Salzburger AK 1914

Salzburger AK 1914 is a football club based in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It was founded in 1914 and is the oldest football club from that city.

SAK 1914
Full nameSalzburger Athletiksport-Klub 1914
Founded24 June 1914; 106 years ago (24 June 1914)
GroundSportzentrum Mitte, Salzburg
Capacity2,500
ChairmanJosef Penco
ManagerEidke Wintersteller
LeagueAustrian Regional League
2015–162nd (Salzburger Landesliga)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Historical chart of SAK league performance

The club was formed by pupils from a nearby school. In 1914 the club was officially formed and played their first match against FC Traunstein. The first match was lost by 1:4. Nevertheless before the Second World War the SAK 1914 was the most successful football club in Salzburg. 1934, 1935 and 1937 they reached the final of the Austrian amateur championship but could not win. Eduard Kainberger, Karl Kainberger, Ernst Bacher and Adolf Laudon, the players of SAK, were part of the 1936 Olympic squad, where Austria reached the second place. At all they reached 3o Championships in Salzburg.

After the war other clubs like SV Austria Salzburg or SK Bischofshofen were more successful but the SAK was the first team from Salzburg which reached the highest class (1952-Staatsliga A). Also in the 1961/62 and 1980/81 season they played in the highest division. All together the SAK played nine seasons in the professional leagues. But 1988 they were relegated from the 2.Division and playing ever since that time in amateur leagues.

The 2007/08 season was the last in their venue, the SAK Sportanlage Nonntal. It was renovated and was now called Sportzentrum Mitte. The SAK must play together with the UFC Salzburg at this pitch.

Notable playersEdit

  • Eduard Kainberger - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. He played all 4 matches as goalkeeper and was the teamcaptain.
  • Karl Kainberger - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. He played 2 matches and scored two goals.
  • Adolf Laudon - won the silver medal with the Austrian team at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. He played all 4 matches and scored two goals.

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