Guido Burgstaller

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Guido Burgstaller
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Burgstaller with Austria in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Villach, Austria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 FC Kärnten 33 (2)
2008–2011 Wiener Neustadt 81 (12)
2011–2014 Rapid Wien 85 (24)
2014–2015 Cardiff City 3 (0)
2015–2017 1. FC Nürnberg 63 (33)
2017– Schalke 04 8 (4)
National team
2012– Austria 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2016

Guido Burgstaller (born 29 April 1989) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Schalke 04.

Club career[edit]

On 23 May 2014, Burgstaller joined Cardiff City on a three-year deal as Ole Gunnar Solskjær's second signing of the summer, after Javi Guerra. Burgstaller said "My decision to join Cardiff City was never in question when the club first contacted me, it has always been a dream for me to play in this country. I've followed Cardiff in the Premier League last season and I'm very proud and honoured to be given the chance to wear the Cardiff City jersey - I'm a big admirer of the passion of the fans."[1]

He made his debut in the Championship on 8 August, replacing Kenwyne Jones for the last 20 minutes of a 1–1 draw at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season.[2] Five days later, he scored within four minutes of his first start as Cardiff won 2–1 away to Coventry City in the first round of the League Cup.[3]

On 26 January 2015, Burgstaller left Cardiff by mutual consent,[4] joining 2. Bundesliga side Nürnberg on an undisclosed deal four days later.[5]

International career[edit]

Burgstaller made his full international debut for his country on 29 February 2012, playing the last five minutes of a 3–1 friendly win over Finland as a replacement for Andreas Ivanschitz.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 March 2017.[7]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Kärnten 2006–07 Erste Liga 4 1 0 0 4 1
2007–08 29 1 29 1
Total 33 2 0 0 33 2
Wiener Neustadt 2008–09 Erste Liga 26 7 4 1 30 8
2009–10 Bundesliga 30 0 3 0 33 0
2010–11 25 5 1 0 26 5
Total 81 12 8 1 89 13
Rapid Wien 2011–12 Bundesliga 23 7 2 0 0 0 25 7
2012–13 32 6 4 2 8 0 44 8
2013–14 30 11 1 0 9 1 40 12
Total 85 24 7 2 17 1 109 27
Cardiff City 2014-15 Championship 3 0 0 0 2[a] 1 5 1
1. FC Nürnberg 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 14 6 0 0 14 6
2015–16 33 13 3 1 2[b] 0 38 14
2016–17 16 14 2 0 18 14
Total 63 33 5 1 2 0 70 34
FC Schalke 04 2016-17 Bundesliga 8 4 2 0 2 2 12 6
Career total 273 75 22 4 19 3 4 1 318 83
  1. ^ Appearances in League Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in Bundesliga relegation play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff sign Austrian midfielder Guido Burgstaller". BBC Sport. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Cryer, Andy (8 August 2014). "Blackburn 1-1 Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Westall, Rob (13 August 2014). "Coventry 1-2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cardiff City fire sale continues". WalesOnline. 
  5. ^ "Nikci and Burgstaller join Nürnberg". Vavel. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Austria 3-1 Finland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Guido Burgstaller » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Worldfootball. 

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