is an Austrian association football
club, from the Upper-Austrian
state capital Linz
. It is the oldest football club hailing from that region, and currently plays in the Austrian Football First League
. The club's colours are black and white. The women's football section, LASK Ladies
, currently plays in the second highest division of Austrian women's football.
LASK Linz was founded on 7 August 1908. In 1965 the club became the first team outside of Vienna
to win the Austrian football championship. This is also the only championship to date.
In the winter of 1908, Albert Siems, head of the royal post-office garage at Linz, who had already been a member of a 1899-founded club for heavy athletics, Linzer Athletik Sportklub Siegfried
, decided to establish a footballclub. At that time, the side already played in the black-and-white lengthwise-touched shirts.
The club's first name was Linzer Sportclub
, when in an extraordinary general meeting on 14 September 1919 the final change of name, to Linzer Athletik Sport-Klub
(short form Linzer ASK
) took place, its forerunner setting the example. Nevertheless, the public denomination of the team was largely Lask
. The club first appeared in top-flight competition in the Gauliga Ostmark
in 1940–41, coming last and being relegated.
In 1985-86's UEFA Cup
, the side managed to beat European giants Internazionale Milan
at home (1–0), on 23 October 1985, eventually bowing out 4–1 on aggregate (second round).
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