2017–18 AaB Fodbold season

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AaB
2017–18 season
Sports DirectorAllan Gaarde
Head CoachMorten Wieghorst
StadiumAalborg Portland Park
Alka Superliga5th
DBU PokalenQuarter-final
Top goalscorerLeague: Jannik Pohl (8)
All: Jannik Pohl (9)
Highest home attendance7,595 vs Brøndby IF
(2 April 2018, Alka Superliga)
Lowest home attendance2,116 vs AC Horsens
(5 March 2018, Alka Superliga)
Average home league attendance5,438
Home colours
Away colours

The 2017–18 season was AaB's 35th consecutive season in the top flight of Danish football, 28th consecutive season in the Danish Superliga, and 132nd year in existence as a football club.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Denmark Morten Wieghorst
Assistant coaches Denmark Jacob Friis
Denmark Thomas Augustinussen
Development manager Denmark Poul Erik Andreasen
Goalkeeping coach Denmark Poul Buus
Team Leader Denmark Ernst Damborg
Doctor Denmark Søren Kaalund
Physiotherapist Denmark Morten Skjoldager
Physical trainer Denmark Ashley Tootle
Sports psychology consultant Denmark Martin Langagergaard
U/19 League coach Denmark Lars Stensgaard
U/17 League coach Denmark Adam Harell

Source: AaB Fodbold

Other information[edit]

Owner Denmark AaB A/S
Chief executive Denmark Stephan Schors
Sports director Denmark Allan Gaarde
Sales manager Denmark Lars Glinvad
Head of press and communications Denmark Brian Andersen
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Nordjyske Arena (13,997 / 105x70 metres)
Training ground AaB Training Centre

Source:AaB Fodbold

Squad[edit]

First team squad[edit]

This squad list includes any first team squad player who was available for the line-up during the season.

No. Position Player
1 Denmark GK Nicolai Larsen (until 31 August 2017)
1 Sweden GK Jacob Rinne (from 17 August 2017)
2 Denmark DF Patrick Kristensen
3 Denmark DF Jakob Ahlmann
4 Denmark DF Jakob Blåbjerg
5 Denmark DF Jores Okore
6 Denmark DF Kristoffer Pallesen
8 Denmark MF Rasmus Würtz (captain)
9 Denmark FW Jannik Pohl
10 Peru MF Edison Flores
11 Slovakia FW Jakub Sylvestr (until 31 December 2017)
14 Slovakia FW Pavol Šafranko (from 21 August 2017)
16 Denmark MF Magnus Christensen
17 Denmark MF Kasper Kusk (from 31 January 2018)
18 Denmark MF Rasmus Thellufsen
No. Position Player
19 Denmark FW Marco Ramkilde
20 Austria MF Marco Meilinger (until 12 January 2018)
21 Denmark MF Kasper Risgård (vice-captain)
22 United States GK Michael Lansing
23 Slovakia MF Filip Lesniak
24 Denmark DF Nikolaj Lyngø
25 Denmark MF Frederik Børsting
26 Uganda MF Robert Kakeeto
27 Denmark MF Oliver Abildgaard
28 Brazil MF Yann Rolim (from 31 July 2017)
30 Denmark FW Wessam Abou Ali (from 8 February 2018)
31 Denmark DF Mathias Andersen
32 Denmark DF Kasper Pedersen
33 Albania DF Bardhec Bytyqi (until 31 January 2018)
40 New Zealand GK Tamati Williams (from 31 August 2017, until 31 December 2017)

Source: AaB Fodbold website

Youth players in use[edit]

This list includes any youth player from AaB Academy who was used in the season.

No. Position Player
20 Denmark DF Anders Bærtelsen
29 Denmark DF Lukas Klitten

Transfers and loans[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred from Date Source
19 FW Denmark Marco Ramkilde Denmark AaB Academy 19 June 2017 [1]
24 DF Denmark Nikolaj Lyngø Denmark AaB Academy 19 June 2017 [2]
31 DF Denmark Mathias Andersen Denmark AaB Academy 19 June 2017 [3]
22 GK United States Michael Lansing Denmark Vejle Boldklub 1 July 2017 [4]
6 DF Denmark Kristoffer Pallesen Denmark Viborg FF 3 July 2017 [5]
23 MF Slovakia Filip Lesniak England Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 4 July 2017 [6]
5 DF Denmark Jores Okore Denmark FC København 6 July 2017 [7]
1 GK Sweden Jacob Rinne Belgium K.A.A. Gent 17 August 2017 [8]
14 FW Slovakia Pavol Šafranko Slovakia DAC Dunajská Streda 21 August 2017 [9]
40 GK New Zealand Tamati Williams Netherlands RKC Waalwijk 31 August 2017 [10]

Winter[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred from Date Source
17 MF Denmark Kasper Kusk Denmark FC København 31 January 2018 [11]
30 FW Denmark Wessam Abou Ali Denmark AaB Academy 8 February 2018 [12]

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred to Date Source
11 FW Denmark Nicklas Helenius Denmark OB 1 July 2017 [13]
31 DF Denmark Joakim Mæhle Belgium K.R.C. Genk 1 July 2017 [14]
7 FW Denmark Thomas Enevoldsen Netherlands NAC Breda 1 July 2017 [15]
28 FW Denmark Sebastian Grønning Denmark Hobro IK 6 July 2017 [16]
5 DF Sweden Markus Holgersson Spain Lorca FC 12 July 2017 [17]
14 MF Denmark Casper Sloth Denmark Silkeborg IF 13 July 2017 [18]
1 GK Denmark Nicolai Larsen Denmark FC Nordsjælland 31 August 2017 [19]

Winter[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred to Date Source
11 FW Slovakia Jakub Sylvestr Israel Beitar Jerusalem F.C. 1 January 2018 [20]
24 DF Denmark Morten Rokkedal Denmark Løgstør IF 1 January 2018 [21]
40 GK New Zealand Tamati Williams TBD 1 January 2018 [22]
20 MF Austria Marco Meilinger Austria SCR Altach 12 January 2018 [23]

Loan in[edit]

Squad # Position Player Loaned from Start End Source
28 MF Brazil Yann Rolim Brazil Barra FC 31 July 2017 30 June 2018 [24]

Loan out[edit]

Squad # Position Player Loaned to Start End Source
24 DF Denmark Morten Rokkedal Denmark Thisted FC 14 June 2017 31 December 2017 [25]
33 DF Albania Bardhec Bytyqi Denmark Skive IK 31 January 2018 30 June 2018 [26]

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Mid-season[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition record[edit]

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Alka Superliga 36 10 15 11 38 44 −6 027.78
DBU Pokalen 4 3 0 1 10 5 +5 075.00
Total 40 13 15 12 48 49 −1 032.50

Alka Superliga[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 10 15 11 38 44  −6 45 6 8 4 22 20  +2 4 7 7 16 24  −8

Last updated: 18 May 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Nordsjælland 26 15 5 6 62 41 +21 50 Qualification for the Championship round
4 Copenhagen 26 13 5 8 50 33 +17 44
5 Aalborg 26 8 12 6 28 27 +1 36
6 Horsens 26 7 14 5 32 34 −2 35
7 Hobro 26 8 8 10 33 33 0 32 Qualification for the Relegation round
Source: Danish Football Association (in Danish), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Play-off (played on neutral ground if determining teams for different rounds); 6) Draw.[27][28]
Matches[edit]

Championship round[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Midtjylland 36 27 4 5 80 39 +41 85 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2 Brøndby IF 36 24 9 3 82 37 +45 81 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
3 FC Nordsjælland 36 17 8 11 76 58 +18 59 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
4 FC København 36 17 7 12 65 47 +18 58 Alka Superliga European play-off match
5 AaB 36 10 15 11 38 44 −6 45
6 AC Horsens 36 8 16 12 43 57 −14 40
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2018. Source: Danish FA
Matches[edit]

DBU Pokalen[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of 21 May 2018

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when appearances are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player Alka Superliga DBU Pokalen Total
1 FW 9 Denmark Jannik Pohl 32 4 36
MF 25 Denmark Frederik Børsting 32 4 36
3 DF 4 Denmark Jakob Blåbjerg 31 4 35
4 MF 23 Slovakia Filip Lesniak 31 3 34
5 GK 1 Sweden Jacob Rinne 29 4 33
6 MF 10 Peru Edison Flores 29 2 31
FW 14 Slovakia Pavol Šafranko 28 3 31
8 DF 3 Denmark Jakob Ahlmann 28 2 30
DF 5 Denmark Jores Okore 27 3 30
10 DF 32 Denmark Kasper Pedersen 27 2 29
11 MF 21 Denmark Kasper Risgård 25 2 27
12 DF 6 Denmark Kristoffer Pallesen 24 2 26
13 MF 8 Denmark Rasmus Würtz 22 1 23
15 MF 16 Denmark Magnus Christensen 20 2 22
MF 18 Denmark Rasmus Thellufsen 19 3 22
17 MF 28 Brazil Yann Rolim 17 4 21
18 MF 27 Denmark Oliver Abildgaard 17 2 19
19 MF 17 Denmark Kasper Kusk 17 1 18
20 MF 26 Uganda Robert Kakeeto 12 2 14
21 DF 2 Denmark Patrick Kristensen 10 3 13
22 FW 11 Slovakia Jakub Sylvestr 10 2 12
23 GK 1 Denmark Nicolai Larsen 7 0 7
24 FW 30 Denmark Wessam Abou Ali 6 0 6
25 MF 20 Austria Marco Meilinger 2 0 2
26 DF 20 Denmark Anders Bærtelsen 1 0 1
DF 24 Denmark Nikolaj Lyngø 1 0 1
DF 29 Denmark Lukas Klitten 0 1 1

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 21 May 2018

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player Alka Superliga DBU Pokalen Total
1 FW 9 Denmark Jannik Pohl 8 1 9
2 MF 25 Denmark Frederik Børsting 3 4 7
3 DF 4 Denmark Jakob Blåbjerg 5 0 5
4 MF 21 Denmark Kasper Risgård 3 1 4
MF 28 Brazil Yann Rolim 2 2 4
6 FW 14 Slovakia Pavol Šafranko 2 1 3
MF 17 Denmark Kasper Kusk 3 0 3
8 DF 5 Denmark Jores Okore 2 0 2
MF 10 Peru Edison Flores 1 1 2
MF 23 Slovakia Filip Lesniak 2 0 2
DF 32 Denmark Kasper Pedersen 2 0 2
12 DF 3 Denmark Jakob Ahlmann 1 0 1
MF 16 Denmark Magnus Christensen 1 0 1
MF 18 Denmark Rasmus Thellufsen 1 0 1
FW 30 Denmark Wessam Abou Ali 1 0 1
Own goals 1 0 1
TOTALS 38 10 48

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 21 May 2018

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total clean sheets are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player Alka Superliga DBU Pokalen Total
1 GK 1 Sweden Jacob Rinne 10 1 11
2 GK 1 Denmark Nicolai Larsen 3 0 3
TOTALS 13 1 14

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 21 May 2018

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total cards are equal.

Rnk Pos. No. Player Alka Superliga DBU Pokalen Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 MF 16 Denmark Magnus Christensen 5 1 1 0 6 1
2 DF 5 Denmark Jores Okore 3 1 1 0 4 1
3 DF 3 Denmark Jakob Ahlmann 9 0 0 0 9 0
4 MF 8 Denmark Rasmus Würtz 5 0 1 0 6 0
5 DF 6 Denmark Kristoffer Pallesen 4 0 1 0 5 0
MF 25 Denmark Frederik Børsting 5 0 0 0 5 0
MF 27 Denmark Oliver Abildgaard 4 0 1 0 5 0
8 DF 4 Denmark Jakob Blåbjerg 2 0 1 0 3 0
FW 9 Denmark Jannik Pohl 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW 14 Slovakia Pavol Šafranko 3 0 0 0 3 0
MF 21 Denmark Kasper Risgård 3 0 0 0 3 0
MF 23 Slovakia Filip Lesniak 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF 32 Denmark Kasper Pedersen 3 0 0 0 3 0
14 GK 1 Sweden Jacob Rinne 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF 2 Denmark Patrick Kristensen 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF 10 Peru Edison Flores 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF 17 Denmark Kasper Kusk 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF 24 Denmark Nikolaj Lyngø 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW 30 Denmark Wessam Abou Ali 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 58 2 6 0 64 2

Suspensions[edit]

As of 21 May 2018

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total matches suspended are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player Alka Superliga DBU Pokalen Total
1 DF 5 Denmark Jores Okore 5 0 5
2 DF 3 Denmark Jakob Ahlmann 2 0 2
MF 16 Denmark Magnus Christensen 2 0 2
DF 24 Denmark Nikolaj Lyngø 2 0 2
5 MF 8 Denmark Rasmus Würtz 1 0 1
MF 25 Denmark Frederik Børsting 1 0 1
TOTALS 13 0 13

Awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Award Month Source

Individual[edit]

No. Player Award Month Source

References[edit]

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