Burgenland Football Association

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Burgenland Football Association
Formation 1923
Type Football association
Headquarters Hotterweg 67
Gerhard Milletich
Parent organization
Austrian Football Association
Website bfv.at

The Burgenland Football Association (German : Burgenländischer Fussballverband, BFV) is the umbrella organization of the football clubs of the Austrian state Burgenland. The BFV was founded in 1923 [1] and has its headquarters in Eisenstadt.

German language West Germanic language

German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

States of Austria principal subdivisions of Austria

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The BFV is one of 8 regional organizations of the Austrian Football Association (German : Österreichischer Fußball-Bund, ÖFB).

Austrian Football Association governing body of association football in Austria

The Austrian Football Association is the governing body of football in Austria. It organises the football league, Austrian Bundesliga, the Austrian Cup and the Austrian national team, as well as its female equivalent. It is based in the capital, Vienna.

History of the BFV

The BFV was founded 1923 un Eisenstadt. The founding members were the football clubs of Eisenstadt, Deutschkreutz, Mattersburg, Neufeld an der Leitha and Parndorf.

Deutschkreutz Place in Burgenland, Austria

Deutschkreutz is an Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in the state of Burgenland.

Mattersburg Place in Burgenland, Austria

Mattersburg is a town in Burgenland, Austria. It is the administrative center of the District of Mattersburg and home to a Bundesliga football team, SV Mattersburg.

Neufeld an der Leitha Place in Burgenland, Austria

Neufeld an der Leitha is a town in the district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung in the Austrian state of Burgenland. It lies on the river Leitha, which forms the border with Lower Austria.

The first General Assembly was held on 22 March 1924 in Wiener Neustadt. 20 football clubs participated in the meeting. On 29 March 1924, the association’s first board was established with Josef Cekal as its first president.

Wiener Neustadt Place in Lower Austria, Austria

Wiener Neustadt is a city located south of Vienna, in the state of Lower Austria, in north-east Austria. It is a self-governed city and the seat of the district administration of Wiener Neustadt-Land District. The city is the site of one of the world's oldest military academies, the Theresian Military Academy, which was established by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in 1752 to train officers for the Austrian army.

For the first football championship in 1924 three groups were established:

In Burgenland also existed a regional group of the VAFÖ (the workers union of the football clubs in Austria), starting in 1926. In 1934 the VAFÖ was disbanded and the BFV divided into North District and South District. The larger district, the North District, was disbanded on 24 May 1936. The smaller district, the South District, was disbanded in 1938 and joined the Empire Sports Association.

The restoration of 1945

The BFV was newly founded in the fall of 1945. In October 1945, a provisional state committee was set up, at the Café Ostmark in Eisenstadt, with Otto Willomitzer as chairman.

The first office of the BFV was in Eisenstadt, in the Pfarrgasse 8. In 1960 the BFV moved into a larger building in the Haydngasse. In 1989 the BFV moved into the newly built headquarters in Hotterweg.


The Burgenland Football Association also organizes a Cup competition. [2] The BFV Cup bears currently the name Raiffeisen-Cup, named after the sponsor. The cup winner receives a fixed starting place in the 1st round of the ÖFB Cup. The BFV Cup was introduced in 1995, before this time there were Cup competitions in Burgenland in 1946-1949 and 1974-1977, which no longer take place.

Austrian Cup mens national association football tournament in Austria

The Austrian Cup known as UNIQA ÖFB Cup for sponsorship purposes, is an annual football competition held by the Austrian Football Association, the ÖFB. During the 2008–09 season, Austria Wien won the tournament for 27th time, a record.


The BFV-Cup is held in K.O. system, were all rounds are decided in one game. In the 1st round, the lower ranked team has home field advantage. If there is a draw after 90 minutes of play, the winner will be determined immediately (without overtime) through shoot outs. The first 4 Cup rounds take place within a group (North, Central, South A, South B). Semifinals and finals within each group are held on one tournament day. The venue is either drawn or awarded on the basis of applications.

Single-elimination tournament knock-out sports competition

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another in the next round, until the final match-up, whose winner becomes the tournament champion. Each match-up may be a single match or several, for example two-legged ties in European football or best-of series in American pro sports. Defeated competitors may play no further part after losing, or may participate in "consolation" or "classification" matches against other losers to determine the lower final rankings; for example, a third place playoff between losing semi-finalists. In a shootout poker tournament, there are more than two players competing at each table, and sometimes more than one progressing to the next round. Some competitions are held with a pure single-elimination tournament system. Others have many phases, with the last being a single-elimination final stage, often called playoffs.

The 4 group winners then take part in the national final round. Which is held in a tournament fashion on one day, with the three groups (North, Central, South) alternating as promoters. The venue is the respective home of the group winner of each group (in the south, South A and South B alternate).


Open to all clubs of the BFV, who have no chance to qualify in the current Cup season in the championship for the ÖFB Cup, meaning all teams below the Burgenland League. Therefore, the champion of the 2. Leagues are not qualified for the BFV Cup. The qualification is based on the previous seasons' championship final placement.

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