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WHAT IS THE DENMARK SUPERLIGAEN?
The Danmark Superligaen is known as the Danish Superliga or Superligaen. It is the top tier of the Danish football league system which is administered by the Danish Football Association. For more information about this Danish football championship, don’t ignore this post of Betimate!
HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE DENMARK SUPERLIGAEN?
The Danish Superliga was established in 1991 as the replacement for the Danish 1st Division in Denmark. There were 10 teams taking part in the first season of the competition. They played each other in a two-legged format. From the summer of 1991, the competition’s structure would stretch over two calendar years. The 10 clubs would play each other twice in the first half of the tournament. In the following half (the next spring), the two last-ranked teams were out, the points of the clubs would be cut in half and the remaining eight teams would play each other twice again, for a total of 32 games in a season.
The number of participating teams increased to 12. They played each other for 33 games per Superliga season. Coca-Cola became the sponsor of this new league structure. Then, the competition was also called the Coca-Cola Ligaen.
From 1996 through 2016, the league included 12 clubs that played each other three times. The two teams with the worst points at the end of the season were relegated to the Danish 1st Division and replaced by the top two teams of that tier.
Each club in the season played every other team at least once at home and once away. The top six clubs of the previous season played 17 matches at home and 16 away while the clubs in 7th to 10th place and the two newly promoted teams played 16 games at home and 17 away games.
In this period, the top league was sponsored by different brands:
From 1996-97 to 2000-01: the Superliga was named Faxe Kondi Ligaen due to the sponsorship of Faxe Brewery.
From 2001-02 to 2009-10: It was the SAS Ligaen which was under the sponsorship of SAS.
From 2010-11 to 31st December 2014: It remained the Superliga without any league sponsor.
From 1st January 2015 to the 2017-18 season, the league was named after Alka as the Alka Superliga due to their new sponsorship.
The Denmark Superligaen in this period was expanded to 14 teams. They were accomplished by relegating only the last-place finisher in that season and promoting the top three teams from the first division.
The 2016-17 season’s structure was renewed. It began with the teams playing at a full home-and-away schedule, resulting in 26 games for each team.
The league split into a six-club championship playoff and an eight-club qualifying playoff. All team’s table points and goals carry over fully into the playoffs.
In the championship playoff, each team plays the other twice. The top team at the end of the playoff round becomes the champion. They can enter the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Whereas, the second-ranked team qualifies for the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. The third-placed team advances to a one-off playoff game for another Europa League spot. If the champion of the Danish Cup finishes in the top three, the match will involve the fourth-placed team instead.
The qualifying playoff is divided into two groups. The teams in 7th, 10th, 11th, and 14th are in a group. The remaining teams in 8th, 9th, 12th, and 13th are in the other group. Each group plays in the two-legged format within its group. The top two teams of each group enter a knockout tournament. The winner of that round faces the third-place (or fourth-place) team from the championship playoff in a one-off match. The winner will enter the Europa League in the first qualifying round.
The bottom two teams from each group also contest a relegation playoff in a two-legged format. The winner advances to a playoff final game against the second-ranked team from the 1st Division. The losing team drops to the next season of the Danish First Division.
From the 2019-20 season
Since this season, the number of teams participating in the top league was reduced from 14 to 12 teams. They play a full two-legged schedule in 22 matches for each team.
Midtjylland win the 2019-20 Superliga
WHICH TEAMS ARE TAKING PART IN THE 2020-21 DANMARK SUPERLIGAEN?
The 2020–21 Danish Superliga is known as the 3F Superliga for sponsorship reasons. This is the 31st season of the Danish Superliga. It began on 11 September with reigning champions FC Midtjylland playing against the winners of the Danish Cup, SønderjyskE, losing 2–0 away from home. By the way, the 2020-21 season marks the first season with the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
TITLES BY CLUBS IN THE DANISH SUPERLIGA
FC Copenhagen is considered the best team in Denmark football with 13 times reaching the winning title. This achievement is as double as the result of the second-placed team- Brøndby IF with 6 titles in total. AaB and FC Midtjylland have been playing impressively in the league with 4 and 3 titles respectively. FC Midtjylland is defending their championship with a great achievement this season.
ALL-TIME TOP SCORERS OF THE DANMARK SUPERLIGAEN
The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship competition, which is run by the Danish Football Association. It is Denmark's top football competition, and it is officially contested by 12 teams each year, with two teams relegated.
The Danish Superliga was formed in 1991 to replace the Danish 1st Division as Denmark's top football league. Ten teams have competed in the tournament since its inception in 1991. The first Superliga season took place in the spring of 1991, with the ten teams competing for the championship title twice. The tournament will last for two calendar years starting in the summer of 1991. In the first half of the tournament, the ten teams will face each other twice. The bottom two teams would be eliminated the next spring, their points would be halved, and the remaining eight teams would face each other twice more for a total of 32 games in a season. This trend was discontinued prior to the 1995–96 season, where the number of participating teams was raised to 12, with each team facing each other three times for a total of 33 games per Superliga season. Coca-Cola became the league's name sponsor for the first season under this new arrangement, and the league was renamed Coca-Cola Ligaen. Faxe Brewery became sponsors after a single season under that name, and the league was renamed Faxe Kondi Ligaen. Before the 2001–02 season, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) became the tournament's main sponsor, and the name was changed to SAS Ligaen. The Danish Superliga was renamed Alka Superliga in January 2015, after the Danish insurance firm Alka became a title sponsor.
3.The old format
The league consisted of 12 teams that faced each other three times from 1996 to 2016. The two teams with the fewest points at the end of the season were relegated to Denmark's first division, where they were joined by the division's top two teams. At this time, each team played every other team at least twice, once at home and once away, and then once again at home or away. The top six teams from the previous season played 17 home games and 16 away games, while the teams in seventh through tenth places, as well as the two newly promoted teams, played 16 home games and 17 away games.
4. Updated format
The league was extended to 14 clubs after the 2015–16 season, with only the last-place finisher from the previous season being relegated and the top three teams from the first tier being promoted. The latest league format made its debut in the 2016–17 season. The teams start by playing a full home-and-away season, culminating in a total of 26 games for each side.
The league was divided into a six-team championship playoff and an eight-team qualification playoff at the time. The table points and goals of both players transfer through to the playoffs in full. In the championship round, each team plays the other team both at home and away. The team that finishes first in the playoff is crowned Superliga champion and advances to the second qualification round of the Champions League. The second-placed team advances to the Europa League's first qualification round. The third-place team progresses to a one-time playoff match for a place in the Europa League. If the Danish Cup champion finishes in the top three, the match will be played with the fourth-place side.
The number of teams was decreased from 14 to 12 during the 2019–20 season. It started with all 12 teams playing a full home-and-away season, which resulted in 22 matches for each club. The league was divided at the time into a six-team championship playoff and a six-team qualification playoff. The table points and goals of both players carry over fully into the playoffs. Six teams in each playoff division will play a regular home-and-away schedule, resulting in ten matches (32 for the full season).
5.Last Decade winners