Daniils Turkovs

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Daniils Turkovs
Daniils Turkovs.jpg
Turkovs playing for ZTE
Personal information
Full name Daniils Turkovs
Date of birth (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
GKS Bełchatów
Number 7
Youth career
JFC Skonto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Olimps/RFS 47 (9)
2010 Skonto FC 17 (8)
2011-2012 Zalaegerszegi TE 26 (6)
2012–2013 FK Ventspils 57 (23)
2014– GKS Bełchatów 11 (2)
National team
2004–2005 Latvia U-17 6 (0)
2006 Latvia U-19 3 (1)
2009–2010 Latvia U-21 9 (2)
2010– Latvia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 December 2013

Daniils Turkovs (born 17 February 1988 in Jūrmala) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for the Polish I liga club GKS Bełchatów and Latvia national football team.

Club career[edit]

As a youth player Turkovs played for Skonto FC academy, starting his professional career in 2007 with Olimps/RFS. During a period of three seasons Turkovs played 47 matches in the Latvian Higher League, scoring 9 goals. In 2010 he was one of several Olimps/RFS players brought to Skonto FC by the newly appointed manager Aleksandrs Starkovs. He scored 8 goals in 17 matches, helping the team win the championship.[1] After the season Turkovs went on trial with the Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I club Zalaegerszegi TE and signed a four-year contract with them in January 2011.[2] Playing in Hungary for two seasons, Turkovs appeared in 26 league matches, scoring 6 goals. In March 2012 he returned to the Latvian Higher League, joining then champions FK Ventspils.[3] During two seasons Turkovs played 57 league games and scored 23 goals. In 2013 he helped his club become the champions of Latvia[4] and also win the Latvian Cup.[5] After the season he was included in the sportacentrs.com team of the tournament.[6] On 9 December 2013 it was announced that Turkovs had joined the Polish I liga club GKS Bełchatów on a half-year contract.[7]

International career[edit]

Turkovs has been a member of all youth national teams, including Latvia U-17, Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21. He made his full international debut on 17 November 2010 in a friendly match against China, starting the game in the first eleven and being replaced in the 76th minute by Vladislavs Kozlovs.[8] Currently Turkovs has 4 international caps, scoring no goals.[9]



  1. ^ "Skonto - 2010. gada LMT Virslīgas čempions". sportacentrs.com. 31 October 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lazdiņš pagarina līgumu ar "Jelgavu", Turkovs iet Rudņeva pēdās". sportacentrs.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "FK "Ventspils" papildinās ar Turkovu; turpina sadarbību ar Jančuku". sportacentrs.com. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ ""Ventspils" uzvar Rīgā un kļūst par Latvijas čempioni". sportacentrs.com. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  5. ^ ""Ventspils" iegūst kausu, liepājnieki zaudē trešo finālu pēc kārtas". sportacentrs.com. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sportacentrs.com Virslīgas sezonas simboliskā izlase". sportacentrs.com. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Turkovs pievienojies Polijas pirmās līgas vicelīderiem". sportacentrs.com. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  8. ^ LFF. "Draudzības spēle: ĶĪNA - LATVIJA 1:0". LFF.lv. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  9. ^ LFF. "Latvijas nacionālās futbola izlases kandidāti*". LFF.lv. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Player's profile soccerway.com
  • Player's profile footballdatabase.eu
  • Player's profile NationalFootballTeams.com