Guido Burgstaller

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Guido Burgstaller
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Burgstaller with Austria in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Villach, Austria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 FC Kärnten 33 (2)
2008–2011 Wiener Neustadt 81 (12)
2011–2014 Rapid Wien 80 (21)
2014– Cardiff City 3 (0)
National team
2012– Austria 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

Guido Burgstaller (born 29 April 1989) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cardiff City.

Club career[edit]

On 23 May 2014, Burgstaller joined Cardiff City on a three-year deal as Ole Gunnar Solskjær's second signing of the summer after Javi Guerra. Burgstaller said "My decision to join Cardiff City was never in question when the club first contacted me, it has always been a dream for me to play in this country. I've followed Cardiff in the Premier League last season and I'm very proud and honoured to be given the chance to wear the Cardiff City jersey - I'm a big admirer of the passion of the fans."[1]

He made his debut in the Championship on 8 August, replacing Kenwyne Jones for the last 20 minutes of a 1–1 draw at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season.[2] Five days later, he scored within four minutes of his first start as Cardiff won 2–1 away to Coventry City in the first round of the League Cup.[3]

International career[edit]

Burgstaller made his full international debut for his country on 29 February 2012, playing the last five minutes of a 3–1 friendly win over Finland as a replacement for Andreas Ivanschitz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff sign Austrian midfielder Guido Burgstaller". BBC Sport. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Cryer, Andy (8 August 2014). "Blackburn 1-1 Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Westall, Rob (13 August 2014). "Coventry 1-2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Austria 3-1 Finland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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