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Red Bull Salzburg
Full nameFC Red Bull Salzburg
Nickname(s)Die Bullen (The bulls)
FoundedSeptember 13, 1933 as SV Austria Salzburg,
2005 as FC Red Bull Salzburg
GroundRed Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
Capacity31,895 (league matches),
29,800 (international matches)
ChairmanRudi Theierl
ManagerMatthias Jaissle
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2022/231st

F.C. Red Bull Salzburg is a football club from Salzburg that plays in the Austrian Bundesliga. The club was known as SV Austria Salzburg until 2005, when the club was bought by the Red Bull Company. They renamed the club and changed the colours from the traditional violet to red and white. Also, the company's logo was added. The club runs two academies in Ghana and in Brazil. Their home stadium is the Red Bull Arena which was opened in 2003 and was renovated for the 2008 Euro.

History[change | change source]

SV Austria Salzburg[change | change source]

The club was formed on September 13, 1933 by the unification of the cities two clubs: FC Rapid Salzburg and FC Hertha Salzburg.

In 1952-53 they reached the A-Liga for the first time, the highest division of Austrian football then, beating Kapfenberger SV in the play-offs. They played there for 3 seasons but were relegated in 1959. To stay in the league they signed Erich Probst, who was the second best scorer in the FIFA World Cup 1954. In 20 matches he scored 14 goals, which helped Salzburg stay in the league. He was also the first player of SV Austria who played for the Austrian national football team.

The next years were characterized by ups and downs. The first success was being second in the league in the 1971-72 season. This year was also their first year of playing in the UEFA Cup. The same year they made the Lehener Stadion their homeground. Two years later, in 1974, they reached the Austrian Cup final for the first time. However, the lost to FK Austria Wien 3-2 on global.

The best years of the club were between 1990 and 1997. In these years, the club reached the championship three times, played in the UEFA Champions League and played in the 1994 UEFA Cup final versus Inter Milan. They won their first Austrian Bundesliga title the same year, and the next year too. Their first Champions League in 1994 saw them reach the group stage, however, they were eliminated after finishing in third place out of four. In 2005 the Red Bull Company bought the club because the owners were having problems with money. Some traditional fans left the club and started a new club under the old name SV Austria Salzburg. Ever since 2005, the club has been named FC Red Bull Salzburg.

FC Red Bull Salzburg[change | change source]

In 2005 the Red Bull Company bought the club because the owners were having problems with money. Some traditional fans left the club and started a new club under the old name SV Austria Salzburg. Ever since 2005, the club has been named FC Red Bull Salzburg. One of the aims of the new owners was to form a team which can play in the UEFA Champions League regularly. This was not reached but the new club was nevertheless successful. In the national league they reached four titles and were four times second. In 2008, they beat FC Banants of Armenia 10-0 on aggregate as part of qualification for the 2008-09 Europa League. In the 2009-10 Europa League the club won their group with 6 victories over Villarreal CF, SS Lazio and Levski Sofia. In the Round of 32 they lost versus Standard Lüttich. Also the next two Euro League group stages were reached. In the 2011–12 Europa League they got second in the group stage behind Athletic Bilbao. Although they lost 1-8 on aggregate to Metalist Kharkiv in the Round of 32, they beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the group stages.

In the 2013–14 season the team was very successful: They came in first place in the league and got to the round of 16 of the Europa League. In the Europa League, the club won all 6 of their group stage matches. Then they beat AFC Ajax 6-1 on aggregate in the round of 32, but unfortunately lost 1-2 to Basel in the round of 16. In the 2017–18 Europa League, Salzburg reached the semi-finals where they lost to Olympique de Marseille 2-3 on aggregate. They had also beaten Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Sociedad.

Red Bull Arena, home stadium of F.C. Red Bull Salzburg

In the 2019-20 season Salzburg reached for the first time the Championsleague group stage. They played versus Liverpool F.C., S.S.C. Napoli and K.R.C. Genk. They reached the 3rd place with seven points. In the following round of 32 in the Euroleague they lost versus Eintracht Frankfurt 3:6. The next season they had to play a playoff-match versus Maccabi Tel-Aviv. With a 5:2 Salzburg qualified for the group stage and played against FC Bayern München, Atletico Madrid and Lok Moskau. As 3rd they played in the Euroleague versus Villareal but lost. In the 2021-22 season they were qualified versus Brøndby IF (4:2). In the group stage they played versus Sevilla F.C., Lille OSC and VfL Wolfsburg. As 2nd they were qualified for the Round of 16 for the first time in club history. There they lost versus FC Bayern München. (Home:1-1, Away: 1-7)

In the Championsleague group stage 2022-23 they played versus Chelsea, AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb. They reached the 3rd place and played in the Europa Leage play off versus the later finalist AS Roma (1-0, 0-2). In the league they reached the 10th championtitel in a row. So they were qualified again for the UEFA Champions League. In the Cup they lost in the quarterfinals versus SK Sturm Graz. This team was also a hard opponent in the league. On 19 July 2023 it was offialy announced that sporting director Christoph Freund left the club after 17 years and moved to FC Bayern München. [1] On 28 July Jaissle was released from office because of negotiations with the Saudi club Al-Ahli SFC shortly before the start of the championship. In a press conference on July 31, 2023, Gerhard Struber was introduced as the new head coach. He received a two-year contract. He was a coach at the Red Bull Football Academy and at FC Liefering for eight years earlier. He has already worked once for Salzburg as an assistant coach.

FC Red Bull Salzburg (women)[change | change source]

U16 team
First match versus LASK

With the 2023/24 season, FC Red Bull Salzburg will enter women's football .As first step, a U16 team will start championship at Bergheim. There will be a cooperation with FC Bergheim because there were good structures and several years of experience in women's football. [2]

On 4 August 2023 the girls played their first official match versus LASK. The score was 5:0.

Supporters[change | change source]

After the Red Bull take over of SV Austria Salzburg some group of fans were unhappy because the new club has other colours and did not accept the history of the club. After some negotiations these fans left the club and founded a new one under the name SV (Sportverein) Austria Salzburg. The new club is playing in the Regionalliga West

In the meantime Red Bull Salzburg has 67 official fan clubs all over Austria.[3]

Social media[change | change source]

On Social Media the club has over one million followers.

  • Facebook: 464.000
  • Instagram: 253.300
  • TikTok: 183.100
  • Twitter: 85.900
  • YouTube: 40.200
  • LinkedIn: 5.500[4]

Second Squad[change | change source]

FC Liefering, which currently plays in the Austrian Second League, has been a reserve team for Salzburg.

European competition history[change | change source]

As of 9 September 2022

  • Q = Qualification
  • PO = Play Off
  • QF = Quarter Final
  • SF = Semi Final
  • until 2005 the name of the club was SV Austria Salzburg
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1971–72 UEFA Cup 1 Romania UTA Arad 3–1 1–4 4–5
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1 Turkey Adanaspor 5–0 0–2 5–2
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena Zvezda 2–1 0–1 2–2
1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup 1 West Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–3 0–5 0–8
1992–93 UEFA Cup 1 Netherlands Ajax 0–3 1–3 1–6
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1 Slovakia DAC Dunajska Streda 2–0 2–0 4–0
2 Belgium Royal Antwerp 1–0 1–0 2–0
3 Portugal Sporting CP 3–0 (a.e.t.) 0–2 3–2
QF Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 0–1 1–1 (5–4 p.)
SF Germany Karlsruher SC 0–0 1–1 1–1
Final Italy Internazionale 0–1 0–1 0–2
1994–95 UEFA Champions League
as Casino Salzburg
Q1 Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–1 2–1 5–2
Group D Greece AEK Athens 0–0 3–1 3rd Place
Italy Milan 0–1 0–3
Netherlands Ajax 0–0 1–1
1995–96 UEFA Champions League Q1 Romania Steaua București 0–0 0–1 0–1
1997–98 UEFA Champions League Q1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0–0 0–3 0–3
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1 Belgium Anderlecht 4–3 2–4 6–7
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 Switzerland St. Gallen 3–1 0–1 3–2
3 Netherlands Twente 3–1 2–2 5–3
4 Netherlands Fortuna Sittard 3–1 1–2 4–3
5 Spain Valencia 0–2 1–2 1–4
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 Moldova Nistru Otaci 1–1 6–2 7–3
3 Belgium Standard Liège 1–1 1–3 2–4
2003–04 UEFA Cup 1 Italy Udinese 0–1 2–1 2–2
2 Italy Parma 0–4 0–5 0–9
2006–07 UEFA Champions League Q2 Switzerland Zürich 2–0 1–2 3–2
Q3 Spain Valencia 1–0 0–3 1–3
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1 England Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–4
2007–08 UEFA Champions League Q2 Latvia Ventspils 4–0 3–0 7–0
Q3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 1–3 2–3
UEFA Cup 1 Greece AEK Athens 1–0 0–3 1–3
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q1 Armenia Banants 7–0 3–0 10–0
Q2 Lithuania Sūduva Marijampolė 0–1 4–1 4–2
1 Spain Sevilla 0–2 0–2 0–4
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Q2 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–1 1–0 2–1
Q3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–1 3–2
PO Israel Maccabi Haifa 1–2 0–3 1–5
UEFA Europa League Group G Italy Lazio 2–1 2–1 1st Place
Spain Villarreal 2–0 1–0
Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 1–0
Round of 32 Belgium Standard Liège 0–0 2–3 2–3
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Q2 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 5–0 0–1 5–1
Q3 Cyprus Omonia 4–1 1–1 5–2
PO Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–3 1–1 3–4
UEFA Europa League Group A England Manchester City 0–2 0–3 4th Place
Poland Lech Poznań 0–1 0–2
Italy Juventus 1–1 0–0
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Q2 Latvia Liepājas Metalurgs 4–1 0–0 4–1
Q3 Slovakia Senica 1–0 3–0 4–0
PO Cyprus Omonia 1–0 1–2 2–2
Group F Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 3–0 3–2 2nd Place
Spain Athletic Bilbao 0–1 2–2
France Paris Saint-Germain 2–0 1–3
Round of 32 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–4 1–4 1–8
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Q2 Luxembourg Dudelange 4–3 0–1 4–4 (a)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Q3 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1–1 1–3 2–4
UEFA Europa League PO Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 5–0 2–0 7–0
Group C Sweden Elfsborg 4–0 1–0 1st Place
Denmark Esbjerg 3–0 2–1
Belgium Standard Liège 2–1 3–1
Round of 32 Netherlands Ajax 3–1 3–0 6–1
Round of 16 Switzerland Basel 1–2 0–0 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 3Q Azerbaijan Qarabağ 2–0 1–2 3–2
PO Sweden Malmö FF 2–1 0–3 2–4
UEFA Europa League Group D Scotland Celtic 2–2 3–1 1st Place
Romania Astra Giurgiu 5–1 2–1
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 4–2 5–1
Round of 32 Spain Villarreal 1–3 1–2 2–5
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 3Q Sweden Malmö FF 2–0 0–3 2–3
UEFA Europa League PO Belarus Dinamo Minsk 2–0 0–2 2–2 (2–3 p.)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q Latvia FK Liepāja 1–0 2–0 3–0
3Q Albania Partizani 2–0 1–0 3–0
PO Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 (a.e.t.) 1–1 2–3
UEFA Europa League Group I Germany Schalke 2–0 1–3 3rd Place
Russia Krasnodar 0–1 1–1
France Nice 0–1 2–0
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q Malta Hibernians 3–0 3–0 6–0
3Q Croatia Rijeka 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
UEFA Europa League PO Romania Viitorul Constanța 4–0 3–1 7–1
Group I France Marseille 1–0 0–0 1st Place
Portugal Vitória S.C. 3–0 1–1
Turkey Konyaspor 0–0 2–0
Round of 32 Spain Real Sociedad 2–1 2–2 4–3
Round of 16 Germany Borussia Dortmund 0–0 2–1 2–1
QF Italy Lazio 4–1 2–4 6–5
SF France Marseille 2–1 (a.e.t.) 0–2 2–3
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 3Q Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija 3–0 1–0 4–0
PO Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–2 0–0 2–2 (a)
UEFA Europa League Group B Norway Rosenborg 3–0 5–2 1st Place
Scotland Celtic 3–1 2–1
Germany RB Leipzig 1–0 3–2
Round of 32 Belgium Club Brugge 4–0 1–2 5–2
Round of 16 Italy Napoli 3–1 0–3 3–4
2019–20 UEFA Champions League Group E Belgium Genk 6–2 4–1 3rd Place
Italy Napoli 2–3 1–1
England Liverpool 0–2 3–4
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–4 3–6
2020–21 UEFA Champions League PO Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–1 2–1 5–2
Group A Russia FC Lokomotiv Moscow 2–2 3–1 3rd Place
Germany Bayern Munich 2–6 1–3
Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2 2–3
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Spain Villarreal 0–2 1–2 1–4
2021–22 UEFA Champions League PO Denmark Brøndby 2–1 2–1 4–2
Group G Spain Sevilla 1–0 1–1 2nd Place
France Lille 2–1 0–1
Germany VfL Wolfsburg 3–1 1–2
Knock-out stage Germany FC Bayern München 1-1 1–7 2–8
2021–22 UEFA Champions League PO Denmark Brøndby 2–1 2–1 4–2
Group G Spain Sevilla 1–0 1–1 2nd Place
France Lille 2–1 0–1
Germany VfL Wolfsburg 3–1 1–2
Round of 16 Germany Bayern Munich 1–1 1–7 2–8
2022–23 UEFA Champions League Group E
Italy AC Milan 1–1 0-4 1-5
England Chelsea 1–2 1-1 2-3
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 1–0 1-1 2-1
2022-23 Europa League Play off Italy AS Roma 1-0 0-2 1-2

Statistics[change | change source]

League Position[change | change source]

Season Pos. Points
2005/06 2 63
2006/07 1 75
2007/08 2 63
2008/09 1 74
2009/10 1 76
2010/11 2 63
2011/12 1 68
2012/13 2 77
2013/14 1 80
2014/15 1 73
2015/16 1 74
2016/17 1 81
2017/18 1 83
2018/19 1 52[5]
2019/20 1 50
2020/21 1 51
2021/22 1 52
2022/23 1 49

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 31 July 2023[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany Germany Nico Mantl
3 DF Serbia Serbia Aleksa Terzić
4 DF Poland Poland Kamil Piątkowski
5 DF Switzerland  Switzerland Bryan Okoh
6 DF Austria Austria Samson Baidoo
7 MF Argentina Argentina Nicolas Capaldo
8 MF Austria Austria Dijon Kameri
10 MF Croatia Croatia Luka Sučić
11 FW Brazil Brazil Fernando
14 MF Denmark Denmark Maurits Kjaergaard
15 MF Mali Mali Mamady Diambou
17 DF Austria Austria Andreas Ulmer (captain)
18 MF Denmark Denmark Mads Bidstrup
19 FW Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Karim Konaté
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW Mali Mali Sekou Koita
21 FW Serbia Serbia Petar Ratkov
22 DF France France Oumar Solet
23 FW Croatia Croatia Roko Šimić
24 GK Austria Austria Alexander Schlager
27 MF France France Lucas Gourna-Douath
29 DF Mali Mali Daouda Guindo
30 MF Israel Israel Oscar Gloukh
31 DF Serbia Serbia Strahinja Pavlović
36 MF Austria Austria Justin Omoregie
44 MF Nigeria Nigeria Samson Tijani
45 FW Mali Mali Nene Dorgeles
55 MF Austria Austria Lukas Wallner
70 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Amar Dedić

Out on loan[change | change source]

As of 17 January 2023[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Ghana Ghana Lawrence Agyekum (at Austria FC Liefering until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Belgium Belgium Ignace Van Der Brempt (at Germany Hamburger SV until 30 June 2024)
MF Mali Mali Mamadou Sangare (at Austria TSV Hartberg until 30 June 2023)

Coaching staff[change | change source]

Position Staff
Manager Austria Gerhard Struber
Assistant managers Germany Florens Koch
Assistant coaches Austria Alexander Hauser
Additional coaches Austria Herbert Ilsanker
Sporting Director Austria Christoph Freund

Gallery[change | change source]

Honours[change | change source]

Austrian Bundesliga

Austrian Cup

  • Winners (9): 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
  • Runners-up (5): 1973–74*, 1979–80*, 1980–81*, 1999–2000*, 2017–18

Austrian Supercup

UEFA Cup

* as Austria Salzburg

UEFA Youth League

  • Winners: 2016-17
  • Semifinals: 2019-20
  • Runner-up: 2021-22

UEFA Champions League

  • Round of 16: 2021-22

Manager history[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg Academy[change | change source]

The Red Bull Football and Icehockey Academy is the training center for the junior teams of FC Red Bull Salzburg and the EC Red Bull Salzburg. It was built from 2012 to 2014.It has training opportunities for 200 footballers and 200 icehockey players. You can find six football field and one indoor field.[9] 120 footballers are in the boarding school. The Academy is connected with five schools. The principle of the Academy is 51% education and 49% sport.[9]

The Academy has 8 youth teams (from U7 to U14) and three Academy teams (U15, U16, U18) which are playing in the Toto Jugendliga.

Honours[change | change source]

[10]

Toto Jugendliga U 15
  • Champion: 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021,2023
Toto Jugendliga U 16
  • Meister: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2023
Toto Jugendliga U 18
  • Champion: 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021,2023
UEFA Youth Leage
  • Winner 2017 (The U19 team of FC Red Bull Salzburg is made up from players from the academy U18 and FC Liefering.)

Notable Players[change | change source]

Gallery Academy Red Bull Salzburg[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Homepage RB Salzburg (German)
  2. Red Bull Salzburg Homepage (German)
  3. Official Website FC Red Bull Salzburg
  4. FC Red BullSalzburg Official website
  5. In the new modus the points after 22 rounds are halved.
  6. "Team". FC Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  7. "Team". FC Red Bull Salzburg. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. "Red Bull Salzburg are the 2011-12 champions". Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Official Homepage Red Bull Salzburg (in German)
  10. Transfermarkt.at Jugendliga Tabelle (in German)