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Lyngby Boldklub (Danish pronunciation: [ˈlyːŋpy]) is a Danish football club founded in 1921. It is based at Lyngby Stadion in Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, a northern suburb of Copenhagen. From 1994 to 2001 the club was known as Lyngby FC. The club has won the Danish championship twice (1983 and 1992) and the Danish Cup three times (1984, 1985 and 1990).

Lyngby
Lyngby BK.png
Full nameLyngby Boldklub af 1921
Nickname(s)De kongeblå (the royal blues), Vikingerne (the vikings)
Founded1921; 98 years ago (1921)
GroundLyngby Stadion,
Lyngby
Capacity10,000 (3.111 seated)
ChairmanBirger Jørgensen
Friends of Lyngby
ManagerChristian Nielsen
LeagueDanish Superliga
2018–19Danish 1st Division, 3rd (promoted via play-offs)

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HistoryEdit

The club was first founded on April 8, 1906, but it was disbanded again in 1915 due to problems with where they were allowed to play. On March 30, 1921, 30 young people from the football department of Lyngby IF decided to break away and start their own club. They named it Lyngby Boldklub af 1921. For the first few years, they played at Lundtofte Flyveplads, using the flight hangars as locker rooms. In 1949 the club moved to the area where the preesnt-day Lyngby Stadion is located.

Lyngby was the first club in Denmark to wear the club's name on the kits, which happened in 1961. In 1983 the club became Danish champions for the first time and in 1984 the club played in the European Cup losing to Sparta Prague with 1–2,0–0 in the second round after beating KS Elbasani in the first round with 3–0,3–0. In 1986 the club was the first one to win its group in the UEFA Intertoto Cup without loss of points.

The club won its second Danish championship in 1992 on Gentofte Stadion. In 1996 the club was eliminated from the UEFA Cup by Club Brügge, even though playing a 1–1 draw in Belgium. 1996 was also the year when Lyngby's chairmen, Flemming Østergaard and Michael Kjær sold team captain Larsen to FC Copenhagen. The sale sparked harsh protests among the fans. In 1997 Østergaard and Kjær left Lyngby to become chairmen in FC Copenhagen. They were joined by striker Jónsson.

In December 2001 the club went bankrupt and was forced to finish the season using only amateur players. Hardly surprising, the team finished the season in last place and was subsequently relegated an additional two leagues due to the bankruptcy. As a result, the team went straight from playing in the Superliga to playing in the amateur league Danmarksserien, just below the three Danish pro leagues. In 2003 the team was promoted to the 2nd Division (the third best league), as winner of Danmarksserien, and on June 18, 2005 the team gained promotion to the 1st Division by finishing 3rd in the 2nd Division.

In the 2006–07 season the team won the Danish 1st Division thus returning to the top flight only five and a half seasons after going bankrupt. Another highlight of the 2006–07 season occurred on April 12, 2007 as Lyngby advanced to the semi-finals of the Danish Cup for the first time in several years, by winning 1–0 against AC Horsens on Lyngby Stadion.

Lyngby achieved a third place in the 2016-17 season, just a season after being promoted from the 1. Division. In the second half of the 2017-18 season, however, the club experienced financial difficulties, due to irregularities at the club owner, Hellerup Finans, which later went bankrupt. This led to the departure of several key players, before, on February 9, 2018, the club was bought and saved by a group of local business people and fans known collectively as Friends of Lyngby.[1] This was not enough for Lyngby to hold its place in the Superliga, as the club lost two play-off matches against 1. Division number 3, Vendsyssel FF, being relegated to 1. Division. Just over a year later, on June 2, 2019, fortunes were reversed, as Lyngby, finishing 3rd in 1. Divison, won 3-2 on aggregate against Vendsyssel FF, securing its re-promotion to the top flight.[2]

 
Lyngby BK's starting eleven gather moments before the first of two Superliga play-off matches against Vendsyssel FF (30 May 2019)

HonoursEdit

: Won by reserve team

AchievementsEdit

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R   Brage 1–2 2–2 3–4
1984–85 European Cup 1R   Labinoti Elbasani 3–0 3–0 6–0
2R   Sparta Praha 0–0 1–2 1–2
1985–86 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Galway United 1–0 3–2 4–2
2R   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 1–3 3–5
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R   Neuchâtel Xamax 0–2 1–3 1–5
1990–91 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Wrexham 0–0 0–1 0–1
1992–93 UEFA Champions League 1R   Rangers 0–2 0–1 0–3
1996–97 UEFA Cup QR   Mura 0–0 2–0 2–0
1R   Club Brugge 1–1 0–2 1–3
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR   Birkirkara 7–0 0–0 7–0
1R   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 0–3 1–5
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Bangor City 1–0 3–0 4–0
2QR   Slovan Bratislava 2–1 1–0 3–1
3QR   Krasnodar 1–3 1–2 2–5

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 19 August 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Lasse Nielsen
4   DF Patrick da Silva
5   MF Martin Ørnskov (Captain)
7   MF Jesper Christjansen
8   FW Gustav Marcussen
9   FW Lasse Fosgaard
10   MF Rezan Corlu (on loan from Brøndby)
11   FW André Riel
14   DF Nicolai Geertsen
15   MF Emilio Simonsen
16   FW Emil Nielsen
No. Position Player
17   DF Adam Sørensen
18   DF Kevin Tshiembe
20   DF Kasper Jørgensen
21   DF Kasper Enghardt
22   MF Magnus Westergaard
24   FW Gustav Harlev
25   MF Adnan Mohammad
26   MF Frederik Gytkjær
31   GK Thomas Mikkelsen
  GK Frederik Schram (on loan from SønderjyskE)

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
  GK Oskar Snorre (at FK Haugesund until 31 December 2019)

Former playersEdit

Among former players are former Danish internationals Flemming Christensen, John Helt, Klaus Berggreen, Ronnie Ekelund, Torben Frank, Jakob Friis-Hansen, Henrik Larsen, Miklos Molnar, Carsten Fredgaard, Claus Jensen, Bent Christensen, Peter Nielsen, Niclas Jensen, Dennis Rommedahl, Thomas Kristensen, Morten Nordstrand and Mikkel Beckmann. Swedish international Marcus Allbäck briefly played for the club in the late 1990s. Four Lyngby players were on the Danish team that won the 1992 European Football Championship, while Rommedahl and Bechmann were included in the Danish squad for the World Cup in South Africa, 2010.

Youth playersEdit

Lyngby Boldklub is also renowned for its youth program, and several current and former A-international players started their careers in Lyngby. These include Yussuf Poulsen, Frederik Sørensen, Christian Gytkjær, Andreas Bjelland, Lasse Schöne, Morten Nordstrand, Dennis Rommedahl and Thomas Kristensen. Though Niclas Jensen started his career in B 93 his career didn't really take off until he joined Lyngby in 1992 aged 18.

Old boysEdit

In the mid-2000s, the club's Old Boys team was among the best in Denmark featuring several well-known players such as Michael Laudrup, Brian Laudrup and aforementioned Berggreen and Larsen.

Former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Rory. "A Week Inside a Soccer Club When the Money Runs Out". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Lyngby rykker op i Superligaen". TV2. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Førsteholdstruppen". lyngby-boldklub.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2019-07-05. Text " Lyngby-Bolkklub.dk " ignored (help)
  4. ^ "David Nielsen bliver ny cheftræner i Lyngby". Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Thomas Nørgaard ny cheftræner i Lyngby". Retrieved 1 October 2017.

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