Marko Meerits

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Marko Meerits
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Personal information
Full name Marko Meerits
Date of birth (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Emmen
Number 1
Youth career
Flora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Valga Warrior 3 (0)
2009–2011 Flora II 45 (0)
2010–2011 Flora 23 (0)
2011–2014 Vitesse 4 (0)
2013 Flora (loan) 14 (0)
2014– FC Emmen 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Estonia U17 4 (0)
2009 Estonia U18 1 (0)
2009–2011 Estonia U19 22 (0)
2010– Estonia U21 26 (0)
2010– Estonia[2] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2014

Marko Meerits (born 26 April 1992 in Tallinn) is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper for FC Emmen in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Club career[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Meerits, who is known for his long goal kicks, made league debut in 2008, in Esiliiga as a second half substitute for Flora's farm club Valga Warrior. He appeared two more times as a substitute in that season, while still playing for Flora's youth team.[3] For the next season he was moved to Flora II (Flora's reserve team), where he was a first choice keeper, playing 29 matches.[3] In 2010 he was used as a back-up for first choice Stanislav Pedõk. His man of the match performance in 2011 Estonian Supercup against FC Levadia Tallinn, where he saved two penalties and converted one himself in the shootout,[4] earned him the starting place in the team, which he never gave away.

Vitesse[edit]

On 6 July 2011, Meerits signed a three-year deal with Dutch side Vitesse.[5][6] On 7 August 2011, Meerits made his first team debut against Ado Den Haag coming on as a 21st minute substitute for injured Eloy Room. He managed to keep the clean sheet as the game finished 0–0.

FC Emmen[edit]

On 5 July 2014, Meerits signed a two-year deal with Dutch Eerste Divisie side FC Emmen.[7]

Statistics[edit]

As of 21 August 2011.

Season League Team First team Reserve team Cup[8] Europe[9]
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
2008 2 Valga Warrior 3 −4 0 0 0 0
2009[10] 1 Flora 0 0 29 −51 3 −1 0 0
2010[11] 10 −14 15 3 −1 1 0
2011 13 1 −1 3 0 0 0
2011–12 1 Vitesse 4

International career[edit]

In December 2010, Meerits was called up by Tarmo Rüütli for the Estonia squad to play China and Qatar.[12] On 18 December 2010, he was substituted in just a minute before the final whistle in the match against China, getting his first cap for Estonia alongside FC Flora Tallinn teammates Rauno Alliku and Markus Jürgenson.[13] In June 2011, he was called up again for friendly matches against Chile and Uruguay[14] and played full 90 minutes in a 0–4 loss against Chile.[15]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Flora[edit]

Winner:

Finalist:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Flora – Marko Meerits" (in Estonian). FC Flora Tallinn. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Mängija statistika – Marko Meerits" [Player statistics – Marko Meerits] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Marko Meerits juhtis Flora superkarikani!" [Marko Meerits led Flora to Supercup win] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nieuwe doelman voor Vitesse" [New goalkeeper for Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "AMETLIK: Meerits sõlmis Vitessega 3-aastase lepingu" [OFFICIAL: Meerits signed 3-year deal with Vitesse] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Meerits naar FC Emmen, Kallon transfervrij" (in Dutch). De Gelderlander. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Includes Estonian Cup and Estonian SuperCup.
  9. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and Baltic League.
  10. ^ "FC Flora statistika 2009" [FC Flora statistics 2009] (in Estonian). FC Flora Tallinn. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Flora ML+EL statistika 2010" [Flora ML+EL statistics 2010] (in Estonian). FC Flora Tallinn. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Eesti koondise koosseis mängudeks Hiina ja Katariga" [Estonian squad for matches against China and Qatar] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Eesti koondis jäi võõrsil alla Hiinale" [Estonia yields to China] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Eesti koondise esialgne koosseis mängudeks Lõuna-Ameerikas" [Preliminary national team squad for South American matches] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "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. 

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