S.K. Sturm Graz

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Sturm Graz
Full name Sportklub Sturm Graz
Founded 1909
Ground UPC-Arena
(capacity: 15,400)
Chairman Christian Jauk
Manager Franco Foda
League Austrian Bundesliga
2010/11 Austrian Bundesliga, 1st
UPC Arena-homeground of SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz, 2010
Franco Foda, former player now coach of SK Sturm Graz

S.K. Sturm Graz is a football club which plays in Austria. He was founded in 1909 and the coulors ar black and white. Therefore they are nicknamed the "Blackies".

History[change | edit source]

The club was founded on 1 May 1909. It was founded by pupils between 16 and 18. The official foundation of the club was in 1912. From 1921 to 1949 Sturm won the styrian championship 11 times. During German occupation the club played his first season in the highest division, the Gauliga Ostmark, but was relegated the same year. 1949 Sturm entered the national league as first team which came not from Vienna. In 1981 the team had the first success, it finished second in the league and reached the quarterfinals of tne UEFA Cup.

With the new president Hannes Kartnig a new successful era started. In 1994 Ivica Osim became coach of the team. 1995 they finished second in the league and 1996 they reached their first title, the Austrian Cup beating Admira Wacker. In 1998 they reached the first title. In 1999 they also won the league.

The first time they played for the Champions League, only reached one point against Spartak Moscow. The second time they played there they reached the 3rd place in the group. In the 199/2000 season of the Champions League they won the Group D versus Galatasaray Istanbul, Glasgow Rangers and AS Monaco FC.

After this success some key players left the club and also coach Ivica Osim. Since 2005 Sturm had financial problems. Therefore Sturm was forced to play with young players. Under Franco Foda this way was successful, Sturm is one of the top four teams in the league. In 2010 they reached the third title and played in the qualification for the Champions League but lost in the play off round against BATE Borrisow and play this season in the UEFA Euro League.

Current squad[change | edit source]

As of January 17, 2011
No. Position Player
1 Austria GK Christian Gratzei
2 Georgia (country) DF George Popkhadze
4 Austria DF Dominic Pürcher
5 Austria DF Ferdinand Feldhofer
6 Austria MF Manuel Weber
7 Austria FW Mario Haas
8 Austria MF Andreas Hölzl
9 Austria MF Haris Bukva
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Samir Muratović
11 Hungary FW Imre Szabics
13 Austria DF Thomas Burgstaller
14 Austria MF Florian Kainz
16 Austria DF Florian Neuhold
No. Position Player
17 Austria DF Martin Ehrenreich
18 Austria DF Joachim Standfest
22 Croatia GK Silvije Čavlina
24 Austria FW Roman Kienast
26 Austria FW Marvin Weinberger
27 Austria MF Christian Klem
28 Austria MF Jürgen Säumel
29 Germany MF Sandro Foda
33 Austria MF Patrick Wolf
34 Austria GK Alexander Schachner
20 Austria MF Mathias Koch

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Honors[change | edit source]

  • Champions (3): 1998,1999, 2011
  • Winners (4): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2010
  • Austrian Supercup
  • Winners (3): 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Champions (1): 1934
  • Styrian Regional Champions (11)
  • Styrian Cup Winners (9)
  • UEFA Champions League (3)[2]

SK Sturm international matches[change | edit source]

  • Q= Qualifying
  • P= Preliminary
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1970–71 UEFA Cup 1 Finland Ilves Tampere 3–0 2–4
2 England Arsenal FC 1–0 0–2
1974–75 UEFA Cup 1 Belgium Royal Antwerp FC 2–1 0–1
1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 3–1 0–1
2 Hungary Szombathelyi Haladás 2–0 1–1
QF Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0–2 0–1
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1R Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–2 1–5
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1 Soviet Union CSKA Moskva 1–0 1–2
2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 2–2 2–3
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1 Romania Sportul Studenţesc 0–0 2–1
2 Italy Hellas Verona 0–0 2–2
3 Germany Lokomotive Leipzig 2–0 0–1
QF England Nottingham Forest 1–1 (AET) 0–1
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1 Switzerland Servette Genève 0–0 0–1
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1 Netherlands FC Utrecht 0–1 1–3
1995–96 UEFA Cup Q Czech Republic Slavia Praha 0–1 1–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–2 1–1
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Republic of Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 3–0 1–0
2 Greece AEK Athens 1–0 0–2
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Q2 Hungary Újpest FC 4–0 3–2
Group C Russia Spartak Moskva 0–2 0–0
Italy Inter Milano 0–2 0–1
Spain Real Madrid 1–5 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Champions League Q3 Switzerland Servette Genève 2–1 2–2
Group D, P France Olympique Marseille 3–2 0–2
England Manchester United F.C. 0–3 1–2
Croatia Croatia Zagreb 1–0 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup 3 Italy Parma AC 3–3 (AET) 1–2
2000–01 UEFA Champions League Q2 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–0 2–1
Q3 Netherlands Feyenoord 2–1 1–1
Group D, P Scotland Rangers 2–0 0–5
Turkey Galatasaray 3–0 2–2
France AS Monaco 2–0 0–5
Group A Spain Valencia CF 0–5 0–2
England Manchester United F.C. 0–2 0–3
Greece Panathinaikos 2–0 2–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 Switzerland Lausanne Sports 0–1 3–3
2002–03 UEFA Champions League Q3 Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–3 0–2
2002–03 UEFA Cup 1 Scotland Livingston 5–2 3–4
2 Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 0–1 (p 8-7)
3 Italy Lazio Roma 1–3 1–0
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Andorra FC Rànger's 5–0 1–1
2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg 1–3 2–2
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup R Belarus Shakhter Soligorsk 2–0 0–0
3 Hungary Honved Budapest 0–0 2–1
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q2 Switzerland FC Zürich 1–1 (p 2-4) 1–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Q2 Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Široki Brijeg 2–1 1–1
Q3 Montenegro Petrovac 5–0 2–1
Play Off Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 1–0
Group F Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0–1 1–2
Turkey Galatasaray 1–0 1–1
Greece Panathinaikos 0–1 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Q3 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 1–1
Play Off Italy Juventus FC 1-2 0-1
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Q2 Hungary Videoton 2–0 2-3
Q3 Georgia (country) Zestafoni 1-0 1-1
PO Belarus BATE Borisov 0–2 1–1

Weblinks[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. http://www.sksturm.at/index.php?id=240
  2. en.wikipedia.org