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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.

Wiener Derby
Other namesVienna derby
LocaleWien, Austria
TeamsAustria Wien
Rapid Wien
First meeting8 September 1911
Statistics
Meetings total328
Most player appearancesRapid: Peter Schöttel (48)
Austria: ?
Top scorerRapid: Franz Binder (21)
Austria: Ernst Stojaspal (14)
All-time seriesRapid: 137
Drawn: 74
Austria: 117
Largest victoryRapid 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).

Rivalry cultureEdit

 
Map showing the stadium locations of FK Austria and SK Rapid until June 2014. Austrias stadium is currently being replaced.

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] In 2007, four policemen were injured during fighting between supporters.[citation needed] In 2011 a game was abandoned after Rapid fans invaded the pitch.[citation needed]

Summary of resultsEdit

As of 15 April 2018.

Games FK Austria wins Draws SK Rapid wins FK Austria goals SK Rapid goals
League 294 99 71 124 440 543
Cup 33 18 3 12 77 67
Super Cup 1 0 0 1 1 3
Total 328 117 74 137 518 613

Matches listEdit

League

This list does not contain results from Cup and Supercup competitions.

  • 1 Abandoned after 30 minutes - original score 2–0.[1]
  • 2 Austria went off after 67 minutes - original score 2–2.[2]
  • 3 Abandoned after 80 minutes.[3]
  • 4 The 12-05-1983 match was a replay after the original match held on 26-03-1983 (final result 0–1) was annulled.[4]
  • 5 The 22-05-2011 match was awarded to Austria by a score of 0–3.[5] The original match had been suspended after 26 minutes and a 0–2 lead for Austria when Rapid supporters stormed the pitch.[6]

Top Goal scorersEdit

 
Chart showing the finishing league positions of FK Austria and SK Rapid from 1912 until 2012
Player Club(s) League Cup Super Cup Total
  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.

Player Club(s) Clean Sheets
  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

RecordsEdit

ResultsEdit

 
FK Austria Wien (purple) take on SK Rapid Wien (green-white) in Wien derby of 2010

Biggest winning margin

Goals margin Season Home Score Away
9 1915/16 Rapid
9–0
Austria
1942/43 Austria
1–10
Rapid
7 1939/40 Rapid
9–2
Austria
6 1969/70 Rapid
0–6
Austria
5 1917/18 Rapid
6–1
Austria
1925/26 Rapid
0–5
Austria
1936/37 Austria
5–0
Rapid
1947/48 Rapid
7–2
Austria

Highest scoring games

Goals total Season Home Score Away
12 1929/30 Rapid
4–8
Austria
1950/51 Austria
5–7
Rapid
11 1939/40 Rapid
9–2
Austria
1942/43 Austria
1–10
Rapid
10 1925/26 Rapid
3–7
Austria
9 1947/48 Rapid
7–2
Austria
1915/16 Rapid
9–0
Austria
1989/90 Rapid
6–3
Austria

TrendsEdit

  • 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.

Club Amount Seasons
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Season 1922/23". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Season 1933/34". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Season 1936/37". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Season 1982/83". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Derby SK Rapid Wien gegen FK Austria Wien 0:3 strafverifiziert". official website. Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Platzsturm sorgte für Abbruch des Derbys Rapid-Austria". official website. Austrian Football Bundesliga. Retrieved 22 May 2011.