VfB Admira Wacker Mödling
FC Admira Wacker Mödling (official: FC Trenkwalder
Trenkwalder International AG is an international personnel service provider and market leader in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. In total the Trenkwalder-group generated a turnover of 1,000 mio...

 Admira Wacker Mödling
; short: Admira) is an Austrian
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

 football club from Mödling
Mödling is the capital of the Austrian district of the same name located approximately 14 km south of Vienna.The settlement dates back to the Neolithic. In medieval times, the town was the residence of a branch of the Babenberger family, as a result of which it received the nickname...

. The club was originally formed in 1905 as SK Admira Vienna in the Austrian capital. Mergers in 1971 with SC Wacker Vienna, in 1997 with VfB Mödling and in 2008 with SK Schwadorf
SK Schwadorf
Sportklub Schwadorf was an Austrian football club, based in Schwadorf. They were last playing in the First League. The club was known as Trenkwalder Sportklub Schwadorf for sponsorship reasons — Trenkwalder being the company of chairman Richard Trenkwalder...

 led to its current name.

The club will play in the Austrian Bundesliga for the 2011–12 season
2011–12 Austrian Football Bundesliga
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 after gaining promotion at the end of the 2010–11 First League season
2010–11 Austrian Football First League
The 2010-11 Austrian Football First League is the 36th season of the Austrian second-level football league...


SK Admira Vienna

SK Admira Vienna was formed in the Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

 district of Jedlesee as a merger between two football clubs named Burschenschaft Einigkeit and Sportklub Vindobona in 1905. After World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 in 1919, Admira were promoted to the first tier of the Austrian league system for the time in their history. The club soon became one of the more successful teams during the inter-war period, capturing seven Austrian national championship and three Austrian Cup
Austrian Cup
The Austrian Cup, in German: ÖFB-Cup is an annual football competition held by the Austrian Football Association, the ÖFB.It has been held since 1919, with the exception of the time of the Anschluss between 1939 and 1945 and the period between 1950 and 1958 when the competition was deemed of...

 titles. Several Admira players were also regulars in the Austrian national football team at this time.

After the Anschluss
The Anschluss , also known as the ', was the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938....

 in 1938, Admira played for several seasons in the Gauliga Ostmark
Gauliga Ostmark
The Gauliga Ostmark, renamed Gauliga Donau-Alpenland in 1941, was the highest football league in Austria after its annexation by Germany in 1938...

, one of the top-flight regional leagues created through the reorganization of German football under the Third Reich. The win of the 1938–39 Gauliga Ostmark brought the qualification for the 1939 German football championship
1939 German football championship
-Group 1:-Group 2-A:-Group 2-B:-Group 3:-Group 4:-Semifinals:*FC Schalke 04 3-3 ; 2-0 Dresdner SC*Admira Wien 4-1 Hamburger SV-References:*...

, in which Admira made their way to the final against Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
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, which was the dominant side in German football of the era. The match, however, was overwhelmingly lost by a score of 0–9, and marked also the last time of larger success for the Vienna side before the end of World War II
World War II
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The post-war period led to a slow but steady decline, which was partially inflicted by the lack of funds to buy more competitive players, and eventually culminated into the first brief relegation from the top tier after forty years in 1960. The club underwent two name changes in that period, playing as ESV Admira Vienna after a merger with railroad sports club ESV Vienna in 1953 before changing to ESV Admira-NÖ Energie Vienna in 1960 due to a sponsorship agreement with regional energy suppliers NEWAG/NIOGAS
EVN Group
EVN Group is an Austrian-based producer and transporter of electricity, one of the largest in Europe having over three million customers in 14 countries. The company also operates in water treatment, natural gas supply and waste management business areas...

. Soon thereafter, Admira (or Admira Energie, as it was called in most media during the time) regained some of its earlier strength, winning the Austrian Cup in 1964 and the Double of league and cup titles in 1966.

The revelation of financial scandals within NEWAG/NIOGAS in the late 1960s led to an abrupt end of the steady flow of funds and brought the club onto the brink of administration, which could narrowly be avoided. Nevertheless, Admira began looking for a merger partner, and particularly targeted Austria Vienna
FK Austria Wien
Fußballklub Austria Wien is an Austrian association football club from the capital city of Vienna. They are considered the most successful club in Austria, having won the highest Austrian Bundesliga 23 times, the Austrian Cup 27 times and the Austrian Supercup 6 times. They also reached the UEFA...

. However, after the creation of Admira-Austria was declined twice, Admira eventually began talks with SC Wacker Vienna, which were successfully concluded in 1971.

SC Wacker Vienna

Wacker Vienna was formed in 1908 in the Vienna district of Meidling. The club reached the first tier of the Austrian league system for the first time in 1914. Being a mid-table side until the second half of the 1930s, Wacker became a top-team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning the double in 1947 and ending as league runners-up eight more times between 1940 and 1956.

The last decade as a club on its own was affected by the transformation to a bona-fide yo-yo club, with eight straight relegations from or promotions to the Austrian top tier between 1961 and 1968. A fifth relegation in 1971, combined with financial and stadium problems, eventually led to the merger with Admira, forming FC Admira/Wacker Vienna.

VfB Mödling

VfB Mödling was formed on 17 June 1911 in the Lower Austrian
Lower Austria
Lower Austria is the northeasternmost state of the nine states in Austria. The capital of Lower Austria since 1986 is Sankt Pölten, the most recently designated capital town in Austria. The capital of Lower Austria had formerly been Vienna, even though Vienna is not officially part of Lower Austria...

 town of Mödling
Mödling is the capital of the Austrian district of the same name located approximately 14 km south of Vienna.The settlement dates back to the Neolithic. In medieval times, the town was the residence of a branch of the Babenberger family, as a result of which it received the nickname...

. Since their foundation, Mödling were playing in the highest Lower Austrian league. With the introduction of an Austria-wide national league in 1949, the club was classified into the second tier. Playing most of its existence in second- and third-tier leagues since then, the club enjoyed three brief stints in the top division during the 1952–53 and 1987–88 seasons as well as between 1992 and 1995 before eventually merging with Admira/Wacker in 1997.

1997 to 2011 Merger with VfB Mödling and Financial Trouble

In 1997, after a financial crisis, VFB Mödling and Admira Wacker merged. In 2004 Iran
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ian Majid Pishyar
Majid Pishyar
Majid Pishyar is an Iranian businessman. He is CEO of Dubai-based 32 Group and is owner of football clubs Servette FC , S.C. Beira-Mar and previously FC Admira Wacker Mödling .- References :...

 purchased the club. His stewardship of the club led to on-field and off-field difficulties. The club was relegated after the 2005-06 season. With further financial trouble, Pishyar sold the club to Richard Trenkwalder in 2008. Trenkwalder made a series of changes to the club, including changing the club's name to FC Trenkwalder Admira. His changes eventually paid off, with the club gaining promotion back to the Austrian first division following the 2010-11 season.

Current squad

As of 16 August 2011

Former players

Gheorghe Váczi
Gheorghe Váczi
Gheorghe Váczi was a Romanian football striker, of Hungarian ethnicity.- Records :*Total matches played in Romanian First League: 194 matches - 126 goals...

 (1946) Nicolae Lupescu
Nicolae Lupescu
Nicolae Lupescu is a retired Romanian football defender.He was born in Bucharest and debuted in Divizia A with Rapid Bucureşti in 1962. He remained with Rapid for ten seasons, winning the league title in 1967 and the cup title in 1972. He played five seasons in Austria before retiring.Lupescu got...

 (1972–77) Marc Janko
Marc Janko
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 (2003–05) Erwin Hoffer
Erwin Hoffer
Erwin "Jimmy" Hoffer is an Austrian football striker who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from Napoli, and the Austria national team.-Club career:...

 (2003–06) Vladimir Jugović
Vladimir Jugovic
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 (2003–04) Gordon Smith (1986–87) Fred Schaub
Fred Schaub
Fred Schaub was a German football player, best remembered for scoring the winning goal for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1980 UEFA Cup final....

 (1980s, both, Admira and Mödling) Tolunay Kafkas (2004–05) Ivica Vastić
Ivica Vastic
Ivica Vastić is a retired Croatian-born Austrian football midfielder, formerly a striker, who last played for LASK Linz and the Austria national football team and works now as Head Coach of FK Austria Wien Amateure.- Club career :Born in Split, Vastić started to play for local clubs Jugovinil and...

 (1993) Mehdi Pashazadeh
Mehdi Pashazadeh
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 (2005–07) Khodadad Azizi
Khodadad Azizi
Khodadad Azizi is an Iranian retired professional football striker and a current coach.-International career:Azizi represented Iran at the 1996 Asian cup, 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2000 Asian Cup...

 (2005–06) Ali Latifi
Ali Latifi
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 (2001–02) Gustav Kral
Gustav Kral
Gustav Kral was an Austrian football player.- Career :Kral played in his career for Admira Wacker, Austria Wien, DSV Leoben, SK Schwadorf, Trenkwalder Admira, SV Neuberg and last for UFC Purbach.- Death :...

 (2005, 2007–2008) Sammy McIlroy
Sammy McIlroy
Samuel Baxter "Sammy" McIlroy is a former Northern Ireland international footballer whose clubs included Manchester United....



  • Austrian champions (9):
    • Admira Vienna (8): 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1966
    • Wacker Vienna (1): 1947
  • Austrian vice-champions (12):
    • Admira Vienna (4): 1929, 1930, 1931, 1935
    • Wacker Vienna (7): 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1956
    • Admira/Wacker Vienna (1): 1989
  • Austrian Cup (6):
    • Admira Vienna (5): 1928, 1932, 1934, 1964, 1966
    • Wacker Vienna (1): 1947
  • German vice-champions: 1939 (Admira Vienna)
  • Mitropa Cup finalist (2):
    • Admira Vienna (1): 1934
    • Wacker Vienna (1): 1951

European tournaments history

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1964–65 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1  Poland Legia Warszawa
Legia Warszawa
Legia Warszawa is a professional football club based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in March 1916 in the area of Maniewicze in Volhynia as the football club of the Polish Legions...

1–3 0–1 1–4
1966–67 European Cup
UEFA Champions League
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1  Kingdom of Yugoslavia FK Vojvodina
FK Vojvodina
FK Vojvodina is a football club from Novi Sad, Serbia. The club currently competes in the Serbian SuperLiga. FK Vojvodina is the third oldest football club in Serbia's SuperLiga, after OFK Beograd which was founded in 1911 and FK Javor which was founded in 1912.-History:FK Vojvodina was founded...

0–1 0–0 0–1
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1  Italy Internazionale
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano, often referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy. Outside Italy, the club is often called Inter Milan. They are the reigning FIFA Club World champions and Coppa Italia holders.Inter have always...

1–0 2–1 2–2
2  Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf
' is a German association football club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the second tier of German league football, the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga...

2–1 3–0 2–4
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1  Czechoslovakia Bohemians Praha 1–2 5–0 1–7
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1  Finland TPS Turku
Turun Palloseura
Turun Palloseura, TPS for short and nicknamed Tepsi, is a Finnish football club based in Turku. The club was founded in 1922. TPS currently play in the Veikkausliiga, the highest level of Finnish football. They play their home matches at the 9,372 seater Veritas Stadion, Turku.-History:FC TPS Turku...

2–0 0–1 1–2
1989–90 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1  Cyprus AEL Limassol
AEL Limassol
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3–0 0–1 4–0
2  Hungary Ferencváros 1–0 0–1 2–0
1/4  Belgium RSC Anderlecht 1–1 2–0 1–3
1990–91 UEFA Cup 1  Denmark Velje BK
Vejle Boldklub
Vejle Boldklub is a Danish football club with proud traditions from the town of Vejle. The club has won the Danish championship five times and the Danish cup title six times....

3–0 0–1 4–0
2  Switzerland FC Luzern 1–1 0–1 2–1
3  Italy Bologna
Bologna F.C. 1909
Bologna Football Club 1909, known simply as Bologna, is an Italian Football League club based in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, formed in 1993. The club are nicknamed the rossoblù because of the red and blue striped shirts they wear. Red and Blue are the official colours of the town.During its history...

3–0 3–0 3–3 (5–6 pen)
1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup 1  Wales Cardiff City
Cardiff City F.C.
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2–0 1–1 3–2
2  Belgium Royal Antwerp
Royal Antwerp F.C.
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2–4 4–3 5–6
1993–94 UEFA Cup 1  Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
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2–3 1–0 2–4
1994–95 UEFA Cup 1  Poland Górnik Zabrze
Górnik Zabrze
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5–2 1–1 6–3
2  Early Modern France Cannes
AS Cannes
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1–1 2–4 5–3
3  Italy Juventus
Juventus F.C.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. , commonly referred to as Juventus and colloquially as Juve , are a professional Italian association football club based in Turin, Piedmont...

1–3 2–1 2–5
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