DSV Leoben

Last updated

DSV Leoben
Logo DSV Leoben.jpg
Full nameDonawitzer Sport Verein Leoben
Founded1928;96 years ago (1928)
Ground Donawitz Stadium
Chairman Dejan Stanković
ManagerRene Poms
League Austrian 2. Liga
2022–23Austrian Regionalliga (Mitte), 1st of 6 (promoted)

DSV Leoben, commonly known as DSV Leoben GGMT Revolution for sponsorship reasons is an Austrian association football club based in Leoben. It was founded in 1928. The club currently play in Austrian 2. Liga, the second tier of Austrian Football. They play at the Donawitz Stadium.



WSV Donawitz

The club was founded on 1 February 1928 opgericht as Werkssportverein Donawitz, playing in green-white colours. They played their first season at the top Styrian league in 1930/31, playing against the likes of SK Sturm Graz, Grazer AK, Grazer SC and Kapfenberger SC. WSV clinched the title in 1939 but subsequently lost the playoffs for promotion to the Gauliga Ost after losing to FC Wien, Linzer ASK and WSV BU Neunkirchen. That same year, Donawitz town became part of Leoben but WSV kept its name.

Historical chart of the club's league performance Leoben Performance Graph.png
Historical chart of the club's league performance

After World War II, football was restored in Donawitz in 1949 and the club won another league title in 1955 to clinch promotion to the second tier of Austrian football. In 1958 WSV Donawitz won promotion to the top tier, only to be relegated back after two years.

DSV Alpine

In 1970 the club was renamed WSV Alpine Donawitz and after a year they won promotion back to the country's top tier. On 3 May 1971, the club was renamed again to Donawitzer SV Alpine or just DSV Alpine. They came 6th in the league in 1972 and 1974, but after the 1973/74 season the club was demoted to the 2nd tier after the number of teams in the league was decreased from 17 to 10 clubs and only one team from Styria (Sturm Graz) was included. They only got back to the top tier in 1984 and remained there until 1986 en had they had another spell from 1991 until 1992. They totalled 10 years in the Austrian Bundesliga.

DSV Leoben

Old Logo Aut-leoben-dsv.png
Old Logo

After relegation in 1992, board members of DSV Alpine and 1. FC Leoben decided to merge and the new club DSV Leoben was established on 22 June 1992. Their first success was reaching the 1994/95 Austrian Cup final, which they lost to local giants SK Rapid Wien with former player Peter Guggi at the helm.

They were demoted to the third tier Regionalliga Mitte in 2009, after going into administration.

In 2022–23, DSV Leoben secure promotion to Austrian 2. Liga from 2023 to 2024 after Champions of Regionalliga Mitte in 2022–23.

Current squad

As of 6 February 2024

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

2 DF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Julian Turi
4 DF Flag of Slovenia.svg  SVN Luka Brkic
5 MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Matija Horvat
6 MF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Nico Pichler
7 FW Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Cheikhou Dieng
8 FW Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Barry Hepburn (on loan from Bayern Munich II )
9 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Thomas Hirschhofer
11 MF Flag of Albania.svg  ALB Drini Halili
14 MF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Kingsley Michael
17 DF Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  SUI Enrique Wild
18 MF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Marco Untergrabner
19 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Deni Alar
20 MF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Christoph Halper
22 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Winfred Amoah
23 DF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Josef Weberbauer
24 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Timo Perthel
28 GK Flag of Slovenia.svg  SVN Žan Pelko
30 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Kevin Friesenbichler
33 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Moritz Heinrich
34 GK Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Fabian Kinzl
77 MF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Josip Eskinja


Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hannover 96</span> German professional football club

Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896, commonly referred to as Hannover 96, is a German professional football club based in the city of Hanover, Lower Saxony. They played in the Bundesliga for a total of 30 years between 1964 and 2019 and currently play in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier in the German football league system, having been relegated from the Bundesliga, Germany's first tier, after finishing 17th in the 2018–19 season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">East Germany national football team</span> National football team of East Germany (1952–1990)

The East Germany national football team, recognised as Germany DR by FIFA, represented East Germany in men's international football, playing as one of three post-war German teams, along with Saarland and West Germany.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Grazer AK</span> Football club

Grazer Athletiksport Klub, better known simply as Grazer AK, is an Austrian sports club based in the city of Graz in the federal state of Styria. The football section was once among Austria's most popular clubs, enjoying success in the decade between 1995 and 2005. The other sections are basketball, diving and tennis, which however all act as separate legal entities. The "GAK" football section folded during the 2012–13 Regionalliga Mitte Season in Autumn 2012. It has since been revived and returned to the Austrian Second League in 2019, and four years later won promotion to the Austrian Bundesliga after a seventeen-year hiatus.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Leoben</span> Municipality in Styria, Austria

Leoben is a Styrian city in central Austria, located on the Mur river. With a population in 2023 of about 25,140 it is a local industrial centre and hosts the University of Leoben, which specialises in mining. The Peace of Leoben, an armistice between Austria and France preliminary to the Treaty of Campo Formio, was signed in Leoben in 1797.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1. FSV Mainz 05</span> German association football club

1. Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e. V., usually shortened to 1. FSV Mainz 05 or simply Mainz 05, is a German professional sports club, founded in 1905 and based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Mainz 05 play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, having most recently been promoted ahead of the 2009–10 season. The club's main local rivals are Eintracht Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern. In addition to the football division, Mainz 05 have handball and table tennis departments.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1. FC Magdeburg</span> German football club

1. FC Magdeburg is a German Association football club based in Magdeburg. The club was founded in 1965 from the football department of the sports club SC Magdeburg and has been one of the top teams in the DDR-Oberliga, winning three championships and seven cup titles. By winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1974, the club became the only East German club to win a European trophy and also achieved the greatest success in its history. After German reunification, the club fell on hard times but returned to professional football in 2015 with the promotion to the 3. Liga. Afterwards the team managed in 2018 to climb up to the second division, in which the team plays today.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">FC Wacker Innsbruck (2002)</span> Football club

FC Wacker Innsbruck is an Austrian association football club from Innsbruck. The club was formed in June 2002 as FC Wacker Tirol, and play their home games at Tivoli-Neu. The club regard themselves as the spiritual continuation of the team FC Tirol Innsbruck, which went bankrupt in 2002, and the original FC Wacker Innsbruck, which was founded in 1913. In honour of this heritage, FC Wacker Tirol was renamed FC Wacker Innsbruck in 2007.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">SV Ried</span> Football club

SV Ried, commonly known as SV Guntamatic Ried for sponsorship reasons, is an Austrian association football club from Ried im Innkreis, Upper Austria. The team plays its home matches at Josko Arena, a stadium with a capacity of 7,680. The team currently play in Austrian 2. Liga.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">FC Admira Wacker Mödling</span> Football club

Fußballklub Flyeralarm Admira Wacker Mödling, also known as Flyeralarm Admira for sponsorship reasons or simply Admira, is a football club from Mödling, Austria. The club was originally formed in 1905 as SK Admira Wien in the Austrian capital. Mergers in 1971 with SC Wacker Wien, in 1997 with VfB Mödling and in 2008 with SK Schwadorf led to its current name.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wuppertaler SV</span> German association football club from Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia

Wuppertaler SV is a German association football club located in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia. The city was founded in the year of 1880 by the union of a number of smaller towns including Elberfeld, Barmen, Vohwinkel, Cronenberg and Ronsdorf – each with its own football club. Wuppertal Sport Verein was formed on 8.July 1954 out of the merger of TSG Vohwinkel and SSV Wuppertal and was later joined by Borussia Wuppertal to form the present day club. In addition to the football side, today's sports club includes departments for boxing, gymnastics, handball, and track and field.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">VfL Osnabrück</span> Sports club in Germany

VfL Osnabrück is a German multi-sport club in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony. It currently fields teams in basketball, gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, and tennis but is by far best known for its football section.

SG Wattenscheid 09 is a German association football club located in Wattenscheid, Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club claimed an official founding date of 18 September 1909 as Ballspiel-Verein Wattenscheid out of the merger of two earlier sides known as BV Sodalität der Wattenscheid and BV Teutonia Wattenscheid.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Walter Schachner</span> Austrian footballer and manager

Walter "Schoko" Schachner is a football manager and former player, who played as a forward. He made 64 appearances scoring 23 goals for the Austria national team.

Ivan "Ivica" Brzić was a Yugoslav and Serbian football manager and player.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">FC Dornbirn 1913</span> Association football club in Austria

Fußballclub Dornbirn 1913, commonly known as FC Mohren Dornbirn 1913 for sponsorship reasons is a professional association football club based in the town of Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria, that competes in the Austrian 2. Liga, the second tier of the Austrian football league system. Founded in 1913, it is affiliated to the Vorarlberg Football Association. The team plays its home matches at Stadion Birkenwiese, where it has been based since 2019.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lukas Katnik</span> Austrian footballer

Lukas Katnik is an Austrian professional association football player who plays for SW Bregenz.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Cheikhou Dieng</span> Senegalese footballer

Cheikhou Dieng is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Austrian club DSV Leoben.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">FK Zvijezda 09</span> Football club

Fudbalski klub Zvijezda 09 is a professional association football club based in Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dejan Stanković (football manager)</span> Serbian-Austrian footballer and manager

Dejan Stanković is a Serbian former football player and current football manager. He also holds Austrian citizenship.


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "DSV Leoben - Trainerhistorie".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)