FC Liefering

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

FC Liefering
FC Liefering logo.png
Full nameFootball Club Liefering GmbH
Founded20 May 1947; 75 years ago (1947-05-20)
as USK Anif
GroundUntersberg-Arena, Grödig
Capacity4,330
OwnerRed Bull GmbH
ChairwomanSusanne Billinger
Head coachFabio Ingolitsch
LeagueAustrian Football Second League
2021–22Austrian Second League, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Historical chart of USK Anif and Liefering league performance
FC Liefering squad league match vs. SV Lafnitz (18 April 2022)

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. Liefering's ongoing presence in the Erste Liga continues to create unrest, with average an attendance of under 500, many people believe the club is not 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 ultimately won 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.

In the 2020–21 season Bo Svensson became coach of FC Liefering. In winter he went to Mainz 05 and Matthias Jaissle became coach of the team. At the end of the season he was promoted to FC Red Bull Salzburg as head coach. He followed Jesse Marsch, who went to RB Leipzig. The season was the most successful in history. The team ended as runner-up, only one scored goal behind the champion FC Blau-Weiß Linz. After the season Kilian Schröcker, Fabian Windhager, Antonin Svoboda and Alexander Prass left the club.

In the 2021–22 season Rene Aufhauser, former assistant coach with FC Red Bull Salzburg, became new head coach of FC Liefering. He also is coach of the UEFA Youth League team of Red Bull Salzburg. After finishing 6th Aufhauser left the club.

For the 2022–23 season Fabio Ingolitsch, the coach of the U18 team became new headcoach of FC 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
2020–21 2 69:31 63 2nd league
2021–22 6 56:43 46 2nd league

HonoursEdit

2. Liga

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 2 August 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   CZE Adam Stejskal
4 DF   AUT Lukas Wallner
7 FW   AUT Elias Havel
8 FW   AUT Raphael Hofer
9 FW   AUT Luka Reischl
13 FW   HUN Marcell Berki
14 DF   AUT Sandro-Luca Molnar
15 DF   GER Konstantin Gertig
16 MF   GHA Lawrence Agyekum (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
17 FW   CIV Karim Konate (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
18 DF   AUT Daniel Klicnik
19 MF   AUT Marcel Moswitzer
20 DF   AUT Mario Pejazic
21 MF   AUT Mohammad Sadeqi
22 MF   AUT Tolgahan Sahin
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   CRO Dario Bijelic
25 MF   AUT Julian Halwachs
26 DF   AUT Lukas Ibertsberger
27 DF   MAR Benjamin Atiabou
29 MF   AUT Zeteny Jano
31 GK   AUT Valentin Oelz
32 GK   HUN Balázs Tóth
34 GK   GER Jonas Krumrey
37 MF   CIV Oumar Diakité (on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
38 MF   AUT Dominik Lechner
39 MF   AUT Alparslan Baran
42 MF   GHA Daniel Owusu
44 DF   GER Mark Gevorgyan
45 FW   SUI Federico Crescenti
49 MF   GHA Moussa Yeo

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Fabio Ingolitsch
Assistant coach   Thomas Sageder
Assistant coach   Zlatko Junuzovic
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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