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.
Second Goal project
The Danish football association project approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008 does not concern the association's heartland, but the province of Greenland, which lacks many football facilities. A FIFA-standard Football Turf pitch will improve the situation and significantly extend the training season (three to five months per year). The new training pitch will be installed at the technical centre in Nuuk.
Use of FAP funds
Artificial turf pitch at technical centre in Nuuk
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000