2011–12 Danish Superliga

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Danish Superliga
Season 2011–12
Champions FC Nordsjælland
Relegated Lyngby BK
HB Køge
Champions League FC Nordsjælland
F.C. Copenhagen
Europa League FC Midtjylland
AC Horsens
AGF
Matches played 198
Goals scored 540 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Dame N'Doye (17)
Biggest home win Brøndby 5–0 HB Køge
Horsens 5–0 SønderjyskE
SønderjyskE 5-0 AaB
Biggest away win HB Køge 0–5 Copenhagen
Highest scoring Nordsjælland 5–3 AGF
Longest winning run 8 (F.C. Copenhagen)[1]
Longest unbeaten run 12 (F.C. Copenhagen)[1]
Longest losing run 5 (OB)[1]
Highest attendance 25,651[2] (F.C. Copenhagen v AGF)[3]
Lowest attendance 1,059[2] (Lyngby Boldklub v AC Horsens)[4]
Average attendance 7,106[2]

The 2011–12 Danish Superliga season was the 22nd season of the Danish Superliga, which decided the Danish football championship. The season began on 16 July 2011 (2011-07-16) with OB, the previous season's runners-up playing the cup winners FC Nordsjælland. It concluded on 25 May 2012 (2012-05-25) with six simultaneous matches. F.C. Copenhagen were the defending champions, having won their ninth league championship and third consecutively last season.

Since Denmark climbed from fifteenth to twelfth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2010–11 season,[5] the 2011–12 league champions will now directly enter the group stage of the UEFA Champions League instead of having to compete in the qualifying rounds. The remaining allocation of European spots remains unchanged.

Teams[edit]

Randers and Esbjerg finished the 2010–11 season in 11th and 12th place, respectively, and were relegated to the 2011–12 1st Division. Randers were relegated after five seasons in the Superliga, while Esbjerg leave after 10 seasons in the league.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2010–11 1st Division champions AGF and runners-up HB Køge. Both clubs make their immediate return to the highest Danish football league.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Capacity 2010–11 position
Aalborg BK Aalborg Energi Nord Arena 13,797 10th
AC Horsens Horsens CASA Arena Horsens 10,400 9th
AGF Aarhus NRGi Park 20,032 1D, 1st
Brøndby IF Brøndby Brøndby Stadium 29,000 3rd
FC Copenhagen Copenhagen Parken 38,065 1st
FC Midtjylland Herning MCH Arena 11,800 4th
FC Nordsjælland Farum Farum Park 9,900 6th
HB Køge Herfølge SEAS-NVE Park 8,000 1D, 2nd
Lyngby BK Lyngby Lyngby Stadion 8,000 8th
OB Odense TRE-FOR Park 15,633 2nd
Silkeborg IF Silkeborg Mascot Park 10,000 5th
SønderjyskE Haderslev Haderslev Fodboldstadion 10,000 7th

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Aalborg BK Denmark Kent Nielsen Denmark Thomas Augustinussen Spar Nord
AC Horsens Denmark Johnny Mølby Denmark Niels Lodberg Telia Stofa
AGF Denmark Peter Sørensen Denmark Steffen Rasmussen YouSee
Brøndby IF Lithuania Aurelijus Skarbalius United States Clarence Goodson Unicef
F.C. Copenhagen Denmark Carsten V. Jensen Denmark Mathias ”Zanka” Jørgensen Carlsberg
FC Midtjylland Denmark Glen Riddersholm Denmark Kristian Bak Nielsen SPAR
FC Nordsjælland Denmark Kasper Hjulmand Denmark Nikolai Stokholm Arbejdernes Landsbank
HB Køge Denmark Tommy Møller Nielsen Denmark Thomas G. Christensen SEAS-NVE
Lyngby BK Denmark Niels Frederiksen Denmark Mathias Tauber J. Jensen A/S
OB Denmark Poul Hansen (caretaker) Denmark Anders Møller Christensen Carlsberg
Silkeborg IF Denmark Troels Bech Denmark Henrik Pedersen Mascot International
SønderjyskE Denmark Lars Søndergaard Denmark Michael Larsen Frøs Herreds Sparekasse

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
SønderjyskE Denmark Michael Hemmingsen Signed by Randers FC 29 May 2011[6] Denmark Lars Søndergaard 9 June 2011[7] Pre-Season
F.C. Copenhagen Norway Ståle Solbakken End of contract 31 May 2011[8] Sweden Roland Nilsson 1 June 2011[9] Pre-Season
FC Nordsjælland Denmark Morten Wieghorst Signed by Denmark U21 30 June 2011[10] Denmark Kasper Hjulmand 1 July 2011[11] Pre-Season
Brøndby IF Denmark Henrik Jensen Sacked 24 October 2011[12] Lithuania Aurelijus Skarbalius 24 October 2011[12] 10th
HB Køge Lithuania Aurelijus Skarbalius Signed by Brøndby IF 24 October 2011[12] Denmark Tommy Møller Nielsen 24 October 2011[13] 12th
F.C. Copenhagen Sweden Roland Nilsson Sacked 9 January 2012[14] Denmark Carsten V. Jensen 9 January 2012[15] 1st
Odense Boldklub Denmark Henrik Clausen Sacked 26 March 2012[16] Denmark Poul Hansen (caretaker) 26 March 2012[17] 9th

Originally, Skarbalius was meant to take over the assistant coach job at Brøndby on 31 December 2011 at the end of his HB Køge contract and be replaced by Tommy Møller Nielsen, however on 24 October Henrik Jensen was fired and the move was moved forwards, while Skarbalius was made head coach.[18][19]

Roland Nilsson became the second head coach to be fired with his team top of the Superliga after Christian Andersen was fired by Akademisk Boldklub after 11 rounds of the 1998–99 season.[20]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nordsjælland (C) 33 21 5 7 49 22 +27 68 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Copenhagen 33 19 9 5 55 26 +29 66 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Midtjylland 33 17 7 9 50 40 +10 58 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
4 AC Horsens 33 17 6 10 53 39 +14 57 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
5 AGF 33 12 12 9 47 40 +7 48 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
6 SønderjyskE 33 11 11 11 48 51 −3 44
7 AaB 33 12 8 13 42 48 −6 44
8 Silkeborg IF 33 11 10 12 51 47 +4 43
9 Brøndby 33 9 9 15 35 46 −11 36
10 OB 33 8 10 15 46 50 −4 34
11 Lyngby Boldklub (R) 33 8 4 21 32 60 −28 0282 Relegation to the 2012–13 Danish 1st Division
12 HB Køge (R) 33 4 7 22 32 71 −39 19

Updated to games played on 20 May 2012.
Source: Danish Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Because 2011–12 Danish Cup winners Copenhagen qualified for the Champions League, and runners-up Horsens qualified for the Europa League through league position, the distribution of the Europa League spots reverted back to league positions.
2 Lyngby Boldklub were originally deducted 3 points on 22 September 2011 for failing to have had the contract of former player Lasse Rise approved by the Danish FA, however they appealed the verdict and were returned the 3 points on 19 October 2011
(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 FCK FCM FCN HBK LBK OB SIF SE
AaB 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1
AC Horsens 3–3 0–3 0–1 3–0 4–3
AGF 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–2
Brøndby 2–2 1–4 1–2 5–0 1–0 2–2
Copenhagen 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1
Midtjylland 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–0
Nordsjælland 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–0
HB Køge 1–4 0–2 2–4 2–3 3–0
Lyngby Boldklub 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 0–1
OB 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–4
Silkeborg IF 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–1
SønderjyskE 0–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–0

Source: Danish Football Association (Danish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = 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 FCK FCM FCN HBK LBK OB SIF SE
AaB 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–2
AC Horsens 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 5–0
AGF 1–1 1–3 5–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–3
Brøndby 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–0
Copenhagen 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
Midtjylland 1–3 4–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1
Nordsjælland 1–0 3–0 5–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
HB Køge 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–5 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–3 1–3
Lyngby Boldklub 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–3 0–4
OB 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–3 0–1 2–4 4–0 2–2 1–1
Silkeborg IF 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
SønderjyskE 5–0 1–4 1–1 3–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–4 2–4

Updated to games played on 20 May 2012.
Source: Danish Football Association (Danish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

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