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Full name UNIQA ÖFB Cup
abbreviation ÖFB Cup
Association ÖFB
First edition February 23, 1919 (unofficial 1907)
Teams 64 teams (main round)
Game mode Knockout system
Title holder FC Red Bull Salzburg (7 wins)
Record winner FK Austria Wien (27 wins)
Current season 2019/20
Website oefbcup.at
Qualification for UEFA Europa League
2012/2013 title holder FC Pasching at the 2013 trophy presentation .
Record winner in the ÖFB-Cup: FK Austria Wien (team picture from the 2009 final ).

The Cup of the Austrian Football Association , briefly ÖFB Cup (Official: UNIQA ÖFB Cup ), is the national Cupbewerb for football clubs of men in Austria and as all the usual football Cup tournaments in Europe in the knockout system held .

The competition originally emerged from the Lower Austrian Cup (1915-1918) and was held for the first time in 1919. The first winner was Rapid , the most successful team to date is Vienna Austria with 27 cup victories. The ÖFB-Cup is also a model for the ÖFB-Ladies-Cup , the Austrian cup competition of women's football clubs, in which a winner was determined for the first time in 1973. Uniqa has been the main and name sponsor since 2017 .

In its early years, the Austrian Federal President personally presented the cup to the winner. Since the 1950s, however, the competition in Austria has only enjoyed moderate popularity and is clearly behind winning the championship. The diverse efforts to counteract this fact led, among other things, to the introduction of the European Cup of Cup winners in 1960. Nevertheless, the number of spectators at cup games today is significantly lower than in the Bundesliga .

In 2008, the competition was exceptionally only held with amateur teams in order to have more game dates free for the championship . The earlier conclusion of the championship that this makes possible should give the Austrian national soccer team more time to prepare for the European championship .


Prehistory - the Challenge Cup

NFV & WFV: Challenge Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1897/98 Vienna Cricket and Football Club German-Austrian Gymnastics Association Vienna 7-0
1898/99 First Vienna FC 1894 AC Victoria Vienna 2: 1
1899/00 First Vienna FC 1894 Vienna Cricket and Football Club 2-0
1900/01 Vienna AC SK Slavia Praha 1-0
1901/02 Vienna Cricket and Football Club Budapesti Torna Club 2: 1
1902/03 Vienna AC ČAFC Vinohrady (w / o) 1
1903/04 Vienna AC Vienna Cricket and Football Club 7: 0 2
1904/05 Vienna Sports Association Magyar AC Budapest 2: 1
1905/06 no competition
1908/09 Ferencvárosi TC Viennese sports club 2: 1
1909/10 no competition
1910/11 Viennese sports club Ferencvárosi TC 3-0
1 Opponents from Prague did not come, winners WAC
2 Opponents from Hungary & Bohemia did not arrive.

As early as 1897, three years after the first football game according to the rules of the British FA was played in Vienna , the Vienna Cricket and Football Club announced a cup competition for clubs of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy . This competition - the Challenge Cup - in which all important teams of the empire took part, was held until 1911. Today this cup is often referred to as the forerunner of the ÖFB-Cup, whereby it must be considered that from this point of view the Ferencvárosi TC from Budapest would also have to be called the Austrian cup winner. The ÖFB-Cup has its roots in the Lower Austrian Cup , the NFV cup competition. The NFV was the most important sub-association of the ÖFB, which was assigned to host the Austrian championship as early as 1911 .

The Lower Austrian Cup was first held during the First World War in 1915, but participation was initially voluntary. The clubs had to register with the association, first-class clubs had to pay 30 kroner, second class 20 kroner, third class and all provincial clubs 10 kroner, lower class clubs were exempt from a fee. The Floridsdorfer AC prevailed as the winner . In 1918 there was a new edition of this competition, which resulted in numerous curiosities. For example, after the match between SC Wacker Wien and SC Germania Schwechat was tied after 120 minutes, you just kept playing until a decision was made. The 4: 3 for Wacker only fell in the 158th minute of the game. The final itself was not recognized as official by the NFV, because the finalists Floridsdorfer AC and Wiener Amateur-SV postponed the final game to another date due to heavy rain, whereupon it was decided not to award the cup. The background to this was the fact that the referee declared the pitch to be playable, but both clubs were betting on far more visitors and the associated additional income on a sunny day.

The first cup years and World War II

ÖFV (WFV): Wiener Cup (unofficial)
season Cup winner finalist result
1907 First Vienna FC 1894 Floridsdorfer AC 1-0
1915 Floridsdorfer AC Admira Vienna 3: 1
ÖFV (NFV): Lower Austrian Cup (unofficial)
1917/18 Floridsdorfer AC Viennese amateur SV 4: 3
ÖFV (NFV): Lower Austrian Cup
1918/19 SK Rapid Vienna Viennese sports club 3-0
1919/20 SK Rapid Vienna Viennese amateur SV 5: 2
1920/21 Viennese amateur SV Viennese sports club 2: 1
1921/22 Vienna AF Viennese amateur SV 2: 1
1922/23 Viennese sports club SC Wacker Vienna 3: 1
ÖFB (WFV): Vienna Cup
1923/24 Viennese amateur SV SK Slovan Vienna 8: 6 a.d.
1925 Viennese amateur SV First Vienna FC 1894 3: 1
1925/26 Viennese amateur SV First Vienna FC 1894 4: 3
1926/27 SK Rapid Vienna FK Austria Vienna 3-0
1927/28 SK Admira Vienna Vienna AC 2: 1
1928/29 First Vienna FC 1894 SK Rapid Vienna 3: 2
1929/30 First Vienna FC 1894 FK Austria Vienna 1-0
1930/31 Vienna AC FK Austria Vienna 3: 2
1931/32 SK Admira Vienna Vienna AC 6: 1
1932/33 FK Austria Vienna Brigittenauer AC 1-0
1933/34 SK Admira Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 8-0
1934/35 FK Austria Vienna Vienna AC 5: 1
ÖFB: Austrian Cup
1935/36 FK Austria Vienna First Vienna FC 1894 3-0
1936/37 First Vienna FC 1894 Viennese sports club 2-0
1937/38 Black-Red Vienna Viennese sports club 1-0

After all, the Austrian men's cup has been awarded since 1919. Again, the NFV was entrusted with hosting the ÖFB. This time all members of the NFV had to take part in the cup. The first winner was Master Rapid with a 3-0 win over the sports club , a year later the green-whites successfully defended the double.

The cup finals of the early days took place on the Hohe Warte .

In 1921 the Viennese amateur SV, behind which the later record winner FK Austria Wien hides, won its first cup title, but failed to defend its title in the final at the WAF . After the Wiener Sport-Club had entered the list of winners in 1923 as the fourth club in five years, Austria was finally able to win the title of the Austrian record cup winner with three titles in a row. Particularly famous was the duel with Slovan in 1924, which went into overtime with 4: 4 goals and after a total of 14 hits ended 8: 6 in favor of the violets. Since the competition at that time was still played as a pure spring or autumn cup, the curious fact arose that Austria 1924 won the Austrian Cup twice: in July for the 1923/24 season, in November for the 1924/25 season.

After Austria's title hat trick, there were other winners in the form of Admira and Vienna . In the meantime, since the 1926/27 season, the cup winner was also entitled to participate in the new Mitropapokal , the forerunner of the European Cup. Nevertheless, the competition was not spared from experiments: in 1931 it was held in a championship mode in which each first division team completed a game against each opponent on a neutral pitch. The choice of the winter break of the I. League for this attempt turned out to be less than ideal, as numerous games had to be postponed several times due to the weather, so that the Winter Cup dragged on until the end of May. The WAC was ultimately able to prevail with 16 points.

Already entrusted with the cup final after the opening in 1931, the Prater Stadium developed into the traditional final venue of the ÖFB Cup at the latest after the end of the Second World War

In 1932 it was decided to hold the ÖFB-Cup in its original form again, in the next five years Austria and Admira alternately crowned each other as winners. The latter also achieved the highest win in the ÖFB Cup to date with an 8-0 win over Rapid in 1934. The upswing of football in the federal states meant that in 1935 the Styrian and Upper Austrian associations registered their autumn champions for the cup victory for the first time. If provincial clubs had previously participated in the Cup, they usually ended in a debacle (Tulln lost 0:22, St. Pölten 0:15), SK Sturm Graz was able to play through to the quarter-finals.

Tschammer Cup with
Austrian clubs in the final
season winner finalist result
1938 SK Rapid Vienna FSV Frankfurt 3: 1
1939 no final game with
Austrian participation
1943 First Vienna FC 1894 LSV Hamburg 3: 2 a.d.
1944 no competition

After the annexation of Austria by the German Reich in 1938 the logical end of the cup came, the last Austrian cup competition had a surprise winner with the second division club Schwarz-Rot Wien . The Austrian or “Ostmark” clubs played from now on for the German soccer club cup . Rapid reached the final in Berlin in the 1938/39 season, where they defeated FSV Frankfurt 3-1. Vienna also made it to the German Cup final in 1943, beating the Luftwaffe Sports Club Hamburg 3-2 in extra time and thus also winning the trophy, officially known as the “Reichsportführer's Challenge Prize”.

Reintroduction after the end of the war and abolition

ÖFB (WFV): Austrian Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1945/46 SK Rapid Vienna First Vienna FC 1894 2: 1
ÖFB: Austrian Cup
1946/47 SC Wacker Vienna FK Austria Vienna 4: 3
ÖFB: Federal State Cup
1947/48 FK Austria Vienna SK Sturm Graz 2-0
1948/49 FK Austria Vienna SK Forward Steyr 5: 2
1949/50 no competition advertised

After the end of the war in 1945, the ÖFB Cup was announced again. In the duel between the two German cup winners Rapid and Vienna, the former prevailed almost 2: 1 in front of the record crowd of 50,000 spectators that is still valid today. However, the cup itself was up for grabs soon after its introduction. In 1946/47 there was an upset about the draw in the soccer cup made by the Vienna Association after there had been an arbitrary combination of the game pairings (all clubs outside Vienna against the Vienna clubs).
It was initially converted into a kind of competition between the federal states, the so-called federal state cup . Each of the nine regional associations sent a representative for the final federal state cup. This new mode was clearly dominated by Vienna Austria, which represented Vienna in both cases, in the 1948 semifinals on June 27, 1948, there was even a 15-0 win against 1. Salzburg SK 1919 . So the ÖFB decided not to advertise another cup for the time being from the 1949/50 season.

The quarter-final encounter in 1947/48 between the Wiener Sportclub and Admira Wien required three matches, because on November 30, 1947 and January 4, 1948 there was a 2-2 draw, so a third game was necessary. This was played on January 11th (again on Sportclub Platz in Dornbach) and brought Admira a 2-1 win.
In the 1948/49 season, Austria's round of 16 match against Rapid on January 23, 1949 ended 1: 1 nV, so that there was a replay on February 19, which Austria won 3: 2 has been. This match was originally scheduled for February 20th, but after an objection by Vienna, which played its quarter-finals against Admira Wien (5: 1) on that day, it was brought forward by the ÖFB.

Introduction with mode change and the story to date

ÖFB: Austrian Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1958/59 Vienna AC SK Rapid Vienna 2-0
1959/60 FK Austria Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 4: 2
1960/61 SK Rapid Vienna First Vienna FC 1894 3: 1
1961/62 FK Austria Vienna Graz AK 4: 1
1962/63 FK Austria Vienna LASK Linz 1-0
1963/64 SK Admira Vienna FK Austria Vienna 1-0
1964/65 LASK Linz 1. Wiener Neustädter SC 1: 0 u. 1: 1
1965/66 SK Admira Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 1-0
1966/67 FK Austria Vienna LASK Linz 1: 2 u. 1: 0, (go)
1967/68 SK Rapid Vienna Graz AK 2-0
1968/69 SK Rapid Vienna Viennese sports club 2: 1
1969/70 FC Wacker Innsbruck LASK Linz 1-0
1970/71 FK Austria Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 2: 1 a.d.

Soon after the abolition of the ÖFB Cup, there were initiatives, especially small clubs, to bring them back to life. Alfred Frey, the President of SC Wacker Wien , suggested the introduction of a European Cup for Cup winners at UEFA as an incentive . This was to be modeled on the European Champions' Cup introduced in 1955 . The proposal was initially met with skepticism within UEFA. The ÖFB-Cup was advertised again in 1958/59 and experienced a surprise winner with the WAC, but it was not able to take part in an international tournament. With the Mitropacupkomitee, the ÖFB took the creation of the European Cup of Cup winners into their own hands. Just one year later, the competition was taken over by UEFA. This international qualification made the ÖFB-Cup more attractive again.

If the Cup remained firmly in the hands of the major Viennese clubs Austria, Rapid and Admira until 1964, a sensation occurred in 1965: LASK became the first Austrian champion from outside Vienna and was also able to successfully assert itself in the Cup as the first "provincial club" . In the following years, the victories of Austria and Rapid made it possible to bring the trophy back to Vienna permanently.

Referee Heribert Schram underwent a lapse in the first main round in 1967/68 on August 12 when he ended the match at Wacker Vienna against Austria Klagenfurt despite the 2-2 final score after regular time, but overtime should have been given. The replay on September 23rd was won by the Viennese at their facility in Meidling 2: 1 afterwards.

Due to the option, which has existed since the summer of 1970, to decide cup matches in the penalty shootout when the score is tied, the regulations have been adjusted: Although there was initially a replay if a match ended in a draw despite overtime, the rule here was that if a match was drawn again Penalty shoot-out was to be carried out. In the 1970/71 season there were three replay games, but no penalty shoot-out. From 1971/72 there was a shootout if necessary, which was the case six times. One shortcoming, however, was that if the match was interrupted during the penalty shoot-out (especially due to elemental forces such as darkness or weather), the entire match had to be repeated - there was only one ÖFB recommendation, the matches were reversed with regard to the possibility of the aforementioned decision To be scheduled 20 minutes earlier, but no binding instruction.


ÖFB: Austrian Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1971/72 SK Rapid Vienna Viennese sports club 1: 2, 3: 1 a.d.
1972/73 SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck SK Rapid Vienna 1: 0 u. 1: 2
1973/74 FK Austria Vienna SV Austria Salzburg 2: 1 u. 1: 1
1974/75 SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck SK Sturm Graz 3: 0 u. 0: 2
1975/76 SK Rapid Vienna SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck 1: 2 u. 1-0
1976/77 SpG Austria-Vienna AC Viennese sports club 1: 0 u. 3-0
1977/78 SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck SK Vöest Linz 1: 1 u. 2: 1
1978/79 SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck FC Admira / Wacker 1: 0 u. 1: 1
1979/80 FK Austria Vienna SV Austria Salzburg 0: 1 and 2-0

In the seventies - similar to the championship - a duel between Innsbruck and Vienna for the silver cup developed. The trophy was fetched five times each by Wacker Innsbruck to the Inn and back to the Danube by Rapid and Austria.


ÖFB: Austrian Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1980/81 Graz AK SV Austria Salzburg 0: 1 and 2: 0 a.d.
1981/82 FK Austria Vienna SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck 1: 0 u. 3: 1
1982/83 SK Rapid Vienna SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck 3: 0 u. 5-0
1983/84 SK Rapid Vienna FK Austria Vienna 1: 3 u. 2-0
1984/85 SK Rapid Vienna FK Austria Vienna 6: 5 n.e.
1985/86 FK Austria Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 6: 4 a.d.
1986/87 SK Rapid Vienna FC Tirol 2: 0 u. 2: 2
1987/88 Kremser SC FC Tirol 2: 0 u. 1: 3
1988/89 FC Tirol FC Admira / Wacker 0: 2 and 6: 2

Due to the economic decline of Wacker Innsbruck, the duel in the eighties was reduced to Rapid against Austria. The only exception was the victory of the Grazer AK in 1981. In the middle of the decade in particular, there was the famous clash between the two Viennese clubs in the final. While Rapid was able to prevail on penalties with 6: 5 after a 3: 3 on June 13, 1985, Austria succeeded only a year later after a 3: 3 revenge with a 6: 4 on May 6, 1986 in extra time .

At the end of the 80s, a new club , the newly founded FC Swarovski Tirol, intervened in the title race for the cup and championship. The 1988 cup final saw the Kremser SC, the first second division side since the cup was reinstated, as the winner, who surprisingly prevailed over the “most expensive team in Austria”. Swarovski finally won the next year.

1990s until today

ÖFB Cup: Memphis Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
1989/90 FK Austria Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 3: 1 a.d.
1990/91 SV Stockerau SK Rapid Vienna 2: 1
1991/92 FK Austria Vienna FC Admira / Wacker 1-0
1992/93 FC Wacker Innsbruck SK Rapid Vienna 3: 1
1993/94 FK Austria Vienna FC Linz 4-0
1994/95 SK Rapid Vienna DSV Leoben 1-0
1995/96 SK Sturm Graz FC Admira / Wacker 3: 1
1996/97 SK Sturm Graz First Vienna FC 1894 2: 1
1997/98 SV Ried SK Sturm Graz 3: 1
1998/99 SK Sturm Graz LASK Linz 5: 3 n.e.
1999/2000 Graz AK SV Austria Salzburg 6: 5 n.e.
2000/01 FC Carinthia FC Tirol Innsbruck 2: 1 a.d.
2001/02 Graz AK SK Sturm Graz 3: 2
2002/03 FK Austria Vienna FC Carinthia 3-0
2003/04 Graz AK FK Austria Vienna 8: 7 n.e.
ÖFB Cup: Stiegl Cup
2004/05 FK Austria Vienna SK Rapid Vienna 3: 1
2005/06 FK Austria Vienna SV Mattersburg 3-0
2006/07 FK Austria Vienna SV Mattersburg 2: 1

In the 1989/90 season there was a change in the rules: The cup competition in Austria is played in one game. The first winner in this cup game was the Bundesliga team FK Austria Wien . As early as 1991 there was another sensation in the cup final: This time the second division SV Stockerau prevailed against Rapid. After further victories in Austria and Rapids and the last Innsbruck title win in 1993, the two Graz clubs GAK and Sturm in particular succeeded in the ÖFB Cup from the end of the 90s. From 1996 to 1999, Sturm won three titles in four consecutive finals, only having to admit defeat in 1998, the premier winner SV Ried . The GAK was also able to bring the cup trophy to the Mur three more times between 2000 and 2004. This series was interrupted by the cup victory of FC Kärnten in 2001, which entered the list of winners as the fourth second division team.

In the following years the Cup was again in the hands of Vienna Austria; in six finals from 2003 to 2009, she won five times.

ÖFB Amateur Cup
season Cup winner finalist result
2007/08 Because of the EM 2008 competition only with amateur teams
SV Horn SV Feldkirchen 1: 1 u. 2: 1

In the 2007/08 season, the cup competition was an amateur cup only with amateur teams from the third level, from the three regional leagues. The final was played with a first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and a second leg, which SV Horn won 2-1.

season Cup winner finalist result
ÖFB Cup: Stiegl Cup
2008/09 FK Austria Vienna Admira 3: 1 a.d.
2009/10 SK Sturm Graz SC Wiener Neustadt 1-0
2010/11 SV Ried SC Austria Lustenau 2-0
ÖFB Cup: Samsung Cup
2011/12 FC Red Bull Salzburg SV Ried 3-0
2012/13 FC Pasching FK Austria Vienna 1-0
2013/14 FC Red Bull Salzburg SKN St. Pölten 4: 2
2014/15 FC Red Bull Salzburg FK Austria Vienna 2-0
2015/16 FC Red Bull Salzburg FC Admira Wacker Mödling 5-0
2016/17 FC Red Bull Salzburg SK Rapid Vienna 2: 1
ÖFB Cup: Uniqa Cup
2017/18 SK Sturm Graz FC Red Bull Salzburg 1: 0 a.d.
2018/19 FC Red Bull Salzburg SK Rapid Vienna 2-0
2019/20 FC Red Bull Salzburg SC Austria Lustenau 5-0

In 2010 Sturm Graz won the cup for the first time since 1999, and in 2011 SV Ried achieved their second cup triumph. In the 2012 cup final, Rieder had to admit defeat to FC Red Bull Salzburg . This was the first cup win for the seven-time champion. In 2013, FC Pasching achieved its biggest cup sensation to date when it was the first third division team to not only reach the final, but also to win it. From 2014 until today, the people of Mozartstadt were able to win the cup a total of six times, this series was only interrupted by SK Sturm Graz 2018.

International qualification

Mitropa Cup from 1927 to 1940
year Final pairing Result
1927 Sparta Prague - SK Rapid Vienna 6: 2 u. 1: 2
1928 Ferencváros Budapest - SK Rapid Vienna 7: 1 u. 2: 2
1929 Újpesti FC - Slavia Prague 5: 1 u. 2: 2
1930 Sparta Prague - SK Rapid Vienna 0: 2 and 3: 2
1931 Vienna AC - First Vienna FC 1894 2: 3 u. 1: 2
1932 AGC Bologna - First Vienna FC 1894 2: 0 u. 0: 1
1933 AS Ambrosiana-Inter Milan - FK Austria Vienna 2: 1 u. 1: 3
1934 SK Admira Vienna - AGC Bologna 3: 2 u. 1: 5
1935 Ferencváros Budapest - Sparta Prague 2: 1 u. 0: 3
1936 FK Austria Vienna - Sparta Prague 0: 0 u. 1-0
1937 Ferencváros Budapest - Lazio Rome 4: 2 u. 5: 4
1938 Slavia Prague - Ferencváros Budapest 2: 2 u. 2-0
1939 Ferencváros Budapest - Újpest Budapest 1: 4 and 2: 2
1940 Ferencváros Budapest - FC Rapid Bucharest 1
1 Final no longer held due to World War II.

From 1927 until the National Socialist Reichsbund for physical exercise was banned from participating, the ÖFB Cup winner qualified to participate in the Mitropa Cup . In addition to the cup winner, the master was also entitled to participate and, due to the success of the Austrian team, the runner-up in later editions. If the ÖFB Cup winner was also a champion, the right to participate fell to the runner-up. This was the case in 1928, 1932 and 1934, which led to the curious fact that the respective fans of the runner-up champion actively supported the champion in the ÖFB Cup final.

Austrian clubs that qualified for the Mitropa Cup through the Cup were subsequently very successful. Four times they reached the finals, twice they won the title. In return, Austrian clubs that had qualified through the championship reached the final four times and also won two titles. In 1931 there was even a duel between the Austrian champions and cup winners in the final of the Mitropapokal, which went in favor of the Vienna champions. The following list gives an overview of the finals of the ÖFB Cup winners in the Mitropapokal:

European Cup of Cup winners
finals with Austrian participation
year Final pairing Result
1977/1978 RSC Anderlecht - FK Austria Vienna 4-0
1984/1985 Everton FC - SK Rapid Vienna 3: 1
1995/1996 Paris Saint-Germain - SK Rapid Vienna 1-0

From 1960, the winner of the ÖFB Cup qualified for the European Cup of Cup winners introduced for the 1960/61 season . If the national cup winner was able to qualify for the European championship or the UEFA Champions League , which replaced this competition from 1991 , the defeated cup finalist took the place in the European cup winners' cup. This was the case in the 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1993 seasons, so it happened quite often. Austrian clubs reached the final of the European Cup winners three times:

Since the abolition of the cup winners competition at European level after the 1998/99 season, the winner of the ÖFB Cup can compete in the UEFA Cup in the following season (since the 2008/2009 season, the UEFA Europa League ). If the winner has qualified for the Champions League via the Bundesliga or is taking part in the Champions League qualification, the right to participate in the UEFA Europa League was automatically transferred to the loser of the final until 2015. Since 2015, the loser of the CUP final no longer has the right to participate in the UEFA Europa League, but the highest club in the Bundesliga that has not already qualified for the UEFA Europa League.

The cup

Name (sponsor)

Logo from 2009 to 2010

For a long time, the ÖFB Cup was held without its own name. The naming of the association, the ÖFB, became a matter of course. The cup has been marketed since 1989 and named after the current main sponsor. After the Austrian Tobacco Directorate (Memphis), the French computer manufacturer Bull , the confectionery manufacturer Masterfood ( Snickers ), the Meda Pharma (Magnofit) and the Stiegl Brewery in Salzburg appeared as sponsors , from 2011 to 2017 it was the electronics group Samsung , who gave the competition its name. Uniqa has been the name sponsor since the 2017/18 season . Due to the changing names, however, these are only used in media reports and hardly by the football audience.

Game mode

All games in the ÖFB-Cup are played over a regular playing time of 2 × 45 minutes. The winner of a game moves on to the next round. It is tied after the normal time, the game is around 2 × 15 minutes extended . If there is still a draw after extra time, the winner has been determined in a penalty shoot-out since the 1971/72 season .

Before 1971, after a draw after extra time, a replay was scheduled, in which the home right was reversed. Finals were excluded from this regulation, if necessary the lot that was actually used to determine the winner in the 1966/67 season decided. Replay games that ended in a draw have also been decided by drawing lots since 1959, a rule that had to be drawn twice (quarter-finals in 1965 and semi-finals in 1970). This was intended to prevent "double repetitions" that had taken place sporadically in previous years.

There was a rule in 1974/75 to play back and forth games from the quarter-finals onwards, but according to the decisions of the ÖFB board meeting on July 18, 1975, only the final should be played in this way from 1975/76 (there was also the decision that there a goalkeeper could be substituted for a penalty shoot-out if only one exchange has taken place by then). Another error was discovered in the interpretation of the regulations, because these should have been applied as early as 1974/75.

Participants and draw

Participation in the ÖFB Cup is compulsory. In the 2006/07 season, this obligation applied to the members of the Austrian Football League (22) and the top-ranked clubs from the nine regional associations. However, the number of clubs per regional association is different:

Flyer for the second cup final in 1920

However, the participants of the regional associations first contest a regional preliminary round, the Bundesliga clubs go straight to the first of the six main rounds. Clubs that take part in UEFA tournaments only enter the current competition in the third round.

The draws for the games take place within the framework of a meeting of the cup and appointments committee or also within the framework of a television broadcast in which the committee is represented by the chairman and another member. In the first two rounds, the amateur teams from the first pot are drawn from professional teams from the second pot, with the amateurs always having home rights. From the round of 16 onwards, the teams will only be drawn from one lottery pot, but the preference for the amateur teams will remain, otherwise the first drawn will enjoy this advantage.

The sixth main round is the final, which is played between the two semi-final winners in a neutral location. So far, Vienna has been selected 48 times as the final venue, a total of six different Vienna stadiums have been used for this. In addition, the final took place four times in Klagenfurt , twice in Graz , and once each in Maria Enzersdorf , Wals-Siezenheim and Mattersburg . It should be noted that there was no actual final in 1965, 1967, 1972 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989, this was played as a return game in the home stadiums of the respective finalists.

Trophies and medals

Trophy of the ÖFB Cup since 2009

In the cup final, which was played for the first time in 1919, the winner was presented with the trophy for the first time by ÖFV President Ignaz Abeles, which at the time was described as a "large, beautifully crafted silver cup". The filigree and richly decorated silver cup, also affectionately called Häferl , soon became the flagship of the cup and was presented to the victorious eleven of the amateurs for the first time in 1925 by Federal President Michael Hainisch . In 1986 the historic silver cup was replaced by a much larger, massive gold cup in a rectangular shape. He measured over 60 cm and weighed 17 kg. The Vienna Austria was allowed to receive the new trophy for the first time, followed by 16 more winners until the ÖFB presented a new trophy, which was awarded from 2004 to 2008. The new, simpler trophy was designed by Silvio Gazzaniga , creator of the World Cup trophy. From 2009 a new, significantly larger - now 70 cm tall and 16.45 kg heavy - version of the 2004 Cup will be awarded.

In addition to the handover of the trophy, the traditional honoring of the players of both teams by handing over the medals takes place in the finals. At the moment it is stipulated in the implementation regulations of the ÖFB that there are 25 available per club with the label “winner” or with the label “finalist”. The cup medals have been issued in almost unchanged form since 1919 - at the beginning the names of each player were engraved - and are based on the Austrian championship medals.


The title holders in the ÖFB Cup

Quarter-final match between Sturm Graz and Austria Wien in the UPC-Arena (March 2009)

In the history of the Austrian Cup, 19 different clubs have won the title. The most successful club is FK Austria Wien with 27 cup wins, followed by SK Rapid Wien with 14 titles.

rank society total Total ÖFV + ÖFB NFV ÖFV ÖFB Tschammer Cup ÖFB
1897-1911 1918-1924 1924-1938 1938-1945 from 1945 Bundesliga from 1974/75
1 FK Austria Vienna 27 27 1 6th - 20th 12
as a Viennese amateur SV 4th 4th 1 3 - - -
  ÖFV : 1920/21, ÖFB : 1923/24, 1925, 1925/26
as FK Austria Vienna 23 23 - 3 - 20th 12
  ÖFB : 1932/33, 1934/35, 1935/36, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1959/60, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1966/67, 1970/71, 1973/74, 1976/77, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1989/90, 1991/92, 1993/94, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09
2 SK Rapid Vienna 15th 14th 2 1 1 11 6th
  ÖFV : 1918/19, 1919/20, ÖFB : 1926/27, Tschammerpokal : 1938, ÖFB : 1945/46, 1960/61, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1971/72, 1975/76, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1994/95
3 FC Red Bull Salzburg 7th 7th - - - 7th 7th
  ÖFB : 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2018/19, 2019/20
FC Wacker Innsbruck 7th 7th - - - 7th 5
as FC Wacker Innsbruck 6th 6th - - - 6th 4th
  ÖFB : 1969/70, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1992/93
as FC Tirol 1 1 - - - 1 1
  ÖFB : 1988/89
5 FC Admira Wacker Mödling 6th 6th - 3 - 3 -
as SK Admira Vienna 5 5 - 3 - 2 -
  ÖFB : 1927/28, 1931/32, 1933/34, 1963/64, 1965/66
as SC Wacker Vienna 1 1 - - - 1 -
  ÖFB : 1946/47
6th SK Sturm Graz 5 5 - - - 5 5
  ÖFB : 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 2009/10, 2017/18
7th Graz AK 4th 4th - - - 4th 4th
  ÖFB : 1980/81, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2003/04
First Vienna FC 1894 4th 3 - 3 1 - -
  ÖFB : 1928/29, 1929/30, 1936/37, Tschammerpokal : 1943
9 Vienna AC 3 3 - 2 - 1 -
as Vienna AC 2 2 - 1 - 1 -
  ÖFB : 1930/31, 1958/59
as Black-Red Vienna 1 1 - 1 - - -
  ÖFB : 1937/38
10 SV Ried 2 2 - - - 2 2
  ÖFB : 1997/98, 2010/11
11 FC Pasching 1 1 - - - 1 1
  ÖFB : 2012/13
FC Carinthia 1 1 - - - 1 1
  ÖFB : 2000/01
SV Stockerau 1 1 - - - 1 1
  ÖFB : 1990/91
Kremser SC 1 1 - - - 1 1
  ÖFB : 1987/88
LASK Linz 1 1 - - - 1 -
  ÖFB : 1964/65
Viennese sports club 1 1 1 - - - -
  ÖFV : 1922/23
Vienna AF 1 1 1 - - - -
  ÖFV : 1921/22
  1. a b The Tschammer Cup, the predecessor of the DFB Cup, does not count towards the ÖFB Cup.
  2. The Challenge Cup was organized between 1897 and 1911 by the Lower Austrian Football Association (NFV) and the Vienna Football Association (WFV).

The double and cup series

Double winner
season Success No. society
1900/01 1.  Vienna AC
1902/03 2.  Vienna AC
1908/09 1.  Ferencvárosi TC
1918/19 1.  SK Rapid Vienna
1919/20 2.  SK Rapid Vienna
1923/24 1.  Viennese amateur SV
1925/26 2.  Viennese amateur SV
1927/28 1.  SK Admira Vienna
1931/32 2.  SK Admira Vienna
1933/34 3.  SK Admira Vienna
1945/46 3.  SK Rapid Vienna
1946/47 4th  SC Wacker Vienna
1948/49 3.  FK Austria Vienna
1961/62 4th  FK Austria Vienna
1962/63 5.  FK Austria Vienna
1964/65 1.  Linz ASK
1965/66 5.  SK Admira Vienna
1967/68 4th  SK Rapid Vienna
1972/73 1.  SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck
1974/75 2.  SpG Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck
1979/80 6th  FK Austria Vienna
1982/83 5.  SK Rapid Vienna
1985/86 7th  FK Austria Vienna
1986/87 6th  SK Rapid Vienna
1988/89 3.  FC Tirol
1991/92 8th.  FK Austria Vienna
1998/99 1.  SK Sturm Graz
2002/03 9.  FK Austria Vienna
2003/04 1.  Graz AK
2005/06 10.  FK Austria Vienna
2011/12 1.  FC Red Bull Salzburg
2013/14 2.  FC Red Bull Salzburg
2014/15 3.  FC Red Bull Salzburg
2015/16 4th  FC Red Bull Salzburg
2016/17 5.  FC Red Bull Salzburg
2018/19 6th  FC Red Bull Salzburg

In Austria eight teams won the cup as part of the double of cup victory and championship. It should be noted that at the time of the Empire, the double with the Austro-Hungarian Cup, the Challenge Cup, was also possible, which was also achieved by the Vienna AC and Ferencváros Budapest . The double from the championship and the ÖFB Cup was also won ten times by FK Austria Wien, SK Rapid Wien and FC Red Bull Salzburg six times, and FC Admira Wacker five times (four times as SK Admira Wien, once as SC Wacker Wien) , three times with FC Wacker Innsbruck (twice as FC Wacker Innsbruck (1915), once as FC Swarovski Tirol), as well as the Grazer AK, LASK Linz and SK Sturm Graz once each.

Up until now, only FK Austria Wien has managed to win the cup competition four times in a row from 2005 to 2009; (the 2007/08 Cup was a purely amateur competition and is not counted by the ÖFB in the statistics) and FC Red Bull Salzburg in the years 2014 to 2017, whereby the national record of four doubles en suite was also raised here . Their own improved record of unrivaled five double successes in a decade (2012, 2014–2017) and 24 undefeated cup games in a row have since attested to the absolute dominance of Salzburg in Austrian club football. The Wiener Amateur-SV / FK Austria Wien were successful three times in a row from 1924 to 1926 and the SK Rapid Wien from 1983 to 1985. In 1927 and 1986, the teams already had the chance of the fourth title en suite, but curiously, both failed because of the other in the final. Only Austria (2003 to 2009) has made six finals in a row with five wins. The most unlucky ÖFB Cup finalist is often called the Wiener Sport-Club, which probably won the title in 1923, but lost seven times in the final. Opposite this is the Viennese Admira with five finals and just as many titles. The successor club FC Admira Wacker failed just as often in six finals.

The title holder in the Challenge Cup


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Cup finals

An overview of all ÖFB Cup finals can be found at:

Web links

Commons : ÖFB-Cup  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ÖFB Cup: Ankick with UNIQA , from June 26, 2017, accessed on June 5, 2019 in Uniqagroup.com.
  2. ^ "Dispute over the Austrian Cup" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna January 5, 1947, p. 5 ( Arbeiter-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  3. «Only three made it to the semifinals» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna December 2, 1947, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  4. ^ "A Marathon Cup Match" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna January 6, 1948, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  5. ^ "For the third time: Sportclub - Admira" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna January 11, 1948, p. 5 ( Arbeiter-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  6. «You have to be lucky too» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna January 13, 1948, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  7. «Despite the bonus, disappointed viewers» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna January 25, 1949, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  8. ^ "The Cup game Austria - Rapid on a Saturday" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna February 11, 1949, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  9. ^ "A deserved victory in Austria" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna February 20, 1949, p. 7 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  10. ^ "Moderate football before the start of the championship" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna February 22, 1949, p. 4 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  11. "Cup decision with training light?" In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna October 10, 1974, p. 15 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  12. Cup finalist no longer in the Europa League , on uefa.com, accessed on May 20, 2016.
  13. "Reason has prevailed" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna July 19, 1975, p. 10 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  14. «Only the final with a second leg» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna July 20, 1975, p. 15 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  15. ^ "AZ reveals: Cup was irregular" . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna August 2, 1975, p. 24 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  16. «" We were wrong "» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna August 5, 1975, p. 11 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  17. «Handicap for the little ones» . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna August 6, 1975, p. 11 ( berufer-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  18. Austria wins the ÖFB-Stiegl-Cup for the 27th time. (No longer available online.) In: oefb.at. May 24, 2009, archived from the original on November 29, 2009 ; accessed on May 24, 2009 : "In the 74th final of the ÖFB-Stiegl-Cup, the violets celebrated their 27th success and the fourth in a row."
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