Nauris Bulvītis

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Nauris Bulvītis
Nauris Bulvītis 2013 1.jpg
Nauris Bulvītis warming up for Latvia
Personal information
Full name Nauris Bulvītis
Date of birth (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Aarau
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Daugava 7 (0)
2008 Šiauliai 21 (1)
2009–2010 Tranzit 17 (1)
2009–2010 Inverness CT (loan) 32 (2)
2010 FK Ventspils 10 (0)
2011 Spartak Trnava 0 (0)
2011–2013 Spartaks Jūrmala 56 (9)
2013 Skonto Riga 15 (3)
2014– FC Aarau 18 (0)
National team
2006-2007 Latvia U-19
2007-2008 Latvia U-21
2012– Latvia 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2013

Nauris Bulvītis (born 15 March 1987) is a Latvian footballer, who is currently playing for the Swiss Super League club FC Aarau.

Club career[edit]

Bulvītis started his professional career in 2007 with FC Daugava. He played there for 1 year, making 7 appearances and scoring no goals. In 2008 he had a one-year spell in Lithuania with FK Šiauliai, playing 21 games and scoring 1 goal in the Lithuanian A Lyga. In 2009 Bulvītis returned to Latvia, signing a contract with FC Tranzit. That season he played 17 matches and scored 1 goal in the Latvian Higher League, before being loaned to the Scottish First Division side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He signed on loan until January 2010 after a successful trial spell at the club.[1] He was recommended to join the club by fellow Latvian and former Inverness defender Pāvels Mihadjuks.[2] Bulvītis made his debut for Caley Thistle in a Co-operative Insurance Cup match against Annan Athletic.[3] He scored his first goal against Stranraer in the CIS cup. FC Tranzit allowed Bulvītis to extend his loan spell at Caley until the end of the season.[4] Bulvītis left Inverness at the end of the 2009–10 season, signing for FK Ventspils before the start of the Eurocups.[5] Bulvītis played 10 matches for FK Ventspils, scoring no goals. In January 2011 he went on trial with Spartak Trnava, playing in the Slovak Corgoň Liga, and signed a two and a half-year contract with them.[6] Because of a long term injury he was released by the Slovak side in 2011. Then he returned to Latvia, joining Spartaks Jūrmala. During 2 seasons he scored 3 goals in 43 league appearances for the club. In July 2013 Bulvītis joined Skonto Riga on a three-year contract.[7]

International career[edit]

Bulvītis has been capped internationally at both – U-19 and U-21 levels. In 2012 Latvia national football team coach Aleksandrs Starkovs called him up for the 2012 Baltic Cup. Nauris played 2 matches, helping Latvia win the tournament.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caley Thistle sign trialist duo". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Nauris Bulvītis parakstījis līgumu ar "Inverness C.T." – Leģionāri – Futbols –". Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Inverness CT 4–0 Annan Athletic". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Nauris Bulvītis pagarinājis līgumu ar "Inverness" – Futbols –". Sportacentrs.com. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ "TERRY LETS 6 GO". ictfc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bulvītis turpinās karjeru slovāku "Spartak"; Grebis un Rimkus pārbaudās Kiprā – Leģionāri – Futbols –". Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Bulvītis pievienojies Rīgas "Skonto"". sportacentrs.com. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  8. ^ "Spartaka kapteiņa Baltijas debija". Sporto.lv. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

External links[edit]

Nauris Bulvitis career stats at Soccerbase