Aarhus Fremad

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Aarhus Fremad
Aarhus Fremad.svg
Full name Aarhus Idræts-Club Fremad
Founded 1897 (sports club)
1947 (football department)
Ground Riisvangen Stadion,
Ground Capacity 4,500
Chairman Rune Kilden
Manager Claus Christiansen
League Danish 2nd Division, P3
2014–15 Denmark Series, 1st (promoted)

Aarhus Fremad is a Danish football club currently playing in the Danish 2nd Division West. They play at Riisvangen Stadion in Aarhus in Jutland, which has a capacity of 4,500.


The club began as one of the country's first athletics clubs back in 1897 under the name of Aarhus Fodsportsforening "Fremad". Later followed, among other things, handball; the football department was started in 1947. Recently, a tennis department was also established.

Football department[edit]

Aarhus Fremad lived a shadow existence for many years with a low point in 1974, when the first team played in Series 5, and there were only 9 members and a large debt. A new coach brought new players and sponsors in, and the club soon began to climb through the ranks. Between 1984 and 1997, under the leadership of Kim Poulsen, the club won nine promotions and ended up in the Superligaen as a professional club. In 1999 the first team changed its name to FC Aarhus. In the 2005–06 season the club was at the top of the 2nd Division West, and it resulted in the promotion to 1st Division.

The club plays at Riisvangen Stadium in the north of Aarhus. The club has yet to compete in the 1st Division since the 2007/08 season, after having finished just above the relegation line in the 2006/2007 season.

Current squad[edit]

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 Jannik Friis
3 Denmark DF Bjørn Brokholm
4 Denmark DF Andreas Damgaard
5 Denmark DF Michael Sten Jensen
6 Denmark FW Frederik Høgh
7 Denmark FW Peter Rask Jensen
8 Denmark MF Michael Nørgaard
9 Denmark MF Lasse Nørdam
10 Denmark DF Michael G. Pedersen
11 Denmark FW Khaled Paikar
12 Denmark FW Mathias Schjødt
13 Denmark DF Mads Østergaard
No. Position Player
14 Denmark MF Jonas Mogensen
15 Denmark DF Emil Müller
16 Denmark MF Jacob Larsen
19 Denmark FW Morten Bundgaard
21 Denmark MF Mathias Valentin
22 Denmark MF Mads Winther
24 Denmark DF Anders Nissen
28 Denmark DF Søren Smedegaard
29 Denmark MF Nicklas Illum
30 Denmark MF Jonas Olsen
32 Denmark MF Rasmus Breiner

Recent history[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1997–1998 SL 10 33 9 6 18 51 73 33
1998–1999 SL 11 33 7 8 18 51 73 29 relegated
7 seasons at lower levels
2006–2007 1D 11 30 8 7 15 33 45 31
2007–2008 1D 15 30 7 7 16 22 43 28 relegated
6 seasons at lower levels


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