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Frem

Frem is a football (soccer) club from Denmark.

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About Frem

Boldklubben Frem (also known as Frem, BK Frem or BK Frem Copenhagen) is a Danish sports club based in the Valby-Sydhavnen area of Copenhagen. It is best known for its semi-professional football (soccer) team. Since its foundation in 1886, Frem has won the Danish Superliga Danish champions 1913-2005 six times and the Danish Cup twice. Until the disastrous bankruptcy in 1993, Frem had played in the top division all but six seasons. After the bankruptcy the club fought its way back to the top of Danish football, but in 2010 it went bankrupt again and was demoted to the Football in Denmark League_system - the fifth tier in the Danish league system. Today they participate in the Denmark Series.

The club also has a youth and amateur football branch, as well as a cricket team. It is also involved in the running of the KIES sports boarding school.

History

Early years

BK Frem were founded as Fremskridtsklubbens Cricketklub on 17 July 1886 by a group of seditious young men from the then Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup hostile Venstre (Denmark), as a cloak for political activities. In 1887 football was introduced and the name was changed to Boldklubben Frem, stiftet af Fremskridtsklubben (lit. Danish: The Ball Club Forward, founded by the Progress Club).

In the first two years of the life of the club, only two sports matches were played, but when the Danish Football Association introduced a football tournament in 1889, the club was invited to participate, and in 1890 Frem became the first Danish club to beat Kjøbenhavns Boldklub in a football match. In 1902 Frem became unofficial Danish champions when they won the league played under the auspices of the Danish FA. This was the first ever senior title won by the club.

In 1905, the club moved to its own field at Enghavevej, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, obtaining its distinct working class profile. To this day, both the Danish Social Democrats and the Danish Union of Metalworkers holds Frem sponsorships. In 1912, Frem joined the representative team Stævnet which arranged lucrative exhibition matches and played a decisive role in Danish football politics.

Palmy days

In the years 1923–1944, Frem won six Danish football champions.

Division Yo-Yoing

Since 1983 Frem had been battling economically, and in 1993 saw themselves demoted to the Football in Denmark League_system following a bankruptcy, which was due to a debt of Danish krone 8,500,000 and allegations of fraud.

Following a short but expensive spell in the Danish Superliga in Danish Superliga 2003-04, Frem were once again on the verge of bankruptcy with a debt of DKK 10,000,000.

In 2010 after years of uncertain economy the club once again went beankrupt and was demoted to the Football in Denmark League_system.

Home ground


Frem play their home matches at the modest and somewhat down worn, municipality-owned Valby Idrætspark.

In the early years, Frem were located on Østerbro in Copenhagen, playing its matches at Fælledparken, alongside its main rivals in the early years; Akademisk Boldklub and Kjøbenhavns Boldklub. In 1905 Frem moved to its own field at Enghavevej, Vesterbro, Copenhagen. Being a field-owning club gave Frem the advantage of entry fees. Its location however lead to some muttering from football fans who found it to be too far out of town.

In 1942, Frem moved to Valby Idrætspark, where the current main stand was erected in 1965. Throughout the years a lot of matches has been played at Idrætsparken. It is unclear when this tradition was discontinued.

The construction of a New Valby Idrætspark is currently in the planning.

Sponsorships

After the clubs bankruptcy in summer 2010, Frem got a helping hand from danish brewery giant Carlsberg Group. Being from the same city they signed on as main sponsor because they saw it as a chance to help the fellow Valby based brand back on its feet.
Long time kit sponsors Hummel decided to stay on as well.

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors


Honours


Football

- Danish football champions
- - Winners (6): Danish 1st Division 1922-23, Danish 1st Division 1930-31, Danish 1st Division 1932-33, Danish 1st Division 1935-36, Danish 1st Division 1940-41, Danish 1st Division 1943-44
- - Runner-up (9): 1930, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1948, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1976
- - 3rd placed (6): 1934, 1955, 1957, 1968, 1971, 1992
- Danish Cup
- - Winners (2): 1956, 1978
- - Runner-up (3): 1969, 1971, 1981
- The Football Tournament
- - Winners (1): 1902
- - Runner-up (3): 1899, 1901, 1903
- Copenhagen football champions
- - Winners (3): 1904, 1923, 1933
- - Runner-up (8): 1906, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1922, 1929, 1937
- Copenhagen Cup
- - Winners (6): 1927, 1927, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1946
- - Runner-up (9): 1913, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1930, 1934, 1939, 1944
- Baneklubberne Tournaments Cup
- - Winners (1): 1911
- UEFA Intertoto Cup
- - Winners (2): 1969, 1977

Cricket

- Copenhagen Champions
- - Winners (2): 1894, 1898

Players

Significant former players


- Flemming Ahlberg 1967–1979
- Finn Bøje 1968–1973
- Lars Broustbo 1982–1995
- Axel Byrval 1893–1895, 1896–1909
- Image:Flag of France.svg Stefan Campagnolo 1999–2003
- Walter Christensen 1937–1947
- Kaj Christiansen 1942–1948
- Knud Christophersen 1926–1935
- Hans Colberg 1942–1950
- Image:Flag of Norway.svg Dan Eggen 1990–1993
- Svend Frederiksen 1936–1947
- Michael Giolbas 1997–2001
- John Hansen (Danish footballer) 1943–1948, 1957–1960
- Kaj Hansen (1940 footballer) 1960–1967
- Sophus Hansen 1906–1921
- Per Henriksen 1949–1960

- Eiler Holm 1921–1934
- Jørn Jeppesen 1967–1980
- Martin Jeppesen 1992–1994, 1996–2005, 2006–2007
- Pauli Jørgensen 1924–1942
- Kim Kristensen 1997–2001, 2002–2004
- Sophus Nielsen 1904–1910, 1912–1921
- Birger Larsen (footballer) 1961–1969
- Lars Larsen (1951 footballer) 1970–1989
- Otto Larsen 1913–1924
- Søren Larsen 2003–2004
- George Lees 1951–1960
- Søren Lyng 1987–1991
- Ole Mørch 1967–1980
- Jørgen Nielsen 2003–2007, 2008
- Leif Nielsen 1961–1967
- Leif Nielsen (1943 footballer) 1962–1972

- Leo Nielsen 1940–1949
- Johannes Pløger 1939–1948
- Jan B. Poulsen 1969–1976
- Leif Printzlau 1967–1977
- Ole Rasmussen (1960 footballer) 1979–1989
- Image:Flag of Croatia.svg Mirko Selak 2001–2005
- Helmuth Søbirk 1935–1937, 1939–1949
- Egon Sørensen 1935–1945
- Erling Sørensen 1939–1948
- Finn Willy Sørensen 1960–1967
- Thomas Thøgersen 1988–1993, 2002–2003
- Mikkel Thygesen 2002–2004
- Kaj Uldaler 1924–1927
- Kim Vilfort 1981–1985
- Per Wind 1973–1993, 1998
- Indrek Zelinski 2003–2005

As of 08 August 2011.


Club officials

Chairman: Claus Mohrhagen

Head Coach: Peer F. Hansen

Assistant Coaches: Tim Ilsø, Martin Jeppesen

Goalkeeping Coach: René Heitmann

Reserve Team Coach: Steen Ryborg

U19 Team Coach: Jesper Ovesen

U17 Team Coach: Søren Hermansen

Head Coach history


Season-by-season results


Recent years


League status

Post 1993 bankruptcy and demotion


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All time


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Footnotes and references





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