FC Wacker Innsbruck

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FC Wacker Innsbruck
Full nameFußballclub Wacker Innsbruck
Founded1915
Dissolved1999

FC Wacker Innsbruck was an Austrian association football club from Innsbruck, Tyrol.

History[change | change source]

The Fußball-Club Wacker Innsbruck was founded in 1915 with the colours black and green. They played friendlies against other Innsbruck teams, then they stopped until 1918 because of the First World War. 1923 they were in danger to be relegated so they merged with Rapid Innsbruck under the name FC Sturm Innsbruck . But this club soon was dissolved. [1]The club was new founded in 1924 under the old name.

In 1964 the club was promoted to zhe A-Liga, today's Bundesliga They reached the first title in 1971. On 20 July 1971 FC Wacker Innsbruck and SV Wattens merged to SpG Swarovski Wattens-Wacker Innsbruck (SSW Innsbruck). The union was only in professional football, the youth teams were part of their original clubs. SSW Innsbruck won the Austrian Championship five times and reached the quarterfinals in the European Cup in 1977–78.

In 1981 SSW Innsbruck was relegated the first time and in 1986 the club was renamed FC Wacker Innsbruck. After the new club FC Swarovski Tirol took over the license of the club FC Wacker Innsbruck had to play in the eighth division. 1992 FC Swarovski was dissolved and Wacker took the Bundesliga license and access to the UEFA Cup 1992–93. They only played for one season because in 1993 the FC Tirol Innsbruck was formed, to which FC Wacker again lost its license. In 1999 the club, meanwhile playing in the seventh division, finally folded.[2]

Honours[change | change source]

National[change | change source]

Austrian Bundesliga

Austrian Cup

  • Winners (6): 1969–70, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1992–93

International[change | change source]

Mitropa Cup

  • Winners: 1974–75, 1975–76

European cup history[change | change source]

QF = Quarterfinal

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1970–71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Albania Partizani 3–2 2–1 5–3
2 Spain Real Madrid 0–2 1–0 1–2
1971–72 European Cup 1 Portugal Benfica 1–3 0–4 1–7
1972–73 European Cup 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–2 0–3
1973–74 European Cup 1 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–1 0–3 0–4
1974–75 UEFA Cup 1 Germany Borussia M'Gladbach 2–1 0–3 2–4
1975–76 European Cup 1 Germany Borussia M'gladbach 1–1 1–6 2–7
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1 Norway IK Start 2–1 5–0 7–1
2 Hungary Videoton 1–1 0–1 1–2
1977–78 European Cup 1 Switzerland Basel 0–1 1–3 3–2
2 Scotland Celtic 3–0 2–1 4–2
3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1 0–2 3–3[3]
1978–79 UEFA Cup Winner's Cup 1 Poland Zagłębie Sosnowiec 3–2 1–1 4–3
2 England Ipswich Town 0–1 1–1 1–2
1979–80 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Czechoslovakia FC Lokomotíva Košice 1–2 0–1 1–3
1983–84 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Germany FC Koln 1–0 1–7 2–7
1984–85 UEFA Cup 1 Spain Real Madrid 2–0 0–5 2–5
1985–86 UEFA Cup 1 Belgium RFC Liege 1–3 0–1 1–4
1992–93 UEFA Cup[4] 1 Italy Roma 1–4 0–1 1–5

Managers[change | change source]