Helge Payer

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Helge Payer
Helge Payer - SK Rapid Wien (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Helge Payer
Date of birth (1979-08-09) 9 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Wels, Austria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1991 Eintracht Wels
1991–2001 Rapid Vienna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 → Kottingbrunn (loan) 26 (0)
2001–2012 Rapid Vienna 242 (0)
2012–2013 Kalloni 3 (0)
National team
Austria U16 11 (0)
Austria U17 6 (0)
Austria U18 10 (0)
Austria U21 13 (0)
2003–2009 Austria 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Helge Payer (born 9 August 1979) is a retired Austrian professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played for the Austrian national team.

Club career[edit]

Payer came through the youth ranks at SK Rapid Wien to make his professional debut in the 2001-02 season, taking over the first-choice spot from Czech veteran Ladislav Maier. In 2006, he was also named team captain. With Rapid, he won two league titles, also appearing 5 times during the and played 5 games in the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League group stage.

On 27 August 2009, he saved an Ashley Young penalty at Villa Park in the UEFA Europa League as Rapid Wien lost to Aston Villa 2–1. Rapid did, however, proceed to the next round via the away goals rule.

International career[edit]

Payer made his debut for Austria in an Euro 2004 qualifier in June 2003, against Belarus, coming on as a late substitute for Thomas Mandl.

After becoming a regular starter for the Nationalmannschaft, Payer was included in the 23-man party for in Euro 2008, but was forced to pull out due to an intestinal thrombosis.[1]

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 2 0
2004 1 0
2005 4 0
2006 4 0
2007 3 0
2008 1 0
2009 5 0
Total 20 0

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austria's Payer signed off for six months
  2. ^ Helge Payer at National-Football-Teams.com

External links[edit]