2008–09 Austrian Football First League
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.
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).
|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|
|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|
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- DSV Leoben did not obtain a license for the 2009–10 season and will be automatically relegated.
Final standings; Source: bundesliga.at (in German)
- 20 goals
- 18 goals
- 16 goals
- 15 goals
- Johannes Aigner (SC Wiener Neustadt)
- Fabiano (FC Wacker Innsbruck)
- Günter Friesenbichler (FC Trenkwalder Admira)
- 13 goals
- 10 goals