Vienna Vikings

The Dacia Vienna Vikings is an American football club based in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1983, the Vikings are known as one of Europe's most dominant clubs, having won the Eurobowl title five times (2004–2007 and 2013), as well being the runner-up five times (2001, 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2012). In the national championship the Vikings are holding the record of 15 Austrian Bowl victories.

Dacia Vienna Vikings
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Founded1983; 39 years ago (1983)
Based inAustria Vienna, Austria
Home stadiumHohe Warte Stadium
Head coachChris Calaycay
LeagueEuropean League of Football
Austrian Football League
ColorsPurple, Gold and White
     
League titlesAFL: 1994, 1996, 1999–2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012–2014, 2017, 2020
Eurobowl: 2004–2007, 2013
Websiteviennavikings.com
Current uniform
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"Blue River Bowl III": Danube Dragons vs. Vikings at Rattenfängerstadion in Korneuburg, 2010

In 2021 they announced their intention to join the European League of Football for the upcoming 2022 season together with their league rival Tyrolean Raiders[1][2][3][4]

HistoryEdit

The Vikings were founded in 1983. Three years later, the Vikings made it to the Austrian Bowl, the Austrian championship game, where they fell short against the Graz Giants. In 1994, the Vikings won their first national championship and repeated the victory two years later. In 1999, the Vikings played their eighth Austrian Bowl, all of them against the Giants, and gained their third title. It was also their first of five consecutive Austrian Bowl wins. Until 2007 the Vikings made it always to the Austrian Bowl and collected two more national titles becoming the team with the record number of 10 Austrian Bowl wins. From 2012 to 2017 the Vikings won four more national titles.

In 2014, the team took part in a new European competition, the BIG6 European Football League.[5]

Naming rightsEdit

  • 1983–1998: Vienna Vikings
  • 1999–2005: Chrysler Vikings
  • 2006–2007: Dodge Vikings Vienna
  • 2008–2014: Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna
  • 2015–2016: Vienna Vikings
  • 2017– Dacia Vienna Vikings

HonoursEdit

  • Eurobowl
    • Champions: (5) 2004–2007, 2013
    • Runners-up: (5) 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Austrian Bowl
    • Champions: (15) 1994, 1996, 1999–2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012–2014, 2017, 2020
    • Runners-up: (11) 1986, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019

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