Austrian Football Association

governing body of association football in Austria

The Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) (German: Österreichischer Fußball-Bund) is the highest body of football in Austria. It organizes the football league Austrian Bundesliga, the Austrian Cup and the Austrian national team, and the same items in women's football. It is based in Vienna.

Präsident Gerhard Milletich

In 2010 501,685 male and female players are organized into 2,256 teams. This number makes the ÖFB the largest sport organisation in Austria.



In 1894. the first football club was founded, and 10 years later the Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (Austrian Football Association). Until 1904, the Österreichische Fußball-Union was the leading body in Austrian football, but it dissolved after the foundation of the ÖFB. In 1905 it became a member of FIFA. In 1908 the ÖFB was host for the fifth FIFA-congress. Since 1954 the ÖFB has also been a member of the UEFA.

The time before the Second World War was the most successful for the ÖFB. Between 1930 and 1933 the so-called Wunderteam (miracle team) won 14 matches. In 1934 they reached fourth place in the FIFA World Cup. The Austrian team won the silver medal in the Olympic football tournament in Berlin. Also, after the Second World War, Austria played in different FIFA-World Cups: 1954, 1958, 1978, 1982, 1990, and 1998. The most successful World Cup was 1954 with third place. The last international tournament was the UEFA Euro 2008 which was hosted by Austria and Switzerland.

Regional organizations

  • Burgenländischer Fußball-Verband (BFV)
  • Niederösterreichischer Fußball-Verband (NOEFV)
  • Oberösterreichischer Fußball-Verband (OOEFV)
  • Salzburger Fußball-Verband (SFV)
  • Steirischer Fußballverband (StFV)
  • Tiroler Fußball-Verband (TFV)
  • Vorarlberger Fußball-Verband (VFV)
  • Wiener Fußball-Verband (WFV)
  • Kärntner Fußball-Verband (KFV)

List of coaches of the Austrian team