FC Juniors OÖ

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FC Juniors OÖ
Full nameFußball Club Juniors OÖ
Nickname(s)Schwarz-Grün (The Black-Greens)
Founded16 May 2007; 12 years ago (2007-05-16)
GroundTGW Arena, Pasching
ChairmanFranz Mayer
ManagerGerald Scheiblehner
League2. Liga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

FC Juniors OÖ, until July 2017 FC Pasching, is an Austrian association football club, from Pasching, Upper Austria. It was newly founded after the move of ASKÖ Pasching, who last appeared as FC Superfund, to Carinthia and the associated renaming in SK Austria Kärnten in 2007 as FC Superfund Pasching. The greatest success of the club is winning the ÖFB-Cup as the first third division in the history of the competition in the 2012–13 season and the associated qualification for the play-offs of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, in which the club was however defeated by Estoril Praia.

Since the 2014–15 season, the first men's team no longer plays independently, but under the name LASK Juniors OÖ (until 2017 SPG FC Pasching/LASK Juniors) in a syndicate with the second men's team of LASK Linz in the third-rate Regionalliga Mitte. With the return to the 2. Liga for the 2018–19 season, the club are again an independent team.


2007–2012: Road to the Regionalliga[edit]

Historical chart of league performance
Logo until renamed in July 2017

The club started as a syndicate with the SV Wallern in the 2007–08 season in the fifth-highest Austrian level. After the immediate championship title and the associated promotion to the fourth division, the OÖ Liga, Wallern, restarted in the lowest league, and the club was financially compensated for the downgrade.

After the immediate title in the 2008–09 Oberösterreich Liga, the third-highest class, The FC Pasching was promoted to the Regionalliga Mitte.

In the season 2009–10, the FC Pasching had by far the highest average age of the entire Regionalliga Mitte (27.5 years). There were eleven players in the squad during this season, who had already passed the age of 30. Two of them (Josef Schicklgruber and Eduard Glieder) were already over 40 years old.

After the first round of the 2009–10 season Pasching was four points behind the leaders WAC/St. Andrä on the second place in the table. However, the club announced that it did not want to apply for a license for the First League. After the predecessor ASKÖ Pasching was relocated to Carinthia, the Bundesliga introduced a rule that prohibited a club promotion to the Erste Liga, unless it has played at least three years in a league that is played by his national association. Since the FC Pasching had played until then only one year each in the highest and second highest Upper Austrian level, the club did not meet this condition.

Pasching achieved the championship title in the Regionalliga 2010. Because of the waiver of a license application for the Erste Liga, the club was deducted 13 points. After the season, the club board resigned; a new board had to be elected.

As at the end of the season 2010–11 Superfund stepped out as the main sponsor and could not be adequately replaced, the club was forced to cut the budget for the next season massively together. Consequently, almost the entire professional squad was replaced by a new one, which consisted mainly of amateur players. At the end of the autumn season Pasching was in last place. In early 2012, a cooperation with Red Bull Salzburg was entered. The first consequence of this collaboration was the acquisition of the coaching office by Gerald Baumgartner, the former coach of the second team of Salzburg. The club managed thanks to an 8-0 victory in the last game against the already established as a champion Grazer AK the league.

2012–2014: Cup win and decline[edit]

FC Pasching - Cup Winners 2012–13

In the 2012–13 season Pasching was back at the other end of the table. The team won the autumn championship and overwintered with four points ahead of the LASK Linz. However, this advantage was lost in the spring and Pasching finished the season two points behind the Linzern in second place.

In the 2012–13 Austrian Cup the Paschinger achieved the biggest sensation in the history of this competition. After Austria Salzburg, Austria Lustenau and Austria Klagenfurt were eliminated in the first three rounds, the elite of Austrian football waited for the regional league team in the last three rounds. In the quarterfinals beat Pasching away Rapid Wien 1-0. In the semi-final, the success of the Paschinger went away at cooperation partner Red Bull Salzburg, as the Baumgartner-Elf could turn a 0-1 deficit in a 2-1 victory. With FC Pasching it was the first time in the ÖFB Cup history a third division in the final. Opponent in the Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion was Austria Wien. The Pasching finally managed the big sensation and decided the final for themselves. Daniel Sobkova scored shortly after side break the 1-0 lead, which could be defended in the episode. Thus, FC Pasching has defeated the champion, the runner-up and third in the Bundesliga season 2012–13, without ever having had the home advantage for themselves. The Cup victory saw the Upper Austrians qualify for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round, where they met the Portuguese club Estoril Praia and lost with two defeats.

In early September 2013 left success coach Gerald Baumgartner, who moved to SKN St. Pölten, the club, the former co-coach Martin Hiden took over the team. In the 2013–14 Austrian Cup, the Paschinger could defend as the defending champion in the second round with Wacker Innsbruck, the next Bundesliga side, before they retired against the Wolfsberger AC on penalties. In the championship, the season goal championship was missed. As in the previous year, the Paschinger had to give the LASK the first step, this time also succeeded in promotion to the Erste Liga.

2014–2018: Syndicate with LASK and renaming[edit]

Even before that it became clear that Red Bull would leave Pasching as a sponsor. As a result, the club entered into a cooperation with LASK, which meant joint youth-team work and the use of the Pasching training center by LASK Linz. After promotion and the return of LASK to professional football, it was announced in June 2014 that FC Pasching - in the 2014–15 season under the name SPG FC Pasching/LASK Juniors - would compete in a syndicate with the second team of the Linz club. Associated with this was the replacement of the entire squad and the loss of a separate team. The syndicate club are not eligible for promotion.

In the debut season of the syndicate, the team in the third-rate Regionalliga center was 43 points to occupy the 9th place in the table. In the 2015–16 season, the team was able to improve their point yield and finished with 50 points in 5th place. In the 2016–17 season, the syndicate with 31 points only the 14th and thus the first non-relegation place.

Before the 2017–18 season, the syndicate was realigned to better attract talent from Upper Austria. In July 2017, FC Pasching was renamed FC Juniors OÖ. The syndicate changed its name to LASK Juniors OÖ. In addition, the former hobby club SV Pasching 16 was incorporated into the FC Juniors OÖ and since then formed the second team, which plays under the name SV Pasching 16 OÖ Juniors in the eighth-tier 2. Klasse Nord-Ost.

Since 2018: Present[edit]

After the rise of LASK Juniors OÖ in the 2. Liga in the 2017–18 season, the syndicate is dissolved. The FC Juniors OÖ will play as an independent club in the second league, but continue to cooperate with the LASK.

Past seasons[edit]

FC Pasching[edit]

Season League Place Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Austrian Cup
2007–08 Landesliga West (V) 1 26 23 2 1 77 18 59 71 Did not qualify
2008–09 OÖ Liga (V) 1 26 21 2 3 76 17 59 65 1st round
2009–10 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 4 30 17 9 4 77 24 53 50 2nd round
2010–11 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 6 30 11 12 7 38 33 5 45 1st round
2011–12 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 12 30 10 8 12 41 40 1 38 1st round
2012–13 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 2 28 21 3 4 64 19 45 66 Champions
2013–14 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 2 30 21 6 3 79 20 59 69 1st round
Green marks a season followed by promotion

LASK Juniors OÖ[edit]

Season League Place Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Austrian Cup
2014–15 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 9 30 12 7 11 46 49 -3 43 Did not qualify
2015–16 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 5 30 15 5 10 59 45 14 50 Did not qualify
2016–17 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 14 30 8 7 15 43 49 -6 31 Did not qualify
2017–18 Regionalliga Mitte (III) 4 30 16 4 10 54 46 8 52 Did not qualify
Green marks a season followed by promotion

FC Juniors OÖ[edit]

Season League Place Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Austrian Cup
2018–19 2. Liga (II)
Green marks a season followed by promotion



Austrian 2. Landesliga (V)

  • Winners (1): 2008–09


Austrian Cup

European competition history[edit]

As of 2 June 2018
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00
Total 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00


Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round Portugal Estoril Praia 1–2 0–2 1–4

Source: UEFA.com, Last updated on 8 March 2018
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal Difference.


Current squad[edit]

As of 4 September, 2019

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 Tobias Lawal
2 Ivory Coast DF Olivier N'Zi
3 Austria DF Erwin Softic
4 Austria DF David Bumberger
5 Austria MF Nemanja Celic
6 Germany MF Daniel Jelisic
7 Austria FW Nicolas Meister
8 Austria MF Christopher Cvetko
9 Austria FW Dominik Reiter
11 Austria FW Pierre Nagler
12 Austria GK Nino Bresnig
14 Germany DF Andriko Smolinski
15 Panama DF Andrés Andrade
No. Position Player
16 Costa Rica FW Andy Reyes
17 Ghana DF Ishaku Konda
18 Austria MF Kenan Salo
19 Austria FW Marcel Monsberger
21 Austria GK Thomas Turner
22 South Korea MF Hong Hyun-seok
23 Austria FW Marko Raguž
24 Austria MF Florian Aigner
26 Ghana DF Gabriel Awuni
30 Croatia MF Fabian Benko (Captain)
32 Croatia MF Andreas Jerkovic
34 Germany DF Jan Boller

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 2 June 2018
Position Staff
Head coach Austria Ronald Brunmayr
Assistant coach Austria Daniel Ruttensteiner
Goalkeeping coach Austria Manuel Moser
Physiotherapist Austria Martina Dreer

Managerial history[edit]

External links[edit]