Henri Anier

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Henri Anier
Personal information
Full name Henri Anier
Date of birth (1990-12-17) 17 December 1990 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Erzgebirge Aue
Number 24
Youth career
1997–2007 Flora
2009–2010 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Warrior 24 (13)
2008–2011 Flora 86 (52)
2008–2009 Flora II 8 (7)
2011–2014 Viking 16 (1)
2013 Fredrikstad (loan) 13 (3)
2013–2014 Motherwell (loan) 19 (7)
2014 Motherwell 14 (2)
2014– Erzgebirge Aue 1 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Estonia U19 19 (2)
2009–2012 Estonia U21 21 (2)
2010– Estonia U23 1 (0)
2011– Estonia[2] 15 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014

Henri Anier (born 17 December 1990) is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays for Erzgebirge Aue in the German 2. Bundesliga. He plays the position of striker. Anier has previously played for Warrior, Flora, Viking, Fredrikstad and Motherwell.

Club career[edit]

Anier began his career at Flora, where he stayed for ten years before joining Warrior, where he started his professional career.

After one season there, Anier rejoined Flora in his second spell in 2008,[3] but his first professional career there. After a slow start, leading him being placed in the reserve, which was impressed by scoring seven goals in eight appearance. In his first season, Anier would make twenty-eight appearance and scoring fifteen times. After the season end, Anier have went on trials to clubs around Europe like Hannover,[4] Palermo[5] and Ascoli.[6]

Then, in 2009, Anier then moved to Italian side Sampdoria, on loan for the reminder of the season, with an options to signed a deal permanent.[7] After leaving Sampdoria, Anier wrote on the Õhtuleht Online columns and says his time at the club helped him developed well in Italian football.[8] But he returned to the club for the 2010 season, where it was his breakthrough season for Anier where he scored thirteen goals, including his hat-trick of the season, in a 5–0 win over against Lootus and he would also helped the club win the title.[9]

The 2011 season was more successful for the club as they defended their title. Anier have increasingly improved for the club by scoring twenty-one goals, where he was not only the club's top-scorer, but also becoming the fourth top-scorer in the league. Anier would improve himself, by scoring four goals in a 13–1 thrashing win over against bottom side Ajax Lasnamäe.[10] Anier scored another hat-trick, on 27 September 2011, as the club win 6–0 against Sillamäe Kalev.[11] Also, in the Estonian Cup, Anier scored three hat-tricks in the cup against JK Jalgpallihaigla, in a 17–0 win in the first round;[12] another against Lelle, in a 13–0 win in the second and scored four times, in a 9–0 win over Lootos in the last sixteen.[13]

On 20 December 2011, he signed a three-year deal with Tippeligaen side Viking FK.[14][15] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2012 season, scoring his first goal in the away game against Sandnes Ulf, which resulted a 2–2 draw.[16] However, his time there was "very poor", as his first team opportunities soon became limited and his scoring form had become poor with one goal.

After featuring on the bench twice for the 2013 season, Anier joined Fredrikstad on loan, which the club will keep him until 15 July 2013.[17] Anier scored his first goal, in a 2–1 loss against Sandefjord two weeks later after making his debut.[18] Then, on 16 May 2013, Anier scored twice, in a 4–0 win over Stabæk after scoring twice in three minutes.[19] In his four month loan spell, Anier scored three times in thirteen appearance.

On 29 July 2013, after failing to secure a regular first-team spot, Anier joined Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on a six-month loan, after being recommended by his Estonian team-mate Henrik Ojamaa, who left the club, the previous month.[20] Anier scored on his debut, in the opening game of the season, after coming on as a substitute, in a 1–0 win over Hibernian.[21] Then, he scored another in the next game, in a 3–1 loss against Aberdeen.[22]

On 10 January 2014, Anier signed for Motherwell on a permanent deal, running until Summer 2016.[23] At the end of the season, Anier was sold to German 2. Bundesliga club Erzgebirge Aue for an undisclosed transfer fee.[24] He made his debut for the Aue in a friendly match against FSV Zwönitz on 25 June 2014, and scored a hat-trick on his debut.[25]

International career[edit]

Anier has been a virtual ever-present for Estonia's youth national teams. In May 2011 he was chosen as one of the 19-man squad to face Basque Country.[26] On 25 May 2011 he debuted for Estonia when he came on as a substitute in the second half of this non-FIFA match.[27] He started matches against Chile[28] on 19 June 2011 and Uruguay on 23 June 2011,[29] winning his first official caps for his country. He scored his first goal for Estonia on 8 November 2012 in an international friendly game against Oman, coming on in the 64th minute of the game and producing a goal from Taavi Rähn's headed pass in the 85th minute.[30]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists Estonia's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 November 2012 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman
1–1
2–1
Friendly
2 26 March 2013 A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Andorra
1–0
2–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 7 June 2013 A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Trinidad and Tobago
1–0
1–0
Friendly
4 19 November 2013 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein
2–0
3–0
Friendly
5
3–0

Personal[edit]

His younger brother Hannes is also a footballer.

Anier attended Tallinn Secondary Science School in 1998 and attended the school until he was nine. While at Primary school, Anier was the key player and captain for the school's football team. In 2007, Anier studied at Tallinn German Gymnasium in Tallinn.

In 2011, Anier was accepted at Tallinn University to study Physical Education Bachelor's.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[31]
Season Club Division League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 FC Warrior Valga Esiliiga 24 13 - - - - 24 13
2008 FC Flora Tallinn Meistriliiga 28 15 - - 2 0 30 15
FC Flora Tallinn II Esiliiga 6 7 - - - - 6 7
2009 FC Flora Tallinn Meistriliiga 10 3 4 3 - - 1 0 15 6
FC Flora Tallinn II Esiliiga 2 0 - - - - 2 0
2010 FC Flora Tallinn Meistriliiga 16 13 2 0 - - - - 18 13
2011 FC Flora Tallinn Meistriliiga 32 21 5 10 - - 2 0 39 31
2012 Viking Tippeligaen 16 1 2 1 - - - - 18 2
2013 Fredrikstad Adeccoligaen 13 3 3 2 - - - - 16 5
2013–14 Motherwell Scottish Premiership 33 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 37 9
2014–15 Erzgebirge Aue 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 178 83 17 16 1 0 7 0 203 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Henri Anier profile". Official Motherwell FC Site. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Players will create excitement in the market, mainly Rock" [Mängijateturul loob elevust peamiselt Kalju] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "FC Flora three young players to the club's Champions League traveled to Germany for testing" [FC Flora kolm noormängijat sõitsid Saksamaa meistrilliiga klubi juurde testimisele] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Italian Premier League club will test Anieri Henri" [Itaalia meistriliiga klubi testib Henri Anieri (3)] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Stepanov gave Watford the call" [Stepanov loobus Watfordi kutsest (6)] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Anier joined the Italian club (updated)" [Anier liitus Itaalia klubiga (täiendatud)] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Expert opinion: Italy will not play defensively, but wisely" [Eksperdi arvamus: Itaalia ei mängi kaitsvalt, vaid targalt] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chernomorets and Flora were big wins" [Levadia ja Flora said suured võidud (5)] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Flora AJAX treated the 13 goal!" [Flora kostitas Ajaxit 13 väravaga! (1] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Male Čekulajevs a record 42 goals season!" [Rekordimees Čekulajevs: 42 väravat hooajaga!] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chernomorets new coaching debut was a success" [Levadia uute treenerite debüüt oli edukas (2)] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gates SHOWER: FC Flora created a network of nine ball in the cup, lotus" [VÄRAVATESADU: FC Flora lõi karikasarjas Lootose võrku üheksa palli] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Her signerer Henri Anier" (in Norwegian). Viking FK. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Henri Anier hakkab mängima Stavangeri Vikingis" (in Estonian). FC Flora Tallinn. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Henri Anier helped the Viking season opener viigini" [Henri Anier aitas Vikingi hooaja avamängus viigini] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Henri Anier loaned to Fredrikstad" [Henri Anier laenati Fredrikstadi] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Henri Anier scored Norway Primera Liga" [Henri Anier skooris Norra esiliigas] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Henri Anierilt two goals in three minutes" [Henri Anierilt kolme minutiga kaks väravat] (in Estonian). Õhtuleht Online. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Anier joins ‘Well on loan". Motherwell F.C. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hibernian 0 – 1 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Motherwell 1–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Anier completes Well switch". motherwellfc.co.uk. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  24. ^ Motherwell sell striker Henri Anier to Erzgebirge Aue, BBC Sport
  25. ^ "Henri Anier lõi uue klubi eest sõprusmängus kübaratriki" (in Estonian). ERR. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Eesti kohtub kolmapäeval koduväljakul Baskimaaga" [Estonia meets Basque County at home on Wednesay] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  27. ^ "Eesti kaotas Baskimaale 1:2, ametlik protokoll" [Estonia lost to Basque County 1:2, official protocol] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  28. ^ "Eesti koondis kaotas Tšiilile 0:4" [Estonian national team lost to Chile 0:4] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  29. ^ "Eesti kaotas Uruguayle 0:3" [Estonia lost to Uruguay 0:3] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  30. ^ "Eesti koondis alistas tugeva lõpuga Omaani 2:1" [Estonia defeat Oman with a strong finish] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  31. ^ "Henri Anier". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. 

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