The Danish transfer window has now closed, so ill give yo a small update:
31-yo defender, Auri Skarbalius, Lithuania, 60 caps (On loan from Brøndby)
24-yo right winger, Bojan Tadic, Bosnia, U23/Olympic NT (Borac Banja Luka, Bosnia)
26-yo striker, Charles Gbeke, Canada (Toronto Lynx)
25-yo forward, Alen Marcina, Canada (FC Schweinfurt 05, Germany)
24-yo goalkeeper, Brian Ulstrup (Jetsmark, 2nd division)
33-yo midfielder, Allan Nielsen, Den 44 caps, 7 goals (Coach at Herfølge, comeback)
31-yo goalkeeper, Carsten Holbek (retired)
27-yo forward, Anders Jørgensen (contract expired/ Roskilde)
27-yo forward, Karsten Jensen (Næstved)
21-yo defender, Joshua Gowling, England (on loan to Ølstykke FC)
19-yo defender, Kenneth Emil Petersen (on loan to Ølstykke FC)
23-yo forward, Anders Jochumsen (on loan to Køge)
28-yo defender, Jeppe Vestergaard (retired)
Latest news :
The almost 34-yo Herfølge coach and former Watford and Tottenham midfielder, Allan Nielsen, is back in shirt number 9 and is ready to help Herfølge to save themself from relegation. Herfølge also got a loan deal with the very experienced Brøndby international Auri Skarbalius. A very good signing, while the Bosnian right winger, Bojan Tadic, is of a more unknown quality, though he has won 2 caps for the Bosnian U23/Olympic national team. A Norwegian forward may also be on his way, but their is a dispute if he was actually signed in time (two minutes to 12) in the last hour of the transfer deadline, so it's not sure that his transfer will be allowed by the Danish FA or UEFA... Despite the new signings, I doubt that ther is much hope for Herfølge at the bottom of the Superliga...
So, how good is the Superliga in compare with e.g. European top leagues or e.g. the MLS ?... Well, since I know little about the American leagues, I'll quote the view of an American from another forum, who actually know some American players, playing in Denmark...
Superliga = Lower German Bundesliga/upper 2nd Bundesliga (= best of MLS)
Danish 1st = Lower 2nd Bundesliga (= lower half of MLS), Upper Regionalliga
Danish 2nd = American A-league to best of D3 or USL 2nd division, or lower Regionalliga.
Soccer/football is the biggest sport in Denmark, and Denmark is the mother-nation of associations
, it's simply a natural part of life to join an association or club of some kind, so most small children join a club at a very young age (4 to 6-yo) and play soccer/football in the different children and youth leagues.. We also got the School tournament, with the final being shown live on TV every year..
For the ppl interested ?... In the structure, different levels of Danish soccer/football at the moment, then it is like this :
1) Superliga (12 teams)
2) 1st Division (Viasat Sport Division, 16 teams)
3) 2nd Division (Is going to be changed from next season to an East and West group with 14 teams each. Then also 6 Superliga 2nd teams will be allowed to play in the two 2nd Division groups next season)
4) Danmarksserien (most of the Superliga 2nd teams play in the DS or the Jyllandsserie), ther are 3 x 16 teams in DS = DS group 1 + DS Group 2 + DS Group 3) Is going to change from next season to an East and West group with 16 teams each....
5) Kvalrækken (qualification-league)
6) Jyllandsserie & Sjællandsserie & fyensserie (jutland , sealand and fuen series)
7) Serie 1
8) Serie 2
9) Serie 3
10) Serie 4
11) Serie 5
12) Serie 6
Each series has several groups of 12 teams each, several hundred groups in all ...And then ofcause ther are all the children and youth Leagues and Oldboys football as well.
I'm from Aarhus, and If you e.g. look at how many clubs ther are in a City like Aarhus, with 300,000 ppl, then I simply dont know, but I do know that the 32 biggest football clubs in Aarhus got an association called "Aarhus Fodboldforum", so my guess is that ther are around 50 different clubs at different levels in Aarhus and the biggest club, AGF Aarhus got 20+2 different teams (16 youth teams and 1 Superliga, 3 teams in the lower series + two old boys teams)....