FC Dornbirn 1913
FC Dornbirn 1913 is an Austrian association football club based in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg. It is playing in the Regionalliga West, the 3rd level in Austrian football. For many years FC Dornbirn played in the second level of professional football. In 1970/71 season they played in the highest class in football at this time; the club was founded on 12 1913 in Dornbirn. As of 22 July, 2016. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Champion of Vorarlberg:1954/55, 1959/60, 1962/63, 1969/70, 1973/1974, 1974/75, 1984/85, 1987/88, 1996/97, 2003/04 Champion Regionalliga West:2008/09 Official site of the club
Sportverein Grödig is an Austrian association football club from Grödig. The team competes in the Austrian Regional League West, the third tier of Austrian football. Grödig were relegated from the Austrian Bundesliga at the end of the 2015–16 season. Austrian First League: 12012–13 Notes2Q: Second qualifying round 3Q: Third qualifying round As of 20 May, 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Head Coach: Mario Messner Assistant Coach: Bernhard Kletzl Goalkeeper Coach: Alexander Trappl Manager: Christian Haas Sporting director: Daniel Burgstaller Youth coach: Nedzad Selimovic Team Supervisor: Rudi Codalonga Physiotherapist: Katrin Lang Miroslav Bojčeski Eduard Glieder Heimo Pfeifenberger Miroslav Bojčeski Michael Brandner Johann Davare Heimo Pfeifenberger Adi Hütter Michael Baur Peter Schöttel Andreas Fötschl Mario Messner Official site Worldfootball.net profile SV Grödig at weltfussballarchiv.com
FC Red Bull Salzburg
FC Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian football club in Wals-Siezenheim. Their home ground is the Red Bull Arena. Due to sponsorship restrictions, the club is known as FC Salzburg and wears a modified crest when playing in UEFA competitions; the club was known as SV Austria Salzburg, had several sponsored names, before being bought by Red Bull GmbH in 2005 who renamed the club and changed its colours from its traditional violet and white to red and white. The change resulted in some of the team's fans forming SV Austria Salzburg. Founded in 1933, refounded in 2005 as Red Bull Salzburg, the club won its first Bundesliga title in 1994, the first of three in the span of four seasons which saw them reach the 1994 UEFA Cup final; the club has won twelve all five of which came as doubles. FC Red Bull Salzburg was founded on 13 September 1933 as SV Austria Salzburg, after the merger of the city's two clubs and Rapid. In 1950, the club was dissolved but re-founded the same year, it reached the Austrian top flight in 1953, finished 9th of 14 clubs in its first season there, avoiding relegation by five points.
Vienna-born Erich Probst was Salzburg's first-ever international, earning the last of his 19 Austrian caps on 27 March 1960. Adolf Macek, who made the first of his four international appearances on 9 October 1965, was the club's first local player to earn a cap for Austria. Salzburg were top-flight runners-up for the first time in the 1970–71 season, gaining 43 points to Wacker Innsbruck's 44; the club's first-ever European campaign was in the 1971–72 UEFA Cup, it was eliminated 5–4 on aggregate by Romanian club UTA despite a 3–1 home victory in the second leg. In 1974, Salzburg reached the Austrian Cup final for the first time, losing 2–1 away to Austria Wien in the first leg before a 1–1 home draw in the second. In 1978, the club's official name was changed to SV Casino Salzburg and in 1997, to SV Wüstenrot Salzburg, due to a sponsorship deal with an Austrian financial services corporation; the team remained referred to as SV Austria Salzburg. During the Casino era, Salzburg reached their first and so far only European final, the 1994 UEFA Cup final, where they lost both legs 1–0 to Inter Milan.
That same season, Salzburg won their first Bundesliga title, beating Austria Wien by 51 points to 49. The title was retained the following season; the 1995–96 season saw a drop to eighth place, one above a relegation play-off, but the club's third title in four seasons was won in 1997 as they beat holders Rapid Wien by three points. Salzburg's inaugural UEFA Champions League campaign in 1994–95 saw them reach the group stage by beating Israel's Maccabi Haifa 5–2 on aggregate, they were drawn into Group D with holders and eventual finalists Milan and eventual winners Ajax, as well as AEK Athens. Despite drawing both matches with Ajax, Salzburg picked up a solitary 3–1 win away in Athens and were eliminated in third place; the club moved to its current stadium in 2003. The Red Bull company rebranded it. After the takeover, Red Bull changed the club's name and staff, declaring "this is a new club with no history". Red Bull claimed on the club website that the club was founded in 2005, but was ordered to remove this claim by the Austrian Football Association.
The new authority removed all trace of violet from the club logo and the team now play in the colours of red and white, to the consternation of much of the club's traditional support. A small pair of wings form the motif of the new club crest, displayed on the team jersey, in accordance with Red Bull's commercial slogan at the time: "gives you wings"; this complete re-branding of the team proved similar to Red Bull's treatment of its two Formula One racing teams, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso. Red Bull, would not follow this precedent when it acquired the MetroStars club in Major League Soccer in the United States; the traditional supporters tried to resist the radical changes and formed their own movement in order to regain some of the tradition. Several fan-clubs throughout Europe voiced their support in what they saw as a fight against the growing commercialisation of football. However, after five months of protests and talks between the club owners and traditional fans, no compromise was reached.
On 15 September 2005, the "violet" supporters stated that the talks had irreversibly broken down and efforts to reach an agreement would be terminated. This gave rise to two separate fan groups: the "Red-Whites", who support "Red Bull Salzburg" and the "Violet-Whites", who want to preserve the 72-year-old tradition and refuse to support the rebranded club; the Violet-Whites formed a new club, Austria Salzburg after viewing Red Bull's offer to maintain the original colours only for the goalkeeper's socks at away games as an insult. The club's history going back to 1933 was restored on the club website. In May 2006, Red Bull announced on their website that they had hired veteran Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni, together with his former player, German FIFA World Cup winner Lothar Matthäus, as co-trainers; the pair denied having reached a deal, but signed on 23 May 2006. Red Bull won the 2006–07 Bundesliga by a comfortable margin with five games still left in the season after drawing 2–2 with previous season's champions Austria Wien on 28 April 2007.
Red Bull were beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk in the third qualifying round of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League, were knocked out of the 2007–08 UEFA Cup in the first round by AEK Athens. On 13 February 2008, Giova
The Floridsdorfer Athletics Sports Club is a football club from the 21st Viennese district of Floridsdorf. Floridsdorfer won the Austrian football championship in 1918 and are playing in the Austrian Football First League; the club colors are white. Austrian Championship: 1917–18 As of 3 October, 2018. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; as of 17 June 2016From 1930 onwards Marko Arnautović Robert Dienst Auguste Jordan Trifon Ivanov Ernst Ocwirk Peter Pacult Krzysztof Ratajczyk Official website
Salzburger AK 1914
Salzburger AK 1914 is a football club based in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It is the oldest football club from that city; the club was formed by pupils from a nearby school. In 1914 the club was formed and played their first match against FC Traunstein; the first match was lost by 1:4. Before the Second World War the SAK 1914 was the most successful football club in Salzburg. 1934, 1935 and 1937 they reached the final of the Austrian amateur championship but could not win. Eduard Kainberger, Karl Kainberger, Ernst Bacher and Adolf Laudon, the players of SAK, were part of the 1936 Olympic squad, where Austria reached the second place. At all they reached 3o Championships in Salzburg. After the war other clubs like SV Austria Salzburg or SK Bischofshofen were more successful but the SAK was the first team from Salzburg which reached the highest class. In the 1961/62 and 1980/81 season they played in the highest division. All together the SAK played nine seasons in the professional leagues, but 1988 they were relegated from the 2.
Division and playing since that time in amateur leagues. The 2007/08 season was the last in the SAK Sportanlage Nonntal, it was now called Sportzentrum Mitte. The SAK must play together with the UFC Salzburg at this pitch. Eduard Kainberger - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, he played all 4 was the teamcaptain. Karl Kainberger - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, he played 2 scored two goals. Adolf Laudon - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, he played all 4 scored two goals. Official Website
Austria the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2, a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion, it is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north and Slovakia to the east and Italy to the south, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is mountainous, lying within the Alps; the majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, Slovene. Austria played a central role in European History from the late 18th to the early 20th century, it emerged as a margraviate around 976 and developed into a duchy and archduchy. In the 16th century, Austria started serving as the heart of the Habsburg Monarchy and the junior branch of the House of Habsburg – one of the most influential royal houses in history.
As archduchy, it was a major component and administrative centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Following the Holy Roman Empire's dissolution, Austria founded its own empire in the 19th century, which became a great power and the leading force of the German Confederation. Subsequent to the Austro-Prussian War and the establishment of a union with Hungary, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was created. Austria was involved in both world wars. Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy with a President as head of state and a Chancellor as head of government. Major urban areas of Austria include Graz, Linz and Innsbruck. Austria is ranked as one of the richest countries in the world by per capita GDP terms; the country has developed a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index. The republic declared its perpetual neutrality in foreign political affairs in 1955. Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955 and joined the European Union in 1995.
It is a founding member of the OECD and Interpol. Austria signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995, adopted the euro currency in 1999; the German name for Austria, Österreich, derives from the Old High German Ostarrîchi, which meant "eastern realm" and which first appeared in the "Ostarrîchi document" of 996. This word is a translation of Medieval Latin Marchia orientalis into a local dialect. Another theory says that this name comes from the local name of the mountain whose original Slovenian name is "Ostravica" - because it is steep on both sides. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976; the word "Austria" was first recorded in the 12th century. At the time, the Danube basin of Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria; the Central European land, now Austria was settled in pre-Roman times by various Celtic tribes. The Celtic kingdom of Noricum was claimed by the Roman Empire and made a province. Present-day Petronell-Carnuntum in eastern Austria was an important army camp turned capital city in what became known as the Upper Pannonia province.
Carnuntum was home for 50,000 people for nearly 400 years. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the area was invaded by Bavarians and Avars. Charlemagne, King of the Franks, conquered the area in AD 788, encouraged colonization, introduced Christianity; as part of Eastern Francia, the core areas that now encompass Austria were bequeathed to the house of Babenberg. The area was known as the marchia Orientalis and was given to Leopold of Babenberg in 976; the first record showing the name Austria is from 996, where it is written as Ostarrîchi, referring to the territory of the Babenberg March. In 1156, the Privilegium Minus elevated Austria to the status of a duchy. In 1192, the Babenbergs acquired the Duchy of Styria. With the death of Frederick II in 1246, the line of the Babenbergs was extinguished; as a result, Ottokar II of Bohemia assumed control of the duchies of Austria and Carinthia. His reign came to an end with his defeat at Dürnkrut at the hands of Rudolph I of Germany in 1278. Thereafter, until World War I, Austria's history was that of its ruling dynasty, the Habsburgs.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, the Habsburgs began to accumulate other provinces in the vicinity of the Duchy of Austria. In 1438, Duke Albert V of Austria was chosen as the successor to his father-in-law, Emperor Sigismund. Although Albert himself only reigned for a year, henceforth every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire was a Habsburg, with only one exception; the Habsburgs began to accumulate territory far from the hereditary lands. In 1477, Archduke Maximilian, only son of Emperor Frederick III, married the heiress Maria of Burgundy, thus acquiring most of the Netherlands for the family. In 1496, his son Philip the Fair married Joanna the Mad, the heiress of Castile and Aragon, thus acquiring Spain and its Italian and New World appendages for the Habsburgs. In 1526, following the Battle of Mohács, Bohemia and the part of Hungary not occupied by the Ottomans came under Austrian rule. Ottoman expansion into Hungary led to frequent conflicts between the two empires evident in the Long War of 1593 to 1606.
The Turks made incursions into Styria nearly 20 times, of which some are c
SK Rapid Wien
Sportklub Rapid Wien known as Rapid Vienna, is an Austrian football club playing in the country's capital city of Vienna. Rapid is the most successful Austrian football club, having won 32 Austrian championship titles, including the first title in the season 1911–12, as well as a German championship in 1941 during Nazi rule. Rapid twice reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985 and 1996, losing on both occasions; the club is known as Die Grün-Weißen for its team colours or as Hütteldorfer, in reference to the location of the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, in Hütteldorf, part of the city's 14th district, Penzing. The club was founded in 1897 as Erster Wiener Arbeiter-Fußball-Club; the team's original colours were red and blue, which are still used in away matches. On 8 January 1899, the club was renamed, taking on its present name of Sportklub Rapid Wien, following the example of Rapide Berlin. In 1904, the team colours were changed to white; the club won Austria's first national championship in 1911–12 by a single point, retained the title the following season.
Rapid became a dominant force during the years between the world wars, an era in which Austria was one of the leading football nations on the continent. It won its first hat-trick of titles from 1919 to 1921. After the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, Rapid joined the German football system, playing in the regional first division Gauliga Ostmark along with clubs such as Wacker Wien and Admira Vienna. Rapid would be the most successful of these clubs, they won the Tschammerpokal, predecessor of today's DFB-Pokal, in 1938 with a 3–1 victory over FSV Frankfurt, followed that with a German Championship in 1941 by defeating Schalke 04, the most dominant German club of the era. The team was able to overcome a 3–0 Schalke lead to win the match 4–3; as the winners of the 1954–55 season, Rapid were Austria's entrant for the inaugural European Cup in the following season. They were drawn in the first round against PSV and opened with a 6–1 home victory, with Alfred Körner scoring a hat-trick. Despite losing the away leg 1–0, the club still advanced to a quarter-final, where they started with a 1–1 home draw against Milan before being defeated 7–2 in the away match at the San Siro to lose 8–3 on aggregate.
Rapid's best performance in the European Cup came in the 1960–61 season when they reached the semi-final before being eliminated by eventual winners Benfica, 4–1 on aggregate. In the quarter-final the club required a replay to eliminate East German club Aue from the tournament after a 3–3 aggregate draw; the modern away goals rule would have seen Aue advance without needing the replay, held at the St Jakob Park in neutral Basel. The club was involved in a controversial episode in 1984 when they eliminated Celtic from the last 16 of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Celtic were leading 4–3 on aggregate with 14 minutes left in the match when Rapid conceded a penalty; as the Rapid players protested to the match officials, their defender Rudolf Weinhofer fell to the ground and claimed to have been hit by a bottle thrown from the stands. However, television images showed that a bottle was thrown onto the pitch and did not hit Weinhofer; the match finished 4–3, but Rapid appealed to UEFA for a replay, both teams were fined.
The replay appeal was turned down but Rapid appealed for a second time. On this occasion, Rapid's fine was doubled but UEFA stipulated the match be replayed 100 miles away from Celtic's ground; the game was held on 12 December 1984 at Old Trafford and Rapid won 1–0 through a Peter Pacult strike. Rapid reached its first European final in 1985, losing 3–1 in the Cup Winners' Cup Final to Everton in Rotterdam. Eleven years in the same tournament's final in Brussels, Rapid lost 1–0 to Paris Saint-Germain. Rapid last reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2005–06 after beating F91 Dudelange of Luxembourg 9–3 on aggregate and defeating Lokomotiv Moscow 2–1 on aggregate in a play-off after a 1–0 victory in Russia, they finished last in their group after losing all of their matches against Bayern Munich and Club Brugge. Since the club's beginnings, Rapid fans have announced the last 15 minutes of the match by way of the traditional "Rapidviertelstunde" – rhythmic clapping at home or away no matter what the score.
The first mention of the practise goes back to 1913, on 21 April 1918 a newspaper wrote about the fans clapping at the beginning of the "Rapidviertelstunde". Over the decades, there were many instances where the team managed to turn around a losing position by not giving up and, with their fans' support, fighting their way to a win just before the final whistle; the biggest fan club is Ultras Rapid, founded in 1988. Other important fan clubs are the ultras group Tornados Rapid and Spirits Rapid and the hooligan firm Alte Garde Dritte Halbzeit; the active supporters are situated in the Block West stand, which has a capacity of 8,500 spectators. The old Block West in the now demolished Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion had about 2,700 seats. Rapid played at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium -, opened on 10 May 1977 with a Wiener derby match against Austria Wien - until the 2013–14 season; the stadium bore the name of its architect Gerhard Hanappi, who played for Rapid from 1950 to 1965. Prior to 1980, when it was renamed in his honour, it was known as the Weststadion, due to its geographical location in the city.
In June 2014, it was announced that a new stadium, the Allianz Stadion, will be built in place of the old Gerhard Hanappi Stadium. During its construction, Rapid played its home games in the Ernst Happel Sta