Austrian Football First League

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Austrian Football First League
Country  Austria
Founded 1974
Number of teams 10
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Austrian Bundesliga
Relegation to Regional Leagues East, Central, West
Domestic cup(s) Austrian Cup
International cup(s) Europa League (via Austrian Cup)
Current champions Grödig
(2012–13)
2013–14 Austrian Football First League

The Austrian Football First League (German: Erste Liga) is the second highest professional division in Austrian football. It contains 10 teams and is run in the same fashion as the Austrian Bundesliga. The champion of the league is promoted into the Bundesliga, the 9th has to play relegation against a team from one of the three regional leagues and the last place is directly relegated from the First League into the regional leagues. The League was known as ADEG First League due to sponsorship of a supermarket chain until the end of the 2009-10 season. The new name of the league is "Heute für Morgen - Erste Liga" which translates to "Today for tomorrow - First League".

The destination of the bottom club of the First League depends upon which Land of the Federal Republic it is a member, joining one of the Regionalligen (or regional leagues) in the east, center or west of the country. The three regional league champions have to play a home and an away relegation game with the 9th of First League for two slots in the First League. Participation in the professional First League is conditional on their licensing by the fifth senate of the federal league. If the license is refused for economic reasons, one team less will be relegated

Teams and stadia for the 2013-14 season[edit]

The ten teams competing in the 2013-14 First League season are:

Home club Stadium name Capacity
Kapfenberger SV Franz-Fekete-Stadion 12,000
SC Rheindorf Altach Cashpoint Arena 8,500
SC Austria Lustenau Reichshofstadion 8,800
SKN St. Pölten NV-Arena 8,000
FC Liefering Red Bull Arena 30,188
SV Mattersburg Pappelstadion 15,700
First Vienna FC Hohe Warte Stadium 5,500
SC-ESV Parndorf Heidebodenstadion 5,000
TSV Hartberg Stadion Hartberg 6,000
SV Horn Sportplatz Horn 3,000

Past winners[edit]

Champions[edit]

Club Winners Championship seasons
LASK Linz
4
1978–79, 1991–92, 1993–94, 2006–07
Grazer AK
3
1974–75, 1992–93, 1994–95
Wiener Sport-Club
2
1976–77, 1985–86
Austria Salzburg
2
1977–78, 1986–87
Kremser SC
2
1987–88, 1988–89
SV Spittal/Drau
2
1983–84, 1989–90
Austria Klagenfurt / FC Kärnten
2
1981–82, 2000–01
FC Wacker Innsbruck (2002)
2
2003–04, 2009–10
FC Admira Wacker Mödling
2
1999–00, 2010–11
First Vienna
1
1975–76
SC Eisenstadt
1
1979–80
FC Wacker Innsbruck
1
1980–81
SV Sankt Veit
1
1982–83
Salzburger AK 1914
1
1984–85
VfB Mödling
1
1990–91
FC Linz
1
1995–96
SC Austria Lustenau
1
1996–97
SK Vorwärts Steyr
1
1997–98
Schwarz-Weiß Bregenz
1
1998–99
ASKÖ Pasching
1
2001–02
SV Mattersburg
1
2002–03
SV Ried
1
2004–05
SC Rheindorf Altach
1
2005–06
Kapfenberger SV
1
2007–08
SC Wiener Neustadt
1
2008–09
WAC
1
2011–12
Grödig
1
2012–13

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