|Full name||Linzer Athletik Sport Klub|
|Ground||Raiffeisen Arena, Pasching|
|2020-21||Austrian Bundesliga, 4th|
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 | change 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. 2017 they were promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga again.
Name[change | change source]
- 1908-1996 Linzer ASK
- 1996-present LASK Linz
European cup history[change | change source]
As of December 2008.
Honours[change | change 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, 2016
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