Austria Salzburg tour of South East Asia 1955

Austria Salzburg toured Indonesia at the invitation of the PSSI (Indonesian FA), which celebrated its silver jubilee. It is not clear whether the invitation for this occasion to an Austrian club was related to the fact that two decades earlier, two Austrian clubs had been the first (and last) European sides to visit the country in the colonial era (Grazer SC in 1934 and Wiener SC in 1936).
After spending nearly a month in Indonesia, Salzburg also stayed about half a month in Malaya, playing nine matches in Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Before Austria Salzburg, who had just finished the domestic league in 9th place (out of 14), visited Indonesia, some other European clubs had done so before, all as part of a longer trip in South East Asia or even around the world: compatriots Grazer AK in the summer of 1954, Swedish club side Kalmar FF at the end of the same year, and Grasshopper-Club Zürich in the beginning of 1955. They were soon to be followed by more prestigious European clubs: Lokomotiv Moskva in November 1955 and European Cup finalists Stade de Reims in 1956.
Matches in Indonesia

Date     Venue                         Hosts                  Score

29- 6-55 Ikada Stadion, Djakarta       Persib (Bandung)        0-3 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-2]
 1- 7-55 Sriwidjaja Stadion, Solo      PSSI Muda               2-6 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 2-2]
 3- 7-55 Kridosono Stadion, Jogjakarta PSSI Banteng            2-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 2-1]
 6- 7-55 Tambaksari Stadion, Surabaja  Persibaja (Surabaja)    2-6 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-3]
 9- 7-55 Ikada Stadion, Djakarta       Persidja (Djakarta)     5-4 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 2-1]
10- 7-55 Ikada Stadion, Djakarta       PSSI Harimau            1-5 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-1]
15- 7-55 Banteng Stadion, Padang       PSP (Padang)            2-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-1]
17- 7-55 Teladan Stadion, Medan        PSMS (Medan)            2-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-1]
20- 7-55 Ikada Stadion, Djakarta       Persidja (Djakarta)     1-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-2]
23- 7-55 Tambaksari Stadion, Surabaja  Persibaja (Surabaja)    0-1 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-1]
24- 7-55 Sidolig Stadion, Bandung      Persib (Bandung)        2-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-1]

NB: PSSI Muda ("Young") were a youth side;
    PSSI Banteng ("Bull") were the national side;
    PSSI Harimau ("Tiger") were an experimental side;
    all other hosts were city federations.

Matches in Singapore and Malaya

Date     Venue                         Hosts                  Score

27- 7-55 Jalan Besar, Singapore        Sino-Malays             1-3 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-1]
30- 7-55 Jalan Besar, Singapore        Singapore "A"           3-3 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-1]
31- 7-55 Jalan Besar, Singapore        Singapore (Malaya Cup)  0-4 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-2]
 3- 8-55 Jalan Besar, Singapore        Hongkong Chinese        0-0 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-0]
 5- 8-55 Jalan Besar, Singapore        Combined Services       1-4 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-2]
 7- 8-55 Victoria Ground, Penang       Penang FA Reserves      2-5 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 1-4]
 9- 8-55 Victoria Ground, Penang       Penang FA               3-5 Austria Salzburg   [Penang led 3-0]
12- 8-55 Princes Road, Kuala Lumpur    FA of Selangor          0-6 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-3]
13- 8-55 Princes Road, Kuala Lumpur    Malayan Chinese FA      2-2 Austria Salzburg   [HT: 0-0]

NB: Singapore "A" were the strongest side the colony could field;
    Singapore (Malaya Cup) consisted of players eligible for the Malaya Cup (in which Singapore
      had qualified for the final, which was played six days later; the match against Salzburg
      served as a dress rehearsal), meaning players from the British "Services" (i.e. military
      men) were not eligible;
    Hongkong Chinese were a selection of Chinese players from Hongkong which was also touring
      and in Singapore at the time.

Total record Austria Salzburg:  20  12  7  1  67-31  31

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Sources: De Java-bode, De Nieuwsgier, Preangerbode, The Straits Times

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Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

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