SK Sturm Graz

association football club in Austria

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

Sturm Graz
Full nameSportklub Sturm Graz
Nickname(s)Blackies
Founded1909
GroundMerkur-Arena
Capacity15,400
ChairmanChristian Jauk
ManagerChristian Ilzer
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2021-22Austrian Bundesliga, 2nd
Merkur Arena-homeground of SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz, -Cupfinal 2018
Christian Ilzer coach of SK Sturm Graz

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 May 1909. It was founded by teenagers 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, they only got one point against Spartak Moscow of Russia. The second time they played there they reached the 3rd place in the group. In the 1999/2000 season of the Champions League they won the Group D versus Galatasaray Glasgow Rangers and AS Monaco.

After this success some key players left the club and also coach Ivica Osim. Since 2005 Sturm has had financial problems. Therefore Sturm was forced to play with young players. Under Franco Foda this way was successful, and now 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 Borisov.

In the 2010-11 season Sturm Graz reached their third championship. And 2017 they won the Cup.[1]

Current squadEdit

As of 8 August 2022

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF   Slovenia Jon Gorenc Stanković
5 DF    Switzerland Gregory Wüthrich
6 DF   Austria Aleksandar Borković (on loan from Hoffenheim)
8 MF   Austria Alexander Prass
9 FW   Denmark Rasmus Højlund
10 MF   Georgia Otar Kiteishvili
11 MF   Austria Manprit Sarkaria
13 FW   Austria Jakob Jantscher
14 DF   Austria Paul Komposch
16 MF   Austria Sandro Schendl
17 MF   Austria Vesel Demaku
18 DF   Austria Alois Oroz
19 MF   Slovenia Tomi Horvat
21 MF   Austria Samuel Stückler
22 DF   Bosnia and Herzegovina Jusuf Gazibegović
23 FW   Austria Luca Kronberger
24 DF   Austria Sandro Ingolitsch
25 MF   Austria Stefan Hierländer
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF   Austria Christoph Lang
27 GK   Austria Jörg Siebenhandl
28 DF   Austria David Schnegg
29 DF   Ghana Mohammed Fuseini
30 MF   Austria Ivan Ljubić
31 GK   Austria Luka Marić
32 GK   Austria Tobias Schützenauer
34 DF   Austria Simon Nelson
35 DF   Austria Niklas Geyrhofer
36 DF   Austria Vincent Trummer
37 DF   Austria Moritz Wels
41 GK   Austria Christopher Giuliani
42 DF   Austria David Affengruber
44 DF   Mali Amadou Dante
FW   Netherlands Emanuel Emegha

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Coaching staffEdit

HonorsEdit

  • Champions (3): 1998,1999, 2011
  • Winners (5): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2010, 2018
  • 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 3–0 2–4
2   Arsenal 1–0 0–2
1974–75 UEFA Cup 1   Royal Antwerp 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 Moscow 1–0 1–2
2   IFK Göteborg 2–2 2–3
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1   Sportul Studențesc 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 0–0 0–1
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1   Utrecht 0–1 1–3
1995–96 UEFA Cup Q   Slavia Prague 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 3–0 1–0
2   AEK Athens 1–0 0–2
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Q2   Újpest 4–0 3–2
Group C – 4th   Spartak Moscow 0–2 0–0
  Internazionale 0–2 0–1
  Real Madrid 1–5 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Champions League Q3   Servette 2–1 2–2
Group D – 3rd, P   Marseille 3–2 0–2
  Manchester United 0–3 1–2
  Croatia Zagreb 1–0 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup 3   Parma 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 – 1st, P   Rangers 2–0 0–5
  Galatasaray 3–0 2–2
  Monaco 2–0 0–5
Group A – 3rd   Valencia 0–5 0–2
  Manchester United 0–2 0–3
  Panathinaikos 2–0 2–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2   Lausanne-Sport 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 1–3 1–0
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1   Rànger's 5–0 1–1
2   VfL Wolfsburg 1–3 2–2
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup R   Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2–0 0–0
3   Budapest Honvéd 0–0 2–1
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q2   Zürich 1–1 (p 2–4) 1–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Q2   Široki Brijeg 2–1 1–1
Q3   Petrovac 5–0 2–1
Play-off   Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 1–0
Group F – 4th   Dinamo București 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 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
UEFA Europa League Group L – 4th   Lokomotiv Moscow 1–2 1–3
  AEK Athens 1–3 2–1
  Anderlecht 0–2 0–3
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Q2   Breiðablik 0–1 0–0
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Q3   Rubin Kazan 2–3 1–1
2017–18 UEFA Europa League Q2   Mladost Podgorica 0–1 3–0
Q3   Fenerbahçe 1–2 1–1
2018–19 UEFA Champions League Q2   Ajax 1–3 0–2
UEFA Europa League Q3   AEK Larnaca 0–2 0–5
2019–20 UEFA Europa League Q2   Haugesund 2–1 0–2
2021–22 UEFA Europa League Play-off   Mura 2–0 3–1
Group B   AS Monaco 1–1 0–1
  PSV Eindhoven 1–4 0–2
  Real Sociedad 0–1 1–1


Manager historyEdit

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