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Roligan is a nickname for a supporter of the Danish national football team. Roligans are noted for being the opposite of ultras, i.e. calm, quiet, well-mannered supporters of their team who shun unsportsmanlike behavior or violence. This behavior is the exact opposite of that exhibited by hooligans. The term roligan is a portmanteau of rolig (Danish for calm) and hooligan.
The movement was founded during the successful years of Danish football in the 1980s. The Danish roligans' colorful and convivial behavior in connection with international matches through the 1980s resulted in the UNESCO Fair Play Trophy in 1984 being awarded to the "Danish Supporters at the European Championship in France".
- Denmark national football team
- Tartan Army, the supporters of the Scotland national team who are equally renowned for their peaceful nature.
- Mie Kirstine Rasmussen (1 July 2015). "I dag siger vi farvel til roliganen" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
- Smyth, Rob; Eriksen, Lars (13 October 2009). "The forgotten story of ... Danish Dynamite, the Denmark side of the mid-80s". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
- Danish Football factsheet (11.9 MB PDF file) published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
- List of Fair Play Winners, 1984
- De Danske Roligans (national team fan club) (in Danish)
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