Series 1 (Danish football)

Series 1 (Danish: Serie 1) is the sixth level in the league system of Danish football. The division is organized by the regional branches of the Danish Football Association (DBU). From 2021, as part of a structure change of the league system, Series 1 will become a seventh-tier division.[1]

Serie 1
CountryDenmark
ConfederationDBU
Divisions1 (DBU Bornholm)
2 (DBU Copenhagen)
2 (DBU Funen)
6 (DBU Jutland)
1 (DBU Lolland-Falster)
2 (DBU Zealand)
Number of teams6 (DBU Bornholm)
26 (DBU Copenhagen)
28 (DBU Funen)
48 (DBU Jutland)
12 (DBU Lolland-Falster)
28 (DBU Zealand)
Level on pyramid6
Promotion toCopenhagen Series
Funen Series
Jutland Series
Zealand Series
Relegation toSeries 2
Domestic cup(s)Danish Cup (1954–present)

The division has changed its name on numerous occasions. It has previously been known as B-rækken (up until 1921–22) and Mellemrækken (1947–1984), before settling with the current name of Serie 1 in 1985.

The competitionEdit

The season starts in the spring and ends in the fall, and there is promotion and relegation after each half season. Each club in the groups play the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents. The top team in each Series 1 group is promoted to fifth-tier regional leagues: Copenhagen Series, Funen Series, Jutland Series or Zealand Series. The bottom two teams in each Series 1 group are relegated to Series 2.[2]

AdministrationEdit

The regional branches of the Danish Football Association (DBU), DBU Copenhagen, DBU Funen, DBU Jutland and DBU Zealand, as well as the local branches under DBU Copenhagen and DBU Zealand, DBU Bornholm and DBU Lolland-Falster, respectively, are responsible for the administration of Series 1. The Bornholm and Lolland-Falster Series 1 tiers are named Bornholmsserien and LF-Serien. The Danish Football Association is responsible for the administration of the fourth tier Denmark Series and the higher tiers of the Danish football league system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ny turneringsstruktur for Danmarksserien og Kvinde 1. division". dbu.dk (in Danish). Danish Football Association. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rækkebeskrivelser - Serie 1". dbujylland.dk. DBU Jutland. Retrieved 15 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)