Klaus Mitterdorfer

Klaus Mitterdorfer, a Carinthian native, was elected President of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) in mid-July 2023 during an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Salzburg. With a background as a football administrator and lawyer, Mitterdorfer was the only candidate proposed by the ÖFB Electoral Committee in late April 2023. His election marks a new chapter for the ÖFB, where he will serve a two-year term. Mitterdorfer’s unanimous election underscores the confidence placed in him to lead Austrian football into a promising future

The Austrian Football Association (ÖFB)

The Austrian Football Association (ÖFB), established in 1904, is the governing body for football in Austria. As a member of FIFA since 1905 and a UEFA member since its formation in 1954, the ÖFB is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the sport within the country, including organizing the national leagues, managing national teams, and promoting the development of football at all levels. The ÖFB’s headquarters are located in Vienna, and it operates under a structure that includes various regional associations to cover the entire country.

The Austrian Football Association is the governing body of football in Austria. It organises the football league, Austrian Bundesliga, the Austrian Cup and the Austria national football team, as well as its female equivalent. It is based in the capital, Vienna. Since 1905, it has been a FIFA member, and since 1954, a UEFA member. Since 7 April 2002, Friedrich Stickler, the director of executive committee of the Austrian lottery, has been the president of the Austrian Football Association

The ÖFB has a rich history of fostering football talent and has seen the Austrian national team achieve significant success, particularly in the early and mid-20th century. The national team reached its peak during the 1930s, finishing fourth in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and winning the Central European International Cup in 1931 and 1932. More recently, the ÖFB has focused on modernizing its infrastructure and youth development programs to ensure continued competitiveness on the international stage. The association is also known for organizing prominent football events and tournaments within Austria, contributing significantly to the country’s sports culture and community engagement.

 

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Austria National Mens Football Team

The Austrian national football team, governed by the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB), has a storied history that dates back to the early 20th century. The team played its first official match in 1902 against Hungary, making it one of the oldest national teams in the world. During the 1930s, under the management of Hugo Meisl, Austria developed a reputation as one of Europe’s football powerhouses. This era, often referred to as the “Wunderteam” period, saw Austria achieve significant success, including a fourth-place finish in the 1934 FIFA World Cup and victory in the 1932 Central European International Cup.

Post-World War II, the Austrian team continued to compete at a high level, with notable achievements such as finishing third in the 1954 FIFA World Cup held in Switzerland. However, the subsequent decades saw fluctuating performances. The team qualified for several European Championships, including Euro 2008, which Austria co-hosted with Switzerland, and Euro 2016, where they advanced to the group stage. More recently, the Austrian national team qualified for Euro 2020, reaching the knockout stages for the first time in their history. Throughout its history, Austria has produced many talented players, contributing to the team’s enduring presence on the international football stage.

 

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