Florian Klein

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Florian Klein
AUT vs. TUR 2016-03-29 (080).jpg
Klein in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-11-17) November 17, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Austria Wien
Number 17
Youth career
1994–2004 LASK Linz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 LASK Linz 163 (13)
2003–2004 FC Blau-Weiß Linz (loan) 19 (5)
2009–2012 Austria Wien 71 (6)
2012–2014 Red Bull Salzburg 43 (1)
2014–2017 VfB Stuttgart 75 (4)
2017– Austria Wien 3 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Austria U19 5 (0)
2006–2008 Austria U21 23 (3)
2010– Austria 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:36, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Florian Klein (born 17 November 1986) is an Austrian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Austria Wien.

Career[edit]

Klein began his career in September 1994 in the youth team of LASK Linz and was promoted to the senior team in July 2004.[1] He played on loan for FC Blau-Weiß Linz in the 2003–04 season and returned to Linz after the end of the season. After 163 games in 14 years for the club, in which he scored 13 goals, Klein signed a two-year contract with Austria Wien on 30 April 2009. In 2012, he joined Red Bull Salzburg.[2]

After the end of his contract with Salzburg on 1 July 2014, Klein moved to VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer. On 6 May 2014, Florian Klein signed a contract until June 2017 with VfB Stuttgart.[3]

He returned to Austria Wien on 23 August 2017.[4]

International career[edit]

Klein has played for Austria under-19 and Austria under-21. On 19 May 2010, Klein made his debut for the Austria against Croatia.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 February 2018.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Linz 2004–05 First League 29 0 2 0 31 0 [5]
2005–06 35 1 1 0 36 1 [5]
2006–07 32 5 3 0 35 5 [5]
2007–08 Austrian Football Bundesliga 34 1 34 1 [5]
2008–09 33 5 2 0 35 5 [5]
Totals 163 12 8 0 171 12
Austria Wien 2009–10 Austrian Bundesliga 35 4 3 0 10 0 48 4 [5]
2010–11 36 2 4 0 6 1 46 3 [5]
2011–12 34 0 2 0 12 0 48 0 [5]
Totals 105 6 9 0 28 1 142 7
Red Bull Salzburg 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 20 0 3 0 2 0 25 0 [5]
2013–14 23 1 5 2 8 0 36 3 [5]
Totals 43 1 8 2 10 0 61 1
Stuttgart 2014–15 Bundesliga 34 3 1 0 35 3 [6]
2015–16 22 0 2 0 24 0 [7]
2016–17 2. Bundesliga 19 1 2 0 21 1
Totals 75 4 5 0 80 4
Austria Wien 2017–18 Bundesliga(Austria) 21 3 1 0 3 0 25 3 [5]
Career totals 394 24 31 2 41 1 466 27

Honors[edit]

  • Austrian League: 2013–14
  • Austrian Cup: 2013–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ LASK-Profile Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ http://redbulls.com/soccer/salzburg/de/Florian-Klein.html
  3. ^ "VfB sign Florian Klein". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Florian Klein kehrt zur Austria zurück" (in German). FK Austria Wien. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Florian Klein » Club matches". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Klein, Florian". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Florian Klein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 2 June 2016.