Austria Salzburg is not the oldest football club in Salzburg but definitely the most successful one. The club´s history was marked by permanent ups and downs. Until recently the club was not very successful. The club´s biggest successes have been in the 90s. The following history is divided into four chapters:

1933-1956: Foundation and Promotion

1956-1972: A jo-jo club becomes a top team

1972-1988: Changeable years

1988-1997: The "golden years" of Austria Salzburg