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
GroundNV Arena
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. In the summer of 2016, they were promoted to the Bundesliga. In the 2020/21 season they were relegated to the 2. Liga.

Current squad

As of 27 July 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
2 DF   Germany Stefan Thesker
3 DF   Austria Thomas Alexiev
4 DF   Austria Sebastian Bauer
5 DF   Ivory Coast Souleymane Kone
6 MF   Austria Andree Neumayer
7 FW   Congo Kévin Monzialo
8 MF   Austria Christoph Messerer
9 FW   Austria Bernd Gschweidl
10 MF   Austria Marcel Ritzmaier
11 MF   Germany Marc Stendera
12 GK   Austria Franz Stolz
14 FW   Japan Rio Nitta
15 DF   Austria Christian Ramsebner
16 MF   Austria Nicolas Wisak
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   Austria Benedict Scharner
19 DF   Austria David Riegler
20 MF   Austria Daniel Schütz
23 DF   Luxembourg Dirk Carlson
24 DF   Germany Fadhel Morou
25 DF   Austria Thomas Salamon
26 GK   Austria Thomas Turner
27 GK   Austria Pirmin Strasser
37 DF   Austria Julian Keiblinger
66 MF   Switzerland Yannick Scheidegger
70 DF   Germany Gerhard Dombaxi
77 MF   Austria Din Barlov
MF   Austria Stefan Nutz
FW   Austria Dario Tadic

Coaching history (21st century)



Start End Coach
7/2000 6/2002   Karl Daxbacher
7/2002 6/2003   Horst Kirasitsch
7/2003 11/2004   Frenkie Schinkels
1/2005 4/2006   Günther Wessely
4/2006 6/2006   Peter Benes
4/2006 6/2006   Markus Kernal
7/2006 1/2007   Walter Hörmann
1/2007 9/2013   Martin Scherb
9/2013 9/2013   Thomas Nentwich
9/2013 5/2014   Gerald Baumgartner
6/2014 10/2014  Herbert Gager
10/2014 3/2015   Michael Steiner
3/2015 6/2015   Jochen Fallmann
6/2015 10/2016   Karl Daxbacher
10/2016 9/2017   Jochen Fallmann
9/2017 9/2017   Marcel Ketelaer
9/2017 4/2018   Oliver Lederer
4/2018 10/2018   Dietmar Kühbauer
10/2018 10/2018   Marcel Ketelaer
10/2018 6/2019   Ranko Popovic
6/2019 3/2020   Alexander Schmidt
3/2020 4/2021   Robert Ibertsberger
4/2021 4/2021   Georg Zellhofer
4/2021 6/2021   Gerald Baumgartner
7/2021   Stephan Helm

Notable players


Youth work


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.

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