Martin Reim

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Martin Reim
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-05-14) 14 May 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Tartu, Estonia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder, Central midfielder
Youth career
1977–1987 Tallinna Lõvid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 VAZ/Žiguli Tallinn (1)
1988 Lõvid/Flora Tallinn (11)
1989 Sport Tallinn 35 (3)
1990–1991 Norma Tallinn (29)
1992–1999 Flora Tallinn 158 (40)
1996 Lelle (loan) 1 (0)
1999–2000 Kotkan TP 50 (3)
2001–2008 Flora Tallinn 151 (14)
2003 Tervis Pärnu (loan) 2 (0)
National team
1992–2009[1] Estonia 157 (14)
1999 Estonia B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Flora Tallinn
2012– Estonia U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martin Reim (born 14 May 1971) is an Estonian professional football coach and former player. He was also a member of the Estonian national team.

Reim was the most experienced footballer (in terms of international appearances) never to have played in a World Cup and most capped European player until Latvia's Vitālijs Astafjevs broke the record in November 2009. Now Reim is the most capped player not to have played in any final tournament.[2] (Astafjevs played in the 2004 European Championship.)

Club career[edit]

On the club level, he has mostly played for FC Flora Tallinn in his homecountry, although he has had a spell with Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat.

International career[edit]

Having appeared in 157 international matches for Estonia. He has also scored 14 international goals. Reim earned his first official cap on 3 June 1992, when Estonia played Slovenia in a friendly match.

He declared his retirement on 5 December 2008.[3]

Reim played his 157th and last national game for Estonia on 6 June 2009 against Equatorial Guinea on Estonia's football 100th birthday.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Club Country Level Apps Goals
2008 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 33 2
2007 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 35 4
2006 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 28 5
2005 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 28 1
2004 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 26 2
2003 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 15 2
2002 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 27 2
2001 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 25 4
2000 Kotkan TP Finland I 29 1
1999 Kotkan TP Finland I 20 2
1999 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 9 3
1998 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 13 2
1997 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 23 5
1996 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 23 3
1995 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 24 4
1994 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 22 8
1993 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 22 6
1992 FC Flora Tallinn Estonia I 21 11
1991 FC Norma Tallinn Estonia I ? 11
1990 FC Norma Tallinn Estonia I ? 18
1989 SK Tallinna Sport Soviet Union III 35 3
1988 Tallinna Lõvid Estonian SSR I 21 11

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

FC Flora Tallinn
Kotkan Työväen Palloilijat
FC Norma Tallinn

Manager[edit]

FC Flora Tallinn

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Reim – Century of International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ "Reim: mul ei olnud väiksena riiki, millest unistada" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Siim Pulst (5 December 2008). "Martin Reim otsustas lõpetada" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Mari Lill (7 June 2009). "Eesti tähistas vuti 100. juubelit võidukalt" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Mikhail Malkin. "Cheery Reim signs off with a European record". UEFA. Retrieved 27 June 2009. [dead link]

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