Dominik Starkl

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Dominik Starkl
SV Mattersburg vs. SK Rapid Wien 2013018 (70).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-11-06)6 November 1993
Place of birth St. Pölten, Austria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rapid Wien
Number 34
Youth career
2007–2011 SKN St. Pölten
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Rapid Wien Amateure 52 (21)
2012– Rapid Wien 24 (3)
National team
2010 Austria under-18 2 (1)
2011 Austria under-19 1 (0)
2012- Austria under-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2013

Dominik Starkl (born 6 November 1993) is an Austrian footballer.[1][2]

Early playing career[edit]

Bustling young forward Dominik Starkl began his career at Kremser SC in Lower Austria. In 2006 Starkl spent a season at SC Getzersdorf's youth academy, before transferring to SKN St. Pölten where he spent four years. Starkl's performances and growing reputation attracted the attentions of Austria's most successful club, SK Rapid Vienna, who moved in to secure his signature in 2011.

Rapid Vienna[edit]

Starkl's impressive start to life in Hütteldorf saw him quickly promoted from the youth ranks into the reserve team squad. Then reserve coach Zoran Barisic handed Starkl his debut in the famous green and white of Rapid on August 9th 2011 against SC Neusiedl am See. Starkl started the game before being withdrawn after 77 minutes in a game which Rapid won 2:1. During the 2011/12 season he would go on to make a further 25 appearances with an impressive return of 8 goals.

In 2012/13 Starkl made the jump from the reserves to first team squad. Then Trainer Peter Schöttel gave him his first taste of Bundesliga action when he introduced him as a second half substitute in a game against SK Sturm Graz in November 2012. Starkl made an immediate impact, setting up Guido Burgstaller for Rapid's goal in a 1:2 loss.

First goals and European debut[edit]

2013/14 has seen Starkl continue his rise. He scored his first Bundesliga goal for the Green & Whites in the home match against FC Wacker Innsbruck as Rapid ran out clear 3:0 winners. He followed it up a few weeks later when he scored an important goal to get Rapid back into a game away to SV Grödig. Starkl scored a superb solo effort with Rapid trailing the home side 0:2 in a game that finished 2:2. 2013/14 also saw Starkl make his European debut when he came on as an 81st minute substitute during Rapid's UEFA Europa League tie in Belgium against KRC Genk. The game ended 1:1. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". skrapid.at. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile". SK Rapid Wien. Retrieved 18 December 2013.