AC Sparta Prague
AC Sparta Prague is a Czech football club based in Prague. Sparta have successful on the international stage, winning the Pequeña Copa del Mundo de Clubes. Sparta have won 36 domestic league titles, the Czech Cup 27 times, a record, and the Czech Supercup twice. Sparta was long the main source for the Czech Republic national football team, however lately this has ceased to be the case, Sparta play at Pragues Generali Arena, known as Letná Stadium. At the close of 1893, a group of young people based around three brothers – Václav and Rudolf Rudl – had the idea of setting up a sports club. On 16 November, the meeting approved the clubs articles of association and one month later, on 17 December. Soon after that, the Athletic Club Sparta came up with its tricolour, in which blue symbolises Europe, red is the symbol of the royal city, though the reason for the yellow is not known any more. At the very beginning of the football history, the players used to wear black jerseys with a big S on the front.
They played for two years in black-and-white striped jerseys, which returned to, wearing them as a reserve strip. In 1906, club president Dr. Petřík was in England where he saw the famous Arsenal play with their red jerseys, at that time, he did not realise he was setting up one of the clubs greatest traditions. Together with the red jerseys, Sparta players wear white shorts, shortly after World War I, a team was put together that triggered off the famous period of the 1920s and 30s referred to as Iron Sparta. A football league in Czechoslovakia was established in the mid-twenties and the collected title after title. To this day, the fans still recall the names of the players of that period with admiration, Hojer, Perner, Káďa, Kolenatý, Červený. A few years later, some no less famous names appeared, such as Hochman, Hajný, Šíma, Silný, Čtyřoký, Košťálek and in particular Oldřich Nejedlý, the top scorer at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Shortly before this most famous era kicked off, Vlasta Burian, the milestones of the first golden period of the clubs history are two Central European Cup titles, which in the 20 and the 30s enjoyed the same recognition as that of todays Champions League.
Spartas three titles are important milestones in the cups history, after two triumphs in 1927 and 1935, the third came in 1964, at a time when the cups importance was gradually falling behind that of other European cups. In 1946, AC Sparta toured Great Britain opening with a 2–2 draw against Arsenal on 2 October, on Thursday 16 February 2017, They suffered a humiliating defeat to Russian Minnows Rostov. Golden periods alternated with years when Sparta fans only nostalgically remembered the old times
Dennis Rommedahl is a Danish former footballer who played as a right winger. He was nominated for Danish Footballer of the Year in 2007, Rommedahl was born in the Bispebjerg borough of Copenhagen. He played youth football for a number of clubs, including B93 and he made his senior debut in 1995 for Lyngby, playing in the Danish Superliga championship. In 1997, he was acquired by PSV Eindhoven, where he made his debut on 22 March in a 1–0 home loss against Heerenveen, after his second match, PSV loaned him to RKC Waalwijk for the 1997–98 season. He returned to PSV in 1998 where he became a success by outrunning defenders and he was a member of the PSV squad that won four Eredivisie championships and four Johan Cruijff Shields. Rommedahl moved from Dutch to English football in the summer 2004 when he signed a contract for Charlton Athletic. His first season was spent settling in at The Valley, with a length of time spent on the substitutes bench. During his second season, he took a role in helping Charlton climb the ladder in the Premier League.
Rommedahl had been linked with moves away from Charlton. In the summer of 2006, he was sold to Zenit St. Petersburg. In December 2006, he was linked with a £1 million move to F. C. Copenhagen. This link was resurrected as Charlton edged closer to relegation, with Rommedahl being discussed as a replacement for Michael Silberbauer, in the summer of 2007, Galatasaray and Getafe expressed interest in signing him. However, he finally left Charlton on 20 July 2007, moving to Ajax for fee of £680,000, with Ajax, Rommedahl immediately won his fifth career Johan Cruijff Shield in a 1–0 win over his former team, PSV Eindhoven. He was one of five players nominated for the Danish Football Player of the Year in 2007, for the second half of the 2008–09 season, he went out on loan to NEC. He finished his Ajax-career at the end of the season 2009–10, in July 2010, Rommedahl signed a two-year contract with Olympiakos F. C. On August, 30th 2011, Olympiakos released Rommedahl to find another club, Rommedahl joined Brøndby on 30 August 2011 on a free transfer, signing a 2-year contract and was given the number 11 shirt.
He signed with RKC Waalwijk in the summer of 2013, because of injuries he had never played an official match before he dissolved his contract with the club in January 2015. Rommedahl was selected to play for the Danish under-19 national youth team in July 1996 and he went on to play a combined 19 matches and score 5 goals for the under-19 and under-21 national youth teams
Niclas Christian Monberg Jensen is a former Danish professional football player and current football agent. He played as a back, and most notably won three Danish Superliga championships with F. C. Copenhagen. He played abroad for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, English clubs Manchester City, Jensen played 62 games for the Danish national team between 1998 and 2008, representing Denmark at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2004 European Championship. He was named 1995 Danish Under-21 Player of the Year and he is the older brother of Danish national team player Daniel Jensen. Jensen started playing football for Danish club Boldklubben 1893 and he moved on to Lyngby Boldklub in the Danish Superliga championship in 1992. He made his Lyngby debut in April 1993, Jensen played a total of 92 games and scored five goals for Lyngby in the Superliga between April 1993 and September 1996. In the fall of 1996, Jensen was one of several Lyngby players sold by Lyngby CEO Flemming Østergaard, Jensen was one of three Lyngby players sold to Dutch team PSV Eindhoven, alongside Anders Nielsen and Dennis Rommedahl.
In his first season at PSV, Jensen played three games as the club won the 1996–97 Eredivisie championship, Jensen played only five games in one and a half seasons at PSV, as he underwent two groin operations, and was used as back-up to Dutch international Arthur Numan. In March 1998, Jensen returned to Denmark to play for F. C. Copenhagen on a 4½ year contract, Jensen went on to play almost five years for F. C. Copenhagen, winning the 2000–01 Danish Superliga championship with the club. With former Lyngby team-mate Thomas Rytter as right wingback, Jensen formed a duo that was known as the best in the Superliga. Jensen played a total of 122 games and scored eight goals for FCK in the Superliga between April 1998 and December 2001, in January 2002, he was sold to Manchester City in the English 1st Division, in a transfer deal worth £550,000. Jensen played the remaining 18 games of the season, as Manchester City won promotion to the top-flight FA Premier League in the summer 2002. Returning from the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he played 33 of Manchester Citys 38 games in the 2002–03 Premiership season, a high point came at home against Leeds United when Jensen scored a spectacular volley to win the game.
Jensen played a total 51 league games, scoring two goals, for Manchester City, Niclas Jensen was bought by German team Borussia Dortmund in July 2003 for a fee in the region of £750,000. He started well for Dortmund, but Jensen was eventually relegated to the role of substitute for Brazilian wingback Dedê, in his two seasons in the club, Jensen played 43 games and scored two goals for Dortmund in the Bundesliga. After two years at Dortmund, he moved back to England in July 2005, to play for Fulham in the FA Premier League, at Fulham, he joined former Lyngby team-mate Claus Jensen. In the first half of the 2005–06 season, Niclas Jensen was a Fulham regular and he would have to wait until September 2006, before he played his next Fulham game, being substituted off in a Football League Cup game against Wycombe Wanderers. With only one game for Fulham in almost a year
The Danish Cup is the official knockout cup competition in Danish football, run by the Danish Football Association. The cup has been contested annually since 1955, the cup has taken name after various sponsors over the years, but is currently known as DBU Pokalen after the Danish Football Association, Dansk Boldspil-Union. The winner will qualify for the UEFA Europa League tournament the following year, the latest edition, 2015–16 Danish Cup, was won by Superliga-side F. C. Copenhagen, beating Superliga-side AGF 2-1 on 5 May 2016 at Parken Stadium. The final traditionally takes place on Kristi Himmelfarts Dag and it is played in the Danish national stadium Parken. However in the 1991 and 1992 seasons the final had been rescheduled to Odense Stadion, the club with most final appearances is AGF with 12 finals, having won 9 of them. Former Danish Cup sponsors and logos, Each club may only have one team in the tournament, if a match ends in a tie, two fifteen-minute extra time periods will be played, with penalty kicks if the tie remains after the extra time.
The teams are not seeded, but the lowest placed team from the season will always get the home pitch advantage. 1st round,64 teams 48 teams qualified through preliminary cups held by the regional associations, 1st round,88 teams 48 teams qualified through preliminary cups held by the regional associations. 28 teams from the 2nd divisions 12 teams from the 1st division 2nd round, page on the website of the DBU Cup at UEFA Denmark - List of Cup Finals, RSSSF. com
Kit (association football)
In association football, kit is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The sports Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Professional clubs usually display players surnames or nicknames on their shirts, Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport when players typically wore thick cotton shirts and heavy rigid leather boots. The Laws of the Game set out the equipment which must be worn by all players in Law 4. Five separate items are specified, shorts, footwear, goalkeepers are allowed to wear tracksuit bottoms instead of shorts. While most players wear studded football boots, the Laws do not specify that these are required, shirts must have sleeves, and goalkeepers must wear shirts which are easily distinguishable from all other players and the match officials. Thermal undershorts may be worn, but must be the colour as the shorts themselves. Shin pads must be covered entirely by the stockings, be made of rubber, plastic or a similar material, and provide a reasonable degree of protection.
The only other restriction on equipment defined in the Laws of the Game is the requirement that a player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player. In the event of a match between teams who would wear identical or similar colours the away team must change to a different colour. The England national team plays in red shirts even when it is not required. Many professional clubs have a kit, ostensibly to be used if both their first-choice and away colours are deemed too similar to those of an opponent. Most professional clubs have retained the basic colour scheme for several decades. Teams representing countries in international competition generally wear national colours in common with other sporting teams of the same nation, shirts are normally made of a polyester mesh, which does not trap the sweat and body heat in the same way as a shirt made of a natural fibre. Depending on local rules, there may be restrictions on how large these logos may be or on what logos may be displayed, competitions such as the Premier League may require players to wear patches on their sleeves depicting the logo of the competition.
The captain of team is usually required to wear an elasticated armband around the left sleeve to identify him as the captain to the referee. Most current players wear specialist football boots, which can be either of leather or a synthetic material. Modern boots are cut slightly below the ankles, as opposed to the high-ankled boots used in former times, studs may be either moulded directly to the sole or be detachable, normally by means of a screw thread
Football Club Copenhagen is a professional Danish football club in Copenhagen, Denmark. F. C. Copenhagen is the most successful club in the history of Danish football having won the Danish Football Championship eleven times, Copenhagen is the highest ranked Scandinavian club in the UEFA team rankings list. In 1992, F. C. Copenhagen was founded through the amalgamation of 15-time Danish football champions Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Copenhagen plays its matches at the Telia Parken, which serves as the venue for Denmark national football team matches. Copenhagen qualified for the 2006–07 edition of the UEFA Champions League, three years later, they became the first Danish club ever to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League. Football Club Copenhagen is, in ways, both an old and a new club. Even though that the club was established in 1992, it is rooted in more than 100 years of club tradition, the clubs first team represents two separate clubs, Kjøbenhavns Boldklub founded in 1876 and Boldklubben 1903 founded in 1903.
The two Copenhagen clubs merged their first teams to found Copenhagen on 1 July 1992, Copenhagen used Boldklubbens club license to play in the Danish Superliga championship, while Kjøbenhavns Boldklub became the official reserve team of the club. With the rebuilding of the Parken Stadium, Denmarks national team stadium, the initial ambition of the club was continually to qualify for one of the European competitions each season. To reach this goal, the club needed a solid economy, a big fan base. Benny Johansen managed the club and started its maiden season well, FCK made its first appearance in the European tournaments when it beat Swiss team Grasshoppers 2–1 in the 1992 UEFA Intertoto Cup. FCK won the Intertoto Cup that year and thereby qualified for the UEFA Cup, the club won the 1992–93 Superliga season one point ahead of Odense Boldklub and two points ahead of third-place Brøndby IF. For the 1993–94 Superliga season, expectations were high, the season opened with a 0–6 thrashing at the hands of Italian team Milan in the 1993–94 Champions League qualification.
FCK went on winter break after the first half of the Superliga season in third place, in the spring of 1994, Copenhagen gained on leading team Silkeborg IF. In the penultimate match of the season, the two met at the Parken Stadium. In front of an attendance of 26,679, FCK won the match 4–1. The club was one point ahead of Silkeborg, but because FCK lost 3–2 to Odense in the game of the season. For the next three seasons, Copenhagen had little success in the Superliga, despite winning two Danish Cups, the team won the 1995 Cup final against Akademisk Boldklub with a 5–0 win, qualifying for European football once again, despite mediocre results in the league. Kim Brink took over as manager in 1996, but despite winning the second Cup trophy for the club, in February 1997, Flemming Østergaard, given the ironic nickname Don Ø, joined the board of the club as vice chairman and CEO
UEFA Euro 1992
The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship was hosted by Sweden between 10 and 26 June 1992. It was the ninth European Football Championship, which is every four years. The team had qualified only after Yugoslavia was disqualified as a result of the breakup, eight national teams contested the finals tournament. Also present at the tournament was the CIS national football team and it was the first major tournament at which the reunified Germany had competed. It was to be the last tournament with eight participants. On 17 December 1988, Sweden was chosen over Spain to host the event, Spain was at a disadvantage as they had already been chosen to host the EXPO1992 and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Seven of the eight teams had to qualify for the final stage, the CIS team represented the following ex-Soviet republics, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. Originally, Yugoslavia qualified for the stage, but due to the Yugoslav wars. They shocked the continent when Peter Schmeichel saved Marco van Bastens penalty in the semi-final penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands, the shock was compounded when Denmark went on to defeat the reigning world champions Germany 2–0 to win the European title.
Etrvsco Unico, a different version of the Adidas Etrusco Unico, was used as the match ball of the tournament. Fourth officials The teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the two progress to the semi-finals, while the bottom two teams in each group were eliminated from the tournament. As with every tournament since UEFA Euro 1984, there was no third-place match, UEFA Team of the Tournament Golden Boot Dennis Bergkamp Tomas Brolin Henrik Larsen Karl-Heinz Riedle Small is Beautiful was the official slogan of the contest. The official anthem of the tournament was More Than a Game, performed by Towe Jaarnek and it was the last tournament to use the UEFA plus flag logo, and the last before the tournament came to be known as Euro. It was the first major competition in which the players had their names printed on their backs. The official mascot of the competition was a rabbit named Rabbit, dressed in a Swedish football jersey, UEFA Euro 1992 overview at Union of European Football Associations Goal.
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