Asserting the Right to Play. Women’s Football in Denmark

Anne Birgitte Brus, Else Trangbæk

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    In 1970 the Danish Football club Boldklubben Femina (BK Femina) became unofficial world champions. The success of BK Femina women's football team was not a coincidence and should be placed in the context of a ten-year struggle to have football accepted as a sport for women in Denmark. This essay examines three consecutive periods in Danish women's football: the establishment of women's football in Denmark before 1970; the time of women's admission to the Danish Football Association (DBU) in 1970–72; and finally, the development of women's football in the DBU from 1972 to 2002.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSoccer and Society
    Issue number2/3
    Pages (from-to)95-111
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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