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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: 25/07/2016 17:43 CET
17 July 2016 17 Jul - Danish Super League
Brøndby4-0Esbjerg
Referee: not available
07/20/2016 15:10:30
23 July 2016 23 Jul - Danish Super League
Esbjerg0-4København
Referee: not available
07/25/2016 16:43:19
29 July 2016 29 Jul - Danish Super League
ViborgEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:14:41
8 August 2016 08 Aug - Danish Super League
EsbjergAGF
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:32
15 August 2016 15 Aug - Danish Super League
AaBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:10:47
22 August 2016 22 Aug - Danish Super League
EsbjergOB
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:15:41
28 August 2016 28 Aug - Danish Super League
SønderjyskEEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:32
11 September 2016 11 Sep - Danish Super League
MidtjyllandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:32
18 September 2016 18 Sep - Danish Super League
EsbjergRanders
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:32
21 September 2016 21 Sep - Danish Super League
EsbjergSilkeborg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:22:26
25 September 2016 25 Sep - Danish Super League
NordsjællandEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:22:11
2 October 2016 02 Oct - Danish Super League
HorsensEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:32
16 October 2016 16 Oct - Danish Super League
EsbjergLyngby
Referee: TBD
07/16/2016 19:33:04
23 October 2016 23 Oct - Danish Super League
EsbjergMidtjylland
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:47
30 October 2016 30 Oct - Danish Super League
AGFEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:47
6 November 2016 06 Nov - Danish Super League
EsbjergAaB
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:11:02
20 November 2016 20 Nov - Danish Super League
SilkeborgEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:23:11
27 November 2016 27 Nov - Danish Super League
EsbjergNordsjælland
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:22:26
30 November 2016 30 Nov - Danish Super League
OBEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:18:11
4 December 2016 04 Dec - Danish Super League
EsbjergBrøndby
Referee: TBD
07/16/2016 10:11:14
11 December 2016 11 Dec - Danish Super League
RandersEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:47
19 February 2017 19 Feb - Danish Super League
EsbjergSønderjyskE
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:47
26 February 2017 26 Feb - Danish Super League
LyngbyEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/16/2016 19:33:33
5 March 2017 05 Mar - Danish Super League
EsbjergViborg
Referee: TBD
07/15/2016 21:16:40
12 March 2017 12 Mar - Danish Super League
KøbenhavnEsbjerg
Referee: TBD
07/16/2016 19:36:19
19 March 2017 19 Mar - Danish Super League
EsbjergHorsens
Referee: TBD
07/17/2016 19:12:47

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)