Traditional club First Vienna FC has been promoted to the second division and returned to professional football after many turbulent years. On Friday, Austria’s oldest football club, a 0-0 draw at Bruck an der Leitha was enough to secure promotion on the penultimate day of the Regionalliga Ost. Chaser SV Stripfing is six points behind with two games to play, but lost the decisive direct duel against Vienna.
After being forced down to the fifth division in 2017, the Viennese returned to the second division after eight years often looks lighter from the outside than you might think. Hats off, that was a very mature and confident performance throughout the season.” Sports director Markuskatzer was “extremely proud” and announced that the six-time Austrian champions “will also cut a fine figure in the second division”. Next Friday (7.00 p.m.) the grand finale will be a “Derby of Love” against the Wiener Sportklub in front of a home crowd on the Hohe Warte.