2007–08 Danish Superliga

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SAS Ligaen
Season 2007–08
Champions AaB
3rd Superliga title
3rd top-flight Danish title
Relegated Viborg FF
Lyngby BK
Champions League AaB (Second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Brøndby IF (First qualifying round; via Danish Cup)
FC Midtjylland (First qualifying round)
F.C. Copenhagen (First qualifying round)
FC Nordsjælland (First qualifying round; via Fair Play)
Intertoto Cup OB (Second round)
Goals scored 543
Average goals/game 2.74
Top goalscorer Jeppe Curth (17)
Biggest home win FC Midtjylland 5–0 Brøndby IF (2007-07-29)
Randers FC 5–0 AaB (2007-08-01)
Biggest away win Viborg FF 0–5 Esbjerg fB (2007-07-22)
Lyngby BK 1–6 Esbjerg fB (2007-08-20)
Highest scoring AGF 3–5 AaB (2007-10-08)
AaB 5–3 Lyngby BK (2007-12-02)
FC Nordsjælland 5–3 Viborg FF (2008-04-27)
(8 goals)
Longest winning run 6 – AaB (26 August-20 October)
Longest unbeaten run 12 – F.C. Copenhagen (25 July-28 October)
Longest losing run 7 – Viborg FF (24 September-25 November)
Highest attendance 32,153 – F.C. Copenhagen v Brøndby IF (2007-12-02)
Lowest attendance 1,501 – Lyngby BK v Randers FC (2008-04-13)
Average attendance 8,424

The 2007–08 Danish Superliga season was the 18th season of the Danish Superliga league championship, which determined the winners of the Danish football championship. It was governed by the Danish Football Association. It started with the first match on July 18, 2007 and ended with the final match on May 24, 2008.

The Danish champions qualified for UEFA Champions League 2008-09. The runners-up and no. 3 qualified for the UEFA Cup 2008-09. The 4th placed team qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008. The 11th and 12th placed teams were relegated to the 1st Division. The 1st Division champions and runners-up are promoted to the Superliga.

Participants[edit]

Clubs placed on map
Club
Finishing position
last season
First season in
top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
AaB 3rd 1928–29 1987
AC Horsens 10th 1929–30 2005–06
AGF 2nd in 1st Division 1918–19 2007–08
Brøndby IF 6th 1982 1982
Esbjerg fB 7th 1928–29 2001–02
F.C. Copenhagen 1st 1992–93 1992–93
FC Midtjylland 2nd 2000–01 2000–01
FC Nordsjælland 5th 2002–03 2002–03
Lyngby BK 1st in 1st Division 1980 2007–08
OB 4th 1927–28 1999-00
Randers FC 8th 1941–42 2006–07
Viborg FF 9th 1927–28 1998–99

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AaB (C) 33 22 5 6 60 38 +22 71 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Midtjylland 33 18 8 7 53 36 +17 62 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Copenhagen 33 17 9 7 51 29 +22 60
4 OB 33 12 16 5 46 27 +19 52 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
5 AC Horsens 33 14 10 9 47 43 +4 52
6 Randers FC 33 13 8 12 41 33 +8 47
7 Esbjerg fB 33 13 6 14 59 54 +5 45
8 Brøndby IF 33 11 10 12 44 44 0 43 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round 1
9 FC Nordsjælland 33 11 10 12 47 51 −4 43 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round 2
10 AGF 33 7 8 18 33 51 −18 29
11 Viborg FF (R) 33 5 5 23 29 68 −39 20 Relegation to Danish 1st Division
12 Lyngby Boldklub (R) 33 3 9 21 33 69 −36 18

Source: Danish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 via Danish Cup 2007-08
2 via UEFA Fair Play ranking.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Cards[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Team Average Highest Lowest
Copenhagen 19,454 32,153 13,851
Brøndby 15,906 25,313 9,865
AGF 9,827 14,077 4,148
OB 9,012 14,616 6,149
Midtjylland 8,971 11,763 4,909
AaB 8,945 13,647 4,729
Randers 6,884 11,053 3,815
Esbjerg 6,610 11,008 4,089
Viborg 4,416 6,981 2,952
Nordsjælland 4,197 9,045 2,299
Horsens 3,992 6,700 2,115
Lyngby 2,474 6,955 1,035

Goals[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Scored for Goals
1 Denmark Jeppe Curth AaB 17
2 Denmark Martin Bernburg FC Nordsjælland 14
3 Denmark Peter Graulund AGF 13
Denmark Henrik Hansen AC Horsens
5 Denmark Frank Kristensen FC Midtjylland 12
6 Faroe Islands Christian Holst Lyngby BK 9
Brazil Gilberto Macena AC Horsens
Zambia Christopher Katongo Brøndby IF
Sweden Rade Prica AaB
10 Sweden Marcus Allbäck F.C. Copenhagen 8
Denmark Hans Henrik Andreasen OB
Denmark Mikkel Beckmann Lyngby BK
Canada Atiba Hutchinson F.C. Copenhagen
Sweden Rawez Lawan AC Horsens
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals

Hat-tricks[edit]

Scorer Game Date
Denmark Rajko Lekic Viborg v Esbjerg 22 July 2007
Denmark Thomas Dalgaard Randers v AaB 1 August 2007
Denmark Jeppe Curth AGF v AaB 8 October 2007
Denmark Peter Graulund AGF v Nordsjælland 28 November 2007
Senegal Baye Djiby Fall Lyngby v OB 4 April 2008

Results[edit]

To read this table, the home team is listed in the left-hand column.

  AaB ACH AGF BIF EfB FCK FCM FCN LBK OB RFC VFF
AaB   1–0 2–0
3–1
3–0
2–0
2–0 1–1
0–0
1–0 2–1
3–1
5–3 2–3
2–0
3–0 3–2
2–0
AC Horsens 1–1
1–2
  0–0 4–2
1–3
4–3
3–1
3–2 2–1
1–1
2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0
1–0
1–1
AGF 3–5 1–2
1–2
  1–1 0–1 0–1
0–2
2–0 1–2
3–3
0–0
3–1
0–2
0–2
0–0 0–0
Brøndby IF 0–1 3–0 0–1
2–1
  2–1 0–1
2–1
2–1 2–2
3–0
3–0
3–0
1–1
0–2
1–1
3–1
1–1
Esbjerg fB 1–2
1–1
1–3 2–2
0–1
1–0
3–2
  2–1 2–0
3–2
1–2 2–1 0–0 1–3
3–2
2–1
F.C. Copenhagen 4–0 1–0
1–0
1–1 1–1 5–2
2–1
  0–0
0–2
1–1 2–0
3–1
2–1 1–0
0–1
3–1
3–0
FC Midtjylland 2–1
2–0
1–1 2–0
3–2
5–0
1–1
2–2 2–2   1–0 2–1 2–1
3–1
3–2
2–1
1–0
2–1
FC Nordsjælland 1–2 0–0
1–2
3–2 1–0 3–1
3–2
1–0
1–2
1–1
0–3
  0–1
0–0
3–3 2–1 4–0
5–3
Lyngby BK 3–4
0–2
0–0
4–1
1–3 2–2 1–6
1–3
1–4 1–2
1–2
0–0   0–3 0–3
0–0
2–0
OB 1–1 3–3
2–0
2–0 0–0 1–1
1–1
0–0
0–0
0–1 3–0
0–0
1–1
1–1
  0–0 4–0
1–0
Randers FC 5–0
1–0
0–0 0–1
4–1
2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1
2–1
2–2 0–0
0–2
  2–0
0–2
Viborg FF 0–1 2–1
1–3
2–0
0–2
1–1
1–2
0–5
0–4
2–3 1–1 2–3 2–1
3–2
0–2 0–1  

Kits 2007–2008[edit]

Team Kit maker Shirt sponsor Notes
AaB hummel Spar Nord Same kits as 06/07 until November 25, 2007 where a new home kit was introduced. It doesn't have the white field on the front, and it also features gold printings.
AC Horsens hummel Telia Stofa Spar Nord and 3-stjernet replaced as sponsors by cable TV company Telia Stofa. New home kit, and new gray/black away kit.
AGF hummel Ceres/Faxe Kondi Same kits as 06/07.
Brøndby IF adidas Codan Same home and 3rd kit as 06/07. New brown away shirt with light blue details.
Esbjerg fB Umbro Frøs Herreds Sparekasse New home kit with several stribes, and stribes on the sleeves. Gold printings.
F.C. Copenhagen Kappa Carlsberg New kits with blue collar and gold printings on the back.
FC Midtjylland Puma SPAR New kits in regular PUMA-style.
FC Nordsjælland H2O Jyske Bank Same kits as 06/07 until December 2, 2007, where a new purple home kit was introduced.
Lyngby BK Nike Herbalife New home kit with white sleeves. New red away kit.
OB Nike Carlsberg Same home kit as spring 07. New black away kit.
Randers FC Umbro Forenede Rengøring Same kits as 06/07
Viborg FF PUMA Telia Same kits as 06/07

Stadiums[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
F.C. Copenhagen Parken Stadium 34,098
Brøndby IF Brøndby Stadium 29,000
AGF NRGi Park 20,200
OB Fionia Park 15,761
AaB Energi Nord Arena 13,800
Esbjerg fB Blue Water Arena 13,282
Lyngby BK Lyngby Stadion 12,000
Randers FC Essex Park Randers 12,000
FC Midtjylland SAS Arena 11,809
FC Nordsjælland Farum Park 10,000
Viborg FF Viborg Stadion 9,566
AC Horsens Casa Arena Horsens 6,700

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
OB Scotland Bruce Rioch Quit 12 March 2007[1] Denmark Lars Olsen 1 July 2007[2]
Randers FC Denmark Lars Olsen End of contract 30 June 2007[3] England Colin Todd 1 July 2007[4]
Viborg FF Sweden Anders Linderoth Mutual consent 9 November 2007[5] Sweden Hans Eklund 1 January 2008[6]

[edit]

The following teams were promoted to the Superliga at the end of last season:

  • Lyngby BK (Winners of the 1st Division)
  • AGF (Runners-up in the 1st Division)

Relegated teams[edit]

The following teams were relegated from the Superliga last season:

  • Vejle B (Won 2–1 away to AC Horsens on May 24, 2007, but Viborg won also.)
  • Silkeborg IF (Drew 1–1 with FC Nordsjælland on May 20, 2007 when they needed a win.)

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Wamsler, Morten (2007-03-12). "Bruce Rioch stopper øjeblikkeligt i OB" (in Danish). Odense Boldklub. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  2. ^ Wamsler, Morten (2007-01-24). "Lars Olsen bliver ny træner i OB" (in Danish). Odense Boldklub. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Ib (2007-01-24). "Lars Olsen stopper i Randers FC til sommer" (in Danish). Randers FC. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ Rasmussen, Ib (2007-04-10). "Colin Todd ny cheftræner i Randers FC" (in Danish). Randers FC. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  5. ^ Henriksen, Peder (2007-11-09). "Viborg F.F. og Anders Linderoth skilles" (in Danish). Viborg FF. Archived from the original on 11 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  6. ^ Henriksen, Peder (2007-11-26). "Eklund ny cheftræner i Viborg F.F." (in Danish). Viborg FF. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 

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