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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 and has its headquarters in Eisenstadt.
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, 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.
Austria is a federal republic made up of nine states, known in German as Länder. Since Land is also the German word for "country", the term Bundesländer is often used instead to avoid ambiguity. The Constitution of Austria uses both terms. Even though English "land" is a cognate, the term (Bundes)land is commonly rendered as "state" or "province" by tradition in English writing.
The BFV is one of 8 regional organizations of the Austrian Football Association (German : Österreichischer Fußball-Bund, ÖFB).
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.
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 is an Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in the state of Burgenland.
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 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 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 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.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.
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.
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.
Burgenland (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊʁɡn̩lant]; Hungarian: Őrvidék; Croatian: Gradišće; Slovene: Gradiščanska; Czech: Hradsko; is the easternmost and least populous state of Austria. It consists of two statutory cities and seven rural districts, with in total 171 municipalities. It is 166 km long from north to south but much narrower from west to east. The region is part of the Centrope Project.
Burgenland Croats is the name for ethnic Croats in the Austrian state of Burgenland, along with Croats in neighboring Hungary and Slovakia.
The Southern German football championship was the highest association football competition in the South of Germany, established in 1898. The competition was disbanded in 1933 with the rise of the Nazis to power.
The Berliner Landespokal is an annual football cup competition held by the Berlin Football Association. The cup winner qualifies for the national DFB-Pokal. Cup finals are usually held in the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. The competition has been held since 1906, with various interruptions. Record winners are Tennis Borussia Berlin with a total of 16 titles. It is one of the 21 regional cup competitions in Germany.
The 2008 Bavarian Cup was the eleventh edition of this competition, organised by the Bavarian Football Association (BFV), which was started in 1998. It ended with the SpVgg Unterhaching winning the competition. Together with the finalist, SpVgg Ansbach, both clubs were qualified for the 2008–09 DFB-Pokal.
The North Baden Cup is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football. The winner of the competition gains entry to the first round of the German Cup.
The Hungarian community in Austria numbers 25,884 according to the 2001 Census. Of these, 10,686 were in Vienna and 4,704 in Burgenland. The total number of Hungarian-speakers is estimated at around 40,000, with 6,600 in Burgenland. Most of the Burgenland Hungarians live near the two district capitals of Oberwart/Felsőőr and Oberpullendorf/Felsőpulya. The Hungarian Group Advisory Council is the oldest of the official minority advisory councils in Austria.
The 2010–11 Austrian Cup was the 77th season of Austria's nationwide football cup competition. It commenced with the matches of the Preliminary Round in July 2010 and concluded with the Final on 29 May 2011. The winners of the competition qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.
The 2011–12 Austrian Cup was the 78th season of Austria's nationwide football cup competition. It commenced with the matches of the Preliminary Round in July 2011 and concluded with the Final on 20 May 2012. The runner-up of the competition, defending champion SV Ried, qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, as domestic champion FC Red Bull Salzburg gained their first double with a 3-0 victory in Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
The Bavarian Football Association, the BFV, is one of 21 regional organisations of the German Football Association, the DFB, and covers the state of Bavaria. It was formed as an independent association on 4 February 1949 but its origins date back to 1945.
Fußball Club Südburgenland, also known as HOCO Südburgenland for sponsorship reasons, is an Austrian women's football club from Olbendorf, a town in South Burgenland, hence its name. Founded in 2002 after the women's team of SC Pinkafeld decided to become an independent club, it has played in the ÖFB-Frauenliga since the 2003–04 season.
The 2011–12 Austrian Football Championship was the 100th anniversary of the event. The highest league is the Austrian Football Bundesliga, which marked its 38th season and was contested by ten teams. The Austrian football champion was determined in four heats. The championship began on 16 July 2011 and ended on 17 May 2012 with the completion of the 36th and final round.
The 2015–16 Bavarian Cup was the nineteenth edition of this competition, first held in 1998 and organised by the Bavarian Football Association (BFV). The winner qualified for the first round of the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup.
The Styria Football Association is the umbrella organization of the football clubs of the Austrian state Styria. The StFV was founded in 1911 and has its headquarters in Graz.
The 2000–2001 Austrian Cup was the 67th season of Austria's nationwide football cup competition. It commenced with the matches of the First Round in August 1999 and concluded with the Final on 27 May 2001. The competition was won by Austria Kärnten after beating Tirol Innsbruck 2–1 after extra time and hence qualifying for the 2001-02 UEFA Cup.
The 2016–17 Austrian Cup is the 83rd season of Austria's nationwide football cup competition. It began with a First Round match between FC Karabakh Wien and Rapid Wien on 8 July 2016 and is scheduled to end on 1 June 2017 with the final at Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt. Red Bull Salzburg are the defending champions.
The Landesliga Burgenland is the football division of the Austrian state of Burgenland. It is in the fourth highest division in Austrian football for clubs of the Burgenland Football Association.
The 2017–18 Austrian Cup was the 84th edition of the national cup in Austrian football. The champions of the cup, Sturm Graz, earned a place in the 2018–19 Europa League and would have began play in the third qualifying round. Sixty–four clubs participated in this season's cup competition.