Royer with the Red Bulls in 2016.
|Date of birth||22 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Schladming, Austria|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|New York Red Bulls|
|2012–2013||→ 1. FC Köln (loan)||26||(3)|
|2016–||New York Red Bulls||32||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:03, 7 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2013
Royer began his career as a youth player at FC Schladming in Upper Styria, where he was active from 1996 to 2004. In 2004, he moved to Sturm Graz. He quickly moved up the clubs youth system and played for the clubs reserve team during the 2008–09 season making 12 appearances and scoring two goals. Royer joined Regionalliga team Pasching during the 2009–10 season. In his one season at the club he appeared in 25 league matches scoring six goals. After impressing with Pasching, Royer began to receive interest from Austrian Bundesliga clubs.
Royer signed with Ried in 2010. In his first season at the club he helped Ried capture the Austrian Cup. Royer began his second season with Ried before transferring to German club Hannover 96 on 31 August, the last day of the transfer window.
Royer made his debut in the German Bundesliga on 24 September 2011 against FC Augsburg. Royer came on in the 88th minute for Sérgio Pinto in the match that ended in a goalless draw. During the 2011–12 season Royer also played for Hannover 96 II.
For the 2012–13 season Royer was sent on loan to 1. FC Köln. On 26 August 2012 Royer scored his first goal for Köln in a 3-3 draw with Kaiserslautern.  In his one year at the club Royer was a regular for Köln as he appeared in 26 league matches and scored 3 goals.
On 24 June 2013 Royer returned to Austria, signing with Austria Wien. Royer scored his first goal for Austria Wein on 25 August 2013 opening the scoring for his club in a 4-1 victory over Wolfsberger AC. Royer was an important player for Wien, in his two seasons at the club he made 76 appearances, scoring 14 goals.
On 22 May 2015, Danish champions FC Midtjylland announced the signing of Royer. During the 2015–16 season Royer appeared in 36 matches scoring two goals across the Superliga, Champions League qualifying, and Europa League.
New York Red Bulls
On 3 August 2016, Royer signed with New York Red Bulls. On 21 August 2016, Royer made his New York Red Bulls debut at RFK Stadium against D.C. United in a 2-2 draw. He scored his first goal with the club on 24 September 2016 in a 1-0 victory; heading in the winning goal against the Montreal Impact.
On 27 May 2017, Royer scored the game winning goal in a 2-1 victory over New England Revolution. On 14 June 2017, Royer scored the lone goal for New York in a 1-0 victory over rival New York City FC in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. On 19 July 2017, Royer recorded his first multi-goal game for New York, scoring twice in a 5-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes. Three days later he scored the opening goal and assisted on another in helping New York to a 3-0 victory over Minnesota United, earning him MLS Player of the Week honors. On 29 July 2017 Royer scored another two goals for New York in a 4-0 rout over Montreal Impact.
Royer has represented Austria serving as captain of the under-21 team appearing in 9 matches and scoring three goals.
On 19 May 2011 he was called up to the full national team by Dietmar Constantini. He made his first appearance for the national team on 3 June 2011 coming on as a second-half substitute for Martin Harnik in a European Championship qualifier against Germany.
- As of 7 October 2017
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cup ||League Cup ||Continental ||Total|
|Sturm Graz (A)||2008–09||Regional League Central||12||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||2|
|Pasching||2009-10||Regional League Central||25||6||2||0||0||0||0||0||27||6|
|Hannover II (loan)||2011–12||Regionalliga Nord||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|1. FC Köln (loan)||2012–13||2. Bundesliga||26||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||29||3|
|Austria Wien||2013–14||Austrian Bundesliga||30||6||1||0||0||0||10||1||41||7|
|FC Midtjylland||2015–16||Danish Superliga||23||2||1||0||0||0||12||0||36||2|
|New York Red Bulls||2016||Major League Soccer||6||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||7||1|
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- "3:3! Spektakel am Dom: Idrissou wahrt Lauterns Serie". kicker (in German). 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
- "Meister Austria Wien verpflichtete Daniel Royer". salzburg.com. 24 June 2013.
- "Austrias B-Elf beim WAC souverän". Österreich (in German). 25 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Officielt: FC Midtjylland henter østriger". dr.dk. 22 May 2015.
- "Daniel Royer » Club matches". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "New York Red Bulls 1, Montreal Impact 0". MLSSoccer.com.
- "Second-Half Surge Helps Red Bulls Rally Past New England, 2-1". newyorkredbulls.com.
- "Red Bulls Knock NYCFC out of U.S. Open Cup". newyorkredbulls.com.
- "New York Red Bulls 5, San Jose Earthquakes 1 - 2017 MLS Match Recap". mlssoccer.com.
- "Daniel Royer Named Alcatel MLS Player of the Week". newyorkredbulls.com.
- "Red Bulls Roll in Harrison, 4-0". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
- "UNSERE 23 MANN FÜR DEUTSCHLAND". oefb.at. 19 May 2011.
- "Bittere 1:2-Niederlage gegen Deutschland nach starker Leistung". 3 June 2011.
- Includes: Austrian Cup, DFB-Pokal, Danish Cup Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
- Includes: MLS Cup Playoffs
- Includes: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League