Nauris Bulvītis warming up for Latvia
|Full name||Nauris Bulvītis|
|Date of birth||15 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2009–2010||→ Inverness CT (loan)||32||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. He was recommended to join the club by fellow Latvian and former Inverness defender Pāvels Mihadjuks. Bulvītis made his debut for Caley Thistle in a Co-operative Insurance Cup match against Annan Athletic. 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. Bulvītis left Inverness at the end of the 2009–10 season, signing for FK Ventspils before the start of the Eurocups. 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. 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.
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.
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