2018–19 Danish Superliga

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Superliga
Superliga 2010.svg
Season2018–19
Dates13 July 2018 – 26 May 2019
Matches played154
Goals scored423 (2.75 per match)
Biggest home winMidtjylland 5–0 Vejle
(11 November 2018)
Copenhagen 6-1 OB
(10 February 2019)
Biggest away winHobro 0–5 AaB
(23 September 2018)
Horsens 1-6 Copenhagen
(2 December 2018)
Highest scoringMidtjylland 5–2 Hobro
(29 September 2018)
Horsens 1-6 Copenhagen
(2 December 2018)
Copenhagen 6-1 OB
(10 February 2019)
Longest winning runCopenhagen (6)
(25 November 2018 - )
Longest unbeaten runMidtjylland (14)
(28 July 2018 - 11 November 2018)
Longest winless runVejle (8)
(22 July 2018 - 17 September 2018)
Vendsyssel (8)
(29 July 2018 - 22 September 2018)
Longest losing runAGF (4)
(28 October 2018 - 26 November 2018)
Highest attendance27,248
Copenhagen 3–1 Brøndby
(12 August 2018)
Lowest attendance1,012
Hobro 0–0 SønderjyskE
(8 December 2018)
Average attendance6,161
All statistics correct as of 18 February 2019.

The 2018–19 Danish Superliga season is the 29th season of the Danish Superliga. Midtjylland are the defending champions. The season started on 13 July 2018 and is scheduled to end in May 2019.

Teams[edit]

FC Helsingør finished as loser in the relegation play-offs in the 2017–18 season and was relegated to the 2018–19 1st Division along with Silkeborg IF, and Lyngby who lost their respective relegation play-offs as well.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2017–18 1st Division champions Vejle BK, who returned after nine years of absence, as well as the play-off winners Vendsyssel FF who got promoted to the top division for the first time ever, and Esbjerg fB who returned after a one-year absence.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2017–18
position
AaB Aalborg Aalborg Portland Park Natural 13,797 5th
AGF Aarhus Ceres Park Natural 20,032 7th
Brøndby Brøndby Brøndby Stadium Hybrid 29,000 2nd
Esbjerg Esbjerg Blue Water Arena Natural 18,000 1D, 2nd
FCK Copenhagen Telia Parken Natural 38,065 4th
Hobro Hobro DS Arena Natural 10,700 9th
Horsens Horsens CASA Arena Horsens Natural 10,400 6th
Midtjylland Herning MCH Arena Natural 11,800 1st
Nordsjælland Farum Right to Dream Park Artificial 9,900 3rd
OB Odense EWII Park Natural 15,633 10th
Randers Randers BioNutria Park Randers Natural 12,000 11th
SønderjyskE Haderslev Sydbank Park Natural 10,000 8th
Vejle Vejle Vejle Stadium Natural 10,418 1D, 1st
Vendsyssel Hjørring Hjørring Stadion Natural 7,500 1D, 3rd

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 Jacob Friis Denmark Rasmus Würtz Hummel Spar Nord
AGF Denmark David Nielsen Denmark Pierre Kanstrup Hummel Ceres
Brøndby Denmark Martin Retov (interim) Sweden Johan Larsson Hummel Arbejdernes Landsbank
Esbjerg Netherlands John Lammers Denmark Nikolaj Hagelskjær Nike Stofa
FCK Norway Ståle Solbakken Greece Zeca Adidas Carlsberg
Hobro Denmark Peter Sørensen Denmark Jonas Damborg Puma DS Gruppen, Spar Nord
Horsens Denmark Bo Henriksen Denmark Mathias Nielsen Hummel NG Zink
Midtjylland Denmark Kenneth Andersen Denmark Jakob Poulsen Nike Det Faglige Hus
Nordsjælland Denmark Kasper Hjulmand Denmark Mathias Jensen Diadora DHL
OB Denmark Jakob Michelsen Denmark Janus Drachmann Hummel Albani
Randers Denmark Thomas Thomasberg Denmark Mads Agesen Puma Verdo
SønderjyskE Denmark Glen Riddersholm Denmark Marc Pedersen Hummel Frøs Herreds Sparekasse
Vejle Italy Adolfo Sormani Denmark Jacob Schoop Hummel Frøs Herreds Sparekasse
Vendsyssel Denmark Jens Berthel Askou Denmark Alexander Juel Andersen Diadora Spar Nord

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
OB Denmark Kent Nielsen Sacked 21 May 2018[1] Denmark Jakob Michelsen 29 May 2018[2] Pre-season
Randers FC Denmark Rasmus Bertelsen End of contract 30 June 2018 Denmark Thomas Thomasberg 1 July 2018[3] Pre-season
Hobro IK Denmark Thomas Thomasberg Signed by Randers 30 June 2018 Denmark Allan Kuhn 1 July 2018[4] Pre-season
FC Midtjylland Denmark Jess Thorup Signed by Gent 10 October 2018[5] Denmark Kenneth Andersen 10 October 2018[6] 1st
AaB Denmark Morten Wieghorst Sacked 25 November 2018[7] Denmark Jacob Friis 25 November 2018[8] 6th
SønderjyskE Denmark Claus Nørgaard Mutual consent 17 December 2018[9] Denmark Glen Riddersholm 1 February 2019[10] 10th
Brøndby Germany Alexander Zorniger Sacked 18 February 2019[11] Denmark Martin Retov (interim) 19 February 2019[12] 4th
Hobro IK Denmark Allan Kuhn Sacked 21 February 2019[13] Denmark Peter Sørensen 21 February 2019[14] 14th

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Copenhagen (Q) 22 17 2 3 57 19 +38 53 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Midtjylland (Q) 22 15 5 2 53 20 +33 50
3 Esbjerg 22 9 5 8 28 29 −1 32
4 Brøndby 22 9 4 9 36 33 +3 31
5 Randers 22 8 7 7 26 28 −2 31
6 Horsens 22 8 7 7 29 37 −8 31
7 AGF 22 7 9 6 26 25 +1 30 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 OB 22 8 6 8 28 29 −1 30
9 Nordsjælland 22 7 7 8 33 33 0 28
10 AaB 22 7 7 8 28 30 −2 28
11 SønderjyskE 22 5 7 10 23 31 −8 22
12 Vejle 22 4 7 11 19 34 −15 19
13 Vendsyssel 22 5 4 13 20 36 −16 19
14 Hobro (Q) 22 4 5 13 17 39 −22 17
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. 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.[15][16]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Copenhagen11622111111222212111111
Midtjylland91284332222111121222222
Esbjerg61013121086656743333356453
Brøndby2411443345867786543334
Randers141310985771079101011109888645
Horsens4591011128868575468675876
AGF8811557558445669111111111087
OB10912131414131313121011111074434798
Nordsjælland77579699796899111010999109
AaB52432244333345577675610
SønderjyskE1211711129101091011988459101011111111
Vendsyssel313661011111113131313121312121212121212
Vejle136871112121211121212131213131313131313
Hobro13141414131314141414141414141414141414141414
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. Source: Weltfussball

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AAB AGF BRO COP ESB HOB HOR MID NOR ODE RAN SON VEJ VEN
Aalborg 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1
Aarhus 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1
Brøndby 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–3
Copenhagen 4–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 6–1 4–0 3–2
Esbjerg 1–4 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–3 1–0 2–3
Hobro 0–5 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Horsens 0–0 3–2 1–6 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0
Midtjylland 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 5–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 5–0 3–0
Nordsjælland 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–4 1–3 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–0
OB 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0
Randers 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
SønderjyskE 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–1
Vejle 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0
Vendsyssel 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round[edit]

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

Relegation round[edit]

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 18 February 2019[17]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Denmark Robert Skov Copenhagen 21
2 Senegal Dame N'Doye Copenhagen 13
Denmark Andreas Skov Olsen Nordsjælland
Poland Kamil Wilczek Brøndby
5 Nigeria Paul Onuachu Midtjylland 12
6 Ghana Godsway Donyoh Nordsjælland 9
7 Denmark Viktor Fischer Copenhagen 7
Denmark Nicklas Helenius OB
Romania Adrian Petre Esbjerg
10 Faroe Islands Hallur Hansson Horsens 6
Finland Joni Kauko Esbjerg
Brazil Allan Souza Vejle

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Copenhagen 98,848 27,248 11,544 16,475 +20.9%
2 Brøndby 79,880 19,225 11,626 15,976 +1.8%
3 AGF 55,273 15,778 7,417 11,055 +37.6%
4 Midtjylland 45,770 10,973 4,906 6,539 −16.2%
5 OB 39,032 9,530 4,365 6,505 +24.7%
6 Vejle 36,661 10,254 3,204 6,110 n/a
7 AaB 36,652 8,629 5,001 6,109 +13.0%
8 Esbjerg 31,703 9,841 4,015 5,284 n/a
9 SønderjyskE 30,786 5,785 4,750 5,131 +12.2%
10 Randers 27,630 7,052 2,617 4,605 +39.1%
11 Horsens 25,632 7,612 2,635 4,272 +33.7%
12 Vendsyssel 21,638 6,415 1,686 3,606 n/a
13 Hobro 16,887 4,168 1,261 2,815 +10.3%
14 Nordsjælland 13,722 2,662 1,908 2,287 −40.2%
League total 560,114 27,248 1,261 6,748 +14.1%

Updated to games played on 7 October 2018
Source: World Football

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "OB ansætter Jakob Michelsen som ny cheftræner" (in Danish). tv2fyn.dk. 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  3. ^ "Thomasberg stopper i Hobro - skal til Randers" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  4. ^ "Allan Kuhn ny cheftræner i Hobro" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  5. ^ "FCM bekræfter: Thorup rykker til Gent" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ "Officielt: Kenneth Andersen er ny FCM-træner" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  7. ^ "AaB fyrer Morten Wieghorst" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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  13. ^ "Allan Kuhn er færdig i Hobro" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
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  15. ^ "Propositioner for Danmarksturneringen i fodbold" [Propositions for Football in Denmark]. Danish Football Association (in Danish). Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Superliga 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Topscorerliste" [Top scorers list]. Danish Football Association (in Danish). Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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