Andreas Weimann

Name:
Andreas Weimann
Nationality:
Austrian
Date of Birth:
05/08/1991
Height:
6' 2" (188cm)
Weight:
12st 0lbs (76.0kg)
Previous Clubs:
Watford (loan), Watford (loan),
Position:
Striker


Andi Weimann sealed his place in Villa folklore when he netted two goals in the 3-1 victory over Hull City in May to guarantee the club's Barclays Premier League status.

The Austrian started at hometown club FC Stadlau and at 13, earned a move to Rapid Wien before switching to B6 alongside countryman Dominik Hofbauer.

He was part of the squad that beat Juventus, Atlante and FC Porto in the 2009 Peace Cup.

In the following reserve season, Weimann came into his own, finishing as the league's top scorer with nine goals filling the void left by the senior bound Nathan Delfouneso.

As the Premier League season came to a climax, Martin O' Neill named the striker in the provisional squad for the final league match against Blackburn Rovers.

In May 2010, Weimann starred in the Villa side that won the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament netting a hat-trick against the Yau Yee League Select of Hong Kong.

He also scored twice in the annual pre-season meeting with Walsall.

August 2010 saw him make his competitive first-team debut, coming on for Ashley Young in the latter stages of a game against West Ham United.

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald named Weimann in his 20-man squad to travel to his homeland to face former club Rapid Vienna in the UEFA Europa League in August 2010 and he replaced Marc Albrighton after 79 minutes.

In January 2011, he signed for Watford on a youth loan meaning he also featured for Villa's reserve side during his time at Vicarage Road.

This spell clearly paid dividends as Weimann played 19 times for the Hornets in total, scoring four goals.

A year later he returned to Watford on loan, playing three games.

In March 2012, Weimann burst onto the firstteam scene when he grabbed a 92nd minute winner in a single goal victory against Fulham.

He also grabbed the opening goal in Villa's first game of this Premier League campaign after 50 minutes at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium - and again scored in the home win over the Tigers for the second season running.


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