Denmark national football team
The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association, the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU. Denmark's home ground is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, their head coach is Åge Hareide. Denmark were the winners of the Football at the 1906 Intercalated Games and silver medalists at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. However, as amateurs who prohibited their internationals from becoming professionals at foreign clubs, Denmark did not qualify for the World Cup until 1986, although they won another Olympic silver in 1960. Since 1983, the team has continuously been visible as a solidly competitive side, with the triumph in the 1992 European Championship in Sweden as its most prominent victory, defeating defending champions the Netherlands in the semi-final and Germany in the final, they won the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup, defeating Argentina in the final. Their best FIFA World Cup result was achieved in 1998, where they narrowly lost 3–2 in a quarter-final against Brazil.
Denmark made the second round in 1986, 2002 and 2018. Apart from the men's senior A-level team, Denmark competes with a women's national team, has teams at various youth levels for both men and women, most prominently the under-21 national team; the A-level team competed in the Olympics until and including the 1988 tournament, whereafter Olympic games count as under-21 national games. In addition to the A-level team and youth teams, Denmark has a special league national team named Ligalandsholdet, with the best Danish footballers from the Nordic leagues. Ligalandsholdet was created in January 1983, has played unofficial games for the national team during the winter break of the Nordic leagues every year since, save for 2005 and 2011. Sometimes the media refer to Ligalandsholdet as Denmark's B-team, as the best Danish footballers selected for the A-team play in leagues outside of the Nordic countries; as such, the national team coach has on several occasions outlined the purpose of having unofficial matches played by Ligalandsholdet as an opportunity of testing new potential upcoming Danish players for the A-team.
The first three editions of the Olympic football event in 1900–1906 had an unofficial status, as the event was not yet open for national football teams to compete, only had limited participation of three or four club teams from a few nations. Denmark had no club team invited in the 1900 Olympics and the 1904 Olympics, but received a special invitation for the 1906 Olympics, to compete against one Greek club team and two club teams from the Ottoman Empire; the team to represent Denmark was compiled of players from the Copenhagen Football Association, they won the event, thereby an unofficial gold medal. Two years in the first official football tournament at the 1908 Olympics, Denmark won a silver medal. At the next Olympics, in 1912, the team again won a silver medal, followed by a golden era from July 1912 until August 1920, with Denmark ranked most of the time as number one in the world by the Elo ranking. Although Denmark figured prominently in the pre-FIFA World Cup era, international success would elude them for years from the first World Cup in 1930 and forward.
Despite the country's ability to produce outstanding football talents, the Danish Football Association only had the ambition to send the national team to play friendly matches and in the regional tournament, the Nordic Championship, from October 1920 until June 1948. When DBU opted to set their sights higher, they allowed the national team to start contesting the Olympics again, promptly resulting in a bronze medal at the 1948 Olympics. After, the team only reached the quarter-final at the 1952 Olympics, with the DBU choosing not to contest the next 1956 Olympics; as football remained an amateur past-time, most of the best Danish footballers moved abroad to make a living, due to DBU enforcing the rule to bar all professionals from the national team, it started to become difficult to assemble a competitive team. Denmark experienced their next revival at the 1960 Olympics with a third set of Olympic silver medals; this was followed by another notable performance at the 1964 European Nations' Cup, where Denmark impressively finished in fourth place.
However, this finish was considered by many as being more the result of a comparatively easy draw rather than a result of a well-playing team. In order for Denmark to qualify for the semi-final, they only had to defeat Malta and Luxembourg. In the semi-final, Denmark fell 0–3 to the Soviet Union lost the bronze match to Hungary; the strict rule of only allowing amateurism at the national team was abolished by the DBU in May 1971, as they had acknowledged this change was needed in order to build a competitive team. In February 1978, when the DBU decided to allow professional football to be introduced in the Danish leagues, the way was at the same time paved for the national team to sign its first sponsorship with the well-known Danish brewery Carlsberg; the new sponsorship enabled the DBU to hire the German Sepp Piontek in July 1979 as the first full-time professional coach of the national team. The full transition of the national team from amateurism to professionalism had now been accomplished, indeed, this would soon lead to a vast improvement in the performances of the team.
According to Rob Smyth and Lars Eriksen, authors of a 2009 book on the "Danish Dynamite" team that would soon emerge: In 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification, Denmark finished with eight points from eight matches, including a 3–1 win against eventual World Cup champions Italy
Frederiksværk is a town with a population of 12,076 in Halsnæs Municipality on Zealand in Region Hovedstaden in Denmark. A French cannon founder, received permission to build a cannon factory here. Having gotten into difficulties, King Frederik V requested that his chancellery advisor, Johan Frederik Classen, take over the operation of the foundry. Under Classen's management the town blossomed, there came a gunpowder mill, as well as light industry and handicrafts to the town; this resulted in Classen's being appointed Major General. On August 25, 1756 the king issued a document permitting Classen to call the town "Friederichswerk". Classen was allowed to build a new foundry, it was constructed between 1761 and 1767, it has been used as a cannon foundry until 1928, has been used for heavy industry until 1976. The building has been restored and reopened on June 12, 1996, it is now used as an art and culture center with theatre and art exhibitions. The original architect was either Nicolai Eigtved.
The word Gjethus comes from Low German Gethus and means "foundry house". Classen's home in the neoclassical style, Arresødal, is still standing, it can be viewed from the outside. There are a number of churches from the Middle Ages in the villages near Frederiksværk. Vinderød Church, in the town of Frederiksværk, houses the sarcophagus of General Classen and has a view towards the Arresø; the Town Museum is established in the old Arsenal, used as a storehouse for the cannons cast in Gjethuset. Displays in the museum concern weapon fabrication, gunpowder production and copper rolling during the years 1750 to 1900. There is a restored grocery store from 1900; the small open-air museum, part of the Industrial Museum Frederiks Værk, contains one of the world's best-preserved powder mills with buildings and working machines from 1800. There is a working watermill on the premises; the ruins of Dronningholm Castle lie near the Arresø. It was started by Valdemar the Great, continued by his son Valdemar the Victorious.
The castle was one of the largest in the country. But burned down in 1525. According to legend the castle was given as a gift to Queen Dagmar; the ruins of Asserbo Castle are open to the public for viewing and touring. Asserbo Castle, which lies in the woods of Tisvilde Hegn, was founded by Bishop Absalon in the 12th century and was used as a monastery for monks of the Cistercian Order invited from France; the King took. 1560, by drifting sands. The castle was reclaimed from the sands, first by King Frederik VII in 1849, by the National Museum of Denmark excavations in 1972. GeoArt is located at the northern top of lake Arre, just between Helsinge. Take the bus from either of the cities or a nice walk in the forest from the Castle ruins. Or if you feel more like driving all the way just park right outside on one of the 40 parking lots. GeoArt has an art gallery with a permanent exhibition of gems and minerals. For example, 225 mill. Year Amethyst from Brazil, Flourith from China etc.. There's a cafe at the 1st.
Floor and the shop downstairs sell gemstones from all over the world as well as jewellery and handicrafts/furniture from Thailand and Laos. Until January 1, 2007, Frederiksværk was a municipality in Frederiksborg County on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark, located between Lake Arre and Roskilde Fjord; the municipality covered an area of 90 km², had a total population of 20,340. Its last mayor was a member of the Social Democrats political party. Frederiksværk municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen, it was merged with existing Hundested municipality to form the new Frederiksværk-Hundested municipality. The name was changed to Halsnæs Municipality on January 1, 2008; this created a municipality with an area of 120 km² and a total population of ca. 30,253. The municipal Frederiksværk contained many small towns and villages besides the city of Frederiksværk, including Ølsted, Liseleje and Melby. Frederiksværk Gymnasium Johan Frederik Classen a Danish-Norwegian industrialist, major general and founder of Det Classenske Fideicommis Anton Frederik Tscherning a Danish army officer who became a politician Arnold Krog a Danish architect, painter and artistic director of Royal Copenhagen 1884-1916 Aase Hansen a Danish educator and award-winning writer Knut Ansgar Nelson a Danish-born convert to Roman Catholicism, served as Bishop of Stockholm 1957-1962 Francis Cardenau a Denmark-based French chef and restaurateur, lives on a small farm close to Frederiksværk Thomas Blom Hansen a Danish anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India Jan Friis-Mikkelsen a Danish chef and restaurateur, runs Restaurant Tinggården in Asserbo since 1987 Anders Thomas Jensen a Danish screenwriter and film director David Sakurai a Japanese-Danish actor, director and martial artist.
Morten Andersen, nicknamed the "Great Dane", is a Danish former American football kicker and All-American at Michigan State University. He is the all-time leader in games played in the NFL, with 382, he held both the NFL records for field goals and points scored, both records were broken by Adam Vinatieri in 2018. At retirement, Anderssen was the all-time leading scorer for two different rival teams, he retired after not playing for a team that season. Andersen was announced as a member of the 2017 induction class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at that year's NFL Honors, he is only the second exclusive placekicker inducted in the Hall of Fame, the first since Jan Stenerud in 1991. Andersen was raised in the west Jutland town of Struer, Denmark; as a student, he was a gymnast and a long jumper, just missed becoming a member of the Danish junior national soccer team. He visited the United States in 1977 as a Youth For Understanding exchange student, he first kicked an American football on a whim at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
He was so impressive in his one season of high school football that he was given a scholarship to Michigan State University. Andersen, with his left leg as his dominant kicking leg, starred at Michigan State, setting several records, including a Big Ten Conference record 63-yard field goal against Ohio State University, he was named an All-American in 1981. His success landed him the kicking job with the New Orleans Saints. On September 24, 2011, he was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Andersen's NFL career got off to a rocky start. On his first NFL kickoff to start the strike-shortened 1982 season, Andersen twisted his ankle and missed eight weeks of the season. Despite the early setback, he soon emerged as one of the strongest and most reliable placekickers in the NFL. In his years with the Saints, he was named to six Pro Bowls, kicked 302 field goals, scored 1318 points. In 1991, against Chicago, Andersen kicked a 60-yard field goal, tying him with Steve Cox for the second-longest field goal in league history at the time, behind the 63-yard record-holder kicked by Tom Dempsey.
Andersen's proficiency with field goal kicking earned him the nickname "Mr. Automatic." Following the 1994 season, he was released by the Saints for salary cap purposes and because his accuracy had started to decline. Following his release by the Saints, Andersen signed with the Atlanta Falcons, he silenced those who felt him to be washed up and was once again named a Pro Bowler during his time in Atlanta. In December 1995 against the Saints, he became the first player in NFL history to kick three field goals of over 50 yards in a single game. In Week 17 of the 1996 season, Andersen missed a 30-yard field goal that enabled the Jacksonville Jaguars to make the playoffs. Two years he kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime in the 1998 NFC Championship Game to beat the Minnesota Vikings and send the Falcons to their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. There are a number of interesting coincidences between Andersen and former NFL placekicker Gary Anderson. Anderson and Andersen have nearly identical last names, were born within a year of one another outside the United States, came to the United States as teenagers, had long and successful NFL careers throughout the 1980s and 1990s, hold first or second place in a number of NFL records for scoring, field goals, longevity.
Their overall accuracy is nearly identical. Anderson missed a field goal in the 1998 NFC Championship Game for the Minnesota Vikings before Andersen kicked his winning kick, both from the same distance as well. Andersen went on to play with the New York Giants for the 2001 season, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs the following two seasons. In the 2004 offseason, Andersen was beaten out for the kicking job by rookie Lawrence Tynes, he was released by the Chiefs for the final roster cut, was subsequently signed by the Vikings. Although his leg strength had declined with age, he continued to prove himself accurate for field goals. Having not been signed by a team following the 2004 season, he became a free agent and did not play in 2005, he announced NFL Europe games in the 2005 season. In January 2006, Andersen was inducted as the first member of the Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame; that year, Andersen returned to the NFL, re-signing with the Atlanta Falcons. His first game back was against the Saints, on Monday Night Football.
The game was the first game in the Louisiana Superdome since Hurricane Katrina prevented its use for the entire 2005 regular season. Andersen scored the only Falcon points with a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter. In his second game back, Andersen made 5 of 5 field goals, as well as both extra point attempts, he was named NFC special teams player of the week, becoming the oldest player to earn the honor since the award was first introduced in 1984. He is the team record holder
Skive is a town in Skive municipality in Region Midtjylland at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. It is the site of its municipal council; the town of Skive is located at the mouth of the Karup River and the Skive Fjord, part of the Limfjord. Skive has a population of 20,809. 14th century Spøttrup Castle underwent extensive repairs in the 1940s, opened as a museum and medicinal herb garden. Skive Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Danish architect Leopold Teschl, who designed the Skive Historical Museum; the Art Museum houses a broad collection of modern Danish art, has a special interest in expressive landscapes and New Realism painting. The collection has works by local artists, including Christen Dalsgaard, a national romantic painter associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting; the Museum has a stuffed polar bear, donated to Skive by the friendship city of Scoresbysund in Greenland. As of 2017, the Museum is closed due to a new building being added.
The Fur Museum is on the island of part of the Skive municipality. It features exhibits relating to the island fossils; the Four Boxes Gallery is located in the grounds of the Krabbesholm Højskole, with an unusual modern design by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow. The Mønsted Limestone Caves south-west of Skive are run by Denmark's nature-preservation group, Skov- og Naturstyrelse; as well as being a tourist attraction, the caves are used as a place to age cheese, exported to Germany as "cavecheese". In winter, the caves are home to 10,000 bats. In Skive, all the roundabouts have been decorated with pieces of art known as the 11 Stars, designed by the Danish designer Timothy Jacob Jensen. Common amenities, such as supermarkets, shops, a bowling alley and hotels, are all to be found in the town centre. Skive is served by Skive railway station, it is located on the Langå-Struer railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Aarhus and Struer.
Skive Airport is a regional private jet airport suitable for a variety of private jets. Skive is twinned with: Christen Dalsgaard painter, a late student of Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg Jeppe Aakjær poet and novelist, a member of the Jutland Movement Jens August Schade poet, his 1928 work "Læren om staten" is part of the Danish Culture Canon Henning Dahl Mikkelsen cartoonist, created the newspaper comic strip Ferd'nand, signed as Mik. Ulf Pilgaard actor, son of a priest, he studied theology but became an actor Johannes Lebech politician, former Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs and former MEP Preben Kristensen actor, one of the musical comedy trio Linie 3 in 1979 Jens Peter Christensen Supreme Court judge. Per Fly a Danish film director Professor Jesper deClaville Christiansen professor in Materials Science and Technology. Martin Møller Nielsen is the chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital. Thomas Troelsen singer and producer Mads Langer singer-songwriter, covered "You're Not Alone" by the British band Olive.
Carpark North electronic rock band Dúné electronic rock band from Skive, now in Copenhagen Christian Pedersen sports shooter, competed in two events at the 1908 Summer Olympics Svend Engedal, goalkeeper for the U. S. football team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Gerda Weltz former female darts player. Per Sandahl Jørgensen former cyclist, competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics Knud Storgaard professional golfer. Kasper Søndergaard handball player for the Denmark national handball team. Rasmus Würtz footballer. Henrik Toft Hansen pro handballer for SG Flensburg-Handewitt and the Denmark national handball team. Peter Balling handball player for the Denmark national handball team. Line Haugsted handball player for Viborg HK and the Denmark women's national handball team Municipality's official website The new Skive municipality's official website The 11 Stars of Skive. Art in traffic Skive Skive Folkeblad - City Local Newspaper Skive tourism bureau Spøttrup Castle Skive Art Museum Mønsted Limestone Caves
Holte is a suburban district in Rudersdal Municipality on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. The local town centre is centred on Holte station and is surrounded by extensive areas of single-family, detached homes as well as several lakes and forests; the district has merged with the old villages of Søllerød and Øverød which both belong to Holte postal district. Gammel Holte, a few kilometres to the east in Rudersdal Municipality but merged with the urban area of neighbouring Hørsholm, predates what is now called Holte by several hundred years. Modern Holte is located on land; the name Holte referred to the medieval village of Holte located a few kilometres to the northeast of the modern district. When the owner of Holtegård moved his inn to a new site on Kongevejen in the 1780s, he gave it the name Ny Holte Kro; this name was adopted for the local railway station when the North Line opened in 1864. The name of the station and the surrounding district was changed to Holte while the name of the old village was changed to Gammel Holte.
The Søllerød Town Hall, completed in 1942, was designed in the Functionalist style by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen. The town centre contains the Holte Midtpunkt shopping centre. Holte Church was completed on the top of Geel's Hill in 1945. Several lakes are located in the Holte area. There is a small leisure craft harbor and a beach at Vejlesø, connected to the larger lake Furesø on the western boundary of the district by a canal. A small ferry operates on the two lakes in the summer time. Søllerød Lake separates Holte from Søllerød to the east. Holte borders on the natural areas Vaserne, Rude Forest, Søllerød Naturpark and Geel's Forest. History
Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218, it forms the core of the wider urban area of the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; the Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by road. A Viking fishing village established in the 10th century in the vicinity of what is now Gammel Strand, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment; this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Horatio Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen's architecture.
Following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre. Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure; the city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark. Copenhagen's economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region. With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterised by parks and waterfronts. Copenhagen's landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Frederik's Church, many museums and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.
The largest lake of Denmark, Arresø, lies around 27 miles northwest of the City Hall Square. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School and the IT University of Copenhagen; the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC Brøndby football clubs; the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world; the Copenhagen Metro launched in 2002 serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train, the Lokaltog and the Coast Line network serves and connects central Copenhagen to outlying boroughs. To relieve traffic congestion, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link road and rail construction is planned, because the narrow 9-9.5 mile isthmus between Roskilde Fjord and Køge Bugt forms a traffic bottleneck. The Copenhagen-Ringsted Line will relieve traffic congestion in the corridor between Roskilde and Copenhagen.
Serving two million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the busiest airport in the Nordic countries. Copenhagen's name reflects its origin as a place of commerce; the original designation in Old Norse, from which Danish descends, was Kaupmannahǫfn, meaning "merchants' harbour". By the time Old Danish was spoken, the capital was called Køpmannæhafn, with the current name deriving from centuries of subsequent regular sound change. An exact English equivalent would be "chapman's haven". However, the English term for the city was adapted from Kopenhagen. Although the earliest historical records of Copenhagen are from the end of the 12th century, recent archaeological finds in connection with work on the city's metropolitan rail system revealed the remains of a large merchant's mansion near today's Kongens Nytorv from c. 1020. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century; the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen.
These finds indicate. Substantial discoveries of flint tools in the area provide evidence of human settlements dating to the Stone Age. Many historians believe the town dates to the late Viking Age, was founded by Sweyn I Forkbeard; the natural harbour and good herring stocks seem to have attracted fishermen and merchants to the area on a seasonal basis from the 11th century and more permanently in the 13th century. The first habitations were centred on Gammel Strand in the 11thcentury or earlier; the earliest written mention of the town was in the 12th century when Saxo Grammaticus in Gesta Danorum referred to it as Portus