LASK Linz

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LASK Linz
LASK Linz.png
Full name Linzer-Athletik-Sport-Klub
Nickname(s) Die Schwarz-Weißen
(The Black-Whites),
Die Laskler
Founded 7 August 1908
Ground Linzer Stadion
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Wolf Dieter Holzhey
Manager Karl Daxbacher
League First League
2013–14 Regionalliga Central, 1st (promoted)
Current season

LASK Linz is an Austrian association football club, from the Upper-Austrian state capital Linz. It is the oldest football club hailing from that region, and currently plays in the Austrian Football First League, the second tier of Austrian football. The club's colours are black and white. The women's football section, LASK Ladies, currently plays in the second highest division of Austrian women's football.

LASK Linz was founded on 7 August 1908. In 1965, the club became the first team outside of Vienna to win the Austrian football championship. This is also its only championship to date.

History[edit]

In the winter of 1908, Albert Siems, head of the royal post-office garage at Linz, who had already been a member of an 1899-founded club for heavy athletics, Linzer Athletik Sportklub Siegfried, decided to establish a football club. At that time, the side already played in the black-and-white lengthwise-touched shirts.

The club's first name was Linzer Sportclub. During an extraordinary general meeting on 14 September 1919, the final change of name, to Linzer Athletik Sport-Klub (short form Linzer ASK) took place, its forerunner setting the example. Nevertheless, the public denomination of the team was largely Lask. The club first appeared in top-flight competition in the Gauliga Ostmark in 1940–41, coming last and being relegated.

LASK achieved its greatest success, in winning the Austrian League in 1965. No club outside of Vienna had ever won before. Additionally, the club won the domestic cup that same year.

In 1985-86's UEFA Cup, the side managed to beat European giants Internazionale Milan at home (1–0), on 23 October 1985, eventually bowing out 4–1 on aggregate (second round).

In 1995, the official name became LASK Linz, as officials wanted to bring out the city's name as a complement to the LASK designation, which had constituted itself as a brand name. It is one of the few clubs of the country's higher divisions that, since coming in existence, never exhibited a sponsor in the official clubname.

In 1997, due to public pressure, LASK Linz officially merged with city rivals FC Linz (formerly known as SK VOEST Linz) which, however, resulted in the cancellation of the latter. Club name, colors, chairmen and members remained the same.

Honours[edit]

  • Austrian League: 1964–65
  • Austrian Cup: 1965, runner-up 1963, 1967, 1970, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Championship: 1931
  • Upper-Austrian Championship: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1950
  • Upper-Austrian Cup: 1929, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1946
  • Upper-Austrian Championship (reserves): 2001, 2003
  • Second Division: 1958, 1979, 1994, 2007

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 March, 2015.

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 Pavao Pervan
5 Austria MF Sebastian Schröger
7 Austria MF Daniel Kogler
8 Austria DF Gedeon Takougnadi
9 Brazil FW Fabiano
10 Serbia FW Radovan Vujanović
11 Brazil FW Felipe Dorta
12 Austria FW Tobias Pellegrini
13 Austria DF Maximilian Ullmann
14 Austria MF Christopher Drazan
15 Austria FW Markus Hammerer
16 Austria MF Lukas Grgic
17 Austria DF Felix Luckeneder
18 Austria MF Thomas Hinum
No. Position Player
19 Austria FW Florian Templ
21 Qatar MF Assim Madibo
22 Austria MF Nikola Dovedan
24 United States DF Shawn Barry
26 Austria DF Daniel Kerschbaumer
27 Austria GK Alexander Strobl
28 Austria DF Florian Neuhold
29 Austria MF Martin Harrer
30 Austria MF Sebastian Schröger
33 Austria DF Harun Erbek
34 Austria MF Peter Michorl
35 Austria GK Maximilian Penz
37 Austria DF Mario Hieblinger

Manager history[edit]

European cup history[edit]

As of December 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963/64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 0–1, 1–1 AET in 3rd game 1–1 (Zagreb progressed after a coin toss)
1965/66 UEFA Champions League 1 Poland Gornik Zabrze 1–3 1–2 2–5
1969/70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1 Portugal Sporting Lisbon 2–2 0–4 2–6
1977/78 UEFA Cup 1 Hungary Újpest FC 3–2 0–7 3–9
1980/81 UEFA Cup 1 Serbia Radnicki Nis 1–2 1–4 2–6
1984/85 UEFA Cup 1 Sweden Östers IF 1–0 1–0 2–0
2 Scotland Dundee United 1–2 1–5 2–7
1985/86 UEFA Cup 1 Czech Republic Banik Ostrava 2–0 1–0 3–0
2 Italy Inter 1–0 0–4 1–4
1986/87 UEFA Cup 1 Poland Widzew Lodz 1–1 0–1 1–2
1987/88 UEFA Cup 1 Netherlands FC Utrecht 0–0 0–2 0–2
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 6, 1st game Scotland Partick Thistle 2–2
Group 6, 2nd game Croatia NK Zagreb 0–0
Group 6, 3rd game Iceland Keflavík 2–1
Group 6, 4th game France FC Metz 0–1
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 2, 1st game Sweden Djurgårdens IF 2–0
Group 2, 2nd game Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 4–0
Group 2, 3rd game Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2–0
Group 2, 4th game Germany Werder Bremen 3–1
Semifinals Russia Rotor Volgograd 2–2 0–5 2–7
1999/00 UEFA Cup 1 Romania Steaua Bucuresti 1–3 0–2 1–5
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Israel Hapoel Petah-Tikva 3–0 1–1 4–1
2R Czech Republic FC Marila Pribram 1–1 2–3 3–4

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