FC Red Bull Salzburg

FC Red Bull Salzburg

FC Red Bull Salzburg

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FC Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian association football club, based in Wals-Siezenheim. Their home ground is the Red Bull Arena. The club was known as SV Austria Salzburg before being bought by the Red Bull company in 2005 who renamed the club and changed the club's colours from its traditional violet and white to red and white. The change resulted in some of the team's fans forming a new club, SV Austria Salzburg. The club has won the Austrian Bundesliga 6 times, and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 1994. They also played in the 94/95 edition of the UEFA Champions League as Casino Salzburg, being the only team to play against and never to lose to eventual champions Ajax Amsterdam.

History

FC Red Bull Salzburg was founded on 13 September 1933 as SV Austria Salzburg. In 1950, the club was dissolved but in the same year, it was re-founded for the first time. In 1978, the official name was changed to SV Casino Salzburg and in 1997, to SV W├╝stenrot Salzburg, while the common calling name remained SV Austria Salzburg. The Red Bull company bought the club on 6 April 2005 and rebranded it.

The Red Bull takeover

After the takeover, Red Bull changed the club's name, management, and staff, declaring "this is a new club with no history." Red Bull initially claimed on the club website that the club was founded in 2005, but was ordered to remove this claim by the Austrian F.A. The new authority removed all trace of violet from the club logo and the team now play...
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