2013–14 Austrian Football Bundesliga

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Austrian Bundesliga
Season 2013–14
Champions Red Bull Salzburg
Relegated Wacker Innsbruck
Champions League Red Bull Salzburg
Europa League Rapid Wien
Grödig
Matches played 180
Goals scored 595 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorer Jonathan Soriano (31)
Biggest home win Salzburg 8–1 Wiener Neustadt
Biggest away win Grödig 0–6 Sturm Graz
Highest scoring Salzburg 8–1 Wiener Neustadt
Salzburg 6–3 Rapid Wien

The 2013–14 Austrian Football Bundesliga is the 102nd season of top-tier football in Austria.

Licensing procedures[edit]

On the 30th of April 2013, the Bundesliga awarded the licenses for the 2013–14 championship.[1] Only 18 out of the 24 clubs that had applied for a license were granted. The Bundesliga teams FC Admira Wacker Mödling and FC Wacker Innsbruck, the First League clubs First Vienna FC and TSV Hartberg, as well as the regional league teams LASK Linz and SV Austria Salzburg[2] were denied the license. First league team SKN St. Pölten received the license through financial conditions. FC Lustenau 07, who had to forcibly withdraw from the First League due to multiple violations of the licensing procedure,[3] did not apply for the license.

All six clubs, which were denied the license in the first place, filed a complaint with the protest committee of the Bundesliga. The protest of the Hartberger team was granted; as well as the protests of FC Admira Wacker Mödling, FC Wacker Innsbruck and First Vienna FC, the latter only under financial conditions. In addition, Vienna was deducted five points for the 2013–14 season for violations of the license terms and conditions.

Division[edit]

The Bundesliga, which is sponsored by tipp3 as the main sports sponsor, is the highest division in Austrian football and was played for the 40th time in the 2013–14 season and determined the 102nd Austrian Football Champion. Subsponsor was the mobile provider T-Mobile Austria, which is why the official league designation was tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile.

Lower Austria, Salzburg and Vienna each have two clubs, and Carinthia, Upper Austria, Styria and Tyrol each one club. The Burgenland and Vorarlberg are not represented with any team in Austria's highest league. In the pre-season, the SV Mattersburg went down to the First League, and SV Grödig took their place.

The TV provider Sky Germany AG had the rights to show all Bundesliga games in full-length which were broadcast on the Sky sport Austria pay television channel. The channel broadcast all games as conference calls and individually. In addition, the ORF had the rights to broadcast a game of their choice, which was as a single match labeled the "top match of the round" – which usually took place Sundays, when the midweek rounds were on Wednesdays. This was not possible though in the last two rounds where all games had to be broadcast simultaneously. In addition, the ORF was allowed to show a 45-minute summary of the remaining four games of each round.

Mode[edit]

In the 2013–14 season ten clubs will compete against each other in 36 rounds, as in previous years. Each team plays twice at home and away against each other team.

Due to the bad European Cup results of the Austrian teams in the 2012–2013 season, Austria felt to 16th place in the UEFA five-year ranking at the end of that season. This meant that there was only one place for the UEFA Champions League and three places for the Europa League in the 2013–14 Bundesliga and Cup season. The champions of the Bundesliga was eligible to take part in the UEFA Champions League qualification and would enter the 2nd or 3rd qualifying round, depending on whether the defending champions spot was used; The second and third placed clubs played in the qualification for the UEFA Europa League, where they entered the second round. The Cup winner took part in the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League. The last place in the highest division has to go down to the second-class First League.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of teams in the 2013–14 Austrian Football Bundesliga
Team Location Venue Capacity
Admira Maria Enzersdorf Trenkwalder Arena 12,000
Austria Vienna Vienna Generali Arena 13,100
Grödig Grödig Untersberg-Arena 4,638
Rapid Wien Vienna Gerhard Hanappi Stadium 18,500
Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg Red Bull Arena 31,000
SV Ried Ried im Innkreis Keine Sorgen Arena 7,680
Sturm Graz Graz UPC-Arena 15,400
Wacker Innsbruck Innsbruck Tivoli-Neu 17,400
SC Wiener Neustadt Wiener Neustadt Stadion Wiener Neustadt 10,000
Wolfsberger AC Wolfsberg Lavanttal-Arena 8,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 36 25 5 6 110 35 +75 80 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rapid Wien 36 17 11 8 63 40 +23 62 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round
3 Grödig 36 15 9 12 68 71 −3 54 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Austria Wien 36 14 11 11 58 44 +14 53
5 Sturm Graz 36 13 9 14 55 55 0 48
6 Ried 36 10 13 13 55 66 −11 43
7 Wolfsberger AC 36 11 8 17 50 63 −13 41
8 Wiener Neustadt 36 10 9 17 43 84 −41 39
9 Admira Wacker Mödling 36 11 9 16 51 67 −16 0371
10 Wacker Innsbruck (R) 36 5 14 17 42 70 −28 29 Relegation to 2014–15 Austrian First League

Updated to games played on 12 May 2014.
Source: http://www.bundesliga.at/index.php?id=558
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Admira were deducted eight points because of violations of licensing regulations and requirements. After an appeal, it was changed to five points.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results[edit]

Teams play each other four times in this league. In the first half of the season each team plays every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season, for a total of 36 games

First half of season[edit]

Home ╲ Away ADM AWI GRÖ RWI RBS RIE STU WKR WN WOL
Admira Wacker Mödling 1–0 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 0–3 3–0
Austria Wien 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 5–0 1–0
Grödig 7–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–3 3–6 4–3
Rapid Wien 4–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–4
Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 5–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 6–0 8–1 2–2
Ried 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–0 0–5 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–0
Sturm Graz 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 4–1
Wacker Innsbruck 3–3 0–5 5–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 2–2 4–0 1–2
Wiener Neustadt 1–0 0–3 0–2 0–0 1–5 3–3 1–3 1–1 2–1
Wolfsberger AC 3–1 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 11 December 2013.
Source: BBC Sport
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home ╲ Away ADM AWI GRÖ RWI RBS RIE STU WKR WN WOL
Admira Wacker Mödling 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0
Austria Wien 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1
Grödig 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 0–6 1–1 1–2 3–0
Rapid Wien 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0
Red Bull Salzburg 6–1 4–0 6–0 6–3 4–0 1–2 0–0 5–0 5–0
Ried 3–0 2–2 1–4 2–5 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–3
Sturm Graz 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–4 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–4
Wacker Innsbruck 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–1
Wiener Neustadt 5–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–5 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Wolfsberger AC 2–3 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 4–0

Updated to games played on 12 May 2014.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 12 May 2014[4]
Rank Player Team Goals
1 Spain Jonathan Soriano Red Bull Salzburg 31
2 Brazil Alan Red Bull Salzburg 26
3 United States Terrence Boyd Rapid Wien 15
Austria René Gartler Ried
Austria Philipp Zulechner Grödig
6 Austria Philipp Hosiner Austria Wien 14
7 Austria Lukas Hinterseer Wacker Innsbruck 13
Senegal Sadio Mané Red Bull Salzburg
9 Austria Guido Burgstaller Rapid Wien 11
Austria Michael Liendl Wolfsberger
Austria René Schicker Admira Wacker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "So läuft das Lizenzverfahren" (in German). LAOLA1. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Vorerst keine Bundesliga-Lizenz für Austria Salzburg". Salzburger Nachrichten. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Zwangsabstieg für FC Lustenau" (in German). News. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Torschützenliste". Weltfussball (in German). Retrieved 18 July 2016. 

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