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Austrian Cup

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Founded  1918
Number of teams  64
Region  Austria
Motto  Goals for Europe
Austrian Cup
Current champions  Red Bull Salzburg (4th title)
Most successful club(s)  Austria Wien (27 titles)

The Austrian Cup (German: ÖFB-Cup) is an annual football competition held by the Austrian Football Association, the ÖFB. During the 2008–09 season, Austria Wien won the tournament for 27th time.



It has been held since 1918–19, with the exception of the time of the Anschluss between 1939 and 1945 and the period between 1950 and 1958 when the competition was deemed of little interest. Because Austria co-hosted Euro 2008, only teams from Austrian Football First League (Austrian Second League) or lower divisions took part in the 2007–08 Austrian Cup.

Until 2010, the tournament was named after its main sponsor (the latest being the Austrian brewery Stiegl). Since then, the tournament has been held under the motto "Goals for Europe" ("Tore für Europa") to emphasize that it is the fastest way for Austrian teams to qualify for the UEFA Europa League (6–7 games, depending on the division of the club).

Having won the cup 27 times, Austria Wien is by far the most successful competitor. The current holder of the trophy is FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Austrian Cup Finals


  • Only teams from Austrian Football First League (Austrian Second League) or lower divisions played due to lack of time because of the Euro 2008 in Austria & Switzerland.
  • Performance by club


  • All teams are defunct clubs from Innsbruck, Tirol. Wacker Innsbruck (1915–1999), Swarovski Tirol (1986–1992) and Tirol Innsbruck (1993–2002). They are considered to be the continuation of the each other.
  • The Red Bull company bought the club on 6 April 2005 and rebranded it. Prior 2005 the team was known as SV Austria Salzburg or Casino Salzburg. They also changed the colours from white-violet in red-white. The Violet-Whites ultimately formed a new club, SV Austria Salzburg.
  • * FC Admira Wacker Mödling was formed after the merger of SK Admira Wien and SC Wacker Wien in 1971, under the name of Admira Wacker Wien, the merge with VfB Mödling in 1997 and the merge with SK Schwadorf in 2008. The new team play in Mödling.
  • Name changes

  • Austria Wien was known as SV Amateure until 1926. From 1973–74 season, Wiener AC formed a joint team with FK Austria Wien, which was called FK Austria WAC Wien until 1976–77 season when Austria Wien decided to revert to their own club's traditional name. The results of the joint team are part of the Austria Wien football history.
  • SK Admira Wien and SC Wacker Wien merged in 1971 to form FC Admira Wacker Wien and played in the Südstadt Stadium at Maria Enzersdorf in Lower Austria. A subsequent merger with VfB Mödling in 1997 saw the club renamed VfB Admira Wacker Mödling.
  • Wacker Innsbruck changed names frequently and was also briefly united with WSG Wattens. Successor side Tirol Innsbruck folded in 2002.
  • SV Austria Salzburg was renamed FC Red Bull Salzburg after being purchased and re-made by energy drink maker Red Bull in April 2005. A new side using the original name SV Austria Salzburg was established by SV fans the same year and after winning 5 championships, from level 7, now they play in the Austrian Football First League, one league lower than Austrian Football Bundesliga.
  • Austrian Cup winners in Europe

    The list contains Austrian teams in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup between 1960–61 and 1998–99.
    They reached 3 Finals (Rapid Wien twice and Austria Wien once). Since the 1999–2000 season the Austrian Cup winner starts in the UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League).

  • Rapid Wien
  • 1961–62 Second Round (vs. Fiorentina 3–9)
  • 1966–67 Quarterfinals (vs. Bayern Munich 1–2 a.e.t.)1
  • 1969–70 First Round (vs PSV Eindhoven 3–6)
  • 1972–73 Second Round (vs. Rapid București 2–4)
  • 1973–74 Second Round (vs. AC Milan 0–2)1
  • 1976–77 First Round (vs. Atlético Madrid 2–3)
  • 1984–85 Final (vs. Everton FC 1–3)
  • 1985–86 Quarterfinals (vs. Dynamo Kyiv 2–9)
  • 1986–87 Second Round (vs. Lokomotive Leipzig 2–3 a.e.t.)1
  • 1995–96 Final (vs. Paris Saint-Germain 0–1)
  • Austria Wien
  • 1960–61 Quarterfinals (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–5)
  • 1967–68 First Round (vs. Steaua București 1–4)
  • 1971–72 Second Round (vs. Torino FC 0–1)
  • 1974–75 Second Round (vs. Real Madrid 2–5)
  • 1977–78 Final (vs. Anderlecht 0–4)
  • 1982–83 Semifinals (vs. Real Madrid 3–5)
  • 1990–91 Second Round (vs. Juventus Torino 0–8)
  • 1994–95 Second Round (vs. Chelsea 1–1 (a))
  • Wacker Innsbruck / Swarovski Tirol / Tirol Innsbruck
  • 1970–71 Second Round (vs. Real Madrid 1–2)
  • 1978–79 Second Round (vs. Ipswich Town 1–2 a.e.t.)
  • 1979–80 First Round (vs. Lokomotive Kosice 1–3)
  • 1983–84 First Round (vs. Köln 2–7)1
  • 1987–88 First Round (vs. Sporting Lisbon 4–6)1
  • 1993–94 Second Round (vs. Real Madrid 1–4)
  • Sturm Graz
  • 1975–76 Quarterfinals (vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 0–3)1
  • 1996–97 First Round (vs. Sparta Prague 3–3 (a))
  • 1997–98 Second Round (vs. AEK Athens 1–2)
  • SK Admira Wien
  • 1964–65 First Round (vs. Legia Warsaw 1–4)
  • 1989–90 Quarterfinals (vs. Anderlecht 1–3)1
  • 1992–93 Second Round (vs. Royal Antwerp 6–7)1
  • Grazer AK
  • 1962–63 First Round (vs. Boldklubben 1909 4–6)1
  • 1968–69 First Round (vs. ADO Den Haag 1–6)1
  • 1981–82 First Round (vs. FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2–4)
  • SV Ried
  • 1998–99 Second Round (vs. Maccabi Haifa 3–5)
  • LASK Linz
  • 1963–64 First Round (vs. Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 (c))1
  • Wiener Neustädter SC
  • 1965–66 First Round (vs. Ştiinţa Cluj 0–3)1
  • SV Austria Salzburg
  • 1980–81 First Round (vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–8)1
  • Kremser SC
  • 1988–89 First Round (vs. FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1–5)
  • Notes: 1Qualified as Runners-up in the Austrian Cup Final.


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