Aarhus Gymnastikforening, better known as AGF and sometimes as AGF Aarhus, was founded as a sports club in 1880, which makes it amongst the oldest existing sports clubs in Denmark. The football team was introduced as a major part of the club in 1902 and has since become one of the most decorated sides in the country.
The team has spent the vast majority of its lifespan in the top flight of Danish football and even set a record for the most consecutive seasons in the division. However, despite this level of consistency, the club have been relegated from the top tier twice in recent times, first at the end of the 2005–06 SuperLiga campaign and then in 2009-10. Fortunately, on both occasions, AGF were able to make a swift return.
However, for the most part, the team have enjoyed tremendous success in domestic football. They currently hold the record for most Danish Cup wins, having lifted the trophy a total of nine times, with their most recent success coming in 1995–96. Additionally, AGF have been crowned Danish champions five times, which ranks them amongst the most successful clubs in the country. Their most successful era came during the 1950s and early 1960s, with league title wins coming in 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57 and 1960. Their fifth league win followed in 1986. To date, the side's best performance in a continental competition came in the 1961 edition of the European Cup, where they reached the quarter finals.
Some of the most notable players to wear the AGF jersey over the years include Hans Christian Nielsen, Henry From, Kent Nielsen, Flemming Povlsen and John Sivebæk.
The team play their home matches at NRGi Park, which is part of the Atletion sports venue. The stadium first opened in 1920 and underwent major renovations in 2001. It is currently able to hold a total of 20,032 spectators.