2020–21 Danish 1st Division

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Season2020–21

The 2020–21 Danish 1st Division season is the 25th season of the Danish 1st Division league championship, governed by the Danish Football Association.

From this season a promotion round for the six best placed teams and a relegation round for the six lowest placed teams are introduced. The top two teams of the promotion round are promoted to the 2021–22 Danish Superliga. The teams in 11th and 12th places are relegated to the 2021–22 Danish 2nd Divisions.[1]

Participants

Silkeborg IF, and Esbjerg fB finished last in the 2019–20 Danish Superliga relegation play-off and were relegated to the 1st Division. Hobro IK lost to Lyngby Boldklub in the relegation play off and was relegated as well. Vejle Boldklub was promoted to the 2020–21 Danish Superliga.

Nykøbing FC, FC Roskilde and Næstved BK were relegated to the 2020–21 Danish 2nd Divisions. Nykøbing FC was relegated after four seasons in the league, FC Roskilde after six seasons, and Næstved BK after two seasons. FC Helsingør won promotion from the 2019–20 Danish 2nd Divisions. They won promotion after only one season's absence.

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Turf Capacity 2019–20 position
Esbjerg fB Esbjerg Blue Water Arena Natural 18,000 Superliga, 14th
FC Fredericia Fredericia Monjasa Park Natural 4,000 3rd
FC Helsingør Helsingør Helsingør Stadion Natural 4,500 2D, 1st
BK Fremad Amager Copenhagen Sundby Idrætspark Artificial 7,200 4th
HB Køge Herfølge/Køge Capelli Sport Stadion Artificial 4,000 9th
Hobro IK Hobro DS Arena Natural 10,700 Superliga, 12th
Hvidovre IF Hvidovre Hvidovre Stadion
Capelli Sport Stadion[2]
Natural
Artificial
12,000
4,000
8th
Kolding IF Kolding Autocentralen Park Natural 10,000 6th
Silkeborg IF Silkeborg JYSK Park Artificial 10,000 Superliga, 13th
Skive IK Skive SPAR Nord Arena Natural 10,000 5th
Vendsyssel FF Hjørring Hjørring Stadion Natural 7,500 7th
Viborg FF Viborg Energi Viborg Arena Natural 9,566 2nd

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
Esbjerg fB Denmark Lars Vind (caretaker) Jamaica Rodolph Austin Nike Viking
FC Fredericia Denmark Michael Hansen Denmark Christian Ege Nielsen Hummel Monjasa
FC Helsingør Denmark Morten Eskesen Denmark Nikolaj Hansen Diadora C Rail Safety
BK Fremad Amager Denmark Jesper Christiansen (caretaker) Denmark Pierre Dahlin Larsen[3] Adidas Øens Erhvervsnetværk
HB Køge Lithuania Aurelijus Skarbalius Guinea-Bissau Eddi Gomes Capelli Castus
Hobro IK Denmark Michael Kryger Denmark Jonas Damborg Puma DS Gruppen, Spar Nord
Hvidovre IF Denmark Per Frandsen Denmark Christopher Østberg Nike KBS Byg
Kolding IF Denmark Kristoffer Wichmann Denmark Rune Nautrup Hummel Mos Mosh
Silkeborg IF Denmark Kent Nielsen Denmark Svenn Crone Uhlsport Mascot International
Skive IK Denmark Martin Thomsen Denmark Christoffer Østergaard Nike Spar Nord
Vendsyssel FF Denmark Michael Schjønberg Denmark Søren Henriksen Diadora Nordjyske Bank
Viborg FF Denmark Lars Friis Denmark Jeppe Grønning Nike Andelskassen

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Skive IK Denmark Thomas Røll End of contract 31 July 2020[4] Denmark Martin Thomsen 1 August 2020 Pre-Season
Esbjerg fB Denmark Troels Bech End of contract 31 July 2020 Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson 1 August 2020[5] Pre-Season
FC Fredericia Denmark Jonas Dal Signed by AC Horsens 24 August 2020[6] Denmark Michael Hansen 30 August 2020[7] Pre-Season
Vendsyssel FF Denmark Lasse Stensgaard Sacked 14 December 2020[8] Denmark Michael Schjønberg 16 December 2020[9] 11th
Viborg FF Denmark Jacob Neestrup Signed by F.C. Copenhagen 22 December 2020[10] Denmark Lars Friis 16 January 2021[11] 1st
BK Fremad Amager Bosnia and Herzegovina Azrudin Valentić Signed by Botev Plovdiv 7 January 2021[12] Sweden Joakim Mattsson 15 January 2021[13] 5th
Hobro IK Denmark Peter Sørensen Resigned 26 February 2021[14] Denmark Michael Kryger 26 February 2021 8th
Kolding IF Denmark Morten Mølkjær Sacked 27 February 2021[15] Denmark Kristoffer Wichmann 28 February 2021[16] 11th
Esbjerg fB Iceland Ólafur Kristjánsson Sacked 10 May 2021[17] Denmark Lars Vind (caretaker) 10 May 2021 3rd
BK Fremad Amager Sweden Joakim Mattsson Sacked 17 May 2021[18] Denmark Jesper Christiansen (caretaker) 17 May 2021 7th

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Viborg FF 22 17 5 0 45 14 +31 56 Qualification to Promotion Group
2 Silkeborg IF 22 16 1 5 53 19 +34 49
3 Esbjerg fB 22 15 3 4 33 20 +13 48
4 FC Helsingør 22 11 3 8 31 27 +4 36
5 FC Fredericia 22 9 5 8 29 27 +2 32
6 HB Køge 22 8 6 8 23 25 −2 30
7 Fremad Amager 22 8 4 10 40 29 +11 28 Qualification to Relegation Group
8 Hobro IK 22 6 6 10 30 40 −10 24
9 Hvidovre IF 22 7 2 13 23 38 −15 23
10 Vendsyssel FF 22 4 4 14 19 40 −21 16
11 Kolding IF 22 2 8 12 19 40 −21 14
12 Skive IK 22 3 5 14 19 45 −26 14
Updated to match(es) played on 19 March 2021. Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Results

Regular season

Home \ Away ESB FRE AMA HEL HOB HVI HBK KIF SIL SKI VEN VIB
Esbjerg fB 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–2
FC Fredericia 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1
Fremad Amager 2–3 1–2 5–1 2–2 4–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 4–0 6–0 1–1
FC Helsingør 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 4–2 2–1 3–0 0–1
Hobro IK 1–2 3–2 0–4 0–1 3–4 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–1 1–1
Hvidovre IF 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–5 1–2 2–0 1–2
HB Køge 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–3
Kolding IF 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–4 0–4 2–4 3–2 0–1
Silkeborg IF 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 4–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–2
Skive IK 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–3
Vendsyssel FF 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–1
Viborg FF 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–1
Source: danskfodbold.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion Group

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation VIB SIL ESB HEL FRE HBK
1 Viborg FF (P) 32 23 7 2 71 24 +47 76 Promotion to 2021–22 Danish Superliga 3–3 4–0 0–3 4–1 4–0
2 Silkeborg IF (P) 32 23 4 5 76 28 +48 73 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–1
3 Esbjerg fB 32 18 5 9 43 38 +5 59 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0
4 FC Helsingør 32 16 5 11 50 41 +9 53 0–3 3–3 1–0 2–1 3–1
5 FC Fredericia 32 13 5 14 42 44 −2 44 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–0 3–0
6 HB Køge 32 8 7 17 28 53 −25 31 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–5 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 26 May 2021. Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(P) Promoted
Possible problem: 101 total wins != 58 total losses
Possible problem: 33 total draws is an odd number
Possible problem: 310 total for != 228 total against

Relegation Group

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation HVI AMA HOB VEN KIF SKI
1 Hvidovre IF 32 11 6 15 40 47 −7 39 3–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 3–0
2 Fremad Amager 32 10 5 17 47 41 +6 35 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0
3 Hobro IK 32 8 10 14 38 51 −13 34 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 3–0
4 Vendsyssel FF 32 8 8 16 33 51 −18 32 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1
5 Kolding IF (R) 32 7 11 14 31 49 −18 32 Relegation to 2021–22 Danish 2nd Division 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0
6 Skive IK (R) 32 7 7 18 28 60 −32 28 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 2021. Source: Danish FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(R) Relegated
Possible problem: 51 total wins != 94 total losses
Possible problem: 47 total draws is an odd number
Possible problem: 217 total for != 299 total against

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

As of 27 May 2021.[19]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Denmark Sebastian Grønning Viborg FF 23
2 Denmark Magnus Mattsson Silkeborg IF 19
3 Denmark Jakob Bonde Viborg FF 12
4 Denmark Kristoffer Munksgaard Fremad Amager 11
Denmark Mads Dittmer Hvilsom Hobro IK
6 Denmark Christian Tue Jensen FC Fredericia 10
Denmark Oliver Drost Kolding IF
Denmark Nicklas Helenius Silkeborg IF
9 Denmark Jeppe Kjær FC Helsingør 9

References

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