Denmark Series
Founded1965
CountryDenmark
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams44[fn 1]
Level on pyramid5
Promotion to3rd Division
Relegation toCopenhagen Series
Funen Series
Jutland Series
Zealand Series
Domestic cup(s)Danish Cup
Current championsLyseng
Young Boys FD
Karlslunde
Herlev
Current: 2021–22 Denmark Series

The Denmark Series (Danish: Danmarksserien) is the fifth tier in the Danish football league system. Teams are divided into four groups of ten. The top team in each group is promoted to the Danish 3rd Division. The bottom three teams in each group are relegated to the regional Copenhagen Series, Zealand Series, Lolland-Falster Series, Funen Series, or Jutland Series as is appropriate for each club geographically.

Clubs in the Denmark Series are participants in the Danish Cup tournament. The reserve teams of top-flight Danish Superliga and second-tier Danish 1st Division clubs are allowed to play in the Denmark Series, but 1st Division reserve teams cannot win promotion, as they must stay at least two leagues below their first team squads.

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Informational notes

  1. ^ As a result of a structure change in the Danish league system, the 2020–21 Denmark Series consisted of four groups of eleven teams each. After the regular season, the top four teams in Groups 1 and 2 faced off in play-offs for a spot in the 2021–22 Danish 2nd Division, and the same was the case for Groups 3 and 4, which meant that two teams were promoted. One team from the West groups was promoted and another one from the East groups. Numbers 5 to 11 after the regular season were gathered in two groups with 14 teams in each (Groups 1 and 2 + Groups 3 and 4), where the teams met the teams from the opposite pool once, which meant seven matches in total (the top teams got one extra home game). The teams took all earned points and goals scored with them to the playoffs. A total of 16 teams were relegated this season, with the 16 relegated teams being distributed depending on the geographical location of the eight relegated teams from the Danish 2nd Division. Source: "Ny turneringsstruktur for Danmarksserien og Kvinde 1. division". Dansk Boldspil-Union. 23 June 2020.

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