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Almer playing for Austria in 2016
|Full name||Robert Almer|
|Date of birth||20 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Bruck an der Mur, Austria|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|2005–2006||FK Austria Wien Amateure||7||(0)|
|2011||Fortuna Düsseldorf II||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:37, 1 August 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2015
Almer is currently the number one goalkeeper for the national team, playing at UEFA Euro 2016.
After starting in the Austrian amateur leagues with SC Untersiebenbrunn and DSV Leoben, Almer was signed by FK Austria Wien and assigned to the club's reserve squad. In 2006, he joined SV Mattersburg and gained regular first team appearances for the team in the Austrian Bundesliga. He resigned for Austria Wien two years later as back-up for first choice goalkeeper Szabolcs Sáfár. During his first season back in Vienna, Almer was selected in goal for the 2009 Austrian Cup Final, winning his first major trophy.
Almer went on to play for Fortuna Düsseldorf and FC Energie Cottbus in the German 2. Bundesliga, before joining first division Hannover 96, where he failed to make a first team appearance. In 2015, he signed for Austria Wien for the third time, becoming the club's first choice goalkeeper and captain.
Almer debuted for the Austria national football team in a 2–1 loss to Ukraine on 15 November 2011. He was selected as first choice goalkeeper for UEFA Euro 2016 and kept Austria's first clean sheet at a major tournament in 32 years during the 0–0 group stage draw with Portugal on 18 June 2016.
- Robert Almer profile at Soccerway
- Robert Almer profile at Fussballdaten
- Robert Almer at National-Football-Teams.com
- Robert Almer Injury - news on derstandard.at (German)