SKN St. Pölten

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Full nameSportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten
FoundedJune 2000
ChairmanAustria Gottfried Tröstl
ManagerAustria Martin Scherb
LeagueErste Liga

Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten is a football club from St. Pölten the capital of the Austrian federal state Lower Austria. St. Poelten plays in the Austrian Football First League, the second division in the Austrian football league system.[1]

History[change | change source]

SKN St. Poelten was founded in June 2000. The new club took over all belongings of the predecessor, FCN St. Poelten .Most important was the ownership of the Bundesliga junior center. Through this the club did not enter in the lowest class but was allowed in the 2nd League West, the fifth level of Austrian football.

The next two seasons they won the championships and reached the Regionalliga Ost(3rd division).In the 2003/04 season the club reached the 4th place. The following season the club reached sixth place in the league reached in the Austrian Cup the quarter-finals. They won over SV Wörgl (3-0), SW Bregenz (2–1) and a sensational 5-1 victory overAustria Salzburg in the third round. In the quarter-finals, St. Poelten, was beaten by Austria Wien 6-0. In autumn 2009 the club could present the plans for the new stadium which is currently built in the Ratzersdorf district of St.Pölten.

In the 2007/08 season they won the Regionalliga and were promoted to the First League.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 15 August 2011

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 Austria Austria Thomas Vollhofer
2 DF Austria Austria Markus Speiser
3 DF Austria Austria Manuel Rödl
4 MF Austria Austria Peter Brandl
5 DF Austria Austria Stephan Zwierschitz
6 MF Austria Austria Michael Popp
7 MF Austria Austria Jochen Fallmann
8 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirnes Bećirović
9 FW Austria Austria Thomas Fröschl
11 FW Austria Austria Arno Kozelsky
12 FW Spain Spain Daniel Segovia
13 MF Austria Austria Lukas Thürauer
14 DF Austria Austria Sascha Fahrngruber
15 MF Austria Austria Bernhard Kotynski
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Austria Austria Georg Gravogl
17 MF Austria Austria Patrick Schagerl
18 MF Austria Austria Michael Ambichl
19 FW Austria Austria Robert Gruberbauer
20 MF Austria Austria Markus Keusch
21 FW Austria Austria Jannick Schibany
22 MF Austria Austria Christoph Fertl
23 MF Austria Austria Mario Weissinger
24 DF Austria Austria Gerald Peinsipp
25 MF Austria Austria Markus Geppl
26 MF Austria Austria Dominik Hofbauer
27 MF Austria Austria Alexander Egger
30 GK Austria Austria Karl-Heinz Gschwindl
32 GK Austria Austria Christoph Riegler
40 GK Austria Austria Michael Loidl

Notable players[change | change source]

Youth work[change | change source]

The SKN St. Poelten currently has ten youth teams for children from the age of 7 to 15, with a total of 150 children and youths. In addition to the junior teams, the club has a second team (SKN II), which plays their games in the Mid Western League, with the squad mostly consisting of squad players under the age of 18.

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