History

FC Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian Football Club with its location in Salzburg. The Club plays in Austria’s highest football division - the Bundesliga. The famous Red Bull Arena in Wals-Siezenheim/ Salzburg is the home stadium of the FC Red Bull Salzburg players.

2011/2012 History has been changed - with a DOUBLE

The 2011/2012 season ended for FC Red Bull Salzburg taking their seventh league title and lifting the ÖFB Cup for the very first time!

The Red Bulls finished their season with 68 points, a goal difference of 60-30 and a six-point advantage over Rapid Vienna at the top-end of the table.

Jakob Jantscher and Stefan Maierhofer were the league's joint top goalscorers with 14 goals each. Jantscher also took the accolade for Bundesliga's 'Player Of The Season'.

On the European stage, FC Red Bull Salzburg won their UEFA Europa League Group Matches with a memorable 2-0 win in Salzburg over PSG and a 3-2 away win against Slovan Bratislava, qualifying along with eventual finalist Athletic Bilbao.

Red Bull Juniors Salzburg finished fourth in the West Regional League and went to the quarter finals of the ÖFB Cup, being knocked out by the final winners and close acquaintances with FC Red Bull Salzburg.

2010/11 Disappointing second place

A turbulent 2010/2011 season finished with Red Bull Salzburg second behind surprise champions Sturm Graz. The Red Bulls finished the season with 63 points and a new coaching duo in the shape of Ricardo Moniz and Niko Kovac.

Salzburg reached the UEFA Europa League group stages but were unable to qualify for the knockout stages (playing Manchester City, Juventus Turin and Lech Posen).

Red Bull Juniors Salzburg won the title in the West Regional League along with the Salzburg Regional Cup.

The 2010/2011 season saw football played on a natural surface at the Red Bull Arena for the first time since the 2008 European Championships.

2009/10 Sixth League Title

FC Red Bull Salzburg takes the title to Salzburg for the sixth time!

The 2009/2010 season finished with FC Red Bull Salzburg winning their sixth league title, giving the Red Bulls the chance to qualify for a European group stage again in 2010/11.

The club picked up some 22 league wins throughout 2009/10. From the 12th to the 33rd match of the season FC Red Bull Salzburg ran into a fantastic run of form, going 22 Bundesliga matches in a row without a defeat. 33 points away from home made the Red Bulls the best away side of the 2009/10 Austrian Bundesliga.

FC Red Bull Salzburg's European campaign saw them qualify for the group stages of the Europa League, where they won all six matches (against Villarreal, Lazio and Levski Sofia). They went on to get knocked out by Standard Liege at the first knockout stage.

Eddie Gustafsson was voted goalkeeper of the season and Somen Tchoyi was voted outfield player of the 2009/10 tipp3-Bundesliga.

2008/09 Fifth League Title

Red Bulls take Championship to Salzburg for the fifth time!

The 2008/2009 season finished with FC Red Bull Salzburg winning their fifth championship, giving the Red Bulls another chance to qualify for a European group stage in 2009/2010.

In the 2008/2009 season the club won 23 matches in total with FC Red Bull Salzburg being the only club in the Austrian top division not to lose two (or more) matches in a row! Consistently performing well in the middle of the season and proving to be a real force at home laid the foundations for the championship win.

FC Red Bull Salzburg failed to achieve their aims in European football - the club was knocked out of the UEFA Cup by FC Sevilla in the first round.

Marc Janko scored 39 goals to smash the club record for most goals in a season, previously held by Oliver Bierhoff in 1991 (23 goals).

2007/08 Disappointing Second Place

This season FC Red Bull Salzburg was unfortunately missing their pre-season targets.

The 2007/2008 season finished with a disappointing second place for the reigning champion FC Red Bull Salzburg.

The Bulls were not able to follow up on their heroics of 2006/2007 in Giovanni Trapattoni's second and last season at the club.

The Bulls could only consistently get better of their opponents at the Bulls Arena, aside from a few exceptions.

The champions also failed to meet their targets in Europe; coming within just four minutes of getting into the Champions League group stage on a dramatic evening in Donetsk. They were then denied a UEFA Cup group stage spot by AEK Athens.

2006/07 Fourth Championship Title

FC Red Bull Salzburg takes the title to Salzburg for the fourth time!
 
The 2006/07 season was the best football year of all time in Salzburg. The champions picked up a club record of 75 points. Since the introduction of three points for a win no Salzburg side had won so many matches, suffered so few defeats, scored so many goals or conceded so little.
 
Sturm Graz's Bundesliga record winning margin from 97/98 was equalled by FC Red Bull Salzburg. Sturm Graz had beaten Rapid Vienna on second place by 19 points back then and FC Red Bull Salzburg matched this feat to finish 19 points ahead of Ried.

2005/06 Red Bull Takeover

The new season started with fans eagerly expecting the Red Bull takeover to work wonders. A host of high profile signings added to the intense anticipation. Kurt Jara was appointed manager with hopes high that his wealth of experience could help to assemble a winning team.

With famous names such as Alexander Zickler, Thomas Linke and Andreas Ivanschitz now playing for the Bulls, the team was transformed from no-hopers to title challengers.

Immediate success was demanded with qualification for Europe the target of 05/06.

After some initial trouble, the players became increasingly comfortable and finished a decent second place despite suffering repeated away losses. With the season’s target achieved, the fans excitedly awaited the prospect of European football in Salzburg.

2004/05 Disappointing Season

Ninth place is the outcome of an extremely disappointing season.

The fans are especially irritated by the hiring of numerous new players, two huge losses (0:5 against Rapid and 1:5 against the regional league team St. Pölten in the last sixteen of the ÖFB Cup) and the constant change in coach (Assion, Jur?evi?, Linzmair).

June 3, 2005: Constitutive General Meeting of FC Red Bull Salzburg. Heiko Laessig ends a fantastic career and switches to training new talent for FC Red Bull Salzburg.

2003 70th Anniversary

Following a 0:1 home defeat in the UEFA Cup, current Champions League team, Udinese Calcio is defeated in an unexpected and sensational 2:1 away game.

In the second round, Parma wins, despite the efforts of German ex-world champion Thomas 'Icke' Hässler. Austria Salzburg finishes the championship in seventh place.

Numerous players leave the team at the end of the season, including the team’s defensive mainstay for many years, Roman Szewczyk.

In spring, the club moves to the Wals-Siezenheim Stadium, today the Bulls’ Arena.

Opening match: March 8th of 2003, against Kelag Kärnten.

September 7, 2003: 70th Anniversary Celebration

2002 Otto Baric

Otto Baric becomes sporting director on January 14, 2002.

2001 Hans Backe

Hans Backe joins his dream team, FC Copenhagen. His co-trainer up to this point, Lars Söndergaard, becomes head coach – at least until the summer of 2003.

2001 Indoor tournament win

SV Wüstenrot Salzburg wins the indoor tournament in Dornbirn, defeating LASK Linz in the final 6:3 (3:1).

2001 New majority shareholder

Together with his partner, Heinz Kluppenegger (the founder of EMTS Technologie), Rudi Quehenberger assumes a 90% holding in Salzburg Sport AG. Quehenberger owns 60%, Kluppenegger 30% of the shares. The previous majority shareholder, Egon Putzi, retains just 10% of the shares.

2000 Austrian Cup Final

May 15, 2000: SV Wüstenrot Salzburg reaches the ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) cup final against Liebherr GAK. Final scores: 2:2 (1:2) - 3:4 in a penalty shootout.

1999 Hallenmasters winner 1998-99

Hallenmasters winner 1998-99, Edi Glieder becomes the top scorer in the first division (22 goals).

1997 Third championship title

Austrian champion, Wüstenrot replaces Casino as the main sponsor.

1995 Second championship title

Austrian champion, Super Cup winner, Champions League: knocked out 0:0, 0:1 in the qualifying round by Steaua Bucharest.

1994 First championship title

Austrian champion (for the first time in club history), UEFA Cup 1993-94: with wins against Eintracht Frankfurt (1:0, 0:1, 6:5 after penalties), Karlsruhe (0:0, 1:1); in the final against Inter Milan (0:1, 0:1). Super Cup winner (2:0 against Rapid); following qualifying round victories against Maccabi Haifa (2:1, 3:1), for the first time in the main competition of the Champions League (AEK Athens 0:0, 3:1, Ajax Amsterdam 0:0, 1:1, AC Milan 0:3, 0:1).

1993 Austrian runner-up

Austrian runner-up, UEFA Cup 1993/94: victories over Dunajská Streda (2:0, 2:0), Royal Antwerp (1:0, 1:0), Sporting Lisbon (0:2, 3:0 AET)

1992 Austrian runner-up

Austrian runner-up, UEFA Cup: knocked out (0:3, 1:3) in the first round by Ajax Amsterdam.

1991 Topscorer

Topscorer Oliver Bierhoff scores 23 goals, setting a season record for the club that still stands in the highest division.

1989 Return to the first division

Return to the first division (the renamed highest Austrian division)

1984 Rudolf Quehenberger

Rudolf Quehenberger becomes club president.

1981 Austrian Cup

Austrian Cup finalist against GAK (1:0, 0:2 AET).

1980 Austrian Cup

Austrian Cup finalist against Austria Wien (1:0, 0:2). Knocked out in the European Cup Winners’ Cup by Fortuna Düsseldorf (0:5, 0:3).

1978 New main sponsor

Österreichische Spielbanken AG/Casinos Austria become the new main sponsor. The club is renamed SV Casino Salzburg.

1977 South American tour

South American tour with sensational success at the Hexagonal Tournament (2:0 against Universidad, 1:0 against Everton, 1:0 against Pelé's club, Santos Futebol Clube); 70,000 fans watch 1:1 match against Uruguay in Montevideo.

1976 UEFA-Cup

UEFA Cup: Adanaspor knocked out in the first round (5:0, 1:3).
Knocked out in the second round by Red Star Belgrade (2:1, 0:1).
Salzburger Sparkasse becomes the new main sponsor (until 1978).

1974 Austrian Cup

Austrian Cup finalist against Austria Wien (1:2, 1:1).

1971 Austrian runner-up

Austrian runner-up, Mitropa Cup finalist against ?elik Zenica (0:0, 1:3) and first UEFA Cup participation (knocked out by UT Arad 1:4, 3:1). Opening of the new Lehener Stadium.

1970 Indoor soccer tournament

Salzburg wins the Vienna Indoor Soccer tournament at their first participation.

1969 First main sponsor - Gerngross

Gerngross becomes the first main sponsor in the club’s history (until 1976)
Reconstruction work begins to create the new Lehener Stadium. Until 1971, home games are played at the ASV ground in Itzling.

1965 Adi Macek

Adi Macek becomes the first player from Salzburg to be capped for the Austrian national team.

1960 First national team player

Vienna-born Erich Probst becomes the first Austria Salzburg player to be capped for the Austrian national team.

1953 Promotion

Promotion to the State League A (the highest Austrian division).

1933 Founding

Founding of SV Austria Salzburg through a merger of the two Salzburg clubs FC Hertha and FC Rapid.
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