- Randers FC
Football club infobox
clubname = Randers FC
fullname = Randers Football Club
nickname = Hestene ("The horses")
short name = RFC
founded = January 1 2003 (merger)
Essex Park Randers, Randers
capacity = 12,000
chairman = flagicon|DNK Jacob Nielsen
manager = flagicon|ENG
season = 2007-08
position = Superliga, 6th
Randers FC is a Danish professional football team based in
Randers, which plays in the top-flight Danish Superligachampionship. Founded as a merger on January 1 2003, the club builds upon the license of Randers Freja, a former three-time Danish Cupwinning team. Randers FC play their games at Essex Park Randers, which has a 12,000 spectator capacity.
The club was formed on January 1 2003 as a merger between
Dronningborg Boldklub(founded 1928), Hornbæk Sportsforening(founded 1945), Kristrup Boldklub(founded 1908), Randers Freja (founded 1898), Randers KFUM(founded 1920) and Vorup-Frederiksberg Boldklub(founded 1915), continuing Randers Freja's (at the time) 1st division-team [http://www.randersfc.dk/index.php?afd=1&side=2296 (In Danish)] .
In mid 2005, they bought former Danish national team midfielder
Stig Tøftingon a free transfer, after Aarhus GF, his childhood-club, refused to let Tøfting play for them (even for free), because of his violent background with several sentences [http://www.dr.dk/Sporten/Fodbold/2005/10/27/095714.htm (In Danish)] .
In the 2005-06 season, they were lying reasonably comfortable at the top spot of the Danish 1st Division for much of the year, but was caught by
Vejle Boldklub, at the end of the season. They won the Danish Cupby beating Esbjerg fBin the 2006 final. As Cup winners, Randers FC managed to qualify for the UEFA Cupby defeating [Akranes] from Iceland (1-0 home and 1-2 away) and FBK Kaunasfrom Lithuania (3-1 home and 0-1 away). Randers FC where later eliminated after a 5-1 (2-1 away and 0-3 home) loss on aggregate to Fenerbahçe SK.
Following the start of the new season (2007/2008) Randers signed Collin Todd as new manager. Randers started the season in great fashion by winning their first four matches (most notably a 5-0 win against
In the second half of the 2007/2008 season Randers continued to improve in the danish league. With new signings
Marc Nygaardand Søren Bergexpectations grew as the season progressed.However the club failed to substain there winning streak and began to drop in the league. Nevertheless, Randers improved on last seasons 8th place by securing a 6th place (highest league rank in the clubs history) following a 2-1 win against Brondby IF in the last match of the season. and ended on a 6th place when the winter break arrived.
The 2008/2009 season started promising for the club as they started of with a 3-1 win against the local rivals AGF. Randers continued the good start and went to play 1-1 a draw with
FC Copenhagen. In the third round Randers was to play Brondby IF away. The club had never defeated Brondby IF away before. Nevertheless Randers won the game 0-3 following goals from Carsten Fredgaard, Bedi Buvaland Tidiane Sane. After the five first rounds Randers was still undefeated.
Randers FC has their homeground in
Essex Park Randers. It has a capacity of 12,000 spectators. It was build by the architectural office C.F. Møller.
*Winner (4): 1967, 1968, 1973, 2005-06
:"Up to date as
The players in bold have senior international caps.
July 24, 2008:
* [http://www.randersfc.dk Official site]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Randers FC — Voller Name Randers Football Club Gegründet 1. Januar 2003 (Fusion) Verein … Deutsch Wikipedia
Randers — [ Randers [upper center] is south of Aalborg and north of Århus, on Denmark s Jutland peninsula.] Randers (IPA2|ˈʁɑnɐs) is a city in Randers municipality (Aarhus County, Region Midtjylland) on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark. It is… … Wikipedia
Randers FC — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Randers FC Nombre completo Randers Football Club Apodo(s) Hestene (Caballos) Fundación 1 de enero de 2003 … Wikipedia Español
Randers FC — Club fondé le … Wikipédia en Français
Randers HK — Voller Name Randers HK A/S Abkürzung(en) RHK Gegründet 16. April 1996 Vereinsfarben blau / weiß … Deutsch Wikipedia
Randers HK — Randers HK … Wikipédia en Français
Randers — [ ranərs], Hafen und Handelsstadt in Ostjütland, Dänemark, 62 000 Einwohner; an der Gudenå vor ihrer Mündung in den Randersfjord (20 km lange Förde) gelegen. Wirtschaft: Nahrungsmittel , Metallindustrie, Maschinenbau, Waggonfabrik,… … Universal-Lexikon
Randers — Randers, 1) Amt im dänischen Stifte Aarhuus (Jütland), am Kattegat; 2) Stadt hier, am Randersfiorden, am Ausflusse des schiffbaren Guden; einige Befestigung, Gymnasium, Armen u. Krankenhaus, Zucker , Tuch , Handschuhfabrik (Randerssche Handschuhe … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Randers — Randers, dän. Amt, den mittlern Teil des östlichen Jütland und die Insel Anholt umfassend, 2460 qkm (44,7 QM.) groß, mit (1906) 124,195 Einw. Die gleichnamige Hauptstadt, an der Gudenaa, Knotenpunkt der Staatsbahnlinien Frederikshavn Fredericia… … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Randers — Randers, Hauptstadt des dän. Amtes R. (2434 qkm, 1901: 118.586 E.; Jütland), an der Guden Aa, 11 km oberhalb ihrer Mündung in den Randersfjord, 20.057 E … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
Randers — Randers, dän. Stadt in Jütland, auf der Ostküste, mit Hafen, 7100 E., Handschuhfabriken … Herders Conversations-Lexikon