|Full name||Ernst Öbster|
|Date of birth||March 17, 1984|
|Place of birth||Salzburg, Austria|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2001–2009||Red Bull Salzburg||40||(0)|
|2003–2004||→ LASK Linz (loan)||28||(2)|
|2007–2009||→ Red Bull Salzburg Juniors (loan)||30||(9)|
|2009||New York Red Bulls||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Öbster began his youth career with SK Bischofshofen and in 2001 joined BNZ Salzburg. After impressing with BNZ, Öbster was called up by the SV Austria Salzburg first team and debuted in the Austrian Bundesliga as a 17 year old. After receiving limited playing time with Salzburg, Öbster was loaned to LASK Linz in 2003, during his time with Linz he was a regular starter as a left-sided midfielder appearing in 28 matches and notching 2 goals. After an impressive season with Linz, Öbster returned to SV Austria Salzburg and was a key reserve for the club. In 2005, SV Austria Salzburg was acquired by Red Bull and Öbster remained with the first team appearing in 7 league matches. Over the next few years he would alternate between the first team and Red Bull Juniors playing in the Austrian Football First League, in which he appeared in 30 matches scoring 9 goals. In the 2008-09 season Öbster appeared in 5 league matches and 4 UEFA Cup qualification matches in which he scored 2 goals. He also appeared in 3 Austrian Cup matches scoring 1 goal.
Following the season it was believed that Rapid Vienna was interested in signing Öbster, however he elected to join sister club New York Red Bulls agreeing to terms on July 14, 2009. He scored for New York on his debut July 30, 2009 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League series with W Connection which ended in a 2-2 draw
Internationally he has played eleven times for the Austrian U-21 national team. In 2003 he took part in the U-19 European Championship and helped Austria reach the semifinals.
|2007||FC Red Bull Salzburg||Austrian Bundesliga|
|2009||FC Red Bull Salzburg||Austrian Bundesliga|
|Club||Season||Major League Soccer||US Open Cup||MLS Cup||CONCACAF||Total|
|New York Red Bulls
- MLS player profile
- Interest from Rapid (German)
- worldfootball.net profile
- LASK Linz statistics (German)
- Career Statistics