WSG Wattens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WSG Wattens
Full name WSG Swarovski Wattens Fußball
Founded 1930[1]
(Year of foundation)
Ground Alpenstadion,
Ground Capacity 5500
Chairman Gernot Langes-Swarovski
Manager Roland Kirchler
League Austrian Regional League West
2010/11 2nd[2]

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 Austrian Regional League, the third tier of Austrian football.


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. Since 1984, WSG Wattens has been represented in the Austrian Regional League West and the second tier First League.[3]


WSG Wattens plays their home matches in Alpenstadion, Wattens. The stadium's capacity is 5500.[4] The team’s average home attendance for the 2010-11 season was 289.[5] The stadium is also occasionally used for international matches, such as a 2010 friendly between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 June 2011.[7] 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 Marko Lella
2 Austria DF Martin Weissenbrunner
3 Austria MF Michael Steinlechner
4 Austria DF Harald Scheiber
5 Austria DF Thomas Eller
6 Austria MF Benjamin Reiter
7 Austria MF Roland Kirchler
8 Austria MF Harald Cihak
9 Austria FW Marco Hesina
10 Austria MF Florian Toplitsch
11 Austria MF Sandro Samwald
12 Austria MF Alexander Hörtnagl
No. Position Player
14 Austria MF Markus Obernosterer
15 Austria DF Philip Höllwarth
16 Austria DF Florian Buchacher
17 Austria FW Simon Zangeri
19 Austria FW Fabian Krismer
22 Austria MF Markus Ebner
23 Austria DF Daniel Pensold
24 Austria GK Philipp Magerl
25 Germany GK Ferdinand Oswald
26 Austria GK Lukas Watznauer

Notable players[edit]


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Club website official data (German)". Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Austrian Regional League West 2010-11 season final standings". 1 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Austria Final League Tables (First and Second Level)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "WSG Wattens club profile". Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Austrian Regional League West 2010-11 season attendance statistics". 1 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nigeria World Cup warm-up venues confirmed". BBC Sport. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "WSG Wattens first team (official site, German)". Retrieved 16 June 2011.