2008–09 Danish Superliga

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Danish Superliga
Season 2008–09
Champions F.C. Copenhagen
7th Superliga title
7th top-flight Danish title
Relegated Vejle Boldklub
AC Horsens
Champions League F.C. Copenhagen
Europa League Odense BK
Brøndby IF
AaB (via domestic cup)
Randers (via Fair Play)
Goals scored 544
Average goals/game 2.75
Top goalscorer Morten Nordstrand
Marc Nygaard
(16 goals both)
Biggest home win Nordsjælland 6–1 Randers (10 April 2009)
Odense 6–1 AGF (4 May 2009)
Biggest away win SønderjyskE 0–6 Brøndby (22 November 2008)
Highest scoring Brøndby 4–3 AC Horsens (3 November 2008)
F.C. Copenhagen 5–2 AC Horsens (7 December 2008)
Nordsjælland 6–1 Randers (10 April 2009)
Odense 6–1 AGF (4 May 2009)
(7 goals)
Longest winning run 5 – Odense BK (6 April to 23 April 2009) and Randers FC (13 April to 3 May 2009)
Longest unbeaten run 12 – Odense BK (6 April to 31 May 2009), Brøndby IF (31 August to 6 December 2008) and AaB (10 September 2008 to 5 April 2009)
Longest losing run 6 – SønderjyskE (22 March to 22 April 2009)
Highest attendance 32,856 – F.C. Copenhagen v Randers (31 May 2009)
Lowest attendance 1,609 – SønderjyskE v Midtjylland (7 December 2008)
Average attendance 8,814

The 2008–09 Danish Superliga was the 19th season of Danish Superliga league championship, which determines the winners of the Danish football championship, governed by the Danish Football Association. The season started on 19 July 2008 and ended on 31 May 2009. The defending champions were Aalborg BK.

The Danish champions qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2009–10 qualifying round. Runners-up and 3rd placed team qualified for UEFA Europa League 2009–10 qualifying rounds. 11th and 12th placed teams were relegated to the 1st Division. The 1st Division champions and runners-up were promoted to the Superliga. Originally the top 4 teams were supposed to qualify for the Royal Cup 2010, but due to economic problems the Scandinavian tournament was cancelled for the third year in a row.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The following teams were promoted to Superliga after the end of the 2007–08 season:

The following teams were relegated from Superliga after the end of the 2007–08 season:

Participating clubs[edit]

Club Finishing position
the previous season
First season in
top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
AaB 1st 1928–29 1987
AC Horsens 5th 1929–30 2005–06
AGF 10th 1918–19 2007–08
Brøndby IF 8th 1982 1982
Esbjerg fB 7th 1928–29 2001–02
F.C. Copenhagen 3rd 1992–93 1992–93
FC Midtjylland 2nd 2000–01 2000–01
FC Nordsjælland 9th 2002–03 2002–03
OB 4th 1927–28 1999–2000
Randers FC 6th 1941–42 2006–07
SønderjyskE 2nd in 1st Division 2000–01 2008–09
Vejle BK 1st in 1st Division 1940–41 2008–09

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
AaB Aalborg Energi Nord Arena 13,800
AC Horsens Horsens Casa Arena Horsens 8,000
AGF Aarhus NRGi Park 21,000
Brøndby IF Brøndby Brøndby Stadium 29,000
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg Blue Water Arena 18,000
F.C. Copenhagen Copenhagen Parken Stadium 34,098
FC Midtjylland Herning SAS Arena 11,809
FC Nordsjælland Farum Farum Park 10,000
OB Odense Fionia Park 15,761
Randers FC Randers Essex Park Randers 12,000
SønderjyskE Haderslev Haderslev Fodboldstadion 10,000
Vejle BK Vejle Vejle Stadion 10,500

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
AaB Sweden Erik Hamrén End of contract 30 June 2008 [1] Scotland Bruce Rioch 1 July 2008 [2] Pre-season
FC Midtjylland Denmark Erik Rasmussen Resigned 30 June 2008 [3] Denmark Thomas Thomasberg 1 July 2008 [3] Pre-season
AaB Scotland Bruce Rioch Sacked 23 October 2008 [4] Sweden Magnus Pehrsson 1 January 2009 [5] 11th
Esbjerg fB Denmark Troels Bech Sacked 16 November 2008 [6] Denmark Ove Pedersen 1 January 2009 [7] 12th
Brøndby IF Denmark Tom Køhlert Mutual consent 31 December 2008 [8] Denmark Kent Nielsen 1 January 2009 [8] 1st
AC Horsens Denmark Kent Nielsen Resigned 31 December 2008 [9] Denmark Henrik Jensen 1 January 2009 [10] 12th
AGF Denmark Ove Pedersen Sacked 31 December 2008 [11] Denmark Erik Rasmussen 1 January 2009 [11] 5th
Randers FC England Colin Todd Mutual consent 5 January 2009 [12][13] Denmark John Jensen 5 January 2009 [12][13] 7th
Vejle BK Denmark Ove Christensen Sacked 17 March 2009 [14] Sweden Mats Gren 1 July 2009 [15] 12th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Copenhagen (C) 33 23 5 5 67 26 +41 74 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 OB 33 21 6 6 65 31 +34 69 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
3 Brøndby IF 33 21 5 7 55 31 +24 68 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 FC Midtjylland 33 16 7 10 55 46 +9 55
5 Randers FC 33 11 13 9 52 50 +2 46 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
6 AGF 33 13 6 14 39 44 −5 45
7 AaB 33 9 12 12 40 49 −9 39 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
8 FC Nordsjælland 33 9 8 16 44 53 −9 35
9 Esbjerg fB 33 7 11 15 32 41 −9 32
10 SønderjyskE 33 5 13 15 30 56 −26 28
11 Vejle BK (R) 33 4 13 16 30 59 −29 25 Relegation to Danish 1st Division
12 AC Horsens (R) 33 5 9 19 35 58 −23 24

Source: dbu.dk (Danish)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Because F.C. Copenhagen, winners of Danish Cup 2008–09, also won the league, Odense BK as league runners-up earned a spot in the third while cup runners-up AaB qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2Denmark was ranked second in the UEFA Fair Play Ranking[16] and thereby earned an additional Europa League spot, with the winners of national Fair Play competition entering in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. That spot was granted to Randers FC because they were the best team in the national Fair Play competition which has not already qualified for Europe.[17]
(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.

Results[edit]

Matchday 1–11[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AaB ACH AGF BIF EfB FCK FCM FCN OB RFC SE VB
AaB 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–3
AC Horsens 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0
AGF 3–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–1
Brøndby IF 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–3
Esbjerg fB 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1
Copenhagen 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0
FC Midtjylland 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–1
FC Nordsjælland 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1
OB 3–1 0–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 2–0
Randers FC 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
SønderjyskE 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Vejle BK 2–3 0–0 0–3 1–3 2–1

Source: dbu.dk (Danish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Matchday 12–33[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AaB ACH AGF BIF EfB FCK FCM FCN OB RFC SE VB
AaB 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0
AC Horsens 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 2–1 2–2 0–3 0–0
AGF 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1
Brøndby IF 2–0 4–3 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–4 2–1 0–0 3–0 5–1 2–0
Esbjerg fB 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–2
Copenhagen 3–0 5–2 2–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–3 4–0 4–1
FC Midtjylland 2–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0
FC Nordsjælland 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–4 6–1 0–0 4–1
OB 1–1 2–1 6–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–0
Randers FC 1–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–2
SønderjyskE 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–6 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–0
Vejle BK 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–5 1–1 3–2

Source: dbu.dk (Danish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Goals[edit]

Source: dbu.dk (Danish)

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Denmark Morten Nordstrand F.C. Copenhagen 16
Denmark Marc Nygaard Randers FC 16
3 Denmark Frank Kristensen FC Midtjylland 15
4 Brazil Gilberto Macena AC Horsens 12
Nigeria Peter Utaka OB 12
6 Brazil Aílton José Almeida F.C. Copenhagen 11
Denmark Martin Bernburg FC Nordsjælland 11
Senegal Baye Djiby Fall OB 11
Brazil César Santín F.C. Copenhagen 11
10 Denmark Søren Berg Randers FC 10
Denmark Jonas Borring FC Midtjylland 10
Denmark Bajram Fetai FC Nordsjælland 10
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Own goals[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Scorer Game Date
Nigeria Babajide Collins Babatunde Midtjylland v OB 10 August 2008
Denmark Jan Kristiansen SønderjyskE v Brøndby 22 November 2008
Denmark Martin Bernburg Nordsjælland v Randers 10 April 2009
Denmark Bajram Fetai Nordsjælland v Vejle 18 May 2009

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Cards[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Source: hvemvandt.dk (Danish)

Team Average Highest Lowest
Copenhagen 20,038 32,856 11,286
Brøndby 16,908 26,014 9,689
AGF 11,516 18,239 8,246
OB 10,218 15,486 6,662
Midtjylland 7,777 10,613 5,670
Esbjerg 7,229 12,081 4,049
AaB 7,168 9,470 5,415
Vejle 6,524 10,092 3,429
Randers 6,059 8,550 3,322
Horsens 4,685 8,217 2,604
Nordsjælland 4,020 8,443 2,019
SønderjyskE 3,420 6,988 1,609

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Winner Runners-ups
July/August Senegal Baye Djiby Fall (OB)[18] Denmark Christopher Poulsen (Midtjylland)
Senegal Tidiane Sane (Randers)
September Senegal Baye Djiby Fall (OB)[19] Brazil César Santin (Copenhagen)
Denmark Stephan Andersen (Brøndby)
October Denmark Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brøndby)[20] Senegal Baye Djiby Fall (OB)
Brazil César Santin (Copenhagen)
November Denmark Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brøndby)[21] Denmark Morten Nordstrand (Copenhagen)
Denmark Hans Henrik Andreasen (OB)
March Sweden Andreas Johansson (AaB)[22] Sweden Fredrik Björck (Esbjerg)
Denmark Jimmy Nielsen (Vejle)
April Nigeria Peter Utaka (OB)[23] Denmark Jesper Grønkjær (Copenhagen)
Denmark Marc Nygaard (Randers)
May Brazil Aílton José Almeida (Copenhagen)[24] Denmark Søren Berg (Randers)
Denmark Jakob Poulsen (AGF)

Kits[edit]

Team Kit maker Shirt sponsor Notes
AaB hummel Spar Nord Same as 2007–08
AC Horsens hummel TeliaSonera Same as 2007–08
AGF hummel Ceres / Faxe Kondi New home and away kits
Brøndby IF adidas KasiGroup/UNICEF KasiGroup replaced Codan as head sponsors, and gave the sponsorhip place to UNICEF. New home kits.
Esbjerg fB Umbro Frøs Herreds Sparekasse New away kit without black stripe along the sides
F.C. Copenhagen Kappa Carlsberg New kits and printings
FC Midtjylland Puma SPAR Same as 2007–08
FC Nordsjælland H2O Jyske Bank Same as 2007–08
OB Puma Carlsberg Puma replaced Nike as kit makers
Randers FC Umbro none Forenede Rengøring stopped being head sponsors. New kits.
SønderjyskE hummel Sydbank New home kit
Vejle BK hummel Champions Club Same as 2007–08

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "VB stopper samarbejdet med Ove Christensen" (in Danish). vejle-boldklub.dk. 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
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  20. ^ "Månedens SAS Ligaspiller er fundet" (in Danish). onside.dk. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  21. ^ "Og månedens spiller blev..." (in Danish). onside.dk. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
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