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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: 25/07/2014 10:47 CET
Kairat1-1Esbjerg
Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR) – Stadium: Tsentralniy, Almaty (KAZ)
07/21/2014 16:55:09
21 July 2014 - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-1Randers
Referee: not available – Esbjerg
07/21/2014 19:57:44
Esbjerg1-0Kairat
Aggregate: 2-1
Referee: Dennis Antamo (FIN) – Stadium: Esbjerg Arena, Esbjerg (DEN)
07/24/2014 23:45:28
27 July 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergSønderjyskE
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/25/2014 09:44:22
RuchEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Ruch, Chorzow (POL)
07/25/2014 12:11:00
3 August 2014 - Danish Super League
NordsjællandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Farum
07/04/2014 10:15:53
11 August 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergSilkeborg
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 10:53:58
16 August 2014 - Danish Super League
AaBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Aalborg
07/04/2014 10:53:59
31 August 2014 - Danish Super League
MidtjyllandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 11:28:56
13 September 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergVestsjælland
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:28:24
20 September 2014 - Danish Super League
HobroEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 11:28:08
27 September 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergBrøndby
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:28:08
4 October 2014 - Danish Super League
KøbenhavnEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Copenhagen
07/04/2014 11:28:14
18 October 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergOB
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:32:18
25 October 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergBrøndby
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:32:08
1 November 2014 - Danish Super League
VestsjællandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Slagelse
07/04/2014 11:31:30
8 November 2014 - Danish Super League
RandersEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Randers
07/04/2014 11:31:09
22 November 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergHobro
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:28:43
29 November 2014 - Danish Super League
SønderjyskEEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Haderslev
07/04/2014 11:28:45
6 December 2014 - Danish Super League
EsbjergNordsjælland
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:28:53
21 February 2015 - Danish Super League
SilkeborgEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Silkeborg
07/04/2014 11:28:54
28 February 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergAaB
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 11:12:20
7 March 2015 - Danish Super League
MidtjyllandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 12:23:56
14 March 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergKøbenhavn
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:16:56
21 March 2015 - Danish Super League
OBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Odense
07/04/2014 12:23:56
4 April 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergMidtjylland
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
11 April 2015 - Danish Super League
HobroEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/04/2014 11:46:11
18 April 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergRanders
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
25 April 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergOB
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
2 May 2015 - Danish Super League
KøbenhavnEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Copenhagen
07/04/2014 12:16:56
9 May 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergSilkeborg
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
16 May 2015 - Danish Super League
NordsjællandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Farum
07/04/2014 12:23:56
19 May 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergSønderjyskE
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
23 May 2015 - Danish Super League
AaBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Aalborg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
30 May 2015 - Danish Super League
EsbjergVestsjælland
Referee: TBD – Esbjerg
07/04/2014 12:23:56
6 June 2015 - Danish Super League
BrøndbyEsbjerg
Referee: TBD – Brondby
07/04/2014 12:23:56

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: 20
    Hans Henrik Andreasen (  DEN)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 6
    Jess Thorup (  DEN)
    Fredrik Berglund (  SWE)
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