WSG Tirol

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WSG Tirol
Full nameWattener Sportgemeinschaft Tirol
Founded1930[1]
(Year of foundation)
GroundTivoli neu,
Innsbruck
Capacity5500
ChairmanDiana Langes-Swarovski
ManagerThomas Silberberger
LeagueAustrian Football Bundesliga
2021–227th[2]

WSG Tirol is an Austrian football club from Wattens, a town in the state of Tyrol. They play in the Austrian Bundesliga, the top league of Austrian football.

History[change | change source]

The club was founded in 1930 and played under different names.

  • SC Wattens (1930-53)
  • SV Wattens (1953-71)
  • WSG Wattens (1984-2019)
  • WSG Swarowski Tirol (2019-2021)
  • WSG Tirol (2021- )

Between 1971 and 1984 the club was united with FC Wacker Innsbruck to form SSW Innsbruck. This team was very successful. They reached the championship five times. From 1984 onwards they played in the Austrian Regional League West and the second tier First League. 2002 they merged with FC Wacker Tirol, so this new founded club was able to play in the Regionalliga. After the promotion the merger was dissolved. In the 2010/11 season they reached the second place and played two relegation matches versus Blau-Weiß Linz, the champion of the Regionalliga Mitte. They lost in the penalty shooting and Linz was promoted to the First League.

In 2019 they were promoted to the Bundesliga. After promotion they changed the name to WSG Swarowski Tirol. In 2021 Swarovski ended its sponsorship and the name was removed from the club's name so they play under the name WSG Tirol.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 8 January 2022[3]

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 Paul Schermer
4 MF Austria Austria Valentino Müller
5 DF Austria Austria Felix Bacher
6 MF Greece Greece Thanos Petsos
7 FW Austria Austria Thomas Sabitzer (on loan from LASK)
8 MF Austria Austria Renny Smith
9 FW Albania Albania Giacomo Vrioni (on loan from Juventus)
10 MF Denmark Denmark Bror Blume
11 FW Austria Austria Felix Kerber
13 GK Austria Austria Benjamin Ozegovic
14 MF Austria Austria Alexander Ranacher
15 DF Germany Germany Maxime Awoudja
17 MF Austria Austria Johannes Naschberger
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Austria Austria Denis Tomic
19 FW Austria Austria Justin Forst
20 FW Austria Austria Tobias Anselm (on loan from LASK)
21 MF Slovenia Slovenia Žan Rogelj
22 DF Austria Austria Mario Andric
23 MF Austria Austria Stefan Skrbo
24 DF Austria Austria Fabian Koch
25 GK Germany Germany Ferdinand Oswald
26 DF Croatia Croatia Dominik Štumberger
27 FW Austria Austria Markus Wallner
30 DF Austria Austria Raffael Behounek
35 GK Italy Italy Simon Beccari

Coaching staff[change | change source]

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Honours[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Club website official data (German)". Regionalliga.at. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. Bundesliga.at
  3. "Kader" [Squad] (in German). WSG Tirol. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  4. transfermarkt.at