2008–09 Austrian Football First League

The 2008–09 Austrian Football First League was the 35th season of second-level football in Austria, since its introduction in 1974.

SC Wiener Neustadt, which bought the league license of SC Schwanenstadt along with most of their players at the end of the 2007–08 season due to the latter's insolvency, won the First League championship and were promoted to the 2009–10 Bundesliga. Three teams were relegated to the Regional Leagues. SV Grödig and 1. FC Vöcklabruck sealed their fate based upon competitive criteria, while DSV Leoben did not apply for a professional license and thus were automatically demoted.

ScheduleEdit

Every team played each other three times. The season started on 11 July 2008 and finished on 29 May 2009. Between 29 November 2008 and 6 March 2009, no matches were played due to winter break.

FC Wacker Innsbruck had been relegated from the 2007–08 Austrian Football Bundesliga. The teams promoted from the Regional Leagues had been SV Grödig (West), 1. FC Vöcklabruck (Central) and SKN St. Pölten (East).

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 SC Wiener Neustadt (C, P) 33 21 6 6 65 26 +39 69 Promotion to 2009–10 Austrian Bundesliga
2 FC Wacker Innsbruck 33 18 8 7 65 44 +21 62
3 FC Trenkwalder Admira 33 18 6 9 55 36 +19 60
4 SC Austria Lustenau 33 14 6 13 52 47 +5 48
5 SKN St. Pölten 33 13 8 12 51 46 +5 47
6 FK Austria Wien Amateure 33 13 6 14 44 43 +1 45
7 Red Bull Juniors Salzburg 33 12 7 14 41 56 −15 43
8 FC Gratkorn 33 11 7 15 39 55 −16 40
9 FC Lustenau 07 33 9 11 13 34 37 −3 38
10 SV Grödig (R) 33 9 8 16 37 52 −15 35 Relegation to 2009–10 Austrian Regionalliga
11 DSV Leoben[a] (R) 33 8 8 17 30 55 −25 32
12 1. FC Vöcklabruck (R) 33 7 9 17 40 56 −16 30
Source: www.bundesliga.at (in German)
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ DSV Leoben did not obtain a license for the 2009–10 season and will be automatically relegated.

Top goalscorersEdit

Final standings; Source: bundesliga.at (in German)

20 goals
18 goals
16 goals
15 goals
13 goals
10 goals

See alsoEdit

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