Roman Wallner

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Roman Wallner
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Personal information
Full name Roman Wallner
Date of birth (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Graz, Styria, Austria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Wacker Innsbruck
Number 9
Youth career
1988–1998 Sturm Graz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Sturm Graz 0 (0)
1999–2004 Rapid Vienna 134 (42)
2004–2006 Hannover 96 10 (0)
2005 Admira Wacker (loan) 15 (1)
2006 Austria Vienna (loan) 9 (0)
2006–2007 Austria Vienna 30 (6)
2007–2008 Falkirk 2 (0)
2007 Hamilton Academical (loan) 3 (1)
2008 Apollon Kalamarias 1 (0)
2008 Skoda Xanthi 0 (0)
2009–2010 LASK Linz 30 (17)
2010–2012 Red Bull Salzburg 60 (24)
2012 RB Leipzig 7 (5)
2012– FC Wacker Innsbruck 48 (13)
National team
2001– Austria 29 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 July 2010

Roman Wallner (born 4 February 1982 in Graz, Styria) is an Austrian footballer currently playing for FC Wacker Innsbruck.

Career[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Wallner began his career with hometown Sturm Graz in 1998. In the following year he moved to Rapid Wien, where he would have his most successful years, appearing in over 100 matches and scoring 42 goals over five seasons with the club. He then spent one year spells at German club Hannover 96 and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling before signing with Austria Vienna in 2005. He left the club in 2007.

At the beginning of the 2007–2008 season, Wallner signed a 1 year contract including the option of a 2nd year with Scottish Premier League outfit Falkirk F.C..[1]

In November 2007, Roman signed for Scottish First Division Hamilton Academical on loan from Falkirk,[2] scoring once in four games against Stirling Albion.[3] He returned to Falkirk the following month.

In January 2008, he travelled to Greece where he was on trial for the Greek Cup 2006–07 winners Larissa F.C.. In the same month Falkirk announced that Wallner had been released from his contract by mutual consent. In late January, he signed with Apollon Kalamarias.

On 3 February 2008, Apollon Kalamarias' player Barkoglou scored a last minute goal in a match against Olympiacos which ended 1–0 to Apollon. Olympiakos appealed against Wallner's appearance in the match,[4] because according to FIFA rules a player could play for no more than two teams per season (having already played for Falkirk F.C. and Hamilton Academical), because of this Apollon lost the game in cards 0–3 and had 1 point deducted. The case went to the jurisdiction of CAS. The appeal for provisional measures was declined. After the end of the Greek Superleague, Apollon Kalamarias was relegated and the deducted points would be inefficient to keep them clear of relegation. Therefore, the appeal against the first decision was withdrawn. Olympiacos won the title leading the table with runners-up AEK Athens trailing by only two points. This fact, along with the claims by the AEK chairman Demis Nikolaidis and footballers like Rivaldo, Traianos Dellas and Nikos Lyberopoulos that the Greek Football Association was responsible for this outcome, left the AEK fans with a taste of unjustice. By then, Roman Wallner was one of the most identifiable and recnognisable footballers in Greece and the controversy about his case will be remembered by all the Greek football fans in the years to come.

International[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in an April 2001 World Cup qualification match against Liechtenstein.

National team statistics[edit]

[5]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 4 0
2002 8 3
2003 3 2
2004 4 0
2005 1 0
2006 3 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 4 1
2010 2 1
Total 29 7

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallner signs for Falkirk – Falkirk
  2. ^ Wallner released – Falkirk
  3. ^ "Stirling Albion 2–4 Hamilton Acc". BBC. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Olympiakos appeal – Sportingreece
  5. ^ Roman Wallner at National-Football-Teams.com

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