F.C. Red Bull Salzburg

association football club in Austria

F.C. Red Bull Salzburg is a football club from Salzburg that plays in the Austrian Bundesliga. The club was known as SV Austria Salzburg until 2005, when the club was bought by the Red Bull Company. They renamed the club and changed the colours from the traditional violet to red and white. Also, the company's logo was added. The club runs two academies in Ghana and in Brazil. Their home stadium is the Red Bull Arena which was opened in 2003 and was renovated for the 2008 Euro.

Red Bull Salzburg
Full nameFC Red Bull Salzburg
Nickname(s)Die Bullen (The bulls)
FoundedSeptember 13, 1933 as SV Austria Salzburg,
2005 as FC Red Bull Salzburg
GroundRed Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
Ground Capacity31,895 (league matches),
29,800 (international matches)
ChairmanRudi Theierl
ManagerMarco Rose
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2016/171st
Red Bull Arena, home stadium of F.C. Red Bull Salzburg

HistoryEdit

SV Austria SalzburgEdit

The football club was started on September 13, 1933 by the unification of the two clubs FC Rapid Salzburg and FC Hertha Salzburg. During the time of the Nazi occupation of Germany the club was able to compete with SAK 1914. As Salzburg was champion they played for the promotion to the highest league, but failed. After the end of the war they started again as SV Austria Salzburg.

In 1952-53 they reached the A-Liga for the first time, the highest division of Austrian football then, beating Kapfenberger SV in the play-offs. They played there for 3 seasons but were relegated in 1959. To stay in the league they signed Erich Probst, who was the second best scorer in the FIFA World Cup 1954. In 20 matches he scored 14 goals, which helped Salzburg stay in the league. He was also the first player of SV Austria who played for the Austrian national football team. The next years were characterized by ups and downs. The first success was being second in the league in the 1971-72 season. This year was also their first year of playing in the UEFA Cup. The same year they made the Lehener Stadion their homeground. Two years later, in 1974, they reached the Austrian Cup final for the first time. However, the lost to FK Austria Wien 3-2 on global.

The best years of the club were between 1990 and 1997. In these years, the club reached the championship three times, played in the UEFA Champions League and played in the 1994 UEFA Cup final versus Inter Milan. They won their first Austrian Bundesliga title the same year, and the next year too. Their first Champions League in 1994 saw them reach the group stage, however, they were eliminated after finishing in third place out of four. In 2005 the Red Bull Company bought the club because the owners were having problems with money. Some traditional fans left the club and started a new club under the old name SV Austria Salzburg. Ever since 2005, the club has been named FC Red Bull alzburg.

FC Red Bull SalzburgEdit

In 2005 the Red Bull Company bought the club because the owners were having problems with money. Some traditional fans left the club and started a new club under the old name SV Austria Salzburg. Ever since 2005, the club has been named FC Red Bull Salzburg. One of the aims of the new owners was to form a team which can play in the UEFA Champions League regularly. This was not reached but the new club was nevertheless successful. In the national league they reached four titles and were four times second. In the 2009-10 Europa League the club won the group stage with 6 victories over FC Villarreal CF, SS Lazio and Levski Sofia. In the Round of 32 they lost versus Standard Lüttich. Also the next two Euro League group stages were reached. In the 2011-12 Europa League they got second in the group stage behind Athletic Bilbao.

In the 2012-13 Champions League they failed to beat F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg. So the team was changed and new players were bought. In the league they finished 2nd. In 2013/14 the team was very successful and came in first place in the league. In the 2017–18 Europa League, Salzburg reached the semi-finals where they lost to Olympique de Marseille 2-3 on aggregate. They had also beaten Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Sociedad.

European Competition HistoryEdit

As of 4 June 2020

  • Q = Qualification
  • PO = Play Off
  • QF = Quarter Final
  • SF = Semi Final
  • till 2005 the name of the club was SV Austria Salzburg
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1971–72 UEFA Cup 1   UT Arad 3–1 1–4 4–5
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1   Adanaspor 5–0 0–2 5–2
2   Crvena Zvezda 2–1 0–1 2–2
1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup 1   Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–3 0–5 0–8
1992–93 UEFA Cup 1   Ajax 0–3 1–3 1–6
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1   DAC Dunajska Streda 2–0 2–0 4–0
2   Royal Antwerp 1–0 1–0 2–0
3   Sporting CP 3–0 (a.e.t.) 0–2 3–2
QF   Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 0–1 1–1 (5–4 p.)
SF   Karlsruher SC 0–0 1–1 1–1
Final   Internazionale 0–1 0–1 0–2
1994–95 UEFA Champions League
as Casino Salzburg
Q1   Maccabi Haifa 3–1 2–1 5–2
Group D   AEK Athens 0–0 3–1 3rd Place
  Milan 0–1 0–3
  Ajax 0–0 1–1
1995–96 UEFA Champions League Q1   Steaua București 0–0 0–1 0–1
1997–98 UEFA Champions League Q1   Sparta Prague 0–0 0–3 0–3
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1   Anderlecht 4–3 2–4 6–7
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2   St. Gallen 3–1 0–1 3–2
3   Twente 3–1 2–2 5–3
4   Fortuna Sittard 3–1 1–2 4–3
5   Valencia 0–2 1–2 1–4
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2   Nistru Otaci 1–1 6–2 7–3
3   Standard Liège 1–1 1–3 2–4
2003–04 UEFA Cup 1   Udinese 0–1 2–1 2–2
2   Parma 0–4 0–5 0–9
2006–07 UEFA Champions League Q2   Zürich 2–0 1–2 3–2
Q3   Valencia 1–0 0–3 1–3
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1   Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–4
2007–08 UEFA Champions League Q2   Ventspils 4–0 3–0 7–0
Q3   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 1–3 2–3
UEFA Cup 1   AEK Athens 1–0 0–3 1–3
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q1   Banants 7–0 3–0 10–0
Q2   Sūduva Marijampolė 0–1 4–1 4–2
1   Sevilla 0–2 0–2 0–4
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Q2   Bohemians 1–1 1–0 2–1
Q3   Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1 3–2
PO   Maccabi Haifa 1–2 0–3 1–5
UEFA Europa League Group G   Lazio 2–1 2–1 1st Place
  Villarreal 2–0 1–0
  Levski Sofia 1–0 1–0
Round of 32   Standard Liège 0–0 2–3 2–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Q2   HB Tórshavn 5–0 0–1 5–1
Q3   Omonia 4–1 1–1 5–2
PO   Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–3 1–1 3–4
UEFA Europa League Group A   Manchester City 0–2 0–3 4th Place
  Lech Poznań 0–1 0–2
  Juventus 1–1 0–0
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2   Liepājas Metalurgs 4–1 0–0 4–1
Q3   Senica 1–0 3–0 4–0
PO   Omonia 1–0 1–2 2–2
Group F   Slovan Bratislava 3–0 3–2 2nd Place
  Athletic Bilbao 0–1 2–2
  Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 1–3
Round of 32   Metalist Kharkiv 0–4 1–4 1–8
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Q2   Dudelange 4–3 0–1 4–4
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Q3   Fenerbahçe 1–1 1–3 2–4
UEFA Europa League PO   Žalgiris Vilnius 5–0 2–0 7–0
Group C   Elfsborg 4–0 1–0 1st Place
  Esbjerg 3–0 2–1
  Standard Liège 2–1 3–1
Round of 32   Ajax 3–1 3–0 6–1
Round of 16   Basel 1–2 0–0 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 3Q   Qarabağ 2–0 1–2 3–2
PO   Malmö FF 2–1 0–3 2–4
UEFA Europa League Group D   Celtic 2–2 3–1 1st Place
  Astra Giurgiu 5–1 2–1
  Dinamo Zagreb 4–2 5–1
Round of 32   Villarreal 1–3 1–2 2–5
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 3Q   Malmö FF 2–0 0–3 2–3
UEFA Europa League PO   Dinamo Minsk 2–0 0–2 2–2 (2–3 p.)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q   FK Liepāja 1–0 2–0 3–0
3Q   Partizani 2–0 1–0 3–0
PO   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 (a.e.t.) 1–1 2–3
UEFA Europa League Group I   Schalke 2–0 1–3 3rd Place
  Krasnodar 0–1 1–1
  Nice 0–1 2–0
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Hibernians 3–0 3–0 6–0
3Q   Rijeka 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
UEFA Europa League PO   Viitorul Constanța 4–0 3–1 7–1
Group I   Olympique Marseille 1–0 0–0 1st Place
  Vitória S.C. 3–0 1–1
  Konyaspor 0–0 2–0
Round of 32   Real Sociedad 2–1 2–2 4–3
Round of 16   Borussia Dortmund 0–0 2–1 2–1
QF   Lazio 4–1 2–4 6–5
SF   Olympique Marseille 2–1 (a.e.t.) 0–2 2–3
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 3Q   Shkëndija 3–0 1–0 4–0
PO   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
UEFA Europa League Group B   Rosenborg 3–0 5–2 1st Place
  Celtic 3–1 2–1
  RB Leipzig 1–0 3–2
Round of 32   Club Brugge 4–0 1–2 5–2
Round of 16   Napoli 3–1 0–3 3–4
2019–20 UEFA Champions League Group E   Genk 6–2 4–1 3rd Place
  Napoli 2–3 1–1
  Liverpool 0–2 3–4
UEFA Europa League Round of 32   Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–4 3–6

StatisticsEdit

League PositionEdit

Season Pos. Points
2005/06 2 63
2006/07 1 75
2007/08 2 63
2008/09 1 74
2009/10 1 76
2010/11 2 63
2011/12 1 68
2012/13 2 77
2013/14 1 80
2014/15 1 73
2015/16 1 74
2016/17 1 81
2017/18 1 83

Top ScorersEdit

Best scorers since 2005
Season Name BL Cup EC Goals Further Information
2005/06   Austria Marc Janko 11 0 0 11
2006/07   Germany Alexander Zickler 22 2 2 26 Best scorer BL
2007/08   Germany Alexander Zickler 16 0 1 17 Best scorer BL
2008/09   Austria Marc Janko 39 1 2 42 Best scorer BL
2009/10   Austria Marc Janko 18 0 4 22
2010/11   Austria Roman Wallner 18 2 2 22
2011/12   Austria Jakob Jantscher 14 0 3 17
2011/12   Austria Stefan Mairhofer 14 0 0 14
2012/13   Spain Jonathan Soriano 26 3 0 29
2013/14   Spain Jonathan Soriano 31 3 11 45 Best scorer BL
2014/15   Spain Jonathan Soriano 31 7 ? ? Best scorer BL/ÖFB Cup
2015/16   Spain Jonathan Soriano 21 10 ? ?
2014/15   South Korea Hee-Chan Hwang 12 0 ? ?

PlayersEdit

Current SquadEdit

As of 4 June 2020[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1   GK Cican Stanković
4   MF Majeed Ashimeru
5   DF Albert Vallçi
6   DF Jérôme Onguéné
7   FW Sékou Koïta
8   FW Mërgim Berisha
9   FW Hwang Hee-chan
14   MF Dominik Szoboszlai
15   DF André Ramalho
16   MF Zlatko Junuzović
17   DF Andreas Ulmer (captain)
19   MF Mohamed Camara
No. Position Player
20   FW Patson Daka
23   GK Philipp Köhn
25   DF Patrick Farkas
27   FW Karim Adeyemi
28   MF Antoine Bernède
31   GK Carlos Miguel Coronel
33   GK Alexander Walke
37   MF Masaya Okugawa
39   DF Maximilian Wöber
43   DF Rasmus Nissen Kristensen
45   MF Enock Mwepu
77   FW Noah Okafor

Loaned PlayersEdit

As of 4 June 2020[2]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
3   DF Jasper van der Werff (at   FC Basel)
  MF Youba Diarra (at   FC St. Pauli)
  DF Darko Todorović (at   Holstein Kiel)
  DF Luca Meisl (at SKN St. Pölten)
  DF Asger Sørensen (at   Jahn Regensburg)
  MF Mathias Honsak (at   Holstein Kiel)
No. Position Player
  DF Gideon Mensah (at   SV Zulte Waregem)
  FW David Atanga (at   SpVgg Greuther Fürth)
  FW Samuel Tetteh (at LASK Linz)

Coaching staffEdit

Name Name
 Jesse Marsch Head Coach
  Rene Aufhauser Assistant coach
  Franz Schiemer Assistant coach
  Herbert Ilsanker Goalkeeper coach
  Heinz Arzberger Goalkeeper coach

GalleryEdit

Second SquadEdit

FC Liefering, which currently plays in the Austrian Second League, has been a reserve team for Salzburg.

HonoursEdit

Austrian Bundesliga

Austrian Cup

Austrian Supercup

UEFA Cup

* as Austria Salzburg

Manager historyEdit

SupportersEdit

After the Red Bull take over of SV Austria Salzburg some group of fans were unhappy because the new club has other colours and did not accept the history of the club. After some negotiations these fans left the club and founded a new one under the name SV (Sportverein) Austria Salzburg. The new club is playing in the Regionalliga West

In the meantime Red Bull Salzburg has 44 official fan clubs all over Austria.[4]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Team". FC Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. "Team". FC Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. Red Bull Salzburg are the 2011-12 champions
  4. Official webpage fan clubs