WSG Wattens

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WSG Wattens
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Full name WSG Swarovski Wattens Fußball
Founded 1930[1]
(Year of foundation)
Ground Gernot Langes Stadion,
Wattens
Ground Capacity 5,500
President Diana Langes-Swarovski
Manager Thomas Silberberger
League Erste Liga
2015-16 1st
Current season

WSG Wattens is an Austrian football club located in Wattens, a town in the state of Tyrol in the west of the country. They currently play in the Erste Liga, the second tier of Austrian football.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1930 and has been known as SC Wattens (1930–53), SV Wattens (1953–71), and WSG Wattens (1984–present). Its most successful period was in 1968–71, when it competed in the Austrian Bundesliga. Between 1971 and 1984 it merged with FC Wacker Innsbruck to form SSW Innsbruck (the merged team went on to win the Bundesliga five times and reached the quarter finals of the 1977-78 European Cup). In this period the club retained its identity with distinct youth teams. From 1984, WSG Wattens have played in the Austrian Regional League West and the second tier First League.[2]

Stadium[edit]

WSG Wattens play their home matches in Gernot Langes Stadion, Wattens. The stadium's capacity is 5500.[3] The team’s average home attendance for the 2010–11 season was 289.[4] The stadium is also occasionally used for international matches, such as a 2010 friendly between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.[5]

In 2013 the stadium was renamed in Gernot Langes stadium in honour of the 70th birthday of the longtime president Gernot Langes. [6]

Achievements[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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 Emanuel Ponholzer
3 Austria DF Michael Steinlechner
4 Austria DF David Gugganig
5 Czech Republic DF Martin Švejnoha
6 Austria MF Christian Gebauer
7 Austria MF Benjamin Pranter
8 Austria MF Kevin Nitzlnader
9 Austria FW Matthias Leitner
10 Austria MF Florian Toplitsch
11 Austria FW Lukas Katnik
13 Denmark MF Niels-Peter Mørck
14 Austria FW Samuel Krismer
15 Italy DF David Zimmerhofer
No. Position Player
16 Austria DF Florian Buchacher
17 Austria MF René Schneebauer
18 Austria MF Niko Schneebauer
19 Austria DF Sandro Neurauter
20 Croatia MF Drazen Kekez
21 Slovakia FW Milan Jurdík
22 Austria MF Fabian Ponholzer
23 Austria DF Dominik Popp
25 Germany GK Ferdinand Oswald
26 France DF Samuel Mansour
30 Austria GK Philipp Weissenhofer
42 Austria MF Florian Mader
44 Austria GK Lucas Bundschuh

Manager history[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] – Official website
  • [2] – Facebook page
  • [3] – Fan club

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club website official data (German)". Regionalliga.at. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Austria Final League Tables (First and Second Level)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "WSG Wattens club profile". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Austrian Regional League West 2010–11 season attendance statistics". Regionalliga.at. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nigeria World Cup warm-up venues confirmed". BBC Sport. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Website of WSG Wattens (German)