Profile: Red Bull Salzburg football club (Austria Salzburg FC)

by on April 21, 2011
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Austrian football club: red_bull_salzburg

FC Red Bull Salzburg, the Austrian football club was founded in 1933 by the name of SV Austria Salzburg. It is based in the western part of Salzburg called Wals-Siezenheim. The club is nicknamed as Die Bullen or The Bulls as it is currently owned by the energy drink giants, Red Bull. The Bulls play their home matches at Red Bull Arena in red and white colors.

The club was formed by the merger of two clubs and was renamed in 1978 as SV Casino Salzburg when Casino Austria became its new sponsor. In 1997, the Wüstenrot Group became its main sponsor the club changed its name to SV Wüstenrot Salzburg. Red Bull bought the club in 2005 and rebranded it as a new team with again a new name FC Red Bull Salzburg.

This takeover by Red Bull brought in wholesome changes as the club decided to change its traditional violet colors to new red and white with the Red Bull logo. This move angered some of the diehard fan clubs as they felt Red Bull has turned their beloved club into a business. This saw emergence of a new club SV Austria Salzburg, owned by fans wearing the original Violet colors.

The club is the current Austrian Bundesliga Champions.

Performance record and best football players of Karlsruher SC football club

by on April 19, 2011
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German football: Karlsruher SC football club

Ever since Karlsruher SC football club was formed, it relied heavily on one thing and that was passion. It is the same love and passion for the game that has taken the club to levels which make them a respectable name not only in German but European football.

Under their previous name of Phoenix Karlsruhe, the club won it’s first and only German championship in 1909. They also have had the honor of winning the German Cup back to back in 1955 and 1956. They did not prove to be lucky at two different occasions where by they made it to the final of the German Cup but ended up on the losing side in 1960 and 1996. Success at the European level came when Karlsruher SC football club won the inter toto cup in 1996 and had also had the opportunity to play in the Semifinal of the UEFA Cup in 1994. They have also been a part of the UEFA on two other occasions as well but ended up crashing out in the third rounds of the tournament.

All this success for this 2nd division club would not have been possible without some inspirational players that really helped in lifting the façade of the team and taking it to the next level. A few notable names that deserve a mention here would have to be, Adrian Knup, Mehmet Scholl, Andre Cristea, David Regis and Oliver Kreuzer.

Performance record of Bayer Leverkusen football club

by on April 18, 2011
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German football:  Bayer Leverkusen football club

Even though the club has been around for over a century now and have been coming close to winning trophies, they have been so near and yet so far. Over the years even with exceptional talent within their ranks, Bayer Leverkusen football club has never been able to win a Bundesliga title or any German league title for that matter.

Within their time during top flight German football, Bayer Leverkusen Football Club have managed to be runners up 4 times. The golden days of the club are however the season of 1988 where by they won the UEFA cup in 1988. Another surprising season came of in 2001-2002 whereby they were runners in the UEFA Champions league.

Bayern Leverkusen FC have however won a few other titles which may not be off the greatest importance as far as the club football is concerned but it has certainly shaped up the club’s confidence level. In 1992-93 season, they won the DFB-Pokal title and previously had also won Bundesliga Title(2nd Division) in 1978.

Looking at the club’s performance in the last two decades we can all clearly see that the club is performing exceptionally well and have been constantly a threat to the major sides in the German football league. It is without a shadow of a doubt that Bayer Leverkusen FC is destined for greatness with the current squad and the deteriorating performance of rivals such as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund FC.

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