Benny Johansen

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Benny Johansen
Personal information
Full name Benny Johansen
Date of birth (1949-03-18) March 18, 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Denmark
Club information
Current team
Fredensborg BI
Youth career
Ryvang FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 B 1903
1973–1977 Helsingborgs IF
1978–1980 B 1903
National team
1972 Denmark u-21 1 (0)
Teams managed
1981–1982 HGI
1983–1984 Espergærde IF
1988 B 1903 (youth)
1989 B 1903 (assistant)
1990–1991 B 1903
1992–1994 F.C. Copenhagen
1994–1995 F.C. Copenhagen
1995–1997 Al Rayyan Sports Club
1997–1999 Køge BK
1999–2002 Silkeborg IF
2002–2004 Ølstykke FC
2004–2006 BK Fremad Amager
2006–2007 BK Fremad Amager (Director of Sports)
2008–2011 Fredensborg BI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Benny Johansen (born 18 March 1949) is a Danish former football (soccer) player and manager. He won the Danish championship twice as a player for B 1903 and once as a manager of FC Copenhagen. He played one game for the Denmark national under-21 football team in 1972.[1]


Playing career[edit]

Johansen played his youth football for amateur club Ryvang FC, before making his senior debut for B 1903 in 1968. With B 1903, he won the 1969 and 1970 Danish football championship. Johansen scored both goals in B 1903's 2-1 win against Celtic FC in the 1971-72 European Cup, though B 1903 was eliminated 4-2 on aggregate.[2] In 1972, Johansen moved abroad to play for Swedish club Helsingborgs IF.[2] He moved back to B 1903 in 1978, but suffered a knee injury,[2] and ended his playing career in 1980.

Coaching career[edit]

Johansen started his coaching career with amateur team HGI from 1981 to 1982, and Espergærde IF from 1983 and 1984. In 1988, Johansen was back at B 1903, coaching the youth team. In 1989 he became B 1903 assistant manager. He became manager of B 1903 in 1990, and led the team to the quarter-finals of the 1991-92 UEFA Cup, beating Aberdeen, Bayern Munich, and Trabzonspor, before being eliminated by Torino Calcio.[2] In 1992, Johansen became the first coach of F.C. Copenhagen, a newly created fusion of B 1903 and KB, and guided the team to the 1992 Danish Superliga championship. In 1994, Keld Kristensen was named manager of FC Copenhagen, before Johansen managed the club again from 1994 to 1995.

In 1995, Johansen moved abroad to coach Al Rayyan Sports Club in Qatar. He was recommended to the club by his predecessor and compatriot Jørgen E. Larsen.[3] In 1997, he moved back to Denmark to coach Køge Boldklub. In 1999, he took over as manager of Silkeborg IF, and led the club to the 2001 Danish Cup in May 2001.[4] In October 2001, Johansen was fired by Silkeborg IF and replaced by Morten Bruun.[5] From the summer of 2002 to September 2004, he was manager of Ølstykke FC.[6] He moved directly on to manage BK Fremad Amager.[7] In October 2006 he was named sports director of Fremad Amager,[8] but left the job in March 2007 in order to continue his managerial career.[9] He went on to coach on an amateur team.[10]



  1. ^ Benny Johansen at
  2. ^ a b c d Allan Nielsen, FCK-træner stod bag sejr over Celtic, Politiken, 25 September 2006.
  3. ^ "الصفحة 13 (4-6-1995)". 6 April 1995. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Benny J: Vi kan klare mosten,, 24 May 2001.
  5. ^ Morten Bruun træner i Silkeborg,, 22 October 2001.
  6. ^ Benny Johansen stopper i Ølstykke,, 20 September 2004.
  7. ^ Fremad Amager med ny træner,, 30 September 2004.
  8. ^ Mestertræner bliver manager på Amager,, 27 October 2006.
  9. ^ Benny Johansen stopper i Fremad Amager,, 29 March 2007.
  10. ^ Søren Houlind, Jagten er slut for Benny Johansen,, 1 September 2007.