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A CAREER IN PICTURES: GUIDO BURGSTALLER

23 May 2014

A pictorial look at the career of 25-year-old Guido Burgstaller

Following the confirmation of Cardiff City's second signing of the summer in 25-year-old Austrian International Guido Burgstaller, we take a pictorial look at his career. 

Nicknamed ‘Burgi’ in his native Austria, the left footed midfielder started his career at FC Kärnten before transferring to the Austrian Bundesliga and Wiener Neustadt in 2008. Three years at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt saw him make 81 appearances, netting 12 goals. 

A move to Rapid Wien followed in 2011 where he quickly established himself as a regular starter. 95 appearances in all competitions, including experience in the UEFA Europa League, has seen him score 25 goals from his midfield berth. A debut for national side Austria came in 2012 in their World Cup qualifying match with neighbouring Germany, a cap he added to last September in back-to-back qualifiers with Germany and Ireland.

Burgstaller’s most prolific spell came last season - a campaign topped off by a hat-trick in Rapid’s final game of 2013-14 and a 5-2 away victory over Ried.

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