Austria Football – Team Profile: FK Austria Wien

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Overview of FK Austria Wien

FK Austria Wien is a professional football team based in Vienna, Austria. The team was founded in 1911 and plays in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, the top tier of Austrian football. Austria Wien is one of the most successful football clubs in Austria, having won 24 Austrian championships, 27 Austrian Cups, and 6 Austrian Supercups.

History of FK Austria Wien

FK Austria Wien was founded on 15 March 1911 as Wiener Amateur-SV. The team played in the Austrian lower leagues until 1924, when they were promoted to the top tier of Austrian football, the First League. In 1926, the team changed its name to Austria Wien and won their first Austrian championship in the same year. Austria Wien went on to win their first Austrian Cup in 1927, and their second Austrian championship in 1929.

During the 1930s, Austria Wien won four more Austrian championships and four more Austrian Cups, establishing themselves as one of the top clubs in Austria. During World War II, the team was disbanded and re-founded as FK Austria Wien in 1945. In the post-war years, Austria Wien continued their success, winning another five Austrian championships and seven Austrian Cups.

The 1970s and 1980s were a period of relative success for Austria Wien, as they won three Austrian championships, three Austrian Cups, and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1979. The 1990s were a more difficult period for the team, as they struggled to win trophies and were relegated from the top tier twice. However, they bounced back and won their 21st Austrian championship in 2003.

In recent years, Austria Wien has continued to be a competitive team in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, regularly finishing in the top half of the table and qualifying for European competitions.

Notable Players of FK Austria Wien

Austria Wien has had many notable players throughout its history, including Toni Polster, the team’s all-time leading goalscorer and former Austrian international, and Herbert Prohaska, another former Austrian international and one of the greatest Austrian footballers of all time. Other notable players include Ernst Happel, the legendary Austrian coach who won two European Cup titles with Feyenoord and Hamburger SV; and Andreas Ivanschitz, the former Austrian international who played for Austria Wien from 2000-2004 and later returned to the team in 2015.

Coaches of FK Austria Wien

Austria Wien has had many successful coaches throughout its history, including Karl Rappan, the legendary Austrian coach who developed the “Sistema” tactical system in the 1930s; Ernst Happel, who won two Austrian championships and one Austrian Cup with the team in the 1950s and went on to have a successful coaching career in the Netherlands and Germany; and Josef Hickersberger, who won two Austrian championships and one Austrian Cup with the team in the 1990s.

Most Successful Season of FK Austria Wien

Austria Wien’s most successful season was in 1977-78, when they won the Austrian championship, the Austrian Cup, and reached the final of the UEFA Cup, where they lost to Italian team Juventus. The team was coached by Helmut Senekowitsch and included players such as Herbert Prohaska and Hans Krankl.

Owner of FK Austria Wien

FK Austria Wien is owned by the Austrian football club investor and businessman, Frank Hensel. Hensel purchased the club in 2018 and has since invested in new players and infrastructure to help the team become more competitive in both domestic and European competitions.

Stadium of FK Austria Wien

Austria Wien plays its home matches at the Generali Arena, which has a capacity of 17,500 spectators. The stadium was built in 1979 and has undergone several renovations over the years to modernize its facilities and amenities.

Team Profile

Team Name: FK Austria Wien
Championships Won: 24 Austrian Championships, 27 Austrian Cups, 6 Austrian Supercups
Owner: Frank Hensel
City: Vienna
Country: Austria
Mascot: The Violets
Stadium: Generali Arena
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