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2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga

The 2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga was the 106th season of top-tier football in Austria. Red Bull Salzburg successfully defended their last years title.

Austrian Bundesliga
Season2017–18
Dates22 July 2017 – 27 May 2018
ChampionsRed Bull Salzburg
(12th title)
Champions League Red Bull Salzburg
Sturm Graz
Europa League Rapid Wien
LASK
Admira Wacker Mödling
Matches played180
Goals scored520 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerMoanes Dabour (22 goals)
Longest winning run7 matches
LASK
Longest unbeaten run22 matches
Red Bull Salzburg
Highest attendance25,177[1]
Rapid Wien 1–1 Austria Wien
(4 February 2018)
Lowest attendance1,241[1]
Admira Mödling 3–1 Rheindorf Altach
(16 December 2017)
Total attendance1,144,961[1]
Average attendance6,360[1]

TeamsEdit

LASK, the 2016–17 First League champion, returned to the top level six years after their relegation.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2017–18 Austrian Football Bundesliga

Team

Location

Venue

Capacity

Admira Wacker Mödling Maria Enzersdorf BSFZ-Arena 10,800
Austria Wien Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion 50,000
LASK Pasching Waldstadion Pasching 7,870
Rapid Wien Vienna Allianz Stadion 28,000
Red Bull Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim Red Bull Arena 30,188
Rheindorf Altach Altach Stadion Schnabelholz 8,500
St. Pölten Sankt Pölten NV Arena 8,000
Sturm Graz Graz Merkur-Arena 15,323
SV Mattersburg Mattersburg Pappelstadion 17,100
Wolfsberger AC Wolfsberg Lavanttal-Arena 7,300

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Chairman Manager Manufacturer Sponsors
Admira Wacker   Philip Thonhauser   Ernst Baumeister Nike Flyeralarm
SCR Altach   Johannes Engl   Klaus Schmidt Jako Cashpoint
Austria Wien   Wolfgang Katzian   Thomas Letsch Nike Verbund
LASK   Oliver Glasner Forza Ask Zipfer
Rapid Wien   Michael Krammer   Goran Djuricin adidas Wien Energie
RB Salzburg   Rudolf Theierl   Marco Rose Nike Red Bull
St. Pölten   Gottfried Tröstl   Oliver Lederer Macron Hypo Noe
Sturm Graz   Christian Jauk   Heiko Vogel Lotto Puntigamer
SV Mattersburg   Martin Pucher   Gerald Baumgartner Puma Bauwelt Koch
Wolfsberger AC   Dietmar Riegler   Heimo Pfeifenberger Jako RZ Pellets

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Salzburg (C) 36 25 8 3 81 29 +52 83 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Sturm Graz 36 22 4 10 68 45 +23 70 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Rapid Wien 36 17 11 8 68 43 +25 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
4 LASK 36 17 6 13 49 41 +8 57 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
5 Admira Wacker Mödling 36 15 6 15 59 66 −7 51
6 Mattersburg 36 12 10 14 50 56 −6 46
7 Austria Wien 36 12 7 17 51 55 −4 43
8 Rheindorf Altach 36 10 8 18 35 51 −16 38
9 Wolfsberger AC 36 8 9 19 31 57 −26 33
10 St. Pölten (O) 36 5 5 26 28 77 −49 20 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
Source: weltfussball.de (in German)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Matches won; 5) Away matches won; 6) Head-to-head points; 7) Head-to-head goal difference; 8) Head-to-head goals scored.[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sturm Graz qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2017–18 Austrian Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners was passed down the league.

ResultsEdit

Relegation play-offsEdit

StatisticsEdit

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 SK Rapid Wien 338,236 25,177 13,823 18,790 −10.7%
2 Sturm Graz 184,614 15,549 6,527 10,256 −2.6%
3 Red Bull Salzburg 137,096 12,049 3,722 7,616 −2.8%
4 Austria Wien 122,313 14,034 4,808 6,795 −14.2%
5 LASK Linz 88,542 5,760 3,645 4,919 +73.1%1
6 Rheindorf Altach 77,174 5,631 2,717 4,287 −19.6%
7 Mattersburg 60,346 7,876 1,716 3,352 −7.1%
8 Wolfsberger AC 51,601 4,176 1,655 2,866 −22.7%
9 St. Pölten 48,192 6,008 1,368 2,677 −28.3%
10 Admira Wacker Mödling 41,423 4,516 1,241 2,301 −13.4%
League total 1,149,537 25,177 1,241 6,386 −9.4%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Austrian Bundesliga". ESPN. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Bundesliga.at". Archived from the original on 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2017-10-26.

External linksEdit