FK Austria Wien
FK Austria Wien is an Austrian football club based in the country’s capital Vienna. They currently feature in the Austrian Bundesliga and are often known as Austria Vienna.
FK Austria Wien were established on March 12,1911 as the Wiener Amateur Sportvereinigung by players and officials of the Vienna Cricket and Football Club. They won their first championship in history in 1924 and altered their name to Winer Austria Sporvereinigung in 1926 when they had become professional.
Austria Wien won the Mitropa Cup, a predecessor of the UEFA Champions League, in 1933 and 1936, and enjoyed success after World War II too, winning the Austrian championship in 1949,1950,1953.1961,1962,1963 and 1969. They actually won 16 titles in 33 seasons between 1960 and 1993.
Austria Wein enjoyed a decent run of success in the 1990s too, winning the league in 1991,1992 and 1993 and also won the Austrian Cup in 1990,1992 and 1994. Since then they started to decline and failed to gain success for the rest of the 1990s.
Austria Wein were taken over by billionaire Franck Stronach of the Magna concern in 1999 and the club was rechristened into FK Austria Memphis Magna. Wein won the Austrian Bundesliga again in the 2002-2003 season. In 2004 the name ‘Memphis’ was dropped from the club’s name and in the 2004-2005 season reached the quarter-final of the UEFA Cup but in November 2005 Stonach resigned from his post. Yet Wein still won the league in the 2005-2006 season.
Austria Wein won the Austrian National Cup in 2006-2007 and finished sixth in the table. They finished third in the league in the 2007-2008 season. In 2008 the club gained whle new structure and they reverted to their original name FK Austria Wein.
FK Austria Wein play their home matches at the Horr Stadium that can accommodate 11,800 spectators. They bear the nickname “The Violets”.
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