striker and Canadian national Ali Gerba finished a half-year loan period in the summer of 2007 without being offered a contract. Instead, Brazilian Gilberto Macena from the Danish 2nd Division East team Holbæk B&I became the top scorer for AC Horsens, netting twelve times during the season.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2019.[11]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Matej Delač
4   DF Malte Kiilerich
5   DF Michael Lumb
6   MF Ayo Simon Okosun (on loan from FC Midtjylland)
7   DF Peter Therkildsen
8   MF Bjarke Jacobsen
9   MF Jacob Linnet
11   DF Peter Nymann
12   DF Rune Frantsen
14   DF Sebastian Avanzini
15   DF Erhan Mašović (on loan from Club Brugge)
No. Position Player
17   MF Hallur Hansson (captain)
18   MF Louka Prip Andreasen
19   MF Jonas Thorsen
20   DF Mikkel Qvist
22   GK Michael Lansing
26   DF Mathias Madsen
32   MF Mathias Præst
33   DF Alexander Ludwig
44   FW Nicolai Brock-Madsen
79   FW Jannik Pohl (on loan from Groningen)

Youth players in useEdit

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

No. Position Player
27   MF Jacob Kongsmark

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  FW Kasper Junker (at Stabæk until 31 December 2019 - with buying option)
  MF Jonas Gemmer (at Kolding IF until 30 June 2020)

ManagersEdit

AchievementsEdit

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round   Elfsborg 1–1 3–2 4–3
Play-off round   Sporting CP 1–1 0–5 1–6

Season overviewEdit

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1994 spring[2] QL 8 14 2 4 8 14 30 11 Not competing relegated
1994 autumn[3] 1D 10 18 1 6 11 15 50 8 3rd round
1995 spring[3] 1D 8 14 3 6 5 15 26 12 relegated
1995 autumn[4] 2D 6 14 5 3 6 27 29 18 4th round
1996 spring[4] 2D 3 14 6 6 2 27 14 24
1996 autumn[5] 2D 3 14 9 2 3 35 22 29 2nd round
1997 spring[5] 2D 2 14 8 4 2 32 10 28 promoted
1997–98[6] 1D 5 30 12 8 10 49 44 44 4th round
1998–99[12] 1D 6 30 13 5 12 47 44 44 4th round
1999-00[13] 1D 5 30 14 8 8 57 31 50 4th round
2000–01[14] 1D 7 30 11 10 9 41 38 43 5th round
2001–02[15] 1D 7 30 12 8 10 39 31 44 3rd round
2002–03[7] 1D 11 30 9 9 12 45 49 36 3rd round
2003–04[8] 1D 3 30 19 5 6 50 26 62 Quarterfinal
2004–05[9] 1D 2 30 19 6 5 51 23 63 Semifinal promoted
2005–06[10] SL 10 33 8 13 12 29 41 37 5th round
2006–07[16] SL 10 33 6 10 17 29 53 28 Quarterfinal
2007–08[17] SL 5 33 14 10 9 47 43 52 3rd round
2008–09[18] SL 12 33 5 9 19 35 58 24 Quarter-final relegated
2009–10[19] 1D 1 30 21 3 6 67 27 66 3rd round promoted
2010–11[20] SL 9 33 9 10 14 29 40 37 Quarter-final
2011–12[21] SL 4 33 17 6 10 53 39 57 Final Europa League 2012–13
2012–13 SL 11 33 8 10 15 31 49 34 Semi-Final relegated
2013–14 1D 5 33 15 7 11 60 48 52 Semi-Final
2014–15 1D 6 33 10 12 11 43 42 42 3rd Round
2015–16 1D 3 33 18 6 9 52 34 60 3rd Round promoted
2016–17 SL 6 36 8 16 12 43 57 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Klubhistorie Archived 30 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine, AC Horsens
  2. ^ a b Danmarksturneringen 1993–94 Archived 27 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  3. ^ a b c Danmarksturneringen 1994–95 Archived 1 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  4. ^ a b c Danmarksturneringen 1995–96 Archived 5 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  5. ^ a b c Danmarksturneringen 1996–97 Archived 22 December 2005 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  6. ^ a b Danmarksturneringen 1997–98 Archived 5 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  7. ^ a b Danmarksturneringen 2002–03 Archived 31 October 2005 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  8. ^ a b Danmarksturneringen 2003–04 Archived 4 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  9. ^ a b Danmarksturneringen 2004–05 Archived 28 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  10. ^ a b SAS Ligaen 2005–06 Archived 14 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Haslund.info
  11. ^ AC Horsens squad, achorsens.dk
  12. ^ Danmarksturneringen 1998–99 Archived 31 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  13. ^ Danmarksturneringen 1999-00 Archived 19 November 2004 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  14. ^ Danmarksturneringen 2000–01 Archived 19 November 2004 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  15. ^ Danmarksturneringen 2001–02 Archived 31 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Peders Fodboldstatistik
  16. ^ SAS Ligaen 2006–07 Archived 15 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Haslund.info
  17. ^ SAS Ligaen 2007–08 Archived 4 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Haslund.info
  18. ^ SAS Ligaen 2008–09 Archived 23 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Haslund.info
  19. ^ 1. division 2009–10, bold.dk
  20. ^ Superligaen 2010–11, bold.dk
  21. ^ Superligaen 2011–12, bold.dk

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