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Full name Odense Boldklub
Nickname(s) De Stribede
(The Striped)
Short name OB
Founded 1887; 127 years ago (1887)
Ground TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Ground Capacity 15,633[1]
Owner Odense Sport & Event A/S
Chairman Niels Thorborg
Manager Ove Pedersen
League Danish Superliga
2013–14 Danish Superliga, 8th
Current season

Odense Boldklub (also known as Odense BK or the more commonly used OB) is a Danish professional football club based in the town of Odense. The club has won three Danish championships and five Danish Cup trophies. OB play in the Danish Superliga and their home field is TRE-FOR Park in Odense on Funen. OB's clubhouse is located in Ådalen near Odense River.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

OB were founded on 12 July 1887 as Odense Cricketklub, with cricket the only sport. In 1889, football and tennis departments were included in the club, and it changed name to the present Odense Boldklub. The club were then located in Munke Mose (The Monks bog) in Odense. OB moved to Ådalen in 1968, where the club still trains today.

In 1916, OB won the province championship for the first time and qualified to the semi-final of the Danish championship. They lost this match 3–9 to later champions B.93 from Copenhagen.

1945–1975: Mixed results[edit]

When the Danish championship was reorganized after the Occupation of Denmark during World War II, OB were placed in the third best league, then named the Danish 3rd Division. After good help from the top goalscorers Svend Jørgen Hansen and Jørgen Leschly Sørensen, the club were quickly promoted to the best league. Svend Jørgen Hansen became OB's first Danish national team player in 1942, while Jørgen Leschly Sørensen was sold to the professional Italian team Atalanta in 1949.

In 1951, OB won their first medals, when the club won silver after runaway champions Akademisk Boldklub. Following the early success, it went down hill for the club. OB were relegated to the second-tier Danish 2nd Division in 1955, and the team had a hard time regaining its position in the top of Danish football. Despite promotions to the Danish 1st Division in 1957 and 1966, the club didn't succeed to permanently stay in the top-flight until the promotion in 1975.

It didn't help that the local rivals from B 1909 and B 1913 stayed in the top of the 1st Division in this period, where B 1909 won the 1959 and 1965 Danish championships. The intense local rivalry culminated in 1973, when 28,000 spectators watched the 2nd Division match between De Stribede and De røde (B 1909) on Odense Stadion. The match is still the spectator record for an OB home game.

In 1974, the club were in their first Danish Cup final, where the team lost 5–2 to Vanløse IF. Per Bartram from OB were awarded the title as Cup Fighter.

1975–1990: The golden years[edit]

In 1975, OB was once more promoted to the 1st Division. This time the club had the players to be a top team in the best league under the reign of coach Richard Møller Nielsen. Just two years later, OB won their first Danish championship in the 1977 season. OB's midfielder Allan Hansen was the top goalscorer in the 1st Division and he was awarded as 1977 Danish Player of the Year, a double triumph he repeated in 1981.

The championship win meant that OB played their first European matches in 1978. They competed in the 1978 European Cup, where they lost in the first round to PFC Lokomotiv Sofia from Bulgaria.

In 1980, they won bronze and the Danish championship was won for the second time in 1982. As Ricard Møller Nielsen's OB team were one of the dominating teams in Danish football in this period, B 1909 finished last in the 1982 1st Division, and were relegated to the 2nd Division. This made OB the best team of the Funen region. In 1983 OB took the cup to win their – so far – only The Double (with the 82' championship).

The team's success was built on many talented Danish players, counting 1982 Danish 1st Division Talent of the Year Keld Bordinggaard. The most prolific OB player of the era was goalkeeper Lars Høgh, who was a constant part of the team from 1977 to 1999 as he played a club record of 817 total matches for the first team.

In 1989, the club won the Danish championship again ahead of defending champions Brøndby IF under new manager Roald Poulsen. The profiles of Roald Poulsen's team included, apart from Lars Høgh, the midfielder Ulrik Moseby, the big defender Johnny Hansen, and the young forward Per Pedersen, who became the most expensive OB player sold, when he was bought by English team Blackburn Rovers for £2.3 million in 1997.

1991–: OB in the Superliga[edit]

Odense Stadion during a Superliga game between OB and Brøndby IF in 2008.

1991 was a special year for OB. They won the Danish Cup final against AaB after two goalless matches, extra time and penalty shootout. As the national arena Idrætsparken were under reconstruction in 1991, the final was played home at Odense Stadion. The cup success wasn't matched in the league, now known as the Danish Superliga. After the main tournament of the 1991–92 season, OB was relegated to the Qualifying League.

They finished in second place of the 1992 Qualifying League, and OB were back in the Superliga for the 1992–93 season. In that season, the club won silver medals after F.C. Copenhagen and they won their third Danish Cup trophy in 1993.

As the Danish Football Association (DBU) restructured the Superliga before the 1995–96 season, and introduced a league format of 33 games spanning a full year, OB won bronze once more. Even though the team had many profiles and good players, the team lacked stability and in the 1997–98 season, OB ended last with six season victories and were relegated to the second best league, the Danish 1st Division.

The club were runaway winners of the 1999 1st Division, and returned to the Superliga for the 1999–00 season. OB won the 2002 Danish Cup with a 2–1 victory against F.C. Copenhagen at Parken Stadium. Since their promotion 1999, OB's best league performance has been the second place, and silver medals, in the 2008–2009 season. In 2006 OB ended third, and awarded bronze medals, the first medals in ten years. Furthermore the club had fourth place finishes in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

In the season 06/07 OB unlucky ended up on a fourth place in the league, after a close race in the last rounds. OB won the Danish Cup defeating F.C. Copenhagen 2–1, which gave OB the possibility to qualify for the UEFA Cup for the second season in a row.

In the season 07/08 OB once again ended on a fourth place, which gave a chance to qualify to the UEFA Cup through the Intertoto Cup. On 19 and 26 July 2008 they played the English Premiership side Aston Villa in the third round of the Intertoto Cup, for the right to play in the second round of the UEFA Cup. OB managed a 2–2 home draw on the 19th but a 1–0 away defeat on the 26th, so missed out 2–3 on aggregate to Aston Villa.

OB finished second in the 08/09 season which led to a two games Genoa in the UEFA Europa League. First game at Stadio Luigi Ferraris resulted in a 3–1 defeat and the home game gave a 1–1 draw. The next season 09/10 OB once again finished second in the league. After a fantastic start of the season the club disappointingly did not take the first place, due to a string of lost and drawn games in the spring of 2010.

OB have been drawn to take on Scottish Motherwell F.C. in the 4th qualifying round of the 2010/11 Europa League.

1994–95 UEFA Cup: The Miracle in Madrid[edit]

In the 1994–95 UEFA Cup, OB reached beyond the first round in a European tournament for the first time in club history. The team beat several opponents and most famously defeated Spanish club Real Madrid to reach the quarterfinal of the tournament.

In the first round, OB won both the home and away game 3-0 against Estonian FC Flora Tallinn. In the second round they drew 1–1 in the away game against Northern Irish club Linfield and won home 5–0, including two long range goals by defender Steen Nedergaard. In the third round, the played German team 1. FC Kaiserslautern, where OB managed a 1–1 draw in Germany, and with a 0–0 draw at home, OB advanced due to the away goals rule.

In the fourth round, the opponent was Spanish club Real Madrid, which at that time had Danish national team captain Michael Laudrup on the team. The first match was played at a sold-out Odense Stadion, and OB surprisingly scored on a corner kick in the first half. In the second half, Real Madrid quickly scored two goals, but OB managed to come back into the game, when they equalized to 2–2. Shortly before full-time, Real Madrid scored to 2–3, which was the final result of the game.

Due to the away goals rule, OB needed to win with a margin of two goals to advance to the quarter-finals. Ulrik Pedersen scored for a 1–0 lead to OB, and with a good goalkeeping by Lars Høgh, OB kept Real Madrid from scoring. With a goal by Morten Bisgaard shortly before stoppage time, OB achieved the needed 2–0 victory, and advanced to the quarter-final. OB's victory attracted attention in great parts of Europe and in Denmark the event was named The Miracle in Madrid.

In the quarter-final, OB met Italian team Parma FC. In the first game away in Parma, OB and Lars Høgh almost prevented the Italians from scoring, but Steen Nedergaard committed a penalty which Parma converted and thus won the game 1–0. The second leg in Odense ended a 0–0 draw, which meant the end of OB's European adventure.

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 August 2014[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Denmark GK Emil Ousager
2 Denmark DF Mikkel Kirkeskov
3 Denmark DF Kasper Larsen
5 Denmark DF Lasse Nielsen
6 Guinea MF Mohammed Diarra
7 Denmark MF Emil Larsen
8 Denmark MF Martin Spelmann
9 Denmark FW Rasmus Falk Jensen
10 Croatia FW Darko Bodul
11 Denmark MF Lucas Jensen
13 Georgia (country) FW Vladimir Dvalishvili
15 Denmark DF Lasse Kryger
No. Position Player
16 Denmark MF Jacob Schoop
17 Denmark GK Mads Toppel
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Azer Bušuladžić
19 Denmark MF Mikkel Desler
20 Denmark DF Jacob Barrett Laursen
21 Denmark MF Mathias Greve
22 Iceland DF Ari Skúlason (captain)
23 Denmark FW Thomas Mikkelsen
24 Norway DF Espen Ruud
26 Denmark DF Daniel Høegh (vice-captain)
27 Denmark GK Casper Radza
29 Denmark MF Anders Thomsen

Club officials[edit]

Odense Boldklub Board[3]

Coaching and medical staff

Managerial history[edit]

Dates Name Notes
1948–50 England Denis Neville
1950–54 Hungary Géza Toldi
1955–58 Denmark Jørgen Leschly Sørensen
1961 Denmark Svend Hugger
1962–63 Croatia Dragisa Milic
1963 Denmark Jørgen Leschly Sørensen Manager for the second time.
1964–68 Denmark Børge Jacobsen
1969–72 United States Jack Johnson
1972–74 Denmark Kaj Hansen
1975–85 Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen Achieved the first league title for OB in 1977.
1986–87 Denmark Walther Richter
1988–91 Denmark Roald Poulsen
1991–95 Denmark Kim Brink Became sportsdirector in 2000.
1995–97 Denmark Viggo Jensen
1997–98 Denmark Roald Poulsen Manager for the second time.
1998 Denmark Jens Plambech
1999–00 Denmark Torben Storm
2000–02 Denmark Troels Bech
2002–04 Denmark Uffe Pedersen
1 Jan 2004 – 30 June 2005 Denmark Klavs Rasmussen &
Denmark Troels Bech
Bech manager for the second time.
1 July 2005 – 12 March 2007 Scotland Bruce Rioch
2007 Denmark Michael Hemmingsen Stepped in from the role as assistant manager.
25 Jan 2007–Sept 14, 2010 Denmark Lars Olsen
Sept 14, 2010–7 Nov 2010 Denmark Uffe Pedersen Temporary manager - manager for the second time,
7 Nov 2010 – 26 March 2012 Denmark Henrik Clausen
27 March 2012 – 30 June 2012 Denmark Poul Hansen Temporary manager
1 July 2012–Sept 30, 2014 Denmark Troels Bech Manager for the third time.
Sept 30, 2014–present Denmark Ove Pedersen

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1972–1977 none Texaco
1977–1978 Puma
1978–1980 unkwown
1980–1985 Paaskebrød
1985–1986 Nykredit
1986–1987 Bendix Bank
1987–1991 Albani
1991–1997 Damixa
1997–2001 Adidas
2001–2008 Nike Carlsberg
2008–0000 Puma

Carlsberg has been main sponsor of OB since 2001, while Puma has been kit sponsor since 2008. Puma is also a former sponsor from end 70's to the end 90's, and has been kit sponsor for every three league titles OB has won. When OB signed with Puma in 2008, the board was hoping that the history with Puma could achieve their ambition with 2 league titles before 2015.[4]

Player of the Year[edit]

OB in Europe[edit]

2004–05 Intertoto Cup[edit]

  • Intertoto Cup
  • First Round
20 June 2004
15:00
Odense Denmark 0 – 0 Northern Ireland Ballymena
Odense Atletikstadion, Odense
Attendance: 1,197
Referee: Prades Mengual

26 June 2004
16:00
Ballymena Northern Ireland 0 – 7 Denmark Odense
Miti Goal 25'62'88'
Højer Goal 33'55'
Møller Pedersen Goal 80'
Borre Goal 82'
Ballymena Showgrounds, Ballymena
Attendance: 2,107
Referee: Egill Mar Markusson

Odense won 7–0 on aggregate.


  • Second Round
3 July 2004
20:00
Odense Denmark 0 – 3 Spain Villarreal
Anderson Goal 66'
Cazorla Goal 70'
Guayre Goal 88'
Atletion, Aarhus
Attendance: 523
Referee: Mike Dean

10 July 2004
22:00
Villarreal Spain 2 – 0 Denmark Odense
Mari Goal 23'
Font Goal 39'
Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Wolfgang Sowa

Villarreal won 5–0 on aggregate.

2006–07 Intertoto Cup And UEFA Cup[edit]

  • Intertoto Cup
  • Second Round
2 July 2006
15:00
Odense Denmark 3 – 0 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne F.C.
Fevang Goal 28'42'58'
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 1,903
Referee: Tsvetan Georgiev

9 July 2006
16:00
Shelbourne F.C. Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 Denmark Odense
Ndo Goal 33'
Tolka Park, Dublin
Attendance: 800
Referee: Dietmar Drabek

Odense won 3–1 on aggregate.


  • Third Round
15 July 2006
18:00
Odense Denmark 1 – 0 Scotland Hibernian F.C.
Chris Sørensen Goal 33'
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 2,341
Referee: Phillipe Kalt

22 July 2006
16:00
Hibernian F.C. Scotland 2 – 1 Denmark Odense
Jones Goal 53'
Dalglish Goal 79'
Grahn Goal 50'
Easter Road, Edinburgh
Attendance: 10,640
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni

Odense won 2–2 on aggregate and away goal.


  • UEFA Cup
  • Second qualification round
10 August 2006
19:00
Odense Denmark 1 – 0 Wales Llanelli
Bechara Goal 29'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 2,744
Referee: Eigil Magnus Kristinsson

24 August 2006
20:45
Llanelli Wales 1 – 5 Denmark Odense
McCabe Goal 10' Timm Goal 15'
Hansen Goal 30'
Sørensen Goal 59'
Ophaug Goal 65'
Bechara Goal 90'
Stebonheath Park, Llanelli
Attendance: 2,759
Referee: Dejan Delevic

Odense won 6–1 on aggregate.


  • First round
14 September 2006
17:00
Hertha Berlin Germany 2 – 2 Denmark Odense
Giménez Goal 38'
Boateng Goal 50'
Simunic Goal 7' (o.g.)
Bechara Goal 52'
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 12,814
Referee: Viktor Kassai

28 September 2006
15:30
Odense Denmark 1 – 0 Germany Hertha Berlin
Timm Goal 63'
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 11,462
Referee: Iain Robertson

Odense won 3–2 on aggregate.


  • Group Stage

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Parma 4 3 0 1 6 6 0 9
Spain Osasuna 4 2 1 1 7 4 3 7
France Lens 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
Denmark Odense 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
Netherlands Heerenveen 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 4
19 October 2006
20:45
Odense Denmark 1 – 2 Italy Parma
Hansen Goal 7' Dessena Goal 39'
Budan Goal 51'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 12,559
Referee: Serge Gumienny

2 November 2006
18:45
Heerenveen Netherlands 0 – 2 Denmark Odense
LekicGoal 45'59'
Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tony Asumaa

23 November 2006
20:45
Odense Denmark 1 – 1 France Lens
Grahn Goal 58' Jemaa Goal 87'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 7,707
Referee: Alon Yefet

29 November 2006
20:45
Osasuna Spain 3 – 1 Denmark Odense
Punal Goal 28'65'
Romeo Goal 85'
Punal Goal 73' (o.g.)
Estadio Reyno de Navarra, Pamplona
Attendance: 13,115
Referee: Peter Sippel

2007–08 UEFA Cup[edit]

  • First qualification round
19 July 2007
20:45
St Patrick's FC Republic of Ireland 0 – 0 Denmark Odense
Report
Richmond Park, Dublin
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (France)
2 August 2007
20:05
Odense Denmark 5 – 0 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's FC
Andreasen Goal 20'
Christensen Goal 29'
Borring Goal 45'
Christensen Goal 73'
Nymann Goal 88'
Report
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 5,306
Referee: Bernie Raymond Blom(Nederland)

Odense won 5–0 on aggregate.


  • Second qualification round
19 July 2007
20:45
Dinamo Minsk Belarus 1 – 1 Denmark Odense
Putjila Goal 72' Report Laursen Goal 90'
Dinamo-Yuni Stadium, Minsk
Referee: Mark Courtney (Northern Ireland)
30 August 2007
20:30
Odense Denmark 4 – 0 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
Nielsen Goal 37', Goal 55'
Absalonsen Goal 76', Goal 79'
Report
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 6,416
Referee: Michael Weiner(Germany)

Odense won 5–1 on aggregate.


  • First round
20 September 2007
20:15
Sparta Prague Czech Republic 0 – 0 Denmark Odense
Report
AXA Arena, Prague
Attendance: 7,247
Referee: Edo Trivkovic (Croatia)
4 October 2007
19:00
Odense Denmark 0 – 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Report
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 10,565
Referee: Igor Egorov(Russia)

Sparta Prague won 4–3 after penalty shootout.

2008–09 UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

  • Second Round
6 July 2008
17:30
TPS Turku Finland 1 – 2 Denmark Odense
One Goal 37' Djiby Fall Goal 5'
Sørensen Goal 84'
Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: Andrejs Sipailo (Latvia)

13 July 2008
18:00
Odense Denmark 2 – 0 Finland TPS Turku
Djiby Fall Goal 21'52'
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 4,034
Referee: Igor Zakharov (Russia)

Odense won 4–1 on aggregate.


  • Third Round
19 July 2008
20:00
Odense Denmark 2 – 2 England Aston Villa
Sidwell Goal 25' (o.g.)
Møller Christensen Goal 90'
Carew Goal 7'
Laursen Goal 76'
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 11,393
Referee: Andrea De Marco

26 July 2008
Aston Villa England 1 – 0 Denmark Odense
A. Young Goal 50'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 31,423
Referee: C. Cakir

Aston Villa won 3–2 on aggregate.

2009–10 UEFA Europa League[edit]

  • Third qualification round
30 July 2009
17:00
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia 3 – 4 Denmark Odense
Savić Goal 21'
Wandeir Goal 24'
Zé Carlos Goal 74'
Report Goal 20', Goal 34', Goal 70' Cacá
Goal 62', Sørensen (penalty)
Gradski Stadion, Skopje
Referee: Vladislav Bozborodov (Russia)
6 August 2009
20:05
Odense Denmark 3 – 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
Utaka Goal 52', Goal 76', Goal 80' Report
Fionia Park, Odense
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (Estonia)

Odense won 7–3 on aggregate.


20 August 2009
20:45
Genoa Italy 3 – 1 Denmark Odense
Moretti Goal 9'
Figueroa Goal 48'56'
Report Goal 58' Gíslason
Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
27 August 2009
20:30
Odense Denmark 1 – 1 Italy Genoa
Figueroa (o.g.) Goal 45+2' Report Goal 53' Criscito
Fionia Park, Odense
Attendance: 10,001
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Genoa won 4–2 on aggregate.

2010–11 UEFA Europa League[edit]

  • Third qualification round
29 July 2010
19:10
Odense Denmark 5 – 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski
Gíslason Goal 16'
Absalonsen Goal 23'
Utaka Goal 31', Goal 60'
Andreasen Goal 37'
Report Goal 15', Goal 70' Zadro
Goal 65' Žižović (penalty)
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Euan Norris (Scotland)
5 August 2010
21:00
Zrinjski Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 0 Denmark Odense
Report

Odense won 5–3 on aggregate.


  • Play-off
19 August 2010
19:05
Odense Denmark 2 – 1 Scotland Motherwell
Sørensen Goal 31'
Utaka Goal 78'
Report Goal 90+4' Hateley
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 14,911
Referee: Zsolt Szabo (Hungary)
26 August 2010
20:45
Motherwell Scotland 0 – 1 Denmark Odense
Report Goal 28' Utaka
Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 9,105
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (Greece)

Odense won 3–1 on aggregate.


  • Group stage
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Stuttgart 6 5 0 1 16 6 +10 15
Switzerland Young Boys 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
Spain Getafe 6 2 1 3 4 8 −4 7
Denmark Odense 6 1 1 4 8 14 −6 4
  GET OB STU YB
Getafe 2–1 0–3 1–0
Odense 1–1 1–2 2–0
Stuttgart 1–0 5–1 3–0
Young Boys 2–0 4–2 4–2
16 September 2010
21:05
Getafe Spain 2 – 1 Denmark Odense
Arizmendi Goal 51'
Ríos Goal 81'
Report Goal 44' Andreasen
30 September 2010
19:00
Odense Denmark 1 – 2 Germany Stuttgart
Johansson Goal 78' Report Goal 72' Kuzmanović
Goal 86' Harnik
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 14,761
Referee: Alexandru Deaconu (Romania)
21 October 2010
19:00
Young Boys Switzerland 4 – 2 Denmark Odense
Bienvenu Goal 25'
Sutter Goal 34'
Degen Goal 61'
Lulić Goal 74'
Report Goal 48' Utaka
Goal 84' Sørensen (penalty)
Stade de Suisse, Bern
Attendance: 12,511
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
4 November 2010
21:05
Odense Denmark 2 – 0 Switzerland Young Boys
Andreasen Goal 12', Goal 60' Report
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 5,600
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Macedonia)
1 December 2010
19:00
Odense Denmark 1 – 1 Spain Getafe
Andreasen Goal 90+2' Report Goal 17' Ríos
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 5,599
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (Estonia)
16 December 2010
21:05
Stuttgart Germany 5 – 1 Denmark Odense
Gebhart Goal 20'
Høegh (o.g.) Goal 47'
Gentner Goal 65'
Pogrebnyak Goal 70'
Marica Goal 90+3'
Report Goal 72' Utaka
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

2011–12 UEFA Champions League[edit]

  • Third qualification round
27 July 2011
20:00
Odense Denmark 1 – 1 Greece Panathinaikos
Reginiussen Goal 90' Report Goal 47' Leto
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 10,055
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (Spain)
2 August 2011
21:45
Panathinaikos Greece 3 – 4 Denmark Odense
Boumsong Goal 37'
Toché Goal 50'
Petropoulos Goal 90+5'
Report Goal 12' Johansson
Goal 58' Ruud
Goal 80' Kadrii
Goal 87' Andreasen
Olympic Stadium (Athens), Athens
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

Odense won 5–4 on aggregate.


  • Play-off round
17 August 2011
20:45
Odense Denmark 1 – 0 Spain Villarreal
Andreasen Goal 84' Report
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 13.002
Referee: Damir Skomina
23 August 2011
20:45
Villarreal Spain 3 – 0 Denmark Odense
Rossi Goal 50' Goal 66'
Marchena Goal 82'
Report
El Madrigal, Villarreal
Attendance: 18.000
Referee: Craig Thomson

Villarreal won 3–1 on aggregate.


2011–12 UEFA Europa League[edit]

  • Group stage

Group K

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Twente 6 4 1 1 14 7 7 13
Poland Wisła Kraków 6 3 0 3 8 13 −5 9
England Fulham 6 2 2 2 9 6 3 8
Denmark Odense 6 1 1 4 9 14 −5 4
  FUL OB TWE WK
Fulham 2-2 1–1 4-1
Odense 0-2 1-4 1-2
Twente 1-0 3-2 4-1
Wisła Kraków 1-0 1–3 2-1
15 September 2011
21:05
Wisła Kraków Poland 1 – 3 Denmark Odense
Kirm Goal 54' Report Johansson Goal 35'
Utaka Goal 80'
Falk Goal 90+2'

29 September 2011
19:00
Odense Denmark 0 - 2 England Fulham
Report Johnson Goal 36', Goal 88'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 7,969
Referee: Maksim Layushkin

20 October 2011
19:00
Odense Denmark 1 - 4 Netherlands Twente
Fall Goal 71' Report Brama Goal 13'
Bajrami Goal 31'
Chadli Goal 65'
de Jong Goal 82'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 8,036
Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan

3 November 2011
21:05
Twente Netherlands 3 - 2 Denmark Odense
Høegh Goal 35' (o.g.)
Landzaat Goal 37'
Fer Goal 82'
Report Fall Goal 11', Goal 62'
De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan

1 December 2011
19:00
Odense Denmark 1 - 2 Poland Wisła Kraków
Jensen Goal 51' Report Biton Goal 20'
Malecki Goal 29'
TRE-FOR Park, Odense
Attendance: 5,824
Referee: Laurent Duhamel

14 December 2011
21:05
Fulham England 2 - 2 Denmark Odense
Dempsey Goal 27'
Frei Goal 31'
Report Andreasen Goal 64'
Fall Goal 90+3'
Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 15,757
Referee: Alon Yefet

Rankings[edit]

UEFA club coefficient ranking[edit]

(As of 4 Oct 2014), Source: Bert Kassies website

Team Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Denmark OB Odense Team Rank
Points
113 
 14.970 
104 
 18.610 
112 
 15.005 
136 
 12.640 
145 
 11.760 

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1996–97 SL 7 33 11 8 14 59 61 41
1997–98 SL 12 33 6 7 20 40 57 25 relegated
1998–99 1D 1 30 24 2 4 81 24 74 promoted
1999–00 SL 9 33 11 10 12 42 44 43
2000–01 SL 7 33 13 7 13 49 45 46 last 16
2001–02 SL 6 33 13 10 10 56 51 49 winner
2002–03 SL 4 33 12 12 9 55 50 48 last 16
2003–04 SL 4 33 16 9 8 66 46 57 semi-final
2004–05 SL 6 33 13 9 11 61 41 48 5th round
2005–06 SL 3 33 17 7 9 49 28 58 quarter-final
2006–07 SL 4 33 17 7 9 46 36 58 winner
2007–08 SL 4 33 12 16 5 46 27 52 last 16
2008–09 SL 2 33 21 6 6 65 31 69 5th round
2009–10 SL 2 33 17 8 8 46 34 59 semi-final
2010–11 SL 2 32 16 7 9 55 39 55 last 16
2011–12 SL 10 33 8 10 15 46 50 34 3rd round
2012–13 SL 10 33 10 8 15 52 59 38 quarter-final
2013–14 SL 8 33 10 10 13 47 46 40 last 16

Honours[edit]

Achievements[edit]

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