Time to take a look back at an eventful year in the transfer market. There have been so many new faces over the past 12 months, while we have needed to bid farewell to some fond characters in our club's history. Here is an overview of all our arrivals and departures of 2022!
The midfield dynamo learnt how to ply his trade at the West African Football Academy before he found his way to our Red Bulls. The Ghanian earned his spurs at co-operation club FC Liefering before getting his first 200 minutes of ADMIRAL Bundesliga playing time.
Ignace Van der Brempt
The right-back came to Salzburg in January and already has 14 appearances in our colours to look back on. Inni also recently captained Belgium's U20 side for the first time.
The boy who turns 19 on Tuesday had a great past year. He made 25 appearances in a Liefering shirt and had a highly credible 17 goal involvements. He played a big part in our run to the UEFA Youth League final, appearing in all four games in the current season too.
Only injury misfortune could halt the incredible momentum of our bold Brazilian attacking force. His dream goal in the season opener against Austria Vienna was just a taster of things to come for the following weeks. We sincerely hope that the dazzling forward can return from his muscle injury soon.
How fantastic it has been to welcome the defensive midfield maestro from Saint-Etienne! The power with which he hoovers up any trouble around the centre of the park is simply formidable. He is a relentless tackling machine and has shown he can do it on the biggest stage - with Lucas playing in all six matches in the Champions League. His former club, AS Saint-Etienne, must be ruing letting the French U19 international go, with the side bottom of Ligue 2 following their relegation last year.
He followed in the footsteps of his buddy, Oumar Diakite, one transfer window later to move from Mimosas to Salzburg. The man capped five times for the Ivory Coast has recorded some incredible numbers for Liefering and our Youth League team - in 20 matches, the pacy attacking threat has been involved in 19 goals!
The Serb has hit the headlines in recent weeks for becoming the first Austrian Bundesliga player since Ivo Vastic in 1998 to score at a World Cup. That was merely the next step in a great season so far for the big defender. Pavlo has battled his way to becoming one of the first on the team sheet since joining from Monaco. His attacking bursts have provided plenty of thrills, while his resolute defending and steely glances have given us so much assurance at the back.
He clearly felt very happy in Salzburg right from the start, as Liefering coach Fabio Ingolitsch sent our loanee onto the #LigaZwa pitch after just a few training sessions. The lively attacking midfielder has impressed with his creativity and intelligent play while he is fond of zipping one into the net from range.
The American left for England in the summer to reunite with our former coach, Jesse Marsch. Brenden has started every single Premier League clash for Leeds since! Leeds are to resume the Premier League season with a two-point cushion over the drop zone.
While the speedster is still waiting to find the net for the first time in the German Bundesliga, he has already enjoyed his first tastes of success in black and yellow in the DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League.
He has impressed in the principality! His highlights reel against the stars of Paris Saint-Germain spread like wildfire through social media, with the Malian making a name for himself in Ligue 1.
After four Austrian titles and UNIQA ÖFB Cup wins, the technical master ended his career in the summer in order to go into the coaching business. Since then, he has been an assistant coach at FC Liefering.
Along with Brenden, Ras has also made the move to West Yorkshire. The ferocious full-back has made a splash with the Premier League outfit, but he is keeping his goalscoring ability under wraps - for now.
The man in the Ghana World Cup squad is playing for French top-flight new boys Auxerre. He has got right into a tight relegation battle, with his new side not winning since August!
An injury means the defensive talent is still waiting to make his first competitive appearance for Frankfurt. Things are looking up though, as in a friendly against Atalanta last week, the Cameroonian had a 30-minute cameo appearance.
First he had been on loan at Akhmat Grozny, then a permanent move came to the Russian top flight side. While the full-back was a regular until September, a leg break has left him on the sidelines since.
Bertl has moved camp to St. Gallen and taken well to his role as a rotation player. He was not part of the 7-2 win against Sion that ended 2022 due to suspension.
Jasper Van der Werff
The 2018 Footballer of the Year of East Switzerland remained in Paderborn after the end of his loan but has needed to take a back-up role at the German second tier side. A return to the first XI at the start of November brought his first appearance in over two months.