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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: 21/04/2014 21:51 CET
22 July 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg4-0Nordsjælland
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
07/22/2013 20:59:20
29 July 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-2AaB
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
07/29/2013 21:23:01
4 August 2013 - Danish Super League
Brøndby0-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Brondby
08/04/2013 20:59:59
10 August 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg5-1AGF
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
08/10/2013 18:05:34
19 August 2013 - Danish Super League
Randers3-2Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Randers
08/19/2013 19:56:32
22 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Esbjerg4-3St-Étienne
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) – Stadium: Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, Esbjerg (DEN)
08/23/2013 09:06:45
25 August 2013 - Danish Super League
Viborg3-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Viborg
08/25/2013 16:24:14
29 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
St-Étienne0-1Esbjerg
Aggregate: 3-5
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS) – Stadium: Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
08/30/2013 11:53:27
1 September 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-1Midtjylland
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
09/01/2013 16:05:08
14 September 2013 - Danish Super League
København1-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Copenhagen
10/06/2013 13:06:36
19 September 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group C)
Standard Liège1-2Esbjerg
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege (BEL)
09/25/2013 15:04:59
23 September 2013 - Danish Super League
Vestsjaelland1-3Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Slagelse
09/24/2013 01:44:12
26 September 2013 - Danish DBU Cup, Third round
Chang1-7Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Aalborg
09/27/2013 03:55:06
29 September 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg4-1SønderjyskE
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
09/29/2013 22:47:12
Esbjerg1-2Salzburg
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) – Stadium: Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, Esbjerg (DEN)
10/08/2013 13:12:55
6 October 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-3OB
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
10/06/2013 22:55:35
20 October 2013 - Danish Super League
Vestsjaelland2-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Slagelse
10/20/2013 22:51:44
Elfsborg1-2Esbjerg
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Borås Arena, Boras (SWE)
02/03/2014 17:22:23
28 October 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-2AGF
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
10/28/2013 21:35:42
31 October 2013 - Danish DBU Cup, Fourth round
Lyngby3-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Lyngby
10/31/2013 21:16:50
3 November 2013 - Danish Super League
Midtjylland3-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
11/03/2013 21:45:57
Esbjerg1-0Elfsborg
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, Esbjerg (DEN)
02/03/2014 17:22:38
10 November 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-1København
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
11/10/2013 21:18:07
22 November 2013 - Danish Super League
SønderjyskE1-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Haderslev
11/23/2013 05:45:13
28 November 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group C)
Esbjerg2-1Standard Liège
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) – Stadium: Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, Esbjerg (DEN)
02/03/2014 17:22:53
2 December 2013 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg2-2AaB
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
12/02/2013 22:10:16
8 December 2013 - Danish Super League
Randers1-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Randers
12/08/2013 20:54:29
12 December 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group C)
Salzburg3-0Esbjerg
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
02/03/2014 17:23:08
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Esbjerg1-3Fiorentina
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Esbjerg Arena, Esbjerg (DEN)
03/04/2014 17:15:56
24 February 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg2-1Nordsjælland
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
02/26/2014 00:39:07
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Fiorentina1-1Esbjerg
Aggregate: 4-2
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
03/04/2014 17:47:18
2 March 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg1-0OB
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
03/02/2014 22:06:52
9 March 2014 - Danish Super League
Viborg1-3Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Viborg
03/09/2014 23:10:02
16 March 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-0Brøndby
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
03/16/2014 22:16:47
24 March 2014 - Danish Super League
AGF0-3Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Aarhus
03/24/2014 21:50:09
29 March 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-0Vestsjælland
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
03/29/2014 20:12:21
6 April 2014 - Danish Super League
Brøndby1-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Brondby
04/06/2014 22:50:42
14 April 2014 - Danish Super League
Nordsjælland0-1Esbjerg
Referee: not available – Farum
04/14/2014 21:48:59
17 April 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg2-2Randers
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
04/17/2014 19:57:35
21 April 2014 - Danish Super League
København2-2Esbjerg
Referee: Michael Johansen
28 April 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergMidtjylland
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
04/07/2014 21:24:11
3 May 2014 - Danish Super League
AaBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Aalborg
04/07/2014 21:24:25
7 May 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergSønderjyskE
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
04/07/2014 21:25:02
11 May 2014 - Danish Super League
OBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Odense
04/07/2014 21:25:37
18 May 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergViborg
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
04/07/2014 21:26:02

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:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 20
    Hans Henrik Andreasen (  DEN)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 6
    Jess Thorup (  DEN)
    Fredrik Berglund (  SWE)
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