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Österreichische Fußball Bundesliga


Country > Austria 
Foundation Year >
1991   

EPFL Affilation >
  Member League (founding member in 2005 - EUPPFL founding member in 1997)

Premier Division > tipico Bundesliga 10 clubs
First Division > Sky Go Erste Liga 10 clubs

Tel >  +43  1 877 57 57
Fax >  +43 1 879 57 57 
E-mail Address > office@bundesliga.at
Official Website >
www.bundesliga.at 


President > Hans Rinner
Executive Directors > Reinhard Herovits | Christian Ebenbauer
Media/Press Office > Claudia Jost

President Message

Hans Rinner

Professional football-clubs are playing an important role in the economy and society of each country. But never loose the aspect of tradition and the special efforts of the game

History

The Austrian Football-League was established in 1974. It unites the best clubs in austria in two leagues and seperates the professional from the amateur football. The Bundesliga organizes and manages the state football Championships, represents the interests of their members before Austrian Football Association (ÖFB), the UEFA and FIFA, supports the football clubs in their licensing and is also the licensor.

Two important steps in the developement of the league are the implementation of a competition sponsor (since 1996) and the live-broadcast of all games (first and second league, since 2004/05) on TV. At the moment the austrian football league organizes two competitions: In the premier league - the tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile - are playing ten teams (four times a season against each other). To support Austrian players 50 % of the TV-budget gets into a pot which is payed back to the teams with the highest rates of Austrian players. With this regulation the participation of austrian players in the league increased since 2004/04 from 56 % to 65 % in 2007/08.

The „Heute für Morgen“ Erste Liga  with ten teams is the second league in Austria. To support the participation of young Austrian players the league has introduced a rule, that at least four players (younger than 01.01.1990 for season 2011/12) have to be on the game-sheet. Therefore more than 80 % of the players can be selected for the national teams. Patron of the „Heute für Morgen“ Erste Liga is Herbert Prohaska, Austrias Footballer of the Century.

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