Oper with Estonia in 2005
|Full name||Andres Oper|
|Date of birth||7 November 1977|
|Place of birth||Tallinn, Estonia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||free agent|
|1996||→ Pärnu Tervis (loan)||9||(4)|
|2010||ADO Den Haag||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andres Oper (born 7 November 1977 in Tallinn) is an Estonian footballer who is currently a free agent. He last played for Nea Salamis Famagusta. He has set the goalscoring record for the Estonian national team, by scoring 38 goals in 133 matches.
Oper started his football career in the club FC LSMK/Pantrid Tallinn in 1987. In 1994, Oper played in FC Lelle and FC Flora Tallinn youth teams. In the same year Oper signed with FC Flora Tallinn senior team. He was tracked by Arsenal as a 21-year old, but no deal was ever reached.
Oper was transferred to Danish Superliga club Aalborg BK on 2 July 1999, for $1,000,000. He signed a 5-year contract with Aalborg. He had a successful spell at Aalborg, where he played up front with his national team partner Indrek Zelinski.
On 10 July 2003, he signed a 2-year contract with Russian Premier League club FC Torpedo Moscow. Often inconsistent in Russia, Oper was placed on the transfer list by the Moscow club as he suffered injuries from his right foot.
On 31 August 2005 Oper signed a 1-year contract with Dutch Eredivisie club Roda JC, after rejecting a move to Sunderland. He scored his first Eredivisie goal on 1 October 2005, in a 3–2 win against Vitesse. On 28 May 2006 he extended his current contract with Roda JC until 30 June 2008. He scored 19 goals in his second season with Roda and became the club's top scorer. On 16 May 2007 Oper extended again his current contract with Roda JC until 30 June 2009.
On 19 July 2009, Oper signed a half-year contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. He made his debut for Shenhua on 2 August in an away game against Jiangsu Sainty. Andres Oper made his last game with Shanghai Shenhua on 12 September against Beijing Guoan, he got injured.
ADO Den Haag
After an unsuccessful period in China, Oper returned to Eredivisie to play under his old manager from Roda JC, Raymond Atteveld. He signed a half-year deal with an option for another year on 21 January 2010. He made his debut for Den Haag on 13 February in a home game against Willem II. He scored his first goal for ADO Den Haag on April 18, 2010, in a 4–0 win against RKC Waalwijk. He penned a contract extension, however, negotiations over personal terms continued – no agreement was settled and the extension was cancelled. His contract with the club expired in the end of the summer.
Nea Salamis Famagusta
Oper is capped 133 times, scoring 38 goals. At the age of 17, Oper debuted for the Estonia national team in a 1995 Baltic Cup against Latvia. He scored his first goal on 8 June 1997 against Sweden in a FIFA World Cup 1998 qualification. He played his 100th game on 2 September 2006 against Israel. Oper is Estonia's national football team's all-time top scorer.
|2012/13||Nea Salamis Famagusta||I||28||5|
|2011/12||Nea Salamis Famagusta||I||14||3|
|2009/10||ADO Den Haag||I||12||1|
|2005||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||15||1|
|2004||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||24||4|
|2003||FC Torpedo Moscow||I||14||3|
|1998||FC Flora Tallinn||I||13||10|
|1997||FC Flora Tallinn||I||22||15|
|1996||FC Flora Tallinn||I||18||10|
|1995||JK Tervis Pärnu||III||9||3|
|1995||FC Flora Tallinn||I||9||2|
|1994||FC Flora Tallinn||I||1||0|
- FC Flora Tallinn
- Aalborg BK
- Danish Cup
- Runners Up: 2000
- Danish Cup
- Roda JC
- KNVB Cup
- Runners Up: 2008
- KNVB Cup
- "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- "Oper liitub Aalborgiga" – Õhtuleht (Estonian)
- Andres Oper transfers – transfermarkt.co.uk
- The Estonian Wenger chased is still a threat, says Poom – DailyMail
- Andres Oper müüdi 15 miljoni eest – Postimees (Estonian)
- Oper kirjutas alla lepingule Torpedoga – Soccernet.ee (Estonian)
- Andres Oper jätkab karjääri Hollandi liigas – Soccernet.ee (Estonian)
- Oper lõi Rodas esimese värava – Eesti Päevaleht (Estonian)
- Andres Oper usub Roda potentsiaali – Soccernet.ee (Estonian)
- Andres Oper pikendas Rodaga lepingut – Soccernet.ee (Estonian)
- Oper heads to Shanghai – Fifa.com
- "Update: ADO Den Haag bevestigt komst transfervrije Oper" (in dutch). Voetbalzone. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "Oper komt selectie versterken". ADO Den Haag. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- Oper ei jätka siiski ADO-s – Soccernet.ee (Estonian)
- Ametlik teadaanne – Operil uus klubi – Oper.ee (Estonian)
- "Oper avas uues klubis väravaarve" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- LÄTI – EESTI – jalgpallihaigla.ee (Estonian)
- EESTI – IISRAEL – jalgpallihaigla.ee (Estonian)
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