2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga

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Austrian Bundesliga
Season 2017–18
Dates 22 July 2017 – 27 May 2018
Champions Red Bull Salzburg
(12th title)
Champions League Red Bull Salzburg
Sturm Graz
Europa League Rapid Wien
LASK Linz
Admira Wacker Mödling
Matches played 180
Goals scored 520 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Moanes Dabour (22 goals)
Longest winning run 7 matches
LASK Linz
Longest unbeaten run 22 matches
Red Bull Salzburg
Highest attendance 25,177[1]
Rapid Wien 1–1 Austria Wien
(4 February 2018)
Lowest attendance 1,241[1]
Admira Mödling 3–1 Rheindorf Altach
(16 December 2017)
Total attendance 1,144,961[1]
Average attendance 6,360[1]

The 2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga was the 106th season of top-tier football in Austria. Red Bull Salzburg successfully defended their last years title.

Teams[edit]

LASK Linz, the 2016–17 First League champion, returned to the top level six years after their relegation.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the 2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga

Team

Location

Venue

Capacity

Admira Wacker Mödling Maria Enzersdorf BSFZ-Arena 10,800
Austria Wien Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion 50,000
LASK Linz Linz Waldstadion Pasching 7,870
Rapid Wien Vienna Allianz Stadion 28,000
Red Bull Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim Red Bull Arena 30,188
Rheindorf Altach Altach Stadion Schnabelholz 8,500
St. Pölten Sankt Pölten NV Arena 8,000
Sturm Graz Graz Merkur-Arena 15,323
SV Mattersburg Mattersburg Pappelstadion 17,100
Wolfsberger AC Wolfsberg Lavanttal-Arena 7,300

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Chairman Manager Manufacturer Sponsors
Admira Wacker Austria Philip Thonhauser Austria Ernst Baumeister Nike Flyeralarm
SCR Altach Austria Johannes Engl Austria Klaus Schmidt Jako Cashpoint
Austria Wien Austria Wolfgang Katzian Germany Thomas Letsch Nike Verbund
LASK Linz Austria Oliver Glasner Forza Ask Zipfer
Rapid Wien Austria Michael Krammer Austria Goran Djuricin adidas Wien Energie
RB Salzburg Austria Rudolf Theierl Germany Marco Rose Nike Red Bull
St. Pölten Austria Gottfried Tröstl Austria Oliver Lederer Macron Hypo Noe
Sturm Graz Austria Christian Jauk Germany Heiko Vogel Lotto Puntigamer
SV Mattersburg Austria Martin Pucher Austria Gerald Baumgartner Puma Bauwelt Koch
Wolfsberger AC Austria Dietmar Riegler Austria Heimo Pfeifenberger Jako RZ Pellets

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 36 25 8 3 81 29 +52 83 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Sturm Graz 36 22 4 10 68 45 +23 70 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Rapid Wien 36 17 11 8 68 43 +25 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
4 LASK Linz 36 17 6 13 49 41 +8 57 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
5 Admira Wacker Mödling 36 15 6 15 59 66 −7 51
6 Mattersburg 36 12 10 14 50 56 −6 46
7 Austria Wien 36 12 7 17 51 55 −4 43
8 Rheindorf Altach 36 10 8 18 35 51 −16 38
9 Wolfsberger AC 36 8 9 19 31 57 −26 33
10 St. Pölten (O) 36 5 5 26 28 77 −49 20 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Matches won; 5) Away matches won; 6) Head-to-head points; 7) Head-to-head goal difference; 8) Head-to-head goals scored.[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sturm Graz qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2017–18 Austrian Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.

Results[edit]

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 28 May 2018[2]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Israel Moanes Dabour Red Bull Salzburg 22
2 Austria Deni Alar Sturm Graz 20
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Smail Prevljak Mattersburg 16
4 Austria Christoph Knasmüllner Admira Wacker 12
Austria Stefan Schwab Rapid Wien
6 Norway Fredrik Gulbrandsen Red Bull Salzburg 11
7 Georgia (country) Giorgi Kvilitaia Rapid Wien 10
Austria Thomas Murg Rapid Wien
Austria Raphael Holzhauser Austria Wien
Austria Lukas Grozurek Admira Wacker
11 Austria Peter Michorl LASK Linz 9
12 Austria Peter Žulj Sturm Graz 8
Austria Kevin Friesenbichler Austria Wien
Austria Johannes Aigner Rheindorf Altach
Austria Hannes Wolf Red Bull Salzburg

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 SK Rapid Wien 338,236 25,177 13,823 18,790 −10.7%
2 Sturm Graz 184,614 15,549 6,527 10,256 −2.6%
3 Red Bull Salzburg 137,096 12,049 3,722 7,616 −2.8%
4 Austria Wien 122,313 14,034 4,808 6,795 −14.2%
5 LASK Linz 88,542 5,760 3,645 4,919 +73.1%1
6 Rheindorf Altach 77,174 5,631 2,717 4,287 −19.6%
7 Mattersburg 60,346 7,876 1,716 3,352 −7.1%
8 Wolfsberger AC 51,601 4,176 1,655 2,866 −22.7%
9 St. Pölten 48,192 6,008 1,368 2,677 −28.3%
10 Admira Wacker Mödling 41,423 4,516 1,241 2,301 −13.4%
League total 1,149,537 25,177 1,241 6,386 −9.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Austrian Bundesliga". ESPN. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Bundesliga.at

External links[edit]