Danish Superliga
Danish Superliga
Country Flag of Denmark Denmark
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1991
Number of teams 14
Relegation to Danish 1st Division
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Danish Cup
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Midtjylland (2 titles) (2017–18)
Most successful club Copenhagen (11 titles)
TV Viasat (TV3+, TV3 Sport 1, TV3 Sport 2)
C-More (Canal 9, Eurosport 2)
Website Official website
Football current event 2020–21

The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament, and administered by the Danish Football Association. It is the highest football league in Denmark and is currently contested by 14 teams each year, with 2 teams relegated.


Founded in 1991, the Danish Superliga replaced the Danish 1st Division as the highest league of football in Denmark. From the start in 1991, 10 teams were participating. The opening Superliga season was played during the spring of 1991, with the ten teams playing each other twice for the championship title. From the summer of 1991, the tournament structure would stretch over two years. The 10 teams would play each other twice in the first half of the tournament. In the following spring, the bottom two teams would be cut off, the points of the teams would be cut in half, and the remaining eight teams would once more play each other twice, for a total of 32 games in a season.

This practice was abandoned before the 1995–96 season, when the number of teams competing were increased to 12, playing each other thrice for 33 games per Superliga season. For the first season of this new structure, Coca-Cola became the name sponsor of the league, which was then named Coca-Cola Ligaen. After a single season under that name, Faxe Brewery became sponsors and the league changed its name to Faxe Kondi Ligaen. Before the 2001–02 season, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) became the head sponsor, and the name of the tournament changed to SAS Ligaen. From January 2015 the Danish Superliga is known as Alka Superliga, as the Danish insurance company Alka became name sponsor.

Current teams (2016–17)

Club Finishing position
last season
First season in
top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
AaB 5th 1928–29 1987
AC Horsens 3rd in 1st Division 2005–06 2016–17
AGF 10th 1918-19 2015-16
Brøndby IF 4th 1982 1982
Esbjerg fB 11th 1929–30 2010–11
F.C. Copenhagen 1st 1992–93 1992–93
FC Midtjylland 3rd 2000–01 2000–01
FC Nordsjælland 9th 2002–03 2002–03
Lyngby BK 1st in 1st Division 1980 2016–17
OB 7th 1927–28 1999–00
Randers FC 6th 1988 2009–10
Silkeborg IF 2nd in 1st Division 1987 2016–17
SønderjyskE 2nd 2000–01 2008–09
Viborg FF 8th 1981 2015-16

External links

Danish Superliga 2020–21

AaB · AGF · Brøndby · Copenhagen · Horsens · Lyngby · Midtjylland · Nordsjælland · OB · Randers · SønderjyskE · Vejle

Danish Superliga seasons

2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 · 2020–21 ·

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