SK Sturm Graz was founded in 1909.
From 1921 to 1949 Sturm won the Styrian championship 11 times.
In 1949 Sturm entered the national league as the first non-Vienna-based team.The first great success came, when the club finished runners-up in the league in the 1980-‘81 season.
The first great success came under manager Otto Baric, when the club finished runners-up in the league in the 1980/81 season.
In the 1983-‘84 season, the club was beaten only by Nottingham Forest through a penalty in extra-time. The team's first success was as runners-up in the league in 1995; a year later, they won their first title.
In 1998, SK Sturm Graz won its first Austrian Bundesligatitle, they remained unbeaten in 31 matches.
In 1999 SK Sturm Graz retain the title.
In 2010-2011 Sturm won the Austrian Championship.A highlight of the season was a qualifying game against Juventus Turin in the Europe League.