Football in Denmark
Denmark was one of the founding fathers of FIFA and spent the first few decades earning lukewarm plaudits on the international stage. The 1960s saw a steady improvement in their fortunes and, in 1986, they made it to their first World Cup final competition, making repeat appearances in 1998 and 2002. Denmark have graced the European championships no fewer than seven times. The climax came with championship glory in Sweden in 1992 and, ever since, Denmark have been known as "Danish dynamite". The twelve clubs in the Danish league are a constant source of young players who make their mark in top clubs. The Laudrup brothers are only two of many famous names, not to mention legendary goalkeeper Schmeichel.
The first Goal project
The Danish football association has had its own headquarters since 2004 and received a Goal grant in February 2005 for remodelling purposes, which it has yet to put to use. In December 2006, the Goal Bureau gave the green light once again, this time for the construction of an artificial turf pitch directly adjacent to the headquarters, a multi-purpose administrative centre with seminar and meeting rooms at a central location. With these improvements, the Danish association is expecting to increase efficiency and, at the same time, reduce costs for the ultimate benefit of football in the country.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Football turf pitch in Copenhagen football centre with association headquarters and technical centre
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 400,000 Total cost USD 800,000