Wiener Athletiksport Club, also known as Wiener AC or WAC, is an Austrian sports club in Vienna. It is particularly noted for its hockey team, which was established in 1900.

Wiener AC
Full nameWiener Athletiksport Club
DissolvedNo longer competes in football competitions.
GroundWAC Sportanlage, Vienna
WebsiteClub website

Its football team won the Austrian Championships and was Runner-up in the Mitropa Cup.

History Edit

The football section of the club was founded on 14 October 1897. By 1904, it had won the Challenge Cup and the Wiener Tagblatt Pokal three times each. They were the most important trophies in Austrian football at the time.

Historical chart of WAC league performance

In September 1910, most of the first team left the club to found a new club, Wiener AF. Despite this, Wiener AC finished fourth in the Austrian football championship 1910–11, although the new club finished higher.

The club won the Austrian football championship 1914–15, in which the ten clubs only played each other once each. Wiener AF finished in second place.

In 1928, the club reached the Austrian Cup final, losing 2–1 to SK Admira Wien.

In the 1930–31 season, Wiener AC won the Austrian Cup, which was played in a league format as the Wiener Winter Cup. As the winner of this competition, the club was qualified for the Mitropa Cup.

The club reached the final of the 1931 Mitropa Cup, but lost both legs of the final to First Vienna FC.

From 1936 to 1945, the club was also known as Schwarz-Rot Wien, name under they won the 1937–38 Austrian Cup.

From 1942 to 1945, the club played in the Gauliga Ostmark (I).

In 1959, the club again won the Austrian Cup, beating SK Rapid Wien 2–0 in the Final.

FK Austria WAC Wien Edit

From 1973–74 season, Wiener AC formed a joint team with FK Austria Wien, which was called FK Austria WAC Wien until 1976–77 season when Austria Wien decided to revert to their own club's traditional name. The results of the joint team are part of the Austria Wien football history.

In 1983, Wiener AC reactivated its football section, but never come back in Austrian Football Bundesliga and the club was taken over in 2002 by its sponsor, which changed its name to FK Rad Friendly Systems and then to FC Fireball United.

The club still has a football section, but it no longer competes in competitions.

Honours Edit

Challenge Cup

  • Winners (3): 1901, 1903, 1904

Tagblatt Pokal

  • Winners (3): 1900, 1901, 1902

Austrian Champions

Austrian Cup

  • Winners (3): 1931, 1938, 1959

Mitropa Cup

In 1938, the Austrian Cup was won by Schwarz-Rot Wien, which split off from Wiener AC and rejoined a few years later.

Seasons in the Top League of Austria Edit

38 seasons: 1912–21, 1923, 1925–36, 1943–44, 1946–48, 1954 and 1957–65.

In addition, the Wiener AC competed in all three seasons from 1901 to 1903 in the Tagblatt Pokal, which was a forerunner of the Austrian football championship.

Leading Goalscorers Edit

Notable players Edit

Other Sports Edit

Hockey Edit

  • Men
19 times national field hockey champions.
15 times national indoor hockey champions.
  • Women
16 times national field hockey champions.
7 times national indoor hockey champions.

The club has competed 30 times in the European Hockey Cup, which is more than any other Austrian club. Wiener AC finished third on two occasions in the European Champions League in indoor hockey.

Basketball Edit

The club won the Austrian Basketball Championship in 1947, the first year in which it was held.

See also Edit

Wiener AF

References Edit

  1. ^ "Ernst Kaltenbrunner". EU Football. Retrieved 12 September 2023.

External links Edit