Danish Cup

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Danish Cup
DBU Pokalen logo.png
Founded 1955
Region  Denmark
Number of teams 104
Current champions AaB (2013–14)
Most successful club(s) AGF (9 titles)
Website The Danish Cup
2014–15 Danish Cup

The Danish Cup (Danish: Landspokalturneringen) is the official "knockout" cup competition in Danish football, run by the Danish Football Association. The cup has been contested annually since 1955. The cup has taken name after various sponsors over the years, but is currently known as DBU Pokalen after the Danish Football Association, Dansk Boldspil-Union.

The winner will qualify for the UEFA Europa League tournament the following year, where they (as of the 2009–10 season) will enter in the third qualifying round.

The latest edition, Danish Cup 2013-14, was won by Superliga-side AaB, beating Superliga-side FC Copenhagen 4-2 on May 15, 2014 at Parken Stadium.

The final traditionally takes place on Kristi Himmelfarts Dag (The Ascension) and it is always played in the Danish national stadium Parken. However in the 1991 and 1992 seasons the final had been rescheduled to Odense Stadion and Århus Stadion respectively due to the renovation of Parken. Furthermore, in 2011, because Ascension Thursday fell on June 2 and an international match date was already alloted for this date, the Danish Cup final was played two weeks earlier on May 22, which coincided with the annual Copenhagen Marathon.

The two clubs with most final appearances are AGF with 11 finals and AaB with 10, but with quite different success; AGF having won 9 of their 11 finals, while AaB have only won 2 finals.

Attention has been brought to the fact that the final on most occasions unpractically is played before the last rounds of the league, which can open up for speculation in the benefit of losing league games at the end of the season especially for the cup runner-up if the winner is heading for the league championship. Recently former AaB player David Nielsen claimed in his autobiography that after losing the cupfinal in 2004 to FC Copenhagen, he deliberately missed opportunities to score against them when AaB and FC Copenhagen met in the final league match because FCK would win the championship (and thereby the double) and land AaB in the UEFA cup as losing cup finalists.

Format[edit]

The 2003/04 season finale between F.C. Copenhagen and AaB in Parken Stadium.

Each club may only have one team in the tournament (their first team). If a match (except one of the two-legged semifinals, except if the 2nd match's result gives an aggregate tie, including the away goals rule) ends in a tie, two fifteen-minute extra time periods will be played, with penalty kicks if the tie remains after the extra time.

The participants[edit]

The teams are not seeded, but the lowest placed team from the previous season will always get the home pitch advantage.

Until 2005/06[edit]

  • 1st round, 64 teams
  • 2nd round, 32+8 teams
    • 32 teams from the 1st round (winners)
    • 8 teams from the 1st division (9th–16th placed)
  • 3rd round, 20+8 teams
    • 20 teams from the 2nd round
    • 6 teams from the 1st division (3rd–8th placed)
    • 2 teams from the Superliga (11th–12th, the relegated teams which are now in the 1st division)
  • 4th round, 14+6 teams
    • 14 teams from the 3rd round
    • 4 teams from the Superliga (7th–10th)
    • 2 teams from the 1st division (1st–2nd, the promoted teams which are now in the Superliga)
  • 5th round, 10+6 teams
    • 10 teams from the 4th round
    • 6 teams from the Superliga (1st–6th)
  • Quarterfinals, 8 teams
    • 8 teams from the 5th round

– and so on until the finals.

From 2006/07[edit]

  • 1st round, 88 teams
  • 2nd round, 44+12 teams
    • 44 teams from the 1st round (winners)
    • 4 teams from the 1st division (1st–4th placed)
    • 8 teams from the Superliga (5th–12th placed).
  • 3rd round, 28+4 teams
    • 28 teams from the 2nd round
    • 4 teams from the Superliga (1st–4th placed)
  • 4th round, 16 teams
    • 16 teams from the 3rd round
  • Quarterfinals, 8 teams
    • 8 teams from the 4th round

– and so on until the finals.

Earlier names[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Final[1]
Winner (title no.) Score Runner-up Man of the Match (Pokalfighter)[2] Stadium Attendance
Landspokalturneringen
1954–55 AGF 4 – 0 Aalborg Chang Aage Rou Jensen, AGF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 10,300
1955–56 Frem 1 – 0 AB Bent Jørgensen, Frem Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 23,000
1956–57 AGF (2) 2 – 0 Esbjerg fB John Amdisen, AGF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 25,000
1957–58 Vejle 3 – 2 KB Knud Herbert Sørensen, Vejle Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 28,600
1958–59 Vejle (2) 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) AGF Erling Sørensen, Vejle Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 33,000
Replay: 1 – 0 N/A Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 17,700
1959–60 AGF (3) 2 – 0 Frem Sakskøbing Vagn Hansen, Frem Sakskøbing Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 17,500
1960–61 AGF (4) 2 – 0 KB John Amdisen, AGF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 33,500
1961–62 B 1909 1 – 0 Esbjerg fB Bruno Eliasen, B 1909 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 18,000
1962–63 B 1913 2 – 1 Køge Hans Andersen, Køge Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 10,900
1963–64 Esbjerg fB 2 – 1 Odense KFUM Carl Bertelsen, Esbjerg fB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 24,500
1964–65 AGF (5) 1 – 0 KB Frank Johansen, KB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 18,600
1965–66 AaB 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) KB Leif Skov, AaB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 18,600
1966–67 Randers Freja 1 – 0 AaB Jørgen Rasmussen, Randers Freja Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 13,700
1967–68 Randers Freja (2) 3 – 1 Vejle Per Gaardsøe, Randers Freja Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 15,200
1968–69 KB 3 – 0 Frem Flemming Pedersen, KB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 18,500
1969–70 AaB (2) 2 – 1 Lyngby Carsten Aagaard, Lyngby Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 18,200
1970–71 B 1909 (2) 1 – 0 Frem Arno Hansen, B 1909 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 23,700
1971–72 Vejle (3) 2 – 0 Fremad Amager Tonny Hartvig Nielsen, Fremad Amager Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 20,200
1972–73 Randers Freja (3) 2 – 0 B 1901 Helge Vonsyld, Randers Freja Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 21,800
1973–74 Vanløse IF 5 – 2 OB Per Bartram, OB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 20,000
1974–75 Vejle (4) 1 – 0 Holbæk B&I Niels Tune, Holbæk B&I Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 26,300
1975–76 Esbjerg fB (2) 2 – 1 Holbæk B&I Jens Jørn Bertelsen, Esbjerg fB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 23,500
1976–77 Vejle (5) 2 – 1 B 1909 Henning Andersen, B 1909 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 13,100
1977–78 Frem (2) 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Esbjerg fB Erik Jespersen, Esbjerg fB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 12,700
Replay: 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) N/A Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 1,800
Replay: 1 – 1 (a.e.t., 5 – 4 pen.) Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 2,300
1978–79 B 1903 1 – 0 Køge Peter Poulsen, Køge Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 9,800
1979–80 Hvidovre IF 5 – 3 Lyngby Michael Christensen, Hvidovre IF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 23,500
1980–81 Vejle (6) 2 – 1 Frem Poul Erik Østergaard, Vejle Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 17,500
1981–82 B 93 3 – 3 (a.e.t.) B 1903 Ole Pedersen, B 93 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 7,600
Replay: 1 – 0 N/A Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 5,300
1982–83 OB 3 – 0 B 1901 Morten Donnerup, OB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 7,700
1983–84 Lyngby 2 – 1 KB Bo Fosgaard, KB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 25,800
1984–85 Lyngby (2) 3 – 2 Esbjerg fB Henrik Nielsen, Esbjerg fB Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 9,200
1985–86 B 1903 (2) 2 – 1 Ikast fS Sigurd Kristensen, Ikast fS Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 5,600
1986–87 AGF (6) 3 – 0 AaB Karsten Christensen, AGF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 6,300
1987–88 AGF (7) 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Brøndby IF Troels Rasmussen, AGF Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 20,000
1988–89 Brøndby IF 6 – 3 (a.e.t.) Ikast fS Klaus Granlund, Ikast fS Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 11,600
Giro Cup
1989–90 Lyngby (3) 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) AGF Henrik Larsen, Lyngby Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 8,600
Replay: 6 – 1 N/A Idrætsparken, Copenhagen 2,000
1990–91 OB (2) 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) AaB Keld Bordinggaard, OB Odense Stadion, Odense 13,211
Replay: 0 – 0 (a.e.t., 4 – 3 pen.) N/A Odense Stadion, Odense 4,555
1991–92 AGF (8) 3 – 0 B 1903 Bo Harder, AGF Aarhus Idrætspark, Aarhus 20,000
1992–93 OB (3) 2 – 0 AaB Søren Thorst, AaB Parken, Copenhagen 8,332
1993–94 Brøndby IF (2) 0 – 0 (a.e.t., 3 – 1 pen.) Næstved IF Jørgen Juul Jensen, Næstved IF Parken, Copenhagen 26,300
1994–95 F.C. Copenhagen 5 – 0 AB Carsten V. Jensen, F.C. Copenhagen Parken, Copenhagen 20,364
1995–96 AGF (9) 2 – 0 Brøndby IF Stig Tøfting, AGF Parken, Copenhagen 36,103
Compaq Cup
1996–97 F.C. Copenhagen (2) 2 – 0 Ikast fS Lars "Mini" Hansen, Ikast fS Parken, Copenhagen 17,368
1997–98 Brøndby IF (3) 4 – 1 F.C. Copenhagen John "Faxe" Jensen, Brøndby IF Parken, Copenhagen 41,044
1998–99 AB 2 – 1 AaB René Henriksen, AB Parken, Copenhagen 25,113
DONG Cup
1999–2000 Viborg 1 – 0 AaB Arek Onyszko, Viborg FF Parken, Copenhagen 18,098
2000–01 Silkeborg IF 4 – 1 AB Jan Michaelsen, AB Parken, Copenhagen 14,743
2001–02 OB (4) 2 – 1 F.C. Copenhagen Lars Jacobsen, OB Parken, Copenhagen 28,481
2002–03 Brøndby IF (4) 3 – 0 FC Midtjylland Kasper Dalgas, Brøndby IF Parken, Copenhagen 32,660
2003–04 F.C. Copenhagen (3) 1 – 0 AaB Hjalte Bo Nørregaard, F.C. Copenhagen Parken, Copenhagen 38,095
Landspokalturneringen
2004–05 Brøndby IF (5) 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) FC Midtjylland Johan Elmander, Brøndby IF Parken, Copenhagen 35,716
2005–06 Randers FC (4) 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Esbjerg fB Carsten Fredgaard, Randers FC Parken, Copenhagen 23,825
2006–07 OB (5) 2 – 1 F.C. Copenhagen Johan Absalonsen, OB Parken, Copenhagen 30,013
2007–08 Brøndby IF (6) 3 – 2 Esbjerg fB Samuel Holmén, Brøndby IF Parken, Copenhagen 33,154
Ekstra Bladet Cup
2008–09 F.C. Copenhagen (4) 1 – 0 AaB Thomas Augustinussen, AaB Parken, Copenhagen 29,249
2009–10 FC Nordsjælland 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) FC Midtjylland Nicolai Stokholm, FC Nordsjælland Parken, Copenhagen 18,856
2010–11 FC Nordsjælland (2) 3 – 2 FC Midtjylland Mikkel Thygesen, FC Midtjylland Parken, Copenhagen 14,646
DBU Pokalen
2011–12 F.C. Copenhagen (5) 1 – 0 AC Horsens Bryan Oviedo, FC Copenhagen Parken, Copenhagen 21,963
2012–13 Esbjerg fB (3) 1 – 0 Randers FC Magnus Lekven, Esbjerg fB Parken, Copenhagen 26,194
2013–14 AaB (3) 4 – 2 F.C. Copenhagen Rasmus Thelander, AaB Parken, Copenhagen 27,824
Team # Titles # Runners-up
AGF 9 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996 2 1959, 1990
Brøndby IF 6 1989, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2008 2 1988, 1996
Vejle 6 1958, 1959, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981 1 1968
F.C. Copenhagen 5 1995, 1997, 2004, 2009, 2012 4 1998, 2002, 2007, 2014
OB 5 1983, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2007 1 1974
AaB 3 1966, 1970, 2014 8 1967, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2009
Esbjerg fB 3 1964, 1976, 2013 6 1957, 1962, 1978, 1985, 2006, 2008
Lyngby 3 1984, 1985, 1990 2 1970, 1980
Randers Freja 3 1967, 1968, 1973 0
Frem 2 1956, 1978 3 1969, 1971, 1981
B 1903 2 1979, 1986 2 1982, 1992
B 1909 2 1962, 1971 1 1977
FC Nordsjælland 2 2010, 2011 0
KB 1 1969 5 1958, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1984
AB 1 1999 3 1956, 1995, 2001
Randers FC 1 2006 1 2013
Silkeborg IF 1 2001 0
Viborg 1 2000 0
B 93 1 1982 0
Hvidovre IF 1 1980 0
Vanløse IF 1 1974 0
B 1913 1 1963 0
FC Midtjylland 0 4 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011
Ikast fS 0 3 1986, 1989, 1997
B 1901 0 2 1973, 1983
Køge BK 0 2 1963, 1979
Holbæk B&I 0 2 1975, 1976
AC Horsens 0 1 2012
Næstved IF 0 1 1994
Fremad Amager 0 1 1972
Odense KFUM 0 1 1964
Frem Sakskøbing 0 1 1960
Aalborg Chang 0 1 1955

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pokalvindere". dbu.dk. Danish FA. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pokalfightere". dbu.dk (in Danish). Danish FA. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 

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