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At the start of the 1990s, Austria Wien enjoyed its most recent period of sustained success: a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles (1991–93); three cup titles (1990, 1992 and 1994); and four Super cup titles (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994). The club declined in the late 1990s due to financial problems which caused key players to be sold.
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In 2004, Memphis was dropped from the club's name. Austria Wien reached the UEFA Cup quarter-final in 2004–05, where it was eliminated by Parma of Italy. On 21 November 2005, Frank Stonach decided to withdraw from the club. As a result, several players such as top scorer Roland Linz, Vladimír Janočko, Joey Didulica, Libor Sionko, Filip Šebo and Sigurd Rushfeldt were sold to other teams the following summer. The 2005–06 season nonetheless concluded with a league-and-cup double.
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FK Austria Wien plays its home games at the Franz Horr Stadium which has had a capacity of 13,000 since 2008 when a new two-tiered East Stand opened and renovations were made to the West Stand. The stadium was renamed the Generali Arena in a naming-rights deal with Italian insurer Generali announced at the end of 2010.
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After World War II, Austria was again separated from Germany. Austria's best result came in 1954 with a team starring midfielder Ernst Ocwirk. They lost in the semi-finals 6–1 to eventual champions Germany, but finished third after beating defending champions Uruguay 3–1. This remains their best result ever, and unfortunately the last time for decades that Austria reached the end round of a major tournament. Over the years, a strong yet mainly lopsided rivalry with Germany developed.
The team claimed its first championship title in 1924. Wiener Amateur changed its name to Austria Wien in 1926 as the amateurs had become professionals. The club won its second league title that year.
FK Austria Wien has its roots in Wiener Cricketer established on 20 October 1910 in Vienna. The club was renamed Wiener Amateur-SV in December of that year and adopted the name Fußballklub Austria Wien on 28 November 1926.
The stadium was originally built in 1925 for Slovan Vienna, a Czech immigrants' club, and was largely destroyed by the Allies in World War II. Austria Vienna moved into the ground in 1973, playing its first match there on August 26. The stadium was subsequently named for Franz Horr, chairman of the Viennese FA, following his death. The stadium was expanded with new or renovated stands in 1982, 1986, 1998 and, most recently, 2008.
The match-up between Austria and Hungary is the second most-played international in football (only Argentina and Uruguay have met each other in more matches).
Players at Austria Wien in this era included: Herbert "Schneckerl" Prohaska, Felix Gasselich, Thomas Parits, Walter Schachner, Gerhard Steinkogler, Toni Polster and Tibor Nyilasi.
Austria Wien won its first league title for 23 years in 1949, and retained it the following year. It later won a fifth title, in 1953. The club won 16 titles in 33 seasons between 1960 and 1993, starting with a hat-trick of titles (1961, 1962, and 1963). Forward Ernst Ocwirk, who played in five league title-winning sides in two separate spells at the club, managed the side to 1969 and 1970 Bundesliga titles. Other players of this era included Horst Nemec.
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After 1998, Austria began to decline. They failed to qualify for 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000, and suffered extreme embarrassment (similar to the Faroe Islands loss) when they lost 9–0 to Spain and 5–0 to Israel in 1999. In 2006, Josef Hickersberger became coach of the Austrian national team, which included some respectable results such as a 1–0 victory against Switzerland in 2006.
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Event details: NAME: FK Austria Wien - FAC DATE: July 2, 2016 TIME: 13:00 UTC VENUE: Generali Arena, Vienna , Austria
Anchored by Herbert Prohaska and striker Hans Krankl, backed up by Bruno Pezzey, Austria reached the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 and both times reached the second round, held in team group games that replaced the knock-out quarter-finals. This Austria team, coached by Helmut Senekowitsch, is widely regarded as the best post-WWII Austrian football team ever.
The team failed to qualify for the 2014 tournament in Brazil, but finished in 3rd place with a respectable 5–2–3 record with 17 points and a +10 goal difference; there were a number of quality results, such as home victories over the Republic of Ireland and Sweden, as well as a narrow home defeat to Germany and a 2–2 draw in Ireland, as well as losing a hard-fought 1–2 game in Sweden.
The following players have also been called up to the Austria squad in the last 12 months and are still eligible for selection.
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.
The following is the list of players called up for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification matches against Wales on 6 October 2016 and Serbia on 9 October 2016. Caps and goals as of 6 October 2016 after match against Wales.
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The 1930s, one of Austria Wien's most successful eras, brought two titles (1933 and 1936) in the Mitropa Cup, a tournament for champions in Central Europe. The star of that side was forward Matthias Sindelar, who was voted in 1998 as the greatest Austrian footballer.
Austria Wien was taken over by Austro-Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach's Magna auto-parts consortium in 1999. Following deals with the Memphis cigarette company the club was renamed FK Austria Memphis Magna. Stronach's investment in players, with a budget three times larger than the average in the league, saw a first Bundesliga title for ten years in 2002–03. Despite this, coach Walter Schachner was fired. His replacement Christoph Daum could not retain the league title, but won the Cup.