Vladimír Weiss (footballer born 1989)
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Weiss playing for Rangers in 2010
|Full name||Vladimír Weiss|
|Date of birth||30 November 1989|
|Place of birth||Bratislava, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2010||→ Bolton Wanderers (loan)||13||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Rangers (loan)||23||(5)|
|2011–2012||→ Espanyol (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
On 16 April 2008, Weiss scored in the second leg of the 2008 FA Youth Cup Final against Chelsea, in a 3–1 (4–2 on aggregate) win. He made his first team debut on 24 May 2009, replacing Stephen Ireland from the substitutes bench after seventy minutes in the final game of the 2008–09 season, a 1–0 win against Bolton Wanderers.
On 28 October 2009, he came on as a substitute against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup. He scored his first senior goal, as a substitute, on 2 December 2009, in a 3–0 League Cup win over Arsenal. He signed a new contract on 17 December 2009, to tie him to the club until the end of 2012.
On 25 January 2010 Weiss joined Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season, and made his debut as a last minute substitute a day later in the home game against Burnley. For the most part of his time at the Reebok Stadium, Weiss was a substitute.
On 19 August 2010, Weiss joined Scottish side Rangers on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. Prior to signing for Rangers, Weiss rejected a move to their city rivals Celtic. He made his Rangers debut against Hibernian at Easter Road on 22 August coming on as a substitute for James Beattie, setting up the second goal with Rangers going on to win 3–0. He scored his first goal for Rangers in a 4–1 home win against Motherwell and five days later made his Champions League debut against Valencia, providing the assist from a corner for Maurice Edu's opener.
On 26 December 2010, Weiss gave a 'Man of the Match' performance, and scored the third goal in a 4–1 SPL victory over Motherwell at Fir Park. On 15 January 2011, Weiss scored twice in a 4–0 home victory over Hamilton Academical. On 20 March 2011, Weiss came off the bench in the League Cup Final against Celtic and made the assist for Nikica Jelavić to score the winning goal, he lifted his first senior trophy as a Rangers player. Weiss claimed a 2010–11 SPL season winners medal, Rangers having won the title over rivals Celtic by a single point.
On 20 December 2011, Weiss scored his first goal for Espanyol in a Copa del Rey match which ended in a 4–2 victory against Celta Vigo. In February 2012 he scored a spectacular goal from outside the penalty area in a 3–3 draw away at Athletic Bilbao.
On 2 August 2012 newly promoted Serie A side Pescara announced to have bought Vladimir Weiss from Manchester City with the player signing a one-year contract with the option for a further year. He made his debut in a 3–0 home loss to Inter Milan. Weiss scored his first goal in Pescara's 1–0 victory over Palermo on 26 September, hammering in a wonder goal in the 86th minute.
On 28 June 2013, Weiss came to Greece to sign with current league champions, Olympiacos Piraeus. Some hours later, he announced (through his Twitter account) that he is joining Olympiacos in a 3 years deal. He scored his first goal on 1/9/2013 on a match against Levadiakos F.C. On 17 September 2013, Weiss scored his first Champions League goal in a 1-4 home defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
Weiss played in three out of four of his country's games in South Africa, playing a total of 270 minutes. He impressed in the first match against New Zealand where he thrilled the crowd in a 1–1 draw. Weiss featured in the second group game against Paraguay which they lost 2–0 and played a full 90 minutes in the 2–1 defeat to Netherlands in the last 16.
- As of 10 December 2013
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|2008–09||Manchester City||Premier League||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
|2009–10||Bolton Wanderers||Premier League||13||0||—||—||—||13||0|
|2010–11||Rangers||Scottish Premier League||23||5||2||0||4||0||6||0||35||5|
|1.||8 October 2010||Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia||Armenia||1 – 1||3–1||Euro 2012 qualification|
|2.||29 February 2012||Bursa Atatürk Stadium, Bursa, Turkey||Turkey||1 – 0||2–1||International Friendly|
|Correct as of 29 February 2012|
Weiss' father, also called Vladimír Weiss, was a professional football player as well and won 12 caps for the national side. He was also the head coach of the Slovakian national football team. His grandfather, named Vladimír Weiss too, was also a footballer who represented Czechoslovakia.
- Manchester City
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- "Wanderers Sign Weiss". Bolton Wanderers FC. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- "Bolton 1–0 Burnley". BBC Sport. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Man City's Weiss joins Gers as Jelavic deal nears end BBC Sport, 19 August 2010
- "Hibernian 0–3 Rangers" BBC Sport, 22 August 2010
- "City 1–0 Bolton". BBC. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- Forsyth, Roddy (20 October 2010). "Rangers 1 Valencia 1: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "SMITH IMPRESSED BY DAZZLING WEISS" Sporting Life, 26 December 2010
- "Rangers 4 Hamilton 0". BBC. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- Forsyth, Roddy (20 March 2011). "Celtic 1 Rangers 2: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "Weiss wants Gers return". Sky Sports. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "Weiss moves to Pescara". ESPN. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Wonder goal from Weiss". ESPNFC. 26 September 2012.
- "Amazing Solo! Vladimír Weiss (Olympiacos) vs PSG". inside World Soccer. 18 September 2013.
- Oscroft, Tim (9 August 2009). "International call-up news". Manchester City. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
- Gaunt, Ken (10 September 2009). "Worthington's dreams suffer major blow on 'inept' night". The Independent. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
- Slovakia Squad Yahoo! Eurosport UK
- All Whites snatch last-gasp point FIFA, 15 June 2010
- Paraguay too strong for Slovakia FIFA, 20 June 2010
- Returning Robben helps sink Slovakia FIFA, 28 June 2010
- Ogden, Mark (23 March 2009). "Manchester City starlet Vladimir Weiss to be upstaged by his famous father". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- Vladimír Weiss Sports Reference LLC
- Espanyol official profile
- Transfermarkt profile
- Vladimír Weiss (footballer born 1989) career stats at Soccerbase
- 2010 FIFA World Cup profile
- Vladimír Weiss at National-Football-Teams.com
- Vladimír Weiss (footballer born 1989) – FIFA competition record
- vladimirweiss.sk Official web site