Elitedivisionen

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Elitedivisionen
Country Denmark
Founded 1973
Divisions 1
Number of teams 8
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Kvinde 1. division
Domestic cup(s) Danish Women's Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions Fortuna Hjørring
(2013–14)
Most championships HEI Aarhus (10)
Website Official

Elitedivisionen (also called 3F Ligaen for sponsorship reasons) is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Danish football. The first national championship was contested in 1973. The current name Elitedivisionen was established in 1994.

Denmark is one of the top 8 women's association in the UEFA,[1] so that the top 2 teams of each season qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Format[edit]

From 1994 to 2005/06 the league consisted of 8 teams playing each other 3 times and the best team then was awarded the championship. The last team was relegated with the second last team playing a playoff, against the second team of the Kvinde 1. division. 2006/07 was a transition year, because the league was extended to 10 teams. The last team after the season played a relegation match against the third placed team of the 1. division, for a place in Elitedivisionen. The top two teams of the 1. division were automatically promoted.

From 2007/08 to 2012/13 the league consisted of 10 teams. Those 10 teams play a double round robin as a regular season. After that there are 2 Playoff Groups. Place 1 to 4 of the regular season play the Championship Playoff. Place 5 to 10 play the Relegation Playoff. In the Playoffs, the points accumulated over the regular season are divided by 2 (rounding up if necessary). Those points are the starting points for the playoffs. The Championship group plays another round robin (6 matches each) with the winner being awarded the championship title. The Relegation Group plays a single round robin (5 matches each) after which, the bottom two clubs are relegated.

The 2013/14 season again was played only with eight teams. The top six after the regular season play a championship group, the seventh plays a relegation play-off and the eight placed team gets relegated.

List of Champions[edit]

Previous champions are:[2]

By Clubs[edit]

Titles Club Seasons
10 HEI Aarhus 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998
9 Brøndby IF 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
8 Fortuna Hjørring 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2014
5 B 1909 1981, 1983, 1985, 1992, 1993
5 Ribe 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979
3 Femina 1975, 1977, 1980
2 Odense BK 2000, 2001

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