FC Midtjylland (Danish for “Central Jutland”) are a Danish professional association football club based in Herning and Ikast, in midwestern Jutland. The club is the result of a merger between Ikast FS and Herning Fremad and competes in the Danish Superliga, which they have won three times, most recently in 2020. FC Midtjylland was founded by Johnny Rune and Steen Hessel, two men that wanted to unite the football clubs Ikast FS (founded 1935) and Herning Fremad (founded 1918), clubs that for decades had been strong rivals, but had never played any significant role in Danish football. It took ten years for the two clubs to find an agreement, but on 6 April 1999, the merger deal was finalised: in 2000, Midtjylland were already promoted to the Danish Superliga after a record (for more points gathered) season in the history of the first division. In July 2014, Matthew Benham (owner of English club Brentford) became the majority shareholder of Midtjylland’s parent company FCM Holding: in the 2014–15 season, they won the Danish football championship for the first time, followed by two further league titles in 2017–18 and 2019–20 (also qualifying to the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time), and a Danish Cup (2018-19).
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