Georg Kessler is a former German football manager. AnderlechtBelgian League: 1971–72 Belgian Cup: 1971–72Hertha BerlinGerman Cup Runner-up: 1976–77Wacker InnsbruckAustrian Cup: 1977–78AZ AlkmaarDutch League: 1980–81 Dutch Cup: 1980–81, 1981–82 UEFA Cup Runner-up: 1980–81Club BruggeBelgian Cup Runner-up: 1982–83KölnUEFA Cup Runner-up: 1985–86 Georg Keßler at fussballdaten.de Georg Keßler at Clubbrugge.be Georg Keßler at WorldFootball.net
SV Austria Salzburg
SV Austria Salzburg is an Austrian association football club, based in the city of Salzburg. The club was formed in 2005 by some supporters of the original SV Salzburg after it was renamed FC Red Bull Salzburg by its new owners, who changed the club's colours from its traditional violet and white to red and white; the club commenced participation in the seventh tier of Austria's national league system in 2006 rose through four successive championships to the third tier, Regionalliga West, in 2010. In 2015, the club gained promotion to the Erste Liga, one tier below the Austrian Bundesliga, only to be relegated a year later; the original club was formed in 1933. It was subject to a takeover by the Red Bull company in 2005, they renamed the club FC Red Bull Salzburg, changed the team colours and claimed that it was a new team. As a concession to pleas to keep the old colours, Red Bull offered to allow the goalkeeper's socks to be purple for away matches; this was viewed as an insult by fans caused a group of supporters, known as the "Violet-Whites", to want to preserve the 72-year-old traditions of their club which they felt had been ignored by Red Bull.
On 7 October 2005, the Violet-Whites registered the old club's original name "SV Austria Salzburg" and the old club emblem. For the second half of the 2005–06 season SV Austria fielded a unified team with the football section of the PSV Schwarz-Weiß Salzburg, which played in the 1. Salzburg Landesliga, the fourth tier of Austrian football, but at the end of the season the PSV members voted against continuing the link. Thus, the Violet-Whites formed a new team, which entered 2. Klasse Nord, the seventh tier of Austrian football, for the 2006–07 season; the first match of the relaunched SV Austria Salzburg was played on 29 July 2006 against Lieferinger SV, another Salzburg football club. SV Austria Salzburg won 6–0, went on to win the championship and promotion to 1. Klasse Nord; this was promotions for SV Austria Salzburg. They won the 1. Klasse Nord in 2007–08, the 2. Salzburg Landesliga in 2008–09 and the 1. Landesliga in 2009–10; the latter secured the club's promotion to Austria's third tier of football, the Regionalliga West for the 2010–11 season.
The club finished fifth in the 2010–2011 season, eighth in the 2011–2012 season. In the 2014–15 season, the club was promoted to the First League, the second tier of Austrian football, by winning the Regionalliga West, after a change in the rules that see an automatic promotion place for one of the Regionalligas being rotated each season; the promotion to the First League forced the club into debt of €900,000 by November 2015, caused by an increased budget for the players as well as a security requirement to holding certain home games without spectators. The club indicated it was willing to sell up to 51 percent of its ownership of the team to an investor, as long as the its name and crest would not be altered, but the Austrian Bundesliga announced that the sale of a majority of the team would be violating the league's rules. Due to breach of league licence, in November 2015 they had 6 points deducted; this was due to their failure to adhere to the league's stadium requirements. 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. Regionalliga West: Champions 2014, 2015 Landescup: Winners 2012, 2013, 2014 1. Landesliga: Champions 2010 2. Landesliga: Champions 2009 1. Klasse Nord: Champions 2008 2. Klasse Nord A: Champions 2007 List of fan-owned sports teams Phoenix club SV Austria Salzburg: Official website SV Austria Salzburg: Official website Initiative Violett Weiß Initiative Violett Weiß
SK Sturm Graz
Sportklub Sturm Graz is an Austrian association football club, based in Graz, playing in the Austrian Football Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1909, its colours are white. In its history, Sturm Graz has won the Austrian football championship three times, in 1998, 1999 and 2011, participated several times in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, their biggest rivals are Graz neighbours Grazer AK. SK Sturm Graz was founded in 1909 as a workers team, as opposed to its neighbours Grazer AK, founded in 1902. Between 1921 and 1949, the team enjoyed considerable success in winning the regional Styrian championship 11 times; the Anschluss in 1938 made Austria part of the German Third Reich and Austrian clubs became part of German football competition. Sturm played in the opening round of the 1940 Tschammerpokal, predecessor to the modern-day DFB-Pokal, they qualified to play in the Gauliga Ostmark, one of Germany's top-flight regional leagues, in 1941. The team withdrew part way through the 1941–42 season and was relegated after an 11th-place result in the following campaign.
In 1949, Sturm entered the Austrian national league as the first non-Vienna-based team. The first great success came under manager Otto Barić, when the club finished runners-up in the league in the 1980–81 season. In 1983–84, the club battled through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, beaten only by Nottingham Forest through a penalty in extra-time. In December 1992, Hannes Kartnig was installed as president, naming his close friend Heinz Schilcher as new manager. At the time, Sturm was languishing under enormous debts. Sturm qualified for the newly formed Zehnerliga, Kartnig and Schilcher decided the best course of action would be to abstain from big-name signings, opting instead for a new start using young players from the club's youth setup. In 1993, Milan Đuričić became manager. In 1994, the Bosnian Ivica Osim took control of the up-to-now unsuccessful Sturm. Osim succeeded in producing an effective and powerful team using the young and inexperienced players at his disposal, strengthened with a few experienced leading players.
The team's first success was as runners-up in the league in 1995. One year they won their first title, beating Admira Wacker in the cup final, but wobbling in the league to finish runners-up yet again. In 1998, Sturm won its first Austrian Bundesliga title, pulling away from the field early on and winning the title with seven games in hand. Sturm set two records during this season. At the end of the season, they amassed 81 points, an Austrian record total, winning the title with 19 points ahead of Rapid Wien; this season saw the development of the "magic triangle" of Mario Haas, Hannes Reinmayr and Ivica Vastić. The year 1999 saw Sturm Graz retain the title, securing the treble as they did so, in addition to appearing in the qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Here, however, a scoreless draw with Spartak Moscow proved to be the team's only success; the 1999–2000 season saw Sturm in the Champions League for a second time, finishing third in its group. FC Tirol wrested the domestic title from Sturm's grasp, but the runners-up spot achieved was sufficient for a third trip into the following season's Champions League.
Sensationally, Sturm Graz won its Champions League Group D, reaching the second round for the first time. The league campaign was less successful -- the worst under Osim. After the Champions League exploits, several key players out of the 12 who left were not suitably replaced. Worse still, this hasty squad redevelopment devoured all the profit made from the European campaign. Only a small fraction of the money was invested in youth development to establish an academy. Despite this, the newly assembled team again finished in second place in the league, but failed at the qualification hurdle for the Champions League. This, together with increasing criticism from the club president, precipitated the departure of Osim after eight years at the helm. Franco Foda and Gilbert Gress both enjoyed short and fruitless stints as coach, before former sweeper Michael Petrović took control in autumn 2003, he presided over a gradual introduction of young talent, securing the team's place in the top flight in both 2004 and 2005, finishing in seventh position.
Since 2005, Sturm has been facing financial problems and, on 1 September 2006, a petition of bankruptcy was filed by the tax authorities. Because of the financial situation, Sturm was forced to use young players who were soon sold to reconsole the club. In 2006, coach Michael Petrović left the club and was replaced by Franco Foda. After a fourth-place finish in 2009, the Blackies qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europe League in 2009–10, their opponents were Galatasaray and Dinamo București. In 2010, the Blackies won the ÖFB-Cup in Klagenfurt in front of 25,000 of its own fans against Wiener Neustadt; that was the highest number of fans travelling to a match in a different state. In 2010–11, Sturm won the Austrian championship. A highlight of the season was a qualifying match against Juventus in the UEFA Europa League. In 2011–12, Sturm played in the UEFA Champions League qualification rounds and managed to defeat Hungarian club Videoton and Zestafoni of Georgia. In the play-off, Sturm Graz lost against BATE Borisov, thus ensuring qualification to the group stages of the Europe League, where they were grouped with Anderlecht, Lokomotiv Moscow and AEK Athens.
At the end of the season, Sturm finished fifth in the Bundesliga and head coach Fra
Association Sportive de Cannes Football is a French association football club based in Cannes. The club was formed 1902 as a sports club and plays in the Championnat National 3, the fifth division of French football. Cannes plays; the team is captained by defender Vincent Di Bartoloméo. Despite playing football on the French Riviera, a popular and relaxing tourist destination, Cannes have had a lackluster existence; the club was one of the founding members of the first division of French football and finished runners-up in the league's inaugural season. The club's highest honour to date was winning the Coupe de France in 1932. Cannes last played in Ligue 1 in the 1997–98 season and are serving the longest stint of any club in the National division, having been in the league since the 2001–02 season; the club has most notably served as a springboard for several prominent French football players such as Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira, Johan Micoud, Gaël Clichy, Sébastien Frey and Jonathan Zebina.
Cannes is known as Les Dragons Rouges and incorporates the nickname into a multitude of club's fixtures, most notably its crest. On 21 May 2010, the club unveiled its new logo to its supporters; the new logo is similar to the club's previous logo, but is more dynamic with the club's city name and foundation being displayed on the badge. The dragon, a focal point of the club, is given a more up-to-date design. Association Sportive de Cannes was founded on 4 August 1902 by English sportsman Herbert Lowe and a group of friends. Lowe was installed as the club's president. During the infancy of the club, in addition to association football, Cannes practised the sports of competitive swimming and athletics; the club wore a black and blue combination kit before switching to its current red and white stripe following the club's merger with Club Sportif de Cannes in 1905. Under the leadership of Louis Grosso, a local furniture dealer, the football section developed its structures. In 1920, Cannes were playing in the Ligue du Sud-Est, a regional league under the watch of the French Football Federation.
While playing in the league, Cannes developed rivalries with Marseille. Nice and Cannes contest the derby match, known as the Derby de la Côte d'Azur. In 1921, the club inaugurated the Stade Municipal de Cannes and celebrated the opening by defeating Spanish club Espanyol 4–0. During the 1920s, Cannes reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France on two occasions. Led by French internationals such as Maurice Cottenet, Charles Bardot, Raoul Dutheil, Cannes were regular participants in the latter rounds of the prestigious cup competition. In 1932, the club won the competition after defeating RC Roubaix 1–0 at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes, courtesy of a goal from captain Louis Clerc. In July 1930, the National Council of the FFF voted 128–20 in support of professionalism in French football. Cannes, along with most clubs from the south, were among the first clubs to adopt the new statute and, became professional and were founding members of the new league. In the league's inaugural season, Cannes finished runner-up to champions Olympique Lillois after losing 4–3 in the ultimate match on 14 May 1933.
Cannes had finished second in its group behind Antibes, but were declared champions of the group after Antibes was disqualified from the league for suspected bribery. Cannes remained in Division 1 for a decade before falling to Division 2 in the 1948–49 season after finishing last in the league table. Cannes returned to the top division for the 1965–66 season and spent an unforgettable campaign in the league finishing second from bottom, thus returning to Division 2, it took another 20 years. During this time, Cannes had a young playmaker by the name of Zinedine Zidane in its ranks. In the club return to the first division, Cannes finished in 11th place. In the ensuing two seasons, Cannes remained mid-table finishing 12th and respectively. However, in the 1990–91 season, the club surprised everyone by finishing in fourth place, which gave the club qualification for the UEFA Cup. Along with Zidane, the striking duo of loanee Amara Simba and the emerging George Weah formed an excellent partnership, which tormented defences.
Weah left the club for rivals AS Monaco and Simba returned to Paris Saint-Germain. In the following season, with the departure of Simba and Weah and Cannes having to combine its focus on both the league and Europe, the club finished in a disastrous 19th-place position; the club suffered elimination in Round of 32 in the UEFA Cup. The resulting relegation led to the departure of Zidane and numerous others who were being courted by Division 1 clubs. Though the departure of Zidane and others did hurt the club, Cannes still had a solid core of players, which included veterans André Amitrano, William Ayache, Franck Durix, Adick Koot and youngsters Johan Micoud, Patrick Vieira, David Jemmali and Laurent Macquet; the group lived up to club expectations by finishing second in its group in the second division. Due to having more points than the second-place finisher in the other group, Cannes were back in Division 1. In the club's return, Cannes finished in a respectable ninth-place position for the 1994–95 season.
The next season, Cannes finished 14th. In the off-season heading into the 1996–97, Vieira departed the club for Italy, Durix ventured to Japan, Ayache retired. Cannes struggled to replace the departed players and
Harald Cerny is a former Austrian football right midfielder. He played for TSV 1860 Munich. After coming through the youth ranks at Admira Wacker, Cerny began his professional career at German giants FC Bayern Munich in 1992–93, making his top division debut on 27 October 1992, in a 1–1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. Just after the start of the 1993–94 season, Cerny returned to Admira, where a good league season prompted a move to FC Tirol. During 1995 -- 96, he returned with neighbours TSV 1860 Munich. In his eleven-year spell, Cerny appeared in 213 first division contests scoring 15 goals, while helping it consolidate in the top flight and appear in the UEFA Cup, he retired after the 2006–07 season, having played with the Bavarians in the second division his final three campaigns. Cerny made his debut for Austria in a March 1993 friendly match against Greece, he earned 47 caps. His last international was an April 2004 friendly match against Luxembourg, he played two matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, adding nine World Cup qualifiers.
After retiring, he got the job as head coach of the U-15 of TSV 1860 Munich and was named as replacement for Mehmet Scholl as head coach of the U-14 of FC Bayern Munich. Cerny has two children. Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first. Harald Cerny at fussballdaten.de Harald Cerny at National-Football-Teams.com
Markus Schopp is a retired Austrian football midfielder and current coach. He last played for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, he was on a loan from its sister football club Red Bull Salzburg. Schopp played for Red Bull Salzburg, as well as Hamburger SV and Brescia Calcio, he retired from football in December 2007 due to chronic back problems. He made his debut for Austria in an August 1995 European Championship qualifying match against Latvia and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he earned 56 caps, scoring 6 goals. His final international was an October 2005 World Cup qualifying match against Northern Ireland. On April 2013, he was named temporary as the new coach of SK Sturm Graz until the end of the season, following Peter Hyballa's sacking. Austrian Football Bundesliga: 1999 Markus Schopp at National-Football-Teams.com Serie A stats at ESPN FC MLS stats 07/08 at ESPN FC
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt is a German association football club based in Erfurt, Thuringia. The club has roots that go back to a cricket club founded in 1895; as they broadened their interests they came to be called Sport Club Erfurt. The club was a founding member of the German Football Association in 1900 and in 1904 they joined the Verband Mitteldeutscher Ballspielvereine; the side won the league championship in 1908–09 and advanced as far as the semi final of the national round where they lost to the eventual champion. While Erfurt did manage to play for a number of seasons in the premier level Gauliga Mitte, formed after 1933, they failed to earn any honours. In the aftermath of World War II the Allies banned all organizations, including sport and football clubs. In 1946, the Soviet occupation authorities permitted the organization of five district sports clubs in Erfurt. SG Erfurt West encompassed the area of the city once served by SC Erfurt 1895 and VfB Erfurt and drew footballers who had played for these clubs.
Success came with an appearance in the 1948 Thüringer final, followed by a title in 1949. A quick series of name changes went hand-in-hand with a series of failed cup and final appearances: as Fortuna Erfurt in 1949, KWU Erfurt in 1950, BSG Turbine Erfurt in 1951. In 1954 and 1955, Turbine captured consecutive East German national titles, but slipped back into the pack and out of tier I for the first time in 1959; the team was up and down between the first and second divisions through the 60s, being relegated three times, but always winning immediate promotion. Like other East German clubs at the time they suffered as the best players were plucked to play for favoured clubs with politically powerful sponsors. East German football underwent major changes in 1965 with the creation of "pure" football clubs in the place of broadly generalised sports clubs; the number one football sides of SC Turbine Erfurt and BSG Optima Erfurt were merged in 1966 and revived the name FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, while the more junior sides stayed with their original clubs.
The name was unusual for its time in that the club did not have a name that honoured some socialist virtue. In 1980, Rot-Weiß Erfurt appeared in the East German Cup final. German re-unification and the merger of the leagues of East and West Germany in the early 1990s brought exciting times to Rot-Weiß. A third-place finish in the NOFV-Oberliga in 1990–91 earned them a spot in the 2. Bundesliga for the next season, as well as a turn in the UEFA Cup 1991–92, they eliminated FC Groningen in the first round, went out against eventual winner AFC Ajax Amsterdam in the second round. This fixture made them the last side to appear internationally for East Germany. Through the 1990s and into the new millennium, Rot-Weiß remained a tier three side, they had a close call in 2001 when they avoided relegation only because SSV Ulm 1846 was denied a license due to financial difficulties. During this period of time, the club went through to the regional cup final seven times, they came away as Thuringian cup winner each time.
They were never able to make it past this point and were always subsequently eliminated in the first round. In 2004, the club was promoted to 2. Bundesliga, but finished last and was relegated back to Regionalliga Nord. In 2008, Erfurt finished in seventh place in Regionalliga Nord and therefore qualified for the new nationwide 3. Liga, it has played at this level since, which makes the club the only side to play 3. Liga continuously since the foundation of this league in 2008. Fifth places in 2011 and 2012 are the best results as yet; the club's honours: DDR-Oberliga: Winners: 1953–54, 1954–55 Runners-up: 1950–51 Soviet Zone championship: Runners-up: 1948–49 Verband Mitteldeutscher Ballspiel-Vereine: Champions: 1908–09 Thuringian Gau championship: Winners: 1902–03, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1907–08, 1908–09, 1909–10, 1911–12, 1916–17, 1918–19, 1919–20 Northern Thuringia Gau championship: Winners: 1910–11, 1911–12, 1913–14, 1916–17, 1917–18, 1923–24, 1926–27, 1931–32, 1932–33 Thüringian championship: Winners: 1948–49 FDGB-Pokal: Runners-up: 1949–50, 1979–80 Thuringia Cup: Winners: 1993–94, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05‡, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17 Runners-up: 1995–96, 1996–97, 2003–04‡, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16 ‡ Won by reserve team.
As of 21 April 2018Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. 1964–1966: Helmut Nordhaus 1966–1970: Martin Schwendler 1970–1971: Gerhard Bäßler 1971–1973: Siegfried Vollrath 1973–1978: Gerhard Bäßler 1978–1982: Manfred Pfeifer 1982–1984: Siegmar Menz 1984–1987: Hans Meyer 1987–1988: Manfred Pfeifer 1988–1989: Wilfried Gröbner 1990–1991: Lothar Kurbjuweit 1991–1991: Rüdiger Schnuphase 1991–1992: Josip Kuže 1992–1995: Klaus Goldbach 1995–1995: Horst Kiesewetter 1995–1997: Frank Engel 1997–1997: Hans-Günter Schröder 1997–1997: Rudi Gores 1997–2000: Jürgen Raab 2000–2000: Frank Engel 2000–2001: Hans-Ulrich Thomale 2001–2002: Jens Große 2002–2003: Michael Feichtenbeiner 2003–2003: Alois Schwartz 2003–2005: René Müller 2005–2005: Ján Kocian 2005–2008: Pavel Dotchev 2008–2008: Heiko Nowak 2008–2009: Karsten Baumann 2009: Henri Fuchs 2009–2010: Rainer Hörgl 2010: Henri Fuchs 2010–2012: Stefan Emmerling 2012–2013: Alois Schwartz 2013–2015: Walter Kogler 2015: Christian Preußer 2016–2017: Stefan Krämer 2017: David Bergner 2017–2018: Stefan Emmerling 2018–: Thomas Brdarić The recent season-by-season performance of the club: With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3.
Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leag