LUV Graz

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LUV Graz
Club data
founding 1959
Address /
Grottenhofstrasse 11
A-8053 Graz
Club colors Blue White
Division Regional League Middle
Venue LUV square
Club successes Semifinals of the ÖFB Cup 1991,
second Austrian division:
1989/90 and 1992/93

The LUV Graz is an Austrian football club from the Styrian capital Graz and was founded in 1959 . The acronym LUV stands for L ehrlings u nterstützungs v erein.

The club attracted more attention in the 1991 ÖFB Cup . After beating LASK , they also won the quarter-finals against Sturm Graz 2-1. In the semifinals they lost 1-0 to Rapid Vienna in front of 5500 spectators in the Liebenau stadium, and Andreas Herzog scored the goal in this game .

LUV Graz was also able to qualify twice for the second Austrian division (then 2nd division) and took part in it in 1989/90 and 1992/93, but had to accept relegation again in the same season.

After the greatest successes, there was a cooperation with Sturm Graz due to financial problems . In the beginning they appeared as LUV / Sturm Amateurs , but in the end the Sturm Amateurs took over the place in the regional league, while LUV Graz started again from the lowest division. Today the club plays in the regional league center.

From the women's football department, an independent club was founded in 1998, the LUV Graz Damen .