2017–18 Danish Superliga

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Alka Superliga
Alka Superliga (2015).svg
Season2017–18
Dates14 July 2017 – 27 May 2018
ChampionsMidtjylland
RelegatedHelsingør
Lyngby
Silkeborg
Champions LeagueMidtjylland
Europa LeagueBrøndby
Nordsjælland
Copenhagen
Matches played250
Goals scored731 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorerPål Alexander Kirkevold (22 goals)
Biggest home winNordsjælland 6–0 Horsens
Biggest away winHelsingør 0–4 København
Helsingør 1–5 AGF
Randers 0–4 Midtjylland
Highest scoringBrøndby 5–3 Lyngby
All statistics correct as of 25 May 2018.

The 2017–18 Danish Superliga season was the 28th season of the Danish Superliga, which decides the Danish football championship. Copenhagen are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Esbjerg fB finished as loser in the relegation play-offs in the 2016–17 season and was relegated to the 2017–18 1st Division along with Viborg FF who lost their relegation play-off as well.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2016–17 1st Division champions Hobro IK (returned after one year of absence) and 3rd-place finisher FC Helsingør (returned to the top division for the first time since the 1936–37 season), who defeated Viborg FF in the two legged play-off finals.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2016–17
position
AaB Aalborg Aalborg Portland Park Natural 13,797 10th
AGF Aarhus Ceres Park Natural 20,032 11th
Brøndby Brøndby Brøndby Stadium Hybrid 29,000 2nd
FCK Copenhagen Telia Parken Natural 38,065 1st
Helsingør Helsingør Stadion Erik Rygaard Natural 4,500 1D, 3rd
Hobro Hobro Kong Christian Arena Natural 10,700 1D, 1st
Horsens Horsens Arena Bo Højgaard Natural 10,400 13th
Midtjylland Herning Arena Peter Eriksen Natural 11,800 4th
Nordsjælland Farum Right to Dream Park Artificial 9,900 5th
Lyngby Lyngby Stadion Kasper Langgaard Natural 8,000 3rd
OB Odense Stadion Johan Zachariasen Natural 15,633 8th
Randers Randers BioNutria Park Randers Natural 12,000 7th
Silkeborg IF Silkeborg JYSK Park Artificial 10,000 9th
SønderjyskE Haderslev Stadion Jesper Rasmussen Natural 10,000 6th

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

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

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AaB Denmark Morten Wieghorst Denmark Rasmus Würtz Hummel Spar Nord
AGF Denmark David Nielsen Denmark Morten Rasmussen Hummel Ceres
Brøndby Germany Alexander Zorniger Sweden Johan Larsson Hummel Bet25.dk
København Norway Ståle Solbakken Denmark William Kvist Adidas Carlsberg
Helsingør Denmark Christian Lønstrup Denmark Andreas Holm Jensen Diadora Spar Nord
Hobro Denmark Thomas Thomasberg Denmark Mads Justesen Puma DS Gruppen, Spar Nord
Horsens Denmark Bo Henriksen Denmark Mathias Nielsen Hummel
Midtjylland Denmark Jess Thorup Denmark Jakob Poulsen Nike Det Faglige Hus
Nordsjælland Denmark Kasper Hjulmand Denmark Mathias Jensen Diadora DHL
Lyngby Denmark Thomas Nørgaard Denmark Mathias Tauber Adidas Hellerup Finans
OB Denmark Kent Nielsen Denmark Kenneth Emil Petersen Hummel Carlsberg
Randers Denmark Rasmus Bertelsen Denmark Mads Agesen Puma Verdo
Silkeborg Denmark Peter Sørensen Denmark Dennis Flinta Uhlsport Mascot International
SønderjyskE Denmark Claus Nørgaard Denmark Marc Pedersen Hummel Frøs Herreds Sparekasse

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
AGF Denmark Glen Riddersholm Sacked 30 September 2017[1] Denmark David Nielsen 30 September 2017 7th
Lyngby Denmark David Nielsen Recruited by AGF 30 September 2017 Denmark Thomas Nørgaard 30 September 2017[2] 12th
Randers Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson Mutual consent 5 October 2017[3] Netherlands Ricardo Moniz 8 October 2017[4] 14th
Randers Netherlands Ricardo Moniz Sacked 26 January 2018[5] Denmark Rasmus Bertelsen 26 January 2018[6] 14th

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Brøndby 26 18 6 2 58 24 +34 60 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Midtjylland 26 19 3 4 60 29 +31 60
3 Nordsjælland 26 15 5 6 62 41 +21 50
4 Copenhagen 26 13 5 8 50 33 +17 44
5 Aalborg 26 8 12 6 28 27 +1 36
6 Horsens 26 7 14 5 32 34 −2 35
7 Hobro 26 8 8 10 33 33 0 32 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 SønderjyskE 26 8 7 11 36 34 +2 31
9 Odense 26 8 7 11 32 31 +1 31
10 Aarhus 26 7 8 11 23 36 −13 29
11 Silkeborg 26 8 4 14 32 49 −17 28
12 Lyngby 26 4 9 13 31 53 −22 21
13 Randers 26 4 8 14 23 46 −23 20
14 Helsingør 26 6 2 18 22 52 −30 20
Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off (played on neutral ground if determining teams for different rounds); 6) Draw.[7][8]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AAB AGF BRØ COP HEL HOB HOR LYN MID NOR ODE RAN SIL SØN
AaB 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 1–4
AGF 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–4 0–0 1–4 3–1 0–0
Brøndby 0–0 2–2 1–0 6–1 2–1 2–0 5–3 4–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–0
Copenhagen 1–1 4–0 0–1 4–3 0–0 1–1 5–1 4–3 1–3 1–0 5–1 4–0 3–2
Helsingør 0–1 1–5 0–1 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2
Hobro 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2
Horsens 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Lyngby 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1
Midtjylland 4–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 4–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1
Nordsjælland 3–2 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–0 3–2 6–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 2–2
Odense 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 6–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–3
Randers 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 0–3 4–1 1–1 0–2
Silkeborg 3–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 4–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 3–2 1–0
SønderjyskE 0–1 3–0 1–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1
Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Brøndby15222533443321111122221111
Midtjylland1410584244322212222211112222
Nordsjælland52111111111133333333333333
Copenhagen74698676535655565564544444
AaB6111313131212101189889888778887655
Horsens31333355664467657857455566
Hobro28867422256544444446778877
SønderjyskE937457688911111212109999991010998
OB126456887977776776685666789
AGF107910111010117108101010121111111111111111111010
Silkeborg IF131411119911131011121211111113131210101099101111
Lyngby Boldklub4912121213131212121099891010101212121212121212
Randers FC812141414141414141414141414141212131414141313131313
Helsingør1113107101199131313131313131414141313131414141414
Updated to match(es) played on 18 March 2018. Source: Weltfussball

Championship round[edit]

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MID BRØ NOR COP AAB HOR
1 Midtjylland (C) 36 27 4 5 80 39 +41 85 Champions League second qualifying round 2–3 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–0
2 Brøndby 36 24 9 3 82 37 +45 81 Europa League third qualifying round 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 5–1
3 Nordsjælland 36 17 8 11 76 58 +18 59 Europa League first qualifying round 1–2 3–4 0–0 3–1 2–1
4 Copenhagen (O) 36 17 7 12 65 47 +18 58 European play-off match[a] 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–1
5 Aalborg 36 10 15 11 38 44 −6 45 3–3 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–0
6 Horsens 36 8 16 12 43 57 −14 40 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–3 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2018. Source: Danish FA
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ The highest-ranked team not already qualified for a UEFA competition progressed to the playoff match. As Brøndby IF finished in second place and also won the 2017–18 Danish Cup, F.C. Copenhagen advanced to the play-off match by virtue of its fourth place finish.

Positions by round[edit]

Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal amount of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team ╲ RoundInitial12345678910
Midtjylland22222222211
Brøndby11111111122
Nordsjælland33333344433
Copenhagen44444433344
AaB55555555555
Horsens66666666666
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2018. Source: [1]

Relegation round[edit]

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation HOB AGF SIL HEL
1 Hobro 32 12 8 12 41 39 +2 44 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 1–3 1–0 4–1
2 Aarhus 32 11 8 13 35 43 −8 41 0–1 2–1 2–1
3 Silkeborg (R) 32 9 5 18 39 60 −21 32 Qualification for the relegation play-offs 2–0 2–5 2–3
4 Helsingør (R) 32 8 3 21 28 61 −33 27 0–1 1–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 2018. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off.[9]
(R) Relegated.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation ODE SØN RAN LYN
1 Odense 32 11 9 12 43 37 +6 42 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 2–1 3–0 3–0
2 SønderjyskE 32 11 8 13 42 40 +2 41 2–0 1–0 1–0
3 Randers (O) 32 7 9 16 32 52 −20 30 Qualification for the relegation play-offs 1–1 3–0 2–0
4 Lyngby (R) 32 4 11 17 35 65 −30 23 2–2 1–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2018. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off.[10]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

European play-offs[edit]

The winning team from the 4-team knock-out tournament will advance to a Europa League play-off match. If the 2017–18 Danish Cup winner, found on 25 May in the final, is involved in the play-offs, they will be withdrawn, as they will enter the Europa League second qualifying round.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 and 13 May 2018
 
 
Aarhus336
 
17 and 22 May 2018
 
Odense22 4
 
Aarhus224
 
6 and 13 May 2018
 
SønderjyskE20 2
 
SønderjyskE (a)123
 
 
Hobro03 3
 

European play-off match[edit]

Copenhagen4–1Aarhus
Attendance: 16379
Referee: Michael Tykgaard

Relegation play-offs[edit]

First roundSecond roundThird round
                      
Match 1
Helsingør112
Match 3
Randers12 3
Randers224
Match 2
Lyngby11 2
Lyngby224
Match 5
Silkeborg12 3
Lyngby011
Vendsyssel FF12 3
Match 4
Helsingør134
Silkeborg14 5
Match 6
Silkeborg101
Esbjerg fB03 3

Winners of matches 3, 5 and 6 will play in the top division next season.

Second Round[edit]

Helsingør1–1Silkeborg
Attendance: 2060
Referee: Jens Maae

Silkeborg4–3Helsingør
Attendance: 5396
Referee: Anders Poulsen

Silkeborg won 5–4 on aggregate. As a result Helsingør was relegated, while Silkeborg face Esbjerg fB in round 3 to avoid relegation.

Third Round[edit]

Vendsyssel FF1–0Lyngby
Attendance: 2800
Referee: Jørgen Burchardt

Silkeborg1–0Esbjerg fB
Attendance: 4949
Referee: Jens Maae

Lyngby1–2Vendsyssel FF
Attendance: 5121
Referee: Anders Poulsen

Vendsyssel won 3–1 on aggregate. As a result Lyngby was relegated, and Vendsyssel promoted.


Esbjerg fB3–0Silkeborg
Report
Attendance: 7043
Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard-Andersen

Esbjerg won 3–1 on aggregate. As a result Silkeborg was relegated, and Esbjerg promoted.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 25 May 2018[11]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Norway Pål Alexander Kirkevold Hobro 22
2 Denmark Emiliano Marcondes Nordsjælland 17
Finland Teemu Pukki Brøndby
4 Ghana Ernest Asante Nordsjælland 16
5 Denmark Anders K. Jacobsen OB 15
Poland Kamil Wilczek Brøndby
7 Cyprus Pieros Sotiriou Copenhagen 14
8 Paraguay Federico Santander Copenhagen 12
Georgia (country) Saba Lobzhanidze Randers
Denmark Mathias Jensen Nordsjælland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AGF bekræfter: David Nielsen ny træner" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "Thomas Nørgaard ny cheftræner i Lyngby" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  3. ^ "Olafur Kristjansson færdig i Randers" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. ^ "Randers ansætter hollænder som cheftræner" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  5. ^ "Moniz og Gravgaard færdige i Randers" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  6. ^ "Bertelsen er Randers-chef sæsonen ud" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  7. ^ "Propositioner for Danmarksturneringen i fodbold" [Propositions for Football in Denmark]. Danish Football Association (in Danish). Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Superliga 2017/2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Propositioner for Danmarksturneringen i fodbold". dbu.dk (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Propositioner for Danmarksturneringen i fodbold". dbu.dk (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Topscorerliste" [Top scorers list]. Danish Football Association (in Danish). Retrieved 29 July 2017.

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