Wolfsberger AC

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Wolfsberger AC
Full nameWolfsberger Athletik Club
Founded1931
GroundLavanttal-Arena Wolfsberg
Capacity8,000
ChairmanDietmar Riegler
ManagerRobin Dutt
LeagueAustrian Football Bundesliga
2020/215th
Team of WAC/St.Andrä relegation match 2010

Wolfsberger AC is a football club from the city of Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria. The club was founded in 1931. The colours are black and white.

The club competed in twenty seasons on the second level of the Austrian football leagues. Between the 2007–08 and 2011–12 seasons, Wolfsberger AC united with SK St. Andrä to compete under the name WAC/St. Andrä. Both clubs stayed independent, but had a central administration and marketing. In 2010 they reached the Austrian football first league. In their first season they reached the 4th place. After 2011/12 season the club was promoted to Austrian Bundesliga for the first time in their history.

Wolfsberg finished third in the 2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga. They were qualified for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage. They finished in fourth place in Group J of the UEFA Europa League in the 2019–20 season.

The second squad of WAC is playing in the Regionalliga Mitte (3th division).

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 17 August 2022

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 Germany Germany Hendrik Bonmann
2 DF Georgia (country) Georgia Guram Giorbelidze
3 DF Austria Austria Jonathan Scherzer
4 DF Austria Austria David Gugganig
6 MF Austria Austria Nikolas Veratschnig
7 MF Austria Austria Konstantin Kerschbaumer
8 DF Austria Austria Simon Piesinger
9 FW Croatia Croatia Dario Vizinger
10 MF Austria Austria Thierno Ballo
11 FW Israel Israel Tai Baribo
12 DF Italy Italy Matteo Anzolin
14 MF Austria Austria Pascal Müller
16 MF Austria Austria Mario Leitgeb
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Austria Austria Ervin Omić
18 FW Austria Austria Thorsten Röcher
20 FW Ghana Ghana Augustine Boakye
21 GK Austria Austria David Skubl
22 DF Austria Austria Dominik Baumgartner
24 DF Austria Austria Raphael Schifferl
25 DF Austria Austria Fabian Tauchhammer
27 DF Austria Austria Michael Novak
29 FW Greece Greece Nikos Vergos
30 MF Austria Austria Matthäus Taferner
32 GK Austria Austria Lukas Gütlbauer
97 MF Austria Austria Adis Jasic

Coaching staff[change | change source]

[1]

Coaching history (21st century)[change | change source]

[2]

Start End Coach
7/1997 6/2001 Austria Harald Holzer
7/2001 4/2003 Austria Herbert Weissegger
4/2003 6/2003 Austria Gerhard Lanz
7/2003 6/2004 Austria Herbert Kunter
7/2004 12/2004 Austria Herbert Weissegger
1/2005 6/2005 Austria Max Raninger
7/2005 6/2007 Austria Peter Kienleitner
7/2007 10/2008 Austria Peter Hrstic
10/2008 9/2014 Slovenia Darko Milanič
9/2014 5/2010 Austria Hans-Peter Buchleitner
5/2010 6/2013 Croatia Nenad Bjelica
7/2013 9/2013 Austria Slobodan Grubor
9/2013 11/2015 Austria Dietmar Kühbauer
11/2015 3/2018 Austria Heimo Pfeifenberger
3/2018 6/2018 Austria Robert Ibertsberger
7/2018 6/2019 Austria Christian Ilzer
7/2019 11/2019 Austria Gerhard Struber
11/2019 12/2019 Austria Mohamed Sahli
1/2020 3/2021 Austria Ferdinand Feldhofer
3/2021 6/2021 Austria Roman Stary
7/2021 Germany Robin Dutt

International matches[change | change source]

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 2Q Belarus Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2–0 1–0 3–0
3Q Germany Borussia Dortmund 0–1 0–5 0–6
2019–20 UEFA Europa League Group J Italy Roma 1–1 2–2 4th out of 4
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–1 4–0
Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 0–3 0–1
2020–21 UEFA Europa League Group K Russia CSKA Moscow 1–1 1–0 2nd out of 4
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 0–3 0–1
Netherlands Feyenoord 1–0 4–1
R32 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–4 0–4 1–8
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 3Q Malta Gżira United 0–0 4–0 4–0
PO Norway Molde 0–4 1–0 1–4

References[change | change source]

  1. Wolfsberger AC official website
  2. [1] (in German) weltfussball.de. Retrieved 10 February 2022