Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF or AGF Aarhus) is one of the oldest sport clubs in Denmark. As the name also reveal, the club was founded in 1880, mainly with Gymnastics but also Fencing as the main sports, though AGF later introduced a variety of other activities in both individual and team sports.
AGF is best known for its Association football team which was introduced in 1902 and has the longest streak in the Danish top division and also holds the record for most number of cup wins. However, the club struggled with poor results and a string of bad management decisions after its impressive 1995–96 season, which eventually lead to relegation from the Superliga in 2005–06 and again in 2009–10, though both times securing a quick return to top-flight level. The club currently plays in the top-tier of the league system, the Danish Superliga.
AGF has twice reached the quarter-final stage in European Cups: In 1961, losing to S.L. Benfica in the European Champion Clubs' Cup (1–4 home and 1–3 away), and in 1989, losing to FC Barcelona in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (0–1 home, 0–0 away). AGF has played a total of 52 matches in European Cups: 18 matches in the former European Champions' Cup, 18 in the Cup-Winners’ Cup (a Danish club record), 14 in the UEFA Cup and two preliminary round matches for the UEFA Cup. In the 2011–12 season AGF qualified for European football for the first time in 15 years. They will begin their campaign in the second qualifying round of the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League.
AGFs official fan club is AGF Fanclub Aarhus, founded 9 November 1992. AGF also have several unofficial fan clubs and support websites like Morethanaclub, GF-Forum.dk, AGFFAN.dk, Vesterbro Hardcore AGF, The Madhouse (Danish: Galehuset), The front (Danish: Forenden), CERES’ AGF fanklub, Nysir-Aarhus, AGF Fanclub Odder and Aarhus Youth (Danish: Aarhusiansk Ungdom).