Champion of the Regionalliga Ost
After the merger, the 2007/08 season saw a narrow miss out on advancing to the first league, the FAC became second in the league. In the 2008/09 season, the club took ninth place. In 2014, the FAC became champion of the Regionalliga Ost and played in the relegation against SV Austria Salzburg, the champion of the Regionalliga West, for the promotion to the second Austrian league, and surprisingly won the away game 3:0, after they had separated 2:2 in the home game. The FAC, coached by Hans Kleer, returned to the second-rate professional league in Austria after 47 years.
The FAC in the second Austrian league
The 2014/15 season was difficult and the club was at the bottom of the table for the whole season. In April 2015, the FAC finally separated from coach Kleer, who was replaced by Peter Pacult. Pacult managed to keep the league. In September 2015, after a catastrophic start to the season, he had to leave suffering 10 defeats in the first 10 matches of the season and the out in the Austrian cup against Lankowitz FC. He was temporarily replaced by Thomas Flögel. Until the winter break, the FAC achieved only 5 points out of 19 games.
At the end of the season, the FAC took the last place with 17 points from 36 games and was thus determined as a fixed relegation.
However, as the league competitor SV Austria Salzburg relegated to the Regionalliga due to financial problems and the relegated Bundesliga club (SV Grödig) did not apply for a licence to play professionally, the FAC remained in the first league for the 2016/17 season.
For the 2017/18 season, Thomas Eidler, the new head coach, took over the FAC team. Despite a weak start to the season, the team hibernated with a five-point lead over the last of the table, Blau Weiß Linz. Shortly after the start of the spring season, Thomas Eidler announced his resignation to take up a position at the Austrian football association. Mario Handl, coach of the FAC amateurs and co-coach of the professional team, took over the position until the end of the season. The highlight of a good second half of the season was the 2-0 away win against Wacker Innsbruck on the last matchday. It was the first victory of an FAC team at the Tiroler Tivoli in the club’s history, which earned the FAC ninth place at the end of the season. Due to league reforms a relegation in the 2017/18 season would not have been possible.