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FCM Håndbold

Full name FC Midtjylland Håndbold
Short name FCM – Ikast
Founded 20 June 1970
Arena
Name Ikast-Brande Arena
Capacity 2,550
Location Stadion Alle 2b, Ikast, Denmark
Organization
President Frank Henriksen
Head coach Kenneth Jensen
Assistant coach Ole Jensen
Competitions
League GuldBageren Ligaen
Cup Nordea Cup
Colors
Club colors          
Website
Official website

FC Midtjylland Håndbold (short name: FCM Håndbold) is a Danish club based in Ikast. They play in the Dame Håndbold Ligaen (Women's Handball League) since 1991. In 1998, FCM won the Danish Championship. They are also former winners of the EHF Cup and Cup Winners' Cup.

History Edit

The club was founded as Ikast FS Håndboldafdeling on 20 June 1970 as a merger of the handball departments of Ikast DUI and Ikast Skytte Gymnastik Forening. Their breakthrough came in 1991 when they won the Danish Cup and reached the top division, Dame Håndbold Ligaen. They saw success again in 1998 as they won their first and only Danish Championship gold.

At the beginning of November 2008, it was announced that the professional division of Ikast-Brande EH had been taken over by football club FC Midtjylland.[1][2] As a result, the team changed their name to FCM Håndbold and switched colors from blue and yellow to red and black.

Through the years, the club has seen several name changes: Ikast FS Elitehåndbold ApS (1997), Ikast-Bording Elitehåndbold A/S (1999), Ikast-Brande Elite Håndbold (2008) and FCM Håndbold.

Results Edit

  • Danish Championship[3]
    • Gold: 1997/98
    • Silver: 1998/99, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2007/08
    • Bronze: 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2003/04, 2004/05
  • Danish Cup[4]
    • Winner: 1991, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2000/01
  • EHF Champions League
    • Semifinalist: 2002/03
  • Cup Winners' Cup
    • Winner: 2003/04
  • EHF Cup
    • Winner: 2001/02
    • Finalist: 2006/07
  • EHF Champions Trophy
    • Winner: 1997/98
    • Finalist: 2001/02, 2002/03
  • EHF City Cup
    • Winner: 1997/98
    • Finalist: 1996/97

Team Edit

Current squad Edit

As of 16 March 2009[5]

Goalkeepers
Back players
Wingers
Line players

Coach Edit

Notable former players Edit

Stadium Edit

  • Name: Ikast-Brande Arena
  • City: Ikast
  • Capacity: 2,550 seats, 300 standing
  • Address: Stadion Alle 2b

References Edit

  1. Changes in Ikast. European Handball Federation. 7 November 2008.
  2. Official: FCM buys Ikast-Brande. (in Danish). TV 2 SPORT. 5 November 2008.
  3. Previous DC winners – Women. (in Danish). Danish Handball Association.
  4. Cup winners history. (in Danish). Danish Handball Association.
  5. FCM Håndbold - Spillere. (in Danish). FCM Håndbold.
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