SK Sturm Graz

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Sturm Graz
Full nameSportklub Sturm Graz
Founded1909
GroundUPC-Arena
Capacity15,400
ChairmanChristian Jauk
ManagerFranco Foda
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2019-20Austrian Bundesliga, 6th
UPC Arena-homeground of SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz, 2010
Franco Foda, former player now coach of SK Sturm Graz

S.K. Sturm Graz is a football club which plays in Austria. It was founded in 1909 and the colors are black and white. Therefore they are nicknamed the "Blackies".

History[change | change source]

The club was founded on 1 May 1909. It was founded by teenagers between 16 and 18. The official foundation of the club was in 1912. From 1921 to 1949 Sturm won the styrian championship 11 times. During German occupation the club played his first season in the highest division, the Gauliga Ostmark, but was relegated the same year. 1949 Sturm entered the national league as first team which came not from Vienna. In 1981 the team had the first success, it finished second in the league and reached the quarterfinals of tne UEFA Cup.

With the new president Hannes Kartnig a new successful era started. In 1994 Ivica Osim became coach of the team. 1995 they finished second in the league and 1996 they reached their first title, the Austrian Cup beating Admira Wacker. In 1998 they reached the first title. In 1999 they also won the league.

The first time they played for the Champions League, they only got one point against Spartak Moscow of Russia. The second time they played there they reached the 3rd place in the group. In the 1999/2000 season of the Champions League they won the Group D versus Galatasaray Glasgow Rangers and AS Monaco.

After this success some key players left the club and also coach Ivica Osim. Since 2005 Sturm has had financial problems. Therefore Sturm was forced to play with young players. Under Franco Foda this way was successful, and now Sturm is one of the top four teams in the league. In 2010 they reached the third title and played in the qualification for the Champions League but lost in the play off round against BATE Borisov.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of January 17, 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 Christian Gratzei
2 DF Georgia (country) Georgia George Popkhadze
4 DF Austria Austria Dominic Pürcher
5 DF Austria Austria Ferdinand Feldhofer
6 MF Austria Austria Manuel Weber
7 FW Austria Austria Mario Haas
8 MF Austria Austria Andreas Hölzl
9 MF Austria Austria Haris Bukva
10 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Samir Muratović
11 FW Hungary Hungary Imre Szabics
13 DF Austria Austria Thomas Burgstaller
14 MF Austria Austria Florian Kainz
16 DF Austria Austria Florian Neuhold
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF Austria Austria Martin Ehrenreich
18 DF Austria Austria Joachim Standfest
22 GK Croatia Croatia Silvije Čavlina
24 FW Austria Austria Roman Kienast
26 FW Austria Austria Marvin Weinberger
27 MF Austria Austria Christian Klem
28 MF Austria Austria Jürgen Säumel
29 MF Germany Germany Sandro Foda
33 MF Austria Austria Patrick Wolf
34 GK Austria Austria Alexander Schachner
20 MF Austria Austria Mathias Koch

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Honors[change | change source]

  • Champions (3): 1998,1999, 2011
  • Winners (4): 1996, 1997, 1999, 2010
  • Austrian Supercup
  • Winners (3): 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Austrian Amateur Champions (1): 1934
  • Styrian Regional Champions (11)
  • Styrian Cup Winners (9)
  • UEFA Champions League (3)

SK Sturm international matches[change | change source]

  • Q= Qualifying
  • P= Preliminary
  • PO = Play-Off
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1970–71 UEFA Cup 1 Finland Ilves Tampere 3–0 2–4
2 England Arsenal FC 1–0 0–2
1974–75 UEFA Cup 1 Belgium Royal Antwerp FC 2–1 0–1
1975–76 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 3–1 0–1
2 Hungary Szombathelyi Haladás 2–0 1–1
QF Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0–2 0–1
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1R Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–2 1–5
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1 Soviet Union CSKA Moskva 1–0 1–2
2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 2–2 2–3
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1 Romania Sportul Studenţesc 0–0 2–1
2 Italy Hellas Verona 0–0 2–2
3 Germany Lokomotive Leipzig 2–0 0–1
QF England Nottingham Forest 1–1 (AET) 0–1
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1 Switzerland Servette Genève 0–0 0–1
1991–92 UEFA Cup 1 Netherlands FC Utrecht 0–1 1–3
1995–96 UEFA Cup Q Czech Republic Slavia Praha 0–1 1–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–2 1–1
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1 Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 3–0 1–0
2 Greece AEK Athens 1–0 0–2
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Q2 Hungary Újpest FC 4–0 3–2
Group C Russia Spartak Moskva 0–2 0–0
Italy Inter Milan 0–2 0–1
Spain Real Madrid 1–5 1–6
1999–00 UEFA Champions League Q3 Switzerland Servette Genève 2–1 2–2
Group D, P France Olympique Marseille 3–2 0–2
England Manchester United F.C. 0–3 1–2
Croatia Croatia Zagreb 1–0 0–3
1999–00 UEFA Cup 3 Italy Parma AC 3–3 (AET) 1–2
2000–01 UEFA Champions League Q2 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–0 2–1
Q3 Netherlands Feyenoord 2–1 1–1
Group D, P Scotland Rangers 2–0 0–5
Turkey Galatasaray 3–0 2–2
France AS Monaco 2–0 0–5
Group A Spain Valencia CF 0–5 0–2
England Manchester United F.C. 0–2 0–3
Greece Panathinaikos 2–0 2–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 Switzerland Lausanne Sports 0–1 3–3
2002–03 UEFA Champions League Q3 Israel Maccabi Haifa 3–3 0–2
2002–03 UEFA Cup 1 Scotland Livingston 5–2 3–4
2 Bulgaria Levski Sofia 1–0 0–1 (p 8-7)
3 Italy Lazio Roma 1–3 1–0
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 Andorra FC Rànger's 5–0 1–1
2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg 1–3 2–2
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup R Belarus Shakhter Soligorsk 2–0 0–0
3 Hungary Honved Budapest 0–0 2–1
2008–09 UEFA Cup Q2 Switzerland FC Zürich 1–1 (p 2-4) 1–1
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Q2 Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Široki Brijeg 2–1 1–1
Q3 Montenegro Petrovac 5–0 2–1
Play Off Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–1 1–0
Group F Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0–1 1–2
Turkey Galatasaray 1–0 1–1
Greece Panathinaikos 0–1 0–1
2010–11 UEFA Europa League Q3 Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0 1–1
Play Off Italy Juventus FC 1-2 0-1
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Q2 Hungary Videoton 2–0 2-3
Q3 Georgia (country) Zestafoni 1-0 1-1
PO Belarus BATE Borisov 0–2 1–1

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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