FC Vienna

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Badge of FC Wien from 1933 to 1973 (?) Badge of FC Wien from 1933 to 1973 (?)

The FC Vienna was a football club from the 10th Viennese district favorites . It was founded in 1914 as SC Nicholson , in homage to the great pioneer of Austrian football Mark "MD" Nicholson . In early 1933 it was renamed FC Vienna. Overall, the club played 27 seasons in the top division between 1928 and 1958, with the second place from 1942 being the best placement. In 1973 the association was dissolved due to economic difficulties. The most famous players in the club's history include the goalkeeper Walter Zeman , the later team boss Karl Stotz and the future national team captain Erich Obermayer , who emerged from the youth of FC Wien.

In 1983 the first attempt to re-establish FC Wien was made. The club remained insignificant and disappeared in 2006 after a merger with FC 1980 Wien Sisyphos to FC 1980 Wien . In 2007, referring to the tradition of the historic FC Wien, a lower-class football club of the same name was founded again.


1914: Established as SC Nicholson

Badge of SC Nicholson from 1914 to 1933 Badge of SC Nicholson from 1914 to 1933

FC Wien was founded on January 18, 1914 under the name Sportclub Nicholson . The club's namesake was the former English professional MD Nicholson , who was most eminent in Austrian football history and who was a player and coach at First Vienna FC 1894 at the turn of the century . Based on the Döblinger club, SC Nicholson also determined the club colors as blue-yellow. As early as the 1925 season , the club took part in the newly formed professional second division. After two runner-up titles in a row, the Viennese won the championship title in 1928 and rose to the top division of Austria, the 1st class. In the following years, the club was always in the middle of the table.

1933–1942: Renaming to FC Wien and runner-up title

In February 1933 the name was changed to FC Wien and the club colors changed to red and white. In the 1938 season, FC Wien reached 7th place and was relegated, as the introduction of an Austrian league that year meant that four Viennese clubs had to be relegated in favor of the new clubs from the federal states . In the district class Vienna A, however, FC Vienna was able to prevail very clearly. Unbeaten, FC Wien qualified for the promotion round, in which they won all six games, with a victory over the champions of the district class Vienna B, WAC Black-Red . In the next seasons, the Viennese found themselves only in the lower half of the table of the Gauliga at that time - in the game year 1941/42 , FC Wien achieved the greatest success in the club's history with the surprising runner-up title of Ostmark .

Down in 1958 and dissolution in 1973

In the following years, the club was able to re-establish itself in the midfield of the league, but has increasingly struggled with relegation since the early 1950s. In 1956, FC Wien was unfortunate enough to be relegated from the state league , only due to a poorer goal difference compared to table twelfth FC Stadlau . As second in the table in the next year in the State League B, FC Vienna was able to take part in the promotion round and managed to get up again immediately by beating SC Schwarz-Weiß Bregenz , but rose again immediately in 1958. A few years followed in the second-rate State League B and the Regional League East . In 1966, after several second places, FC Wien managed to return to the Regionalliga Ost. After relegation in 1973, the club dissolved due to economic problems. The space in Gußriegelstrasse was given up and then built on.

In the 1950s, a single was released by the Police Music Vienna under the direction of Otto Altenburger with a "FC Wien Marsch ", written by Kurt Svab .

Re-establishment 1983-2006

Logo from 1983 to 2006

Logo from 2006

Logo of FC Wien 1983 to 2006 and 2006

In 1983 the FC Wien was re-established. The club started playing in the lowest Austrian league at the time, the eight-class Viennese 3rd class A. In 1988 it was promoted to 2nd class A. After a merger with the SV Peter Bus club in 1992, FC Wien was promoted to 1st class A, in which the club played until 2006. In 2006, FC Wien joined FC 1980 Wien Sisyphos - which itself was formed in 1995 from a merger of the clubs FC 1980 Wien and SK Sisyphos 2000 - under the name FC 1980 Wien . The club, which does not continue the traditions of the historic FC Wien, plays (2011/12) in the "Oberliga A".

The club plays its home games at the Franz Koci sports facility, known these days 1980 Wien Arena , on the street of the same name, which FC Wien brought in when it joined.

Established in 2007

Logo since 2007

FC Wien logo since 2007

On March 14, 2007 another club called FC Wien was founded, which refers to the traditions of FC Wien. It sees itself as a "sports and leisure club". FC Wien originally played in the diocesan sports community in the Vienna Football Association , but has not played any competitive sport since 2012. In 2011 the association had 25 members, of which 18 were "full members". Since 2010 the club has run the soccer academy “FC Wien Académie Lakalé” near Dakar , which supports poor children.


  • 1 × Austrian runner-up : 1942
  • 1 × Champion Second League (2nd level): 1928
  • 1 × master district class Vienna A (2nd level): 1939

Individual evidence

  1. Police Music Vienna - Dir .: Otto Altenburger - FC Vienna / 1: 0 , Discogs
  2. FC Wien: (extract from the club register)
  3. All results from Austria FC Wien (as of 2019-12-25)
  4. FC Wien: Club members (reviewed December 18, 2011)
  5. The FC Wien Football Academy in Senegal

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