Akademisk Boldklub vs Brønsøj – a visit, a match, and a conversation

Put Niels In Goal

This blog is named after a Danish physicist, Nobel laureate, and erstwhile goalkeeper Niels Bohr. Bohr won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1922 for pioneering work on atomic structure, positing that atoms orbiting a nucleus had discrete energetic properties and could jump between orbits. He was also a footballer, though less successful than his brother Harald, who represented Denmark at the 1908 Olympics as a right-back. Niels’ son Ernest was also an Olympian, playing field hockey at the 1948 London Olympics. Both Bohr brothers played together in the University sports club team, known as Akademisk Boldklub, which had teams for cricket, handball, and basketball, as well as football. The initial requirement for membership was simply taking a degree at the University of Copenhagen and the club were, like some university based clubs in England, dominant in the Danish league system, winning the championship in 1919 and 1921, some six…

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