History

Background:

The official date of formation of FK Austria Wien is the 15th March 1911. The club was already in existence before that date. As early as 1892 there was the Vienna Cricket Club that was involved in cricket, athletics, and other types of sports and they established a football section in 1894. Together with the First Vienna Football Club, today’s FC Vienna, it dominated the Austrian football scene for more than a decade. Both teams had fantastic players that copied all tricks from the English employees of Baron Rothschild and even incorporated new tricks and ideas which could be called the forerunners of the famous Vienna School. After differences between the club administration and its members some officials and almost the whole first team of the cricketers decided to create a new club.

The new club was founded with the sport journalist Erwin Müller as its president. The colour of the club was decided on quickly, the decision about the name was cause of differences. On the 29th of October the club was registered as “Vienna Cricketers”. Due to financial difficulties and low numbers of spectators, the President Doctor Abeles adopted the English points system in the hope to make the games more attractive.

Erwin Müller and his chairman were aware that survival of the club as well as admission to the top level was only possible when they reconciled with the cricketers and registered with the Austrian Football Association. After long negotiations the Vienna Amateur Sports Club joined the Austrian Football Association and was immediately admitted to the top league. When they first appeared in public the first team was able to put on the violet dress. The chronicles list the first players of the Amateurs: Prager, Bauer, Hussak, Metzl, Alt, Lowe, Preiß, Klement, V. Löwenfeld, Fuchs, R. Löwenfeld und Lang. Hussak was the captain of the team.

Tabelle
Pl. Mannschaft Spiele Pkt
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 17 43
2. LASK 17 41
3. RZ Pellets WAC 17 30
4. SK Rapid Wien 17 29
5. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 17 27
6. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 17 27
7. FK Austria Wien 17 20
8. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 17 16
9. spusu SKN St. Pölten 17 15
10. FC Flyeralarm Admira 17 14
11. WSG Swarovski Tirol 17 12
12. SV Mattersburg 17 11
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