FC Wacker Innsbruck (2002)

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This article is about the current football club. For the defunct club, see FC Wacker Innsbruck.
FC Wacker Innsbruck
Club crest
Full name Fußballclub Wacker Innsbruck
Founded 21 June 2002; 12 years ago (2002-06-21)
Ground Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck
Ground Capacity 17,400
Chairman Kaspar Plattner
Manager Michael Streiter
League Erste Liga
2013–14 10th (relegated from Bundesliga)
Current season

FC Wacker Innsbruck is an Austrian association football club from Innsbruck. The club was formed in June 2002 as FC Wacker Tirol, and plays their home games at Tivoli-Neu. The club regard themselves as the spiritual continuation of the team FC Tirol Innsbruck, who went bankrupt in 2002. However, legally Wacker Tirol is a distinct and separate club, and is not entitled to claim the honours won by its predecessors.

The ascent of Wacker Tirol into the Bundesliga took only two years from formation, with promotion to the top division achieved in 2004. This was possible because the club made an alliance with 3rd league club Wattens. After finishing first in Regionalliga West, Wacker advanced to Red Zac Erste Liga. Wacker Tirol finished 6th in their first Bundesliga season.

In 2007 the club was renamed to FC Wacker Innsbruck. At the end of the 2007–08 season, FC Wacker Innsbruck finished last and was relegated to the Austrian Football First League (second tier). In 2010, Wacker won promotion back to the Austrian Bundesliga.

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 June, 2014.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Austria GK Pascal Grünwald
3 Austria DF Dominik Popp
4 Austria MF Marco Kofler
6 Austria MF Simon Piesinger
7 Austria MF Alexander Hauser
8 Austria MF Andreas Hölzl
9 Switzerland FW Stjepan Vuleta
10 Austria FW Jürgen Säumel
11 Austria FW Thomas Hirschhofer
13 Austria DF Kevin Nitzlnader
14 Austria DF Thomas Bergmann
15 Austria MF Armin Hamzic
17 Austria FW Simon Zangerl
No. Position Player
18 Austria MF Florian Jamnig
19 Austria MF Danijel Mićić
20 Austria MF Rene Renner
21 Austria FW Alexander Gründler
24 Austria DF Christopher Wernitznig
25 Austria GK Lukas Wedl
26 Austria MF Simon Pirkl
27 Austria GK Julian Weiskopf
28 Austria DF Sebastian Siller
29 Austria DF Christian Schilling
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Željko Đokić
44 Austria GK Wolfgang Schober

Staff[edit]

  • Manager: Michael Streiter
  • Assistance coach: Florian Klausner
  • Conditioning coach: Karl Schwarzenbrunner
  • Goalkeeper coach: Walter de Vora

Seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Notes
2002–03 Fußball-Regionalliga (III) 1 26 2 2 101 17 80[1] Alliance with WSG Wattens
2003–04 Erste Liga (II) 1 22 6 8 65 44 72
2004–05 Bundesliga (I) 6 11 11 14 48 48 44
2005–06 Bundesliga 9 10 12 14 44 55 42
2006–07 Bundesliga 9 8 10 18 40 64 34 avoided relegation only because of bankrupt GAK
2007–08 Bundesliga 10 6 11 19 32 63 29
2008–09 Erste Liga (II) 2 18 8 7 65 44 62
2009–10 Erste Liga 1 21 6 6 67 26 69
2010–11 Bundesliga (I) 6 13 11 12 43 42 50
2011–12 Bundesliga 7 10 15 11 36 45 45
2012–13 Bundesliga 8 11 3 22 41 75 36
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

Managers[edit]

Further information: FC Wacker Innsbruck § Managers

References[edit]

External links[edit]