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L.A.S.K. Linz

association football club in Austria

L.A.S.K. Linz is a football club which plays in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. They are playing in the First League, the second division in Austrias league system.

LASK Linz
Full nameLinzer Athletik Sport Klub
Founded1908
GroundLinzer Stadion
Ground Capacity14,100
ChairmanPeter Michael Reichel
ManagerWalter Schachner
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2010/11Austrian Bundesliga, 10th, relegated

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 7 August 1899 as Athletiksportclub Siegfried, the football section was founded in February 1919. The first match was on 4 May 1919 against Fußballverein Wels . LASK lost 1:4. Being the most successful section of the Athletiksportclub it was decided that the name of the club should be Linzer Athletik-Sport-Klub (Linzer ASK). Till the occupation by Germany in 1938 they reached many titels in the Upper Austrian league. In the 1938/39 season they were promoted to the Gauliga XVII, which was then the highest class in Austrian football. But they were relegated the same season.

After the Second World War LASK reached the title in Austrian highest class in the 1964/65 season. The LASK was the first team which came not from Vienna to do so. The same season they also won the Autrian Cup. The next decades were partly successful but also by relegetions to the second division. In 1997, due to public pressure, LASK Linz merged with city rivals FC Linz (formerly known as SK VOEST Linz) which, however, resulted in the cancellation of the latter. Club name, colors, chairmen and members remained the same.

In the 2010/11 season they were relegated. Today they are playing in Austrias First League, the second division in Austrian football.

NameEdit

  • 1908-1996 Linzer ASK
  • 1996-present LASK Linz

European cup historyEdit

As of December 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963/64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1   Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 0–1, 1–1 AET in 3rd game 1–1 (Zagreb progressed after a coin toss)
1965/66 UEFA Champions League 1   Gornik Zabrze 1–3 1–2 2–5
1969/70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1   Sporting Lisbon 2–2 0–4 2–6
1977/78 UEFA Cup 1   Újpest FC 3–2 0–7 3–9
1980/81 UEFA Cup 1   Radnicki Nis 1–2 1–4 2–6
1984/85 UEFA Cup 1   Östers IF 1–0 1–0 2–0
2   Dundee United 1–2 1–5 2–7
1985/86 UEFA Cup 1   Banik Ostrava 2–0 1–0 3–0
2   Inter 1–0 0–4 1–4
1986/87 UEFA Cup 1   Widzew Lodz 1–1 0–1 1–2
1987/88 UEFA Cup 1   FC Utrecht 0–0 0–2 0–2
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 6, 1st game   Partick Thistle 2–2
Group 6, 2nd game   NK Zagreb 0–0
Group 6, 3rd game   Keflavík 2–1
Group 6, 4th game   FC Metz 0–1
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 2, 1st game   Djurgårdens IF 2–0
Group 2, 2nd game   B68 Toftir 4–0
Group 2, 3rd game   Apollon Limassol 2–0
Group 2, 4th game   Werder Bremen 3–1
Semifinals   Rotor Volgograd 2–2 0–5 2–7
1999/00 UEFA Cup 1   Steaua Bucuresti 1–3 0–2 1–5
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Hapoel Petah-Tikva 3–0 1–1 4–1
2R   FC Marila Pribram 1–1 2–3 3–4

HonoursEdit

  • Austrian League: 1964–65
  • Austrian Cup: 1965, runner-up 1963, 1967, 1970, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Championship: 1931
  • Upper-Austrian Championship: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1950
  • Upper-Austrian Cup: 1929, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1946
  • Upper-Austrian Championship (reserves): 2001, 2003
  • Second Division: 1958, 1979, 1994, 2007

ReferencesEdit