2004–05 Royal League

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The Royal League 2004–05 was the first season of the Scandinavian Royal League football tournament. Play started on 11 November 2004, and ended in a final between FC Copenhagen and IFK Göteborg on 26 May 2005, with Copenhagen winning the title in a penalty shootout.

2004–05 Royal League
Ullevi stadium in gothenburg 20060510.jpg
Ullevi in Gothenburg hosted the final
Tournament details
Dates11 November 2004 – 26 May 2005
Teams12 (from 3 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsDenmark Copenhagen (1st title)
Runners-upSweden IFK Göteborg
Tournament statistics
Matches played49
Goals scored120 (2.45 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Markus Rosenberg (7 goals)

BonusesEdit

All prize money amounts are in Norwegian kroner.

  • 1st group stage
    • Qualification (for the tournament itself) - 1,250,000 NOK
    • Win - 250,000 NOK
    • Draw - 150,000 NOK
  • 2nd group stage
    • Qualification (for the 2nd group stage) - 1,500,000 NOK
    • Win - 500,000 NOK
    • Draw - 250,000 NOK
  • Final
    • Win (final champion) - 3,000,000 NOK
    • Draw (final runner-up) - 1,000,000 NOK

This would give a team with a perfect record throughout the tournament a total of 7,750,000 NOK.

First group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2004–05 Royal League group stage.
  Blue: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Green: Group C.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Vålerenga IF 6 5 1 0 10 4 +6 16
2   Rosenborg BK 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10
3   Esbjerg fB 6 2 1 3 6 5 +1 7
4   Djurgårdens IF 6 0 1 5 5 13 −8 1
Thu 11 Nov 18:00 Esbjerg 0–1 Vålerenga Esbjerg Idrætspark Att: 2,773
20:30 Rosenborg 4–4 Djurgården Lerkendal stadion Att: 7,925

Sat 20 Nov

16:00

Vålerenga

3–2

Rosenborg

Ullevaal

Att: 11,535

Thu 2 Dec

18:00

Esbjerg

1–2

Rosenborg

Esbjerg Idrætspark

Att: 3,230
20:00 Vålerenga 3–1 Djurgården Vallhall Arena Att: 4,307

Sun 5 Dec

15:00

Djurgården

0–3

Esbjerg

Råsunda stadion

Att: 2,209

Sat 12 Feb

16:00

Djurgården

0–1

Vålerenga

Råsunda stadion

Att: 5,281
16:00 Rosenborg 1–0 Esbjerg Lerkendal stadion Att: 4,771

Thu 17 Feb

18:30

Esbjerg

1–0

Djurgården

Esbjerg Idrætspark

Att: 2,473
20:30 Rosenborg 0–1 Vålerenga Lerkendal stadion Att: 7,270

Thu 24 Feb

20:35

Djurgården

0–1

Rosenborg

Råsunda stadion

Att: 1,268
20:35 Vålerenga 1–1 Esbjerg Ullevaal Att: 3,020

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   FC Copenhagen 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14
2   IFK Göteborg 6 3 1 2 6 3 +3 10
3   Brøndby IF 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
4   Tromsø IL 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2
Thu 11 Nov 18:00 Brøndby 3–2 Tromsø Brøndby Stadion Att: 11,450
20:00 Göteborg 0–1 Copenhagen Ullevi Att: 5,711

Sat 20 Nov

16:00

Tromsø

0–1

Göteborg

Alfheim Stadion

Att: 3,595

Thu 2 Dec

18:00

Tromsø

0–0

Copenhagen

Alfheim Stadion

Att: 2,277
20:00 Brøndby 0–1 Göteborg Brøndby Stadion Att: 12,826

Sun 5 Dec

17:00

Copenhagen

1–1

Brøndby

Parken

Att: 21,763

Sun 13 Feb

15:00

Göteborg

3–0

Brøndby

Ullevi

Att: 7,301
17:05 Copenhagen 3–0 (f) Tromsø Parken Att: 6,587

Thu 17 Feb

18:30

Göteborg

1–1

Tromsø

Ullevi

Att: 5,116
20:00 Brøndby 0–2 Copenhagen Brøndby Stadion Att: 14,358

Thu 24 Feb

20:00

Copenhagen

1–0

Göteborg

Parken

Att: 5,845
20:35 Tromsø 0–3 (f) Brøndby Nordlandshallen Att: 811
Tromsø twice lost 0–3 by forfeit for fielding an ineligible player against Copenhagen (originally 2–2) and against Brøndby (originally 2–4).

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Malmö FF 6 4 0 2 9 8 +1 12
2   SK Brann 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
3   Halmstads BK 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8
4   Odense BK 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4
Thu 11 Nov 18:00 Brann 1–0 Halmstad Brann Stadion Att: 11,762
18:00 Malmö FF 2–0 Odense Malmö stadion Att: 6,265

Sat 20 Nov

16:00

Halmstad

3–1

Malmö FF

Örjans vall

Att: 1,407

Thu 2 Dec

18:00

Odense

2–2

Halmstad

Odense Stadion

Att: 3,124
20:30 Brann 4–1 Malmö FF Brann Stadion Att: 6,509

Sun 5 Dec

16:00

Odense

2–1

Brann

Odense Stadion

Att: 3,025

Sat 12 Feb

13:30

Malmö FF

2–0

Brann

Malmö stadion

Att: 3,896
13:30 Halmstad 2–1 Odense Eyravallen (Örebro) Att: 86

Thu 17 Feb

18:30

Brann

2–1

Odense

Vestlandshallen

Att: 3,500
Sat 19 Feb 13:30 Malmö FF 1–0 Halmstad Malmö stadion Att: 3,086

Thu 24 Feb

20:35

Halmstad

0–0

Brann

Ullevi (Gothenburg)

Att: 272
20:35 Odense 1–2 Malmö FF Odense Stadion Att: 1,727

Second group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   FC Copenhagen 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
2   Malmö FF 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
3   Rosenborg BK 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4
Thu 3 Mar 20:35 Copenhagen 2–2 Rosenborg Parken Att: 6,543

Thu 10 Mar

20:35

Rosenborg

2–0

Malmö FF

Lerkendal Stadion

Att: 5,104

Thu 17 Mar

20:35

Malmö FF

1–0

Copenhagen

Malmö stadion

Att: 5,391

Thu 14 Apr

20:35

Rosenborg

0–1

Copenhagen

Lerkendal Stadion

Att: 7,390

Thu 28 Apr

20:35

Copenhagen

2–1

Malmö FF

Parken

Att: 12,347

Thu 12 May

20:35

Malmö FF

4–2

Rosenborg

Malmö stadion

Att: 1,459

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   IFK Göteborg 4 3 1 0 7 3 +4 10
2   Vålerenga IF 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
3   SK Brann 4 0 1 3 2 6 −4 1
Thu 10 Mar 18:30 Göteborg 2–0 Brann Ullevi Att: 4,072

Thu 17 Mar

20:35

Brann

2–2

Vålerenga

Vestlandshallen

Att: 3,200

Sun 3 Apr

16:00

Vålerenga

2–2

Göteborg

Ullevaal

Att: 7,414

Thu 14 Apr

20:35

Göteborg

2–1

Vålerenga

Ullevi

Att: 4,119

Thu 28 Apr

20:30

Vålerenga

1–0

Brann

Ullevaal

Att: 2,780

Thu 12 May

18:00

Brann

0–1

Göteborg

Brann Stadion

Att: 1,813

FinalEdit


 2004-05 champions 
FC Copenhagen

Top scorersEdit

Goal scorer Team Goals
  Markus Rosenberg Malmö FF 7
  Frode Johnsen Rosenborg 5
  Thomas Kahlenberg Brøndby 5
  Fredrik Berglund Esbjerg 4
  Steffen Iversen Vålerenga 4
  Charlie Miller Brann 4
  George Mourad Göteborg 4
  Hjalte Nørregaard Copenhagen 4
  Ståle Stensaas Rosenborg 4
  Afonso Alves Malmö FF 3
  Karim Essediri Tromsø IL 3
  Peter Ijeh Göteborg 3

See alsoEdit