2006–07 F.C. Copenhagen season

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F.C. Copenhagen
2006–07 season
Chairman Flemming Østergaard
Manager Ståle Solbakken
Danish Superliga 1st
Danish Cup Runner-up
UEFA Champions League 4th in group stage
Royal League Runner-up
Top goalscorer League: Marcus Allbäck (11)
All: Fredrik Berglund (18)
Highest home attendance 40,463 (vs Brøndby IF, 1 October 2006)
Lowest home attendance 6,642 (vs Helsingborgs IF, 8 March 2007)

F.C. Copenhagen won the Danish Superliga throphy and competed in UEFA Champions League in the season 2006-07. The championship was secured on 9 May 2007 after winning 1–0 at Brøndby Stadion against arch rivals Brøndby IF.

On August 23, Copenhagen qualified for the UEFA Champions League as the first Danish team since 1998 after eliminating Ajax 3–2 on aggregate. In the group stage, they finished last in their group despite earning seven points.

Copenhagen lost the finals in both the Royal League and Danish Cup against Brøndby and Odense Boldklub respectively.

Competitions[edit]

For the 2006–07 season, Copenhagen competed in the Danish Superliga, Danish Cup, UEFA Champions League and Royal League.

Danish Superliga[edit]

In the Superliga they were at the winter break placed first, with only one defeat and four draws after 18 matches. Their biggest wins was with 3–0 against Viborg FF and Vejle Boldklub at Parken on respectively 22 and October 29.

The only autumn defeat was against Aalborg BK on August 27, where they lost 2–0 at Parken.

On 5 May 2007 they got their second defeat, again against Aalborg BK at Parken. That match ended 1–2. Their final loss was 19 days later against Esbjerg fB home with 1–2.

The championship was secured on May 9 after winning 1–0 at Brøndby Stadion against arch rivals Brøndby IF.

In season's last match, on 27 May, Copenhagen played a 0–0 draw against already-relegated Vejle at Vejle Stadion.

Danish Cup[edit]

See also 2006–07 Danish Cup

In the Danish Cup, Copenhagen began in the third round against Thisted FC at Lerpytter Stadion. Copenhagen won 4–1 on penalty shootout following a 1–1 draw after full-time. Hjalte Nørregaard scored for FCK and Daniel Kristensen scored for Thisted.

In the fourth round, Copenhagen played at home against Esbjerg fB, winning 3–1. Former FCK player Jesper Bech scored for Esbjerg after four minutes, but Fredrik Berglund and Hjalte Nørregaard scored the three goals for FCK in front of 10,000 spectators at Parken Stadium.

In the quarter-finals, FC Midtjylland awaited at SAS Arena in Herning. After 90 minutes, the scoreline was 2–2, after FCK-goals by Fredrik Berglund and Dan Thomassen and in the extra time Brede Hangeland made it 3–2 for FCK.

In the semi finals the opponent was 1st Division leaders Lyngby Boldklub. The first match at Lyngby Stadion ended with a 3–2 win for FCK, where Berglund had scored twice, and Nørregaard score 6 minutes before full-time. The second leg at Parken was a display of skills as FCK won 4–0; Aílton José Almeida, Fredrik Berglund and Hjalte Nørregaard scored for FCK, while the goal for 2–0 was an own goal by Lyngby debutant Brian Hämäläinen.

In the final Odense Boldklub was waiting, and Michael Hemmingsen's troops showed that FCK still had a hangover after the championship was secured 8 days earlier. The match ended 1–2, although Atiba Hutchinson made it 1–0 for FCK after 15 minutes.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Man Utd v FC Copenhagen
See also UEFA Champions League 2006-07

In the Champions League, FCK started in the 2nd qualifying round, where they faced Finnish MyPa. First match was played at Parken Stadium, and FCK won 2–0 after goals by André Bergdølmo, a penalty kick, and Michael Gravgaard. The return match were played at Saviniemi, and that match ended 2–2 after goals by Fredrik Berglund, Eero Peltonen (MyPa), Tobias Linderoth and Saku Puhakainen (MyPa). FCK went through to next round with 4–2 agg.

In the third qualifying round, Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam was waiting, but after a strong start, FCK lost 1–2 at home ground Parken Stadium, after goals by Ajax's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (twice) and FCK's Brede Hangeland. In the return match at Amsterdam ArenA on August 23 FC Copenhagen turned the tie around by defeating Ajax 0–2, including an own goal by Thomas Vermaelen, and thereby qualifying for the UEFA Champions League group stage with a 3–2 aggregate scoreline.

The draw was made on August 24 and FCK came out of the hat in Group F along with Manchester United, Benfica & Celtic.

The first group stage match were against Benfica at Parken Stadium. That match ended with a 0–0 draw. The second match were played at Celtic Park against Celtic, who won 1–0. The goal was scored on a penalty kick. In the third match they played, they lost 3–0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. They however went on to beat Manchester United 1–0 in the fourth match, thanks to a Marcus Allbäck goal. Copenhagen lost their hope on further European matches at Estádio da Luz against Benfica where the match was closed after only 16 minutes where Benfica came in front 2–0, in a match that ended 3–1. Allbäck scored Copenhagen's goal in the 89th minute.

Their most successful and least important match was the last, where they beat Celtic by 3 to 1 at Parken, after goals by Atiba Hutchinson, Jesper Grønkjær and Marcus Allbäck.

Royal League[edit]

See also Royal League 2006-07

In the group stage F.C. Copenhagen were in group 2 with the archrivals Brøndby IF, Swedish Hammarby IF and Norwegian Lillestrøm S.K. in the group 2. FCK won three matches and FCK qualified for the quarter finals, where they met IF Elfsborg.

The match ended 1–2 at Borås Arena after goals by Hjalte Nørregaard and Michael Silberbauer. In the semi finals, FCK drew the Swedish team, Helsingborgs IF, who was without their big star Henrik Larsson. The match was played at Parken and FCK won 3–1. Fredrik Berglund score twice in the first 15 minutes and Aílton José Almeida scored the game's last goal in the 32nd minute.

F.C. Copenhagen lost in the 2007 Royal League Final, after Martin Ericsson scored on a penalty shoot for Brøndby at Brøndby Stadion. This was the only goal in the quite boring final. For the first time, FCK did not win the Royal League.

Squads[edit]

The following squads, are lists with all the players, who have played in FC København in the 2006-07 season.

First team[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 Jesper Christiansen
2 Denmark DF Lars Jacobsen
3 Denmark DF Niclas Jensen (bought from Fulham)
4 Denmark MF Hjalte Nørregaard
5 Norway DF Brede Hangeland
6 Sweden MF Tobias Linderoth (captain)
7 Brazil FW Aílton José Almeida (bought from Örgryte)
8 Denmark MF Michael Silberbauer
9 Sweden FW Fredrik Berglund
10 Denmark FW Jesper Grønkjær
11 Sweden FW Marcus Allbäck
13 Canada Atiba Hutchinson
14 Denmark DF Michael Gravgaard (vice-captain)
15 Norway DF André Bergdølmo (sold to Strømsgodset)
16 Denmark DF Dan Thomassen
17 Sweden DF Oscar Wendt
No. Position Player
19 Denmark MF Jacob Neestrup (U squad)
20 Ghana MF Razak Pimpong (sold to Viking)
21 Denmark GK Thomas Villadsen
22 Denmark MF Morten Bertolt
23 Denmark MF William Kvist
24 Denmark MF Jeppe Brandrup
25 Denmark DF Jamil Fearrington (contract cancelled)
26 Denmark DF Nikolaj Hansen
27 Denmark MF Martin Bernburg (sold to Nordsjælland)
28 Denmark MF Martin Bergvold (sold to Livorno)
29 Denmark FW Lasse Qvist (from youth squad)
30 Denmark MF Mads Laudrup (U squad)
31 Denmark GK Benny Gall
33 Denmark MF Şaban Özdoğan (U squad)
41 Australia GK Nathan Coe (bought from PSV Eindhoven)

Reserve team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Denmark GK Martin Jacobsen
South Africa GK Lee Langeveldt
Denmark DF Rasmus Bogh
Denmark DF Jamil Fearrington
Denmark DF Mike Hansen
South Africa DF Bongumusa Mthethwa
Denmark DF Peter Piil
Denmark DF Nicklas Svendsen
Denmark DF Casper Windfeld
Denmark MF Mathias Gravesen
No. Position Player
Denmark MF Mads Laudrup
Denmark MF Stefan Monberg (sold to Fremad Amager)
Denmark MF Jacob Neestrup
Denmark MF Kim Tandrup
Denmark MF Kenneth Thinter
Denmark FW Kenneth Beck
Ghana FW Fosu Boateng
Sweden FW Erton Fejzullahu (on loan at Mjällby)
Denmark FW Lasse Qvist (now first team)

Transfers[edit]

Players In[edit]

Date No. Player From Comments Link
2006-06-14 9 Fredrik Berglund Esbjerg [1]
2006-06-15 21 Thomas Villadsen Youth player - now first team player [2]
2006-06-15 26 Nikolaj Hansen Youth player - now first team player [3]
2006-06-15 25 Jamil Fearrington Youth player - now first team player [4]
2006-06-19 17 Oscar Wendt IFK Göteborg [5]
2006-06-23 10 Jesper Grønkjær VfB Stuttgart [6]
2006-08-30 4 Hjalte Nørregaard Heerenveen [7]
2006-12-02 29 Lasse Qvist Youth player - now first team player [8]
2007-01-01 7 Aílton José Almeida Örgryte [9]
2007-01-01 22 Morten Bertolt Ham-Kam returns from loan [10]
2007-01-21 3 Niclas Jensen Fulham [11]
2007-01-31 41 Nathan Coe PSV [12]

Players out[edit]

Date No. Player To Comments Link
2006-06-02 12 Thomas Røll Midtjylland [13]
2006-06-19 9 Peter Ijeh Viking [14]
2006-07-03 3 Urmas Rooba Vejle [15]
2006-07-24 7 Álvaro Santos Sochaux [16]
2006-08-31 22 Morten Bertolt Ham-Kam on loan [17]
2006-11-29 25 Jamil Fearrington contract cancelled [18]
2007-01-01 27 Martin Bernburg Nordsjælland [19]
2007-01-10 28 Martin Bergvold Livorno [20]
2007-03-13 15 André Bergdølmo Strømsgodset [21]
2007-03-27 20 Razak Pimpong Viking [22]

Results[edit]

Results for F.C. Copenhagen for season 2006-2007.

NOTE: scores are written FCK first

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp FCK scorers Match Report*
July 2, 2006 Malmö Stadion, Malmö, Sweden Malmö FF 2-2 F Hangeland, Vinzents (MFF) (og) FCK
July 9, 2006 Briskeby Gressbane, Hamar, Norway Ham-Kam 3-1 F Santos, Gravgaard, Wendt FCK
July 12, 2006 Sportcentrum Norrtälje, Norrtälje, Sweden Djurgården 1-0 F Allbäck FCK
July 19, 2006 Forum Horsens Stadion, Horsens Horsens 1-0 DSL Santos FCK
July 23, 2006 Silkeborg Stadion, Silkeborg Silkeborg 4-1 DSL Olsen (SIF) (og), Allbäck, Silberbauer, Santos FCK
July 26, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen MyPa 2-0 CLQ Bergdølmo, Gravgaard FCK, UEFA
August 2, 2006 Saviniemi, Anjalankoski, Finland MyPa 2-2 CLQ Berglund, Linderoth FCK, UEFA
August 5, 2006 Viborg Stadion, Viborg Viborg 3-1 DSL Berglund, Grønkjær, Silberbauer FCK
August 9, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Ajax 1-2 CLQ Hangeland FCK, UEFA
August 13, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen OB 1-1 DSL Gravgaard FCK
August 19, 2006 Vejle Stadion, Vejle Vejle 4-0 DSL Linderoth (2), Berglund (2) FCK
August 23, 2006 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands Ajax 2-0 CLQ Silberbauer, Vermaelen (Ajax) (og) FCK, UEFA
August 27, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen AaB 0-2 DSL FCK
September 9, 2006 Esbjerg Idrætspark, Esbjerg Esbjerg 2-2 DSL Allbäck, Silberbauer FCK
September 13, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Benfica 0-0 CLF FCK, UEFA
September 17, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Nordsjælland 1-0 DSL Bergdølmo FCK
September 20, 2006 Lerpytter Stadion, Thisted Thisted 4-1
(pen)
DC3 Nørregaard (2), Wendt, Bergvold FCK
September 23, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Midtjylland 2-1 DSL Allbäck, Thomassen FCK
September 26, 2006 Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland Celtic 0-1 CLF FCK, UEFA
October 1, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Brøndby 1-0 DSL Berglund FCK
October 15, 2006 Essex Park Randers, Randers Randers 2-0 DSL Gravgaard, Berglund FCK
October 17, 2006 Old Trafford, Manchester, England Man Utd 0-3 CLF FCK, UEFA
October 22, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Viborg 3-0 DSL Gravgaard, Allbäck, Kvist FCK
October 25, 2006 Fionia Park, Odense OB 0-0 DSL FCK
October 29, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Vejle 3-0 DSL Berglund, Bergvold (2) FCK
November 1, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Man Utd 1-0 CLF Allbäck FCK, UEFA
November 5, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Brøndby 3-1 DSL Allbäck (2), Bergvold FCK
November 8, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Esbjerg 3-1 DC4 Berglund (2), Nørregaard FCK
November 12, 2006 Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg AaB 1-0 DSL Silberbauer FCK
November 19, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Midtjylland 2-2 DSL Hutchinson, Allbäck FCK
November 21, 2006 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal Benfica 1-3 CLF Allbäck FCK, UEFA
November 26, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Randers 2-1 DSL Allbäck, Berglund FCK
November 30, 2006 Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm, Norway Lillestrøm 0-1 RLB FCK
December 3, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Lillestrøm 0-1 RLB FCK
December 6, 2006 Parken, Copenhagen Celtic 3-1 CLF Hutchinson, Grønkjær, Allbäck FCK, UEFA
December 9, 2006 Söderstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Hammarby 2-1 RLB Allbäck, Hutchinson FCK
January 28, 2007 La Manga Club, Los Belones, Spain Basel 3-3 F Aílton, Allbäck, Silberbauer FCK
January 31, 2007 La Manga Club, Los Belones, Spain Hércules 1-1 F Aílton FCK
February 11, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Brøndby 0-1 RLB FCK
February 18, 2007 Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby Brøndby 3-1 RLB Silberbauer (2), Aílton FCK
February 20, 2007 KB's anlæg, Frederiksberg Viking 3-0 F Bertolt, Qvist, Brandrup FCK
February 25, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Hammarby 4-0 RLB Allbäck, Berglund (2), Grønkjær FCK
March 4, 2007 Borås Arena, Borås, Sweden Elfsborg 2-1 RL4 Nørregaard, Silberbauer FCK
March 8, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Helsingborg 3-1 RLS Berglund (2), Aílton FCK
March 11, 2007 Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg Esbjerg 0-0 DSL FCK
March 15, 2007 Brøndby Stadion, Brøndby Brøndby 0-1 RLF FCK
March 18, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Nordsjælland 1-1 DSL Hutchinson FCK
April 1, 2007 Forum Horsens Stadion, Horsens Horsens 3-1 DSL Grønkjær (2), Nørregaard FCK
April 5, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Silkeborg 3-1 DSL Grønkjær, Silberbauer, Hutchinson FCK
April 9, 2007 SAS Arena, Herning Midtjylland 4-1 DSL Silberbauer (2), Hutchinson, Troest (FCM) (og) FCK
April 12, 2007 SAS Arena, Herning Midtjylland 3-2
(aet)
DC5 Berglund, Thomassen, Hangeland FCK
April 15, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen OB 4-2 DSL Aílton, Silberbauer (2), Nørregaard FCK
April 18, 2007 Farum Park, Farum Nordsjælland 1-0 DSL Grønkjær FCK
April 22, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Horsens 3-1 DSL Nørregaard, Aílton, Kvist FCK
April 25, 2007 Lyngby Stadion, Lyngby Lyngby 3-2 DCS Berglund (2), Nørregaard FCK
April 29, 2007 Silkeborg Stadion, Silkeborg Silkeborg 1-0 DSL Allbäck FCK
May 2, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Lyngby 4-0 DCS Aílton, Hämäläinen (LBK) (og), Berglund, Nørregaard FCK
May 5, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen AaB 1-2 DSL Linderoth FCK
May 9, 2007 Brøndby Stadion, Brøndby Brøndby 1-0 DSL Allbäck FCK
May 13, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Randers 1-0 DSL Aílton FCK
May 17, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen OB 1-2 DCF Hutchinson FCK
May 20, 2007 Viborg Stadion, Viborg Viborg 1-0 DSL Allbäck FCK
May 24, 2007 Parken, Copenhagen Esbjerg 1-2 DSL Thomassen FCK
May 27, 2007 Vejle Stadion, Vejle Vejle 0-0 DSL FCK

Key:

  • DSL = Danish Superliga
  • DC = Danish Cup
  • CLQ = UEFA Champions League Qualifier
  • CLF = UEFA Champions League Group F
  • RLB = Royal League Group B
  • RL4 = Royal League Quarter final
  • RLS = Royal League Semi final
  • F = Friendly match

Report explanation[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

No. Player Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellows Reds
1 Denmark Jesper Christiansen 59 0 2 0
2 Denmark Lars Jacobsen 53 0 4 0
3 Denmark Niclas Jensen 19 0 3 0
4 Denmark Hjalte Nørregaard 40 (6) 9 7 0
5 Norway Brede Hangeland 57 (3) 3 5 0
6 Sweden Tobias Linderoth 43 4 13 1
7 Brazil Álvaro Santos 5 (1) 3 0 0
7 Brazil Aílton José Almeida 18 (5) 8 3 0
8 Denmark Michael Silberbauer 46 (8) 15 9 0
9 Sweden Fredrik Berglund 42 (15) 18 2 0
10 Denmark Jesper Grønkjær 38 (2) 7 7 1
11 Sweden Marcus Allbäck 39 (4) 18 5 0
13 Canada Atiba Hutchinson 58 (2) 7 5 0
14 Denmark Michael Gravgaard 56 (1) 5 6 0
15 Norway André Bergdølmo 12 (3) 2 1 0
16 Denmark Dan Thomassen 17 (13) 3 0 0
17 Sweden Oscar Wendt 36 (7) 2 4 0
19 Denmark Jacob Neestrup 0 (2) 0 0 0
20 Ghana Razak Pimpong 7 (19) 0 2 0
21 Denmark Thomas Villadsen 2 0 0 0
22 Denmark Morten Bertolt 2 (9) 1 1 0
23 Denmark William Kvist 26 (34) 2 5 0
24 Denmark Jeppe Brandrup 5 (11) 1 0 0
25 Denmark Jamil Fearrington 1 (2) 0 0 0
26 Denmark Nikolaj Hansen 3 (4) 0 0 0
27 Denmark Martin Bernburg 2 (5) 0 0 0
28 Denmark Martin Bergvold 10 (16) 4 1 0
29 Denmark Lasse Qvist 1 (5) 1 0 0
30 Denmark Mads Laudrup 0 (5) 0 0 0
31 Denmark Benny Gall 2 (2) 0 0 0
33 Denmark Şaban Özdoğan 0 (2) 0 0 0
41 Australia Nathan Coe 0 0 0 0
-- Denmark Kim Tandrup 1 0 0 0
-- Denmark Thomas Christiansen 0 (1) 0 0 0
-- Denmark Kenneth Beck 0 (1) 0 0 0
-- Sweden Erton Fejzullahu 0 (1) 0 0 0

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]