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Boldklubben Frem

Boldklubben Frem (also known as Frem, BK Frem or BK Frem Copenhagen) is a Danish sports club based in the district of Valby, in Copenhagen. It is best known for its semi-professional football team. Since its foundation in 1886 Frem has won the Danish Championships six times and the Danish Cup twice. Until the disastrous bankruptcy in 1993 Frem had played in the top division all but six seasons.

The club also has a youth and amateur amateur football branch, as well as a cricket team. It is also involved in the running of the KIES sports boarding school.

History

Early years

BK Frem were founded as Fremskridtsklubbens Cricketklub on July 17 1886 by a group of seditious young men from the then government hostile Venstre Reform Party, as a cloak for political activities. In 1887 football was introduced and the name was changed to Boldklubben Frem, stiftet af Fremskridtsklubben (lit. Danish: The Ball Club Forward, founded by the Progress Club).

In the first two years of the life of the club only two sports matches were played, but when the Danish Football Association introduced a football tournament in 1889, the club was invited to participate, and in 1890 Frem became the first Danish club to beat KB in a football match. In 1902 Frem became unofficial Danish champions when they won the league played under the auspices of the Danish FA. This was the first ever senior title won by the club.

In 1905 the club moved to its own field at Enghavevej, Vesterbro, obtaining its distinct working class profile. To this day, both the Social Democrats and the Union of Metalworkers holds Frem sponsorships. In 1912 Frem joined the representative team Stævnet which arranged lucrative exhibition matches and played a decisive role in Danish football politics.

Palmy days

In the years 1923-1944 Frem won six Danish Championships.

Division Yo-Yoing

Since 1983 Frem has been battling economically, and in 1993 saw themselves demoted to the Danmarksserien following a bankruptcy, which was due to a debt of DKK 8,500,000 and allegations of fraud.

Following a short but expensive spell in the Superliga in 2003-2004 Frem were once again on the verge of bankruptcy with a debt of DKK 10,000,000.

Home ground

Frem play their home matches at the modest and somewhat down worn, municipality-owned Valby Idrætspark.

In the early years Frem were located on Østerbro in Copenhagen, playing its matches at Blegdamsfælleden, alongside its main rivals in the early years; AB and KB. In 1905 Frem moved to its own field at Enghavevej, Vesterbro. Being a field-owning club gave Frem the advantage off entry fees. Its location however lead to some muttering from football fans who found it to be to far out of town.

In 1942 Frem moved to Valby Idrætspark, where the current main stand was erected in 1965. Throughout the years a lot of matches has been played at Idrætsparken. It is uncertain when this tradition was discontinued.

The construction of a new stadium is currently in the planning.

Honours

Cricket

  • Copenhagen Champions
    • Winners (2): 1894, 1898

Players

Significant former players

''See also: Boldklubben Frem players

Current squad

Club officials

Chairman Erik Gamst
Managing Director Hans Hermansen
Head Coach Anders Theil
Assistant Coach Morten Svan
Reserve Team Coach Ole Rasmussen
Asst Reserve Team Coach Steen Ryborg

Season-by-season results

Recent years

Season Pos Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
07-08: 1. Division #11/16 33 30 12 3 15 46 54 -8
06-07: 1. Division #5/16 50 30 14 8 8 48 43 +5
05-06: 1. Division #10/16 40 30 11 7 12 47 42 +5
04-05: 1. Division #3/16 59 30 17 8 5 61 30 +31
03-04: Superligaen #11/12 27 33 8 3 22 40 65 -25
02-03: 1. Division #2/16 58 30 18 4 8 64 43 +21
01-02: 1. Division #4/16 54 30 15 9 6 54 37 +17
00-01: 1. Division #4/16 55 30 16 7 7 64 34 +30
99-00: 1. Division #7/16 45 30 12 9 9 55 48 +7
98-99: 1. Division #9/16 41 30 12 5 13 45 63 -18
97-98: 1. Division #9/16 40 30 12 4 14 46 47 -1

League status

Post 1993 bankruptcy and demotion

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Green denotes the highest level of football in Denmark; yellow the second highest; red the third highest; black the fourth highest.

All time

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 from:01/07/2004 till:30/07/2008  color:2d  shift:(0,13)

Green denotes the highest level of football in Denmark; yellow the second highest; red the third highest; black the fourth highest.

Alternate Kits

Sponsorships

Address

Professional branch                          Amateur and youth branch
Boldklubben Frem A/S                         Boldklubben Frem
Pauli Jørgensen Lounge                       Julius Andersensvej 7
Julius Andersensvej 7                        DK-2450 København SV
DK-2450 København SV                         Telephone: +45 3617 1317
Telephone: +45 3617 1332                     Fax:       +45 3617 2656
Fax:       +45 3617 1355                     E-mail:     bkfrem@email.dk
E-mail:     mail@bkfrem.dk

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