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2011–12 Austrian Football Bundesliga

The 2011–12 Austrian Football Bundesliga will be the 100th season of top-tier football in Austria and was contested by ten teams. The Austrian football champion was determined in four heats. The championship began on 16 July 2011 and ended on 17 May 2012 with the completion of the 36th and final round.[1]

Austrian Bundesliga
FC Red Bull Salzburg - Champion of the Austrian Football Bundesliga 2011-12 (01).jpg
Champions Red Bull Salzburg
Season2011–12
ChampionsRed Bull Salzburg
RelegatedKapfenberger SV
Champions LeagueRed Bull Salzburg
Europa LeagueRapid Wien
Admira Wacker Mödling
SV Ried
Matches played180
Goals scored438 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorerJakob Jantscher
Stefan Maierhofer
Total attendance1,297,902
Average attendance7,211

The champion was Red Bull Salzburg for the seventh time. Rapid Wien was the runner-up by six points. While Salzburg became eligible for the qualification to the UEFA Champions League (second round) by winning the championship, Rapid and third-place Admira Wacker Mödling – the most successful promoted team in Bundesliga history – became eligible to play in a qualification for the UEFA Europa League (second round). Sixth-place SV Ried was also eligible because of its participation in the cup final of the Europa League.

Kapfenberger SV ended the championship in last place and therefore had to move down to the second-level First League after four seasons in the Bundesliga.

OverviewEdit

Supported by the sports betting provider tipp3 as the main sponsor, the Bundesliga is the highest league in Austrian soccer and held its 92nd season in 2011–12. The secondary sponsor is the mobile service provider T-Mobile Austria which is the reason why the official name of the league is tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile. After six years, the promoted club FC Admira Wacker was again represented in Austria’s highest league. The team replaced the relegated club LASK Linz.[2]

With the exception of Vorarlberg and Carinthia, all Austrian federal states were represented in the Bundesliga. Vienna, Lower Austria, and Styria each had two clubs.

The television provider sky Deutschland had the rights to show all Bundesliga matches in full length, which were broadcast in a pay television format on the channel sky sport austria. For the first time, the station showed all games not only in the well-known conference circuit but also individual matches. In addition, ORF had the broadcasting rights to each “Top Match of the Round” – mostly on Sundays, but also on Wednesdays for weekday rounds. This arrangement did not apply in the last two rounds, in which all games had to be held at the same time. Consequently, ORF was permitted to show a 45-minute summary of the remaining four matches in each round.

MethodEdit

In the 2011–12 season, ten clubs competed against each other in a total of 36 rounds as had been done in previous years. The draw was redone after the ninth and 27th rounds. Each team thus played against every other team twice at home and twice away.

The champion Red Bull Salzburg was eligible for the second qualification round for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League. The second and third place clubs (Rapid Wien and Trenkwalder Admira) as well as the Austrian Cup winner were eligible to start in the second or third qualification round for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. Should the Austrian Cup winner also be Austrian champion, the loser of the cup final would start in the Europa League. The tenth-place club, Kapfenberger SV, had to move down to the second level league, the First League.

League tableEdit

 
Austrian Football Bundesliga champion plate
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 36 19 11 6 60 30 +30 68 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Rapid Wien 36 16 14 6 52 30 +22 62 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[a]
3 Admira Wacker Mödling 36 15 10 11 59 52 +7 55 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
4 Austria Wien 36 14 12 10 52 44 +8 54
5 Sturm Graz 36 12 15 9 47 41 +6 51
6 Ried 36 11 15 10 44 38 +6 48 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
7 Wacker Innsbruck 36 10 15 11 36 45 −9 45
8 Mattersburg 36 9 11 16 41 43 −2 38
9 Wiener Neustadt 36 6 15 15 26 51 −25 33
10 Kapfenberger SV (R) 36 5 8 23 21 64 −43 23 Relegation to 2012–13 Austrian Football First League
Source: weltfussball.de (in German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since 2011–12 Austrian Cup winners Red Bull Salzburg qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, so cup runners-up Ried qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. Moreover, Rapid Wien were moved up a round as the cup winner spot was not used.

ResultsEdit

The match table below displays the results of all games in the season. The home team is listed in the left column and the away team in the upper row. The home team’s score is listed first.

Goal scoring statisticsEdit

Cities, venues, and attendanceEdit

City Residents Club Stadium Capacity Total attendance Average attendance ± from 2010–11
Graz 257,3280 Sturm Graz UPC-Arena 15,322 194,824 10,824 010.66%
Innsbruck 119,2490 Wacker Innsbruck Tivoli-Neu 15,400 116,679 06,482 038.64%
Kapfenberg 21,8120 Kapfenberger SV Franz-Fekete-Stadion 07,500 59,730 03,318 002.35%
Mödling 20,4380 Admira Wacker Mödling Bundesstadion Südstadt 12,000 87,272 04,848 +141.07%
Mattersburg 6,9540 SV Mattersburg Pappelstadion 15,700 77,980 04,332 +011.32%
Ried im Innkreis 11,4090 SV Ried Keine Sorgen Arena 07,600 84,700 05,261 020.24%
Salzburg 147,5710 Red Bull Salzburg Red Bull Arena 31,800 177,300 09,850 +000.60%
Vienna 1,713,9570 Austria Wien Generali Arena 13,500 155,747 08,653 008.93%
Vienna 1,713,9570 Rapid Wien Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion1 17,500 291,600 16,200 +001.53%
Wiener Neustadt 40,7080 Wiener Neustadt Stadion Wiener Neustadt 07,700 52,070 02,893 020.53%
1 Rapid Wien held both of its home games against local rival Austria Wien in Ernst-Happel-Stadion which has a capacity of 50,865.

The champions Red Bull SalzburgEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Austrian Bundesliga: 2011–12 Austrian Bundesliga schedule Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine (PDF file, 77KB; retrieved on June 14, 2011)
  2. ^ Bundesliga extended name sponsorship[permanent dead link] retrieved on August 12, 2010

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