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Esbjerg fB

Esbjerg fB
Esbjerg celebrate their 2013/14 UEFA Europa League play-off win against St-Étienne ©AFP/Getty Images

Esbjerg fB

Formed: 1924
Nickname: EfB

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• Danish league title: 5 (1979)
• Danish Cup: 3 (2013)

History
• Formed in 1924 out of a merger between Esbjerg Boldklub af 1898 and Esbjerg Amatørklub af 1911, the club failed to establish itself at the top end of the Danish game until winning the second division in 1949.

• Came close to their first silverware in 1956, only to finish runners-up in the Danish first division, but a golden period was to follow in the early 1960s. Esbjerg won four Danish titles in the five seasons from 1961 to 1965, and captured the Danish Cup in 1964. Success did not follow in Europe, with the club failing to navigate past the first round of any continental competition during the decade.

• The glory years came to an end with relegation in 1969, and 1972 saw the club fall into the third division. Within seven years, however, they had climbed through the divisions once again and clinched the Danish championship for a fifth time in 1979, three years after their second Danish Cup triumph.

• The quality could not be sustained, however, and by 1991 Esbjerg were back in the third tier of Danish football. They spent only two years during the 1990s in the elite, in fact, both seasons ending with relegation, and although they stabilised in the top division after promotion in 2000/2001, they also spent the 2011/12 campaign in the second tier.

• Lost narrowly in the Danish Cup final to Randers FC in 2006 and Brøndby IF in 2008, but lifted the trophy for the first time in 37 years when they defeated Randers 1-0 in 2013. Made the knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League in 2013/14, their best performance in Europe.

* Last updated 26 January 2014

Last updated: 26/01/14 22.38CET

http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/teams/club=64140/profile/index.html#esbjerg

Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/05/2016 20:04 CET
20 July 2015 20 Jul - Danish Super League
AaB1-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:54:48
26 July 2015 26 Jul - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-2København
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:03:20
31 July 2015 31 Jul - Danish Super League
Viborg2-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:50:17
9 August 2015 09 Aug - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-4SønderjyskE
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:58:38
16 August 2015 16 Aug - Danish Super League
Nordsjælland1-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:52:16
23 August 2015 23 Aug - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-1Midtjylland
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:59:47
28 August 2015 28 Aug - Danish Super League
AGF0-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:02:53
1 September 2015 01 Sep - Danish DBU Cup, Second round
Søhus Stige0-9Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/17/2016 12:20:07
14 September 2015 14 Sep - Danish Super League
Esbjerg4-2OB
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:56:14
21 September 2015 21 Sep - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-2Randers
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 09:57:22
24 September 2015 24 Sep - Danish DBU Cup, Third round
Lyngby1-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/17/2016 12:21:32
28 September 2015 28 Sep - Danish Super League
Hobro2-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:11:37
4 October 2015 04 Oct - Danish Super League
Brøndby1-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:14:02
19 October 2015 19 Oct - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-2AaB
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:07:30
24 October 2015 24 Oct - Danish Super League
Viborg4-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:09:08
30 October 2015 30 Oct - Danish Super League
Esbjerg2-1Nordsjælland
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:18:11
8 November 2015 08 Nov - Danish Super League
Midtjylland5-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:11:28
22 November 2015 22 Nov - Danish Super League
Esbjerg4-4Hobro
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:06:00
30 November 2015 30 Nov - Danish Super League
OB2-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:22:37
6 December 2015 06 Dec - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-1SønderjyskE
Referee: not available
02/05/2016 10:07:20
28 February 2016 28 Feb - Danish Super League
København2-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available
04/27/2016 21:14:38
6 March 2016 06 Mar - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-0Randers
Referee: not available
03/16/2016 09:24:02
11 March 2016 11 Mar - Danish Super League
Esbjerg2-1AGF
Referee: not available
03/18/2016 21:56:22
20 March 2016 20 Mar - Danish Super League
Brøndby0-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
03/25/2016 16:41:05
4 April 2016 04 Apr - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-0Viborg
Referee: not available
04/08/2016 17:17:32
11 April 2016 11 Apr - Danish Super League
Nordsjælland0-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
04/15/2016 18:39:47
18 April 2016 18 Apr - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-2Midtjylland
Referee: not available
04/23/2016 17:42:28
23 April 2016 23 Apr - Danish Super League
Hobro2-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available
04/27/2016 21:14:40
2 May 2016 02 May - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-2OB
Referee: not available
05/05/2016 16:33:37
06 May 2016 06 May - Danish Super League
SønderjyskE2-0Esbjerg
Referee: Michael Tykgaard
11 May 2016 11 May - Danish Super League
AGFEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
04/04/2016 18:56:48
16 May 2016 16 May - Danish Super League
EsbjergBrøndby
Referee: TBD
04/04/2016 18:58:51
22 May 2016 22 May - Danish Super League
AaBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
02/05/2016 10:20:44
26 May 2016 26 May - Danish Super League
EsbjergKøbenhavn
Referee: TBD
02/05/2016 10:28:54
29 May 2016 29 May - Danish Super League
RandersEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
02/05/2016 10:38:56

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    28/07/2005, Flora 0-6 Esbjerg, Tallinn
  • Biggest defeat:
    09/10/1963, PSV 7-1 Esbjerg, Eindhoven
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  4
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  6
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 24
    Hans Henrik Andreasen (  DEN)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 6
    Jess Thorup (  DEN)
    Fredrik Berglund (  SWE)