Austria Wien unveiled their new 2008-2009 home football kit made by Nike, who bring a legendary Austria Wien shirt from the golden 80's back to Vienna. After the great success (with more than 6,000 jerseys sold in 2 years) of the recent past, this purple and white retro style jersey is based on the shirts used in the 80's.
Due to the unique, almost all purple design (with purple shorts and purple socks), it will be that the team will play almost all games in the coming 08/09 season, (both home as well as away) in Violet shorts. Austria Wien were founded in Vienna on March 12, 1911 as the Wiener Amateur Sportvereinigung by players and officials of the Vienna Cricket- and Football- Club taking violet and white as the new club's colours. The team claimed its first championship title in 1924. Amateure changed their name to Austria in 1926 as the former amateurs had become professionals.