Copenhagen Football Club, commonly known as F.C. Kobenhavn, F.C. Copenhagen, Copenhagen or simply FCK, is a Danish professional football club located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen Football Club currently plays in the Danish Premier League, the top Danish football league. Copenhagen has no shortage of fans, and the Lions did win the national title of the Danish Premier League last year. F.C. Copenhagen is not only the most popular team in Denmark but also one of the most competitive teams in the Danish Super League, with 14 league titles.
1992 was a turning point in Danish sports history when the national football team stunned Europe by winning the Euro 92 title after replacing the disqualified Yugoslavia squad just before the competition began. So, with a surge of enthusiasm for football and a sense of national pride, F.C. Copenhagen took off. The club’s primary goal was to finish high enough in the Danish Superliga to earn a spot in one of the continent’s championships each season. A strong fan base-based economy and an “attractive and positive style of football” were used to achieve this aim.
Copenhagen is also the highest-ranked Scandinavian club in UEFA teams. Copenhagen was established in 1992 as a superstructure between 15-time Danish football champion Kjobenhavns Boldklub (K.B.) and 7-time Danish football champion Boldklubben 1903, both clubs in Copenhagen. Kjobenhavns Boldklub was classified as the official reserve team of F.C. Copenhagen and competed in the Danish Super League tournament under the Boldklubbens club license. Despite poor results in the Danish Super League, Copenhagen defeated Akademisk Boldclub in the 1995 Cup Final 5–0, thus regaining their right to participate in European football.
In FCK, things began to happen in 2000–2001. Roy Hodgson, an English coach, was hired. His reputation internationally and coaching style were ideal for FCK. They achieved success and won their second title. FCK triumphed 3-1 in the last New Firm game of the season at Parken. Zuma scored with a spectacular bicycle kick to make it 2-0. Assuming a standing stance, Zuma received the ball from Thomas Thorninger at chest height. He lifted the ball with his chest while simultaneously overhead kicking the ball into the far corner, out of the reach of the perplexed Brondby goalkeeper, Mogens Krogh. Fans of F.C. Copenhagen consider the goal to be legendary since it helped the team return to the top division of Danish football.
Copenhagen eventually won the Cup Final against Brondby and the Scudetto with a game to spare in 2007–08, thus securing the double for the second time in the club’s history. Copenhagen did not have much success in the Superliga for the next three seasons despite winning two Danish Cups. However, four-time Danish Player of the Year winner Brian Laudrup could not help Copenhagen improve its league position.