1964 Danish 1st Division

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Danish 1st Division
Season1964
Dates26 March – 15 November 1964
ChampionsB 1909 (2nd title)
RelegatedAkademisk BK
Brønshøj BK
Matches played132
Goals scored484 (3.67 per match)
Top goalscorerJørgen Ravn (21 goals)[1]
Biggest home winAarhus GF 7–1 Brønshøj BK
(7 June 1964)[2]
Biggest away winBrønshøj BK 0–6 Akademisk BK
(18 October 1964)[2]
Highest scoringB 1909 6–2 Kjøbenhavns BK
(5 April 1964)[2]
Aarhus GF 7–1 Brønshøj BK
(7 June 1964)[2]
Kjøbenhavns BK 5–3 B 1901
(4 October 1964)[2]
Highest attendance43,400
Kjøbenhavns BK 0–1 B 1909
(15 November 1964)[3]
Total attendance554,691[4]
Average attendance4,202[4]
1963
1965

The 1964 Danish 1st Division (Danish: Danmarksturneringens 1. division 1964) was the 37th season of Denmark's top-flight association football division since the establishment of Danmarksturneringen's nation-wide league structure in 1927, and the 51st edition of the overall Danish national football championship since its inception in 1912. Governed by the Danish FA, the season was launched on 26 March 1964 with a clash between last season's third-placed B 1903 and Østerbro-based and local rivals B.93 with the last round of six matches concluding on 15 November 1964.[2] Esbjerg fB were the defending league champions, having won their third consecutive league title last season, while BK Frem and B.93 entered as promoted teams from the 1963 Danish 2nd Division. Fixtures for the 1964 season were announced in February 1964.

The club leading the league table after the spring season's first eleven matches were awarded a berth to the 1964–65 European Cup preliminary round, while the winners of the 1963–64 Danish Cup would quality for the first round of the 1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup — in case, it turned out to be the same team, the runners-up of the 1964 Danish Cup Final would instead quality for the European Cup Winners' Cup tournament. The overall league winners of 1964 qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup preliminary round.[1] The Danish representative in the 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup second round became B 1903.[1]

B 1909 won the league, secured their second Danish league championship on the final matchday in front of a record high attendance of 43,400 spectators at Københavns Idrætspark, the highest at a Danish league match in history, with Aarhus GF becoming the runners-up for the fourth time in the history.[4][3] At the end of the season, the two clubs with the fewest points in the final league standings, Akademisk BK and Brønshøj BK, were relegated to the 1965 Danish 2nd Division.[4] Jørgen Ravn of Kjøbenhavns BK was the league's top scorer for the second time, scoring 21 goals, three more than second-placed team mate Finn Møller.[5][6]

Summary

External image
image icon The players of B 1909 at the award ceremony, crowned 1964 Danish league champions, following the away match against Kjøbenhavns BK on 15 November 1964. Bruno Eliasen is holding the league trophy.

The 1964 top-flight league was inaugurated early with a single Thursday match between B 1903, that had finished the 1963 season in third place, and newly promoted B.93 at Gentofte Stadium on 26 March 1964 in front of an audience of 3,100 spectators.[7][2] B.93's Svend Petersen scored the season's first goal after 8 minutes of play via a header, following a pass from forward Walther Jensen and left wing Tom Søndergaard, but B 1903's knee-injured defender Henning Westergaard managed to draw the match 1-1 by netting in the second goal of the game in the 89th minute after B.93's goalkeeper Bent Jørgensen had lost the ball.[7]

B 1909 claimed the league title on the final matchday, 15 November, with a 1–0 away win at Københavns Idrætspark in a top flight clash against another title contender Kjøbenhavns BK.[3] The weather on that Sunday was cold, windy and raining, but the deciding match of season managed to attract a crowd of 43,400 spectators — it remains the official standing record attendance for a Danish league game.[3][8] Before the last round, both teams were leading the league table, each with 29 points, followed by Aarhus GF in third place with 27 points — B 1909 held a slightly better goal average.[2] The interest for the game was fueled by the fact that the past ten top-tier league seasons had been won by provincial teams, and that the game involved a Copenhagen-based team, which could reclaim the Danish league title — the first 41 editions of Danish national football championship had been won by a club from the capital.[3] Despite the stadium being able to hold approximately 50,000 spectators at the time and no brewing unrest, the authorities decided the close the gates 15 minutes before kick-off due to fears of overcrowding.[3] A good portion of non-payers had more or less illegally obtained a spot at the stands inside the stadium, while several thousand people outside the stadium could not get access.[3][9]

The final match was won by B 1909 with a single goal netted by forward Mogens Haastrup in the 80th minute of play, following a pass from team mate John Danielsen, where Haastrup dribbled and eluded Kjøbenhavns BK goalkeeper Nils Jensen.[9] B 1909 goalkeeper Svend Aage Rask, dressed in complete black, prevented several goal attempt from Kjøbenhavns BK's forwards, including Jørgen Ravn.[9] Hungarian-Swiss Carlos Pintér was head coach for the Odense-based working class team in corporation with a match selection committee and had the following core players in the club's squad: goalkeeper Svend Aage Rask, defenders Leif Hartwig and Jørgen Rask, midfielders Arno Hansen, Erling Nielsen and Per Jacobsen, and forwards Palle Kähler, Walther Richter, Mogens Haastrup, John Danielsen and Mogens Berg.[9] Palle Hansen, Mogens Engstrøm and Bruno Eliasen, who all appeared in the last game of the season, including Jørgen Petersen and Poul Erik Wiinberg, also played their part in the winning season.[9][10][11]

BK Frem and B 1903 secured themselves another season in the top-flight division by winning their last games on 15 November 1964, 4–0 at home against Vejle BK and 3–1 away against B 1901, respectively.[12][13][2] The decisive match for BK Frem took place at Valby Idrætspark in front of an audience of 3,000 spectators compared to the club's other home matches in the season, that had all been played at Københavns Idrætspark.[12][13] Akademisk BK, who was also part of the relegation battle, won their last match away against B 1913, but ended up with just one point short in the final standings, so was relegated to the 1965 Danish 2nd Division along with Brønshøj BK.[2]

Teams

Twelve teams competed in the league – the top ten teams from the previous season and the two teams promoted from the second-tier. The promoted teams were B.93, returning to the top flight after a four-year absence, and BK Frem, returning after a three-year absence. They replaced Aalborg BK and Køge BK, ending their top flight spells of one and three years respectively.

Stadiums and locations

Locations of the 1964 Danish 1st Division teams.
Club Location Stadium Capacity Ref
Akademisk BK Gladsaxe Gladsaxe Idrætspark [14]
Aarhus GF Aarhus Aarhus Idrætspark 24,000 [15][16][17]
B.93 Østerbro, Copenhagen Københavns Idrætspark 50,000 [8][17]
B 1901 Nykøbing Falster Nykøbing Falster Stadium
B 1903 Gentofte Københavns Idrætspark
Gentofte Stadium
50,000
16,300
[8][17]
[18]
B 1909 Odense Odense Stadium 25,000 [19][17]
B 1913 Odense Odense Stadium 25,000 [19][17]
Brønshøj BK Brønshøj-Husum, Copenhagen Københavns Idrætspark 50,000 [8][17]
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg Esbjerg Stadium 20,000 [17]
BK Frem Valby, Copenhagen Københavns Idrætspark (21 matches)
Valby Idrætspark (1 match)
50,000
 
[8][17]
[12][13]
Kjøbenhavns BK Frederiksberg Københavns Idrætspark 50,000 [8][17]
Vejle BK Vejle Vejle Stadium 19,000 [17]

Personnel

Team Head coach Captain Ref
Akademisk BK Denmark Ivan Jessen [20]
Aarhus GF Hungary Géza Toldi [20]
B.93 Denmark Knud Petersen Denmark Jørgen Jacobsen [20][21][22]
B 1901 Denmark Kurt "Nikkelaj" Nielsen [20]
B 1903 Denmark Simon Mathiesen [20]
B 1909 Hungary Carlos Pintér Denmark Erling Nielsen
Denmark Bruno Eliasen
[11][20][23]
B 1913 Denmark Jack Johnson [20]
Brønshøj BK Denmark Jørn Larsen [20][24]
Esbjerg fB Denmark Arne Sørensen Denmark Jens Jørgen Hansen [25][20]
BK Frem Denmark Erling Sørensen Denmark Birger Larsen [20][26]
Kjøbenhavns BK Austria Walter Presch [27]
Vejle BK Austria Ernst Netuka [20]

Coaching changes

Team Outgoing coach Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Date of appointment Ref
Brønshøj BK Denmark Ejnar Olsen Pre-season Denmark Jørn Larsen [24]
Kjøbenhavns BK Pre-season Austria Walter Presch [27]

League table

Every team played two games against the other teams, at home and away, totaling 22 games each. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal average. The team with the most points were crowned winners of the league, while the two teams with the fewest points would be relegated to the 1965 Danish 2nd Division.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 B 1909 (C) 22 14 3 5 53 33 1.606 31 Qualification for the 1964–65 European Cup and 1965–66 European Cup[a]
2 Aarhus GF 22 14 2 6 49 34 1.441 30
3 Kjøbenhavns BK 22 13 3 6 62 41 1.512 29
4 Esbjerg fB 22 11 6 5 48 30 1.600 28 Qualification for the European Cup Winners' Cup[b]
5 Vejle BK 22 10 5 7 35 32 1.094 25
6 B 1913 22 9 5 8 42 42 1.000 23
7 B 1901 22 8 3 11 42 47 0.894 19
8 B.93 22 6 6 10 34 40 0.850 18
9 BK Frem 22 6 6 10 29 35 0.829 18
10 B 1903 22 6 6 10 36 48 0.750 18 Participation in the 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
11 Akademisk BK (R) 22 6 5 11 32 39 0.821 17 Relegation to the 1965 Danish 2nd Division
12 Brønshøj BK (R) 22 2 4 16 22 63 0.349 8
Source: [4][28][6]
Rules for classification: 1) Points 2) Goal average
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ B 1909 qualified for the 1964–65 European Cup preliminary round as league leaders after the conclusion of the spring season, and qualified for the 1965–66 European Cup preliminary round as the overall 1964 season champions.
  2. ^ Esbjerg fB qualified for the 1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup first round by winning the 1963–64 Danish Cup.

Results

Home \ Away ABK AGF B93 B01 B03 B09 B13 BBK EFB BKF KBK VBK
Akademisk BK 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 1–4 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–2
Aarhus GF 2–2 1–0 2–1 5–0 5–1 0–1 7–1 1–0 4–2 3–2 2–1
B.93 2–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 0–3 0–1
B 1901 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 4–2 2–0
B 1903 1–2 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 2–4 2–3
B 1909 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–2 6–1 1–3 5–1 1–3 3–1 6–2 2–0
B 1913 1–2 1–3 5–3 3–3 1–1 3–1 5–2 3–2 0–1 1–3 1–1
Brønshøj BK 0–6 0–1 2–5 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–0
Esbjerg fB 1–1 2–2 2–2 5–1 5–2 0–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 3–1 1–2
BK Frem 0–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0
Kjøbenhavns BK 5–3 4–0 5–1 5–3 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 5–2 2–2 2–2
Vejle BK 2–0 4–2 3–0 1–4 2–2 1–2 4–3 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0
Source: [29][28][2][1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics

Scoring

Top scorers
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Denmark Jørgen Ravn Kjøbenhavns BK 21
2 Denmark Finn Møller Kjøbenhavns BK 18
3 Denmark Mogens Haastrup B 1909 17
4 Denmark Ole Fritsen Vejle BK 13
Denmark Carl Emil Christiansen Esbjerg fB
Denmark Henning Enoksen Aarhus GF
7 Denmark Svend Petersen B.93 12
8 Denmark Henning Jørgensen B 1901 11
Denmark Kjeld Petersen B 1913
Denmark Ole Forsing B 1903
11 Denmark John Cramer B 1901 10
12 Denmark Kurt Hansen B 1913 9
Denmark Jørgen Rasmussen B 1913
Denmark Jørn Bjerregaard Aarhus GF

Source: [5][1][30][23]

Hat-tricks
Player For Against Result Date Ref
Denmark Mogens Haastrup B 1909 Aarhus GF 4–1 (H) 14 May 1964 [11]
Denmark Svend Petersen B.93 B 1901 4–2 (H) 23 August 1964 [21]
Denmark Bernhard Deneke B.93 Brønshøj BK 5–2 (A) 30 August 1964 [21]
Denmark Carl Emil Christiansen Esbjerg fB B 1903 5–2 (H) 13 September 1964 [31]
Denmark Finn Møller Kjøbenhavns BK Esbjerg fB 5–2 (H) 27 September 1964 [31]
Denmark Mogens Haastrup4 B 1909 Brønshøj BK 5–1 (H) 4 October 1964 [11]
Denmark Hans Jørgen Christiansen Esbjerg fB Brønshøj BK 5–1 (H) 15 November 1964 [31]
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Matches Clean
sheets
Ref
Denmark Erik Gaardhøje Esbjerg fB 20 5 [32]
Denmark Leif Bernhard Nielsen BK Frem 21 4 [12]
Denmark Svend Aage Rask B 1909 22 4 [11]

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