Rapid drop defending duo

Christian Thonhofer and Ragnvald Soma will leave Rapid Vienna at the end of this season, club officials announced today (Thurs).

Thonhofer played for Austrian Football Bundesliga rivals Wiener Neustadt last season. Soma joined Rapid from Norwegian club Viking FK in 2009.

The defenders failed to make Peter Schöttel’s starting eleven on a regular basis in the current season.

The Austrian Bundesliga table after 35 of 36 rounds:

Red Bull Salzburg, 65 points
Rapid Vienna, 59
FC Admira, 55
FK Austria Vienna, 54
Sturm Graz, 48
SV Ried, 47
Wacker Innsbruck, 45
SV Mattersburg, 35
Wiener Neustadt, 32
Kapfenberg, 23