F.C. Blau-Weiß Linz

Austrian association football club in Linz, Austria
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FC Blau-Weiß Linz is an Austrian football club from Linz, Upper Austria. The team is playing in the Austrian Football Bundesliga after promotion in the 2023-24 season.

FC Blau-Weiß Linz
Full nameFußballclub Blau-Weiß Linz
Founded2. July 1997
GroundHofmann-Personal Stadion
ChairmanAustria Hermann Schellmann
ManagerAustria Gerald Scheiblehner
LeagueAustrian Football First League
2022-232.Liga Austria, 1st
Celebrating the title 2021

History change

The club was founded in 1997 as follow up team for FC Linz and SV Austria Tabak Linz. They played with the licence of SV Tabak in the Upper Austrian Landesliga (4th division). After three years they reached the title and were promoted to the Regionalliga Mitte. In the 2003/04 season the won this league but failed in the relegation matches versus BSV Bad Bleiberg, so they stayed in the league. After this there was a decline they were even relegated to the Landesliga, but came back the following season. In the 2010/11 season they finished second behind the LASK Juniors, which were not allowed to promote. In the relegation matches they won versus WSG Wattens after penalty shooting and were promoted to the First League. 2012/13 they lost the Relegationmatches versus SC-ESV Parndorf 1919 and were relegatet into the Regionalliga Mitte. 2015/16 they were champions in the Regionalliga Mitte and were promoted again to the First League. In the 2020-21 season the became Champion of the 2. Liga. They had not asked for a licence for the Bundesliga so they stayed in 2. Liga. In the 2022-23 season they were promoted to the Bundesliga

Since spring 2021 they play in the Hofmann-Personal Stadion because the Donauparkstadion, their traditional homeground, will be new built till 2023. After almost two years of construction, the stadium was opened by the city of Linz with a celebration on 5 July 2023.[1] The opening game between FC Blau-Weiß Linz and PSV Eindhoven (1:2) took place ten days later.[2]

Fans change

The club is thought as successor to the former club VOEST Linz.This team merged with LASK to FC Linz but soon was inhaled by LASK. The club colours blue and white are that of former VOEST Linz. Also the fans see themself in this tradition.

Current squad change

  • as 19 October 2023

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Austria Nicolas Schmid
2 DF   Austria Fabio Strauss
3 DF   Austria Erwin Softic
4 MF   Austria Marco Krainz
5 DF   Serbia Danilo Mitrović
6 MF   Austria Tobias Koch
7 FW   Germany Conor Noß
8 DF   Austria Simon Pirkl
9 FW   Brazil Ronivaldo Bernardo Sales
11 MF   Austria Raphael Hofer
12 GK   Austria Andreas Lukse
13 MF   Austria Michael Brandner
14 DF   Austria Julian Gölles
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   Austria Manuel Maranda
17   Austria Alem Pasic
18 MF   Ghana Paul Mensah
19 MF   Austria Alexander Briedl
21 GK   Austria Felix Gschossmann
22 DF   Austria Fabian Windhager
23 DF   Austria Lukas Tursch
26 MF   Turkey Yunus Karakaya
27 MF   Austria Stefan Haudum
28 MF   Austria Simon Seidl
29 FW   Austria Mehmet Ibrahimi
30 MF   Austria Kristijan Dobras
31 GK   Austria Kevin Radulovic


Coaching staff change


Honours change

  • Champion Upper Austria: 2000, 2008
  • Champion Regionalliga Mitte: 2003, 2016
  • Promotion to the First league: 2011
  • Champion 2. Liga: 2021, 2023

References change

  1. Homepage BW Linz
  2. Stadiumbuisness
  3. "Official Homepage:First Squad".
  4. Official website:Betreuerstab (German)

Other websites change