Kristen Viikmäe

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Kristen Viikmäe
Personal information
Full name Kristen Viikmäe
Date of birth (1979-02-10) 10 February 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 FC Flora Tallinn 74 (26)
2000–2003 Vålerenga IF 37 (5)
2003 FC Flora Tallinn (loan) 15 (11)
2004–2008 FC Flora Tallinn 51 (18)
2004 Enköpings SK (loan) 9 (4)
2005 Fredrikstad FK (loan) 6 (1)
2006 Gefle IF (loan) 26 (2)
2008–2009 Jönköpings Södra 57 (13)
2010 Panegialios F.C. 9 (1)
2011–2012 JK Nõmme Kalju 63 (24)
2013– FC Haiba 0 (0)
National team
1997–2013 Estonia[1] 115 (15)
2013– Estonia (beach soccer)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kristen Viikmäe (born 10 February 1979) is a retired Estonian footballer who last played in the Estonian Meistriliiga for JK Nõmme Kalju as a striker. He now plays beach soccer.

Player career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Tallinn, Viikmäe started his career with FC Flora Tallinn, and has since played for Tallinna Jalgpallikool, Tallinna Sadam, Vålerenga, Enköpings SK, Fredrikstad, Gefle IF and Jönköpings Södra IF. January 2010 he moved to Panegialios F.C., a third division team in Greece. He left the club in September because of salary problems.[2] In January 2011 he joined JK Nõmme Kalju.[3] On 9 October 2012, he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 victory against FC Kuressaare, which secured JK Nõmme Kalju's first ever title. After the match, Viikmäe announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.[4] He scored in his last match on 5 November 2012.[5]

International career[edit]

During his national team career he has been capped 115 times and scored 15 goals. He made his debut on 26 January 1997 in a friendly against Lebanon, replacing Andres Oper in the second half.[6] On 30 May 2006, at the age of 27 years and 109 days, Viikmäe became the youngest European footballer to reach 100 caps, which was beaten by German striker Lukas Podolski (27 years and 13 days) during Euro 2012.[7] His testimonial match for the national team, as with all Estonians who are capped more than 100 times during their career, was held on 3 June 2013 against Belarus.[8]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1998-06-04 Kadrioru staadion, Tallinn  Faroe Islands 1:0 5:0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualification
2 1999-03-06 Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Azerbaijan 1:2 2:2 Friendly match
3 1999-11-03 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Turkmenistan 1:1 1:1 Friendly match
4 2001-03-19 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo  Egypt 3:2 3:3 Friendly match
5 2001-05-09 Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare  Finland 1:1 1:1 Friendly match
6 2001-11-10 Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens  Greece 1:4 2:4 Friendly match
7 2002-10-12 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  New Zealand 2:2 3:2 Friendly match
8 2002-11-20 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Iceland 1:0 2:0 Friendly match
9 2003-06-07 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Andorra 2:0 2:0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
10 2004-04-28 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Albania 1:1 1:1 Friendly match
11 2004-05-30 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Denmark 1:1 2:2 Friendly match
12 2004-08-18 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz  Liechtenstein 1:0 2:1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
13 2004-09-04 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Luxembourg 4:0 4:0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 2005-08-17 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Bosnia-Herzegovina 1:0 1:0 Friendly match
15 2009-06-06 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Equatorial Guinea 1:0 3:0 Friendly match

Post-retirement[edit]

He became the head of youth department at JK Nõmme Kalju after his retirement.[9]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Viikmäe kübaratrikist Levadiale: lihtsalt kukkus nii välja!(Estonian)
  3. ^ Kristen Viikmäe jätkab karjääri Nõmme Kaljus(Estonian)
  4. ^ "Ajaloolise värava löönud Viikmäe lõpetab karjääri" (in Estonian). Postimees. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Viikmäe lõpetas karjääri väravaga, ees ootab lahkumismäng koondises" (in Estonian). Postimees. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Liibanon – Eesti 2:0" (in Estonian). Jalgpallihaigla. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "BREAKING: Podolski youngest European to 100 caps". infostradalive.com. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Eesti kohtub Valgevenega" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Karjääri lõpetav Viikmäe hakkab Kalju noortetööjuhiks" (in Estonian). Postimees. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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