Esbjerg forenede Boldklubber
also referred to as Esbjerg fB
or simply EfB
is a professional Danish football
club from the port city of Esbjerg
in West Jutland. The club was formed in 1924, as a merger between Esbjerg Boldklub af 1898 and Esbjerg Amatørklub af 1911. The club has training facilities and stadium at Gl. Vardevej in Esbjerg
, and plays in blue and white striped shirts. Long time club player Jess Thorup
is the current head coach. Esbjerg fB is one of the more winning clubs in Denmark terms of trophies. They have won the Danish championship five times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1979) and two Danish cup titles (1964 and 1976).
The main sponsor is Syd Energi and the club's kit sponsor is Umbro
. The official fanclub of Esbjerg fB is Blue Knights.
In 2005 EfB took over the management of the elite ishockey club, Esbjerg Ishockey Klub (EIK). Which is now called EfB Ishockey.
Esbjerg forenede Boldklubber was officially established in 1924
as a merger between Esbjerg Boldklub af 1898 (E.B. 98) and Esbjerg Amatørklub af 1911 (EAK) after 12 years of competition between the two clubs. The new club was driven by ambition for something bigger, which already produced results the day after when the club's best start-up team defeated Kolding IF with 7-0.
The clubs golden years was in the first half of the 1960's with the Austrian coach Rudi Strittich
throughout most of the decade. The club won the Danish Championship in 1961 1962 1963
and won the DBU national Cup... Read More