Robert Almer

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Robert Almer
Robert Almer playing for Austria vs Wales 01.jpg
Almer playing for Austria in 2016
Personal information
Full name Robert Almer
Date of birth (1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Austria Wien
Number 1
Youth career
SC Untersiebenbrunn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 SC Untersiebenbrunn 10 (0)
2004–2005 DSV Leoben 14 (0)
2005–2006 FK Austria Wien Amateure 7 (0)
2006–2008 SV Mattersburg 20 (0)
2008–2011 Austria Wien 21 (0)
2011 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 2 (0)
2011–2013 Fortuna Düsseldorf 13 (0)
2013–2014 Energie Cottbus 18 (0)
2014–2015 Hannover 96 0 (0)
2015– Austria Wien 31 (0)
National team
2011– Austria 32 (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

Robert Almer (born 20 March 1984) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Austria Wien and the Austria national team.[1]

Almer is currently the number one goalkeeper for the national team, playing at UEFA Euro 2016.

Club career[edit]

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.[2]

International career[edit]

Almer debuted for the Austria national football team in a 2–1 loss to Ukraine on 15 November 2011.[3] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Almer, Robert" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Warum der Keeper neuer Austria-Kapitän ist". SportNet (in French). 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Robert Almer". UEFA. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Almer matters: Ronaldo's Austrian nemesis". UEFA. 18 June 2016. 

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