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The club was founded on 26 December 1929 as the football section of the gymnastics and sports club Turnerbund Altach. In 1930, they started to compete in the Vorarlberger B-Klasse as FA Turnerbund Altach, but the club temporarily ceased to exist in 1937 and was not reorganised until the foundation of the Sportvereinigung Altach sports society on 1 March 1946. The sports society ceased to exist in 1949, with its football section becoming independent on 5 March 1949 and renaming itself to Sportclub Rheindorf Altach.
They finished first in the third-division Regionalliga West three times to be promoted to the second-division 1st League, but were twice relegated back to the third division. After their third promotion in the 2003–04 season, the club managed to establish itself in the second division and was eventually promoted to the first-division Bundesliga after finishing first in the second-division 1st League in the 2005–06 season, securing the promotion with a 1–0 win over Austria Lustenau in the penultimate match of the season. Rheindorf Altach stayed in top level until relegation in 2008–09 season. They finished 1st league as 3rd in 2009–10, as 2nd in 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. They finally promoted to top level in 2013–14 season.
In the 2014–15 Bundesliga season, Rheindorf Altach finished 3rd in and qualified to UEFA European League. In the 2015-16 season they struggled most of the season, but finished 8th and avoided relegation by five points. In the 2016-17 season they are placed first in the standings after 20 matches.