Our EL-Group Opponents

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At exactly 13:49 the ball labled Rapid Vienna was drawn from pot 4 at today’s group draw in Monaco. The team from Hütteldorf was drawn into group C with Hamburger SV, Celtic Glasgow and Hapoel Tel Aviv.A quick update on the teams:Celtic Glasgow, Scottish champions 2006-2008 and second in the SPL last season four points behind their local rivals Rangers. They lost out to Arsenal in the Champions… [Read more]

Villa 2 – 1 Rapid: Night of European glory in England

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A packed away stand greeted the Rapid side. The Green White fans had already been in the ground singing and rocking for 45 minutes prior to kick off. If the contest between the two sets of support was a boxing match it would have been stopped in the first round.Rapid settled into the game quickly and from the outset looked the equals of their illustrious opponents. It was the home side that… [Read more]

Wednesday evening in Villa Park: The calm before the storm

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The visiting supporters will be looking to recreate the intense atmosphere from the first clash at the St. Hannapi last week. It was an atmosphere that certainly created an impression on the Villa’ players. Former West Brom Captain, Villa centre back Curtis Davies has been waxing lyrical over the incredible home support enjoyed by Rapid. The young defender has spoken to local newspaper “The… [Read more]

Rapid against LASK 4:1

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A warm Sunday evening in Hütteldorf saw Rapid stroll to a comfortable win over Linz. The visitors were backed by strong away support following their decent start to the season, but any hopes they harboured of causing an upset were blown apart in an expolsive opening thirty minutes.New signing from Viking Stavanger Ragnvald Soma made his debut for Rapid in the middle of the back four, while… [Read more]

Rapid 1 - 0 Villa

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Prior to kick off, a dazzling display of support from both ends of the ground set the tone. The east unveiling a Rapid logo and club colours, the west unveiling the message „Lets Go“ admist a sea of Green and White flags. „Lets Go“ was exactly what the Rapid team did, taking the lead in the first minute. Mario Konrad displayed excellent close control before spreading the ball wide to… [Read more]

Rapid 1 – 0 Villa Job half done

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Prior to kick off, a dazzling display of support from both ends of the ground set the tone. The east unveiling a Rapid logo and club colours, the west unveiling the message „Lets Go“ admist a sea of Green and White flags. „Lets Go“ was exactly what the Rapid team did, taking the lead in the first minute. Mario Konrad displayed excellent close control before spreading the ball wide to… [Read more]

"Villa will face a raucous crowd in the legendary Hanappi"

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There has been a note hanging outside the official Rapid fan shop since Monday at 1:15pm: ‚SOLD OUT!‘ . 17 800 fans (of those about 300 have travelled from Birmingham) will be in the Hanappi stadium (live on skrapid.at/ORF 1 will show the game as their main feature, with highlights from the Austria Wien and Sturm Graz matches inbetween). Aston Villa will be the prized guest in Hütteldorf.… [Read more]

Encounters with English teams

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Thus far games against English oppostion haven´t proved greatly fruitful for Rapid, or Austrian clubs in general. In 1968/69´s European camgain, Rapid disposed of record European Cup winners Real Madrid before losing 3 - 0 on aggregate to then English champions Manchester United. 1984/85 saw the Green Whites reach the then UEFA Cup final for the first and only time in their history. Rapid went… [Read more]

Encounters with English teams

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Thus far games against English oppostion haven´t proved greatly fruitful for Rapid, or Austrian clubs in general. In 1968/69´s European camgain, Rapid disposed of record European Cup winners Real Madrid before losing 3 - 0 on aggregate to then English champions Manchester United. 1984/85 saw the Green Whites reach the then UEFA Cup final for the first and only time in their history. Rapid went… [Read more]

5 – 1 Trimmel inspires Demolition of Kärnten

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The proceedings started with “Jimmy” Hoffer bidding farewell to the Hanappi Stadion following his sudden transfer to Italians Napoli last week. A visibly emotional Hoffer completed a well earned lap of honour with numerous banners in the Block West paying a fitting tribute to Austria’s rising star.The game began with Rapid shooting towards the famous Block West. In an unfamiliar line up,… [Read more]

League Table

League table
Pl. Club Game Goals Pts
1. SK Sturm Graz 20 +15 44
2. FC RB Salzburg 20 +26 43
3. SK Rapid 20 +11 34
4. FC Flyeralarm Admira 20 +1 31
5. LASK 20 +2 27
6. FK Austria Wien 20 +1 26
7. SCR Altach 20 -4 25
8. SV Mattersburg 20 -7 21
9. Wolfsberger AC 20 -13 16
10. SKN St. Pölten 20 -32 7