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FC Midtjylland

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Arena/Stadium  MCH Arena
League  Danish Superliga
Manager  Glen Riddersholm
Locations  Herning, Ikast

FC Midtjylland in the past, History of FC Midtjylland
Roster  Pione SistoMidfielder, Pione Sisto, 27, Martin PusicForward, Martin Pusic, , Kristoffer OlssonMidfielder, Kristoffer Olsson, 17, Morten RasmussenForward, Morten Rasmussen, 9, Sylvester IgbounForward, Sylvester Igboun, 44, Jakob PoulsenMidfielder, Jakob Poulsen, 7, Erik SviatchenkoDefender, Erik Sviatchenko, 4, Marco UrenaForward, Marco Urena, 11, Johan DahlinGoalkeeper, Johan Dahlin, , Kristian Bach BakDefender, Kristian Bach Bak, 32, Petter AnderssonMidfielder, Petter Andersson, 8, Jim LarsenDefender, Jim Larsen, 6, Jakob HaugaardGoalkeeper, Jakob Haugaard, 14, Tim SparvMidfielder, Tim Sparv, 3, Rilwan Olanrewaju HassanMidfielder, Rilwan Olanrewaju Hassan, 36, Izunna UzochukwuMidfielder, Izunna Uzochukwu, 43, Patrick BanggaardDefender, Patrick Banggaard, 26, Lasse HeinzeGoalkeeper, Lasse Heinze, 1, Frederik MollerDefender, Frederik Moller, 35, Francis DickohDefender, Francis Dickoh, 20, Eyjolfur HeðinssonMidfielder, Eyjolfur Heðinsson, 21, Andre RomerDefender, Andre Romer, 28, Jesper LauridsenDefender, Jesper Lauridsen, 15, Marco Priis JorgensenGoalkeeper, Marco Priis Jorgensen, 25, Marco LarsenMidfielder, Marco Larsen, 19

Founded  2 February 1999; 16 years ago (2 February 1999)

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FC Midtjylland ([ˈmidjylanˀ], "Central Jutland") is a Danish professional football club based in Herning and Ikast in the midwestern part of Jutland. The team was a result of a merger between Ikast FS (which also includes tennis, badminton and handball clubs) and Herning Fremad. Midtjylland competes in the Danish Superliga, which it won for the first time in 2015.

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FC Midtjylland in the past, History of FC Midtjylland

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Club history

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FC Midtjylland was founded by Johnny Rune, a carpenter and owner of a private business in the wood-supply industry, and Steen Hessel, an authorized Mercedes Benz dealer.

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The two men wanted to unite the football clubs Ikast FS (founded 1935) and Herning Fremad (founded 1918) – clubs that for decades had been strong rivals, but had never played any significant role in Danish football. Ikast FS had some success in the late 1970s and '80s, but that was about it. At least ten years had passed with the two clubs being unable to agree on a merger, but on 6 April 1999, a deal was finalized and announced at a press conference the next day.

In 2000, Midtjylland were promoted to the top-flight Danish Superliga after a season in which the team had gathered more points than any other team in the history of the first division.

In July 2014, Matthew Benham (owner of English Championship side Brentford) became the majority shareholder of Midtjylland's parent company FCM Holding. In the 2014–15 season, they won the championship in the Danish Superliga.

Scouting and developing

Midtjylland have generally built a reputation of finding and developing promising talents.

In July 2004, Midtjylland was the first Danish club to have its own football academy, similar to that of French side Nantes. The academy attracts players from throughout Denmark, as well as players from a partnering club in Nigeria – F.C. Ebedei. The club has developed a network of over 100 clubs located in the western part of Jutland.

In 2008, Danish centre-back Simon Kjær, a talent of the academy, was sold to Palermo for a transfer fee of approximately DKK30 million (€4M). In 2010, Sune Kiilerich, another talent of the academy, was sold to Sampdoria, while Winston Reid, an academy product and New Zealand international, was sold to West Ham United for DKK32 million (€4.26M). In 2016, vice-captain Erik Sviatchenko was sold for £1.5 million to Celtic.

Stadium

In 2004, the team moved to a new stadium in Herning with a capacity of approximately 12,000 spectators. Midtjylland was the first Danish club to sell the stadium naming rights to a sponsor, resulting in the name "SAS Arena" which has since been changed to MCH Arena. The stadium's opening match was on 27 March; it proved to be a success, with Midtjylland beating AB 6–0. Five of the goals were scored by Egyptian striker former AB player Mohamed Zidan.

Supporters

Black Wolves is the official fanclub of FC Midtjylland. It was founded in the beginning in August 1999, as the official fanclub of Ikast FS 1993 "Yellow Flames" changed their name at an extraordinary general meeting. Ultra Boys Midtjylland is the first ultra firm in Midtjylland, established in 2007 and later renamed Ultras Midtjylland. In 2014, Midtjyland got its second ultra firm, a youth department called Midtjylland Ungdom.

Honours

  • Danish Superliga
  • Winner: 2014–15
  • Runner-up: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • 1st Division
  • Winner: 1999–2000
  • Danish Cup
  • Runner-up: 2002–03, 2004–05, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Current squad

    As of 31 August 2017

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

    Out on loan

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

    Youth team

    See: FC Midtjylland Academy

    Managers

  • Ove Pedersen (1 July 1999 – 30 June 2002)
  • Troels Bech (1 July 2002 – 31 Dec 2003)
  • Erik Rasmussen (1 Jan 2004 – 30 June 2008)
  • Thomas Thomasberg (1 July 2008 – 11 Aug 2009)
  • Allan Kuhn (12 Aug 2009 – 15 April 2011)
  • Glen Riddersholm (16 April 2011– 25 June 2015)
  • Jess Thorup (12 July 2015 –
  • FC Midtjylland in European Competition

    FC Midtjylland's first competitive European match was on August 9, 2001, in the 2001-02 UEFA Cup, playing to a draw with Northern Ireland's Glentoran F.C. 1-1 in the first leg of the Qualifying Round, before ultimately advancing to the First Round, where it was eliminated by Sporting CP. Since then, the club has been a consistent participant in European competition, reaching as far as the Round of 32 in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League. This included a 2-1 victory over Louis van Gaal's Manchester United; Midtjylland ultimately lost 6-3 on aggregate.

    UEFA club coefficient ranking

    As of 06.06.2017, Source: [1]

    References

    FC Midtjylland Wikipedia


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