From Salzburg, Austria
Fußball Club Red Bull Salzburg
"Die Bullen" (The Bulls)
White shirts with red trim, red shorts, white socks
Ground Bulls Arena (30,000)
Manager/Coach Giovanni Trapattoni
Last season Austrian Bundesliga Champions
Timo Ochs, Heinz Arzberger, Ramazan Özcan.
Lászlò Bodnár, Milan Dudic, Aleksander Knavs, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Rémo Meyer, Jorge Francisco Vargas, Ibrahim Sekagya.
Ezequiel Alejo Carboni, Niko Kovac, Alessandro dos Santos, SaÅ¡a Ilic, Patrik JeÅ¾ek, Karel Piták, Markus Steinhöfer, Vladimír Janocko, René Aufhauser, Christoph Leitgeb.
Alexander Zickler, Vratislav Lokvenc, Johan Vonlanthen, Marc Janko.
- FC Red Bull Salzburg was founded on September 13, 1933, as SV Austria Salzburg. In 1978, the name was changed to SV Casino Salzburg and in 1997 to SV Wüstenrot Salzburg.
- In a former guise as SV Casino Salzburg the club won the national title three times, in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
- It was during this period that the club reached their only European final. SV Casino Salzburg lost 2-0 on aggregate to Inter Milan in the 1994 UEFA Cup Final. Interestingly, the Inter Milan line-up contained former Gunner Dennis Bergkamp.
- On April 6, 2005, the soft drink manufacturer Red Bull bought the club and renamed them as FC Red Bull Salzburg.
- Fans opposed to the takeover, the "Violet-Whites", formed a new club and re-registering the club's original name, 'SV Austria Salzburg' and their traditional colours of violet and white.
- Salzburg pulled off something of a transfer coup in May 2006 by hiring veteran coach Giovanni Trapattoni as manager and Germany legend Lothar Matthäus as his assistant. Matthäus parted company with the club before the start of the 2007/08 season.
- Salzburg are the reigning Austrian Bundesliga champions. The club won the title with five games to spare and finished 19 points ahead of runners-up SV Josko Fenster Ried.
- Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger was born in Salzburg and played at youth level for SV Austria Salzburg during his early career.
- Arsenal's visit will be the official opening game of Salzburg's brand new 30,000 capacity 'Bulls Arena' ground.
- FC Red Bull Salzburg have already played three league games of their 2007/08 season, beating Enjo SCR Altach 4-1 at home before losing 1-0 away to SV Pasching. Most recently Salzburg drew 2-2 away to FK Austria Wien. Salzburg currently sit third in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Austrian Champions 2006/07
UEFA Cup Finalists 1994
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