Nordsjælland

Founded In
2003
Location
Farum, Denmark

Nordsjælland

About Nordsjælland

Football Club Nordsjælland, usually known as Nordsjælland or FCN for short, was first established in January 1991 after a merger between Stavnsholt Boldklub and Farum Idræts Klub. Initially operating as Farum Boldklub, the new team adopted its current name in 2003. 

The new name was chosen to distance the club from a financial scandal, which had threatened the team's existence. The mayor of Farum had been a significant supporter of the club from the time of its foundation onwards and became chairman. However, he was found to be complicit in a scheme involving overpayments to supplier organisations who sponsored the club. As a result, the mayor stepped down and the new owners decided to rebrand the team.

Initially starting out in the fourth tier of Danish football, Nordsjælland's rise through the divisions has been rapid, starting with promotion in their very first season. The club made its top flight debut in 2002-03 and has remained there ever since. In recent years, the team have gone on to achieve significant success in domestic competitions, first through winning the Danish Cup in 2009–10 and then through successfully defending it in 2010-11. In the 2011–12 campaign, the team were crowned as winners of the Danish Superliga for the first time, finishing two points ahead of the defending champions, FC København. In the 2012-13 season, Nordsjælland made their UEFA Champions League debut, but failed to emerge from the group stage after being drawn alongside Chelsea, Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Some of the club's most notable players include Nicolai Stokholm, Søren Christensen and Mikkel Beckmann, who all played a role in the club's 2011-12 league success. Martin Bernburg holds the team's goal scoring record, while Thomas Andreasen has made the most senior appearances for the side.

Nordsjælland play their home matches at Farum Park, which opened in 1999. The stadium uses an artificial turf and can currently hold up to 10,100 supporters.

Denmark
Superliga