Indrek Zelinski

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Indrek Zelinski
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Zelinski in 2012
Personal information
Full name Indrek Zelinski
Date of birth (1974-11-13) 13 November 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Pärnu, Estonia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1985– Pärnu Kalev
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Sindi Kalju ? (?)
1992 Pärnu KEK ? (?)
1992–1993 Pärnu Kalev ? (?)
1993–2001 Flora 115 (62)
1993–1995 Lelle (loan) ? (?)
1994–1996 Tervis Pärnu (loan) ? (?)
1999 Kuressaare (loan) 1 (0)
2000 Lahti (loan) 22 (5)
2001–2005 AaB 35 (13)
2003 Landskrona BoIS (loan) 13 (1)
2003–2005 Frem (loan) 17 (6)
2005–2009 Levadia 151 (84)
2009 Levadia II 3 (7)
National team
1994–1995 Estonia U21 11 (0)
1994–2010 Estonia 103 (27)
Teams managed
2011 Levadia III
2012–2015 Levadia (assistant)
2016 Estonia U18
2016 Estonia U23 (assistant)
2016–2017 Estonia women
2017– Vaprus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Indrek Zelinski (born 13 November 1974) is an Estonian football coach and former professional player. He is the manager of Meistriliiga club Vaprus.

Zelinski played as a forward for Sindi Kalju, Tervis Pärnu, Pärnu Kalev, Flora, Lelle, Kuressaare, Lahti, AaB, Landskrona BoIS, Frem and Levadia. Zelinski made his international debut for the Estonia national team in 1994. He made 103 appearances for the team, scoring 27 goals, before retiring in 2010. Zelinski was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 2001, and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2007.[1]

Early life

Born in Pärnu, Zelinski started playing football in 1985 for his hometown club Pärnu Kalev's youth team under the coach Märt Siigur.[1]

Club career

Flora

In 1993, Zelinski signed for Flora. He saw limited playing time during the 1993–94 season, but scored a hat-trick in the championship play-off match against Norma, earning his first trophy.[2] Zelinski spent his first seasons in Flora mostly playing for Flora affiliated teams Lelle, Tervis Pärnu and Kuressaare. He became a Flora's first team regular in the 1995–96 season. Zelinski won his second Meistriliiga title with Flora in the 1997–98 season and a third one in the following 1998 season.[3]

On 29 July 1999, Flora reached an agreement with English side Blackpool for the transfer of Zelinski, but the move was foiled by work permit issues.[4]

Lahti (loan)

On 2 December 1999, Zelinski joined Finnish Veikkausliiga side Lahti on loan.[5] Zelinski returned to Flora after the one-year loan spell in October 2000.[6]

AaB

On 17 July 2001, Zelinski joined Danish Superliga side AaB on loan until 9 December 2001 for a fee of EEK 1.3 million.[7] The move was made permanent on 4 August 2001 for a fee of EEK 4 million.[8] At Aab, Zelinski formed a strike partnership with fellow Estonian international Andres Oper. Zelinski scored 13 goals in the 2001–02 season and was the team's top goalscorer in the league. Despite that, we was dropped by the new manager Poul Erik Andreasen, and subsequently loaned to Landskrona BoIS and Frem.

Levadia

In January 2005, Zelinski returned to Estonia as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with Levadia.[9] He was Levadia's top goalscorer in the league for three consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2007, and won four consecutive Meistriliiga titles in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In August 2009, Zelinski announced that he will almost certainly retire from professional football at the end of the season.[10] He played his last match in the Meistriliiga on 10 November 2009 against Paide Linnameeskond, where he was sent off in the end of the first half for a professional foul.[11]

International career

Zelinski made his international debut for the Estonia national team on 7 May 1994 in a 0–4 away defeat against United States in a friendly. He scored his first goal for Estonia on 13 November 1996 in a 6–1 away win against Andorra. Three days later, on 16 November 1996, Zelinski scored a hat-trick against Indonesia in a friendly. Zelinski was named Estonian Footballer of the Year in 2001, and won the Estonian Silverball award three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2007.[1] He ended his international career on 21 May 2010, after a 2–0 home win against Finland, having made 103 appearances and scoring 27 goals.[12]

Personal life

Zelinski has a daughter, Johanna-Lisa (born 2000), with his girlfriend Sigrit Järvamägi who is a two-time Estonian Women's Cup winner with Flora women's team.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sindi Kalju 1991 Regional League
Pärnu KEK 1992 Esiliiga
Pärnu Kalev 1992–93 II liiga
Flora 1993–94 Meistriliiga 10 6 1 3 11 9
1994–95 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
1995–96 9 1 0 0 3 0 12 1
1996–97 22 5 2 0 0 0 24 5
1997–98 21 13 1 1 1 0 0 0 23 14
1998 12 10 2 1 1 0 15 11
1999 26 14 2 0 0 0 28 14
2001 12 13 0 0 0 0 12 13
Total 115 62 1 1 8 1 5 3 129 67
Lelle (loan) 1993–94 II liiga
1994–95 Esiliiga
Total
Tervis Pärnu (loan) 1994–95 Esiliiga
1995–96 Meistriliiga 10 0 0 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 10 0
Kuressaare (loan) 1999 Esiliiga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Lahti (loan) 2000 Veikkausliiga 22 5 0 0 22 5
AaB 2001–02 Danish Superliga 31 13 31 13
2002–03 4 0 4 0
Total 35 13 35 13
Landskrona BoIS (loan) 2003 Allsvenskan 13 1 13 1
Frem (loan) 2003–04 Danish Superliga 9 0 9 0
2004–05 1. Division 8 6 8 6
Total 17 6 17 6
Levadia 2005 Meistriliiga 29 18 1 0 1 0 31 18
2006 32 21 2 1 0 0 34 22
2007 31 23 4 0 8 2 43 25
2008 33 15 2 0 7 0 42 15
2009 26 7 4 2 6 0 4 1 40 10
Total 151 84 4 2 15 1 20 3 190 90
Levadia II 2009 Esiliiga 3 7 0 0 3 7
Career total 367 178 5 3 23 2 25 6 420 189

International

National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
1994 3 0
1995 3 0
1996 10 4
1997 14 3
1998 13 3
1999 12 3
2000 11 3
2001 12 4
2002 10 3
2003 11 3
2004 1 0
2005 1 0
2007 1 1
2010 1 0
Total 103 27

International goals

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Zelinski goal.[12][13]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 November 1996 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra 15  Andorra 1–0 6–1 Friendly
2 16 November 1996 Stadio Giuseppe Olmo, Celle Ligure, Italy 16  Indonesia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
3 2–0
4 3–0
5 1 March 1997 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus 19  Azerbaijan 2–0 2–0 Friendly
6 18 May 1997 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 21  Latvia 1–0 1–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 22 June 1997 Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia 24  Andorra 1–0 4–1 Friendly
8 22 June 1998 Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia 34  Andorra 1–0 2–1 Friendly
9 20 September 1998 Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia 39  Egypt 2–0 2–2 Friendly
10 21 November 1998 Abovyan City Stadium, Abovyan, Armenia 43  Armenia 1–2 1–2 Friendly
11 22 January 1999 Umm al-Fahm Municipal Stadion, Umm al-Fahm, Israel 45  Norway 2–3 3–3 Friendly
12 3–3
13 16 March 1999 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus 48  Cyprus 1–0 2–1 Friendly
14 23 February 2000 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 56  Finland 1–4 2–4 2000 King's Cup
15 10 December 2000 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 66  Hong Kong 1–1 2–1 Friendly
16 2–1
17 2 June 2001 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 70  Netherlands 2–1 2–4 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
18 3 July 2001 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia 72  Latvia 1–1 1–3 2001 Baltic Cup
19 15 August 2001 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 74  Cyprus 1–1 2–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
20 10 November 2001 Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens, Greece 77  Greece 2–4 2–4 Friendly
21 14 March 2002 Stadio Enzo Mazotti, Montecatini Terme, Italy 79  Saudi Arabia 1–0 2–0 Friendly
22 21 May 2002 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino 82  San Marino 1–0 1–0 Friendly
23 12 October 2002 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 86  New Zealand 3–2 3–2 Friendly
24 30 April 2003 Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra 93  Andorra 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
25 2–0
26 20 December 2003 Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat, Oman 99  Oman 1–1 1–3 Friendly
27 22 August 2007 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 102  Andorra 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

Honours

Club

Flora
Levadia

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b c "Zelinski, Indrek" (in Estonian). ESBL. 
  2. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). FC Flora. 
  3. ^ "Indrek Zelinski" (in Estonian). FC Levadia. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Memorandum from Blackpool Football Club (WP19)". House of Commons of the United Kingdom. 
  5. ^ "Marko Kristal ja Indrek Zelinski Lahtisse" (in Estonian). Delfi. 2 December 1999. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "FC Lahti loobus eestlastest" (in Estonian). Eesti Päevaleht. 26 October 2000. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Indrek Zelinski renditi 1,3 mln kr eest Taani vutiklubile Aalborg" (in Estonian). Äripäev. 17 July 2001. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Aalborg ostis Indrek Zelinski nelja miljoni eest päriseks" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 4 August 2001. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Indrek Zelinski liitus FC Levadiaga" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  10. ^ Schwede, Indrek (August 2009). "Indrek Zelinski: pärast loobumist tahan jalgpallile midagi tagasi anda" (in Estonian). 8 (20). Estonian Football Association: 13–17. ISSN 1736-7379. 
  11. ^ "Indrek Zelinski karjäär lõppes punase kaardiga!" (in Estonian). Õhtuleht. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Indrek Zelinski - Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  13. ^ "Indrek Zelinski". Estonian Football Association. 

External links

  • Indrek Zelinski profile at the Estonian Football Association website
  • Levadia profile (in Estonian)
  • AaB profile (in Danish)
  • Frem profile (in Danish)
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