FC Liefering

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FC Liefering
Full name Fussballclub Liefering
Founded 20 May 1947; 71 years ago (1947-05-20)
as USK Anif
Ground Untersberg-Arena, Grödig
Ground Capacity 4,330
Owner Red Bull GmbH
Manager Gerhard Struber, Janusz Gora
League Austrian Football First League
2016–17 Austrian Football First League, 2nd
Website Club website
Historical chart of USK Anif and Liefering league performance
FC Liefering squad league match vs. TSV Hartberg (17 April 2015)

FC Liefering is an Austrian association football club. It currently plays in the First League, the second tier of Austrian football. Since 2012, Liefering has been a feeder club for Austrian Football Bundesliga side FC Red Bull Salzburg.[1]

In December 2011 Red Bull Salzburg signed a cooperation with FC Pasching (Regionalliga Mitte) and USK Anif (Regionalliga West). The coach of the Juniors, Gerald Baumgartner, left Salzburg and became new coach of FC Pasching. Also players went to Pasching and Anif. After the 2011/12 season the new coach Peter Hyballa left the club and became new head coach of SK Sturm Graz. Lieferings ongoing presence in the Erste Liga continues to create unrest, with average an attendance of sub 500, many people believe the club isn't good for the league. However the club promotes youth and has been a key factor in FC Red Bull Salzburgs 2016/17 UEFA Youth League side, who would ultimately go on to win the tournament.

Seasons[edit]

From the 2012/13 season the club, formerly known as USK Anif, changed its name to FC Liefering. Liefering are sometimes called Red Bull Liefering as they adapted the jerseys and team colors from Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig. In the 2012/13 season they won the Regionalliga West and after two relegation matches they were promoted to the First league.

They are the farm team of FC Red Bull Salzburg. Because they play under the licence of USK Anif, Liefering are eligible for promotion to Bundesliga. In their first year, they finished 3rd, in the 2014/15 season they finished 2nd.

In June 2015 coach Peter Zeidler left the team and became coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg. He was succeeded by Thomas Letsch, who also followed Zeidler to Salzburg for two matches after Zeidler was fired there.

As feeder club the team became very young. In the next two seasons the average age of the team was under twenty years. Players like Samuel Tetteh or Gideon Mensah came to Salzburg from Ghana, other talented players came from the Red Bull Football Academy like Hannes Wolf or Luca Meisl.

In the 2016/17 season FC Red Bull Salzburg (U19) won the UEFA Youth League. Most of the players came from Liefering.

Season Final place Goals Points League
2012/13 1 94:23 74 3rd league
2013/14 3 72:48 57 2nd league
2014/15 2 70:55 56 2nd league
2015/16 4 65:49 57 2nd league
2016/17 2 58:49 60 2nd league
2017/18 5 58:44 55 2nd league

Honours[edit]

Regionalliga West

Alpenliga

  • Champions: 1978–79*

Austrian Landesliga

  • Champions: 1988–89*

Salzburger Liga

  • Champions: 1988–89*, 1992–93*, 2002–03*, 2006–07*

1. Klasse Nord

  • Champions: 1965*, 1974*

2. Klasse B

  • Champions: 1950*

Salzburg Cup

  • Winners: 1978*

Salzburg Indoor Cup

  • Winners: 1990*, 2001*, 2002*, 2005*, 2009*

* as USK Anif

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 June, 2018[2]

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

No. Position Player
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Jusuf Gazibegovic
6 Slovakia DF Peter Pokorny
7 Mali MF Sékou Koïta
8 France DF Abdourahmane Barry
9 Austria MF Philipp Sturm
11 Ivory Coast FW Anderson Niangbo
14 Ghana DF Gideon Mensah
15 Mali MF Ousman Diakite
17 Austria MF David Schnegg
20 Austria MF Rami Tekir
23 Germany FW Karim Adeyemi
24 South Korea MF Kim Jung-min
26 Austria MF Dominik Stumberger
27 France DF Mahamadou Dembélé
No. Position Player
28 Austria MF Romano Schmid
32 Austria FW René Hellermann
33 Austria GK Felix Wilfing
34 Austria GK Daniel Antosch
35 Austria FW Alexander Schmidt
36 Mali MF Mohamed Camara
40 Zambia FW Patson Daka
42 Austria DF Lorenz Leskosek
44 Austria DF Alois Oroz
45 Zambia MF Enock Mwepu
46 Austria FW Aldin Aganovic
48 Austria MF Tobias Anselm
49 France DF Jerome Onguene
Germany DF Kilian Ludewig

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
Austria MF Thomas Mayer (to SV Ried)
Poland MF Martin Pajaczkowski (to Wiener Sport-Club)
No. Position Player
Ghana MF Samuel Tetteh (to LASK)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Austria Gerhard Struber
Assistant coach PolandJanusz Gora
Assistant coach Austria Fabio Ingolitsch
Goalkeeping coach Austria Heinz Arzberger

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Liefering Homepage
  2. ^ "Team". FC Liefering (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2017. 

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