Vejle Boldklub is a Danish football club based in Vejle, Jutland, Denmark. The club currently plays in the Danish Superliga, the country’s highest football league in Denmark.
Vejle Boldklub Youth Development System
Future Vejle is a strong network consisting of 27 clubs , all of which collaborate with Vejle Boldklub. It provides a strong talent base for Vejle Boldklub to recruit from, and Vejle Boldklub is a lot grateful for the great amount of voluntary work that is done around the cooperation clubs.
Vejle Boldklub would therefore like to give something back. A number of initiatives have thus been launched.
The actual work with Future Vejle, which was initially called KUV – Klubsamarbejtet om Ungdomsfotbolden on Vejleegnen – was started in 1995. It was carried out as a collaboration between representatives from the following clubs: Billund IF, Gauerslund IF, Hedensted IF, Jelling FS and Vejle Football Club.
Today, 27 clubs are involved in Vejle Boldklub’s club collaboration, which changed its name to Future Vejle in 2017.
Through an open and loyal collaboration with the Future Vejle clubs, Vejle Boldklub will be the organization which, in active collaboration, creates a significant quality boost in all Future Vejle clubs by:
Develop coaches and managers
Develop and inspire boys aged 10-12 years
Offer the biggest talents a place on the U/13, U/14, U/15, U/17 and U/19 teams at the highest level in Vejle Boldklub
Ensure that only the greatest talent enters Vejle Boldklub
Helping the player back to the parent club if the talent does not work out.
In addition, the aim is to:
- Vejle Boldklub provides facilities and knowledge for the Future Vejle collaboration
- Future Vejle organizes coaching inspiration for the Future Vejle clubs
- Future Vejle inspires and prioritizes technical training at the highest level
- Future Vejle presents football on the children’s terms
- Club visits are arranged by coaches and players from Vejle Boldklub
Through a professionally organized collaboration in Future Vejle, to create the basis for the spread of a network of talents, coaches, managers, fans and sponsors as a foundation for Vejle Boldklub’s sporting goal of being among the leading clubs in Danish youth football.
Through an open and loyal collaboration between everyone in Future Vejle, Vejle Boldklub will be the organization that creates the basis for a quality boost in all clubs with the aim of:
- To raise the general level in all clubs
- To get as many people as possible to play football
- To retain as many players as possible in the clubs
- That the greatest talents will play at the highest level in Vejle Boldklub
Future Vejle is based on a committed collaboration where everyone actively participates, shows commitment and mutual loyalty. For a full list of affiliated clubs, please click here.
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Vejle Boldklub History
On May 3, 1891, a group of 23 men from Vejle, Denmark, created the Vejle Cricket Club. Since its founding in 1902, the club has been involved in football. It is common practice to refer to the decade from 1910 to 1920 as Vejle Boldklub’s first golden age. During this time span, the club competed in the final of the Jutland championship seven times and was victorious in the competition on four separate occasions, in 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1915.
Vejle Boldklub earned promotion to the second best division in Denmark in a match against Odense KFUM on May 22, 1952, in front of around 15,000 people who were seated in the stands at Vejle Stadium at the time. Bent Sorensen, who was a central player for the Vejle team and went on to become the first player from the club to play for the national team, was one of the players.
On May 10, 1956, VB faced B93 in a qualification game for a place in the finest Danish league in front of 25,000 fans in Parken, which is located in the city of Copenhagen. Bent Sorensen was the hero once more, scoring the game-winning goal. After this, VB continued to compete in the highest level of the Danish league for a record-setting 36 years.
The club won the Danish championship for the first time in 1958 and went on to win the Danish cup the following year. VB became the first club in Denmark to ever win the Double as a result of this. Tommy Troelsen and Henning Enoksen were two of the most notable players on the team. When he participated in the championship game, Tommy Troelsen was only 17 years old.
During those days, attendance at the matches in Vejle typically ranged from 15,000 to 20,000 people. Both K.B. and Odense Boldklub were eliminated from the competition after suffering losses of 8–3 and 7–2, respectively. Frits Gotfredsen was the manager, and he was the guy who started developing the attacking style of play that made VB the most popular club in Denmark during this time period. This style of play is what made VB the most popular club in Denmark.
A number of significant events that are worthy of being recorded in history occurred during the 1959 season. The victory in the cup match versus AGF was without a doubt the most significant achievement. The encounter between the two big clubs from Jutland drew in a crowd of 33,000 spectators to the national arena in Denmark. The score of the game was 1–0 in favor of VB, but it was never determined who scored the game-winning goal. Henning Enoksen and a couple of other AGF players were all inside the goal, along with the ball. Nevertheless, it was a goal, and VB could enjoy the club’s success in winning the cup for the second time in as many years.
In 1960, when the Olympic Games were held in Rome, four volleyball players were chosen to participate for Denmark, which went on to stun the world by winning the silver medal. Henning Enoksen, Tommy Troelsen, Poul Mejer, and Poul Jensen were the four men that played volleyball for Denmark (captain).
In 1971, Vejle Boldklub celebrated its 80th anniversary by winning the Danish championship and earning the club’s first qualification for the European Champions Cup. The players gave the club the finest birthday present that they could possibly give it at the time. The trophy was won as a result of some fantastic aggressive play, and there was never any question in anyone’s mind that VB would come out on top.
Vejle Boldklub’s endearing brand of play drew tens of thousands of spectators to Vejle in order to experience it firsthand. Football fans from all across Denmark were impressed with the new top side in Danish football. Allan Simonsen and Flemming Serritslev were only two of the many outstanding players on the team. Once more, Frits Gotfredsen served in the capacity of manager. After achieving this remarkable level of success in Vejle Boldklub, he decided to call it a career.
During the 1972 campaign, VB continued to demonstrate that the team had risen to the pinnacle of Danish football. In 1971, Vejle – The Double won the Danish championship. This was followed by a victory in the cup competition, and in 1972, Vejle – The Double won the Danish championship once more.
After ten consecutive victories in the first half of the season, the championship was won with an even greater degree of authority than it had been achieved the year before. It was only VB and the other individuals. After the 1972 season, VB’s brightest star, Allan Simonsen, joined German giants Borussia Monchengladbach. In 1977, he was named European Footballer of the Year with Borussia Monchengladbach, making him the only Danish player in the history of the sport to receive this honor.
During the 1975 campaign, VB was unable to fulfill the enormous expectations that were placed on them by the league. Despite this, the club played some excellent attacking football in the cup campaign and went on to win the final for the fourth time with a 1–0 victory over Holbaek. This is the club’s fourth cup victory overall. The goal that put VB into the European Cup Winners Cup was scored by Gert Eg, who holds the club record for most goals scored in a single game.
Vejle Boldklub won its third cup final in only six years after playing in it on May 19, 1977. The sixth cup was won with a victory over B1909 that ended with a score of 2–1. Ib Jacquet and Knud Nrregrd were the ones to find the back of the net for Vejle. VB is currently in the position to assert that they are the best cup team in Denmark, a title that formerly belonged to AGF.
During the 1977–1978 season, Vejle competed in the European Cup-Winners’ Cup and made it all the way to the quarterfinals.
1978 was the year when Vejle Boldklub won the Danish championship for the fourth time in the club’s history, solidifying the club’s status as the dominant force in the Danish football scene at the time. Poul Erik Bech and the rest of his team were able to celebrate their victory in Vejle before the final game because AGF and Esbjerg fB were no longer in a position to catch the reds. Alex Nielsen, Tommy Hansen, and Ulrik le Fevre, who would go on to become the first player to win Tor des Jahres in the German Bundesliga, were some of the talents on the team.
Vejle Boldklub was the first team to win the Danish title after the introduction of money into Danish football in 1978. They did so by becoming the champion. However, it became clear that VB would have a difficult time adjusting to the changes brought forth by the new era.
Despite this, in the beginning of the 1980s, volleyball continued to follow in the footsteps of the successful teams of the 1970s. In the cup final on May 28, 1981, Boldkluben Frem was defeated by a score of 2–1. This resulted in the exquisite trophy, which Danish clubs had been competing for since 1955, being permanently transferred to Vejle and housed in the club building located in Nrreskoven.
In 1983, Allan Simonsen made his way back to Vejle Boldklub after being crowned the third best player in Europe the previous year. In 1984, the club won its sixth Danish championship thanks in large part to Simonsen, who had a significant impact on the team and was a vital factor in the club’s success. As a result of this triumph, the greatest trophy in Danish football was able to claim its rightful place at the club house in Vejle, right next to the trophy for the cup winners. John Sivebaek, Allan Simonsen, and Steen Thychosen were some of the most prominent players on the side. Steen Thychosen finished as the leading scorer in the league with 24 goals.
After a few lackluster seasons, in 1988, four local businessmen purchased VB and turned it into what it is today. Once more, the club began to fantasize about winning championships, and the supporters were ecstatic about the club’s recent signings of top players such as Preben Elkjr, John Larsen, and Keld Bordinggaard. In spite of the presence of a number of top players on his roster, the newly appointed manager, Ebbe Skovdahl, was unable to coax the club into working cohesively.
The Danish club Vejle Boldklub celebrated its 100th anniversary in the most unfortunate way possible by being demoted to the second division for the first time since 1956. Vejle was hit with a melancholy atmosphere of crisis as a result of the departure of several of its great players, who went on to play for other clubs. The four businessmen eventually exited the club, but before they did so, they made certain that it was not in a critical situation. Allan Simonsen, a former star player for VB, was appointed to take over management duties so the team could turn things around. However, for Simonsen, who began his career as a manager with a loss, it was a thankless responsibility to oversee the team.
Ole Fritsen, who had been Vejle Boldklub’s successful manager from 1981 to 1994, was appointed as the club’s new manager in 1994. Ole, who had previously worked as a youth coach for the organization, was well aware of the numerous gifted young players currently playing for VB, including Kaspar Dalgas and Peter Graulund. Ole began to construct a new squad with these up-and-coming talents as its core.
In 1995, Vejle Boldklub was able to go back into the top division in Denmark. The young team coached by Ole Fritsen was able to capture runners-up medals in 1997 and qualified for the UEFA Cup on two separate times as a result of their impressive, charming, and attacking brand of game. Ole Fritsen was recognized as the best manager in Denmark in 1997 thanks to the excellent work he had done.
VB was demoted from the Danish super league for the second time in the club’s history at the turn of the millennium, marking the beginning of the new millennium. They were reinstated to the first division after playing there for just one season, but it turned out to be only a temporary reprieve because the team was demoted the following year. It turned out that this was the beginning of a significant crisis. In 2004, VB was on the verge of being demoted to the third division, and the club was also facing the possibility of going bankrupt. Because of this, urgent attempts were made to salvage the club by merging it with other clubs in the north, south, east, and west respectively.
A group of forward-thinking businessmen restructured the club’s finances and introduced what became known as the “four point plan” toward the end of the year 2004. This plan called for the construction of a new stadium, promotion to the Danish super league, income from business ventures other than football, and the development of a new strategy for finding sponsors. The year 2006 marked VB’s return to the first division. Despite this, the club got off to a terrible start to the season, suffering nine consecutive losses in a row. However, an optimistic outlook was rekindled after a strong second half of the season put things in the right direction.
Today, VB brings together some of the most prosperous companies in the area of south-east Jutland, which positions the club in a position to be one of the wealthiest in all of Danish football. And if in the past the club had to search fruitlessly for support from the community, today it is regarded as an investment opportunity.
Vejle Boldklub officially opened the gates of its brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium in the spring of 2008. It is still in Nrreskoven, where it has always been, and it is still known as the Vejle Stadium.
The 5th of June, 2008 marked the day that VB broke a record by winning the Danish 1st Division with the maximum number of points scored. With 78 points earned in 30 games, promotion to the Superliga was successfully attained.
By the 32nd round of the 2008–09 season, it was abundantly evident that VB would be demoted to play in the Danish 1st Division during the 2009–10 season. This meant that VB would have to start over from scratch.
Vejle Boldklub made the announcement on December 8th, 2010, that the club formerly known as Vejle Blodklub would merge with Kolding FC and begin playing under the name Vejle Boldklub Kolding beginning in July of 2011. This would mean the demise of the Vejle Boldklub and the start of yet another fusion club in Denmark.
After reaching an agreement with Vejle Boldklub, Kolding IF discontinued their participation in the partnership in November of 2012. Because of this, Vejle Boldklub Kolding was forced to dissolve, and Vejle Boldklub inherited the merger club’s license to play in the Danish First Division for the forthcoming 2013–14 season.
Vejle Boldklub picked up competition in the Danish league under the name VB once more beginning in the summer of 2013, when the new season of the club’s soccer league began. After four seasons in the first level, the club was still striving to earn promotion to the Danish Superliga; however, neither the 2013–14 nor the 2014–15 seasons were particularly fruitful for the club in this endeavor. During the inaugural season, VB built an entirely new team with Tonny Hermansen serving as head coach. However, the team could only finish in the middle of the standings. The following season saw the addition of a few players from outside the club; however, the team’s performance did not improve, and in the fall of 2014, VB decided to search for a new head coach. Better results were achieved by the Swedish competitor Klebér Saarenpaa, and a position that, for a considerable amount of time, appeared to be in the lower part of the standings was saved by a strong spring. The Faroese player Jóan Smun Edmundsson in particular became an excellent player for VB, and he was responsible for many of the club’s points in the spring.
During the 2015–16 season, the pursuit of promotion to the next level was, once again, the primary objective. The Vejlensers spent the majority of the season chasing behind AC Horsens, Silkeborg, and Lyngby, who ultimately gained promotion, despite the fact that the club had been strengthened with the addition of numerous new players leading up to the season. Profile Before being transferred to Odense Boldklub, Jóan Smun Edmundsson only participated in games throughout the fall. In the spring, before to the conclusion of the volleyball season, the head coach made six lineup adjustments. In a last ditch effort to compete with the best teams, the sports director Steen Thychosen took over management for the organization, but it was ultimately unsuccessful. VB was victorious over AC Horsens in all three matches played throughout the season; in particular, the match that took place at Vejle Stadium in March is considered to be one of the most memorable matches played in Nrreskoven over the past ten years. Anders Kaagh scored the game-winning goal for VB in overtime of a match that was tied 0–0 at the half. VB went on to win 4–3 in the extra period.
The Vejle Boldklub was sold to its new owner on June 28th, 2016. Andrew Zolotko, a native of Moldova, was able to purchase the bulk of the club’s shares, but Klaus Eskildsen retained control of the remaining shares. Andreas Alm, a native of Sweden, was hired to serve as the head coach of Vejle Boldklub during the summer of 2016. The former AIK Stockholm head coach took over a brand new VB squad, as only six players had returned from the previous season (2015–2016). A big number of players from Europe, South America, and Africa arrived, and a new VB team needed to be ready in record time – three weeks from the first training session to the season premiere. The brand-new and inexperienced volleyball team had a bit of a rough go of it during the fall season, but there was no shortage of talent on the squad. In particular, the Brazilian Dominic Vinicius, the goalkeeper Pavol Bajza, the Ivorian D’Avila Ba Loua, Jacob Schoop, and the young talents Agon Mucolli and Christian Kudsk shone, but as the season progressed, the Vejlens were unable to break free of the relegation zone and finished in the bottom three. After ensuring their continued existence in the 31st round, the members of the team could then begin the process of forming the squad that would compete for promotion the following year.
During the summer of 2017, Italian Adolfo Sormani took over as the head coach of Nerreskoven, and along with the experienced Italian came an improvement in the team’s athletic ability. Jacob Krüger was brought on board to fill the role of technical director, and he quickly strengthened the team by surrounding the Italian coaching staff with talented players. Midfielder Ylber Ramadani came from Albanian football, while defenders Mads Greve and Rasmus Lauritsen came from competing clubs in the first level. Imed Louati and Allan Sousa, both of whom had joined VB in February 2017, had progressively become accustomed to Danish football, and the three attacking players—Dominic Vinicius, Imed Louati, and Allan Sousa—played a significant part in the upcoming season. VB got out to a terrific start in the new season and maintained their lead throughout the fall.
The first player sales to take place under the new ownership of Vejle Boldklub occurred over the winter break, when the club transferred four players. It was Oliver Drost from AC Horsens, Victor Wernersson from IFK Gothenburg, Wang Xin from Guangzhou R&F, and Dominic Vinicius from Guangzhou R&F. (Beijing BSU). Vejle Boldklub was able to earn direct promotion to the Super League despite losing four players and having a rough start to the spring of 2018. They were able to do this by finishing ahead of other contending clubs such as Esbjerg fb, Viborg FF, and Vendsyssel FF. It was in the 33rd round, when VB defeated Thisted FC on the road by a score of 2-0, that everything came to a head.
The 2018–19 season marked Vejle Boldklub’s return to the Superliga after the club had been out for the previous nine years. The club had a strong start to the season, accumulating five points in their first three games, but during the autumn season, they came crashing back down to earth. Before the start of the season, the Swedish players Gustaf Nilsson and Melker Hallberg, the Irishman Sean Murray, and the teenage Adam Jakobsen joined the team. During the fall, Vladlen Yurchenko and Nathan Oduwa came on board. VB performed well in a number of matches, but by the end of the fall season, the team had only won four matches.
During the winter break, the team received reinforcements in the form of Kjartan Finnbogason, Malte Amundsen, Branko Ilic, and Mathias Hebo. However, despite the fact that the Vejle team performed well in several of their matches, they were unable to secure any victories. In March, following a loss against FC Copenhagen, the Italian Adolfo Sormani passed the responsibility for managing the team to the Romanian Constantin Galcă. When VB proceeded to play in the relegation group against AGF, SnderjyskE, and AC Horsens, the Romanian and his staff saw an improvement in the team’s performance. VB finished dead last in the pool despite earning eight points over the course of six games. As a result, they were forced to battle against Hobro IK in two matches in order to advance to the next play-off round. After 1–0 at Hobro, VB fell 0–2 at Vejle Stadium. The comeback season for Vejle Boldklub was a failure from a sporting standpoint, but VB was able to maintain a firm hold on the public. The squad finished seventh out of the 14 teams in the league based on the number of spectators it attracted to its games, which averaged out to 5,800 fans each game.
Vejle Boldklub reported an all-time high profit of 11.5 million kroner for the 2019 fiscal year in February of the following year. After being demoted to the first division, the team managed to pull off an incredible result. In particular, the sale of a number of players contributed to the creation of a large result. During the 2019 season, VB parted ways with several players, including Rasmus Lauritsen, Gustaf Nilsson, Bubacarr “Steve” Trawally, and junior player Andreas Jungdal. However, CEO Henrik Tnder noted that there was development in core areas such as sponsorship and matchday income.
Vejle Boldklub swiftly pushed the disappointment of being demoted out of their minds and began the task of constructing a team that has the ability to play in the top division. After the team was demoted, several notable players had their contracts extended, including Jacob Schoop, Kjartan Finnbogason, Tobias Molgaard, and Sergiy Gryn. Additionally, Diego Montiel, Indy Groothuizen, and Lucas Jensen were added to the roster to bolster the team’s depth. After a couple of rounds, the Finnish fighter Juhani Ojala was brought into the match. The results were all over the place in July and August, but by the time autumn arrived, VB had established themselves as the best and most consistent side in the league. The final game of the 2010s featured a matchup between Viborg FF and Vejle, which turned out to be one of the most memorable contests of the entire decade. The game took place in November in Viborg. After falling behind 0–2, VB came back to win 4–3 in a game that featured a spectacular display of pyrotechnics and finished the fall season on top of the second-tier NordicBet LIGA. The strong performance carried over into the spring season, which culminated with 13 matches in just over two months following the restart of the NordicBet LIGA following the Easter break in Danish football. The good results continued throughout the spring season.