Aalborg Chang

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Aalborg Chang
Founded 1912
Ground Chang Stadion,
Aalborg
Chairman Bjarne Porsborg
Manager Lars Christensen
League Denmark Series, 3
2013–14 8th

Aalborg Chang is a Danish amateur association football club based in the city of Aalborg. It was known as FC Nordjylland from 2001 to 2004. The club, founded in 1912, reached the 1955 Danish Cup final, and has played a number of seasons in the Danish divisions, most recently the 2003–04 Danish 1st Division season.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1912 by three 14-year-olds, and had initially teams in football and cricket, until the cricket club split off to become Aalborg Cricketklub in 2001. A tennis department was also added. The Chang football team established itself in the Danish divisions during World War II.[1] The club grabbed the national headlines in 1955, as Chang reached the final of the inaugural Danish Cup tournament,[2] while playing in the third-tier of Danish football. They lost the game 0–4 to that year's Danish champions AGF.[3] In the following decades, the club was a constant part of either the Danish divisions or the Denmark Series, the single exception being the 1980 season in the Jutland Series.[4]

In 2001, former professional footballer Ole Bach Jensen invested in Chang, and a professional team was established under the name FC Nordjylland.[4] In 2004, Ole Bach Jensen withdrew his money, and the club went bankrupt.[5] Aalborg Chang underwent forced relegation from the second-tier Danish 1st Division to the lowest-league Danish Series 6.[4] When former player Per Krøldrup was transferred between professional European clubs in 2005 and 2006, a part of the transfer fee was taken as UEFA-mandated monetary compensation to his youth clubs, giving Aalborg Chang an economic kick-start following their bankruptcy.[4]

Seasons[edit]

Aalborg Chang has played the following seasons in the Danish divisions:[1]

Year(s) Division Tier
1931–1933 2nd Division West 2nd
1942–1945 War Tournaments 1st
1945–1953 2nd Division 2nd
1953–1965 3rd Division 3rd
1966–1968 3rd Division West 3rd
1970–1971 3rd Division West 3rd
1986 3rd Division West 3rd
1992 2nd Division West 4th
1994 2nd Division West 4th
1996–1997 2nd Division West 3rd
1997–1998 1st Division 2nd
1998–2003 2nd Division 3rd
2003–2004 1st Division 2nd

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.dbu.dk/page.aspx?pid=92
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  5. ^ "FC Nordjylland opløses". Berlingske Tidende. 2004-05-28. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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