FC Liefering

FC Liefering GmbH is an Austrian association football club, originally from Liefering. It currently plays in the Second League, the second tier of Austrian football. Since 2012, Liefering has been a feeder club for Austrian Football Bundesliga side FC Red Bull Salzburg.[1]

FC Liefering
FC Liefering logo.png
Full nameFC Liefering GmbH
Founded20 May 1947; 73 years ago (1947-05-20)
as USK Anif
GroundUntersberg-Arena, Grödig
Capacity4,330
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
ChairwomanSusanne Billinger
Head coachMatthias Jaissle
LeagueAustrian Football Second League
2019-20Austrian Football Second League, 3rd
WebsiteClub website
Historical chart of USK Anif and Liefering league performance
FC Liefering squad league match vs. Austria Klagenfurt (1 June 2019)

In December 2011 Red Bull Salzburg signed a cooperation with FC Pasching (Regionalliga Mitte) and USK Anif (Regionalliga West). The coach of the Juniors, Gerald Baumgartner, left Salzburg and became new coach of FC Pasching. Also players went to Pasching and Anif. After the 2011–12 season the new coach Peter Hyballa left the club and became new head coach of SK Sturm Graz. Lieferings ongoing presence in the Erste Liga continues to create unrest, with average an attendance of sub 500, many people believe the club isn't good for the league. However the club promotes youth and has been a key factor in FC Red Bull Salzburg's 2016–17 UEFA Youth League side, who would ultimately go on to win the tournament.

SeasonsEdit

From the 2012–13 season the club, formerly known as USK Anif, changed its name to FC Liefering. Liefering are sometimes called Red Bull Liefering as they adapted the jerseys and team colors from Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig. In the 2012–13 season they won the Regionalliga West and after two relegation matches they were promoted to the Austrian Football Second League.

They are the farm team of FC Red Bull Salzburg. They are not eligible for promotion.[2] In their first year, they finished 3rd, in the 2014–15 season they finished 2nd.

In June 2015 coach Peter Zeidler left the team and became coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg. He was succeeded by Thomas Letsch, who also followed Zeidler to Salzburg for two matches after Zeidler was fired there.

As a feeder club the team fields very young players. In the next two seasons the average age of the team was under twenty years. Players like Samuel Tetteh or Gideon Mensah came to Salzburg from Ghana, other talented players came from the Red Bull Football Academy like Hannes Wolf or Luca Meisl.

In the 2016–17 season FC Red Bull Salzburg (U19) won the UEFA Youth League. Most of the players came from Liefering.

Season Final place Goals Points League
2012–13 1 94:23 74 3rd league
2013–14 3 72:48 57 2nd league
2014–15 2 70:55 56 2nd league
2015–16 4 65:49 57 2nd league
2016–17 2 58:49 60 2nd league
2017–18 5 58:44 55 2nd league
2018–19 10 50:54 35 2nd league
2019–20 3 73:47 53 2nd league

HonoursEdit

Regionalliga West

Alpenliga

  • Champions: 1978–79*

Austrian Landesliga

  • Champions: 1988–89*

Salzburger Liga

  • Champions: 1988–89*, 1992–93*, 2002–03*, 2006–07*

1. Klasse Nord

  • Champions: 1965*, 1974*

2. Klasse B

  • Champions: 1950*

Salzburg Cup

  • Winners: 1978*

Salzburg Indoor Cup

  • Winners: 1990*, 2001*, 2002*, 2005*, 2009*

* as USK Anif

Current squadEdit

As of 8 October 2020[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
2 DF   BRA Wallison (on loan from Red Bull Brasil)
3 DF   AUT Lukas Wallner
4 DF   AUT Benjamin Böckle
5 DF    SUI Bryan Okoh (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
7 DF   BIH Amar Dedić
8 MF   AUT Alexander Prass
9 FW   AUT Chukwubuike Adamu
10 MF   CRO Luka Sučić
11 MF   HUN Csaba Bukta
13 MF   AUT Nicolas Seiwald
15 MF   DEN Maurits Kjaergaard (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
16 MF   HUN Sámuel Major
17 MF   SRB Nikola Stosic
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   CZE Antonín Svoboda
20 MF   AUT Thomas Schiestl
21 FW   SVN Benjamin Šeško (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
27 MF   MLI Mamadou Sangare (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
28 MF   AUT Sebastian Aigner
30 GK   CZE Adam Stejskal
31 GK   AUT Daniel Antosch
34 GK   GER Jonas Krumrey
39 FW   AUT Luka Reischl
42 DF   AUT David Affengruber
DF   MLI Daouda Guindo (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
MF   MLI Nene Dorgeles (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
MF   MLI Mamady Diambou (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   AUT Kilian Schröcker (to SV Grödig)
MF   AUT Alexander Briedl (to USK Anif)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   AUT Fabian Windhager (to USK Anif)

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Matthias Jaissle
Assistant coach   Florens Koch
Assistant coach   Alexander Hauser
Goalkeeping coach   Heinz Arzberger

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Liefering Homepage". Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Transfermarkt.at". Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Team". FC Liefering (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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