FC Admira Wacker Mödling
|FC Admira Wacker Mödling|
Logo until March 2017 without additional sponsors
|Surname||Football club Admira Wacker Mödling|
|Seat||Maria Enzersdorf , Lower Austria|
|founding||17th October 1905|
|Colours||Black White Red|
|Surname||Admira Wacker Profibetrieb GmbH|
|Seat||Mattersburg , Burgenland|
20.0%: Flyeralarm Future Labs GmbH
15.0%: Weiss Invest Consult GmbH
9.4%: online Druck GmbH
1.2%: Philip Thonhauser
0.8%: Michael Beranek
|executive Director||Thomas Drabek|
|Head coach||Zvonimir Soldo|
|Venue||BSFZ-Arena (federal stadium Südstadt)|
The football club Admira Wacker Mödling (officially sponsored by Flyeralarm Admira Wacker Mödling football club ), known as FC Admira Wacker Mödling , is a football club from the Lower Austrian market town of Maria Enzersdorf , which has been playing in the Austrian Bundesliga again since the 2011/12 season . The club plays its home games in the Maria Enzersdorfer BSFZ-Arena , the club colors are black, white and red.
The club emerged in 1971 as FC Admira / Wacker from a merger of SK Admira and SC Wacker . As the legal successor of both clubs you can adorn yourself with the titles of both teams. SC Wacker was founded in 1907 in the Vienna district of Obermeidling and was once an Austrian champion and cup winner. The Admira was founded in 1905 in the Vienna district of Jedlesee and has played in the Südstadt since 1967 . She was eight times champion, five times ÖFB Cup winner and once Supercup winner. The greatest international success was the Mitropa Cup final in 1934 . The merged club reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990 .
The professional football department is outsourced to Admira Wacker Profibetrieb GmbH based in Mattersburg , of which the club holds 53.6 percent, Flyeralarm Future Labs GmbH holds 20 percent, and Weiss Invest Consult GmbH holds 15 percent, the shareholders (as of April 2020) online Druck GmbH to 9.4 percent, the club president Philip Thonhauser to 1.2 percent and Michael Beranek to 0.8 percent.
1971–1979: Wacker joining and first sensation against Inter Milan
On July 7, 1971, the second-rate SC Wacker from Vienna was connected to FC Admira from Maria Enzersdorf and the associated renaming to FC Admira / Wacker . The continued existence of the eight-time champion Admira remained unaffected, the previous club colors black and white remained and the marketing as the football flagship of Lower Austria with the integration of the state colors blue and yellow was continued in this form. In the first year under a new name, however, the club faced major sporting problems. Despite the renowned coach Karl Schlechta , the Südstadters were in danger of relegation and had to accept defeats against their own amateurs in the ÖFB Cup and against SK Bischofshofen in the league, which apart from this match would never win a first division game. So Ernst Ocffekt was brought in as the new coach, who should lead the prominent team back to the top half of the table.
Under their new coach, the Südstädter could soon cause the first big surprise. As fourth in the championship in 1973, Admira / Wacker was entitled to take part in the UEFA Cup , where, however, with Inter Milan, an apparently unsolvable task was drawn. The team, which consisted of some little-known players, won the first leg in the Südstadt with a goal from Kurt Swojanovsky 1-0. In the San Siro stadium in Milan, in front of 25,000 spectators in the game led by Rudolf Glöckner , the Italian superstars were only able to take the lead in the 57th minute with a goal from Adelio Moro , and it was only in extra time that Roberto Boninsegna made it 2-0 (92 .), but Günter Kaltenbrunner's goal to 2-1 in the 97th minute gave the Admirans a sensational advance against Inter thanks to the away goal rule. In the second round, however, came the end against Fortuna Düsseldorf . A 2-1 home win was followed by a 0-3 away defeat. Admira / Wacker was able to hold its own in the championship in the following years and in 1979 reached for the first national title win since 1966. They reached the cup final, but lost to SSW Innsbruck in two games with 1: 1 and 0: 1.
1979–1995: Rise to the national top and time in the European Cup
After the Südstadters were always in the top half of the championship table in the 80s, they were able to intervene again decisively in the championship and ÖFB Cup championship fights towards the end of the decade. The rise was due in particular to the new Admira storm Rodax - Knaller - Schaub , who scored 116 goals together in the 1988/89 and 1989/90 seasons. In 1989, the club was runner-up behind FC Swarovski Tirol , which was trained by Ernst Happel , and also had to admit defeat to the Tyroleans in the final 2: 0 (H) and 2: 6 (A) in the Cup. The revenge against the double winner from Innsbruck finally came in the Supercup: After a 1-1 draw after extra time, the Admirans had better nerve in the penalty shoot-out and won 3-1. Further highlights in national football events these days were the entry into the cup finals of 1992 and 1996, which were lost 1-0 to FK Austria Wien and 3-1 to SK Sturm Graz .
The good placements in the championship and cup helped the Südstadters to numerous appearances in the European Cup. In the European Cup of Cup winners, FC Admira / Wacker reached the quarter-finals against Anderlecht (0: 2 and 1: 1) via AEL Limassol and Ferencvárosi TC in 1990 . Against Limassol, the goals from Schaub, Knaller and Rodax to the 3-0 home win only fell in the last 10 minutes. Against Ferencvárosi, the goal to make it 1-0 in the Südstadt was just before the final whistle. The second leg - it had to be played due to crowd riots in Szeged - the Admirans also won 1-0 in front of 21,000 spectators. A season later, the club prevailed in the UEFA Cup against Vejle BK and FC Luzern and also won their home game against FC Bologna 3-0 before they were dramatically eliminated in the second leg. With a 0: 3 in Italy it went to penalties. Knaller was able to parry twice, but in the end it was 6: 5 for Bologna.
A similar drama occurred in the 1992 European Cup Winners' Cup. After advancing through Cardiff City , the Admirans lost their home game against Royal Antwerp, despite leading at halftime, 2: 4 and were in Antwerp at the break, with one man less, 2: 2 . In a sensational second half there were four more goals away from home, so that extra time followed, in which the 3: 4 fell for Antwerp. The last victory in the European Cup was against AS Cannes : In the 1994/95 UEFA Cup season, the club had been able to prevail against Górnik Zabrze and met the French in the next round. After a 1-1 draw in Südstadt, a 4-2 away win succeeded after the Admirans had played out a quick 3-0 lead. The so far last appearance of the Südstadters in the European Cup followed on December 6, 1994 against Juventus Turin , but the Turin proved to be too strong for FC Admira / Wacker (1: 3 and 1: 2).
1995–2008: Bosman decision, SC Niederösterreich and Niedergang
With the Bosman ruling in 1995 came the club's sudden relegation. With his youth academy in the federal sports center in Südstadt, he had built up an almost inexhaustible reservoir of talented young players. These club-owned players were instrumental in the greatest successes of FC Admira / Wacker, and their sale had so far brought much-needed funds. The Bosman decision now allowed a transfer-free club change, which meant the departure of its talents for the club without getting any money for it. The 1995/96 season ended Admira / Wacker with ninth place. This placement made two relegation games necessary to stay in the Bundesliga against the runner-up in the 2nd Bundesliga. FC Admira / Wacker lost their first game at home against their satellite club SV Gerasdorf 3: 4. With a 6-0 victory in the second leg, however, the Admirans secured the first division place.
After the relegation games, the club's management announced the renaming of the club to SC Niederösterreich Admira / Wacker - a project by Lower Austrian governor Erwin Pröll . A merger with the VSE St. Pölten was planned, but it did not materialize. Nevertheless, attempts were made to create a new Lower Austrian identity for the club, which due to its roots was still a “Viennese” club for many. In addition, the now no longer financially strong club should be able to continue to secure its gaming operations through subsidies. In its only season, however, the SCN only finished last in the table and only escaped relegation due to the merger of the two major Linz clubs Linz ASK and FC Linz, which was decided after the end of the season . The club inherited the relegation place of FC Linz and prevailed against the second in the 2nd Bundesliga, SK Vorwärts Steyr with 5: 1. The "SC Niederösterreich" project failed in the first year and the club's management was forced to take further measures.
After Admira was now on the verge of bankruptcy and since there was also VfB Mödling in the Mödling area , which in the 1990s kept commuting between the first and second division and the fan potential for two clubs from the region did not seem to exist , it was decided to join the VfB to Admira. VfB Admira Wacker Mödling played for the first time in the 1997/98 season in the highest Austrian league with the extended club colors black, white and red, but the abbreviation was always left on Admira. Notable in the following period were the commitments of some prominent players such as Tomasz Iwan and Vladimir Jugović , who surprisingly could be signed in the 2003/04 season. Nevertheless, the club mostly found itself in the lower half of the table and also rose in 2006 to the second-rate first division, after having been second-rate in the years 1999 to 2001.
In the 2006/07 season, many players left the club. With a young team you were involved in the relegation battle from the start. In the course of the season, Hubert Baumgartner was dismissed as coach and replaced by Ernst Baumeister . The club barely managed to stay in the league, but economically the receipt of a license could not be achieved and so Admira had to relegate to the third-class Regionalliga Ost for the first time.
2008–2014: Trenkwalder era and return to Europe
After Admira's sporting and financial descent into the regional league , Richard Trenkwalder , President of ASK Schwadorf, began his commitment in the southern part of the city. He operated the renaming of his Schwadorfer playing in the first division in "FC Trenkwalder Admira" and the relocation of the club headquarters from Schwadorf to Mödling. The main reason for this was the "rescue" of the Admira Academy, one of the best junior schools in Austria. The real Admira in the legal sense was also renamed and continued to play in the Regionalliga Ost from the 2008/09 season under the name "FC Trenkwalder Admira Kampfmannschaft II".
Trenkwalder's goal was the promotion of Admira from the first to the Bundesliga in the next two years. On July 10, 2008, Heribert Weber, a new sports director, was hired. After a false start in the 2008/09 season of the First League , where they only got one point out of five games , a new coach was introduced on August 9, 2008 with Walter Schachner . With the victory over the Austria-Wien amateurs, Admira made it into the ÖFB Cup final for the first time in 13 years , which was held in the Pappelstadion in Mattersburg and lost 3-1 after extra time against the professionals of FK Austria Wien has been.
In the 2009/2010 season promotion was again the number one goal for Admira. The main competitors this season were FC Wacker Innsbruck and the relegated team from the previous season SCR Altach . When Admira stumbled more and more in this three-way battle, the ripcord was pulled in April 2010 and coach Walter Schachner, goalkeeper Thomas Mandl and captain Ernst Dospel were on leave. Dietmar Kühbauer rose to become the new head coach . In the last six games of the season, Admira have just as many wins. In the end, it was only enough to finish second, two points behind promoted Wacker Innsbruck.
The 2010/11 season of the First League was characterized by an exciting duel right up to the last day of the match . The SCR Altach and the Admira fought a bitter duel right up to the end, which the Südstadter won by one point at the end of the season. Thus, Admira returned to the Bundesliga after five years in the 2011/12 season.
Promoted Trenkwalder Admira played a sensational first Bundesliga season 2011/2012. In the autumn championship, as a result of 13 unbeaten games, they were able to maintain the championship lead for 5 rounds. After a small setback at the end of 2011, after briefly falling back to 7th place, a race to catch up in spring 2012 brought 3rd place in the final table, which meant a Europa League starting place for the team . A successful season was rewarded with Admira’s first European Cup appearance in 18 years.
When returning to the European Cup, FC Admira Wacker faced Lithuanian club Zalgiris Vilnius in the second qualifying round . After the first leg ended 1-1 in Vilnius, Admira clearly won the second leg 5-1 and met Sparta Prague in the third qualifying round . After a 0-2 home defeat, the team retired after a 2-2 in the second leg.
The 2012/2013 season started rather mixed because of the triple burden with the Bundesliga, qualification for the Europa League and ÖFB Samsung Cup. To make matters worse, striker Philipp Hosiner left the club shortly before the transfer ended. The following autumn, the team got into a serious crisis, partly due to bad luck with injuries, in which they only scored one point from eleven games. There was also a lengthy tug-of-war about the talent Marcel Sabitzer , who was associated with various top European clubs in autumn, but ended up with the Austrian record champions SK Rapid Wien .
In spring 2013, a significant increase was seen, also due to many player purchases in winter. However, this was also the case with the direct competitors for relegation, FC Wacker Innsbruck and SC Wiener Neustadt . So the relegation battle was an open race until the end, in which SV Mattersburg also played an increasingly important role. After the penultimate round, the last four teams in the table were within three points, which became a real relegation thriller in the last round, in which the Admira played against Mattersburg. Since the Südstädter won this game and the rivals from Innsbruck and Wiener Neustadt also won, SV Mattersburg, seventh in the table before the game, had to be relegated. So Admira will also play in the Bundesliga in 2013/14.
On June 11, 2013, one day before the start of training, the Admira and coach Didi Kühbauer parted amicably. The successor to the coach who had been in office since April 2010 was taken over by the ÖFB record scorer Toni Polster on June 17th . After Admira had lost the first three games of the season under upholstery, the coach was on leave on August 9, 2013, one day before his fourth Bundesliga game. The previous co-trainer Oliver Lederer became his successor. Shortly afterwards, the coaching team was expanded to include Admira legend Walter Knaller , who was then head coach of the team for two seasons. On October 14, 2013, FC Admira Wacker Mödling was imposed a draconian sentence. Senate 5 (Licensing Committee) of the Bundesliga deducted eight points from the club because of a "serious violation of the licensing provisions", which left the team without points after eleven rounds. After going to the permanently neutral court of arbitration, the penalty was reduced to a five-point deduction in January 2014. In the end, despite the deduction of points, they managed to stay in the league and finished ninth with eight points ahead of relegated FC Wacker Innsbruck. In sporting terms - without deducting points - Admira would have finished the season in eighth place.
Since 2014: up and down in the Bundesliga
After Richard Trenkwalder no longer had the "strength" to run a Bundesliga club for personal reasons and, mainly due to the economic development as a result of the global financial crisis, he sold a large part of his company to the German Droege Group , they started in 2013 the restructuring measures at FC Admira Wacker Mödling. However, since the association was too intertwined with the Trenkwalder company, the "hopefuls", previously known as the "New Group", had to do some extensive work in the background. Only at the beginning of the 2014/15 season were the new managers of the club officially announced. These are business people around the brothers Hubertus and Philip Thonhauser, all from the Mödling district and the surrounding area.
The goal of the eleven new board members is clearly defined: They want to clearly position Admira as the figurehead of the next generation of Austrian footballers and to network it through good contacts in business and politics, especially in the region.
In the first year under the new leadership, Admira began a strong first championship quarter, which was followed by a long dry spell. You were back in the table basement very quickly. After a moderate spring, Admira started an impressive race to catch up in the season finale, a duel to keep the league with SC Wiener Neustadt came to a head. Only in the last lap could the Südstädter, thanks to a victory in Grödig and a simultaneous defeat of the Neustädig, keep the class. Towards the end of the season, Walter Knaller and Admira separated by mutual agreement, while Oliver Lederer was the sole coach responsible for the rest of the season .
For the 2015/16 season Ernst Baumeister was hired as head coach, who from then on looked after the team together with Oliver Lederer. After Admira had been traded as the biggest relegation candidate before the season, the start of the season was surprisingly successful; On September 12, 2015, the team was even able to take the lead in the Bundesliga for the first time since November 2011. On October 17, 2015, Admira lost 8-0 at FC Red Bull Salzburg . This result also marks the highest defeat in the 110-year history of the club. The rest of the 2015/16 season continued to be very successful for Admira. With the relegation places you had nothing to do with the entire season, the view of the upper half of the table was necessary from now on. You could also show in the ÖFB Cup . The Südstadt team eliminated the SK Rapid Wien team 1-0 in the quarter-finals away in the Ernst Happel Stadium , and SKN St. Pölten 2-1 in the semi-finals at home in Südstadt . Thus, after 2009, Admira was back in the final of the ÖFB Cup for the first time, where the league club FC Red Bull Salzburg was waiting. The final on May 19 in Klagenfurt's Wörthersee Stadium was lost 5-0, but thanks to the sensational fourth place in the Bundesliga, which was fixed on the last match day, Admira will play again in the 2016/17 season after four years Qualification for the UEFA Europa League . Admira, dubbed by the media and experts as a “fixed relegation” in the run-up to the season, was able to crown a very successful season. As it became known the day after the final of the ÖFB Cup, General Manager Alexander Friedl left the club on June 30, 2016 after more than 11 years.
On January 3rd, 2017 it was announced that Oliver Lederer will be released and Damir Burić will follow him as trainer. In March 2017, the sponsor Flyeralarm was included in the logo and club name. The official name of the club has since been the Flyeralarm Admira Wacker Mödling football club . The club finished the 2016/17 season of the Bundesliga in sixth place and was defeated by FC Red Bull Salzburg in the 2016/17 ÖFB Cup in the semi-finals .
Burić left the club in September 2017. As his successor, sports director Ernst Baumeister took over as coach again. In the 2017/18 season , the club again reached the Europa League qualification with fifth place in the table.
The new Bundesliga mode with twelve teams was introduced at the 2018/19 Austrian Football Championship . Reiner Geyer became the new trainer in October 2018 . The Admira played in the qualifying group and reached tenth place.
On September 2, 2019, Klaus Schmidt was introduced as the new trainer. In January 2020 it was announced that Felix Magath will be the sporting director of Flyeralarm Global Soccer for Admira Wacker Mödling and the Würzburger Kickers . On February 25, 2020, Zvonimir Soldo was signed as the new coach. Admira finished the 2019/20 basic round on March 7, 2020 in ninth place again in the qualification group. This was followed by a break in the season until June 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic . On May 20, 2020, the separation of the club from manager Amir Shapourzadeh was announced. Ernst Baumeister returned to the club on June 8, 2020 as sports director, who was at the bottom of the table at the time. After staying in the penultimate place, Baumeister left the club again on August 10, 2020. The next day, Franz Wohlfahrt was introduced as Baumeister's successor .
As of June 8, 2020
|executive Director||Thomas Drabek|
|Managing Director Sport||Franz Wohlfahrt|
|Team manager||Matthias Rencher|
As of August 10, 2020
|function||Surname||Date of birth||nationality||with the club
|Trainer||Zvonimir Soldo||11/02/1967||02/2020||Assistant coach Shandong Luneng Taishan|
|Assistant coach||Fabijan Komljenović||January 16, 1968||02/2020||Sports director NK Olimpija Ljubljana|
|Assistant coach||Michael Horvath||02/05/1982||07/2013||FC Admira Wacker Mödling II|
|Assistant coach||Patrick Helmes||03/01/1984||07/2020||Bayer 04 Leverkusen Youth|
|Goalkeeper coach||Martin Dedek||March 29, 1970||07/2018||SC Wiener Neustadt|
|Athletic trainer||Divan Augustyn||05/10/1982||11/2019||Guangzhou R&F|
As of August 22, 2020
As of August 22, 2020
National player (since 1971)
Top scorer (since 1971)
Well-known legionaries (since 1971)
Admira has two active fan clubs, which are located in the north curve of the Südstadt stadium . Since 1995 Admira has been supported by the Südstadt Fanatics, which is the association's oldest and largest fan club in terms of numbers. Gate 2 Admira was founded in 2015, which group is based on the ideals of the ultra-movement and now leads the Admira fan scene. The numerically manageable curve often draws attention to itself through choreographies and pyrotechnics, and both fan groups regularly organize social projects.
- 2 × Mitropacupfinalist : 1934 , (1951 SC Wacker Vienna )
- 1 × Austrian Supercup winner : 1989
- 1 × Austrian Supercup finalist : 1992
- 9 × Austrian champion : 1927 , 1928 , 1932 , 1934 , 1936 , 1937 , 1939 , ( 1947 SC Wacker Vienna ), 1966
- 12 × Austrian runner-up: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, (1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1956 SC Wacker Vienna ), 1989
- 1 × German runner-up : 1939
- 6 × Austrian Cup winners : 1928, 1932 , 1934, (1947 SC Wacker Vienna ), 1964, 1966
- 7 × Austrian Cup finalist : (1923 SC Wacker Wien ), 1979, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2009, 2016
- 3 × winners of the Vienna City Hall tournament : 1975, 1987, 1989
European Cup results
The second team of FC Admira Wacker Mödling has been playing in the Regionalliga Ost , the third highest performance level , since the 2008/09 season .
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