2023–24 Austrian Football Bundesliga

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Season2023–24
Dates28 July 2023 – 28 May 2024
ChampionsSturm Graz
(4th title)
RelegatedAustria Lustenau
Champions LeagueSturm Graz
Red Bull Salzburg
Europa LeagueSK Rapid
LASK
Conference LeagueAustria Wien
Matches played192
Goals scored496 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorerKarim Konaté
(20 goals)
Biggest home winRed Bull Salzburg 7–0 Austria Lustenau
Biggest away winBlau-Weiß Linz 0–5 SK Rapid
Austria Lustenau 0–5 SK Rapid
Highest scoringRed Bull Salzburg 7–0 Austria Lustenau
Longest winning run6 games
Red Bull Salzburg
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Red Bull Salzburg
Longest winless run17 games
Austria Lustenau
Longest losing run7 games
Austria Lustenau
Highest attendance26,000
Rapid Wien 3–0 Austria Wien
(25 February 2024)
Lowest attendance623
Austria Klagenfurt 1–1 Hartberg
(4 December 2023)
Total attendance1,572,438
Average attendance8,063
2022–23 2024–25

The 2023–24 Austrian Football Bundesliga, also known as Admiral Bundesliga for sponsorship reasons, was the 112th season of top-tier football in Austria. Red Bull Salzburg were the ten-times defending champions. The season began on 28 July 2023 and concluded on 28 May 2024. Sturm Graz won their fourth Bundesliga title, ending Salzburg's ten-year streak.

Teams

Changes

SV Guntamatic Ried were relegated to the 2023–24 Austrian Football Second League after finishing in last place in the 2022–23 Relegation Round, ending their three years stay in the top flight. Blau-Weiß Linz promoted for the first time in history from this season, as champions of the 2022–23 Austrian Football Second League.

Stadia and locations

Team

Location

Venue

Capacity

Austria Klagenfurt Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion 29,863
Austria Lustenau Lustenau Reichshofstadion 5,138
Austria Wien Vienna Generali Arena 17,656
Blau-Weiß Linz Linz Hofmann Personal Stadion 5,595
LASK Linz Raiffeisen Arena 19,080
SK Rapid Vienna Allianz Stadion 28,000
Red Bull Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim Red Bull Arena 17,218 (30,188)
Rheindorf Altach Altach Stadion Schnabelholz 8,500
Sturm Graz Graz Merkur-Arena 16,364
TSV Hartberg Hartberg Profertil Arena Hartberg 4,635
Wolfsberger AC Wolfsberg Lavanttal-Arena 7,300
WSG Tirol Innsbruck Tivoli Stadion Tirol 16,008

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsors (front) Shirt sponsors (back) Shirt sponsors (sleeve) Shorts sponsor Socks sponsor Alternative shirt sponsor
Austria Klagenfurt Austria Peter Pacult Austria Thorsten Mahrer Capelli Sport Das Wien-Das Kärnten Gratiszeitung, Stadtwerke Klagenfurt, Kelag, Kärnten Sport, Vivamayr Stadtwerke Klagenfurt Hirter, Autohaus Sintschnig, Nissan Klagenfurt, Hirter, Kleine Zeitung None None
Austria Lustenau Austria Andreas Heraf Austria Matthias Maak Uhlsport Union Investment, Hervis Sports, 11teamsports Vorarlberger Kraftwerke, Jäger-Aquatec Lech Zürs am Arlberg Vorarlberger Kraftwerke, Mohrenbräu, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Privis None Mohrenbräu
Austria Wien Germany Michael Wimmer Austria Manfred Fischer Nike Frankstahl, Wien Holding Assicurazioni Generali Wien Holding Schuller Eh'klar, Wien Holding, Marsbet Wien Holding Steelcoin
Blau-Weiß Linz Austria Gerald Scheiblehner Austria Michael Brandner Uhlsport Linz AG, Linz Linz Airport Personal Hofmann, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten None Liwest No alternate sponsor
LASK Austria Thomas Darazs Austria Robert Zulj BWT Backaldrin Kornspitz, Oberösterreich, BWT Change the world - Sip by sip Energie AG, Zipfer Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Franz Oberdorfer GmbH, HYPO Oberösterreich, BWT, SAR Anlagenbau Molto Luce HYPO Oberösterreich
SK Rapid Germany Robert Klauß Austria Guido Burgstaller Puma Wien Energie Spusu, Allianz None Wiener Zucker, Allianz Easystaff foodaffairs
Red Bull Salzburg Germany Onur Çinel (caretaker) Austria Andreas Ulmer Nike Red Bull None Rauch None None Rauch
Rheindorf Altach Austria Joachim Standfest Austria Jan Zwischenbrugger Jako Cashpoint, Gunz Warenhandels Markus Stolz GmbH, Waibel Workwear Pfanner Vorarlberger Kraftwerke, Fohrenburger Vorarlberger Nachrichten Gebrüder Weiss
Sturm Graz Austria Christian Ilzer Austria Stefan Hierländer Nike Puntigamer, Grawe Puntigamer Steirisches Kürbiskernöl TIM Carsharing, Kleine Zeitung, Energie Steiermark Sieme Weingüter Energie Steiermark
TSV Hartberg Austria Markus Schopp Austria Jürgen Heil Adidas Eggerglas, ADMIRAL Sportwetten, PROFERTIL Sperm Booster, Kühlanlagen Postl, 11teamsports, Steiermark, Hartberg, PROMACULA, Alois Schweighofer GmbH, Faustmann Möbel Objekttischlerei Gleichweit Hochegger Dächer, MOLIN Industrie, KE KELIT BMW Harmtodt, Energie Hartberg, Boxxenstop, MM Kanal-Rohr-Sanierung, Energie Steiermark Kühlanlagen Postl No alternate sponsor
Wolfsberger AC Austria Manfred Schmid Austria Mario Leitgeb San Sirro RZ Pellets, Robitsch Obst und Gemüse, wesa.at, Kelag, Kärnten Sport, Kärnten ORF, velox.at Sorger Salanettis Velox Bau-Systeme, ADMIRAL Eskimo Eiszeit Kärnten, Beschriftung Grafik Druck, HERWA Multiclean Gebäudereinigung, Gigasport, Kleine Zeitung BMW Gönitzer SBH Rohstoffhandels
WSG Tirol Austria Thomas Silberberger Germany Ferdinand Oswald Puma Tiroler Tageszeitung, Tiroler Versicherung, Herz für den Tiroler Fussball Tirol Tiroler Wasserkraft, 11teamsports Fröschl Bau Volksbank Tirol, Union Investment Tiroler Versicherung

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in the table Incoming manager Date of appointment Ref.
Rheindorf Altach Austria Klaus Schmidt End of contract 2 June 2023 Pre-season Austria Joachim Standfest 12 June 2023
LASK Austria Dietmar Kühbauer Mutual consent 6 June 2023 Austria Thomas Sageder 6 June 2023
Red Bull Salzburg Germany Matthias Jaissle Sacked 28 July 2023 Austria Alexander Hauser (caretaker) 28 July 2023
Austria Alexander Hauser (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 31 July 2023 3rd Austria Gerhard Struber 31 July 2023
Austria Lustenau Austria Markus Mader Resigned 13 November 2023 12th Germany Alexander Schneider (caretaker) 13 November 2023
SK Rapid Austria Zoran Barišić Sacked 15 November 2023 8th Germany Robert Klauß 20 November 2023
Austria Lustenau Germany Alexander Schneider (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 19 December 2023 12th Austria Andreas Heraf 19 December 2023
LASK Austria Thomas Sageder Sacked 10 April 2024 4th Austria Thomas Darazs 10 April 2024
Red Bull Salzburg Austria Gerhard Struber 15 April 2024 1st Germany Onur Çinel (caretaker) 15 April 2015

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Red Bull Salzburg 22 15 5 2 45 12 +33 50 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Sturm Graz 22 13 7 2 37 15 +22 46
3 LASK 22 9 8 5 26 18 +8 35
4 Austria Klagenfurt 22 8 10 4 29 27 +2 34
5 TSV Hartberg 22 9 7 6 33 28 +5 34
6 Rapid Wien 22 8 9 5 38 21 +17 33
7 Austria Wien 22 9 6 7 25 22 +3 33 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Wolfsberg 22 8 6 8 29 32 −3 30
9 SCR Altach 22 4 7 11 17 30 −13 19
10 Blau-Weiß Linz 22 4 7 11 22 38 −16 19
11 Tirol 22 4 2 16 20 42 −22 14
12 Austria Lustenau 22 2 4 16 13 49 −36 10
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Matches won; 6) Away matches won; 7) Away goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Upper stand remains closed during league matches.
  2. ^ a b Head to head points: Klagenfurt 4, TSV Hartberg 1.
  3. ^ a b Head to head points: Rapid 4, Austria Wien 1.

Results

Home \ Away AKL ALU AWI BWL LSK RWI RBS ALT STU HAR WAC WSG
Austria Klagenfurt 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–0
Austria Lustenau 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–5 0–4 0–3 0–1 0–4 2–3 2–3
Austria Wien 2–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 0–0 2–0
Blau-Weiß Linz 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–2
LASK 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0
Rapid Wien 2–3 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–3 0–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 1–1
Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 7–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–0
Rheindorf Altach 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–0
Sturm Graz 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0
TSV Hartberg 0–3 2–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–5 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0
Wolfsberger AC 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 4–1
WSG Tirol 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–4 1–1 1–2 0–2 5–1 0–2 1–0 2–3
Source: https://www.bundesliga.at/de/spielplan/
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship round

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded down) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Red Bull Salzburg 25, Sturm Graz 23, LASK 17, Austria Klagenfurt 17, TSV Hartberg 17, and Rapid Wien 16. The points of LASK and Rapid Wien were rounded down – in the event of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, a half point will be added for these teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification STU RBS LIN RWI HAR AKL
1 Sturm Graz (C) 32 19 10 3 54 23 +31 44 Qualification for the Champions League league stage 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
2 Red Bull Salzburg 32 20 7 5 67 28 +39 42 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 2–2 7–1 1–1 5–1 4–2
3 LASK 32 14 10 8 43 33 +10 34 Qualification for the Europa League play-off round 2–2 3–1 5–0 1–3 1–0
4 Rapid Wien 32 11 12 9 47 35 +12 28 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–1
5 Hartberg 32 12 9 11 49 52 −3 28 Qualification for the Conference League play-offs 1–3 1–5 1–2 0–3 3–2
6 Austria Klagenfurt 32 9 12 11 40 50 −10 22 0–4 4–3 0–2 0–1 2–2
Source: Austrian Football Bundesliga
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points with (possible) half points subtracted due to rounding; 3) Head-to-head points ; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Matches won; 9) Away matches won; 10) Away goals scored.
(C) Champions
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the Europa League winners, Atalanta qualified for the Champions League via league position, Red Bull Salzburg were promoted from the Champions League second qualifying round to the third qualifying round as one of the two teams with the highest coefficient in the second qualifying round.
  2. ^ The 2023–24 Austrian Cup winners qualified for the Europa League play-off round. Since the cup winners (Sturm Graz) qualified based on league position, the Europa League spot was passed to the third-placed team.

Relegation round

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded down) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Austria Wien 16, Wolfsberg 15, Rheindorf Altach 9, Blau-Weiß Linz 9, Tirol 7, and Lustenau 5. The points of Austria Wien, Rheindorf Altach and Blau-Weiß Linz were rounded down – in the event of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, a half point will be added for these teams.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WOL AWI BWL ALT WAT LUS
1 Wolfsberger AC 32 12 10 10 41 39 +2 31 Qualification for the Conference League play-offs 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 1–1
2 Austria Wien (O) 32 12 10 10 35 34 +1 29 0–4 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–1
3 Blau-Weiß Linz 32 7 11 14 33 48 −15 22 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–0
4 Rheindorf Altach 32 6 13 13 27 40 −13 21 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–2
5 WSG Tirol 32 7 5 20 29 55 −26 19 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0
6 Austria Lustenau (R) 32 4 9 19 22 58 −36 16 Relegation to Austrian Football Second League 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2
Source:
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points with (possible) half points subtracted due to rounding; 3) Head-to-head points ; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Goal difference; 8) Goals scored; 9) Matches won; 10) Away matches won; 11) Away goals scored.
(O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated

Conference League play-offs

The winner and runner-up of the relegation round, the fifth-placed team from the championship round play to determine the qualifier to the Conference League second qualifying round.

Semi-final Finals
8 Austria Wien 2 1 3
7 Wolfsberger AC 1 5 Hartberg 1 0 1
8 Austria Wien 2

Semi-final

Wolfsberger AC v Austria Wien
21 May 2024 Wolfsberger AC 1–2 Austria Wien Wolfsberg
20:00 Report Stadium: Lavanttal-Arena
Referee: Stefan Ebner

Final

Austria Wien v Hartberg
24 May 2024 Austria Wien 2–1 Hartberg Vienna
19:30 Report Stadium: Generali Arena
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer
Hartberg v Austria Wien
28 May 2024 Hartberg 0–1
(1–3 agg.)
Austria Wien
19:00

Statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ivory Coast Karim Konaté Red Bull Salzburg 20
2 Austria Marco Grüll SK Rapid 13
Austria Maximilian Entrup TSV Hartberg
4 Kosovo Donis Avdijaj Hartberg 12
Austria Thierno Ballo Wolfsberger AC
Croatia Marin Ljubičić LASK
7 Austria Andreas Gruber SK Rapid 11
8 Austria Dominik Fitz Austria Wien 10
Brazil Ronivaldo Blau-Weiß Linz
Ghana Augustine Boakye Wolfsberger
Germany Sinan Karweina Austria Klagenfurt
12 Scotland Andy Irving Austria Klagenfurt 9
Austria Robert Žulj LASK
Georgia (country) Otar Kiteishvili Sturm Graz

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Austria Marco Grüll SK Rapid TSV Hartberg 0–3 (A) 31 March 2024
Croatia Marin Ljubičić LASK Red Bull Salzburg 3–1 (H) 12 April 2024

Discipline

Player Club

Notes

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