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Weimann Week: ARCHIVE PICS - Andi's rise to senior stardom
Andreas Weimann's rise through the ranks in pictures.
11th Jun 2013
Weimann Week: ARCHIVE PICS - Andi's rise to senior stardom


Andreas Weimann has been one of the great success stories of Villa's acclaimed academy system.

Check out our pictures of Weimann's rise through the ranks.

Weimann arrived on these shores from Austria at the age of 15 as he looked to realise his Premier League dream.

The Vienna-born striker starred alongside the likes of Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan and Ciaran Clark in a successful youth side that won the 2007-08 Barclays Premier Academy League.

The same group of players also went on to win three consecutive Barclays Premier Reserve League titles under Kevin MacDonald - the man who would later hand Weimann his first team debut.

His senior bow came as a late substitute against West Ham on the opening day of the 2010-11 campaign - the start of MacDonald's spell as caretaker manager.

Weimann had two separate loan spells at Watford in 2011 before returning to Villa where he continued to press for first team opportunities.

He scored goals galore for the second string and it soon became clear that the young hotshot had outgrown the reserve ranks.

Then, on in March 2012, Weimann well and truly announced his arrival on the Premier League stage by coming off the bench to score a last-gasp winner against Fulham.

His first senior strike was followed a few weeks later by a long-range rocket against Stoke which won the club's Goal of the Season award.

The 2012-13 campaign was Weimann's first full term in the senior ranks and he delivered an impressive 12 goals in 38 games.

Check out our pictures of Weimann's rise through the ranks.


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