Nykøbing FC

Nykøbing FC is a Danish professional association football club based in Nykøbing Falster on Falster. The club competes in Danish 2nd Division, the third tier of the Danish football league system, and plays its home games at the CM Arena.

Nykøbing FC
A shield with the letters "NFC" in the middle and the remainder divided into three sections, the top left corner containing three white stripes and the top right two white stripes. In the bottom section is a polar bear rearing on all fours. All on a blue background
Full nameNykøbing Football Club
Nickname(s)Alliancen (The Alliance)
(between 1994 and 2013)
Short nameNFC
Founded1 July 2013; 7 years ago (1 July 2013)
GroundCM Arena
Capacity10,000 (2,000 seated)
ChairmanAxel Castenschiold
ManagerClaus Jensen
League2nd Division
2019–201st Division, 10th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Mergers (1994–2013)Edit

Nykøbing FC was formed on 1 July 2013 by a merger of regional teams B.1901 and B.1921. The move was initiated with the goal of developing youth football in Guldborgsund Kommune in order to strengthen the first team and thereby retain divisional status.[1] Before taking the name Nykøbing FC, the club was known as Nykøbing Falster Alliancen (NFA), which was also a superstructure between B.1901 and B.1921 founded on 1 January 1994. Later on, between 2006 and 2013, this club also went under the name Lolland Falster Alliancen (LFA).[2]

Lolland Falster Alliancen had, before the foundation of Nykøbing FC, had a tumultuous existence between the second tier and third tier. On 18 June 2006, their 3–4 defeat to Lyngby Boldklub in the last game of the season resulted in relegation to the third tier, after having spent 3 years in the second tier.[3] However, they spent just one season at this level, and were promoted back to the second division after beating KB 5–0 on 3 June 2007.[3]

Superliga 2020 (2015–present)Edit

In 2015, two years after the launch of the new merger between B.1901 and B.1921, Nykøbing FC launched the project Superliga 2020, with a declared goal of promotion to the Danish Superliga by 2020. The project was launched when Danish celebrities - chef Claus Meyer, comedian Mick Øgendahl and former footballer Claus Jensen - invested millions in the club and became major shareholders.[4][5] This vision was readjusted in 2019, instead targeting promotion to the Danish Superliga by 2022 with 50% of the team being homegrown.[6] On 7 January 2020, Claus Jensen combined his role as investor in the club with a new role as club manager, while head coach Brian Rasmussen assumed the position of first team coach.[7]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Danish Cup
2013/14 3 3 9th Third round
2014/15 3 3 5th Second round
2015/16 3 3 3rd First round
2016/17 2 2 7th Second round
2017/18 2 2 8th Second round
2018/19 2 2 8th Third round
2019/20 2 2 Third round

Current squadEdit

As of 1 August 2020.[8]

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 Jannich Storch
2   DF Simon Schultz
5   DF Jacob Egeris
6   DF Marcus Backmann
7   MF Mathias Thrane
8   MF Mathias Gehrt
10   MF Søren Christensen
12   MF Mads Carlson
13   MF Lars Pleidrup (captain)
No. Position Player
15   MF Nikolaj Bonde
16   FW Mathias Kristensen
18   MF Emilio Simonsen (on loan from Lyngby)
19   DF Chris Thorsheim
20   FW Sebastian Koch
22   DF Mikkel Andersen
23   DF Benjamin Lauridsen
25   GK Sebastian Olsen

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Claus Jensen
First team coach   Brian Rasmussen
Assistant manager   Anders Due
Transition coach   Jan Jacobsen
Fitness coach   Peter Due
Goalkeeping coach   Thomas Frederiksen

Last updated: February 2020
Source: Nykøbing FC

StadiumEdit

Nykøbing FC play its home matches at the Nykøbing Falster Idrætspark named CM Arena for sponsorship reasons. It has a capacity of approximately 10,000 and was inaugurated in 1987.

Famous playersEdit

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

CoachesEdit

Nykøbing Falster Alliancen

Lolland-Falster Alliancen

Nykøbing FC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historie - Nykøbing FC". www.nykobingfc.com (in Danish). Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ "About NFC: History - Lolland Falster Alliancen". www.nykobingfc.com (in Danish). Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Scheuermann, Frederik (15 December 2018). "15. December: En vanvittig nedrykning og et hurtigt comeback". Nykøbing FC. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Kendt trekløver poster millioner i Nykøbing FC" [Famous trio invest millions in Nykøbing FC] (in Danish). dr.dk. 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Nykøbing FC Special: 2020-planen er ikke et "projekt" - det er det første skridt af mange" [Nykøbing FC Special: The 2020 Plan Is Not a "Project" - It's The First Step of Many] (in Danish). mediano.nu. 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Nykøbing justerer sin vision: Superliga i 2022" [Nykøbing readjust vision: Superliga by 2022] (in Danish). bold.dk. 26 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Claus Jensen bliver manager i Nykøbing FC" [Claus Jensen becomes manager in Nykøbing FC] (in Danish). bold.dk. 7 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Truppen". Nykøbing FC. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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