WSG Swarovski Tirol

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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.

WSG Swarovski Tirol
WSG Swarovski Tirol logo.svg
Full nameWSG Swarovski Tirol Fußball
Founded1930[1]
GroundTivoli-Neu, Innsbruck
Capacity16,008
PresidentDiana Langes-Swarovski
ManagerThomas Silberberger
LeagueAustrian Bundesliga
2019–20Austrian Bundesliga, 12th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

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.[2] In 2019, they were promoted to the Bundesliga. After promotion, the club announced that their name would be changed to WSG Swarowski Tirol.

 
Historical chart of Wattens league performance

StadiumEdit

WSG Swarovski Tirol play their home matches in Gernot Langes Stadion, Wattens. The stadium's capacity is 5500.[3] The team’s average home attendance for the 2010–11 season was 289.[4] The stadium is also occasionally used for international matches, such as a 2010 friendly between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.[5]

In 2013 the stadium was renamed in Gernot Langes stadium in honour of the 70th birthday of the longtime president Gernot Langes.[6]

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.

AchievementsEdit

Current squadEdit

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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ITA Simon Beccari
4 DF   AUT David Gugganig
5 MF   ARG Ignacio Jaúregui
6 MF   GRE Thanos Petsos
7 MF   AUT Benjamin Pranter
8 MF   AUT Renny Smith
9 FW   DEN Nikolai Baden Frederiksen (on loan from Juventus)
10 MF   AUT Florian Toplitsch
11 FW   AUT Felix Kerber
13 GK   AUT Benjamin Ozegovic
14 DF   AUT Julian Gölles
16 MF   AUT Florian Rieder
17 MF   AUT Johannes Naschberger
18 MF   AUT Kilian Bauernfeind
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   AUT Tobias Anselm (on loan from LASK)
21 DF   SVN Zan Rogelj
22 FW   SVN Zlatko Dedić
24 DF   AUT Fabian Koch
25 GK   GER Ferdinand Oswald
26 DF   AUT Florian Buchacher
27 FW   GHA Kelvin Yeboah
28 DF   AUT David Schnegg
29 FW   AUT Stefan Lauf
30 DF   AUT Raffael Behounek
34 DF   AUT Stefan Hager
43 MF   AUT Nemanja Celic
44 DF   BRA Bruno Soares

Manager historyEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club website official data (German)". Regionalliga.at. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Austria Final League Tables (First and Second Level)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ "WSG Wattens club profile". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Austrian Regional League West 2010–11 season attendance statistics". Regionalliga.at. 1 June 2011. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Nigeria World Cup warm-up venues confirmed". BBC Sport. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  6. ^ Website of WSG Wattens (German)