Congratulations have been sent to FC Midtjylland after they won the Danish league title again. FCM, as they are known, were presented with the trophy late last month, having claimed a third success in six years, and second in three years. FCM won the title by 14 points in the end, having been top since the seventh game of the season and in the top two since the second week.
They were assisted by Emiliano Marcondes, who spent the first half of the season on loan with FCM, where Brentford FC Owner Matthew Benham has the majority shareholding. Marcondes played 12 games for them and scored two goals. They were top of the table when he returned to Brentford, to help The Bees to their best finishing position since 1947 and a place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final, and they never lost that lead.
FCM has a close association with Brentford at all levels both on the football side and commercial side with a sharing of knowledge and regular dialogue between the respective members of each club. Brentford FC Co-Director of Football Rasmus Ankersen is Chairman of FCM, and our Chairman Cliff Crown and our Board Director Nity Raj are both on the Board of FCM. They won the title in 2015 and 2018 as well as this season. They also won the DBU Pokalen, the Danish Cup, for the first time in their history, last season and will be in the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 when it starts later this year.
Cliff Crown said: "It is with great pleasure that we are delighted to congratulate FCM on winning the Danish Superliga title for the third time in the six years since Matthew acquired a majority stake in the Danish club. This follows on from winning the DBU cup in 2019, thereby making it four major trophies in total. They secured the title after beating FC Copenhagen twice in three weeks to win it with five games to spare
"The ties between the clubs were strengthened this year by the loaning of Emiliano to FCM from September to December and how Brentford have benefitted since his return. FCM also added our former striker Lasse Vibe to their squad in January and all the players came over for their last ever visit to Griffin Park in January. The next challenge for FCM is to qualify for the group stages of either the Champions League or Europa League and we wish them well as they commence that opportunity soon."