L.A.S.K. Linz

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LASK Linz
Full name Linzer Athletik Sport Klub
Founded 1908
Ground Linzer Stadion
(capacity: 14,100)
Chairman Peter Michael Reichel
Manager Walter Schachner
League Austrian Bundesliga
2010/11 Austrian Bundesliga, 10th, relegated

L.A.S.K. Linz is a football club which plays in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. They are playing in the First League, the second division in Austrias league system.

History[change | edit source]

The club was founded on 7 August 1899 as Athletiksportclub Siegfried, the football section was founded in February 1919. The first match was on 4 May 1919 against Fußballverein Wels . LASK lost 1:4. Being the most successful section of the Athletiksportclub it was decided that the name of the club should be Linzer Athletik-Sport-Klub (Linzer ASK). Till the occupation by Germany in 1938 they reached many titels in the Upper Austrian league. In the 1938/39 season they were promoted to the Gauliga XVII, which was then the highest class in Austrian football. But they were relegated the same season.

After the Second World War LASK reached the title in Austrian highest class in the 1964/65 season. The LASK was the first team which came not from Vienna to do so. The same season they also won the Autrian Cup. The next decades were partly successful but also by relegetions to the second division. In 1997, due to public pressure, LASK Linz merged with city rivals FC Linz (formerly known as SK VOEST Linz) which, however, resulted in the cancellation of the latter. Club name, colors, chairmen and members remained the same.

In the 2010/11 season they were relegated. Today they are playing in Austrias First League, the second division in Austrian football.

Name[change | edit source]

  • 1908-1996 Linzer ASK
  • 1996-present LASK Linz

European cup history[change | edit source]

As of December 2008.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963/64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 0–1, 1–1 AET in 3rd game 1–1 (Zagreb progressed after a coin toss)
1965/66 UEFA Champions League 1 Poland Gornik Zabrze 1–3 1–2 2–5
1969/70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1 Portugal Sporting Lisbon 2–2 0–4 2–6
1977/78 UEFA Cup 1 Hungary Újpest FC 3–2 0–7 3–9
1980/81 UEFA Cup 1 Serbia Radnicki Nis 1–2 1–4 2–6
1984/85 UEFA Cup 1 Sweden Östers IF 1–0 1–0 2–0
2 Scotland Dundee United 1–2 1–5 2–7
1985/86 UEFA Cup 1 Czech Republic Banik Ostrava 2–0 1–0 3–0
2 Italy Inter 1–0 0–4 1–4
1986/87 UEFA Cup 1 Poland Widzew Lodz 1–1 0–1 1–2
1987/88 UEFA Cup 1 Netherlands FC Utrecht 0–0 0–2 0–2
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 6, 1st game Scotland Partick Thistle 2–2
Group 6, 2nd game Croatia NK Zagreb 0–0
Group 6, 3rd game Iceland Keflavík 2–1
Group 6, 4th game France FC Metz 0–1
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 2, 1st game Sweden Djurgårdens IF 2–0
Group 2, 2nd game Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 4–0
Group 2, 3rd game Republic of Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2–0
Group 2, 4th game Germany Werder Bremen 3–1
Semifinals Russia Rotor Volgograd 2–2 0–5 2–7
1999/00 UEFA Cup 1 Romania Steaua Bucuresti 1–3 0–2 1–5
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Israel Hapoel Petah-Tikva 3–0 1–1 4–1
2R Czech Republic FC Marila Pribram 1–1 2–3 3–4

Honours[change | edit source]

  • Austrian League: 1964–65
  • Austrian Cup: 1965, runner-up 1963, 1967, 1970, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Championship: 1931
  • Upper-Austrian Championship: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1950
  • Upper-Austrian Cup: 1929, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1946
  • Upper-Austrian Championship (reserves): 2001, 2003
  • Second Division: 1958, 1979, 1994, 2007

References[change | edit source]