Roman Kienast

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Roman Kienast
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-03-29) 29 March 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sturm Graz
Number 42
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Rapid Wien Amateure 13 (11)
2002–2006 Rapid Wien 55 (12)
2004–2005 SC Rheindorf Altach (loan) 6 (4)
2006–2009 Ham-Kam 85 (27)
2008 Helsingborgs IF (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2012 Sturm Graz 48 (24)
2012–2015 Austria Wien 63 (14)
2015– Sturm Graz 11 (7)
National team
2006–2007 Austria U-21 24 (7)
2007– Austria 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2011

Roman Kienast (born 29 March 1984) is an Austrian football player who currently plays for Sturm Graz.

Club career[edit]

Kienast joined the youth team of Rapid Wien at the age of 14. He debuted in the club's first team in 2002. In the next two seasons, he made 24 appearances in the Austrian Football Bundesliga, but was unable to score a goal. In 2004, he was loaned out to SC Rheindorf Altach, then playing in the Austrian Football First League (Austria's second highest professional league). After scoring 4 goals in 6 games, he was quickly called back by Rapid. During the rest of the season, he made 21 appearances for the Vienna side, and finally managed to score his first goal in the Bundesliga. The season ended in glory for the team as they won the Austrian title.

Just before the start of the 2006 season, Kienast came to the Norwegian club Hamarkameratene (Ham-Kam) on loan. He played well during the first spring games, and Ham-Kam decided to buy him. However, he could not prevent the team from going down that season. In the next season, Ham-Kam got promoted back to the Norwegian Premier League, with Kienast playing an integral part in the campaign by scoring 14 goals.[1]

As of 27 May 2008, Kienast has not scored during the 2008 season in Ham-Kam's comeback to the top flight.

On 31 July 2008, Kienast moved to Helsingborgs IF of Allsvenskan in Sweden on loan for the rest of the year with an option for them to buy the player. On 26 November 2013, Kienast scored the first Champions League group stage goal in Austria Vienna's history, netting in the 1:1 away draw with F.C. Porto.

After three years with Austria Wien, he returned to Sturm Graz in January 2015.[2]

National team[edit]

Kienast is a regular in the Austria squad and so far played 10 times for his country. He scored his first senior goal on 27 May with his 1–0 goal against Nigeria in a friendly. After that game, coach Josef Hickersberger chose him in the final squad for the European Championship.[3]

Private life[edit]

Roman is the son of former Rapid Wien player Wolfgang Kienast and the nephew of former Austria international Reinhard Kienast.[4]

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