Odder IGF

Odder Idræts- og Gymnastikforening is a Danish football club currently playing in the Denmark Series, the fourth tier of Danish football. They play at Spektrum Park in Odder, Jutland, which has a capacity of 1,000.

Odder IGF
Full nameOdder Idræts- og Gymnastikforening
Founded1899; 121 years ago (1899)
GroundSpektrum Park, Odder
ChairmanPeter Lindberg Christensen
ManagerCarsten Hemmingsen
LeagueDenmark Series – Group 3
2018–19Danish 2nd Division – Group 1, 10th → Relegation group, 9th


In the spring of 1899, a small group of people formed Odder IGF in Odder, the "largest village in Denmark".[1] Since, the club mostly played in the lower divisions of Danish football.

In 1993, club chairman Bent Villumsen laid out plans for securing the future success of Odder IGF. These plans came to fruition in 2013, when Odder IGF promoted to the Danish 2nd Division – the third tier in the Danish football system – for the first time in the club's 114 year history. The historical promotion occurred under Villumsen's successor as chairman, Peter Lindberg Christensen, who had laid out the future plans for the club together alongside Villumsen in 1993.[2]

One of the more remarkable events in club history occurred before the famed promotion. More specifically on 25 August 2010, as Odder IGF reached the second round of the Danish Cup and drew AGF, the largest team in the region. Almost 2,500 spectators had come to Spektrum Park to see the local side lose 0–1 to AGF after a goal in stoppage time by Casper Sloth.[1]

On the last day of the 2018–19 season, Odder IGF suffered relegation to the Denmark Series after a 2–2 draw against Vejgaard BK.[3] This meant that six consecutive seasons in the Danish 2nd Division came to an end.


Denmark Series (fourth tier)


Position Staff
Head coach   Carsten Hemmingsen
Assistant coach   Kenneth Kristensen
Assistant   Christian Rasmusssen Hartmann
Goalkeeping coach   Peder Hansen

Last updated: February 2020
Source: Odder IGF


  1. ^ a b "Mindernes Alle Nr. 1". Odder IGF Fodbold (in Danish). Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Odder IGF Fodbold – Drømme og virkelighed" (PDF). Odder IGF Fodbold (in Danish). Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Odder rykker ned i danmarksserien". odderavis.dk. Odder Avis. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

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