2011–12 Austrian Football Championship

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Austrian Bundesliga 2011–12
FC Red Bull Salzburg - Champion of the Austrian Football Bundesliga 2011-12 (01).jpg
Champions Red Bull Salzburg
Champions FC Red Bull Salzburg
Relegated Kapfenberger SV
UEFA Champions League FC Red Bull Salzburg
Europa League SK Rapid Wien
FC Admira Wacker Mödling
SV Ried
Matches played 180
Goals scored 438 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorer Jakob Jantscher
Stefan Maierhofer
Total attendance 1,297,902
Average attendance 7,211
First League 2011–12
Champions WAC/St. Andrä
Relegated LASK Linz
TSV Hartberg
Matches played 180
Goals scored 520 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer David Poljanec
Total attendance 428,262
Average attendance 2,379

The 2011–12 Austrian Football Championship was the 100th anniversary of the event. The highest league is the Austrian Football Bundesliga, which marked its 38th season and was contested by ten teams. The Austrian football champion was determined in four heats. The championship began on July 16, 2011 and ended on May 17, 2012 with the completion of the 36th and final round.[1]

The champion was FC Red Bull Salzburg for the seventh time. SK Rapid Wien was the runner-up by six points. While Salzburg became eligible for the qualification to the UEFA Champions League (second round) by winning the championship, Rapid and third-place FC Admira Wacker Mödling, the most successful promoted team in Bundesliga history, became eligible to play in a qualification for the UEFA Europa League (second round). Sixth-place SV Ried was also eligible because of its participation in the cup final of the Europa League.

Kapfenberger SV ended the championship in last place and therefore had to move down to the second-level First League after four seasons in the Bundesliga.

The Austrian Football First League began on June 10, 2011 and ended on May 18, 2012 after the 36th and final round.[1] The Carinthian cooperative associations Wolfsberger AC and SK St. Andrä won the championship. WAC, which ended its cooperative with SK St. Andrä after the 2011–12 season, moved up to the Bundesliga for the first time. The last place team of TSV Hartberg had to move down to the Austrian Regional League Central. The second-to-last place team had to play two relegation matches against Grazer AK, the champion of the Central Regional League.

In the three Regional Leagues (East, Central, and West), teams played two heats for advancement into the First League. Two of the three teams would qualify. In 2011–12, the champion of the Regional League West (WSG Wattens) met the Regional League East champion SV Horn in the qualification, while the Regional League Central champion GAK met the First League last-place finisher. Insofar as the relegated teams did not have other arrangements, three teams had to move down to the fourth level league.

Licensing process[edit]

On April 29, 2011, the licenses for the 2011–12 championship were allocated by the Bundesliga. With the exception of the Bundesliga clubs LASK Linz and FC Wacker Innsbruck, the First League clubs FC Trenkwalder Admira and FC Lustenau 07 as well as the promotion candidates from the Regional League Central (SK Austria Klagenfurt) and East (Wiener Sportklub) were all issued licenses. FK Austria Wien (Bundesliga) and SKN St. Pölten (First League) received the license under financial constraints.[2][3][4]

In the second instance on May 13, 2011, the protest committee of the Bundesliga decided that FC Trenkwalder Admira would be awarded a license, while FC Wacker Innsbruck, LASK Linz, and FC Lustenau 07 were awarded a license only under financial constraints.[5]

First level - Bundesliga[edit]

Supported by the sports betting provider tipp3 as the main sponsor, the Bundesliga is the highest league in Austrian soccer and held its 92nd season in 2011–12. The secondary sponsor is the mobile service provider T-Mobile Austria which is the reason why the official name of the league is tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile. After six years, the promoted club FC Admira Wacker was again represented in Austria’s highest league. The team replaced the relegated club LASK Linz.[6]

With the exception of Vorarlberg and Carinthia, all Austrian federal states were represented in the Bundesliga. Vienna, Lower Austria, and Styria each had two clubs.

The television provider sky Deutschland had the rights to show all Bundesliga matches in full length, which were broadcast in a pay television format on the channel sky sport austria. For the first time, the station showed all games not only in the well-known conference circuit but also individual matches. In addition, ORF had the broadcasting rights to each “Top Match of the Round” – mostly on Sundays, but also on Wednesdays for weekday rounds. This arrangement did not apply in the last two rounds, in which all games had to be held at the same time. Consequently, ORF was permitted to show a 45-minute summary of the remaining four matches in each round.

Method[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, ten clubs competed against each other in a total of 36 rounds as had been done in previous years. The draw was redone after the ninth and 27th rounds. Each team thus played against every other team twice at home and twice away.

The champion Red Bull Salzburg was eligible for the second qualification round for the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League. The second and third place clubs (SK Rapid Wien and FC Trenkwalder Admira) as well as the Austrian Cup winner were eligible to start in the second or third qualification round for the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League. Should the Austrian Cup winner also be Austrian champion, the loser of the cup final would start in the Europa League. The tenth place club, Kapfenberger SV, had to move down to the second level league, the First League.

Final results[edit]

Austrian Football Bundesliga champion plate
Place Club MP W D L Goals Goals +/- P Note
01 FC Red Bull Salzburg 36 19 11 6 60:30 +30 68 UEFA Champions League 2012-13 qualifier
02 SK Rapid Wien 36 16 14 6 52:30 +22 62 UEFA Europa League 2012-13 qualifier
03 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (N) 36 15 10 11 59:52 +07 55 UEFA Europa League 2012-13 qualifier
04 FK Austria Wien 36 14 12 10 52:44 +08 54
05 SK Sturm Graz (M) 36 12 15 9 47:41 +06 51
06 SV Ried (C) 36 11 15 10 44:38 +06 48 UEFA Europa League 2012-13 qualifier
07 FC Wacker Innsbruck 36 10 15 11 36:45 09 45
08 SV Mattersburg 36 9 11 16 41:43 02 38
09 SC Wiener Neustadt 36 6 15 15 26:51 −25 33
10 Kapfenberger SV 36 5 8 23 21:64 −43 23 Relegated to the First League
Legend: (M) = reigning champion, (C) = reigning cup winner, (N) = promoted from the First League;

Ranking criteria: 1. Points (P) 2. Goal differential (Goals +/-) 3. Goals scored, 4. Record in matches against tied opponent

Source: www.bundesliga.at

Match table[edit]

The match table below displays the results of all games in the season. The home team is listed in the middle column and the away team in the upper row. The home team’s score is listed first.

First Heat (Rounds 1–18) 2011–12 Second Heat (Rounds 19–36)
SKSGL FCRBS FKAW SVR SKRW FCWI SCWN KSV SVM FCAWM Club SKSGL FCRBS FKAW SVR SKRW FCWI SCWN KSV SVM FCAWM
2:1 5:1 1:0 1:0 1:1 5:0 1:0 2:2 3:1 SK Sturm Graz 2:2 3:1 0:0 0:0 1:0 0:1 2:1 1:0 0:3
1:1 2:0 1:1 0:0 1:1 3:0 6:0 0:0 2:1 FC Red Bull Salzburg 0:0 3:0 2:0 3:1 2:0 2:1 2:0 0:1 2:0
2:1 3:2 2:1 1:1 2:2 2:2 5:0 0:0 2:4 FK Austria Wien 1:1 1:1 2:0 0:0 3:0 3:1 0:1 1:0 2:1
1:1 1:3 2:1 1:1 1:0 2:0 1:0 2:0 1:1 SV Ried 1:1 0:1 0:1 2:3 1:1 2:2 3:0 2:0 2:1
3:2 4:2 0:3 0:0 0:0 1:1 5:1 1:1 2:0 SK Rapid Wien 1:1 0:1 0:0 1:0 2:0 2:1 3:0 1:1 2:1
1:0 0:1 0:0 0:5 0:3 2:0 3:1 1:1 2:2 FC Wacker Innsbruck 1:1 1:1 0:1 0:0 2:1 2:0 2:0 3:6 2:1
3:1 0:0 1:1 2:2 0:2 0:0 2:0 1:2 0:0 SC Wiener Neustadt 0:0 1:5 0:0 1:1 0:0 0:0 0:0 0:0 1:4
3:0 1:3 2:2 1:3 0:0 2:3 0:2 1:0 0:0 Kapfenberger SV 0:0 0:1 1:0 0:0 0:2 0:1 1:0 1:1 2:3
3:3 3:0 2:4 2:3 1:2 1:1 1:2 2:0 0:0 SV Mattersburg 0:2 0:1 2:0 4:1 0:1 0:1 0:1 2:0 1:2
4:2 2:1 0:3 1:1 4:3 3:2 3:0 1:1 2:1 FC Admira Wacker Mödling 2:0 2:2 3:2 1:1 0:4 1:1 2:0 3:1 0:1

Goal scoring statistics[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
01 Jakob Jantscher FC Red Bull Salzburg 14
Stefan Maierhofer FC Red Bull Salzburg
03 Darko Bodul SK Sturm Graz 12
Patrick Bürger SV Mattersburg
Roland Linz FK Austria Wien
06 Patrik Ježek FC Admira Wacker Mödling 11
07 Philipp Hosiner FC Admira Wacker Mödling 10
08 Deni Alar SK Rapid Wien 09
09 Nacer Barazite FK Austria Wien 08
Roman Kienast SK Sturm Graz / FK Austria Wien
Atdhe Nuhiu SK Rapid Wien
Christopher Wernitznig FC Wacker Innsbruck

League leader after each round:

Cities, venues, and attendance[edit]

City Residents Club Stadium Capacity Total attendance Average attendance ± from 2010–11
Graz 257,3280 SK Sturm Graz UPC-Arena 15,322 194,824 10,824 010.66%
Innsbruck 119,2490 FC Wacker Innsbruck Tivoli-Neu 15,400 116,679 06,482 038.64%
Kapfenberg 21,8120 Kapfenberger SV Franz-Fekete-Stadion 07,500 59,730 03,318 002.35%
Mödling 20,4380 FC Admira Wacker Mödling Bundesstadion Südstadt 12,000 87,272 04,848 +141.07%
Mattersburg 6,9540 SV Mattersburg Pappelstadion 15,700 77,980 04,332 +011.32%
Ried im Innkreis 11,4090 SV Ried Keine Sorgen Arena 07,600 84,700 05,261 020.24%
Salzburg 147,5710 FC Red Bull Salzburg Red Bull Arena 31,800 177,300 09,850 +000.60%
Vienna 1,713,9570 FK Austria Wien Generali Arena 13,500 155,747 08,653 008.93%
Vienna 1,713,9570 SK Rapid Wien Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion1 17,500 291,600 16,200 +001.53%
Wiener Neustadt 40,7080 SC Wiener Neustadt Stadion Wiener Neustadt 07,700 52,070 02,893 020.53%
1 Rapid Wien held both of its home games against local rival Austria Wien in Ernst-Happel-Stadion which has a capacity of 50,865.

The champions Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

Second level - First League[edit]

Clubs in the "Today for tomorrow" 2011–12 First League

The First League is the second-highest league in Austrian professional soccer and held its 36th season in 2011–12. LASK Linz was new in the league as well as the two winners of the relegation matches (ninth place in the First League 2010–11 against the champion of the Regional League East 2010–11 and the champion of the Regional League West 2010-11 against the champion of the Regional League Central 2010-11).

In the 2011–12 season, Vorarlberg had three clubs, Upper Austria had two clubs, and Vienna, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, and Carinthia each had one club. Burgenland and Tyrol were not represented in the First League.

sky Deutschland owned the television rights for the First League as in the Bundesliga which allowed them to show every game in full length. The games were broadcast on sky sport austria and as part of a conference circuit with four games beginning at 6:30PM. In the last two rounds, all games had to be played at the same time, and sky was allowed to pick an additional game which would be designated as the “Top Game of the Round” and would be shown at 8:30PM on Fridays. ORF also had the rights to broadcast the Top Game of the Round live and in full length. They broadcast the games on their channel ORF Sport +.[7]

Method[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, which began on July 10, 2011, ten clubs competed against each other in 36 rounds, as had been done in previous seasons. The championship ended on May 13, 2012.[1]

The champion of the league moved up to the Bundesliga. The last place team had to move down to its corresponding region in the Regional League. This team was replaced by the winner of the two qualification matches between the champions of the Regional League West and Regional League East. The next-to-last team had to play two relegation matches against the champion of the Regional League Central. The winner of the relegation matches qualified for the First League for the 2012-13 season.

Final results[edit]

Place Club MP W D L Goals Goals +/- P Note
Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 01 WAC/St. Andrä 36 19 11 6 71:49 +22 68 Qualified for the 2012-13 Bundesliga
02 SCR Altach 36 18 8 10 62:39 +23 62
Red Arrow Down.svg 03 LASK Linz (Rel) 36 16 13 7 55:40 +15 61 Relegated to the Regional League because of license withdrawal[8]
04 SC Austria Lustenau 36 16 10 10 59:47 +12 58
05 SKN St. Pölten 36 14 9 13 45:45 ±00 51
06 FC Blau-Weiß Linz (R2) 36 13 10 13 49:52 03 48
07 SV Grödig 36 11 9 16 46:52 06 42
08 First Vienna FC 1894 (R1) 36 9 10 17 44:56 −12 37
09 FC Lustenau 07 36 9 10 17 51:66 −15 37
OrangeDwn.png 10 TSV Hartberg 36 7 6 23 38:74 −36 27 Relegation against Regional League Central participant
Legend: (Rel) = Relegated from the Bundesliga, (R1)=Relegation winner (9th 2010-11 against Regional League East), (R2) = Relegation winner (Regional League West against Regional League Central)

Source: www.bundesliga.at

Match table[edit]

The match table below displays the results of all games in the season. The home team is listed in the middle column and the away team in the upper row. The home team’s score is listed first.

First Heat (Rounds 1–18) 2011–12 Second Heat (Rounds 19–36)
LASKL SCRA SCAL WAC SKN SVG FCL TSVH FVF BW Club LASKL SCRA SCAL WAC SKN SVG FCL TSVH FVF BW
0:2 0:3 2:3 2:0 2:1 2:1 4:0 4:0 1:1 LASK Linz 3:2 2:1 2:1 2:1 1:1 1:1 1:1 2:1 1:2
2:0 1:1 1:2 1:0 1:2 4:1 4:2 1:1 2:0 SC Rheindorf Altach 0:1 1:1 0:0 1:0 2:0 1:1 1:0 4:2 4:1
1:1 0:5 1:1 1:1 0:0 2:0 4:0 2:1 1:0 SC Austria Lustenau 2:1 4:1 2:2 1:1 3:0 1:2 2:0 0:0 1:3
1:1 2:2 3:3 1:1 1:0 2:0 3:0 2:2 3:2 WAC/St. Andrä 1:0 1:0 1:2 2:0 3:2 2:1 1:4 2:2 2:0
2:2 1:2 2:1 0:2 2:0 3:0 1:0 0:3 0:1 SKN St. Pölten 1:1 1:3 3:1 3:2 1:0 3:2 2:0 0:2 2:0
0:3 2:1 1:2 3:3 2:2 1:0 2:3 4:0 1:3 SV Grödig 1:1 1:2 1:2 0:1 2:0 1:1 3:1 1:0 1:3
1:1 2:2 3:1 2:5 1:2 1:3 2:2 4:1 1:0 FC Lustenau 07 1:1 2:2 1:3 0:2 2:2 0:3 0:3 1:0 2:0
0:2 0:4 2:3 4:3 1:1 2:4 2:0 2:0 1:1 TSV Hartberg 1:2 0:2 0:2 0:3 0:3 0:1 0:3 1:1 2:4
0:1 0:1 2:0 2:3 3:1 1:1 4:2 1:0 0:0 First Vienna FC 1894 1:2 2:0 3:1 1:3 0:0 0:0 2:3 1:2 2:0
1:1 2:0 2:1 2:2 1:2 3:0 1:6 2:1 4:1 FC Blau-Weiß Linz 2:2 1:0 0:3 2:0 0:1 1:1 1:1 1:1 2:2

Goal scoring statistics[edit]

Rank Goals Name Country Club
01 19 David Poljanec  Slovenia FC Blau-Weiß Linz
02 18 Christian Falk  Austria WAC/St. Andrä
03 17 Daniel Lucas Segovia  Spain SKN St. Pölten
04 14 Johannes Aigner  Austria LASK Linz
14 Tomi Correa  Spain SCR Altach
14 Jacobo Ynclán  Spain WAC/St. Andrä
07 13 Patrick Seeger  Austria SCR Altach
08 11 Pierre Boya  Cameroon SC Austria Lustenau
11 Diego Viana  Brazil SV Grödig
10 10 Manuel Hartl  Austria FC Blau-Weiß Linz
10 Lukas Mössner  Austria TSV Hartberg
10 Stephan Stückler  Austria WAC/St. Andrä

Cities, venues, and attendance[edit]

City Residents Club Stadium Capacity Total attendance Average attendance ± from 2010–11
Altach 6,3560 SC Rheindorf Altach Stadion Schnabelholz 08,200 63,741 03,541 005.48%
Grödig 6,8620 SV Grödig Untersberg-Arena 02,955 15,300 00850 +021.26%
Hartberg 6,6020 TSV Hartberg Stadion Hartberg 04,000 18,900 01,050 016.67%
Linz 189,3110 FC Blau-Weiß Linz Linzer Stadion 18,000 46,834 02,602 +183.84%
Linz 189,3110 LASK Linz Linzer Stadion 18,000 60,700 03,372 043.97%
Lustenau 21,0760 FC Lustenau 07 Reichshofstadion 08,500 30,000 01,667 005.96%
Lustenau 21,0760 SC Austria Lustenau Reichshofstadion 08,500 78,600 04,367 +021.67%
St. Pölten 51,6880 SKN St. Pölten Voithplatz 08,000 26,115 01,451 +030.96%
Vienna 1,705,0800 First Vienna FC 1894 Hohe Warte Vienna 04,500 39,800 02,211 +012.96%
Wolfsberg 25,1620 WAC/St. Andrä Lavanttal-Arena 04,100 48,272 02,682 +069.78%

The champions WAC/St. Andrä[edit]

Third level - Regional Leagues[edit]

Method[edit]

The Regional Leagues East, West, and Central constitute the third level of play in Austrian soccer. The Regional League East is made up of the clubs in the Vienna, Lower Austria, and Burgenland soccer associations. The Regional League Central is composed of clubs in the Upper Austria, Carinthia, and Styria soccer associations. The Regional League West is made up of the clubs in the Salzburg, Tyrol, and Vorarlberg soccer associations.

Clubs in these leagues play for a relegation place in the First League. The prerequisite for a possible promotion is the granting of a license by the fifth senate of the Bundesliga.

The three last place teams of the Regional Leagues have to move down to the fourth level of play. If more clubs move down from the First League, the number of clubs that must move down to the fourth level will go up as well. If two clubs move down from the First League that belong to the federal states that comprise the Regional League Central, four teams from the Regional League Central would need to move down.

Regional League East[edit]

Championship final standings[edit]

Place Club MP W D L Goals Goals +/- P Note
01 SV Horn 30 18 10 2 70:23 +47 64 Relegation against Regional League West participant
02 SK Rapid Wien II 30 19 5 6 57:25 +32 62
03 FK Austria Wien II 30 14 7 9 60:38 +22 49
04 SC-ESV Parndorf 1919 (R) 30 13 6 11 46:39 +07 45
05 Wiener Sportklub 30 11 10 9 48:51 03 43
06 SV Stegersbach (N) 30 11 8 11 56:54 +02 41
07 SC Ritzing 30 11 8 11 37:53 −16 41
08 1. SC Sollenau 30 12 4 14 75:67 +08 40
09 Floridsdorfer AC 30 10 10 10 36:29 +07 40
10 SKU Amstetten (N) 30 11 6 13 43:54 −11 39
11 SV Mattersburg II 30 10 8 12 46:49 03 38
12 SV Schwechat 30 9 10 11 39:39 ±00 37
13 1. Simmeringer SC (N) 30 9 10 11 40:48 08 37
Red Arrow Down.svg 14 FC Admira Wacker Mödling II 30 11 4 15 45:58 −13 37 Relegation to the Landesliga
Red Arrow Down.svg 15. SC Neusiedl am See 30 11 3 16 47:58 −11 36 Relegation to the Landesliga
Red Arrow Down.svg 16. SC Columbia Floridsdorf 30 4 3 23 27:88 −61 15 Relegation to the Landesliga
Legend: (N) = Promoted from the Landesliga,(R) = Relegation loser.

[edit]

  • Viennese City League: SC Ostbahn XI
  • Landesliga Lower Austria: SC Retz
  • Burgenland League: SV Oberwart

Regional League Central[edit]

Championship final standings[edit]

Place Club MP W D L Goals Goals +/- P Note
01 Grazer AK 30 22 4 4 80:29 +51 70 Relegation against First League participant
02 Villacher SV (N) 30 15 8 7 45:30 +15 53
03 SAK Klagenfurt 30 13 9 8 44:41 +03 48
04 Union Vöcklamarkt 30 13 9 8 44:42 +02 48
05 DSV Leoben 30 14 5 11 43:34 +09 47
06 SK Austria Klagenfurt 30 13 6 11 44:36 +08 45
07 FC Gratkorn (R) 30 12 8 10 50:49 +01 44
08 Union St. Florian 30 11 8 11 38:33 +05 41
09 SK Sturm Graz II 30 11 8 11 41:39 +02 41
10 SV Allerheiligen 30 10 10 10 38:35 +03 40
11 Kapfenberger SV II (N) 30 11 7 12 47:46 +01 40
12 FC Pasching 30 10 8 12 41:40 +01 38
Red Arrow Down.svg 13 FC Wels 30 9 9 12 32:42 −10 36 Relegated to the Landesliga
Red Arrow Down.svg 14. SK Vorwärts Steyr (N) 30 6 9 15 36:58 −22 27 Relegated to the Landesliga
Red Arrow Down.svg 15. SV Gleinstätten 30 7 4 19 32:54 −22 25 Relegated to the Landesliga
Red Arrow Down.svg 16. LASK Linz II 30 6 2 22 28:75 −47 20 Relegated to the Landesliga
Legend:(R) = Relegated from the First League, (N) = Promoted from the Landesliga.

[edit]

  • Landesliga Upper Austria: SV Wallern
  • Landesliga Styria: SC Kalsdorf
  • Landesliga Carinthia: SV Feldkirchen

Regional League West[edit]

Championship final standings[edit]

Place Club MP W D L Goals Goals +/- P Note
01 WSG Wattens (R) 30 23 7 0 67:14 +53 76 Relegation against Regional League East participant
02 USK Anif 30 22 4 4 82:38 +44 70
03 FC Dornbirn 1913 30 19 7 4 72:30 +42 64
04 FC Red Bull Salzburg II 30 14 10 6 72:48 +24 52
05 FC Kufstein 30 14 4 12 58:44 +14 46
06 Wacker Innsbruck II 30 14 3 13 58:53 +05 45
07 SC Rheindorf Altach II 30 11 7 12 49:44 +05 40
08 SV Austria Salzburg 30 12 4 14 54:54 ±00 40
09 TSV St. Johann im Pongau 30 10 9 11 43:47 04 39
10 SC Bregenz 30 10 8 12 47:45 +02 38
11 FC Pinzgau Saalfelden (N) 30 11 5 14 50:55 05 38
12 FC Hard 30 9 5 16 39:66 −27 32
13 TSV Neumarkt am Wallersee 30 8 7 15 44:71 −27 31
Red Arrow Down.svg 14 FC Union Innsbruck 30 7 3 20 35:87 −52 24 Voluntary relegation to the Landesliga
15 SV Seekirchen 1945 30 4 8 18 33:65 −32 20
Red Arrow Down.svg 16 SV Hall (N) 30 5 3 22 27:69 −42 18 Relegation to the Landesliga
Legend: (R) = Relegation loser, (N) = Promoted from the Landesliga

[edit]

  • Salzburg League: SV Wals-Grünau
  • Landesliga Tyrol: no promoted club
  • Landesliga Vorarlberg: FC Andelsbuch

Relegation[edit]

In the new class reform of 2009, it was decided that the promotion candidates of the Regional Leagues together with the ninth place in the First League must compete in the relegation matches in order to remain in or be promoted to the First League. An alternating method of relegation matches was agreed upon for the Regional League teams. Accordingly, the Regional League Central had to compete against the ninth place in the First League and the Regional League East had to compete against the Regional League West in this season.[9] On the basis of the license withdrawal of LASK Linz and the associated demotion to the Regional League Central, the ninth place in the First League, FC Lustenau 07, remained in the second level of play without a relegation match. The last place in the First League, TSV Hartberg, moved up to the relegation place and competed against the Regional League Central champion.

In the first pairing, the last place in the First League, TSV Hartberg, played against the champion of the Regional League central, Grazer AK.

Date Home team   Away team Result
June 5, 2012 Grazer AK TSV Hartberg 0:0
Ref.: Gerhard Grobelnik Goal scorers: None
June 8, 2012 TSV Hartberg Grazer AK 3:0 (1:0)
Stopped in the 77th minute after GAK fans stormed the field [1]
Ref.: Markus Hameter Goal scorers: 1:0 (19th) Luca Tauschmann, 2:0 (60th) Matej Milatović, 3:0 (76th) Daniel Rossmann

In the second pairing, the champion of the Regional League East, SV Horn, played against the Regional League West champion WSG Swarovski Wattens.

Date Home team   Away team Result
June 4, 2012 WSG Wattens SV Horn 1:5 (0:3)
Ref.: Thomas Prammer Goal scorers: 0:1 (21st) Mario Konrad, 0:2 (31st) Mario Konrad, 0:3 (40th) Salmin Cehajić, 0:4 (50th) Miroslav Milosević, 1:4 (83rd) Benjamin Pranter, 1:5 (90+2nd) Salmin Cehajić
June 8, 2012 SV Horn WSG Wattens 4:0 (0:0)
Ref.: Rene Eisner Goal scorers: 1:0 (48th) Phillip Zulechner, 2:0 (54th) Emir Dilić, 3:0 (74th) Slaven Lalić, 4:0 (89th) Miroslav Milosević

References[edit]