FC Swarovski Tirol

FC Swarovski Tirol was an Austrian football club based in the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck, which existed from 1986 until its dissolution in 1992. He was cleaved from the Bundesliga club FC Wacker Innsbruck as a separate club.


The FC Swarovski took over after its founding by Gernot Langes- Swarovski in the summer of 1986, the license of the Bundesliga FC Wacker Innsbruck and to report its team - Wacker had thus descend to the Tyrolean house. However, the official date of 1986 was invoked, the club colors were set with blue and white. The logo of the association was held in these colors and had no relation to FC Wacker Innsbruck or the city. In the season 1986/87 the Swarovski troupe made ​​under coach Felix Latzke for first sensation in the UEFA Cup and failed after victories against several top European clubs only in the semifinals at the eventual winners IFK Göteborg. The path led through to the semifinals CSKA Sofia 3:2 (3:0, 0:2 ), Standard Liege with 4:4 (2:1, 2:3 ) on away goals, Spartak Moscow 2:1 ( 0: 1, 2-0), Torino Calcio 2:1 ( 0:0, 2:1 ), and finally ended with 1:5 ( 1:4, 0:1 ) to Gothenburg.

In the fall of 1987, Ernst Happel was hired as coach. With him, the club celebrated the league title in 1989 and 1990, with the Cup victory in 1989 and the Double was conquered. In winter 1991/92 Happel took the post as team manager of the Austrian national team. His successor at Tyrol was for a season, the previous assistant coach Horst Hrubesch. In 1992, the championship was missed only by goal difference over Austria Vienna. However, after the international success failed to materialize, the FC Swarovski Tirol was disbanded at the end of the 1991/92 season and returned the freed Bundesliga license to the FC Wacker Innsbruck.

Players and coaches

Known player




  • Manfred Linzmaier
  • Alfred Hörtnagl
  • Hansi Müller
  • Néstor Gorosito





  • 7 x Austrian Champion: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1989, 1990
  • 1 x Austrian runner-up: 1991
  • 6 x Austrian Cup Winner: 1970, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1989
  • 2 x Austrian Cupfinalist: 1987, 1988
  • 3 x Supercup Finalist: 1987, 1989, 1990
  • 3 x Intertoto Cup: 1989, 1990, 1991

Note: The FC Swarovski Tirol also claimed the national title of his predecessor association, which had acquired with "his " license them for themselves. These titles profits were printed in italics.

  • Former football club from Innsbruck