FC Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian 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 4 times, and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 1994.
The traditional supporters tried to resist the radical changes and formed their own movement in order to regain some of the tradition. Several fan-clubs throughout Europe voiced their support in what they saw as a fight against the growing commercialisation of football. However after five months of protests and talks between the club owners and traditional fans, no compromise was reached. On September 15 2005, the "violet" supporters stated that the talks had irreversibly broken down and efforts to reach an agreement would be terminated.
This gave rise to two separate fan groups : the "Red-Whites", who support "Red Bull Salzburg" and the "Violet-Whites", who want to preserve the 72-year-old tradition and refuse to support the rebranded club. The Violet-Whites ultimately formed a new club, SV Austria Salzburg.
* as Austria Salzburg
|1971/72||UEFA Cup||1||UT Arad||3-1||1-4||4-5|
|1980/81||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||1||Fortuna Düsseldorf||0-3||0-5||0-8|
|1992/93||UEFA Cup||1||Ajax FC||0-3||1-3||1-6|
|1993/94||UEFA Cup||1||DAC Dunajska Streda||2-0||2-0||4-0|
|2||Royal Antwerp FC||1-0||1-0||2-0|
|3||Sporting Club de Portugal||3-0 (AET)||0-2||3-2|
|QF||Eintracht Frankfurt||1-0||5-4 (PEN)||6-4|
|1994/95||UEFA Champions League||Q1||Maccabi Haifa||3-1||2-1||5-2|
|Group D||AEK Athens||0-0||0-3|
|Group D||AC Milan||0-1||0-3|
|Group D||Ajax FC||0-0||1-1|
|1995/96||UEFA Champions League||Q1||Steaua Bucuresti||0-0||0-1||0-1|
|1997/98||UEFA Champions League||Q1||Sparta Praha||0-0||0-3||0-3|
|1997/98||UEFA Cup||1||RSC Anderlecht||4-3||2-4||6-7|
|1998||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2||FC St. Gallen||3-1||0-1||3-2|
|2000||UEFA Intertoto Cup||2||Nistru Otaci||1-1||6-2||7-3|
|2006/07||UEFA Champions League||Q2||FC Zurich||2-0||1-2||3-2|
|2006/07||UEFA Cup||1||Blackburn Rovers||2-2||0-2||2-4|
|2007/08||UEFA Champions League||Q2||FK Ventspils||4-0||3-0||7-0|
|2007/08||UEFA Cup||1||AEK Athens||1-0||0-3||1-3|
|2008/09||UEFA Cup||Q1||FC Banants||7-0||3-0||10-0|
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