LUV Graz women

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LUV Graz
Logo of the DFU LUV Graz
Basic data
Surname LUV Graz women
Seat Graz , Styria
founding 1998
Colours blue White
Board Franz Schwab
First soccer team
Head coach Thomas Rupp
Venue LUV square
Places nb
league 2nd league east / south
2018/19 7th place

The LUV Graz Damen is an Austrian women's football club from the Styrian capital Graz and was founded in 1998 as a separate club. Before that there was already a women's soccer department at the parent club LUV Graz . The acronym LUV stands for L ehrlings u nterstützungs v erein.


In 1978 the club played for the first time in the women's league east organized by the Vienna Football Association, which was then the top division in Austria. A year later the trophy was won. From the 1982/83 season , the women's league east was placed under the patronage of the ÖFB and thus founded the women's league , which has existed in its current form since the 2005/06 season under the name of the ÖFB women's league. The Graz women were already there in the first official season 1981/82 under the name Sparkasse LUV Graz. In the 1983/84 , 1984/85 and 1985/86 seasons they reached the cup final three times in a row, but each time they left the field as a loser. After all, the women of LUV Graz in 1986 were able to celebrate the runner-up behind the 1st DFC Leoben . After the 1989/90 season , the team was withdrawn from the league.

Only ten years later, in the 2000 season , did a women's team intervene again. They started in the Styrian regional league , which was functionally the second highest division at the time. In the 2001/02 season the return to the women's Bundesliga could be celebrated. With the entrepreneur Anton van Heesen ( McDonald’s ) a patron and sponsor could be won. Thus the club, which took on as McDonald's LUV Graz , regularly achieved a midfield position in the league. In 2007 the runner-up could be celebrated. They also moved into the final of the ÖFB Cup for the second time in a row . However, they were again subject to SV Neulengbach.

The 2nd women's team of LUV Graz played in the 2005/06 season in the 2nd women's league south and took 5th place there. In the following two seasons, the team played under the name Schönberger LUV, before the team of FC Stattegg was taken over despite protests from the players. In 2011, FC Stattegg entered into a syndicate with SK Sturm Graz.

In summer 2014 , the club entered into a syndicate with the 1st DFC Leoben under the name DFC LUV Graz , which was dissolved again in summer 2017.

Successes of the women's soccer section of the LUV Graz

Successes of the DFC LUV Graz

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Graz “Derby” for the Stattegger women , Week Graz on June 15, 2011, accessed on May 9, 2019
  2. McDonalds syndicate LUV / 1. DFC Leoben
  3. LUV / Leoben: Divorce completed , the Grazer from June 11, 2017