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AaB
Aalborg Boldspilklub logo.svg
Full nameAalborg Boldspilklub af 1885
Nickname(s)De røde (The reds) De bolchestribede (The candy-cane striped)
Short nameAaB
Founded13 May 1885;
136 years ago
 (1885-05-13)
Ground Aalborg Portland Park, Aalborg
Capacity13,800 [1] (7,700 seated)
Owner AaB A/S
Sports director Inge André Olsen
Head coach Martí Cifuentes
League Danish Superliga
2020–21 Danish Superliga, 7th of 12
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

AaB, [2] (full name: Aalborg Boldspilklub, pronounced  [ˈʌlˌpɒˀ ˈpʌlˀtspe̝lˌkʰlup] ) internationally referred to as Aalborg BK [3] is a professional football team located in Aalborg. The club is represented in the Danish Superliga and has won four Danish football Championships and three Danish Cup trophies. Most recently the team won the double in 2014.

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AaB was founded on 13 May 1885 by English engineers who were building Jutland's railway system, and the first years was concentrated on the game of cricket. It was initially named Aalborg Cricketklub (Aalborg Cricket club) but the name of the club was changed to Aalborg Boldklub (Aalborg ballclub) in 1899. Football was adopted on an amateur basis in 1902, and has since been the main sport, as the name was changed to the current Aalborg Boldspilklub af 1885 (Aalborg ballgameclub of 1885) in 1906.

In 1995 AaB became the first Danish team to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stage when they were awarded a place because Dynamo Kyiv was expelled from the tournament after one game for attempted match-fixing. AaB qualified for the 2008–09 Champions League and is with two appearances the Danish club who has participated the second most in the tournament after F.C. Copenhagen.

History

AaB was founded on 13 May 1885 by English engineers who were building Jutland's railway system, and the first years was concentrated on the game of cricket. It was initially named Aalborg Cricketklub (Aalborg Cricket club) but the name of the club was changed to Aalborg Boldklub (Aalborg ballclub) in 1899. Football was adopted on an amateur basis in 1902, and has since been the main sport, as the name was changed to the current Aalborg Boldspilklub af 1885 (Aalborg ballgameclub of 1885) in 1906.

Aalborg BK was part of the top-flight Danish leagues from the 1928–29 season, until the relegation of the club in 1947. The club returned to the best league in 1963, and except from the years of 1972, 1978 and 1981–1986, Aalborg BK has since been a part of the various editions of the Danish football championship. Despite its many years in the Danish championship, the club never won a championship title, but Aalborg BK won the Danish Cup competition in 1966 and 1970. Paid football was introduced in Denmark by the Danish Football Association in 1978. As Aalborg BK returned to the best Danish league, the club founded the professional branch of AaB A/S in 1987 to run a professional football team. [4]

Through the 1990s, the club won its first two Danish championships. In the Danish Superliga 1994-95 season, 24 goals from league topscorer Erik Bo Andersen secured the championship title for the team of coach Poul Erik Andreasen. The club was initially eliminated by Dynamo Kyiv in the qualification matches for the UEFA Champions League 1995-96, but following a bribing scandal Kyiv was banned from the tournament and Aalborg BK entered in their place. Aalborg BK thus became the first Danish team to compete in the UEFA Champions League. As they managed a 2–1 home win over Panathinaikos and a 2–2 draw with Porto in the six matches the club played in the initial group stage, Aalborg BK was eliminated. Erik Bo Andersen left the club for Scottish club Rangers, but in Søren Frederiksen, the club found its next goal-getter. Though not the league top scorer, Frederiksen scored 17 goals in the Danish Superliga 1998-99 which the club won under guidance of Swedish coach Hans Backe. Once again, Aalborg BK faced Dinamo Kyiv in the Champions League qualification, but again felt short, losing 1–2 at home and drawing 2–2 in Kyiv after a late Aalborg BK goal was disallowed for being behind the goal line.

Since then, the club established itself in the top half of the Superliga and won a bronze medal and qualified for the 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Aalborg beat Honka on the away goals rule (2–2 in Finland and 1–1 in Denmark) in the second round, and in the third and final round Aalborg BK faced Gent and drew, 1–1, in the away game but beat them 2–1 in the following home match. Thus they "won" a place in the UEFA Cup's second qualification round and met HJK, the first match ended 2–1 to Helsinki, but in the last match Aalborg BK won 3–0 and were thus ready for the UEFA Cup 2007-08. Drawing the Italian team Sampdoria in the First Round, which have Antonio Cassano and Vincenzo Montella as notable players, made the task seem impossible. Aalborg made it again on the away goal rule (getting 2–2 in Genoa and managing 0–0 in Aalborg), and qualified for the group stage – being the first Danish team ever, to send an Italian team "out of Europe." In the group stage Aalborg BK was seeded in the lowest pot, and drew Anderlecht, Tottenham Hotspur, Getafe, and Hapoel Tel Aviv. Drawing with Anderlecht at home, and losing 2–3 to Tottenham (after being ahead 2–0 after the first half) forced Aalborg to win at home against Getafe, a match Aalborg BK lost 1–2.

In the 2007–08 season, Aalborg won their third Danish Championship and qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds. in the second qualifying round, Aalborg easily eliminated FK Modriča 7–1 on aggregate. In the third round, before the group stage, they defeated FBK Kaunas 2–0 both at home and away and reached the group stage of the Champions League for the second time, the first time a Danish team achieved this. In the group stage, they were drawn in Group E along with defending champions Manchester United, Villarreal and Celtic. Aalborg finished third in the group, ahead of Celtic, with 6 points and progressed to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup knockout stage.

Their first match in their UEFA Cup run was against Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruña. Aalborg BK won the first leg at home 3–0 and the second leg at the Estadio Riazor 1–3, securing a 6–1 aggregate. Aalborg BK thereby earned a place among the last 16 teams. where they faced Manchester City. After a 2–0 loss in Manchester in the first leg Aalborg BK fought back to tie the score with a 2–0 win at home. The tie ended in agony however, as Aalborg were defeated by 4–3 on penalties.

On 11 May 2014, the club won their 4th Danish Championship, and four days later the double was secured, as the club defeated F.C. Copenhagen 4–2 in the Cup final.

Stadium

The northern facade of Nordjyske Arena, 2008. Aalborg Stadion.jpg
The northern facade of Nordjyske Arena, 2008.

Since 1920, Aalborg BK has played its games at Aalborg Stadion. The stadium was opened on 18 July 1920 with a north-south aligned playing field. The first spectator seats were built in 1927, and in 1937 a wooden terrace for 3,000 standing spectators was built. In 1960, the stadium burned down and a new east-western aligned concrete stadium was opened in 1962. In recent years the stadium has been enlarged and rebuilt so that it now has modern facilities and roof over all spectator stands. [5] The stadium currently has a capacity of 13,997 people (8,997 seats) or 10,500 people (all seats).

Players

Current squad

As of 31 August 2021 [6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Jacob Rinne
2 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Kristoffer Pallesen
3 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Jakob Ahlmann
4 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Mathias Ross
5 DF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Daniel Granli
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Pedro Ferreira
7 FW Flag of North Macedonia.svg  MKD Aleksandar Trajkovski (on loan from Mallorca)
8 MF Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Iver Fossum
9 FW Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Milan Makarić
10 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Lucas Andersen
11 FW Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Tim Prica
14 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Malthe Højholt
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Anders Hagelskjær
16 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Magnus Christensen
17 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Kasper Kusk
18 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Louka Prip
19 FW Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Anosike Ementa
22 GK Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Andreas Hansen
24 DF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Vladimir Prijović
25 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Frederik Børsting
26 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Rasmus Thelander
30 FW Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Rufo
32 DF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Casper Gedsted
35 MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Marcus Hannesbo

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Uganda.svg  UGA Robert Kakeeto (at Skive until 30 June 2022)
MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Oliver Klitten (at Hobro until 30 June 2022)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Jeppe Pedersen(at Vendsyssel until 30 June 2022)
FW Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN Oliver Børsting(at Skive until 30 June 2022)

Retired numbers

12  Flag of Denmark.svg Torben Boye, defender (1984–2001)

Notable former players

Current management

AaB Fodbold is owned by AaB A/S.

Head coaches

The following managers have coached AaB since it re-entered the Danish top-flight in 1986:

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Cups

European

Superliga history

AaB's final ranking in the Danish Superliga standings since 1991 AaBFootballSuperligaGraph.png
AaB's final ranking in the Danish Superliga standings since 1991
SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup
1991 SL618657293317final
1991–92 SL632101210454432quarter-final
1992–93 SL43212128484036final
1993–94 SL5328159464431quarter-final
1994–95 SL1321967743844semi-final
1995–96 SL53315612573851quarter-final
1996–97 SL533121110464047quarter-final
1997–98 SL73312813544844quarter-final
1998–99 SL13317133653764final
1999–00 SL53312138574049final
2000–01 SL5331310105149495th round
2001–02 SL43316611524554quarter-final
2002–03 SL63314415424546semi-final
2003–04 SL5331698554157final
2004–05 SL433158105945535th round
2005–06 SL533111210484445semi-final
2006–07 SL33318785534612nd round
2007–08 SL13322566038714th round
2008–09 SL73391212404939final
2009–10 SL533139113630484th round
2010–11 SL103381114384835quarter-final
2011–12 SL733128134248442nd round
2012–13 SL533138125146474th round
2013–14 SL1331887603862Winner
2014–15 SL53313911393148quarter-final
2015–16 SL53315513564450semi-final
2016–17 SL103410816314938quarter-final
2017–18 SL536101511384445quarter-final
2017–18 SL934101212444442semi-final

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References

  1. "AaB's hjemmebane - Aalborg Portland Park". aabsport.dk. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. Årsrapport for 2011 Archived 23 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine , Aalborg Boldspilklub A/S, p.9
  3. Denmark – Danish Super League UEFA.com
  4. (in Danish) Om Aalborg Boldspilklub af 1885 Archived 8 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine at Aalborg Boldspilklub af 1885
  5. (in Danish) Aalborg Stadion 1920–2001 [ permanent dead link ], Aalborg.dk, 8 February 2006
  6. https://aabsport.dk/holdet/spillertruppen/

Coordinates: 57°2′37″N10°1′15″E / 57.04361°N 10.02083°E / 57.04361; 10.02083