SK Austria Klagenfurt (2007)

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Austria Klagenfurt
Club crest
Full name Sportklub Austria Klagenfurt
Founded 19 January 2007; 11 years ago (2007-01-19)
Ground Wörthersee Stadion
Ground Capacity 32,000
Manager Franz Polanz
League Austrian Regionalliga
2016–17 12th
Website Club website

SK Austria Klagenfurt is an Austrian football club, based in the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt, currently playing in the Austrian Football First League.[1]


The emergence of the club marked the end of all efforts to establish an all-Carinthian team to play in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, pushed by the state's government under Jörg Haider. Austria Klagenfurt was already founded in 2007 ahead of the formation of the SK Austria Kärnten football club, but began playing not before SK Austria was dissolved in 2010[2] and it had merged with SC St. Stefan.[3] SK Austria Klagenfurt plays its home matches at the Hypo Group Arena.[4] The club adopts the tradition of the former SK Austria Klagenfurt founded in 1920, renamed FC Kärnten in 1999, which was dissolved in 2009.

Historical chart of league performance of Austria Klagenfurt and their predecessor clubs



First team squad[edit]

Updated January 31, 2017 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 Sandro Keckel
3 Croatia DF Filip Petanjek
4 Ghana DF Joseph Asante
5 Austria MF Daniel Mair
6 Ghana MF Opoku Antwi
7 Austria FW Florian Jaritz
8 Austria MF Ambrozije Soldo
9 Slovenia MF Tadej Zagar-Knez
10 Austria MF Sandro Zakany
11 Brazil MF Sandro
14 Croatia DF Josip Filipovic
15 Austria DF Julian Salentinig
16 Austria DF Maximilian Sihler
No. Position Player
17 Austria MF Marco Scharf
18 Austria MF Luca Pollanz
19 United States MF Landon Kirby
20 Austria MF Philipp Hütter
21 Austria MF Pascal Lorenz
22 Austria DF Nico Raczynski
23 Austria DF Fabian Hafner
24 Austria MF Okan Ekmekci
25 Austria FW Thomas Hirschhofer
26 Brazil MF Daniel Mendes
28 Slovenia GK Žan Pelko
29 Austria DF Raphael Nageler
31 Austria GK Nico Krassnitzer


Head coach Austria Franz Polanz
Assistant coach Austria Martin Lassnig
Goalkeeper coach Austria Thomas Lenuweit

Manager history[edit]

As of 1 June 2016 [5]


External links[edit]