2017–18 Danish 1st Division

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Danish 1st Division
NordicBet Liga 2017.svg
Season2017–18
ChampionsVejle BK
PromotedVejle BK, Esbjerg fB, Vendsyssel FF
RelegatedBrabrand IF, Skive IK

The 2017–18 Danish 1st Division season was the 22nd season of the Danish 1st Division league championship, governed by the Danish Football Association.

The division-champion, the runners-up and the third placed team are promoted to the 2018–19 Danish Superliga. The teams in 11th and 12th places are relegated to the 2018–19 Danish 2nd Divisions.

Participants

Esbjerg fB finished last in the 2016–17 Danish Superliga relegation play-off and were relegated to the 1st Division for the first time since the 2010-11 season. Viborg FF lost to FC Helsingør in the relegation play off and were relegated after two seasons in the first tier as well. Hobro IK and FC Helsingør were promoted to the 2017–18 Danish Superliga.

AB and Næstved Boldklub were relegated to the 2017–18 Danish 2nd Divisions. AB were relegated immediately after just one season at the second tier while Næstved Boldklub lasted two seasons in the league. Thisted FC and Brabrand IF won promotion from the 2016–17 Danish 2nd Divisions. Thisted and Brabrand will play at the 1st Division for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2016–17 position
Brabrand IF Brabrand Brabrand Stadion Natural 1,000 2D, 2nd
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg Blue Water Arena Natural 18,000 Superliga, 14th
FC Fredericia Fredericia Monjasa Park Natural 4,000 8th
FC Roskilde Roskilde Roskilde Idrætspark Natural 6,000 4th
Fremad Amager Copenhagen Sundby Idrætspark Natural 7,200 10th
HB Køge Herfølge/Køge Castus Park (until 28 February 2018)
Capelli Sport Stadion (since 1 March 2018)
Natural 8,000 6th
Nykøbing FC Nykøbing Falster Nykøbing Falster Idrætspark (until 5 March 2018)
CM Arena (since 6 March 2018)
Natural 10,000 7th
Skive IK Skive Spar Nord Arena Natural 10,000 5th
Thisted FC Thisted Sparekassen Thy Arena Natural 3,000 2D, 1st
Vejle BK Vejle Vejle Stadion Natural 10,418 9th
Vendsyssel FF Hjørring Nord Energi Arena Natural 7,500 2nd
Viborg FF Viborg Energi Viborg Arena Natural 9,566 Superliga, 12th

: Due to the weather conditions (frost), two spring home matches on 4 and 18 March at were moved to Gentofte Sportspark.

Personnel and sponsoring

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Brabrand IF Denmark Tom Søjberg Denmark Jesper Brinck Hummel Hummel
FC Fredericia Denmark Jesper Sørensen Denmark Christian Ege Nielsen Hummel Monjasa
Esbjerg fB Netherlands John Lammers Denmark Nikolaj Hagelskjær Nike Stofa
FC Roskilde Denmark Rasmus Monnerup Denmark Stefan Hansen Nike CP ApS
Fremad Amager Denmark John Jensen Denmark Mohammed Abdalas Adidas HC Container
HB Køge Denmark Henrik Lehm Denmark Henrik Madsen Nike Castus
Nykøbing FC Denmark Jens Olsen Denmark Lars Pleidrup Nike Jyske Bank
Skive IK Denmark Anders Gerber Denmark John Dyring Nike Spar Nord
Thisted FC Denmark Henning Pedersen (caretaker) Denmark Allan Høvenhoff Puma Sparekassen Thy
Vejle BK Italy Adolfo Sormani Denmark Jacob Schoop Hummel Frøs Herreds Sparekasse
Vendsyssel FF Denmark Jens Berthel Askou Denmark Rune Frantsen Puma Spar Nord
Viborg FF Denmark Steffen Højer Denmark Mikkel Rask Nike Andelskassen

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Esbjerg fB Denmark Lars Lungi Sørensen Sacked 19 June 2017[1] Netherlands John Lammers 23 June 2017 Pre-Season
Thisted FC Denmark Bo Zinck Resigned 30 June 2017[2] Sweden Joakim Mattsson 1 July 2017[3] Pre-Season
Vejle BK Sweden Andreas Alm Mutual consent 30 June 2017[4] Italy Adolfo Sormani 1 July 2017[5] Pre-Season
FC Roskilde Denmark Anders Theil Promoted to Director of Sport 30 June 2017[6] Denmark René Skovdahl 1 July 2017 Pre-Season
Viborg FF Denmark Johnny Mølby Sacked 2 August 2017[7] Denmark Steffen Højer 2 August 2017[8] 10th
FC Roskilde Denmark René Skovdahl Mutual consent 18 September 2017[9] Denmark Rasmus Monnerup 28 September 2017[10] 10th
Skive IK Denmark Kim Kristensen Sacked 17 October 2017[11] Denmark Anders Gerber 25 October 2017[12] 12th
Thisted FC Sweden Joakim Mattsson Sacked 8 May 2018[13] Denmark Henning Pedersen (caretaker) 8 May 2018 7th
Vendsyssel FF Denmark Erik Rasmussen Resigned 8 May 2018[14] Denmark Jens Berthel Askou 8 May 2018 4th

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Vejle BK (P, C) 33 18 11 4 47 24 +23 65 Promotion to Danish Superliga
2 Esbjerg fB (P) 33 18 6 9 61 36 +25 60 Qualification to Promotion play-offs
3 Vendsyssel FF (P) 33 15 11 7 59 42 +17 56
4 Viborg FF 33 15 9 9 58 42 +16 54
5 HB Køge 33 14 10 9 42 31 +11 52
6 FC Fredericia 33 11 9 13 48 47 +1 42
7 Nykøbing FC 33 10 10 13 54 59 −5 40
8 Thisted FC 33 10 10 13 42 53 −11 40
9 Fremad Amager 33 11 7 15 27 42 −15 40
10 FC Roskilde 33 10 8 15 41 49 −8 38
11 Brabrand IF (R) 33 8 10 15 34 61 −27 34 Relegation to Danish 2nd Divisions
12 Skive IK (R) 33 3 9 21 33 60 −27 18
Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

References

  1. ^ "Hollænder erstatter Lungi i Esbjerg" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. ^ "Bo Zinck stopper i Thisted til sommer" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  3. ^ "Thisted ansætter Joakim Mattsson" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  4. ^ "Andreas Alm stopper i Vejle Boldklub" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  5. ^ "Officielt: Vejle hyrer Sormani" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  6. ^ "FC Roskilde har fundet træner" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  7. ^ "Viborg fyrer Johnny Mølby" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  8. ^ "Viborg hyrer Højer og Ralf P. permanent" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  9. ^ "FC Roskilde siger farvel til Skovdahl" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  10. ^ "Rasmus Monnerup er ny cheftræner i Roskilde" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  11. ^ "Kim Kristensen opsagt i Skive" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  12. ^ "Anders Gerber ny cheftræner i Skive" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2017-10-25. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  13. ^ "Joakim Mattsson er færdig i Thisted FC" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  14. ^ "Erik R. stopper i Vendsyssel - Askou overtager" (in Danish). bold.dk. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

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