The Wiener derby, or Vienna derby is an association football local derby match between city rivals FK Austria Wien and SK Rapid Wien from the Austrian capital city of Vienna (Wien). The two sides are the most successful in the country winning more national titles and cups than any other teams. They are also two of the most popular clubs in Austria with fans across the country.
|Other names||Vienna derby|
|First meeting||8 September 1911|
|Most player appearances||Rapid: Peter Schöttel (48)|
|Top scorer||Rapid: Franz Binder (21)|
Austria: Ernst Stojaspal (14)
|All-time series||Rapid: 137|
|Largest victory||Rapid 9-0 Austria (1915)|
The first meeting between the clubs was 8 September 1911 when Rapid beat Austria 4-1. In total 328 competitive games have been played with Rapid the victors on 137 occasions, Austria have won 117 games and 74 have ended in a draw. The fixture is the most played city derby in Europe after the Old Firm in Glasgow and the Edinburgh derby between Heart of Midlothian F.C. and Hibernian F.C. (both in Scotland).
Both clubs come from the Hietzing area, the 13th district, located in Western Vienna. Today however Austria now play at Franz Horr Stadium in the Southern Vienna area of Favoriten (district 10) while Rapid are still located in the West of the city but in nearby Penzing (district 14) at the Allianz Stadion.
Support today is mainly split along geographical divides of north and west (Rapid) and south (Austria) however both clubs have fans throughout the city and across the country. Class has been cited as a traditional means of support with Rapid being supported by the working classes while Austria were the team of the bourgeois of Vienna. Rapid were founded as First Workers Club of Wien compared with Austria who were founded as Wien Amateur Sports Society and incorporated a minimum intelligence requirement into their founding statutes. The class divisions may be coming back into play however as Rapid are currently only one of two Austrian sides run by its supporters. Austria were owned by Frank Stronach until 2008 and changed their name back from Austria Memphis Magna to Austria Wien.
Early Austrian football was dominated by clubs from Vienna and the Wien derby as it is known today was contested by many different clubs, most notably Rapid, First Vienna FC, who are located in the northern district 19 and SK Admira Vienna from district 21 also in the north of the city. The three clubs dominated Austrian football winning every title from 1927-1946 but Admira later merged with other clubs and eventually moved to Mödling, a town south of Vienna. The original Viennese club, First Vienna went into decline after the 1950s and now play outside the top flight. FK Austria became Rapid's main rival in the early 1960s as the two began to dominate Austrian football.
A heavy police presence is involved at matches to keep crowd trouble to a minimum. In 2007, four policemen were injured during fighting between supporters. In 2011 a game was abandoned after Rapid fans invaded the pitch.
Summary of resultsEdit
As of 15 April 2018.
|Games||FK Austria wins||Draws||SK Rapid wins||FK Austria goals||SK Rapid goals|
This list does not contain results from Cup and Supercup competitions.
- 1 Abandoned after 30 minutes - original score 2–0.
- 2 Austria went off after 67 minutes - original score 2–2.
- 3 Abandoned after 80 minutes.
- 4 The 12-05-1983 match was a replay after the original match held on 26-03-1983 (final result 0–1) was annulled.
- 5 The 22-05-2011 match was awarded to Austria by a score of 0–3. The original match had been suspended after 26 minutes and a 0–2 lead for Austria when Rapid supporters stormed the pitch.
Top Goal scorersEdit
|Franz Binder||Rapid Wien||21||0||0||21|
|Hans Krankl||Rapid Wien||19||1||0||20|
|Franz Weselik||Rapid Wien||17||0||0||17|
|Edi Bauer||Rapid Wien||15||0||0||15|
|Robert Dienst||Rapid Wien||14||1||0||15|
|Ernst Stojaspal||Austria Wien||11||3||0||14|
|Zlatko Kranjčar||Rapid Wien||9||4||1||14|
|Matthias Kaburek||Rapid Wien||12||0||0||12|
|Steffen Hofmann||Rapid Wien||12||0||0||12|
|Toni Polster||Austria Wien||7||4||1||12|
|Robert Körner||Rapid Wien||11||0||0||11|
|Ferdinand Wesely||Rapid Wien||11||0||0||11|
|Andreas Ogris||Austria Wien||10||1||0||11|
|Rudi Flögel||Rapid Wien||7||4||0||11|
|Walter Seitl||Rapid Wien||7||4||0||11|
|Julio Morales||Austria Wien||7||4||0||11|
Most clean sheets by goalkeeperEdit
Statistics for league games only from 1965-66 season. Goalkeeper must play entire 90 minutes to be eligible.
|Michael Konsel||Rapid Wien||13|
|Herbert Feurer||Rapid Wien||11|
|Franz Wohlfahrt||Austria Wien||10|
|Heinz Lindner||Austria Wien||7|
|Ladislav Maier||Rapid Wien||7|
|Helge Payer||Rapid Wien||7|
|Raimund Hedl||Rapid Wien||6|
|Friedl Koncilia||Austria Wien||6|
Biggest winning margin
Highest scoring games
- Most games won in a row (Rapid): 11, 1911 to 1917.
- Most games won in a row (Austria): 5, 1987 to 1989.
- Most games without defeat (Rapid): 17, 25 May 1996 – 9 May 2000. (including 10 victories)
- Most games without defeat (Austria): 17, 12 August 2001 – 6 August 2005. (including 6 victories)
Multiple wins in a seasonEdit
From the 1911-12 season until 1973-74, the clubs played two league fixtures a season. From the 1974-75 season (excluding 3 years from 1982–85), four fixtures have taken place annually during the Bundesliga season. During the home and away format, Rapid won both games 21 times, and Austria won both fixtures on 6 occasions. Neither club has won all four derbies in the modern format.
|Rapid||21||1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1915-16, 1916-17, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1939-40, 1940-41, 1950-51, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1974-75|
|Austria||6||1922-23, 1943-44, 1948-49,1961-62, 1968-69, 1971-72|
- "Season 1922/23". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Season 1933/34". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Season 1936/37". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Season 1982/83". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Derby SK Rapid Wien gegen FK Austria Wien 0:3 strafverifiziert". official website. Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "Platzsturm sorgte für Abbruch des Derbys Rapid-Austria". official website. Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 22 May 2011.