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Full nameDamen Fußball Club LUV Graz
GroundLUV Platz
ManagerArnold Freiberger

The DFC (Damen Fußball Club) LUV Graz is a women´s football club from the Styrian capital Graz. The club plays in the ÖFB-Frauenliga, the highest level in Austrian women soccer.

History[change | change source]

The club started as women team of the football club LUV Graz which was founded in 1959. They played from 1978 on in the Damenliga Ost, which was then the highest class in Austrian women´s soccer. In 1982 the ÖFB started the Frauen Bundesliga, which is now the ÖFB-Frauenliga. LUV Graz played from the beginning in this league. 1979 the club won the Cup. 1984 till 1986 the club reached the Cup-final but was beaten all three times. In the 1986 season the club reached the second place in the Championship. After the 1988/89 season the club stopped playing in the top level league.

In 1998 the club was restarted as independent women soccer club. They started in the Landesliga Steiermark, which was then the second level of women soccer. 2001 they returned to the ÖFB-Frauenliga. Since then LUV Graz is part of the league. They reached mostly places in the middle of the table, but in 2007 they were runner-up in the league. The second team of the club is playing in the Styrian Landesliga (3rd level). The club has also an U19 team.

Honours[change | change source]

as part of LUV Graz[change | change source]

  • Austrian Cup: 1979
  • Austrian Cup runner-up: 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Runner up Frauenliga: 1986

as DFC LUV Graz[change | change source]

  • Austrian Cup runner-up: 2006, 2007
  • Runner up Frauenliga: 2007

2011/12 team[change | change source]

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 Sarah Grossmann
2 Austria DF Simone Mandl
3 Austria DF Elena Breitenberger
4 Austria DF Irina Wurzinger
5 Austria MF Eva Buchegger
6 Italy DF Ilona Schwingshackl
7 Austria MF Mariella Rappold
8 Austria FW Simona Koren
9 Austria MF Romana Kern
10 Austria FW Tanja Altenbacher
11 Austria MF Lisa Weissensteiner
12 Austria MF Jessica Starchl
No. Position Player
13 Austria DF Eva Landschützer
14 Austria DF Susanne Ehgartner
15 Austria FW Desiree Rechberger
16 Austria MF Katharina Pregartbauer
17 Austria DF Theresa Weitlaner
18 Austria MF Kerstin Fernitz
19 Austria FW Cornelia Haas
20 Austria DF Sophie Maierhofer
21 Austria GK Katrin Hornbacher
25 Austria MF Melanie Wenhardt
99 Austria FW Alexandra Veronik


Mariella Rappold is member of the National football team. Kerstin Fernitz, Katrin Hornbacher and Simona Koren are playing in the U19 national team. Sophie Maierhofer is member of the U17-team.[2]

Second team[change | change source]

  • AKSENTIC, Simona
  • BRANDTNER, Julia
  • ETTL, Selina
  • HALILI, Florijana
  • HIEBLER, Alexandra
  • HORATSCHEK, Anna Lena
  • KANZ, Stefanie
  • MARKO, Annika Lena
  • MEYER, Jutta
  • RAPPOLD, Lisa-Marie
  • RAPPOLD, Sonja
  • RATIU KISS, Antonia
  • RUIZ, Maria

Coaches[change | change source]

  • First team:Gerhard Vidovic
  • Second team:Joachim Springer [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Homepage DFC LUV Graz (german language)".
  2. "oefb.at". oefb.at.