Lyngby Boldklub

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Lyngby
Lyngby BK logo.svg
Full nameLyngby Boldklub af 1921
Nickname(s)De kongeblå (the royal blues), Vikingerne (the vikings)
Founded1921;99 years ago (1921)
Ground Lyngby Stadion,
Lyngby
Capacity10,000 (3.111 seated)
ChairmanBirger Jørgensen
Friends of Lyngby
ManagerChristian Nielsen
League Danish Superliga
2018–19 Danish 1st Division, 3rd (promoted via play-offs)

Lyngby Boldklub (Danish pronunciation:  [ˈløŋˌpyˀ ˈpʌlˀtkʰlup] ) is a Danish football club founded in 1921. It is based at Lyngby Stadion in Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality, a northern suburb of Copenhagen. From 1994 to 2001 the club was known as Lyngby FC. The club has won the Danish championship twice (1983 and 1992) and the Danish Cup three times (1984, 1985 and 1990).

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History

The club was first founded on April 8, 1906, but it was disbanded again in 1915 due to problems with where they were allowed to play. On March 30, 1921, 30 young people from the football department of Lyngby IF decided to break away and start their own club. They named it Lyngby Boldklub af 1921. For the first few years, they played at Lundtofte Flyveplads, using the flight hangars as locker rooms. In 1949 the club moved to the area where the present-day Lyngby Stadion is located.

Lyngby was the first club in Denmark to wear the club's name on the kits, which happened in 1961. In 1983 the club became Danish champions for the first time and in 1984 the club played in the European Cup losing to Sparta Prague with 1–2,0–0 in the second round after beating KS Elbasani in the first round with 3–0,3–0. In 1986 the club was the first one to win its group in the UEFA Intertoto Cup without loss of points.

The club won its second Danish championship in 1992 on Gentofte Stadion. In 1996 the club was eliminated from the UEFA Cup by Club Brügge, even though playing a 1–1 draw in Belgium. 1996 was also the year when Lyngby's chairmen, Flemming Østergaard and Michael Kjær sold team captain Larsen to FC Copenhagen. The sale sparked harsh protests among the fans. In 1997 Østergaard and Kjær left Lyngby to become chairmen in FC Copenhagen. They were joined by striker Jónsson.

In December 2001 the club went bankrupt and was forced to finish the season using only amateur players. Hardly surprising, the team finished the season in last place and was subsequently relegated an additional two leagues due to the bankruptcy. As a result, the team went straight from playing in the Superliga to playing in the amateur league Danmarksserien, just below the three Danish pro leagues. In 2003 the team was promoted to the 2nd Division (the third best league), as winner of Danmarksserien, and on June 18, 2005 the team gained promotion to the 1st Division by finishing 3rd in the 2nd Division.

In the 2006–07 season the team won the Danish 1st Division thus returning to the top flight only five and a half seasons after going bankrupt. Another highlight of the 2006–07 season occurred on April 12, 2007 as Lyngby advanced to the semi-finals of the Danish Cup for the first time in several years, by winning 1–0 against AC Horsens on Lyngby Stadion.

Lyngby achieved a third place in the 2016-17 season, just a season after being promoted from the 1. Division. In the second half of the 2017-18 season, however, the club experienced financial difficulties, due to irregularities at the club owner, Hellerup Finans, which later went bankrupt. This led to the departure of several key players, before, on February 9, 2018, the club was bought and saved by a group of local business people and fans known collectively as Friends of Lyngby. [1] This was not enough for Lyngby to hold its place in the Superliga, as the club lost two play-off matches against 1. Division number 3, Vendsyssel FF, being relegated to 1. Division. Just over a year later, on June 2, 2019, fortunes were reversed, as Lyngby, finishing 3rd in 1. Division, won 3-2 on aggregate against Vendsyssel FF, securing its re-promotion to the top flight. [2]

Lyngby BK's starting eleven gather moments before the first of two Superliga play-off matches against Vendsyssel FF (30 May 2019) Lyngby-BK v Vendsyssel-FF 00.jpg
Lyngby BK's starting eleven gather moments before the first of two Superliga play-off matches against Vendsyssel FF (30 May 2019)

Honours

: Won by reserve team

Achievements

European record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Sweden.svg Brage 1–22–23–4
1984–85 European Cup 1R Flag of Albania.svg Labinoti Elbasani 3–03–06–0
2R Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Praha 0–01–21–2
1985–86 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Ireland.svg Galway United 1–03–24–2
2R Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Red Star Belgrade 2–21–33–5
1986–87 UEFA Cup 1R Flag of Switzerland.svg Neuchâtel Xamax 0–21–31–5
1990–91 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wrexham 0–00–10–1
1992–93 UEFA Champions League 1R Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers 0–20–10–3
1996–97 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Slovenia.svg Mura 0–02–02–0
1R Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge 1–10–21–3
1999–2000 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Malta.svg Birkirkara 7–00–07–0
1R Flag of Russia.svg Lokomotiv Moscow 1–20–31–5
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1QR Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Bangor City 1–03–04–0
2QR Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovan Bratislava 2–11–03–1
3QR Flag of Russia.svg Krasnodar 1–31–22–5

Players

Current squad

As of 2 February 2020 [3]

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

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Denmark.svg GK Oskar Snorre
2 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Kasper Enghardt
3 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Lasse Nielsen
4 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Patrick da Silva
5 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Martin Ørnskov (captain)
6 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Frederik Winther
7 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Jesper Christjansen
8 Flag of Denmark.svg FW Gustav Marcussen
9 Flag of Denmark.svg FW Lasse Fosgaard
10 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Rezan Corlu (on loan from Brøndby)
11 Flag of Denmark.svg FW André Riel
14 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Nicolai Geertsen (vice-captain)
16 Flag of Denmark.svg FW Emil Nielsen
17 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Adam Sørensen
No.PositionPlayer
18 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Kevin Tshiembe
19 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Magnus Warming
20 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Kasper Jørgensen
21 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Mathias Hebo
22 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Magnus Westergaard
23 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Pascal Gregor
26 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Frederik Gytkjær
28 Flag of Iceland.svg GK Frederik Schram
30 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Marcel Rømer
31 Flag of Denmark.svg GK Thomas Mikkelsen
33 Flag of Denmark.svg FW Emil Kornvig
35 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Ertuğrul Tekşen
40 Flag of Denmark.svg GK Oliver Funch

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Denmark.svg MF Emilio Simonsen (at Nykøbing until 31 December 2020)

Former players

Among former players are former Danish internationals Flemming Christensen, John Helt, Klaus Berggreen, Ronnie Ekelund, Torben Frank, Jakob Friis-Hansen, Henrik Larsen, Miklos Molnar, Claus "Kuno" Christiansen, Carsten Fredgaard, Claus Jensen, Bent Christensen, Peter Nielsen, Niclas Jensen, Dennis Rommedahl, Thomas Kristensen, Morten Nordstrand and Mikkel Beckmann. Swedish international Marcus Allbäck briefly played for the club in the late 1990s. Four Lyngby players were on the Danish team that won the 1992 European Football Championship, while Rommedahl and Bechmann were included in the Danish squad for the World Cup in South Africa, 2010.

Youth players

Lyngby Boldklub is also renowned for its youth program, and several current and former A-international players started their careers in Lyngby. These include Yussuf Poulsen, Frederik Sørensen, Christian Gytkjær, Andreas Bjelland, Lasse Schöne, Morten Nordstrand, Dennis Rommedahl and Thomas Kristensen. Though Niclas Jensen started his career in B 93 his career didn't really take off until he joined Lyngby in 1992 aged 18.

Old boys

In the mid-2000s, the club's Old Boys team was among the best in Denmark featuring several well-known players such as Michael Laudrup, Brian Laudrup and aforementioned Berggreen and Larsen.

Former coaches

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