A Guide to The Danish Superliga

Within European football, the Danish Superliga is a captivating yet underrated gem. Nestled in the heart of Scandinavia, this league is home to passionate fans, interesting clubs, and some incredibly talented players. 

However, due to the underrated nature of this league, there are many people who do not even know how it works. In this article, we are going to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the Danish Superliga so that you can enjoy the football this division has to provide for yourself. 

What is The Danish Superliga

The Danish Superliga is the highest level of Danish football and is administered by the Danish Football Association. Founded in 1991, the league began with 10 teams participating; however, this has since grown to 12. The Danish Superliga has been through many different iterations and sponsors over the years, with it most recently being sponsored by the United Federation of Danish Workers in 2019. 

When Does a Danish Superliga Season Run From

The Danish Superliga starts in July and runs until May of next year. There is also a short winter break included in the months of December and January. 

How Does The Danish Superliga Work 

In the Danish Superliga, there are 12 teams that play every other team twice, home and away, in a round-robin style tournament. The teams are ordered from 1st to 12th, and after all 22 games are played, the table is split in half into championship and relegation tables. Each table will then have all teams within play each other twice again, resulting in an additional 10 games for each team. 

The bottom 2 teams in the relegation table will be relegated into the league below, the 1st Division, whereas in the Championship table, teams are fighting for the league title and spots in Europe. Whoever finishes first in the Championship group will win the league and gain access to the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, while second place will gain access to the Europa Conference League qualifiers. Interestingly, once the tables are split, the points tallies from before the split continue to be built upon; however, teams cannot move tables. For example, if 7th place has 30 points and 6th place has 31 points, when the split takes place, both teams will enter their new leagues with the same tally. If, however, 7th place ends up with 40 points and 6th place has 39 points, they will not move leagues.

Teams in the Danish Superliga

The Danish Superliga is home to many very impressive football clubs, each with its own long and storied history. The most currently successful clubs in the Danish Superliga include FC Copenhagen, Brondby, and FC Midtjylland. In terms of most successful clubs overall, however, that title belongs to FC Copenhagen. FC Copenhagen has won 15 titles throughout its history and, technically, even more. Before FC Copenhagen, there was a club named Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, which was a dominant force in Danish football for many years. However, in the early 1990s, they were in financial trouble and with the growth of new Copenhagen-based giants Brondby,  Kjøbenhavns Boldklub merged with Boldklub 1903 and formed FC Copenhagen as we know it today. Both FC Copenhagen and Kjøbenhavns Boldklub have won 15 Danish titles independently from one another. 

Brondby is the second most successful club in Denmark, having won the league 11 times and finishing runner-up another 11 times. Here is a list of every club currently in the Danish Superliga:

  • Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF)
  • Brondbyernes Idraetsforening (Brondby IF)
  • FC Kobenhavn (FC Copenhagen)
  • Hvidovre Idraetsforening (Hvidovre IF)
  • Lyngby Boldklub
  • FC Midtjylland
  • FC Nordsjaelland
  • Odense Boldklub
  • Randers FC
  • Silkeborg Idraetsforening (Silkeborg IF)
  • Vejle Boldklub
  • Viborg Fodsports Forening (Viborg IF)

In European competitions, Danish football clubs have not been as successful, with no clubs from Denmark having won any European silverware as of right now. A particular moment of interest and brief European success, however, came in the UEFA Cup in 1994 when Odense Balklub took on Real Madrid. The Danish side was able to shock everyone when they walked away from the third round second leg 2-0 up away at the Santiago Bernabeu. Although it did not result in any silverware, this moment is now etched into European football history.

Notable Players in the Danish Superliga 

In the Danish football landscape, several players have left an indelible mark, both domestically and internationally. Among the former stars, Brian Laudrup stands out as a legendary figure. Laudrup’s elegant style and exceptional skill made him a standout for clubs like Brøndby, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea, where he showcased his flair and creativity on the pitch.

Another luminary from the past is Peter Schmeichel, renowned for his commanding presence between the posts. Schmeichel’s remarkable reflexes and leadership abilities propelled him to success with Danish clubs like Brøndby and abroad with Manchester United, where he became a household name in the football world.

Meanwhile, Andreas Cornelius has remained a key figure in the Danish league, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess for clubs like Copenhagen. His consistency and physical presence make him a formidable force in domestic competitions.

The Danish Superliga and Sports

The Danish Superliga offers ample opportunities for sports betting enthusiasts with its competitive matches and unpredictable outcomes. If you decide to use this as a matched betting opportunity, then matched betting calculators are essential. These calculators help bettors identify profitable opportunities by strategically placing opposing bets on different outcomes. 


This has been our comprehensive guide to the Danish Superliga. We hope you have learned more about this fascinating league and have developed a deeper understanding of how it works. Hopefully, you can now enjoy this league and experience the great football it has to offer.


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