SKN St. Pölten

association football club in Austria

Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten is a football club from St. Pölten the capital of the Austrian federal state Lower Austria. St. Poelten plays in the Austrian Football First League, the second division in the Austrian football league system.[1]

Full nameSportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten
FoundedJune 2000
Ground Capacity10,000
ChairmanAustria Gottfried Tröstl
ManagerAustria Martin Scherb
LeagueErste Liga


SKN St. Poelten was founded in June 2000. The new club took over all belongings of the predecessor, FCN St. Poelten .Most important was the ownership of the Bundesliga junior center. Through this the club did not enter in the lowest class but was allowed in the 2nd League West, the fifth level of Austrian football.

The next two seasons they won the championships and reached the Regionalliga Ost(3rd division).In the 2003/04 season the club reached the 4th place. The following season the club reached sixth place in the league reached in the Austrian Cup the quarter-finals. They won over SV Wörgl (3-0), SW Bregenz (2–1) and a sensational 5-1 victory overAustria Salzburg in the third round. In the quarter-finals, St. Poelten, was beaten by Austria Wien 6-0. In autumn 2009 the club could present the plans for the new stadium which is currently built in the Ratzersdorf district of St.Pölten.

In the 2007/08 season they won the Regionalliga and were promoted to the First League.

Current squadEdit

As of 15 August 2011

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 Thomas Vollhofer
2   DF Markus Speiser
3   DF Manuel Rödl
4   MF Peter Brandl
5   DF Stephan Zwierschitz
6   MF Michael Popp
7   MF Jochen Fallmann
8   MF Mirnes Bećirović
9   FW Thomas Fröschl
11   FW Arno Kozelsky
12   FW Daniel Segovia
13   MF Lukas Thürauer
14   DF Sascha Fahrngruber
15   MF Bernhard Kotynski
No. Position Player
16   MF Georg Gravogl
17   MF Patrick Schagerl
18   MF Michael Ambichl
19   FW Robert Gruberbauer
20   MF Markus Keusch
21   FW Jannick Schibany
22   MF Christoph Fertl
23   MF Mario Weissinger
24   DF Gerald Peinsipp
25   MF Markus Geppl
26   MF Dominik Hofbauer
27   MF Alexander Egger
30   GK Karl-Heinz Gschwindl
32   GK Christoph Riegler
40   GK Michael Loidl

Notable playersEdit

Youth workEdit

The SKN St. Poelten currently has ten youth teams for children from the age of 7 to 15, with a total of 150 children and youths. In addition to the junior teams, the club has a second team (SKN II), which plays their games in the Mid Western League, with the squad mostly consisting of squad players under the age of 18.