Akademisk Boldklub, initialized as AB is a professional Danish football club having its base in Copenhagen, Denmark. Presently, this club plays at the second highest level in Danish domestic football, in the first division.
Also known as Akademisk Boldklub, this club was formed by a group of academics in 1889 and was dominant in early Danish football winning the Danish championship. The sport was introduced in 1913, in 1919 and in 1921. Overall, this club won the championship on nine occasions, in 1919, 1921, 1937, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1951, 1952 and in 1967.
Harald Bohr is known as one of the most renowned players of the club other than Karl Aage Hansen and Knud Lundberg, who represented the Danish national team in football as well as in basketball, handball and basketball.
Both Hansen and Lundberg played for this club in its heyday, right from the end of Second World War to the mid fifties, when the club won four championships in ten years. This club, however, had a difficult time since 1970s, post professional football’s introduction in the 80s, when they were outside the Danish football topflight. Though the late 90s was an exception, by 1996, they were promoted to the top Danish Superliga division, enjoying a couple of successful years. In 1998-99, they won the Danish Cup, finishing third in 1999 and in 2000.
In 2004, the club got relegated post a bad season, finishing in the 11th place. Their 9 points were deducted as it was discovered that Ali Akida, one of their player was playing under a false name. by 2007, the team board announced that they would be back in the Superliga by 2010 and to help with that they brought with them many good players like Carsten Fredgaard, Simon Braemer and Casper Henningsen.
This team was the winners of the Danish Championship in 1919, 1921, 1937, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1951, 1952 and in 1967. In 1998-99, they won the Danish Cup and were the runner up team in 1955-56, in 1994-95 and in 2000-01. They won the Danish Super Cup in 1999.