Austrian Football First League

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Austrian Football First League
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Country Austria
Founded 1974
Number of teams 10
Level 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 SKN St. Pölten
(2015–16)
Website bundesliga.at
2016–17 Austrian Football First League

The Austrian Football First League (German: Erste Liga) is the second highest professional division in Austrian football. It contains ten 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 placed team is directly relegated from the First League into the regional leagues. The league is currently known as the Sky Go Erste Liga for sponsorship reasons.

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 fewer will be relegated.

Teams and stadia for the 2015–16 season[edit]

The ten teams competing in the 2015–16 First League season are:

Club Name City Stadium Capacity
Austria Klagenfurt Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion 32,000
Austria Lustenau Lustenau Reichshofstadion 8,800
Austria Salzburg Salzburg My Phone Austria Stadion 1,600
Floridsdorfer AC Vienna FAC-Platz 3,000
Kapfenberger SV Kapfenberg Franz-Fekete-Stadion 12,000
LASK Linz Linzer Stadion 14,100
Liefering Salzburg Red Bull Arena 31,895
St. Pölten Sankt Pölten NV Arena 8,000
Wacker Innsbruck Innsbruck Tivoli-Neu 30,000
Wiener Neustadt Wiener Neustadt Stadion Wiener Neustadt 10,000

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
SC Rheindorf Altach
2
2005–06, 2013–14
SV Mattersburg
2
2002–03, 2014–15
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 Ried
1
2004–05
Kapfenberger SV
1
2007–08
SC Wiener Neustadt
1
2008–09
WAC
1
2011–12
Grödig
1
2012–13
SKN St. Pölten
1
2015–16

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Coordinates: 48°14′56″N 16°21′35″E / 48.2489°N 16.3597°E / 48.2489; 16.3597