Ninja777
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Intro

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I det virkelige liv går det rigtig skidt for Odense Boldklub (forkortet OB) - og det har det gjort i mange år. - Efter 13 kampe fyrede de deres træner, og efter 14 kampe ligger de på 10. pladsen ud af 12 med kun 3 sejre, 4 uafgjorte og 7 nederlag og 13 point. De er kun heldige, at de to hold under dem klarer sig endnu dårligere (de er også oprykkere). 4 point over nedrykningsstregen for en klub, der sigter efter at være i top 6, virker ret langt væk.

 

Så min idé var at prøve at finde en måde at få Odense Boldklub tilbage til, hvor de var engang. Men det er længe siden. I de sidste 12 sæsoner har de kun formået at komme i top seks én gang! Og i 3 sæsoner i træk 2008/09, 2009/10 og 2010/11 sluttede de på 2. pladsen. Så vil det være muligt at opnå noget lignende? Få klubben tilbage til top seks og tilbage til europæisk fodbold?

 

Følg med på rejsen, som forhåbentlig venter forude!

 

 

In real life Odense Boldklub (OB for short) is doing really badly - and has been doing badly for many years. - After 13 games they sacked their coach, and at 14 games they find themselves at 10th out of 12 with only 3 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses and 13 points. They're only in luck that the two teams beneath them are doing even worse (they're newly promoted too). 4 points above the relegation-zone for a club, which aims for being in the top 6, seems pretty far away.
 

So my idea was to try to figure out, a way to get Odense Boldklub back to where they once was. But it has been a long while. For the last 12 seasons they have only managed to get into the top six once! And for 3 seasons in a row 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 they finished 2nd. So will it be possible to achieve something similar? Get the club back to top six, and back to european football?

 

Follow for the journey which hopefully awaits!

I am not quite sure of the layout yet, so this might change.

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

Transfers & pre-season 2023
 

Transfers

Danish

English

 

I sommerens transfervindue var der i Odense fuld gang i svingdøren, for at sige det mildt. Inden den nye manager (jeg) tiltrådte, var der allerede aftalt en lang række handler, hvilket betød at hele 16 spillere blev sendt ud af døren, mens 12 spillere kom til OB. Handlerne blev færdiggjort drypvis i hele opstarten, hvilket ville sige, at den sidste der kom til først startede i OB den 30. september, ca. 2 måneder efter sæsonstart, mens den sidste der forlod OB smuttede 1. september.

Lidt på grund af de drypvise nye spillere, følte jeg mig nødsaget til at finde spillere der kunne være med nu! Og for at få lidt mere og bedre bredde i truppen. Derfor blev der aftalt prøvetid med 12 spillere, med navne som Radja Nainggolan, Ante Coric og Nicolai Jørgensen.
 

Ud af de 12 blev de 5 af dem hentet til OB. 


Der blev sendt yderligere 8 spillere på lejeophold i mindre klubber, primært yngre spillere.

 

I alt blev der hentet intet mindre end 19 nye spillere og afhændet 14 spillere, samt udlejet 12 spillere.

 

During the summer transfer window, the door was in full swing in Odense, to say the least. Before the new manager (me) took over, a large number of deals had already been agreed, which meant that a total of 16 players were sent out the door, while 12 players came to OB. The trades were completed in dribs and drabs throughout the start-up, which meant that the last player to join OB did not start in OB until September 30, approx. 2 months after the start of the season, while the last player to leave OB left on September 1.

 

Due to the drip-feed of new players, I felt compelled to find players who could join now! And to get a little more and better width in the squad. Therefore, a trial contract was agreed with 12 players, with names like Radja Nainggolan, Ante Coric and Nicolai Jørgensen.

 

Out of the 12, 5 of them were signed to OB.


Another 8 players were sent on loan to smaller clubs, primarily younger players.

 

All in all no less than 19 new players signed for the club, while 14 players were let go, furthermore 12 players were loaned out.

In

Out

Name

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Sven Köhler
Osnabruck5,5 mio. kr.Yankuba Minteh
Newcastle52,5 mio. kr.
Tom Trybull
BlackpoolFreeMads Frøkjær
Preston11 mio. kr.
Sauli Väisänen
CosenzaFreeEmmanuel Sabbi
Havre AC7,5 mio. kr.
Mohamed Buya Turay
Malmö FFFreeJacob Breum
Go Ahead EaglesFree
Johannes Selvén
Örgryte ISFreeMax Albæk
Randers FCFree
Rami Al Hajj
sc HeerenveenFreeOscar Brodersen
LyngbyFree
Filip Helander
NoneFreeLucas Hansen
Kolding IFFree
Leeroy Owusu
Willem IIFreeKenneth Zohore
Śląsk WrocławFree
Don Deedson Louicius
Hobro IKFreeGustav Vinter
NæsbyFree
Tyler Burey 
MillwallFreeJakob Jessen
FC FredericiaFree
Noah Rasmussen
VejleFreeAron Þrándarson
Víkingur R,Free
Nicklas Mouritsen 
FC HelsingørFreeJoel King
Sydney FCFree
Nicolai Jørgensen
NoneFreeJørgen Skjelvik
Apollon LimassolFree
Mehdi Carcela-González
NoneFreeAgon Mucolli
Varbergs BoISUdlejet
Derek Cuevas
Barcelona AtlèticFreeFranco Tongya
AEK LarnakasUdlejet
Jan Coca
Barcelona AtlèticFreeLuca Kjerrumgaard
StabækUdlejet
Ricardo van Rhijn
NoneFreeMax Ejdum
ABUdlejet
Nenass
NoneFreeChristian Vestergaard
MiddelfartUdlejet
Cyrus Dehmie
NæstvedFreeMarkus Jensen
SønderjyskeUdlejet
  

Total in: 5,5 mio. kr.

  

Total out: 70 mio. kr.

 

Pre-season

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Efter alle til- og afgange, var der også tid til at der rent faktisk skulle spilles lidt fodbold, og til en start en håndfuld træningskampe – et par store som Kaiserslautern og RSC Anderlecht, en mod Næstved og til sidst mod Sønderjyske – Første kamp mod Kaiserslautern blev tabt 1-2, overraskende nok blev kampen mod Anderlecht vundet med 3-1, vundet blev også kampen mod Næsted med 2-0, Sønderjyske-kampen endte 0-0. Herefter var der 1 uge til næste kamp og første kamp i Superligaen var et møde mod Randers – Derefter ventede en relativ hård start, hvor OB skulle møde både FCK, Brøndby og AGF indenfor de første 5 kampe.

 

Allerede inden sæsonen var gået i gang blev Bashkim Kadrii skadet, en skade med et brækket ribben, der ville holde ham ude 7-8 uger. Hvilket også var derfor at Nicolai Jørgensen var blevet hentet ind.

 

After all the arrivals and departures, there was also time to actually play some football, and to start with a handful of training matches - a couple of big ones like Kaiserslautern and RSC Anderlecht, one against Næstved and finally against Sønderjyske - The first match against Kaiserslautern was lost 1-2, surprisingly the match against Anderlecht was won 3-1, the match against Næstved was also won 2-0, the Sønderjyske match ended 0-0. Then there was 1 week until the next match and the first match in the Superliga was a match against Randers - Then a relatively tough start awaited, where OB had to face both FCK, Brøndby and AGF within the first 5 matches.

 

Even before the season had started, Bashkim Kadrii was injured, an injury with a broken rib that would keep him out for 7-8 weeks. Which was also why Nicolai Jørgensen had been brought in.

 

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
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July & August 2023
 

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De to hold skulle lige se hinanden ad, og måske OB-spillerne lige skulle lære hinanden lidt bedre at kende. Det var i hvert fald Randers der kom foran efter 28 minutter på mål af Tobias Klysner. Der gik dog ikke mere end ét minut, så havde Alasana Manneh scoret til 1-1 på Nature Energy Park foran 10510 spændte tilskuere.


Det næste mål kom først cirka 20 minutter inde i anden halvleg, og det var gæsternes Stephen Odey der scorede til 1-2. Dette så længe ud til at blive resultat, men i det 86. minut formåede Randers’ målmand Carlgren at se meget dum ud, idét der kommer en bold fra midten af egen banehalvdel fra Aske Adelgaard. Bolden hopper lige ved målfeltet, og da Carlgren springer for at gribe den, misser han den totalt, og den triller i mål. Adelgaards første mål for de stribede. Kampen endte 2-2. 

The two teams needed to see each other off, and perhaps the OB players needed to get to know each other a little better. In any case, it was Randers who took the lead after 28 minutes on a goal by Tobias Klysner. However, no more than a minute later, Alasana Manneh scored to make it 1-1 at Nature Energy Park in front of 10510 excited spectators.


The next goal didn't come until about 20 minutes into the second half, and it was the visitors' Stephen Odey who scored to make it 1-2. This seemed to be the result for a long time, but in the 86th minute, Randers' goalkeeper Carlgren managed to look very stupid when a ball from the middle of his own half came from Aske Adelgaard. The ball bounced just outside the box, and when Carlgren jumped to catch it, he missed it completely and it rolled into the goal. Adelgaard's first goal for the stripes. The match ended 2-2.

| xG 1.21 vs 1.14 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 59/41 |

 

En tur til Brøndby, en tur som OB meget hurtigt gerne vil glemme. Det vil Daniel Wass derimod næppe. Efter 41 minutter havde Daniel Wass nemlig scoret, ikke bare ét, ikke bare to, men hele 3 mål og sendt OB’s spillernes moral langt ned. Ikke nok med det så ville Divkovic også lige på måltavlen inden pausen, og OB måtte gå til pause nede 4-0. I anden halvleg blev der dog pyntet lidt på det, og kampen endte 4-2. Deedson scorede sit første OB-mål. 

A trip to Brøndby, a trip that OB will soon forget. Daniel Wass, on the other hand, is unlikely to. After 41 minutes, Daniel Wass had scored not just one, not just two, but three goals and sent OB's players' morale way down. Not only that, Divkovic also wanted to get on the scoreboard before the break, and OB had to go into the break down 4-0. In the second half, however, things got a little better and the match ended 4-2. Deedson scored his first OB goal.

| xG 2.05 vs 2.18 | Result: 4-2 | Possession 36/64 |

 

Efter nederlaget til Brøndby skulle OB forsøge at rejse sig igen, og det var mod Viborg FF på Nature Energy Park. Deedson scorede efter blot 2 minutter, 10 minutter senere kom første mål i OB-trøjen fra Nicolai Jørgensen. Slotsager scorede sit første OB-mål 10 minutter senere, og Al Hajj fik også sit første mål da uret havde passeret 36. minutter. I anden halvleg skete der ikke så meget, Viborg fik reduceret til 4-1, og det blev kampens resultat. 

After the defeat to Brøndby, OB had to try to get up again, and it was against Viborg FF at Nature Energy Park. Deedson scored after just 2 minutes, 10 minutes later the first goal in the OB shirt came from Nicolai Jørgensen. Slotsager scored his first OB goal 10 minutes later, and Al Hajj also got his first goal when the clock had passed 36 minutes. In the second half, not much happened, Viborg reduced the score to 4-1, and that was the result of the match.

| xG 3.10 vs 1.60 | Result: 4-1 | Possession 60/40 |

 

OB skulle en tur til København. Efter 15 minutter kom OB foran, ved mål af tidligere FCK’er Nicolai Jørgensen. Desværre stod der efter FCK på resten af kampen, som de vandt med 3-1. Næste opgave var hjemme mod AGF. 

OB had a trip to Copenhagen. After 15 minutes, OB took the lead through a goal by former FCK player Nicolai Jørgensen. Unfortunately, it was FCK for the rest of the match, which they won 3-1. The next task was at home against AGF.

| xG 1.83 vs 1.10 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 32/68 |

 

Efter en rædsom start, hvor AGF scorede efter blot 30 sekunder, kom holdet flot tilbage, og kom rent faktisk foran 2-1. Selvén blev indskiftet og lavede sin første assists og scorede sit første mål for OB efter 72. minutter. Desværre holdt føringen ikke hele kampen, da AGF i det 90. minut scorede til kampens resultat 2-2.

After a horrible start, where AGF scored after just 30 seconds, the team came back strongly and actually went ahead 2-1. Selvén was substituted and made his first assist and scored his first goal for OB after 72 minutes. Unfortunately, the lead didn't last the whole match, as AGF scored in the 90th minute to make the score 2-2.

 

| xG 1.54 vs 1.18 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 54/46 |

 

Efter den uafgjorte kamp mod AGF og nederlaget i forrige runde mod FCK, skulle holdet nu en tur til oprykkerne fra Hvidovre. Det blev en meget lige kamp målt på xG og boldbesiddelse, men alligevel formåede OB at trække det længste strå og vinde 3-0 med alle 3 mål scoret i anden halvleg. Både Burey og Buya Turay scorede deres første mål i OB-trøjen.

After the draw against AGF and the defeat in the previous round against FCK, the team now had to travel to the promoted team from Hvidovre. It was a very even match in terms of xG and ball possession, but OB still managed to draw the longest straw and win 3-0 with all 3 goals scored in the second half. Both Burey and Buya Turay scored their first goals in the OB shirt.

| xG 1.09 vs 1.41 | Result: 0-3 | Possession 55/45 |

                                                                                                                

League tabel after 6 games

Ninja777
14 years ago
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September & October 2023
 

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Efter kampen mod Hvidovre, stod det på en kamp mod Vejle, som også var en af de kampe som OB forventede at vinde. Det gjorde de også takket være en god præstation af Don Deedson, der scorede 2 gange i 2-1 sejren.

After the match against Hvidovre, it was on to a match against Vejle, which was also one of the matches OB expected to win. They did, thanks to a great performance by Don Deedson, who scored twice in the 2-1 victory.

| xG 2.25 vs 1.71 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 55/45 |

 

Dernæst kom Silkeborg IF på besøg i Odense. Også en af de kampe som OB forventede at vinde. Det blev en tæt kamp, hvor alle målene først faldt i anden halvleg. OB kom foran kort efter pausen på mål af Al Hajj. Føringen holdt til minut 70, da Silkeborg gjorde det til 1-1. Kort herefter scorede Manneh dog til kampens resultat 2-1.

Next, Silkeborg IF came to visit Odense. Also one of the matches that OB expected to win. It was a close match, with all the goals coming in the second half. OB took the lead shortly after the break on a goal by Al Hajj. The lead lasted until minute 70, when Silkeborg made it 1-1. Shortly afterwards, however, Manneh scored to make the score 2-1.

| xG 1.59 vs 0.66 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 62/38 |

 

OB trådte ind i pokalturneringens 2. runde, og her skulle de møde amatørklubben Haderslev Fodboldklub fra de lavere danske rækker. Kampen blev en walkover for OB, der vandt hele 1-10. Både Köhler, Burey og Selvén scorede 2 gange.

OB entered the second round of the cup tournament, where they faced the amateur club Haderslev Fodboldklub from the lower Danish leagues. The match was a walkover for OB, who won 1-10. Köhler, Burey and Selvén scored twice.

| xG 0.45 vs 7.00 | Result: 1-10 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Næste kamp i rækken var mod FC Midtjylland, en svær kamp. Og en meget lige kamp, der endte 2-2. OB så skuffede ud bagefter, da de rent faktisk var foran 0-2, men FCM havde alligevel haft alt spillet. 

The next match in the series was against FC Midtjylland, a difficult match. And a very even match that ended 2-2. OB looked disappointed afterwards, as they were actually ahead 0-2, but FCM had had all the play anyway.

| xG 3.85 vs 0.48 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 69/31 |

 

Den tredje udekamp i træk, også tredje kamp i Jylland. Denne gang skulle OB til Thisted og møde Thisted FC fra 2. division i pokalturneringen. En kamp hvor OB var favoritter, og en kamp som OB også vandt 1-4.

The third away game in a row, also the third game in Jutland. This time OB was going to Thisted to meet Thisted FC from the 2nd division in the cup tournament. A match where OB were favorites, and a match that OB also won 1-4.

| xG 1.54 vs 2.60 | Result: 1-4 | Possession 36/64 |

 

Første kamp i oktober var en hjemmekamp mod Lyngby. En tæt kamp med massere af mål, der heldigvis for OB endte ud deres favør, da de vandt kampen med cifrene 4-3.

The first match in October was a home match against Lyngby. A close match with lots of goals, which fortunately for OB ended in their favor as they won the match with the figures 4-3.

| xG 2.22 vs 1.54 | Result: 4-3 | Possession 60/40 |

                                                                                                                

OB skulle en tur til Farum og spille på kunstgræs. Det blev ikke en god tur til Farum, da holdet måtte kører hjem med et nederlag på 2-1, i et lige opgør, hvor OB ellers kom foran 0-1 og havde mest boldbesiddelse.

OB had to travel to Farum and play on artificial turf. It was not a good trip to Farum, as the team had to drive home with a defeat of 2-1, in an even match, where OB otherwise came ahead 0-1 and had the most ball possession.

| xG 1.80 vs 0.96 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Igen stod der FC Midtjylland på plakaten, denne gange hjemme i Odense. Ligesom sidste gang blev dette en tæt affære. OB kom igen foran, en føring som holdt lige indtil minut 83, hvor FCM udlignende til kampens resultat 1-1.

Once again FC Midtjylland was on the bill, this time at home in Odense. Just like last time, this was a close affair. OB took the lead again, a lead that lasted until minute 83, when FCM equalized to make the score 1-1.

| xG 3.08 vs 1.51 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 55/45 |

 

Den sidste kamp i oktober var et møde mod Silkeborg IF i Silkeborg. Også dette var på kunstgræs, og også dette blev en tæt kamp. SIF kom foran efter 74 minutter, og var foran indtil dybt inde i overtiden, hvor Al Hajj efter 95 minutter scorede til kampens resultat 1-1.

The last match in October was a meeting against Silkeborg IF in Silkeborg. This too was on artificial turf, and this too was a close match. SIF took the lead after 74 minutes and were ahead until deep into injury time, where Al Hajj scored after 95 minutes to make the score 1-1.

| xG 1.13 vs 1.25 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 49/51 |

 

Efter et par gode måneder og 9 kampe, med kun ét nederlag befandt OB sig på en tredjeplads i ligaen, dog stærkt forfulgt af FCN, AGF og SIF der alle havde 20 point. Pt. i nedrykningsspillet lå FCM med 19 point og Viborg IF med 15 point. Der resterede 4 kampe i efteråret før en vinterpause på lidt over 2 måneder fandt sted. I den indledende fase resterede i de nye år yderligere 5 kampe.

 

I starten af november skulle OB i pokalturneringens 4. runde møde Aarhus Fremad. En kamp hvor OB alt andet lige måtte være favoritter.

 

Kadriis efterår havde ikke været nemt, da han sammenlagt indtil slut oktober havde været ramt af et par brækkede ribben, der holdt ham ude i 6 uger, og senest i starten af september blev han haseskadet, hvilket holdt ham ude i 5 uger. En fejl af undertegnede medført, at nyindkøbet Tom Trybull, der kom til klubben 30.9, ikke kunne registreres og derved ikke kunne spille fodbold for OB før næste registreringsvindue i januar. En klar fejl, som undertegnede ikke håbede ville koste for meget i det lange løb.

 

After a couple of good months and 9 games, with only one defeat, OB found themselves in third place in the league, but strongly followed by FCN, AGF and SIF who all had 20 points. Currently in the relegation playoffs were FCM with 19 points and Viborg IF with 15 points. There were 4 matches remaining in the fall before a winter break of just over 2 months took place. In the initial phase, 5 more matches remained in the new year.

 

In early November, OB was to meet Aarhus Fremad in the 4th round of the cup tournament. A match where OB, all other things being equal, had to be favorites. 

 

Kadrii's fall had not been easy, as until the end of October he had suffered a couple of broken ribs that kept him out for 6 weeks, and most recently in early September he suffered a hamstring injury, which kept him out for 5 weeks. An error by the undersigned meant that new acquisition Tom Trybull, who joined the club on September 30, could not be registered and thus could not play football for OB until the next registration window in January. A clear mistake that the undersigned hoped would not cost too much in the long run.

                                                                                                                

 

League tabel after 13 games

Ninja777
14 years ago
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November & December 2023
 

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Første kamp i november var mod Aarhus Fremad i pokalturneringens 4. runde. En kamp hvor OB var favoritter, men også en kamp, hvor tilskuerne skulle vente længe på mål. Først i minut 82 blev der scoret af OB, og 2 minutter senere blev der scoret til 1-1. Derfor måtte holdene ud i forlænget spilletid. Her scorede OB yderligere 2 gange til kampens resultat 1-3.

 

The first match in November was against Aarhus Fremad in the 4th round of the cup tournament. A match where OB were favorites, but also a match where the spectators had to wait a long time for a goal. It wasn't until minute 82 that OB scored, and 2 minutes later the score was 1-1. Therefore, the teams had to go into extra time. Here OB scored 2 more times to make the score 1-3.

| xG 0.72 vs 3.54 | Result: 1-3 | Possession 55/45 |

 

Herefter stod der Superligafodbold på plakaten, ude mod Lyngby. Ligesom i første møde blev det en målrig affære med hele 5 mål. OB vandt kampen 2-3, efter at have været foran 0-3.

 

After that, Superliga football was on the agenda, away against Lyngby. Just like in the first meeting, it was a goal-rich affair with a total of 5 goals. OB won the match 2-3, after being ahead 0-3.

| xG 2.36 vs 2.92 | Result: 2-3 | Possession 47/53 |

 

Hjemme i Odense tog holdet i mod Hvidovre, i en af de kampe som man på forhånd havde forventet at OB skulle vinde. Sådan gik det bare ikke, og ingen af holdene formåede at score.

At home in Odense, the team took on Hvidovre, in one of the games that OB was expected to win. It didn't work out that way, and neither team managed to score.

| xG 0.75 vs 1.10 | Result: 0-0 | Possession 49/51 |

 

Sidste kamp i november og endnu en udekamp. Holdet mødte Randers FC, og kunne køre hjem med en spinkel 0-1 sejr i bagagen.

Last game in November and another away game. The team met Randers FC and could drive home with a slim 0-1 victory.

| xG 1.34 vs 2.85 | Result: 0-1 | Possession 36/64 |

 

Første kamp i december og sidste kamp i Superligaen inden vinterpausen var mod FCN, hjemme i Odense. OB kom foran 1-0 efter 21 minutters spil, ca. 10 minutter senere scorede FCN til 1-1. I anden halvleg scorede OB yderligere 2 gange, til kampens resultat 3-1.

The first match in December and the last match in the Superliga before the winter break was against FCN, at home in Odense. OB got ahead 1-0 after 21 minutes of play, about 10 minutes later FCN scored to 1-1. In the second half, OB scored 2 more times to make the score 3-1.

| xG 2.88 vs 2.11 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 61/39 |

                                                                                                                

Den første af de to kampe mod AaB i pokalturnerings kvartfinale fandt sted i Aalborg. Det blev en tæt kamp med 5 mål. AaB kom foran 1-0, OB kom på 1-1, AaB kom på 2-1, OB kom på 2-2, og 10 minutter før slutfløjtet scorede AaB kampens sidste mål til 3-2. Et spinkelt nederlag til OB, der dog stadig kunne afgøre det hele hjemme i Odense.

The first of the two matches against AaB in the cup quarterfinals took place in Aalborg. It was a close match with 5 goals. AaB got ahead 1-0, OB got 1-1, AaB got 2-1, OB got 2-2, and 10 minutes before the final whistle AaB scored the last goal of the match to 3-2. A narrow defeat for OB, who could still decide it all at home in Odense.

| xG 1.70 vs 0.93 | Result: 3-2 | Possession 46/54 |

 

5 dage senere var de to igen i kamp. Foran over 11.000 tilskuere kom OB godt fra start da Al Hajj scorede efter 2 minutter. Nouck udbyggede føringen til 2-0 efter 13 minutter. AaB fik reduceret til 2-1 4 minutter senere. Der blev scoret endnu et mål før pausen da OB bragte sig foran 3-1. I anden halvleg bragte OB sig yderligere foran da Nouck scorede til 4-1. Dybt inde i overtiden scorede AaB endnu et mål til kampens resultat 4-2.

5 days later, the two were back in action. In front of over 11,000 spectators, OB got off to a good start when Al Hajj scored after 2 minutes. Nouck extended the lead to 2-0 after 13 minutes. AaB reduced the deficit to 2-1 4 minutes later. Another goal was scored before half-time as OB went 3-1 up. In the second half, OB went further ahead when Nouck scored to make it 4-1. Deep into injury time, AaB scored another goal to make the score 4-2.

 

| xG 2.72 vs 0.92 | Result: 4-2 | Possession 67/33 |

 

Efterårens fodbold var nu slut, og spillerne kunne hold ferie fra den 11.12.2023 til 18.2.2024 - Og her var det så tid til at manageren kunne gå på vinterens transfervindue. Det var blevet til ét nederlag, og det var til AaB i første kamp - som reelt set ikke betød det store, da OB alligevel kvalificerede sig til semifinalen mod Randers.

 

I november og december Martin Hansen været ude i 12 dage med skade, og selvfølgelig havde Kadrii også været skadet i 4 uger. Burey blev også skadet i næstsidste kamp mod AaB.

 

Med 5 kampe tilbage af den indledende fase var holdet på tredjepladsen, selvom der ikke var langt ned til syvendepladsen og nedrykningsgruppen. OB's sidste 5 kampe var Viborg, Brøndby, AGF, Vejle og FCK.

 

 

The fall football was now over, and the players could take a vacation from 11.12.2023 to 18.2.2024 - and now it was time for the manager to start the winter transfer window. There had been one defeat, and that was to AaB in the first match - which didn't really mean much, as OB still qualified for the semi-final against Randers.

 

In November and December Martin Hansen was out for 12 days with injury, and of course Kadrii had also been injured for 4 weeks. Burey was also injured in the penultimate game against AaB.

 

With 5 games left of the preliminary phase, the team was in third place, although it was not far down to seventh place and the relegation group. OB's last 5 games were Viborg, Brøndby, AGF, Vejle and FCK.

                                                                                                                

Topscorer

1. Al Hajj

2. Köhler

3. Deedson

 

8 mål

7 mål

6 mål

                                    Assists

                                    1. Deedson

                                    2. Al Hajj

                                    3. Manneh, Turay, Köhler

 

5 assists

5 assists

4 assists

                                    G/A

                                    1. Al Hajj

                                    2. Deedson

                                    3. Köhler

 

13 G/A

11 G/A

11 G/A

League tabel after 17 games

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I vinterens transfervindue var der igen gang i det i Odense. Bestyrelsen accepterede et bud på det unge megatalent Tobias Slotsager, der blev blev solgt til Juventus for 8,75 mio. kr., en aftale der kunne løbe op i mindst 24 mio. kr. og oveni en 30% videresalgsklausul. OB lejede ham tilbage indtil sommer. Udover ham, blev Troels Kløve og Tom Trybull solgt, begges kontrakter udløb til sommer. Derudover nåede klubben aldrig at forlænge med Kadrii, da han gentagne gange afslog, og da man passerede nytår skrev han under med Abha Club i Saudi Arabien. Det samme skete med Bernat, der skrev under med FCM, begge først fra 1.7.2024.

 

Den tidligere Esbjerg-spiller Mushaga Bakenga blev hentet ind på en fri transfer fra Stabæk i Norge. Målmand Emil Holst blev også hentet i Norge. Peter Kaiser og Kaare Barslund blev lejet i FC Nordsjælland for resten af sæsonen.

 

Ligesom andre klubber havde været på rov i OB, havde OB også haft fingrene ude efter et par spillere, som måske kom til klubben til sommer.

 

 

In the winter transfer window, Odense was once again in the thick of things. The board accepted a bid for the young mega-talent Tobias Slotsager, who was sold to Juventus for DKK 8.75 million, a deal that could amount to at least DKK 24 million and on top of a 30% resale clause. OB leased him back until the summer. In addition to him, Troels Kløve and Tom Trybull were sold, both contracts expired this summer. In addition, the club never managed to extend with Kadrii, as he repeatedly refused, and as the New Year passed, he signed with Abha Club in Saudi Arabia. The same happened with Bernat, who signed with FCM, both only from 1.7.2024.

 

Former Esbjerg player Mushaga Bakenga was brought in on a free transfer from Stabæk in Norway. Goalkeeper Emil Holst was also brought in from Norway. Peter Kaiser and Kaare Barslund were hired by FC Nordsjælland for the rest of the season.

 

Just as other clubs had been on the prowl in OB, OB had also had their fingers out for a couple of players who might join the club this summer.

 

In

Out

Name                                    

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Emil Holst
OttestadFreeTobias Slotsager
Juventus8,75 mio. kr.
(24 mio. kr.)
Mushaga Bakenga
StabækFreeTom Trybull
Darmstadt1,3 mio. kr.
(1,65 mio. kr.)
Tobias Slotsager
JuventusLoanAgon Mucolli
Breiðablik1,15 mio. kr.
Peter Kaiser
FCNLoanTroels Kløve
Al-Shamal395.000 kr.
Kaare Barslund
FCNLoanLaw Tam Khuu
Kolding IFFree
     Mehdi Carcela-González
Sint-TruidenFree
    Charly Nouck
Silkeborg IFLoan
    Luca Kjerrumgaard

Vendsyssel

FF

Loan
     Gustav Grubbe

Kristians-

sund

Loan
    Cyrus Dehmie

Turun

Palloseura

Loan
     Jan Coca
MiddelfartLoan
    Nicholas Mickelson
BrannLoan
  

Total in: 0 mio. kr.

  

Total out: 11,6 mio. kr.

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January & February 2024
 

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Den første gældende kamp i 2024 var mod ude mod Viborg FF i midten af februar. Viborg der lå på 10. pladsen lignende en overkommelig modstander, men var det langt fra. Viborg kom foran 1-0 efter 13 minutter, 3 minutter senere scorede Manneh til 1-1. Kadrii scorede til 1-2 efter 20 minutter, Manneh gjorde det til 1-3 efter 35 minutter. Kadrii udbyggede føringen til 1-4 efter 52 minutter. Derefter skulle man tro, at sejret skulle cruises hjem, men sådan skulle det ikke gå. Viborg scorede til både 2-4 efter 61 minutter og til 3-4 efter 82 minutter. De sidste 8 minutter skulle den kriges hjem, og det blev den. Sejren blev OBs.

The first applicable match in 2024 was against Viborg FF in mid-February. Viborg, who were in 10th place, looked like a manageable opponent, but were far from it. Viborg went 1-0 ahead after 13 minutes, 3 minutes later Manneh scored to 1-1. Kadrii scored 1-2 after 20 minutes, Manneh made it 1-3 after 35 minutes. Kadrii extended the lead to 1-4 after 52 minutes. After that, you would think that the victory would be cruising home, but it didn't turn out that way. Viborg scored 2-4 after 61 minutes and 3-4 after 82 minutes. The last 8 minutes had to be fought for, and it was. The victory was OB's.

| xG 2.36 vs 1.27 | Result: 3-4 | Possession 40/60 |

 

Næste kamp og sidste kamp i februar var hjemme mod Brøndby IF. En på papiret meget lige kamp. En kamp, hvor det første mål faldt efter 40 minutter hvor Kadrii endnu en gang var på plettet og scorede. I anden halvleg scorede Al Hajj til 2-0, mens Kadrii scorede sit andet mål til stillingen 3-0. I tillægsminutterne scorede Brøndby til 3-1 som også blev kampens resultat.

 

The next match and last match in February was at home against Brøndby IF. A very even match on paper. A match where the first goal fell after 40 minutes where Kadrii was once again on the spot and scored. In the second half, Al Hajj scored to make it 2-0, while Kadrii scored his second goal to make it 3-0. In the added time, Brøndby scored to make it 3-1, which was also the result of the match.

| xG 2.56 vs 1.25 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 66/34 |

 

Efter en lang vinterpause, hvor nye spillere var kommet til og et par havde forladt holdet, var det igen blevet tid til Superligaen. Holdet havde haft 3 træningskampe, hvor det var blevet til en uafgjort, et nederlag og en sejr. I marts resterede 3 kampe af den indledende fase, hvorefter holdene skulle deles i mesterskabsgruppen og nedrykningsgruppen. OB var så godt som sikker på, at ende i mesterskabsgruppen.

 

After a long winter break, where new players had joined and a few had left the team, it was time for the Superliga again. The team have had 3 training matches, with one draw, one defeat and one win. In March, 3 matches remained of the preliminary phase, after which the teams would be divided into the championship group and the relegation group. OB was almost certain to end up in the championship group.

 

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Første kamp i marts var mod AGF. Det blev til en 1-2 sejr da Burey scorede i det 90. minut.

The first match in March was against AGF. It was a 1-2 victory when Burey scored in the 90th minute.

| xG 1.51 vs 1.76 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 46/54 |

 

 

Derefter stod det på en tur til Vejle. Igen her blev det en sejr, alle 6 mål blev scoret i anden halvleg. Første af Vejle i minut 57, derefter slog Kadrii til i minut 71, Deedson udbyggede i 77. til 1-2. Vejle kom på 2-2 i minut 81. I minut 90 scorede Mustafic til 2-3. Kadrii scorede en gang mere til 2-4 efter 93. minutter.

Then it was a trip to Vejle. Again it was a victory, all 6 goals were scored in the second half. First by Vejle in minute 57, then Kadrii struck in minute 71, Deedson extended in the 77th to 1-2. Vejle made it 2-2 in minute 81. In minute 90 Mustafic scored to 2-3. Kadrii scored once more to 2-4 after 93 minutes.

| xG 1.06 vs 2.62 | Result: 2-4 | Possession 45/55 |

 

Sidste kamp i marts var en hjemmekamp mod FCK. OB kom foran efter et kvarters spil, desværre røg Köhler ud blot tre minutter efter. Så at skulle spille i undertal i 70 minutter kunne holdet ikke holde til. OB tabte 1-2.

The last match in March was a home match against FCK. OB took the lead after 15 minutes, but unfortunately Köhler was sent off just three minutes later. The team couldn't handle being outnumbered for 70 minutes. OB lost 1-2.

| xG 0.31 vs 2.25 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Efter sidste kamp i marts blev holdene delt op, og OB kom selvfølgelig i mesterskabsgruppen. Første kamp her var mod FCK igen. Det blev igen et nederlag på 2-1.

After the last match in March, the teams were split up, and OB was of course in the championship group. The first match here was against FCK again. It was again a 2-1 defeat.

| xG 1.69 vs 1.10 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 63/37 |

 

En hjemmekamp mod Randers var næste i rækken i pokalturneringens semifinale. Denne kamp endte 2-2, OB kom tilbage fra 0-2. 

A home match against Randers was next in line in the cup semi-final. This match ended 2-2, OB came back from 0-2 down.

| xG 2.19 vs 0.97 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Tredje kamp i april og i mesterskabsgruppen stod på en hjemmekamp mod Brøndby. En kamp som OB scorede 3 mål i, og Brøndby kun 1. En sejr på 3-1.

 

The third match in April and in the championship group was a home match against Brøndby. A match in which OB scored 3 goals and Brøndby only 1. A 3-1 victory.

| xG 2.11 vs 0.96 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 60/40 |

 

En udekamp mod AGF var en svær en af slagsen, men OB formåede at vinde 0-2.

An away match against AGF was a difficult one, but OB managed to win 0-2.

| xG 1.06 vs 0.64 | Result: 2-0 | Possession 46/54 |

 

Anden kamp i pokalturneringens semifinale fandt sted i Randers. Efter 1-1 i ordinær spilletid stod den på forlænget spilletid, Nicolai Jørgensen nettede 2 gange og OB var videre til finalen.

The second match in the cup semi-final took place in Randers. After 1-1 in regular time, it went into extra time, Nicolai Jørgensen netted twice and OB was through to the final.

| xG 1.60 vs 4.09 | Result: 1-3 | Possession 41/59 |

 

Sidste kamp i april var mod FCN. OB trak det længste strå, da de på hjemmebane vandt 2-1

The last match in April was against FCN. OB drew the longest straw when they won 2-1 at home

| xG 1.16 vs 1.69 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 63/37 |

 

Det gik egentlig okay for OB i mesterskabsgruppen, hvor man kæmpede lidt med om at blive 2'er eller 3'er, dog var det i pokalturneringen at der var god succes. De var nået frem til finalen, som skulle spilles 9. maj mod FCK.

 

En helt anden ting var, at der i marts var kommet det årlige udpluk af ungdomsspillere

 

 

Målmand - Marc Steffensen
Forsvar - Andreas Jørgensen
Forsvar - Allan Antonsen
Forsvar - Gustav Lund
Forsvar - Jónas Gregersen
Forsvar - Frederik Egelund
Midtbane - Hasan Ayoub
Midtbane - Mohammed Stab
Midtbane - Lukas Eggert
Midtbane - Kristian Nim
Midtbane - Jacob Frederiksen
Midtbane - Per Carstensen
Angriber - Oliver Melskens
Angriber - Noah Larsen
Angriber - Mikkel Hedeager
Angriber - Aleksi Uusitalo

Af dem man forventede mest af var det Marc, Andreas, Jónas og Oliver. Specielt disse blev spændende at følge.

It went okay for OB in the championship group, where they struggled a bit to become 2nd or 3rd, however, it was in the cup tournament that they had good success. They had reached the final, which was to be played on May 9 against FCK.

 

Another thing was that in March, the annual selection of youth players had arrived

 

Goalkeeper - Marc Steffensen
Defense - Andreas Jørgensen
Defense - Allan Antonsen
Defense - Gustav Lund
Defense - Jónas Gregersen
Defense - Frederik Egelund
Midfield - Hasan Ayoub
Midfield - Mohammed Stab
Midfield - Lukas Eggert
Midfield - Kristian Nim
Midfield - Jacob Frederiksen
Midfield - Per Carstensen
Striker - Oliver Melskens
Striker - Noah Larsen
Striker - Mikkel Hedeager
Striker - Aleksi Uusitalo

 

The most expected players were Marc, Andreas, Jónas and Oliver. Especially these were exciting to follow.

League tabel after 26 games

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May & June 2024
 

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FC Midtjylland kom på besøg i første kamp i maj. De blev sendt hjem med et 3-2 nederlag, med et flot hattrick af Deedson. 

FC Midtjylland came to visit in the first match in May. They were sent home with a 3-2 defeat, with a great hat-trick by Deedson.

| xG 1.88 vs 1.72 | Result: 3-2 | Possession 49/51 |

 

En kæmpe kamp stod OB i vente. En af de største kamp i de senere år, ja sidste gang de stod her var i 2022 mod FC Midtjylland. Den gang tabte man pokalfinalen. Nu stod FCK på plakaten på “neutral” grund i Parken. En rimelig pæn flok OB-fans havde taget turen, nemlig hele 17.756 tilskuere heppede på OB. 

 

Det var en nervøs start for begge hold, og ikke før tillægstiden i første halvleg blev der scoret. FCK blev tildelt et relativt billigt straffespark, som Goncalves omsatte til mål. En våd klud i ansigtet lige før halvlegspausen.

 

OB kom bedst ud af anden halvleg og på flot opspil i højre side, lagde Köhler den videre til Al Hajj, der scorede til 1-1.

 

Tiden gik og klokken slog. Der skete ikke meget, eller begge hold var påpasselige. Dog 10 minutter før slutfløjtet blev der begået et straffespark. Hvem andre end den indskiftede Nicolai Jørgensen skulle dog sparke det. Det gjorde han og omsatte det til stillingen 1-2 til OB. En tak for tilliden til manageren fra den nu tidligere FCK'er.

 

Der blev fløjtet af, og OB kunne løfte og fejre sin første pokal i 17 år.

 

 

A big game was waiting for OB. One of the biggest games in recent years, the last time they were here was in 2022 against FC Midtjylland. Back then they lost the cup final. Now FCK was on the billboard on "neutral" ground in Parken. A good number of OB fans had made the trip, as 17,756 spectators cheered on OB.

 

It was a nervous start for both teams, and it wasn't until overtime in the first half that a goal was scored. FCK were awarded a relatively cheap penalty, which Goncalves converted into a goal. A wet rag to the face just before halftime.

 

OB came out better in the second half and after a nice play on the right side, Köhler passed to Al Hajj who scored to make it 1-1.

 

Time passed and the clock struck. Not much happened and both teams were on their guard. However, 10 minutes before the final whistle, a penalty was awarded. Who else but substitute Nicolai Jørgensen would take it. He did so and converted to make the score 1-2 for OB. A thank you from the former FCK player for the trust in the coach.

 

The final whistle blew and OB lifted the trophy for the first time in 17 years.

| xG 1.16 vs 1.37 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Efter pokalsejren var der ikke meget at spille om i ligaen. FCK havde vundet mesterskabet, OB havde kvalificeret sig til europæisk deltagelse, De sidste 5 kampe var intet at råbe hurra for, og det virkede til at spillerne stort set var gået på sommerferie. Det blev til 3 nederlag og to uafgjorte i de sidste 5.

After winning the cup there wasn't much to play for in the league. FCK had won the championship, OB had qualified for Europe, the last 5 games were nothing to shout about, and it seemed like the players had basically gone on summer vacation. There were 3 losses and two draws in the last 5 games.

 

League tabel after 32 games

Season stats

Rami Al Hajj - 38 games - 11 goals - 10 assists - 21 G/A

Sven Köhler - 34 games - 8 goals - 12 assists - 20 G/A

Don Deedson - 34 games - 12 goals - 7 assists - 19 G/A
Bashkim Kadrii - 24 games - 11 goals - 6 assists - 17 G/A
Nicolai Jørgensen - 32 games - 9 goals - 4 assists - 13 G/A

Alasana Manneh - 33 games - 7 goals - 4 assists - 11 G/A

Buya Turay - 11 games - 4 goals - 4 assists - 8 G/A

Ricardo van Rhijn - 32 games - 3 goals - 4 assists - 7 G/A

Tyler Burey - 16 games - 4 goals - 2 assists - 6 G/A

Johannes Selvén - 11 games - 4 goals - 2 assist - 6 G/A

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Transfers & pre-season 2024/25
 

Transfers

Danish

English

Efter det man godt kunne tillade sig at kalde en meget god sæson, hvor man vandt pokalturneringen og sluttede på en samlet tredjeplads, var det nu blevet sommerferie og tid til transfers og pre-season.

 

Sommeren bød på lidt afgange og lidt tilgange. Et par stykker kom til fra FCN, mens der røg en del ud. Mange af de solgte spillere havde videresalgsklausuler (vsk) i håb om, at de i fremtiden blev solgt endnu dyrere. Alberto havde fået prædikatet som “Den nye Fernando Morientes”.

 

Holdet måtte også sige farvel til Bashkim Kadrii, der søgte nye græsgange i Saudi Arabien, et land som han også tidligere havde spillet i, da han i 2019/20 spillede 14 kampe for Al-Fateh. I denne omgang fra 2020-2024 blev det til yderligere 91 kampe for OB med 26 mål til følge. I alt havde han nået 269 kampe og 68 mål for OB.

 

Alen Mustafic blev for øvrigt skadet i korsbåndet og kunne se sig selv ud i op til 11 måneder.

 

After what could be considered a very good season, winning the cup and finishing third overall, it was now summer vacation and time for transfers and pre-season.


The summer saw a few departures and a few arrivals. Some players came from FCN, some left. Many of the players that were sold had resale clauses (vsk) in the hope that they would be sold for even more money in the future. Alberto had been labeled as "The new Fernando Morientes".

 

The team also had to say goodbye to Bashkim Kadrii, who moved to Saudi Arabia, a country where he had previously played, as he made 14 appearances for Al-Fateh in 2019/20. This time around, from 2020-2024, he made a further 91 appearances for OB, scoring 26 goals. In total, he made 269 appearances and scored 68 goals for OB.

 

Alen Mustafic, suffered an ACL injury and could see himself out for up to 11 months.

In

Out

Name

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Peter Kaiser
FCN4,25 mio. kr.Mohamed Buya Turay
Strasbourg6,75 mio. kr.
Alberto
Atlético Malagueño2,5 mio. kr.Tyler Burey
AaB

6,5 mio. kr.
(8 mio. kr.) 

+ 50% vsk.

Pedro Soma
Cornellá1,6 mio. kr.Mikkel Søfeldt
Trento

830.000 kr.
(1,4 mio. kr.)

+ 50% vsk.

Moha
Hércules B1 mio. kr.Elias Hansborg-Sørensen
Vlasim475.000 kr.
(590.000 kr.)
Marc Muniesa
Lyngby700.000 kr.Nicklas Mouritsen
Real Murcia280.000 kr.
Erik Kise
Odds BK34.000 kr.Julius Berthel Askou
HJK

40.000 kr.

+ 50% vsk.

Nico Ratti
AndorraFreeHans Christian Bernat
FCMFree
Martin Frese
FCNFreeBashkim Kadrii
AbhaFree
John Ulrik Brandsæter
KFUM OsloFreeNicolai Jørgensen
Retired 
Oliver Hassum
MossFree    
Mika Biereth 
ArsenalFree    
  

Total in: 10 mio. kr.

  

Total out: 14,9 mio. kr.

 

Pre-season

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English

Den stod på i alt 5 venskabskampe, og de 4 af dem kom den første uge af juli, da der allerede den 11. juli skulle spilles europæisk fodbold mod KRC Genk fra Belgien i Europa League kvalifikationen.

De 4 venskabskampe var alle mod væsentlig dårligere modstanderen, hvor den bedste var FC Helsingør fra NordicBet Ligaen.

Alle 4 kampe blev vundet. I den 5 venskabskamp ventede Juventus, udelukkende en kamp der var sat i værk pga. penge fra Tobias Slotsager salg.

It was a total of 5 friendlies, and 4 of them were played in the first week of July, as already on July 11th, European football was to be played against KRC Genk from Belgium in the Europa League qualifiers.

 

The 4 friendlies were all against significantly inferior opponents, the best of which was FC Helsingør from the NordicBet League.

 

All 4 matches were won. The 5th friendly match was against Juventus, a match that was only set up because of the money from the sale of Tobias Slotsager.

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Den første gældende kamp i denne sæson, var mod KRC Genk fra Belgien i første kvalifikationsrunde til Europa League. Første kamp var I Odense, hvor 13.699 tilskuere overværede en målrig affære mellem de to hold. Al Hajj scorede to gange, men KRC Genk scorede 3 gange og vandt derfor kampen 2-3. Returopgøret var om 1 uge.

 

The first applicable match of the season was against KRC Genk from Belgium in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. The first match was in Odense, where 13,699 spectators witnessed a goal-rich affair between the two teams. Al Hajj scored twice, but KRC Genk scored 3 times and won the match 2-3. The return leg was in 1 week.

| xG 0.80 vs 1.57 | Result: 2-3 | Possession 56/44 |

 

Returopgøret kom 3 dage efter “showkampen” mod Juventus, som holdet også tabte 1-3, også rimelig forventet nederlag.

 

Mod KRC Genk blev det ikke meget bedre, og holdet fik ikke scoret i nederlaget på 3-0. 

 

Det blev derfor ikke Europa League i denne omgang, men man havde stadig muligheden for Conference League, hvor man indtrådte i 3. kvalifikationsrunde mod Zoria fra Ukraine.

 

 

The return match came 3 days after the "show match" against Juventus, which the team also lost 1-3, also a fairly expected defeat.

 

Against KRC Genk it didn't get much better, and the team failed to score in the 3-0 defeat.

 

Therefore, it was not the Europa League this time around, but they still had the opportunity for the Conference League, where they entered the 3rd qualifying round against Zoria from Ukraine.

| xG 1.43 vs 2.56 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 45/55 |

 

Første Superliga kamp var mod Viborg FF, og det blev endnu en skuffende kamp, da de to hold delte 1-1.

The first Superliga match was against Viborg FF, and it was another disappointing match as the two teams split 1-1.

| xG 2.24 vs 2.06 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 53/47 |

 

Næste kamp blev også 1-1, denne gang var det mod FCM. Et lidt mere acceptabelt resultat end sidste kamp.

The next match was also 1-1, this time against FCM. A slightly more acceptable result than the last game.

| xG 0.94 vs 2.27 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Første kamp i august var mod AaB, hvor OB fik sin første sejr i sæsonen, da de vandt en spinkel sejr på 1-0.

The first game in August was against AaB, where OB got their first win of the season, winning a narrow 1-0 victory.

| xG 0.72 vs 1.60 | Result: 1-0 | Possession 54/46 |

 

Det var nu blevet tid til mere europæisk fodbold og Zoria kom på besøg i Odense. En lige kamp, hvor OB trak det længste strå og vandt 2-1- Returopgøret var om en uge.

It was now time for more European football and Zoria came to visit Odense. An even match, where OB drew the longest straw and won 2-1 - the return match was in a week.

| xG 2.02 vs 1.37 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Herefter skulle holdet en tur til Randers, og forhåbentlig fortsætte den gode stime af sejre. Og det blev den også mod Randers, der hjemme mod OB tabte 3-0. Den nye spiller Mika Biereth scorede sit første mål i OB-trøjen.

After that, the team had to travel to Randers and hopefully continue the good streak of victories. And so it was against Randers, who lost 3-0 at home to OB. New player Mika Biereth scored his first goal in the OB jersey.

| xG 0.39 vs 2.14 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Igen var det tid til Zoria, som OB skulle møde på udebane. Foran ca. 1500 tilskuere vandt OB en tæt kamp 2-3 og var dermed videre i kvalifikationen til Conference League, hvor næste modstander var FK Aqtóbe fra Kasakhstan. 

Once again, it was time for Zoria, which OB was to face away from home. In front of approx. 1500 spectators, OB won a close match 2-3 and thus advanced in the qualification for the Conference League, where the next opponent was FK Aqtóbe from Kazakhstan.

| xG 1.93 vs 3.09 | Result: 2-3 | Possession 50/50 |

 

Blot tre dage efter turen til Ukraine, skulle holdet hjemme i Odense møde AGF. Dette blev også en tæt kamp og OB snød sig til sejren i det allersidste sekund da Bekanga scorede til 2-1 i 4 minutters overtid.

Just three days after the trip to Ukraine, the team had to face AGF at home in Odense. This was also a close match and OB snatched victory in the very last second when Bekanga scored 2-1 in 4 minutes of injury time.

| xG 1.30 vs 2.02 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 59/41 |

 

Turen var nu kommet til mødet med det Kasakhstanske hold der kom på besøg i Odense og det ville de nok have ønsket, at de ikke gjorde. Mika scorede 2 mål, Manneh et enkelt og ligeså Nouck, da OB vandt hele 4-0, og var godt rustet til returopgøret i Kasakhstan.

 

The time had now come to meet the Kazakhstani team that came to visit Odense and they probably wished they hadn't. Mika scored 2 goals, Manneh a single and Nouck as well, as OB won 4-0 and were well equipped for the return match in Kazakhstan.

| xG 1.85 vs 1.04 | Result: 4-0 | Possession 59/41 |

 

OB's næste kamp var udekampen mod FCN, og om det var europæisk fodbold der stadig sad i benene, var ikke til at vide, men OB tabte hele 0-3.

OB's next match was the away match against FCN, and whether it was European football that was still in the legs was not to be known, but OB lost 0-3.

| xG 2.37 vs 2.51 | Result: 0-3 | Possession 33/67 |

 

Den 8. og sidste kamp i august var udekampen mod Aqtóbe. OB formåede ikke at score, men hjemmeholdet scorede kun én gang, og derfor var OB videre til Conference League - Ligafasen.

The 8th and final match in August was the away match against Aqtóbe. OB didn't manage to score, but the home team only scored once, and therefore OB was through to the Conference League - League Phase.

| xG 1.84 vs 1.19 | Result: 1-0 | Possession 53/47 |

 

En sponsoraftale med Faxe Kondi, betød også at holdet fik nye trøjer. De sædvanlige striber på 1. trøjen, mens 2. trøjen havde fået et mørkt look med blå og grå nuancer, der kunne minde lidt om lyn. 3. trøjen denne sæson var en lyserød en af slagsen, med lidt sort, blåt og grå linjer. Alle trøjerne lavet af Kappa.

 

A sponsorship deal with Faxe Kondi also meant that the team got new jerseys. The usual stripes on the 1st jersey, while the 2nd jersey had a dark look with blue and gray shades, reminiscent of lightning. The 3rd jersey this season was a pink one, with some black, blue and gray lines. All the shirts made by Kappa.

 

OB var spået til at ende på 9. pladsen i Superligaen, selvom holdet endte på 3. pladsen sidste sæson. Og efter 5 kampe så det da også helt anderledes ud end bookmakernes forudsigelser.

OB was predicted to finish 9th in the Superliga, even though the team finished 3rd last season. And after 5 games, things looked completely different from the bookmakers' predictions.

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Den første af 5 kampe i september var mod Silkeborg. En kedelig kamp der endte 0-0.

The first of 5 matches in September was against Silkeborg. A boring match that ended 0-0.

| xG 1.33 vs 0.55 | Result: 0-0 | Possession 53/47 |

 

Kamp nummer to var mod oprykkerne fra Vendsyssel FF, og det var en kamp som OB vandt 0-4, blandt andet med 2 mål af Franco Tongya.

Match number two was against the promoted team from Vendsyssel FF, and it was a match that OB won 0-4, including 2 goals from Franco Tongya.

| xG 0.61 vs 1.43 | Result: 0-4 | Possession 42/58 |

 

OB fik besøg af ingen ringere end FCK, der sidste sæson vandt mesterskabet for 3. gang i træk. Det blev til en meget lige kamp, der blev afgjort 1 minut før tid, da Andreas Cornelius scorede kampens eneste mål.

OB was visited by none other than FCK, who last season won the championship for the 3rd time in a row. It was a very even match that was decided 1 minute before time when Andreas Cornelius scored the only goal of the match.

| xG 0.40 vs 1.54 | Result: 0-1 | Possession 51/49 |

 

Det var blevet tid til pokalkampe, hvor OB trådte ind i 3. runde, og mødte her Sønderjyske. Dette blev også en lige kamp, hvor OB var foran både 0-1 og 0-2, men måtte i sidste ende nøjes med en sejr på 2-3. Pedro Soma scorede sit første mål i OB-trøjen.

It was time for cup matches, where OB entered the 3rd round and met Sønderjyske. This was also an even match, where OB was ahead both 0-1 and 0-2, but ultimately had to settle for a 2-3 victory. Pedro Soma scored his first goal in the OB jersey.

| xG 1.12 vs 3.10 | Result: 2-3 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Sidste kamp i september måned var mod Vejle. OB var på udebane, og igen var OB foran 0-1, mens Vejle kom på 1-1. OB trak det længste strå da Mika scorede til 1-2 kort før slut.

The last match in September was against Vejle. OB was on the road, and again OB was ahead 0-1, while Vejle came 1-1. OB drew the longest straw when Mika scored 1-2 shortly before the end.

| xG 1.65 vs 1.76 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 31/69 |

 

Første kamp i oktober og første kamp i den europæiske Conference League ligafase var mod FK Žalgiris Vilnius fra Litauen. De kom på besøg i Odense og blev sendt hjem med et nederlag på 5-0.

The first match in October and the first match in the European Conference League league phase was against FK Žalgiris Vilnius from Lithuania. They visited Odense and were sent home with a 5-0 defeat.

| xG 4.15 vs 0.17 | Result: 5-0 | Possession 63/37 |

 

Næste kamp var en tur til Brøndby. Foran 20.000 tilskuere måtte de skuffede hjemmebanefans se Mika score to gange, og OB snuppe sejren og udbygge sejrsrækken til 4. 

The next game was a trip to Brøndby. In front of 20,000 spectators, the disappointed home fans saw Mika score twice and OB snatch the victory and extend their winning streak to 4.

| xG 1.32 vs 1.40 | Result: 0-2 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Efter Brøndby stod FCM for skud. Tonga scorede 2 gange, Soma scorede en enkelt gang, og Alberto scorede sit første mål for Striwerne i 2-4 sejren hjemme på Nature Energy Park.

After Brøndby, FCM came out firing. Tonga scored twice, Soma scored once and Alberto scored his first goal for The Stribes in the 2-4 win at home at Nature Energy Park.

| xG 2.80 vs 0.80 | Result: 4-2 | Possession 61/39 |

 

Næste kamp i oktober var udekampen mod Molde. Efter 5 sejre i træk, var OB-spillerne i godt humør og havde god moral. Det viste kampens resultat også, da OB udraderede Molde med cifrene 1-7. 5 af målene scoret i første halvleg.

 

The next match in October was the away match against Molde. After 5 wins in a row, the OB players were in a good mood and had good morale. The result of the match also showed that, as OB wiped out Molde with the figures 1-7. 5 of the goals were scored in the first half.

| xG 0.93 vs 2.90 | Result: 1-7 | Possession 54/46 |

 

Sidste kamp i oktober, var kampen i pokalturneringens fjerde runde mod FCM hjemme i Odense. FCM kom foran efter 19 minutters spil, Sven Köhler scorede til 1-1 før pausefløjtet. Alberto scorede til kampens resultat 2-1 efter 64 minutter og OB var dermed videre til næste runde.

The last match in October was the match in the fourth round of the cup tournament against FCM at home in Odense. FCM took the lead after 19 minutes of play, Sven Köhler scored to 1-1 before the half-time whistle. Alberto scored to make the score 2-1 after 64 minutes and OB was thus through to the next round.

| xG 1.93 vs 1.72 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 60/40 |

 

 

Med sin scoring i en alder af bare 16 år og 54 dage blev Alberto ikke blot OBs yngste målscorer men satte også streg under sit talent, da han samtidigt blev Superligaens yngste målscorer nogensinde. Han overgik Oscar Schwartau med 25 dage.

 

Mushaga Bakenga blev skadet mod Molde og forventede at være ude i 5-6 måneder med skadet akillessene. Leeroy Owusu udgik også med skade og måtte være ude i 6-7 uger med overrevet muskel i lysken. 

With his goal at the age of just 16 years and 54 days, Alberto not only became OB's youngest goal scorer, but also put a stamp on his talent by becoming the Superliga's youngest ever goal scorer. He surpassed Oscar Schwartau by 25 days.

 

Mushaga Bakenga was injured against Molde and was expected to be out for 5-6 months with an injured Achilles tendon. Leeroy Owusu was also ruled out with injury and was out for 6-7 weeks with a torn muscle in his groin.

 

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I november var den første kamp ude mod AaB. OB's Franco Tongya scorede 2 mål, og OB scorede 2 yderligere og vandt hele 1-4.

In November, the first match was away against AaB. OB's Franco Tongya scored 2 goals, and OB scored 2 more and won 1-4.

| xG 0.43 vs 2.74 | Result: 1-4 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Næste kamp i rækken, var 4 dage senere mod FC Utrecht. Kampen foregik hjemme i Odense foran næsten 14.000 tilskuere. OB trak det længste strå og vandt 2-1.

The next match in the series was 4 days later against FC Utrecht. The match took place at home in Odense in front of almost 14,000 spectators. OB drew the longest straw and won 2-1.

| xG 1.05 vs 0.49 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 54/46 |

 

Randers var holdet der 4 dage senere kom på besøg i Odense. De blev også sendt hjem igen med et nederlag i bagagen på 4-1.

Randers was the team that 4 days later visited Odense. They were also sent home again with a 4-1 defeat.

| xG 2.96 vs 0.42 | Result: 4-1 | Possession 59/41 |

 

Næste kamp i Superligaen var en udekamp mod AGF. Kampen endte 1-1, og det var OBs første pointtab i 10 kampe.

The next match in the Superliga was an away match against AGF. The match ended 1-1, and it was OB's first point loss in 10 matches.

 

| xG 0.94 vs 2.39 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 47/53 |

 

Sidste kamp i november stod på en hjemmebanekamp mod Aberdeen fra Skotland. Kampen blev en målrig affære og  blev vundet 5-3 af OB.

The last match in November was a home match against Aberdeen from Scotland. The match was a goal-rich affair and was won 5-3 by OB.

| xG 2.29 vs 2.42 | Result: 5-3 | Possession 55/45 |

 

Decembers første kamp og OBs sidste Superligakamp i år, var mod FCN, der kom til Odense. Kampen blev en tæt kamp, og holdene delte pointene da den endte 1-1.

December's first match and OB's last Superliga match of the year was against FCN, who came to Odense. The match was a close game, and the teams shared the points as it ended 1-1.

| xG 0.66 vs 0.97 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 57/43 |

 

Første kvartfinalekamp i pokalturneringen var mod AaB, der var på hjemmebane. Med hele 5 forskellige målscorere endte OB med at vinde 0-6, og havde derfor et meget godt udgangspunkt til næste kamp. 

The first quarterfinal match in the cup tournament was against AaB, who were at home. With 5 different goal scorers, OB ended up winning 0-6 and therefore had a very good starting point for the next match.

| xG 0.25 vs 2.80 | Result: 0-6 | Possession 46/54 |

 

Næste kamp mod AaB blev til et nederlag på 1-2, men det betød intet, da OB samlet havde vundet overlegent 7-2.

The next game against AaB was a 1-2 defeat, but it didn't matter as OB had won 7-2 overall.

| xG 2.25 vs 1.28 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Næstsidste kamp i året 2024 var mod Vikingur R. fra Island. Kampen foregik på Island en kold december aften. Foran 2.997 tilskuere, heriblandt 93 fans af OB, kunne OB synge sejrssangen da de vandt 2-4.

The penultimate match of the year 2024 was against Vikingur R. from Iceland. The match took place in Iceland on a cold December evening. In front of 2,997 spectators, including 93 OB fans, OB could sing the victory song as they won 2-4.

| xG 0.47 vs 3.83 | Result: 2-4 | Possession 33/57 |

 

Næste kamp og sidste kamp i 2024 var mod Malmö FF. Kampen blev en tæt kamp, og OB vandt 1-2 på to mål af Mika.

The next game and last game in 2024 was against Malmö FF. The game was a close match, and OB won 1-2 on two goals from Mika.

 

| xG 0.50 vs 2.10 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 60/40 |

 

Med sejren over Malmö sikrede OB sig videre deltagelse i Conference Leagues 1/16-dels finale. 

 

I kampen mod Vikingur kom Oliver Melskens på banen blot 3 dage efter sin 16 års fødselsdag, og blev dermed OB's yngste spiller nogensinde.

 

Den 30.12.2024 blev manageren også kåret til Årets træner, med hele 621 point mod Jacob Neestrups 376 point.

 

OB lå også godt med og var meget tæt på at sikre sig kvalifikation til mesterskabsgruppen endnu en gang.

With the victory over Malmö, OB secured their participation in the Conference League's 1/16-final.

 

In the match against Vikingur, Oliver Melskens came on the pitch just 3 days after his 16th birthday, becoming OB's youngest ever player.

 

On 30.12.2024, the manager was also named Coach of the Year, with 621 points against Jacob Neestrup's 376 points.

 

OB also did well and was very close to securing qualification for the championship group once again.

 

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Transfers january 2025
 

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Der blev hentet et par stykker ind, mens der blev sagt farvel til i hvert fald en profil. Alasana Mannehs kontrakt udløb til sommer, og han ville ikke forlænge. Derfor blev der handlet hurtigt, og OB scorede hvad de kunne, da de solgte Manneh for 31 mio. kr. til Espanyol. Marc Muniesa blev solgt til Emirates for 750.000 kr., primært pga. manglende spilletid, da han kun havde fået 6 kampe. Bjørn Paulsen røg også til Emirates for 610.000 kr., da han også kun havde spillet en håndfuld kampe. Paulsen nåede 42 kampe for striwerne, Muniesa 6 kampe og Manneh 80 kampe.

 

For pengene hentede OB, den tidligere Real Madrid B holds spiller, Rodrigo Farofa fra Vålerenga, Andorra spilleren Marc Bombardó, som blev lejet tilbage til Andorra og det argentinske talent Roberto Pizzo fra Colón, som han også samtidigt blevet lejet tilbage til.

A couple of players were brought in, while at least one profile was said goodbye to. Alasana Manneh's contract expired this summer, and he did not want to extend. Therefore, they acted quickly and OB scored what they could when they sold Manneh for DKK 31 million to Espanyol. Marc Muniesa was sold to Emirates for DKK 750,000, mainly due to lack of playing time, as he had only made 6 appearances. Bjørn Paulsen also went to Emirates for DKK 610,000, as he had also only played a handful of games. Paulsen made 42 appearances for the Stripes, Muniesa 6 appearances and Manneh 80 appearances.

 

For the money, OB picked up former Real Madrid B team player Rodrigo Farofa from Vålerenga, Andorra player Marc Bombardó, who was loaned back to Andorra and Argentinian talent Roberto Pizzo from Colón, who he was also loaned back to.

 

In

Out

Name                                    

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Roberto Pizzo
Colón7,75 mio. kr.Alasana Manneh
Espanyol31 mio. kr.
Marc Bomardó
Andorra7 mio. kr.Marc Muniesa
Emirates750.000 kr.
Rodrigo Farofa
Vålerenga650.000 kr.Bjørn Paulsen
Emirates610.000 kr.
    Sebastian Zografos
Esbjerg FBFree
    Gustav Grubbe
SC PaderbornLoan
    Markus Jensen
Sandnes UlfLoan
    Christian Vestergaard
ValurLoan
  

Total in: 15,4 mio. kr.

  

Total out: 32,4 mio. kr.

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February 2025
 

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Første gældende kamp i 2025 var den 16. februar ude mod Silkeborg. Det blev til en 1-2 sejr, hvor OB nok gerne have set sig selv score et par gange mere.

The first applicable match in 2025 was on February 16 against Silkeborg. It was a 1-2 victory, where OB probably would have liked to have seen themselves score a few more times.

| xG 0.52 vs 3.57 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 46/54 |

 

Igen stod turen på en tur til det jyske. Denne gang var det Energi Viborg Arena der skulle besøges. OB kunne køre hjem med en sejr på 1-3.

Once again, it was time for a trip to Jutland. This time it was Energi Viborg Arena that was to be visited. OB could drive home with a victory of 1-3.

| xG 0.97 vs 3.18 | Result: 1-3 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Tredje kamp og nu var det tid til en hjemmebanekamp mod Vendsyssel FF. De blev sendt hjem med et smertefuldt nederlag på hele 7-1. Al Hajj scorede hattrick. Dette var også den sidste kamp i februar.

Third game and now it was time for a home game against Vendsyssel FF. They were sent home with a painful 7-1 defeat. Al Hajj scored a hat-trick. This was also the last match of February.

| xG 3.75 vs 0.53 | Result: 7-1 | Possession 58/42 |

 

I marts ventede der to Europa Conference League kampe mod FC Utrecht, samt de sidste 3 kampe i den indledende fase i Superligaen. OB lå godt til og var næsten sikker på, at igen være med i Mesterskabsgruppen når kalenderen skrev april.

 

In March, two Europa Conference League matches against FC Utrecht awaited, as well as the last three matches in the preliminary phase of the Superliga. OB was in a good position and was almost certain to be back in the Championship group when the calendar said April.

 

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March & April 2025
 

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Første kamp i marts var mod FCK i Parken. OB så ud til at vinde, og brændte endda et straffe i løbet af kampen, men desværre for gæsterne scorede FCK i kampens sidste minut til stillingen 1-1.

The first match in March was against FCK in Parken. OB looked to be winning and even missed a penalty during the match, but unfortunately for the visitors, FCK scored in the last minute of the match to make the score 1-1.

| xG 0.91 vs 2.31 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 60/40 |

 

Næste kamp var i 1/16-dels finalens første kamp mod FC Utrecht igen, første kamp var ude. En af OB største kampe i mange mange år. Desværre for OB blev den første kamp til et spinkelt nederlag på 2-1.

The next match was in the 1/16th final against FC Utrecht again, the first match was away. One of OB's biggest matches in many, many years. Unfortunately for OB, the first match ended in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

| xG 2.71 vs 1.21 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 49/41 |

 

I mellem de to Utrecht kampe ventede en hjemmebanekamp mod Vejle BK. OB trak sig sejrsrigt ud af den og vandt 2-0. 

In between the two Utrecht matches, a home match against Vejle BK awaited. OB emerged victorious and won 2-0.

| xG 1.79 vs 0.80 | Result: 2-0 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Anden kamp mod Utrecht blev en spændende affære, da OB kom foran og var foran 2-0 efter 90 minutter, så det ud til, at de ville gå videre. Desværre dukkede en svensk spiller op for Utrecht og scorede til stillingen 2-1, hvilket betød forlænget spilletid. Her scorede udeholdet endnu engang og kampen endte 2-2. OB var dermed ude af europæisk for denne omgang. 

The second match against Utrecht was an exciting affair, as OB came out ahead and were 2-0 up after 90 minutes, it looked like they would go through. Unfortunately, a Swedish player showed up for Utrecht and scored to make the score 2-1, which meant extra time. The away team scored again and the match ended 2-2. OB was thus out of Europe for this round.

 

| xG 3.17 vs 2.24 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Sidste kamp i marts var en hjemmebanekamp mod Brøndby, der blev sendt hjem med en lussing på hele 5-0. Dette var også den sidste kamp i den indledende fase. I mesterskabsgruppespillet skulle OB møde Viborg, FCN, FCK, AGF og FCM.

The last game in March was a home game against Brøndby, who were sent home with a 5-0 thrashing. This was also the last match in the preliminary phase. In the championship group stage, OB had to face Viborg, FCN, FCK, AGF and FCM.

| xG 2.11 vs 0.45 | Result: 5-0 | Possession 51/49 |

 

Første af 6 kampe i april var mod Viborg hjemme i Odense. Viborg sendt hjem med et nederlag på 3-1. De to hold mødtes igen blot 3 dage senere.

The first of 6 matches in April was against Viborg at home in Odense. Viborg sent home with a 3-1 defeat. The two teams met again just 3 days later.

| xG 2.60 vs 1.44 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 55/45 |

 

Viborg stod igen klar i Odense i pokalturneringens semifinale første kamp. Denne gang scorede Viborg ikke og OB vandt 3-0.

 

Viborg was again ready in Odense in the first match of the cup semi-final. This time Viborg did not score and OB won 3-0.

| xG 2.12 vs 0.68 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 60/40 |

 

OB skulle på tur til Nordsjælland og spille mod FCN, det blev desværre til et nederlag for OB der tabte 3-1.

OB had to travel to Nordsjælland and play against FCN, it unfortunately turned into a defeat for OB who lost 3-1.

| xG 1.49 vs 1.36 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 40/60 |

 

OB rejste sig igen, da holdet hjemme mod FCK vandt hele 3-0.              

OB rose again when they won 3-0 at home against FCK.

| xG 1.87 vs 0.14 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 45/55 |

 

 

Tredje kamp mod Viborg i denne måned, og det blev også tredje sejr, da OB igen vandt 1-3. Det betød også at OB var klar til finalen endnu en gang.

Third match against Viborg this month, and it was also the third victory as OB again won 1-3. It also meant that OB was ready for the final once again.

| xG 0.87 vs 2.24 | Result: 1-3 | Possession 41/49 |

 

Sidste kamp i april var mod AGF, der blev til en uafgjort 2-2.                        

The last match in April was against AGF, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

| xG 1.76 vs 3.40 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 50/50 |

 

Ligesom sidste år kæmpede man igen med om at blive 2'er eller 3'er, dette år var FCK dog ikke så langt væk. I pokalturneringen nød man også god succes, da man igen i år var endt i pokalturneringen og kunne ved en sejr sikre sig sin anden pokal på bare 2 år. 

 

Og for første nogensinde i OB's historie kunne de vinde to i træk.

 

I marts var der igen kommet nye talenter op fra ungdomsrækkerne. De mest nævneværdige var:

 

Målmand - Daniel Ipsen

Forsvar - Mikkel Rasmussen

Midtbane - Michael Poulsen

Midtbane - Ole Poulsen

 

OB's Pedro Soma var udnævnt som det 27. største talent i verden under 19.

 

Just like last year, they were again fighting for 2nd or 3rd place, but this year FCK wasn't too far away. In the cup tournament, they also enjoyed good success, as they had again ended up in the cup tournament this year and could secure their second cup in just 2 years with a victory.

 

And for the first time ever in OB's history, they won two in a row.

 

In March, new talents had again emerged from the youth ranks. The most notable were:

 

Goalkeeper - Daniel Ipsen

Defender - Mikkel Rasmussen

Midtfielder - Michael Poulsen

Midtfielder - Ole Poulsen

 

OB's Pedro Soma was named the 27th most talented under-19 player in the world.

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14 years ago
4 days ago
103

May & June 2025
 

Danish

English

FCM ventede i første kamp i maj, da de kom på besøg i Odense. Det blev FCM der trak det længste strå og kunne hive sejren i land med 1-2.

FCM was waiting in the first match in May when they visited Odense. It was FCM who drew the longest straw and were able to win 1-2.

| xG 2.65 vs 1.41 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 59/41 |

 

Det var blevet den 8. maj og tid til pokalfinalen mod AGF. Dette foregik på Brøndby Stadion foran 29.000 tilskuere, med halvdelen til hver klub. Der skete intet i kampen, eller i hvert fald ingen mål i de første 81 minutter. Før Alberto scorede kampens første og eneste mål. OB kunne løfte pokalen for andet år i træk.

It was May 8th and time for the cup final against AGF. This took place at Brøndby Stadion in front of 29,000 spectators, with half for each club. Nothing happened in the match, or at least no goals in the first 81 minutes. Until Alberto scored the first and only goal of the match. OB could lift the trophy for the second year in a row.

| xG 1.01 vs 1.37 | Result: 1-0 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Efterfølgende skulle holdet spille mod FCN hjemme i Odense, desværre blev det ikke en succes, da OB tabte 0-2.

Subsequently, the team was to play FCN at home in Odense, unfortunately it was not a success as OB lost 0-2.

| xG 0.23 vs 1.90 | Result: 0-2 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Viborg stod for skud i næste kamp, denne gang blev det til en sejr for OB, der trak sig sejrsrigt ud af kampen med en sejr på 1-3.

Viborg was the next match, this time it was a victory for OB, who emerged victorious with a 1-3 win.

| xG 1.70 vs 1.99 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 46/55 |

 

FCK var den næste i rækken, og de blev kørt rundt i egen hule da de tabte hele 0-3 til et veloplagt OB hold.

FCK was next in line, and they were driven around in their own cave when they lost 0-3 to a well-inspired OB team.

| xG 0.96 vs 2.06 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 53/47 |

 

Næstsidste kamp i sæsonen og sidste kamp i maj var mod AGF. Denne gang blev det et nederlag til OB, da AGF vandt 1-2 i Odense.

The penultimate game of the season and the last game in May was against AGF. This time it was a defeat to OB, as AGF won 1-2 in Odense.

| xG 2.25 vs 1.44 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 52/48 |

 

Sidste kamp i sæsonen var mod FCM, hvor OB kom på besøg i det midtjyske. OB kunne tage hjem med en sejr på 4-2, med et hattrick af Nicholas Mickelson.

The last match of the season was against FCM, where OB came to visit in central Jutland. OB could go home with a 4-2 victory, with a hat-trick by Nicholas Mickelson.

| xG 1.54 vs 2.21 | Result: 4-2 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Sæsonen sluttede med at OB endte på 2. pladsen med 64 point, 1 point foran AGF, desværre måtte OB og de andre endnu en gang se sig slået af FCK der vandt ligaen igen med et forspring på 8 point foran OB. Det blev FCK's fjerde titel i træk, hvilket var første gang nogensinde. 

 

Franco Tongya sluttede nummer 2 på topscorerlisten med 18 mål, ét enkelt bag Janni Serra fra AGF. Både Tongya og Al Hajj endte på årets hold.

 

OB rykkede hele 226 pladser op på den europæiske klubrangliste, og befandt sig nu på 138. pladsen.

The season ended with OB finishing in 2nd place with 64 points, 1 point ahead of AGF, unfortunately OB and the others were once again beaten by FCK who won the league again with a lead of 8 points ahead of OB. It was FCK's fourth title in a row, which was the first time ever.

 

Franco Tongya finished second on the top scorer list with 18 goals, one behind Janni Serra of AGF. Both Tongya and Al Hajj ended up on the team of the year.

 

OB moved up 226 places in the European club rankings to 138th place.

 

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

Transfers & pre-season 2025/26
 

Transfers

Danish

English

Efter sæsonen fik spillerene ferie, mens manageren i løbet af sæsonen havde haft travlt med at lede efter gode billige handler. Jofré Freixanet og Osvaldo López var de to første der kom til Odense for henholdsvis 1,05 mio. kr. og 1 mio. kr. 

 

Da kalenderen rundende 1. juli og transfervinduet åbnede, kom der 4 spillede ind. Fælles for dem alle var, at de alle var blevet hentet på fri transfer fra FC Nordsjælland. Mest nævneværdig var nok Lasso Coulibaly, mens en gammel kending Kaare Barslund nu var at finde permanent hos OB.

 

Ud røg en lang række spillere. Dette indbefattede spillere som Lasse Andersen, Samuel Juel, Nikolaj Juul-Sandberg, Magnus Hvidtfeld Andersen, men også mere prominente navne forlod OB. Det var Ricardo van Rhijn der blev solgt til Excelsior i Holland, Nenass blev solgt til Vikingur R. Dog var det største salg Franco Tongya, der såmænd også kunne ende med at bliver OB's største salg nogensinde. Han blev solgt for 30 mio. kr. up front, med potientielle bonusser, der kunne få transferen til at løbe op i 100 mio. kr. og udover dette en videresalgsklausul på 40%. Klubben der havde valgt at købe Tongya, var ingen ringere end Valencia C.F.

 

 

 

After the season, the players got a vacation, while the manager had been busy looking for good cheap deals during the season. Jofré Freixanet and Osvaldo López were the first two to arrive in Odense for DKK 1.05 million and DKK 1 million respectively.

 

When the calendar turned July 1 and the transfer window opened, 4 players came in. Common to all of them was that they had all been brought in on a free transfer from FC Nordsjælland. Most notable was probably Lasso Coulibaly, while an old acquaintance Kaare Barslund was now permanently at OB.

 

Out went a large number of players. This included players like Lasse Andersen, Samuel Juel, Nikolaj Juul-Sandberg, Magnus Hvidtfeld Andersen, but also more prominent names left OB. Ricardo van Rhijn was sold to Excelsior in the Netherlands, Nenass was sold to Vikingur R. However, the biggest sale was Franco Tongya, who could also end up being OB's biggest sale ever. He was sold for DKK 30 million up front, with potential bonuses that could make the transfer amount to DKK 100 million and in addition to this a resale clause of 40%. The club that had chosen to buy Tongya was none other than Valencia C.F.

In

Out

Name

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Jofré Freixanet
Europa1,05 mio. kr.Franco Tongya
Valencia C.F.

30 mio. kr.
(100 mio. kr.)

+ 40% vsk.

Osvaldo López
Córdoba B1 mio. kr.Nenass
Vikingur R.4,5 mio. kr.
Lasso Coulibaly
FCNFreeMads Abrahamsen
BK Häcken1,9 mio. kr.
Kaare Barslund
FCNFreeRicardo van Rhijn
Excelsior1,2 mio. kr.
Leo Walta
FCNFreeAlen Mustafic
AaBLoan
Byron Nieto
FCNFreeJan Coca
Atl. SanluqueñoLoan
    Luca Kjerumgaard
Vendsyssel FFLoan
    Aske Adelgaard
AaBLoan
    Johannes Selvén
Hvidovre IFLoan
  

Total in: 2,05 mio. kr.

  

Total out: 37,6 mio. kr.

 

Pre-season

Danish

English

Første af fire venskabskampe startede den 1. juli, hvor den sidste skulle spilles mellem de to europæiske kampe mod Raków. De 3 første venskabskampe blev vundet uden de store problemer. Hvor der herefter ventede en europæiske kamp i Europa League kvalifikationen. 

 

OB var spået til at ende på femtepladsen denne sæson, med FCK på en klar førsteplads med 1,50 gange igen, derefter FCM med 10 gange igen, FCN med 11 og AGF/OB med 17 gange igen.

 

The first of four friendlies started on July 1, with the last one to be played between the two European matches against Raków. The first 3 friendlies were won without any major problems. Then a European match in the Europa League qualifiers awaited.

 

OB were predicted to finish in fifth place this season, with FCK in clear first place with 1.50 times again, then FCM with 10 times again, FCN with 11 and AGF/OB with 17 times again.

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14 years ago
4 days ago
103

July & August 2025
 

Danish

English

Den første gældende kamp i denne sæson, var som nævnt mod Raków fra Polen om videre avancement i Europa League. I den første kamp på udebane, vandt OB 2-1 og målscorerne var Alberto og Pedro Soma.

The first valid match of this season, as mentioned, was against Raków from Poland for further advancement in the Europa League. In the first away match, OB won 2-1 with Alberto and Pedro Soma as the goal scorers.

| xG 0.49 vs 2.85 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 38/62 |

 

En uge senere kom det polske hold en tur til Odense, og her blev det igen en 2-1 kamp, hvor OB trak det længste strå og vandt igen. De var nu videre til næste europæiske udfordring FC Honka fra Finland.

A week later, the Polish team visited Odense, and again it was a 2-1 match, with OB prevailing once more. They were now through to the next European challenge against FC Honka from Finland.

| xG 3.07 vs 1.10 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 65/35 |

 

Blot 3 dage senere stod den på første kamp i Superliga favør, og det var mod FC Midtjylland, der endte 0-0.

Just 3 days later, the first match in favor of the Superliga arrived, against FC Midtjylland, ending in a 0-0 draw.

| xG 1.71 vs 0.45 | Result: 0-0 | Possession 65/35 |

 

Herefter var turen kommet til, at spillerne fra OB skulle rejse til Finland. Det gjorde de så og kunne rejse hjem igen med en 3-0 sejr i bagagen. Max Fenger scorede to kasser, mens Jofré Freixanet scorede det sidste.

Next, it was time for the OB players to travel to Finland. They did so and returned home with a 3-0 victory. Max Fenger scored two goals, while Jofré Freixanet scored the last one.

| xG 0.62 vs 2.18 | Result: 0-3 | Possession 47/53 |

 

3. kamp på en uge var mod AC Horsens, der blev en målrig affære med hele 10 mål. Kampen endte 6-4 til OB. 

The third match in a week was against AC Horsens, which turned out to be a high-scoring affair with a total of 10 goals. The match ended 6-4 in favor of OB.

| xG 1.69 vs 3.47 | Result: 4-6 | Possession 40/60 |

 

Returopgøret mod FC Honka var også sidste dag i juli. De kom på besøg i Odense og de måtte tage hjem med et nederlag på 2-3. Dermed var OB endnu engang videre, og skulle nu møde FK Partizan Beograd fra Serbien.

The return leg against FC Honka was also on the last day of July. They visited Odense and had to leave with a defeat of 2-3. Thus, OB was once again through and was now set to face FK Partizan Belgrade from Serbia.

| xG 1.26 vs 2.07 | Result: 3-2 | Possession 65/35 |

 

Første kamp i august og første ud af hele 9 kampe, var mod Vejle, der kom til Odense. Det blev til en sikker 3-0 sejr til OB.

The first match in August, and the first out of a total of 9 matches, was against Vejle, who visited Odense. It resulted in a comfortable 3-0 victory for OB..

| xG 2.57 vs 1.38 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 57/43 |

 

4 dage senere kom Partizan også til Odense, og det blev igen en sikker 3-0 sejr til OB. Returopgøret var om 7 dage, men indimellem skulle OB møde Brøndby,

4 days later, Partizan also came to Odense, and again it was a secure 3-0 victory for OB. The return leg was in 7 days, but in the meantime, OB had to face Brøndby.

| xG 3.98 vs 0.51 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 56/44 |

 

OB tog til Brøndby og efter en 90. minutters spil stod der 1-1 på tavlen.

OB traveled to Brøndby, and after 90 minutes of play, the scoreboard showed 1-1.

| xG 0.64 vs 1.39 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 43/57 |

 

OB tog turen til Serbien og skulle bare sikre sig videre avancement ved ikke at tabe med mere end 3. Det skete ikke da OB vandt 1-0, og dermed var videre og nu skulle møde Sporting Braga fra Portugal om en plads i liga-fasen i Europa League.

OB traveled to Serbia and just needed to secure advancement by not losing by more than 3 goals. This happened as OB won 1-0, thus advancing and now set to face Sporting Braga from Portugal for a spot in the league phase of the Europa League.

| xG 0.47 vs 1.67 | Result: 0-1 | Possession 50/50 |

 

Først skulle FCK dog på besøg i det odenseanske. De kom også forbi og det blev til en kamp der endte 1-1.

First, however, FCK had to visit Odense. They did, and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

| xG 1.82 vs 0.88 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 44/56 |

 

Næste kamp var i Europa, hvor Portugiserne kom til Odense. 13.378 tilskuere var mødt op og kunne se intet mindre end 5 mål fra hjemmeholdet, hvor Rami Al Hajj scorede 2, Mika Biereth, Nicholas Mickelson og Alberto alle scorede 1. Et rigtigt godt udgangspunkt til udekampen en uge senere i Portugal.

The next match was in Europe, where the Portuguese team visited Odense. 13,378 spectators showed up and witnessed nothing less than 5 goals from the home team, with Rami Al Hajj scoring 2, Mika Biereth, Nicholas Mickelson, and Alberto each scoring 1. A really good starting point for the away match a week later in Portugal.

| xG 2.65 vs 0.29 | Result: 5-0 | Possession 50/50 |

 

OB-holdet skulle dog lige et smut til Nord Energi Arena og spille mod Vendsyssel. Igen scorede OB hele 5 mål og vandt kampen 5-1

However, the OB team had to make a stop at Nord Energi Arena and play against Vendsyssel. Again, OB scored a total of 5 goals and won the match 5-1.

| xG 1.26 vs 2.50 | Result: 1-5 | Possession 47/53 |

 

Returopgøret mod Braga endte med et nederlag til OB, det første i denne sæson, på 2-4, hvilket dog stadig betød at OB havde kvalificeret sig til liga-fasen i Europa League som startede midt i september. 

 

Holdene som OB de næste måneder skulle møde var FK Crvena zvezda Beograd fra Serbien og RSC Anderlecht fra Belgien, Djurgårdens IF fra Svergie, Fenerbahçe A.Ş. fra Tyrkiet, Athletic Club Bilbao fra Spanien, Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK) fra Finland, Linzer ASK (LASK) fra Østrig og Dinamo Zagreb fra Kroatien

The return leg against Braga ended with a defeat for OB, the first of the season, with a score of 2-4, which still meant that OB had qualified for the league phase of the Europa League starting in mid-September.

The teams OB would face in the next months were FK Crvena zvezda Belgrade from Serbia, RSC Anderlecht from Belgium, Djurgårdens IF from Sweden, Fenerbahçe A.Ş. from Turkey, Athletic Club Bilbao from Spain, Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK) from Finland, Linzer ASK (LASK) from Austria, and Dinamo Zagreb from Croatia.

| xG 2.89 vs 0.95 | Result: 4-2 | Possession 60/40 |

 

Den sidste dag i august skulle holdet spille mod FC Nordsjælland hjemme i Odense. Det blev til en sejr på 3-0 for de stribede fra Fyn.

On the last day of August, the team played against FC Nordsjælland at home in Odense. It resulted in a 3-0 victory for the striped team from Fyn.

| xG 2.50 vs 0.29 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 64/36 |

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14 years ago
4 days ago
103

September & October 2025
 

Danish

English

Viborg var første kamp i oktober. Det var Viborg der var på hjemmebane, men det var OB der vandt 4-2.

Viborg was the first match in October. It was Viborg who was playing at home, but it was OB who won 4-2.

| xG 1.46 vs 3.58 | Result: 2-4 | Possession 38/62 |

 

Blot 4 dage senere var det blevet tid til europæisk kamp mod Crvena Zvezda, hvor OB havde taget turen til Serbien. Foran knap 40.000 tilskuere kunne hjemmeholdets fans se deres hold slået med 0-3.

Just 4 days later, it was time for a European match against Crvena Zvezda, where OB had traveled to Serbia. In front of nearly 40,000 spectators, the home team's fans saw their team defeated 0-3.

| xG 1.37 vs 2.16 | Result: 0-3 | Possession 53/47 |

 

Hjemme i Odense mod Randers scorede OB også 3 mål, og Randers scorede 1.

Back home in Odense against Randers, OB also scored 3 goals, and Randers scored 1.

| xG 3.33 vs 0.52 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 49/51 |

 

I slutningen af september trådte OB ind i pokalturneringens 3. runde, her skulle holdet en tur til Esbjerg. Det blev en god kamp for OB, der vandt hele 5-1.

At the end of September, OB entered the 3rd round of the cup tournament, where the team had to travel to Esbjerg. It was a good match for OB, who won 5-1.

| xG 1.22 vs 4.41 | Result: 1-5 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Efter turen til Esbjerg stod den på en tur til Lyngby, i den sidste kamp i september. Det blev til en snæver 3-2 sejr til OB.

After the trip to Esbjerg, it was time for a trip to Lyngby, in the last match of September. It ended in a narrow 3-2 victory for OB.

| xG 1.96 vs 2.07 | Result: 2-3 | Possession 42/58 |

 

Første kamp i oktober stod der Anderlecht på plakaten. De kom en tur til Odense, og blev også sendt hjem med en decideret røvhul. OB holdet havde 5 forskellige målscorere og 3 af disse scorede 2. En sejr på hele 8-0.

The first match in October featured Anderlecht. They visited Odense and were also sent home with a resounding defeat. The OB team had 5 different goal scorers, and 3 of them scored 2 goals each. A victory with a scoreline of 8-0.

| xG 3.89 vs 0.92 | Result: 8-0 | Possession 63/37 |

 

OB kom igen ned på jorden, da holdet ude mod AGF spillede 1-1.

OB came back down to earth when they played 1-1 away against AGF.

| xG 0.63 vs 2.85 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 39/61 |

 

Horsens kom på besøg i Odense. De blev sendt hjem med et nederlag på 4-0.

Horsens visited Odense. They were sent home with a defeat of 4-0.

| xG 3.22 vs 1.13 | Result: 4-0 | Possession 59/41 |

 

Herefter skulle OB en tur til Sverige og spille mod Djurgårdens IF.  Det blev en tæt affære der meget længe lignede en OB sejr, desværre for OB og heldigt for Djurgårdens IF, scorede en OB-spiller et selvmål til resultatet 2-2.

After that, OB had to travel to Sweden to play against Djurgårdens IF. It was a close affair that for a long time looked like an OB victory. Unfortunately for OB and luckily for Djurgårdens IF, an OB player scored an own goal, resulting in a 2-2 draw.

 

| xG 2.06 vs 2.56 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 49/51 |

 

Efter turen til Sverige, stod det på en tur til Herning, hvor holdet skulle spille mod FCM. Det blev også en tæt kamp, men OB trak det længste strå og vandt 2-1.

After the trip to Sweden, it was time for a trip to Herning, where the team played against FCM. It was also a close match, but OB came out on top and won 2-1.

| xG 2.53 vs 2.42 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 27/73 |

 

Sidste kamp i oktober var en “revanche" mod AGF, som OB havde trukket i pokalturneringens 4. runde. OB fik sin revanche på hjemmebanen i Odense, hvor de vandt med cifrene 3-0.

 

The last match in October was a "revenge" match against AGF, whom OB had drawn against in the 4th round of the cup tournament. OB got its revenge at home in Odense, where they won with a score of 3-0.

| xG 2.12 vs 0.98 | Result: 3-0 | Possession 62/38 |

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

November & December 2025
 

Danish

English

Første kamp i november var imod Vejle, på Vejle stadion. Coulibaly og Charly Nouck scorede OB's mål, og de vandt 1-2.

The first match in November was against Vejle, at Vejle Stadium. Coulibaly and Charly Nouck scored OB's goals, and they won 1-2.

| xG 1.31 vs 2.66 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Næste kamp var en stor kamp mod det Tyrkiske hold fra Fenerbahce hjemme på Nature Energy Park. Mika Biereth scorede OB's eneste mål, men måtte desværre se sig slået da de tabte 1-2.

The next match was a big one against the Turkish team from Fenerbahce at home at Nature Energy Park. Mika Biereth scored OB's only goal, but unfortunately they were beaten as they lost 1-2.

| xG 1.69 vs 1.03 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 42/58 |

 

Blot 3 dage senere skulle holdet genrejse sig på hjemmebane mod Brøndby IF. Oliver Melskens scorede 2 gange i OBs 3-1 sejr.

Just 3 days later, the team had to bounce back at home against Brøndby IF. Oliver Melskens scored twice in OB's 3-1 victory.

| xG 3.70 vs 1.55 | Result: 3-1 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Næste runde stod på en tur til Parken og et møde mod FCK. FCK fik ikke et ben til jorden og tabte hele 0-4 til et stærkt OB mandskab. 

The next round saw a trip to Parken and a meeting against FCK. FCK couldn't get a foothold and lost 0-4 to a strong OB team.

| xG 1.21 vs 2.60 | Result: 0-4 | Possession 49/51 |

 

Sidste kamp i november stod på en hjemmekamp mod det spanske hold Athletic Bilbao. Kampen endte 2-2.

The last match in November was a home game against the Spanish team Athletic Bilbao. The match ended 2-2.

| xG 1.04 vs 1.23 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 50/50 |

 

Første kamp ud af 3 i december, var mod Randers. Første kamp i pokalturneringens kvartfinale i Randers. Det blev til en klasse kamp af OB's spillere, der vandt hele 0-5.

The first of 3 matches in December was against Randers. It was the first match in the quarterfinals of the cup tournament in Randers. It turned out to be a classy performance by OB's players, who won 0-5.

| xG 1.33 vs 4.60 | Result: 0-5 | Possession 40/60 |

 

I anden kamp mod Randers på Nature Energy Park, blev det igen en OB sejr. Denne gang på 3-2.

In the second match against Randers at Nature Energy Park, it was again an OB victory. This time 3-2.

| xG 2.70 vs 1.67 | Result: 3-2 | Possession 51/49 |

 

Sidste kamp i december var mod ude mod SJK. Det blev en målrig affære der endte 3-3.

The last match in December was away against SJK. It was a high-scoring affair that ended 3-3.

| xG 3.09 vs 3.97 | Result: 3-3 | Possession 37/63 |

 

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

Wintertransfers 2025/26
 

Danish

English

I vinterens transfervindue blev indkøbt 5 nye spillere, alle med tanker på fremtiden. 3 fra Spanien og 2 fra Danmark.

Mihajlo valgte at søge nye græsgange, da han var blevet utilfreds med spilletiden, blev han derfor solgt til Espanyol for 26.000.000 kr., målmanden Nico Ratti indså også at hans dage som førstemålmand var talte, så han fandt også ny arbejdsgiver i Spanien, da Sevilla købt ham for 12.000.000. kr.

3 af de 5 nyindkøb røg tilbage til Spanien på udleje. Valdemar Grymer kom på et spændende ophold i Sydkorea, som havde fået øjnene op for ham, efter han på baggrund af sine rødder havde stillet op for Sydkoreas U-23 landshold. Her fik han sin første kamp i juli 2025 og efterfølgende havde spillet 2 kampe mere.

In the winter transfer window, 5 new players were acquired, all with a future in mind. 3 from Spain and 2 from Denmark.
 

Mihajlo chose to seek a new club, as he had become dissatisfied with his playing time, he was sold to Espanyol for 26,000,000 DKK, goalkeeper Nico Ratti also realized that his days as first goalkeeper were numbered, so he also found a new employer in Spain, as Sevilla bought him for 12,000,000. kr.
 

3 of the 5 new acquisitions went back to Spain on loan. Valdemar Grymer got an exciting stay in South Korea, which had taken an interest in him after his roots had led him to play for the South Korean U-23 national team. Here he played his first game in July 2025 and subsequently played 2 more games.

In

Out

Name

Nation

FromPriceName

Nation

ToPrice
Rafael
Atlético Malagueño2,15 mio. kr.Mihajlo Ivančević
Espanyol26 mio. kr.
Pablo
Collado Villalba1 mio. kr.Nico Ratti
Sevilla12 mio. kr.
Borja García
FuenlabradaFreeDerek Cuevas
Fram115.000 kr.
Michael Hykkelbjerg
AaBFreeChristian Vestergaard
FC KTP107.000 kr.
Bertil Grønkjær
AaBFreeMarcus McCoy
Brøndby IFFree
    Noah Rasmussen
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Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

January & February 2026
 

Danish

English

Den første gældende kamp, efter vinterferien og efter 4 træningskampe, som alle blev vundet, var mod det østrigske hold Linzer ASK i Europe Leagues Ligafase. 

Efter 30 minutter havde Lasso Coulibaly scoret intet mindre end 3 mål, og der stod 3-0 til OB. Dog da slutfløjtet lød og kampen var færdig, stod der 4-3 på måltavlen.

The first competitive match after the winter break and after 4 training matches, which were all won, was against the Austrian team Linzer ASK in the Europe League's League Phase.

 

After 30 minutes, Lasso Coulibaly had scored no less than 3 goals and it was 3-0 to OB. However, when the final whistle blew and the match was over, the scoreboard read 4-3.

| xG 3.49 vs 1.73 | Result: 4-3 | Possession 62/38 |

 

Den næste kamp i januar var mod Dinamo Zagreb fra Kroatien. Kampen foregik på Stadion Maksimir med plads til 25.000 tilskuere. Der var kommet 24.099 tilskuere, og af disse var 349 OB fans. Kampen blev en tæt affære, der endte 2-2 hvor hjemmeholdet scorede i minutters overtid.

The next match in January was against Dinamo Zagreb from Croatia. The match took place at Stadion Maksimir with a capacity of 25,000 spectators. There were 24,099 spectators, of which 349 were OB fans. The match was a close affair that ended 2-2 with the home team scoring in overtime.

| xG 1.05 vs 3.00 | Result: 2-2 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Første kamp i februar, var også i Europa. Denne gang den første af playoff kampe mod AZ Alkmaar fra Holland. Første kamp i Holland. Foran 19.329 tilskuere scorede begge hold 1 gang, og derfor endte kampen 1-1.

The first game in February was also in Europe. This time the first of the playoff matches against AZ Alkmaar from the Netherlands. First match in the Netherlands. In front of 19,329 spectators, both teams scored once, and therefore the match ended 1-1.

| xG 0.99 vs 0.78 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 60/40 |

 

En uge senere stod den på returkampen hjemme på Nature Energy Park. Foran 13.990 tilskuere blev der scoret intet mindre end 7 mål. Efter de 90 minutters spil stod der 2-2, og i forlænget spilletid scorede AZ først et mål, derefter scorede Rodrigo Farofa 2 gange, og gjorde det til resultat 4-3. OB var videre til 1/16-dels finalernes to kampe.

A week later it was the return match at home at Nature Energy Park. In front of 13,990 spectators, no less than 7 goals were scored. After 90 minutes of play, the score was 2-2, and in extra time AZ scored a goal, then Rodrigo Farofa scored twice to make it 4-3. OB was through to the 1/16th final's two matches.

| xG 3.77 vs 1.89 | Result: 4-3 | Possession 48/52 |

 

Første kamp i Superligaen i 2026, var mod Viborg FF hjemme på Nature Energy Park. De 13.590 tilskuere kunne se Mika Biereth score 3 gange, mens Al Hajj scorede et enkelt. 4-0 blev kampens resultat. 

The first match in the Superliga in 2026 was against Viborg FF at home at Nature Energy Park. The 13,590 spectators could see Mika Biereth score 3 times, while Al Hajj scored once. 4-0 was the result. 

| xG 4.03 vs 0.61 | Result: 4-0 | Possession 63/37 |

 

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

March & April 2026
 

Danish

English

OB skulle en tur til Randers. Her blev det en målrig affære der sluttede hele 5-3 i OBs favør.

OB had a trip to Randers. Here it was a goal-rich affair that ended 5-3 in OB's favor.

| xG 2.55 vs 3.42 | Result: 3-5 | Possession 48/52 |

 

Ugen efter kom Vendsyssel på besøg i Odense. Igen blev det en målrig affære Rodrigo Farofa scorede intet mindre end 4 mål.

The following week Vendsyssel visited Odense. Again it was a goal-rich affair Rodrigo Farofa scored no less than 4 goals.

| xG 5.14 vs 2.62 | Result: 5-2 | Possession 62/38 |

 

Den første af 2 kampe i 16-dels finalerne var mod Fenerbahçe A.Ş, og den første kamp var hjemme i Odense.

 

Igen ligesom de to forrige kampe blev denne også en målrig affære, i det der blev scoret hele 7 mål og kampen endte 4-3 til OB. Om en uge gik det løs igen i Tyrkiet.

The first of two matches in the round of 16 was against Fenerbahçe A.Ş, and the first match was at home in Odense.

 

Again like the two previous matches, this one was also a goal-rich affair, as 7 goals were scored and the match ended 4-3 to OB. In a week it was back in Turkey.

| xG 2.62 vs 0.75 | Result: 4-3 | Possession 43/57 |

 

Mellem de to europæiske kampe, kom Lyngby på besøg, og de blev sendt hjem med et nederlag på 1-4.

In between the two European matches, Lyngby came to visit and they were sent home with a 1-4 defeat.

| xG 4.38 vs 1.12 | Result: 4-1 | Possession 67/33 |

 

OB tog til Tyrkiet og vidste, at hvis de tabte med mere end et mål, ville de være ude. 

 

Foran 45.000 hjemmebane fans, kom OB rigtigt dårligt fra start, da hjemmeholdet scorede efter blot 1 minut. Værre skulle det gå da de igen scorede efter 19 minutter. Med ryggen mod muren skulle OB nu score mindste 1 gang for at fremtvinge forlænget spilletid. Rodrigo Farofa scorede én gang efter 24 minutters spil og lige før halvleg scorede han igen. Der stod derfor 2-2 ved halvlegen. OB havde det ene ben i kvartfinalen og skulle blot håbe på, at dette resultat holdt. Efter 56 minutters spil scorede hjemmeholdet til 3-2, men blot to minutter efter scorede OB til 3-3. Dette blev også kampens resultat og OB skulle nu spille i Europa Leagues kvartfinale.

OB went to Turkey knowing that if they lost by more than one goal, they would be out.

 

In front of 45,000 home fans, OB got off to a bad start when the home side scored after just 1 minute. Worse was to come when they scored again after 19 minutes. With their backs against the wall, OB now needed to score at least once to force extra time. Rodrigo Farofa scored once after 24 minutes and just before halftime he scored again. The score was therefore 2-2 at half time. OB had one foot in the quarterfinals and could only hope that this result would hold. After 56 minutes of play, the home team scored to make it 3-2, but just two minutes later OB scored to make it 3-3. This was also the result of the match and OB would now play in the Europa League quarterfinals.

| xG 1.56 vs 3.85 | Result: 3-3 | Possession 64/36 |

 

Næste kamp var mod AGF, der kom til Odense. De blev også sendt hjem igen med et nederlag på 4-0.

The next match was against AGF, who came to Odense. They were also sent home with a 4-0 defeat.

| xG 2.28 vs 1.18 | Result: 4-0 | Possession 60/40 |

 

Første kamp i april og første kamp i mesterskabsgruppen var mod FC Nordsjælland der kom til Odense. De måtte også tage hjem med et nederlag på 0-2.

The first match in April and first match in the championship group was against FC Nordsjælland who came to Odense. They also had to go home with a 0-2 defeat.

| xG 1.52 vs 0.37 | Result: 2-0 | Possession 63/37 |

 

OBs tur i Europa fortsatte og denne gang var det en tur til Italien og en tur til Juventus der ventede i første af to kampe i kvartfinalen. 

 

Ligesom første møde mod Fenerbahçe A.Ş blev dette også en målrig affære med hele 7 mål. 4 af dem til OB og 3 af dem til Juventus. Nu skulle der gå en uge før de to hold skulle mødes igen, denne gang i Odense.

OB's European tour continued and this time it was a trip to Italy and a trip to Juventus that awaited in the first of two quarterfinal matches.

 

Like the first meeting against Fenerbahçe A.Ş, this was also a high-scoring affair with 7 goals. 4 of them for OB and 3 of them for Juventus. Now it was a week before the two teams would meet again, this time in Odense.

| xG 3.15 vs 1.13 | Result: 3-4 | Possession 63/37 |

 

OB tog 3 dage senere en tur til FC Midtjylland og hentede en sejr på 2-1 med hjem.

OB took a trip to FC Midtjylland 3 days later and brought home a 2-1 victory.

| xG 2.03 vs 2.86 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 37/63 |

 

OB skulle igen spille mod Juventus, og igen skulle de satse på, ikke at tabe med mere end 1, da de i så fald ville være ud. Juventus startede bedst, og de scorede også det første mål efter 17 minutter. Kort før pausen scorede OB til stillingen 1-1. Anden halvleg bølgede frem og tilbage, men der blev ikke scoret flere gange, og OB kunne se sig selv videre til semifinalen i slutningen af denne måned.

OB had to play Juventus again, and again they had to try not to lose by more than 1, otherwise they would be out. Juventus started the best and they also scored the first goal after 17 minutes. Shortly before the break, OB scored to make the score 1-1. The second half went back and forth, but no more goals were scored and OB could see themselves through to the semi-finals at the end of this month.

| xG 1.20 vs 1.27 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 48/52 |

 

Randers var næste hold OB skulle møde. Det blev til en uafgjort på 1-1.

Randers was the next team OB had to face. It ended in a 1-1 draw.

| xG 1.80 vs 1.29 | Result: 1-1 | Possession 56/44 |

 

OBs seneste kamp i pokalturneringen var i december, men nu var det blevet tid igen. Denne gang var det mod FC Midtjylland i semifinalens første kamp. Kampen endte 3-3.

OB's last game in the cup tournament was in December, but now it was time again. This time it was against FC Midtjylland in the first match of the semi-final. The match ended 3-3.

| xG 1.60 vs 2.44 | Result: 3-3 | Possession 42/58 |

 

FCK var næste modstander der stod på plakaten. OB måtte en tur til Parken og de kunne tage hjem med en sejr i bagagen på 1-0.

FCK was the next opponent on the poster. OB had to make a trip to Parken and they could go home with a 1-0 victory.

| xG 1.66 vs 1.37 | Result: 0-1 | Possession 49/51 |

 

På den sidste dag i april, stod der en kæmpe kamp på plakaten. Det var Newcastle som var kommet til Odense. Spillere som Sando Tonali og Alexander Isak stod overfor Rodrigo Farofa, Martin Frese, Pedro Soma osv. 

 

Newcastle kom som forventet bedst fra start, da Tonali scorede efter 10 minutter. Efter 26 minutter kom OB også på tavlen da Martin Frese scorede. Sauli Väisänen scorede og bragte OB foran efter 38 minutter, 2 minutter senere scorede Charly Nouck til 3-1, og i halvlegens tillægstid scorede Rodrigo Farofa til 4-1.

 

Newcastle kom tilbage, først på et straffespark efter 60 minutter scoret af Isak, og 8 minutter senere scorede Tonali sit andet mål. Stillingen var 4-3 og der var cirka 20 minutter tilbage. OB holdt hjem de sidste 20 minutter og vandt kampen 4-3. Præcis som de andre to kampe i Europa. Mon fortællingen kunne gentage sig?

 

On the last day of April, a huge match was on the agenda. It was Newcastle who had come to Odense. Players like Sando Tonali and Alexander Isak faced Rodrigo Farofa, Martin Frese, Pedro Soma etc.

 

As expected, Newcastle got off to the best start when Tonali scored after 10 minutes. After 26 minutes OB also got on the board when Martin Frese scored. Sauli Väisänen scored to put OB ahead after 38 minutes, 2 minutes later Charly Nouck scored to make it 3-1, and in stoppage time Rodrigo Farofa scored to make it 4-1.

 

Newcastle came back, first on a penalty after 60 minutes scored by Isak, and 8 minutes later Tonali scored his second goal. The score was 4-3 with about 20 minutes left. OB held on for the last 20 minutes and won the match 4-3. Just like the other two games in Europe. Wonder if the story could repeat itself?

| xG 2.36 vs 2.64 | Result: 4-3 | Possession 42/58 |

 

Nye ungdomsspillere:
Niclas Laursen
Mohammed Nørbæk
Mehdi Soleimani
Mathias Frederiksen

NXGN 2026: 
16. Oliver Melskens, 29. Pedro Soma, 47. Moha 

New youth-intake:
Niclas Laursen
Mohammed Nørbæk
Mehdi Soleimani
Mathias Frederiksen

NXGN 2026: 
16. Oliver Melskens, 29. Pedro Soma, 47. Moha 

Ninja777
14 years ago
4 days ago
103

May 2026
 

Danish

English

Første kamp i maj var den anden semifinale i pokalturneringen mod FC Midtjylland. Denne kamp, blev i modsætning til den første kamp, en målfattig affære, men det var OB der vandt kampen hjemme i Odense med 1-0. OB var videre til finalen.

The first match in May was the second semi-final of the cup tournament against FC Midtjylland. This match, unlike the first match, was a low-scoring affair, but it was OB who won the match at home in Odense with 1-0. OB was through to the final.

| xG 1.49 vs 2.00 | Result: 1-0 | Possession 63/37 |

 

Næste kamp var endnu en returkamp, denne gang var det ude mod Newcastle i Europa League semifinalen. Kampen bølgede frem og tilbage, og jo tættere vi kom på slutfløjtet jo tættere var OB på at gå videre. Det endte med at blive 0-0, og OB var videre til Europa League finalen, som skulle spilles på Fenerbahçes stadion 10 dage senere.

The next game was another return match, this time it was away against Newcastle in the Europa League semi-final. The match went back and forth, and the closer we got to the final whistle, the closer OB was to advancing. It ended 0-0 and OB was through to the Europa League final, to be played at Fenerbahçe's stadium 10 days later.

| xG 2.90 vs 1.22 | Result: 0-0 | Possession 66/34 |

 

FC Midtjylland stod endnu engang på plakaten og de var endnu engang kommet til Odense, og de måtte endnu engang se sig slået. FC Midtjylland was once again on the poster and they had once again come to Odense, and once again they were beaten. 

| xG 1.87 vs 0.39 | Result: 2-0 | Possession 60/40 |

 

Dagen for den første finale var nu kommet. Det var pokalfinalen mod FCK, der som altid blev spillet i Parken. Pedro Soma scorede kampens første mål efter ca. 3 minutter, tyve minutter senere scorede FCK til 1-1. Dernæst var det OB's Martin Frese der scorede blot 5 minutter senere. Ved halvleg stod der 2-1 til OB. Efter ca. en times spil var Martin Frese igen på pletten, og scorede sit andet mål til 3-1. I overtiden scorede Dybala til resultatet 3-2. OB havde vundet deres første pokal i denne sæson og for tredje år i træk var de pokalmestre. Det var netop FCK der tidligere havde været de eneste vindere tre gange i træk, men nu var OB også i den klub. OB havde nu samlet 8 pokaler af denne slags, og var nu kun én fra at tangere AGF's rekord med 9 pokaler.

The day of the first final had arrived. It was the cup final against FCK, which as always was played in Parken. Pedro Soma scored the first goal of the match after about 3 minutes, twenty minutes later FCK scored to 1-1. Then it was OB's Martin Frese who scored just 5 minutes later. At halftime, the score was 2-1 to OB. After about an hour of play, Martin Frese was at it again, scoring his second goal to make it 3-1. In injury time, Dybala scored to make it 3-2. OB had won their first trophy of the season and for the third year in a row they were cup champions. FCK had previously been the only winners three times in a row, but now OB was also in that club. OB had now collected 8 trophies of this kind, and was now only one away from equaling AGF's record of 9 trophies.

| xG 1.86 vs 1.23 | Result: 3-2 | Possession 49/51 |

 

Næste kamp var mod Randers FC der var på hjemmebane. Det blev en sejr til gæsterne fra OB på hele 4-2. 

The next match was against Randers FC at home. It was a 4-2 victory for the guests from OB. 

| xG 1.48 vs 3.25 | Result: 2-4 | Possession 42/58 |

 

Turen var kommet til den størst kamp i OB's historie, i hvert fald siden Miraklet i Madrid. Holdet var fløjet til Tyrkiet hvor modstanderen var SL Benfica. Et hold med 2 pokaler fra Champions League, 38 lokale mesterskaber og 3 andenpladser i Europa League. Til sammenligning havde OB 3 mesterskaber.

 

I første halvleg blev der ikke scoret. Vi skulle hen til minut 66, hvor Pedro Soma scorede det første mål. Herefter så OB ud til at være på rette spor og havde den ene hånd på pokalen, men Benficas normand Fredrik Aursnes scorede 3 minutter før tid, og gjorde det til 1-1. Dommeren fløjtede og forlænget spilletid var nu i gang. Med to skader i ordinær spilletid til Charly Nouck og Oliver Melskens, var stortalentet Alberto kommet på banen. Og det var netop ham der scorede efter 100 minutter til stillingen 2-1.

 

Denne stilling holdt de sidste 20 minutter og OB kunne hæve trofæet, de kun kunne drømme om at vinde. Deres første europæiske trofæ nogensinde. En stor dag for alle i og omkring OB. En dag som fansene ville huske længe.

It was time for the biggest game in OB's history, at least since the Miracle in Madrid. The team had flown to Turkey where the opponent was SL Benfica. A team with 2 Champions League trophies, 38 local championships and 3 second places in the Europa League. In comparison, OB had 3 championships.

 

In the first half, no goals were scored. We had to wait until minute 66 when Pedro Soma scored the first goal. After that, OB seemed to be on the right track and had one hand on the trophy, but Benfica's Norwegian Fredrik Aursnes scored 3 minutes before time to make it 1-1. The referee blew his whistle and extra time was now underway. With two injuries in normal time to Charly Nouck and Oliver Melskens, talented Alberto came on. And it was he who scored after 100 minutes to make it 2-1.

 

This position held for the last 20 minutes and OB could lift the trophy they could only dream of winning. Their first ever European trophy. A great day for everyone in and around OB. A day the fans would remember for a long time.

 

| xG 2.29 vs 2.38 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 41/59 |

 

I mesterskabsgruppen var der 4 kampe tilbage og den første af disse var mod FCK. De blev sendt hjem med et nederlag på 2-1.

In the championship group there were 4 games left and the first of these was against FCK. They were sent home with a 2-1 defeat.

| xG 1.73 vs 0.91 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 58/42 |

 

Næste kamp var mod FCN, der også tabte 2-1 til OB.

The next match was against FCN, who also lost 2-1 to OB.

| xG 1.31 vs 1.88 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 32/68 |

 

Næstsidste kamp var mod AGF i Aarhus. Det var igen en kamp der endte 2-1 til OB.

The penultimate match was against AGF in Aarhus. It was again a match that ended 2-1 to OB.

| xG 1.27 vs 0.26 | Result: 1-2 | Possession 48/52 |

 

Sidste kamp og sidste kamp før ferien var mod AGF hjemme i Odense. Denne kamp endte også 2-1 og OB kunne foran hjemmeholdets fans fejre endnu en triumf i sæsonen. Det stod nemlig klart at OB havde formået at vinde Superligaen. De sluttede på 86 point, mens FCK måtte tage til takke med andenpladsen på 57 point. Så reelt set havde OB vundet den for længe siden. Det blev en sæson hvor OB gik ubesejret igennem.

The last game and last game before the holidays was against AGF at home in Odense. This match also ended 2-1 and OB could celebrate another triumph in front of the home team's fans. It was clear that OB had managed to win the Superliga. They finished on 86 points, while FCK had to settle for second place on 57 points. So in reality, OB had won it a long time ago. It was a season where OB went undefeated.

| xG 2.18 vs 1.27 | Result: 2-1 | Possession 55/45 |

 

 

 

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