FC Admira Wacker Mödling

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Admira Wacker
Admira Wacker Modling logo.svg
Full nameFußballclub Admira Wacker Mödling
Founded1905; 114 years ago (1905)
Maria Enzersdorf
ManagerPhilip Thonhauser
CoachKlaus Schmidt
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2018–19Austrian Bundesliga, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Admira Wacker Mödling, also known as simply Admira, is a football club from Mödling, Austria. The club was originally formed in 1905 as SK Admira Wien in the Austrian capital. Mergers in 1971 with SC Wacker Wien, in 1997 with VfB Mödling and in 2008 with SK Schwadorf led to its current name.

The club were promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga for the 2011–12 season after gaining promotion at the end of the 2010–11 First League season and finished 3rd in their first season.


Historical chart of league performance of Admira Wacker and its predecessors

SK Admira Vienna[edit]

SK Admira Vienna was formed in the Vienna district of Jedlesee as a merger between two football clubs named Burschenschaft Einigkeit and Sportklub Vindobona in 1905. In 1919, Admira were promoted to the first tier of the Austrian league system for the first time in their history; the club soon became one of the more successful teams during the inter-war period, capturing seven Austrian national championship and three Austrian Cup titles. Several Admira players were also regulars in the Austrian national football team at this time.

After the Anschluss in 1938, Admira played for several seasons in the Gauliga Ostmark, one of the top-flight regional leagues created through the reorganization of German football under the Third Reich, their win of the 1938–39 Gauliga Ostmark qualified them for the 1939 German football championship, in which Admira made their way to the final against Schalke 04, which was the dominant German football team of the era. They lost overwhelmingly by a score of 0–9; this effort marked the last major success for Vienna before the end of World War II.


The post-war period led to a slow, but steady decline due to lack of funds to buy more competitive players, it eventually culminated into the first brief relegation from the top tier after forty years in 1960. The club underwent two name changes in that period, playing as ESV Admira Vienna after a merger with the railroad sports club ESV Vienna in 1953 before changing to ESV Admira-NÖ Energie Vienna in 1960 due to a sponsorship agreement with regional energy suppliers NEWAG/NIOGAS. Soon thereafter, Admira (or Admira Energie, as it was called in most media during the time) regained some of its earlier strength, winning the Austrian Cup in 1964 and the Double of league and cup titles in 1966.

The revelation of financial scandals within NEWAG/NIOGAS in the late 1960s led to an abrupt end of the steady flow of funds and brought the club onto the brink of administration, which would narrowly be avoided. Nevertheless, Admira began looking for a merger partner, and particularly targeted Austria Vienna. However, after the creation of Admira-Austria was declined twice, Admira eventually began talks with SC Wacker Vienna, which were successfully concluded in 1971.

SC Wacker Vienna[edit]

Wacker Vienna was formed in 1908 in the Vienna district of Meidling; the club reached the first tier of the Austrian league system for the first time in 1914. Being a mid-table side until the second half of the 1930s, Wacker became a top-team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning the double in 1947 and ending as league runners-up eight more times between 1940 and 1956.

During the last decade as an independent club it became a bona-fide yo-yo club, with eight straight relegations from or promotions to the Austrian top tier between 1961 and 1968. A fifth relegation in 1971, combined with financial and stadium problems, eventually led to a merger with Admira, forming FC Admira/Wacker Vienna.

VfB Mödling[edit]

VfB Mödling was formed on 17 June 1911 in the Lower Austrian town of Mödling. Since their foundation, Mödling were playing in the highest Lower Austrian league. With the introduction of an Austria-wide national league in 1949, the club was classified into the second tier. Playing most of its existence in second- and third-tier leagues since then, the club enjoyed three brief stints in the top division during the 1952–53 and 1987–88 seasons as well as between 1992 and 1995 before eventually merging with Admira/Wacker in 1997.

1997 to 2011 Merger with VfB Mödling and Financial Trouble[edit]

In 1997, after a financial crisis, VfB Mödling and Admira Wacker merged. In 2004 Iranian Majid Pishyar purchased the club, his stewardship of the club led to on-field and off-field difficulties. The club was relegated after the 2005–06 season. With further financial trouble, Pishyar sold the club to Richard Trenkwalder in 2008. Trenkwalder made a series of changes to the club, including changing the club's name to FC Trenkwalder Admira, his changes eventually paid off, with the club gaining promotion back to the Austrian first division following the 2010–11 season. (Majid Pishyar, meanwhile, notably also caused similar financial problems at a Swiss club, Servette, in the 2011–12 season.)


Admira Vienna (8): 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1966
Wacker Vienna (1): 1947
Admira Vienna (5): 1928, 1932, 1934, 1964, 1966
Wacker Vienna (1): 1947
Admira / Wacker Vienna (1): 1989
  • German vice-Champions: 1939 (Admira Vienna)
  • Mitropa Cup Finalist: 2
Admira Vienna (1): 1934
Wacker Vienna (1): 1951

European tournaments history[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1964–65 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Poland Legia Warsaw 1–3 0–1 1–4
1966–67 European Cup 1R Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vojvodina 0–1 0–0 0–1
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1R Italy Internazionale 1–0 1–2 2–2
2R Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 0–3 2–4
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Czechoslovakia Bohemians Praha 1–2 0–5 1–7
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1R Finland TPS Turku 0–2 1–0 1–2
1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Cyprus AEL Limassol 3–0 0–1 3–1
2R Hungary Ferencváros 1–0 1–0 2–0
QF Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 0–2 1–3
1990–91 UEFA Cup 1R Denmark Velje BK 3–0 1–0 4–0
2R Switzerland FC Luzern 1–1 1–0 2–1
3R Italy Bologna 3–0 0–3 3–3[a]
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Wales Cardiff City 2–0 1–1 3–2
2R Belgium Royal Antwerp 2–4 4–3[b] 6–7
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1R Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–3 0–1 2–4
1994–95 UEFA Cup 1R Poland Górnik Zabrze 5–2 1–1 6–3
2R France Cannes 1–1 4–2 5–3
3R Italy Juventus 1–3 1–2 2–5
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 2Q Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 5–1 1–1 6–2
3Q Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0–2 2–2 2–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Slovakia Spartak Myjava 1–1 3–2 4–3
2Q Azerbaijan Kapaz 1–0 2–0 3–0
3Q Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 1–2 0–2 1–4
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 2Q Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1–3 0–3 1–6
  1. ^ Admira lost on a penalty shootout 5–6.
  2. ^ The tie went to extra time.


Current squad[edit]

As of 4 September, 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Austria GK Andreas Leitner
2 Austria DF Fabio Strauss
3 Serbia DF Miloš Spasić
4 Austria DF Sebastian Bauer
5 Germany DF Bjarne Thoelke
6 Germany DF Christoph Schösswendter
7 Austria FW Dominik Starkl
8 Austria MF Roman Kerschbaum
9 Montenegro FW Boris Cmiljanic (on loan from Slovan Bratislava)
10 Austria MF Daniel Toth
11 Turkey FW Sinan Bakış
14 Denmark MF Morten Hjulmand
16 Austria FW Erwin Hoffer
17 Austria DF Jonathan Scherzer
18 Austria MF Markus Lackner (on loan from Sturm Graz)
No. Position Player
19 Austria MF Wilhelm Vorsager
20 Austria MF Marco Kadlec
21 Ghana FW Seth Paintsil
22 Austria MF Marcus Maier
23 Austria DF Pascal Petlach
27 Austria DF Emanuel Aiwu
28 Austria GK Marcel Köstenbauer
29 Austria MF Muhammed Cham Saračević
30 Austria GK Christoph Haas
31 Germany MF Kolja Pusch
35 Austria DF Paul Koller
36 Austria MF Nicolas Zdichynec
37 Austria DF Leonardo Lukačević
55 Germany DF Fabian Menig



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