|Number of teams||108|
|Qualifier for||UEFA Europa League|
|Current champions||Randers (2020–21)|
|Most successful club(s)||AGF (9 titles)|
|Television broadcasters|| DR |
|2020–21 Danish Cup|
The Danish Cup (Danish : Landspokalturneringen) (often referred to as Sydbank Pokalen for sponsorship reasons) is the official "knockout" cup competition in Danish football, run by the Danish Football Association. The cup has been contested annually since 1955.
The winner will qualify for the UEFA Europa League tournament the following year, where they (as of the 2009–10 season) will enter in the third qualifying round.
The latest edition, 2017-18 Danish Cup, was won by Superliga-side Brøndby, beating Superliga-side Silkeborg 3-1 on 10 May 2018 at Parken Stadium, thereby winning their first domestic trophy since 2008.
The final traditionally takes place on Kristi Himmelfarts Dag (The Ascension) and it is always played in the Danish national stadium Parken. However in the 1991 and 1992 seasons the final had been rescheduled to Odense Stadion and Århus Stadion respectively due to the renovation of Parken. Furthermore, in 2011, because Ascension Thursday fell on 2 June and an international match date was already allotted for this date, the Danish Cup final was played two weeks earlier on 22 May, which coincided with the annual Copenhagen Marathon.
The club with most final appearances is AGF with 12 finals, having won 9 of them.
Attention has been brought to the fact that the final on most occasions unpractically is played before the last rounds of the league, which can open up for speculation in the benefit of losing league games at the end of the season especially for the cup runner-up if the winner is heading for the league championship. Recently former AaB player David Nielsen claimed in his autobiography that after losing the cup final in 2004 to FC Copenhagen, he deliberately missed opportunities to score against them when AaB and FC Copenhagen met in the final league match because FCK would win the championship (and thereby the double) and land AaB in the UEFA Cup as losing cup finalists.
The Danish FA sanctioned nation-wide cup tournament has been sponsored since the 1990.
Each club may only have one team in the tournament (their first team). If a match (except one of the two-legged semifinals, except if the 2nd match's result gives an aggregate tie, including the away goals rule) ends in a tie, two fifteen-minute extra time periods will be played, with penalty kicks if the tie remains after the extra time.
The teams are not seeded, but the lowest placed team from the previous season will always get the home pitch advantage.
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|Winner (title no.)||Score||Runner-up||Man of the Match (Pokalfighter)||Stadium||Attendance|
|1954–55||AGF||4 – 0||Aalborg Chang||Aage Rou Jensen, AGF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||10,300|
|1955–56||Frem||1 – 0||AB||Bent Jørgensen, Frem||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||23,000|
|1956–57||AGF (2)||2 – 0||Esbjerg fB||John Amdisen, AGF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||25,800|
|1957–58||Vejle||3 – 2||KB||Knud Herbert Sørensen, Vejle||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||28,600|
|1958–59||Vejle (2)||1 – 1 (a.e.t.)||AGF||Erling Sørensen, Vejle||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||33,000|
|Replay:1 – 0||N/A||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||17,700|
|1959–60||AGF (3)||2 – 0||Frem Sakskøbing||Vagn Hansen, Frem Sakskøbing||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||17,500|
|1960–61||AGF (4)||2 – 0||KB||John Amdisen, AGF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||33,500|
|1961–62||B 1909||1 – 0||Esbjerg fB||Bruno Eliasen, B 1909||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||18,000|
|1962–63||B 1913||2 – 1||Køge||Hans Andersen, Køge||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||10,900|
|1963–64||Esbjerg fB||2 – 1||Odense KFUM||Carl Bertelsen, Esbjerg fB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||24,500|
|1964–65||AGF (5)||1 – 0||KB||Frank Johansen, KB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||18,600|
|1965–66||AaB||3 – 1 (a.e.t.)||KB||Leif Skov, AaB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||18,600|
|1966–67||Randers Freja||1 – 0||AaB||Jørgen Rasmussen, Randers Freja||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||13,700|
|1967–68||Randers Freja (2)||3 – 1||Vejle||Per Gaardsøe, Randers Freja||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||15,200|
|1968–69||KB||3 – 0||Frem||Flemming Pedersen, KB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||18,500|
|1969–70||AaB (2)||2 – 1||Lyngby||Carsten Aagaard, Lyngby||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||18,200|
|1970–71||B 1909 (2)||1 – 0||Frem||Arno Hansen, B 1909||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||23,700|
|1971–72||Vejle (3)||2 – 0||Fremad Amager||Tonny Hartvig Nielsen, Fremad Amager||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||20,200|
|1972–73||Randers Freja (3)||2 – 0||B 1901||Helge Vonsyld, Randers Freja||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||21,800|
|1973–74||Vanløse IF||5 – 2||OB||Per Bartram, OB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||20,000|
|1974–75||Vejle (4)||1 – 0||Holbæk B&I||Niels Tune, Holbæk B&I||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||26,300|
|1975–76||Esbjerg fB (2)||2 – 1||Holbæk B&I||Jens Jørn Bertelsen, Esbjerg fB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||23,500|
|1976–77||Vejle (5)||2 – 1||B 1909||Henning Andersen, B 1909||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||13,100|
|1977–78||Frem (2)||1 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Esbjerg fB||Erik Jespersen, Esbjerg fB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||12,700|
|Replay:1 – 1 (a.e.t.)||N/A||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||1,800|
|Replay:1 – 1 (a.e.t., 5 – 4 pen. )||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||2,300|
|1978–79||B 1903||1 – 0||Køge||Peter Poulsen, Køge||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||9,800|
|1979–80||Hvidovre IF||5 – 3||Lyngby||Michael Christensen, Hvidovre IF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||23,500|
|1980–81||Vejle (6)||2 – 1||Frem||Poul Erik Østergaard, Vejle||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||17,500|
|1981–82||B 93||3 – 3 (a.e.t.)||B 1903||Ole Pedersen, B 93||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||7,600|
|Replay:1 – 0||N/A||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||5,300|
|1982–83||OB||3 – 0||B 1901||Morten Donnerup, OB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||7,700|
|1983–84||Lyngby||2 – 1||KB||Bo Fosgaard, KB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||25,800|
|1984–85||Lyngby (2)||3 – 2||Esbjerg fB||Henrik Nielsen, Esbjerg fB||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||9,200|
|1985–86||B 1903 (2)||2 – 1||Ikast fS||Sigurd Kristensen, Ikast fS||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||5,600|
|1986–87||AGF (6)||3 – 0||AaB||Karsten Christensen, AGF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||6,300|
|1987–88||AGF (7)||2 – 1 (a.e.t.)||Brøndby IF||Troels Rasmussen, AGF||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||20,000|
|1988–89||Brøndby IF||6 – 3 (a.e.t.)||Ikast fS||Klaus Granlund, Ikast fS||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||11,600|
|1989–90||Lyngby (3)||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)||AGF||Henrik Larsen, Lyngby||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||8,600|
|Replay:6 – 1||N/A||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen||2,000|
|1990–91||OB (2)||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)||AaB||Keld Bordinggaard, OB||Odense Stadion, Odense||13,212|
|Replay:0 – 0 (a.e.t., 4 – 3 pen. )||N/A||Odense Stadion, Odense||4,554|
|1991–92||AGF (8)||3 – 0||B 1903||Bo Harder, AGF||Aarhus Idrætspark, Aarhus||20,000|
|1992–93||OB (3)||2 – 0||AaB||Søren Thorst, AaB||Parken, Copenhagen||9,023|
|1993–94||Brøndby IF (2)||0 – 0 (a.e.t., 3 – 1 pen. )||Næstved IF||Jørgen Juul Jensen, Næstved IF||Parken, Copenhagen||27,069|
|1994–95||F.C. Copenhagen||5 – 0||AB||Carsten V. Jensen, F.C. Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||20,536|
|1995–96||AGF (9)||2 – 0||Brøndby IF||Stig Tøfting, AGF||Parken, Copenhagen||36,103|
|1996–97||F.C. Copenhagen (2)||2 – 0||Ikast fS||Lars "Mini" Hansen, Ikast fS||Parken, Copenhagen||17,368|
|1997–98||Brøndby IF (3)||4 – 1||F.C. Copenhagen||John "Faxe" Jensen, Brøndby IF||Parken, Copenhagen||41,044|
|1998–99||AB||2 – 1||AaB||René Henriksen, AB||Parken, Copenhagen||25,113|
|1999–2000||Viborg||1 – 0||AaB||Arek Onyszko, Viborg FF||Parken, Copenhagen||18,098|
|2000–01||Silkeborg IF||4 – 1||AB||Jan Michaelsen, AB||Parken, Copenhagen||14,743|
|2001–02||OB (4)||2 – 1||F.C. Copenhagen||Lars Jacobsen, OB||Parken, Copenhagen||28,481|
|2002–03||Brøndby IF (4)||3 – 0||FC Midtjylland||Kasper Dalgas, Brøndby IF||Parken, Copenhagen||32,660|
|2003–04||F.C. Copenhagen (3)||1 – 0||AaB||Hjalte Bo Nørregaard, F.C. Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||38,095|
|2004–05||Brøndby IF (5)||3 – 2 (a.e.t.)||FC Midtjylland||Johan Elmander, Brøndby IF||Parken, Copenhagen||35,716|
|2005–06||Randers FC||1 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Esbjerg fB||Carsten Fredgaard, Randers FC||Parken, Copenhagen||23,825|
|2006–07||OB (5)||2 – 1||F.C. Copenhagen||Johan Absalonsen, OB||Parken, Copenhagen||30,013|
|2007–08||Brøndby IF (6)||3 – 2||Esbjerg fB||Samuel Holmén, Brøndby IF||Parken, Copenhagen||33,154|
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|2008–09||F.C. Copenhagen (4)||1 – 0||AaB||Thomas Augustinussen, AaB||Parken, Copenhagen||29,249|
|2009–10||FC Nordsjælland||2 – 0 (a.e.t.)||FC Midtjylland||Nicolai Stokholm, FC Nordsjælland||Parken, Copenhagen||18,856|
|2010–11||FC Nordsjælland (2)||3 – 2||FC Midtjylland||Mikkel Thygesen, FC Midtjylland||Parken, Copenhagen||14,646|
|2011–12||F.C. Copenhagen (5)||1 – 0||AC Horsens||Bryan Oviedo, FC Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||21,963|
|2012–13||Esbjerg fB (3)||1 – 0||Randers FC||Magnus Lekven, Esbjerg fB||Parken, Copenhagen||26,194|
|2013–14||AaB (3)||4 – 2||F.C. Copenhagen||Rasmus Thelander, AaB||Parken, Copenhagen||27,824|
|2014–15||F.C. Copenhagen (6)||3 – 2 (a.e.t.)||FC Vestsjælland||Thomas Delaney, F.C. Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||24,095|
|2015–16||F.C. Copenhagen (7)||2 – 1||AGF||William Kvist, F.C. Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||35,828|
|2016–17||F.C. Copenhagen (8)||3 – 1||Brøndby IF||Stephan Andersen, F.C. Copenhagen||Parken, Copenhagen||32,140|
|2017–18||Brøndby IF (7)||3 – 1||Silkeborg IF||Simon Jakobsen, Silkeborg IF||Parken, Copenhagen||31,027|
|2018–19||FC Midtjylland||1 – 1 (a.e.t., 4 – 3 pen.)||Brøndby IF||Gustav Wikheim, FC Midtjylland||Parken, Copenhagen||31,430|
|2019–20||SønderjyskE||2 – 0||AaB||Anders K. Jacobsen, SønderjyskE||Esbjerg Stadion, Esbjerg||1,750|
|2020–21||Randers FC (2)||4 – 0||SønderjyskE||Mathias Greve, Randers FC||Aarhus Idrætspark, Aarhus||7,981|
|AGF||9||1955, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996||3||1959, 1990, 2016|
|F.C. Copenhagen||8||1995, 1997, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017||4||1998, 2002, 2007, 2014|
|Brøndby IF||7||1989, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2018||4||1988, 1996, 2017, 2019|
|Vejle||6||1958, 1959, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981||1||1968|
|OB||5||1983, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2007||1||1974|
|AaB||3||1966, 1970, 2014||9||1967, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2020|
|Esbjerg fB||3||1964, 1976, 2013||6||1957, 1962, 1978, 1985, 2006, 2008|
|Lyngby||3||1984, 1985, 1990||2||1970, 1980|
|Randers Freja||3||1967, 1968, 1973||0|
|Frem||2||1956, 1978||3||1969, 1971, 1981|
|B 1903||2||1979, 1986||2||1982, 1992|
|B 1909||2||1962, 1971||1||1977|
|Randers FC||2||2006, 2021||1||2013|
|FC Nordsjælland||2||2010, 2011||0|
|KB||1||1969||5||1958, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1984|
|FC Midtjylland||1||2019||4||2003, 2005, 2010, 2011|
|AB||1||1999||3||1956, 1995, 2001|
|Ikast fS||0||3||1986, 1989, 1997|
|B 1901||0||2||1973, 1983|
|Køge BK||0||2||1963, 1979|
|Holbæk B&I||0||2||1975, 1976|
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