- League Titles 1994, 1995, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- ÖFB-Cup 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
From 1933 to today
Twelve-time Austrian champions and five-times Austrian cup winners, FC Red Bull Salzburg are a football club from Wals near Salzburg. The club plays in the Austrian top flight (Bundesliga) with its home matches at the Red Bull Arena. Here is an overview of the most important milestones and events in the history of FC Red Bull Salzburg from 1933 to today.
- 2017/2018: Once again FC Red Bull Salzburg entered the history books with a spectacular season that included a record total of 62 competitive matches! For the fifth time in a row, the Red Bulls lifted the league title - thanks to a new points record of 83 points. They also made a major breakthrough in European football. After a sensational group stage win ahead of Olympique de Marseille, Konyaspor and Vitòria Guimaraes, Salzburg went on to face Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio in the knockout rounds – and sent them all out with great performances. Marco Rose's team deservedly made it all the way to the semi-final, in which the Bulls suffered the narrowest of defeats against Olympique de Marseille.
- 2016/2017 The Red Bulls make history again! Salzburg not only managed to win the league and cup again this season, but set a new club record points total of 81 points – WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT! In Europe, after the disappointment of a narrow defeat in the Champions League play-off, Salzburg were able to create a couple of shocks in the Europa League group stage. The whole of Austria also celebrated along with our U19s, as they became the first ever Austrian team to lift the UEFA Youth League trophy!
- 2015/2016 TRIPLE DOUBLE ALARM! After a difficult start to the season, Salzburg took their fourth league title in five years and crowned this success with their third double in a row. The club thereby made history again! In Europe we didn't manage to make a group stage this season after getting knocked out of the UEFA Europa League qualification play-off by FC Dinamo Minsk.
- 2014/15 Austrian DOUBLE WINNERS for the third time! The club managed to create history once again by completing a back-to-back DOUBLE win. The 2015 league title was won with a six-point advantage over SK Rapid Vienna. In Europe, FC Red Bull Salzburg were group winners in the UEFA Europa League, but their campaign ended in the last 32 against major Spanish side Villarreal CF.
- 2013/14 Once again FC Red Bull Salzburg were crowned Austrian champions! On top the Red Bulls complete the double for the second time in history. Above all, the club completed a sensational European tour under the name of FC Salzburg, reaching the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League. That is a new record! The fans earned plenty of thanks for their passionate support over the season.
- 2012/2013 Only runners-up despite new club record of 77 points won and 91 goals scored. Sporting director Ralf Rangnick and coach Roger Schmidt’s team play a refreshing brand of attacking football to increasingly delight the fans.
- 2011/2012 Austrian champions and cup winners! Winning the double made for a historic season.
Jakob Jantscher and Stefan Maierhofer were joint top goalscorers in the league with 14 goals each. Jantscher also received the award for most valuable player of the season. In Europe, FC Red Bull Salzburg reached the group stage of the UEFA Europa League (facing Slovan Bratislava, Athletic Bilbao and Paris St. Germain), ultimately qualifying for the knockout stages with a 2-0 home win against PSG and 3-2 success at Slovan Bratislava. Salzburg were knocked out in the last 32 by Metalist Kharkiv.
- 2010/2011 A turbulent season finished with the club second behind Sturm Graz. Ricardo Moniz and Niko Kovac took over the coaching duties in April.
In Europe, Salzburg made the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, but were unable to qualify for the knockout stages after facing Manchester City, Juventus and Lech Poznan. The Red Bull Arena was fitted with a natural pitch for the first time since EURO 2008.
- 2009/10 Austrian champions with 22 wins. From the 12th game week of the season to the 33rd, the Red Bulls went on a superb run of 22 Bundesliga matches without defeat. In Europe, FC Red Bull Salzburg qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage, winning all six group stage matches (against Villarreal CF, Lazio and Levski Sofia). In the first knockout stage (last 32), Salzburg exited at the hands of Standard Liege. Eddie Gustafsson was voted best goalkeeper and Somen Tchoyi best outfield player of the 2009/10 tipp3 Bundesliga.
- 2008/2009 Austrian champions with 23 wins. The second and third sets of nine fixtures against the rest of the division were pillars for the title success, as was the club’s home strength. Marc Janko’s 39 goals made him the league’s top goalscorer and set a new club record (overtaking Oliver Bierhoff’s mark of 23 goals from 1991).
- 2007/2008 finished for the reigning champions in a disappointing second place. Only in the Red Bull Arena did the Red Bulls truly dominate their opponents – with a few exceptions. In Europe, the champions also missed out on their goal of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. They were within four minutes of succeeding against Donetsk but went on to also miss out on the UEFA Cup group stage in a play-off against AEK Athens.
- 2006/2007 Austrian champions with a 19-point advantage – under Maestro Giovanni Trapattoni. The 75 points marked Salzburg’s best total in Austrian Bundesliga history. Salzburg had never before won so many matches and scored so many goals in a season, while new record lows were also set for goals conceded and losses.
- 2005/2006 The goal of the season of qualifying for Europe was achieved as Kurt Jara guided the club to finish runners-up. Famous signings Alexander Zickler and Thomas Linke thrilled the fans.
- 2005 Red Bull GmbH becomes principal sponsor of the club, which would now compete in the Austrian Bundesliga under the name of FC Red Bull Salzburg.
- 2003 the club moved to the new Wals-Siezenheim stadium, now known as the Red Bull Arena. The opening match on 8 March 2003 finished 1-1 against FC Kärnten.
- 1996/1997 Austrian champions
- 1994/1995 Austrian champions and in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time (AEK Athens 0-0, 3-1, Ajax Amsterdam 0-0, 1-1, AC Milan 0-3, 0-1)
- 1993/1994 Austrian champions (for the first time in the club’s history). In Europe: reached 93/94 UEFA Cup Final (lost against Inter Milan 0-1; 0-1).
- 1991 Oliver Bierhoff scored 23 goals to become top goalscorer and set a new club top-flight scoring record.
- 1984 Rudi Quehenberger became club president.
- 1971 The Lehener Stadium was opened with the club taking part in the UEFA Cup for the first time.
- 1953 Promotion to Staatsliga A (top flight in Austria).
- 1933 Founding of SV Austria Salzburg from a merger of two Salzburg clubs, FC Hertha and FC Rapid.