WSG Swarovski Tirol
WSG Swarovski Tirol is an Austrian football club located in Wattens, a town in the state of Tyrol in the west of the country. They currently play in the Austrian Bundesliga, the top tier of Austrian football.
|Full name||WSG Swarovski Tirol Fußball|
|2019–20||Austrian Bundesliga, 12th|
The club was formed in 1930 and has been known as SC Wattens (1930–53), SV Wattens (1953–71), and WSG Wattens (1984–2019). Its most successful period was in 1968–71, when it competed in the Austrian Bundesliga. Between 1971 and 1984 it merged with FC Wacker Innsbruck to form SSW Innsbruck (the merged team went on to win the Bundesliga five times and reached the quarter finals of the 1977-78 European Cup). In this period the club retained its identity with distinct youth teams. From 1984, WSG Wattens have played in the Austrian Regional League West and the second tier First League. In 2019, they were promoted to the Bundesliga. After promotion, the club announced that their name would be changed to WSG Swarowski Tirol.
WSG Swarovski Tirol play their home matches in Gernot Langes Stadion, Wattens. The stadium's capacity is 5500. The team’s average home attendance for the 2010–11 season was 289. The stadium is also occasionally used for international matches, such as a 2010 friendly between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.
In 2013 the stadium was renamed in Gernot Langes stadium in honour of the 70th birthday of the longtime president Gernot Langes.
The stadium does not currently meet Bundesliga suitability criteria and therefore redevelopment work has been planned to create a modern, 6,000 capacity stadium by the summer of 2021. During this period, the club will use the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck.
- As of 8 October 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- Website of WSG Wattens (German)