The Club: Odense BK are triple Danish champions (1977, 1982 and 1989). Furthermore the club won the Danish cup five times; most recently they achieved this in 2007. As a result of the championship titles it is no surprise that the club have had their best years between 1975 and 1990. Thereafter the club was relegated to the second division in 1998. Following the immediate return of the club to the higher division they achieved two more cup wins. The club have virtually played continuously in the top Danish division. The club has also been present at international level. OB achieved their greatest international success in the 1994/95 season. After only having started in the UEFA cup via the qualifiers, OB ejected the 1st FC Kaiserslautern out of the competition in the second round by virtue of a single away goal more. More recently the club could be found in the group stage of the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League. In recent years the club did not achieve any good placings, being in midfield for most of the time. In the current season Odense BK continues to occupy only a mid-field position.
The City: Odense is a large city on the Danish island of Funen. It has a population of around 180,000 and is consequently the third largest city in Denmark. The natives are known as Odenseaner since the River Odense A runs through the town. It is connected to Odense Fjord via the Odense Canal. The city was mentioned in a document for the first time in 988. The city, which lies 13 metres above sea level, was officially founded in 1355. This city in Scandinavia has a lot of tourist attractions. These include numerous museums as well as the Gothic cathedral the church of St Knud which dates back to the 14th century. Shipbuilding, electrical engineering, textile and food industries are located in Odense and include the electric motor manufacturer Thirge Titan, Albani Breweries and Odense Marcipan. In addition to this the city hosts the headquarters of Second Danish Television TV 2. In 2017 Mark Zuckerberg announced that the eighth Facebook computing centre was to be built in Odense. Odense Airport lies about 12 kilometres from the City. Moreover the city is a way station for the intercity train between Copenhagen and Jutland. The leading football club in the city is the Superliga club Odense BK. The H.C. Anderson marathon has been staged since 2000 and is one of the major marathons in Scandinavia.