The Danish 3F Liga: 5 things you should know
Amazing football skills, passion and dedication: there’s no doubt that the 3F Liga – Denmark’s highest-level women’s football league – brings all the necessary requirements to the pitch to delight us week after week with their exciting live matches. For everyone who is just as addicted as we are to their skills, here are some facts about the league you definitely need to know!
- 3F Liga is also called Elitedivsionen
As most of you might not know the 1st Danish League is also known as “Elitedivisionen”. This name was first introduced in 1994. The current name 3F Liga was established starting from the 2005/2006 season, after the Danish trade Union 3F extended their sponsorship.
- The two top ranked teams enter UEFA Women’s Champions League
As one of the top eight women’s football associations of the UEFA, both the titleholder and the runners-up of each 3F Liga season directly qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The two clubs that take part in one of the biggest rivalries in women’s football today – Fortuna Hjørring and Brøndby IF – are the clubs representing the 3F Liga at the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season. Their first encounter of the 2016/2017 season was one heart-stopping-thrilling match that ended with a dramatic twist, courtesy of Fortuna Hjørring’s goalkeeper, Maria Christensen, who assisted on the equaliser goal in extra time.
Watch the goal, right here -> https://mycujoo.tv/ch/72?vid=9576
Watch the full match, right here -> https://mycujoo.tv/ch/72?id=2542
- 3F Liga consists of 8 clubs
Eight clubs play in the Danish top league competition for women’s football.
The regulations of the League foresees that the six top ranked clubs build a group that plays for the championship, while the seventh ranked club plays a relegation play-off and club number eight gets directly relegated to Kvinde 1. Division, the 2nd highest Danish league for women’s football.
Currently Denmark’s top women’s league consists of the following 8 clubs:
- BSF (Ballerup Skovlunde Fodbold)
- Brøndby IF
- Fortuna Hjørring
- Kolding Q
- Odense Boldklub
- Varde IF
- Vejle Boldklub
- The Danish women’s football championship was first launched in 1973
The first national championship for Danish women’s football teams was played in 1973. Ribe Boldklub was named the first Danish champion after beating Boldklubben “Star” 1–0 in the final.
- Brøndby and HEI Arhus are the clubs with the most titles
With 10 titles each, HEI Arhus and Brøndby, are the clubs that have won the Danish women’s championship most often. Brøndby won the title consecutive 6 times from 2003–2008.
So that’s all the necessary background knowledge you need to become a true 3F Liga groupie. Next step: Watch the ladies in action! Visit mycujoo, the official channel of the 3F Liga for all the highlights, great goals and the upcoming live matches of the Danish Women’s top-class League!