Ats Purje

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Ats Purje
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Personal information
Full name Ats Purje
Date of birth (1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Nõmme Kalju
Number 11
Youth career
2003 Levadia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Levadia 86 (33)
2008–2009 Inter Turku 40 (11)
2010–2011 Paphos 26 (5)
2011 Ethnikos Achna 6 (1)
2012–2014 KuPS 76 (19)
2015- Kalju 12 (3)
National team
Estonia U-19 5 (1)
Estonia U-21 7 (0)
2006– Estonia[1] 50 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Ats Purje (born 3 August 1985 in Tallinn) is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Nõmme Kalju. He plays the position of winger or striker. He is also a member of the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

FC Levadia Tallinn[edit]

In 2003, at the age of 17, Purje started his professional career with FC Levadia Maardu (now FC Levadia Tallinn), one of the biggest clubs in Estonia. In 2007 he was relegated to Levadia Tallinn's reserve team, after refusing to sign a contract extension with the club.

FC Inter Turku[edit]

On 27 December 2007, he signed a 2-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga club FC Inter Turku.[2][3] On 9 February 2008, Purje scored his first goal in his first game for FC Inter Turku against JK Tallinna Kalev in a friendly match.[4] He scored his first Veikkausliiga goal also in his first Veikkausliiga match on 2`7 April 2008, in a 3–1 victory against RoPS.[5]

AEP Paphos FC[edit]

On 1 June 2010, he signed a 1-year deal with Cypriot team AEP Paphos FC, with an option to extend it by another year.[6] He made league debut on 29 August, where he scored the team's only goal.[7]

Kuopion Palloseura[edit]

Purje joined Kuopion Palloseura in 2012. He was the team's top goalscorer in 2012 and 2014 seasons.

Nõmme Kalju[edit]

Purje joined Nõmme Kalju in 2015 after breakdowns in contract negotiations with Kuopion Palloseura. His contract was for 3 seasons. He scored his first goal on his debut on the 3rd minute in a friendly match against FK Ventspils.

International career[edit]

For Estonia national football team, Purje is capped 46 times, scoring 5 goals. He made his national team debut on 11 October 2006 against Russia in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualification.[8] He scored his first goal on 20 August 2008 against Malta in a friendly match.[9]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2008-08-20 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Malta 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
2 2010-03-03 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi  Georgia 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
3 2010-09-07 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Uzbekistan 1–0 3–3 Friendly match
4 2011-09-03 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana  Slovenia 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5 2014-09-08 A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Slovenia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Career stats[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2014 KuPS Finland I 29 9
2013 KuPS Finland I 20 4
2012 KuPS Finland I 19 6
2011–12 Ethnikos Achna Cyprus I 6 1
2010–11 AEP Paphos FC Cyprus I 26 5
2009 FC Inter Turku Finland I 21 4
2008 FC Inter Turku Finland I 19 7
2007 FC Levadia Tallinn Estonia I 16 7
2006 FC Levadia Tallinn Estonia I 30 10
2005 FC Levadia Tallinn Estonia I 12 4
2004 FC Levadia Tallinn Estonia I 17 8
2003 FC Levadia Maardu Estonia I 11 4

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

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