2008–09 Austrian Football Bundesliga

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Austrian Football Bundesliga
Season 2008–09
Champions Red Bull Salzburg
5th Austrian title
Relegated SCR Altach
UEFA Champions League Red Bull Salzburg
UEFA Europa League Rapid Vienna
Sturm Graz
Austria Vienna (via domestic cup)
Goals scored 588
Average goals/game 3.27
Top goalscorer Austria Marc Janko (39)
Biggest home win Rapid 8–1 Altach
Biggest away win Altach 2–7 Rapid
Highest scoring Mattersburg 5–6 Sturm

The Austrian Football Bundesliga 2008–09 was the 97th season of top-tier football in Austria. The competition is officially called tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile, named after the Austrian betting company tipp3 and the Austrian branch of German mobile phone company T-Mobile. The season started on 8 July 2008 with Sturm Graz beating defending champions Rapid Vienna by 3–1. The 36th and last round of matches took place on 31 May 2009.

Team changes from last season[edit]

Fußballclub Wacker Innsbruck were relegated after finishing the 2007–08 season in 10th and last place. They were replaced by First League champions Kapfenberger SV.

Overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the Austrian Football Bundesliga 2008–09
Team City/Area Venue Capacity
Altach !SCR Altach Altach Stadion Schnabelholz 8,500
Austria Kärnten Klagenfurt Hypo-Arena 32,000
Austria Vienna Vienna Franz Horr Stadium 13,000
Kapfenberger SV Kapfenberg Franz Fekete Stadium 12,000
LASK Linz Linzer Stadion 14,100
Mattersburg !SV Mattersburg Mattersburg Pappelstadion 15,700
Rapid Vienna Vienna Gerhard Hanappi Stadium 18,442
Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg Red Bull Arena 31,895
Ried !SV Ried Ried im Innkreis Fill Metallbau Stadion 7,700
Sturm Graz Graz UPC-Arena 15,312

Personnel[edit]

Team Manager Team captain
Altach !SCR Altach Austria Georg Zellhofer Austria Kai Schoppitsch
Austria Kärnten Austria Frank Schinkels Austria Manuel Weber
Austria Vienna Austria Karl Daxbacher France Jocelyn Blanchard
Kapfenberger SV Austria Werner Gregoritsch Austria Dominique Taboga
LASK Austria Hans Krankl Austria Ivica Vastić
Mattersburg !SV Mattersburg Austria Franz Lederer Germany Carsten Jancker
Rapid Vienna Austria Peter Pacult Germany Steffen Hofmann
Red Bull Salzburg Netherlands Co Adriaanse Germany Alexander Zickler
Ried !SV Ried Austria Paul Gludovatz Austria Herwig Drechsel
Sturm Graz Germany Franco Foda Austria Mario Haas

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
SCR Altach Austria Heinz Fuchsbichler Sacked 30 August 2008[1] Switzerland Urs Schönenberger 4 September 2008[2]
LASK Linz Croatia Andrej Panadić Sacked 27 October 2008[3] Austria Klaus Lindenberger 27 October 2008[3]
SCR Altach Switzerland Urs Schönenberger Sacked 12 January 2009[4] Austria Georg Zellhofer 12 January 2009[5]
LASK Linz Austria Klaus Lindenberger Resigned 21 March 2009[6] Austria Hans Krankl 24 March 2009[7]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 36 23 5 8 86 50 +36 74 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Rapid Wien 36 21 7 8 89 43 +46 70 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Austria Wien 36 17 11 8 59 46 +13 62 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
4 Sturm Graz 36 17 9 10 68 45 +23 60 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Ried 36 17 9 10 58 38 +20 60
6 Austria Kärnten 36 11 8 17 47 57 −10 41
7 LASK Linz 36 11 4 21 35 67 −32 37
8 Kapfenberger SV 36 10 6 20 48 81 −33 36
9 SV Mattersburg 36 8 9 19 42 71 −29 33
10 SCR Altach (R) 36 8 6 22 56 90 −34 30 Relegation to Austrian First League

Source: bundesliga.at (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Austria Vienna won the Austrian Cup 2008–09 and therefore qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Teams played each other four times in the league. In the first half of the season each team played every other team twice (home and away), and then did the same in the second half of the season.

First half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AKÄ ALT AWI KAP LIN MAT RWI RIE RBS STU
Austria Kärnten 2–1 0–1 6–0 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–0 0–2
SCR Altach 0–3 0–1 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–7 0–1 3–4 1–0
Austria Wien 1–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–3
Kapfenberger SV 0–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3
LASK Linz 3–2 1–3 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–5 2–1 0–2 0–3
SV Mattersburg 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 5–6
Rapid Wien 1–0 5–1 3–0 3–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Ried 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–1
Red Bull Salzburg 4–1 3–0 5–1 7–3 1–0 6–0 1–0 2–1 3–1
Sturm Graz 3–0 6–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–2

Source: bundesliga.at (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AKÄ ALT AWI KAP LIN MAT RWI RIE RBS STU
Austria Kärnten 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 4–2
SCR Altach 2–5 2–1 5–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Austria Wien 4–1 4–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0
Kapfenberger SV 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–1 0–4 2–1 0–2 3–3
LASK Linz 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–0
SV Mattersburg 3–2 5–4 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–3 2–2 2–4 0–0
Rapid Wien 4–2 8–1 3–2 6–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 4–2 0–1
Ried 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 3–2
Red Bull Salzburg 6–0 1–4 4–1 2–5 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1
Sturm Graz 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0

Source: bundesliga.at (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Source: bundesliga.at (German)

39 goals
27 goals
23 goals
15 goals
14 goals
12 goals

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trennung von Heinz Fuchsbichler" (in German). SCR Altach official website. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Trainer" (in German). SCR Altach official website. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Trainerwechsel beim LASK" (in German). LASK Linz official website. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Trainerwechsel" (in German). SCR Altach official website. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Georg Zellhofer neuer Trainer" (in German). SCR Altach official website. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Teamchef Lindenberger nicht mehr Trainer" (in German). LASK Linz official website. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hans Krankl neuer LASK-Trainer" (in German). LASK Linz official website. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009.