Brønshøj Boldklub

Brønshøj BK, full name Brønshøj Boldklub, is a Danish football club located in the outskirts of Copenhagen. The club was founded May 15. 1919.[1]

Brønshøj BK
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Full nameBrønshøj Boldklub
Nickname(s)Hvepsene (The Wasps)
Founded1919; 102 years ago (1919)
GroundTingbjerg Idrætspark, Brønshøj
Capacity4,000
ChairmanJan Juul Jørgensen
ManagerLasse Holmgaard
LeagueDanish 2nd Divisions, Group 2
2019-20Danish 2nd Division P1, 3. pl,
Promotion group, 10. pl
Brønshøj Boldklub – Fremad Amager, 2005.

History in briefEdit

Early years:

Brønshøj BK's first decades was spent in local leagues in the Copenhagen area, and also saw mergers with other local teams, although always retaining the name Brønshøj Boldklub.

Entering the national league system:

Brønshøj Boldklub had their first appearance in Danmarksturneringen (the national league system) in the season of 1944–45 after winning a qualification group, and the team has continuously since then been a part of the Danmarksturneringen. The next decade was spent yo-yoing between the two lower tiers, the team almost getting demoted out of the league system in the season of 1952–53. They were saved only by a marginally better goal difference than Hvidovre IF.[2]

Entering the highest tier:

The late 1950s saw the team make a positive turn around, first winning the 3rd tier in 1955–56,[3] and then winning the 2nd tier in 1961,[4] thereby entering the 1st tier (1. division) for the first time ever in 1962. Relegation followed in 1964. The team stuck in 2. division for a handful of seasons being runners up in 1969, and thus getting promoted to 1.division yet again. The stay in the highest league lasted three seasons.

This part of the century in a way marked the best days of Brønshøj BK. The team did not make top the top of the 1st tier, but they were relatively competitive in the league due to the strict code of amateurism that Danish football was under at the time. The team also managed to make it to the semifinals of the Danish Cup three times, and additionally about a dozen players appeared on the national team.

The peak:

The team was again yo-yoing between the two lower tiers for several seasons, before two consecutive promotions again saw them a place in the 1st tier (1.division) in 1983.

Brønshøj BK reached its peak in the season of 1984 under the guidance of manager Ebbe Skovdahl, when the team finished in 5th place in 1. division, the club's all-time highest.[5] The club was relegated from the 1. division in 1989, and has not since then been represented in the highest tier.

The explanation for this last fact could be that in the meantime, the national league system had undergone a dramatic change, with the introduction of professional football in 1978. Brønshøj BK did (and do) sign contracts with some of their players, but they have never featured a full-time professional squad. So even today. This is meaningful as it shows an economical responsibility that has kept the club free from the bankruptcies, overstretching of budgets and mergings, that has been the fate of several other Danish teams over the years. At the same time though, the shown responsibility has made it increasingly hard to compete with the top-flight teams.

Recent years:

The team has been going up and down between the two lower tiers since 1990, although having had a string of seasons in the 2nd tier from 2010–11 to 2014–15 under the auspices of manager Bo Henriksen. This after winning the 3rd tier (2. division-East) in 2009/10.[6] Brønshøj Boldklub is currently participating in the 3rd tier after relegation in 2015. The team only narrowly escaped demotion from the national league system in 2018, with a win in the last match of the season against Greve Fodbold.

Most appearancesEdit

Brian Kaus, 350 appearances in all. (1985–90, 1996–2004)[7]

Most goalsEdit

Kaj Petterson, 314 goals. (1938–54)[8]

National teamEdit

11 players in all have represented Brønshøj BK on the Danish national team, almost all of them in the period from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The last player to represent the club on the Danish national team was Kent Nielsen in 1986.[9] In 2018 Brønshøj BK was represented by 2 players on the Gambian national team.

First representative on a national team: Ove Andersen in 1955.

Most caps: Per Røntved, 21 matches from 1970 to 1972. (He had 75 caps overall)

Current squadEdit

As of 2 March 2021 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   DEN Victor Michaelsen
3 DF   DEN Jeffrey Ofori
4 MF   ENG Bayan Fenwick
5 MF   DEN Christian Thorup
6 DF   DEN Emil Vatani
7 MF   GAM Dawda Ngum
8 MF   DEN Yasin Dogan
9 FW   DEN Mathias Veltz
10 MF   DEN Oskar Tranberg
11 FW   DEN Aleksandar Lazarevic
12 DF   DEN Kenneth Thinter
14 MF   DEN Elias Asidah With
15 DF   DEN Andreas Horsebøg
16 MF   DEN Festim Mustafi
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   DEN Jonas Hemminghøj
18 DF   DEN Mads Gabel
19 MF   DEN Jonas Magnussen
20 MF   DEN Lars Emil Juel Andersen
21 MF   DEN Andreas Christensen
22 FW   DEN Anas Guendouri
23 DF   DEN Nicolai Clausen
25 MF   DEN Marcus Porsgrunn
24 GK   DEN Kasper Vilfort
26 DF   DEN Ahmed Alswafi
27 GK   DEN Mathias Gravesen
28 DF   DEN Oskar Møller
29 MF   DEN Rasmus Robrahn

AchievementsEdit

Brønshøj BK has made it to the semi-finals of the Landspokalturneringen (the equivalent of the English FA cup) four times. That was in the seasons of 1955/56, 1957/58, 1960/61 and 1987/88.

SupportersEdit

The official fan club of Brønshøj BK is called Hvepsene (lit. "The Wasps"), and make up the majority of fans of the team, and arrange bus trips for away matches, family days with the team, and the like.

Brønshøj BK has only one known ultra group, Brønshøj Drunken Army, a nominally left-wing and anti-racist firm that supports the team standing up throughout the match with chants, songs and dance.

As of November 2011, Hvepsene and BDA made the largest tifo in the Danish 1st Division that year. Største tifo i 1. division

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brønshøj Boldklub - Divisionsfodbold siden 1945 - Historie / Klubben / Forside". www.bronshojboldklub.dk.
  2. ^ "danskfodbold.com - DBU's Officielle Statistikere". www.danskfodbold.com.
  3. ^ "danskfodbold.com - DBU's Officielle Statistikere". www.danskfodbold.com.
  4. ^ "danskfodbold.com - DBU's Officielle Statistikere". www.danskfodbold.com.
  5. ^ "danskfodbold.com - DBU's Officielle Statistikere". www.danskfodbold.com.
  6. ^ "danskfodbold.com - DBU's Officielle Statistikere". www.danskfodbold.com.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2017-02-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.bronshojboldklub-statistik.dk/maal_flest_stats.php
  9. ^ "Landsholdsdatabasen spillersøgning". www.dbu.dk.

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