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SK Sturm Graz

association football club in Austria
(Redirected from S.K. Sturm Graz)

S.K. Sturm Graz is a football club which plays in Austria. He was founded in 1909 and the coulors ar black and white. Therefore they are nicknamed the "Blackies".

Sturm Graz
Full nameSportklub Sturm Graz
Founded1909
GroundUPC-Arena
Ground Capacity15,400
ChairmanChristian Jauk
ManagerFranco Foda
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2010/11Austrian Bundesliga, 1st
UPC Arena-homeground of SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz, 2010
Franco Foda, former player now coach of SK Sturm Graz

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 May 1909. It was founded by pupils between 16 and 18. The official foundation of the club was in 1912. From 1921 to 1949 Sturm won the styrian championship 11 times. During German occupation the club played his first season in the highest division, the Gauliga Ostmark, but was relegated the same year. 1949 Sturm entered the national league as first team which came not from Vienna. In 1981 the team had the first success, it finished second in the league and reached the quarterfinals of tne UEFA Cup.

With the new president Hannes Kartnig a new successful era started. In 1994 Ivica Osim became coach of the team. 1995 they finished second in the league and 1996 they reached their first title, the Austrian Cup beating Admira Wacker. In 1998 they reached the first title. In 1999 they also won the league.

The first time they played for the Champions League, only reached one point against Spartak Moscow. The second time they played there they reached the 3rd place in the group. In the 199/2000 season of the Champions League they won the Group D versus Galatasaray Istanbul, Glasgow Rangers and AS Monaco FC.

After this success some key players left the club and also coach Ivica Osim. Since 2005 Sturm had financial problems. Therefore Sturm was forced to play with young players. Under Franco Foda this way was successful, Sturm is one of the top four teams in the league. In 2010 they reached the third title and played in the qualification for the Champions League but lost in the play off round against BATE Borrisow and play this season in the UEFA Euro League.

Current squadEdit

HonorsEdit

  • Champions (3): 1998,1999, 2011
  • Winners (4): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2010
  • Austrian Supercup
  • Winners (3): 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Champions (1): 1934
  • Styrian Regional Champions (11)
  • Styrian Cup Winners (9)
  • UEFA Champions League (3)

SK Sturm international matchesEdit

  • Q= Qualifying
  • P= Preliminary
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1970–71 UEFA Cup 1   Ilves Tampere 3–0 2–4
2   Arsenal FC 1–0 0–2
1974–75 UEFA Cup 1   Royal Antwerp FC 2–1 0–1
1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1   Slavia Sofia 3–1 0–1
2   Szombathelyi Haladás 2–0 1–1
QF   Eintracht Frankfurt 0–2 0–1
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1R   Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–2 1–5
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1   CSKA Moskva 1–0 1–2
2   IFK Göteborg 2–2 2–3
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1   Sportul Studenţesc 0–0 2–1
2   Hellas Verona 0–0 2–2
3   Lokomotive Leipzig 2–0 0–1
QF   Nottingham Forest 1–1 (AET) 0–1
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1   Servette Genève 0–0 0–1
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1   FC Utrecht 0–1 1–3
1995–96 UEFA Cup Q   Slavia Praha 0–1 1–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1   Sparta Prague 2–2 1–1
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1   APOEL Nicosia 3–0 1–0
2   AEK Athens 1–0 0–2
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Q2   Újpest FC 4–0 3–2
Group C   Spartak Moskva 0–2 0–0
  Inter Milan 0–2 0–1
  Real Madrid 1–5 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Champions League Q3   Servette Genève 2–1 2–2
Group D, P   Olympique Marseille 3–2 0–2
  Manchester United F.C. 0–3 1–2
  Croatia Zagreb 1–0 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup 3   Parma AC 3–3 (AET) 1–2
2000–01 UEFA Champions League Q2   Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–0 2–1
Q3   Feyenoord 2–1 1–1
Group D, P   Rangers 2–0 0–5
  Galatasaray 3–0 2–2
  AS Monaco 2–0 0–5
Group A   Valencia CF 0–5 0–2
  Manchester United F.C. 0–2 0–3
  Panathinaikos 2–0 2–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2   Lausanne Sports 0–1 3–3
2002–03 UEFA Champions League Q3   Maccabi Haifa 3–3 0–2
2002–03 UEFA Cup 1   Livingston 5–2 3–4
2   Levski Sofia 1–0 0–1 (p 8-7)
3   Lazio Roma 1–3 1–0
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1   FC Rànger's 5–0 1–1
2   VfL Wolfsburg 1–3 2–2
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup R   Shakhter Soligorsk 2–0 0–0
3   Honved Budapest 0–0 2–1
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q2   FC Zürich 1–1 (p 2-4) 1–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Q2   NK Široki Brijeg 2–1 1–1
Q3   Petrovac 5–0 2–1
Play Off   Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 1–0
Group F   Dinamo Bucureşti 0–1 1–2
  Galatasaray 1–0 1–1
  Panathinaikos 0–1 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Q3   Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 1–1
Play Off   Juventus FC 1-2 0-1
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Q2   Videoton 2–0 2-3
Q3   Zestafoni 1-0 1-1
PO   BATE Borisov 0–2 1–1

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