Mihails Zemļinskis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mihails Zemļinskis
Mihails Zemlinskis saeima.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mihails Zemļinskis (Latvia)
Mykhaylo Valeriyovych Zemlynsʹkyy (Ukraine)
Date of birth (1969-12-21) 21 December 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back / Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Latvia U-21 (head coach)
Youth career
1985–1988 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Zvezda Ventspils 0 (0)
1991–1992 BVSC Budapest 0 (0)
1992–1997 Skonto Riga 120 (29)
1997–1998 Hapoel Kfar Saba 17 (0)
1998–2005 Skonto Riga 132 (28)
National team
1991–2005 Latvia 105 (12)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Latvia U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mihails Zemļinskis (Ukrainian: Михайло Валерійович Землинський; born 21 December 1969) is a former Latvian international footballer.

Zemļinskis didn't play for a club other than Skonto FC except for two short spells in Ukraine, Hungary and Israel. Zemļinskis was a very trustful and skilled central defender and he was one of the few players who have been playing for the Latvian national team since the country gained its independence in 1991/92 (another player is the captain Vitālijs Astafjevs). He played 105 matches and scored 12 goals for the national team, and took part at the European Championships 2004 in Portugal. Zemļinskis wore the jersey number 4. Zemļinskis learned how to work his way up the echelons of becoming a football coach at FC Daugava. He is also a former head coach of Latvia U-21.[1]


1993, 1995
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004


External links[edit]