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Viborg FF

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Nickname(s)  The Greens
Founded  1896
Arena/Stadium  Viborg Stadion
Location  Viborg, Denmark
Head coach  Johnny Mølby
Short name  VFF
Ground Capacity  9,566
League  Danish Superliga
Manager  Johnny Mølby
Managing Director  Morten Jensen
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Full name  Viborg Fodsports Forening
Ground  Viborg Stadion, Energi Viborg Arena, Viborg
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Viborg Fodsports Forening ("Viborg Footsport Association"), or Viborg F.F. and VFF for short, is a Danish professional football club based in Viborg. The club was founded in 1896, but would have to wait more than a century before winning its only national trophy, the 2000 Danish Cup.

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History

Viborg FF was founded in 1896, with several other sports apart from football - among other things were gymnastics, cricket, field hockey, boxing, athletics, skiing, weight-lifting, and wrestling.

The first big sporting highlight of the club came in 1924, when Viborg FF won the championship in Mesterrækken (The Champion Division), which were the best regional division in Jutland. A big title win at the time when, among others, AGF were a dominating club in Jutland.

Following the championship, Viborg dropped somewhat out of the picture, but never more than the club has always been on the Danish footballing map. It was a big relief for the club when it was promotion to the national competitions (4th Division) for the first time in 1959, following many closely missed attempts at qualification. One of the players taking part in the promotion was Erik Bundgaard, whose 421 matches for VFF is still club record.

Except for a couple of seasons in the start of the 1970s, Viborg has not been relegated to a tournament lower than the national competitions since 1959. Though the country's best league have been domicile for Viborg, during the last couple of years the club has been moving up and down between the country's two best leagues.

The finest achievements of the club came in the 1999–2000 season, where the Superliga bronze medals were missed by the smallest margin. Instead, the team was celebrated as winner of the Danish Cup, the DONG Cup. They then added the Danish Super Cup, beating champions Herfølge Boldklub in a penalty shoot out.

Colours and badge

Viborg F.F.'s colours are green and white.

Stadium

Viborg plays its home matches at Viborg Stadion, which has a capacity of 9,566 spectators, all seated. The biggest stand is the eastern stand (2,792 seats) and the smallest is the southern (2,040 seats). The field size is 105 x 68 m, the same size as the national stadium, Parken. The light is 1200 lux. The sound comes from an Ascon PA-system. There is undersoil heating installed at the venue, which UEFA has approved as an international stadium.

Supporters

Viborg FF has no official fanclub. A former official fanclub is The Green Pride. It was one of the largest in Denmark with over 500 members. There is a small continuation of The Green Pride active in Viborg to this day.

The first ultra group was established in 2002, when a group of teenagers established Fanatikos. In 2004 a new group, Shamrock Ultras, was born.

Current squad

As of 4 February 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.

Retired numbers

  • 22 Søren Frederiksen, Forward, (1989–94, 1995–96, 1998, 2001–05)
  • Achievements

  • Danish Cup:
  • Winners (1): 1999-2000
  • Danish Super Cup:
  • Winners (1): 2000
  • References

    Viborg FF Wikipedia


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