Sander Puri

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Sander Puri
Sander Puri 03-08-2013 1.jpg
Puri playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Sander Puri[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Tartu, Estonia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
000?–2004 Premium Tartu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Premium Tartu 18 (12)
2005–2009 Levadia II Tallinn 66 (27)
2005–2009 Levadia Tallinn 73 (24)
2007 Viljandi Tulevik (loan) 14 (4)
2010–2011 Larissa 21 (1)
2011 Korona Kielce (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Pápa (loan) 12 (0)
2012 KuPS 19 (2)
2013 St. Mirren 3 (0)
2013–2014 York City 8 (0)
National team
Estonia U17
Estonia U19
Estonia U21
2008– Estonia 56 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Sander Puri (born 7 May 1988) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and is currently without a club. He is a member of the Estonia national team.

Club career[edit]

Levadia Tallinn[edit]

Puri was born in Tartu, Tartu County.[1] In 2005, at the age of 16, Puri started his professional career with FC Levadia Tallinn, one of the biggest clubs in Estonia. He scored his first Meistriliiga goal on 1 June 2005, in a 2–0 victory over FC Kuressaare.[2] On July 30, 2007, Sander and his twin brother Eino Puri signed for JK Viljandi Tulevik on a half-year loan from Levadia Tallinn.[3] He played there 14 league games, scoring 4 goals. Sander Puri was very close signing for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund twice in 2008[4] and Scottish Premier League club Celtic in late 2009.[5]

Larissa[edit]

On 14 December 2009, Puri signed a 5-year contract with Superleague Greece side Larissa.[6] On March 18, 2010, Puri scored a winning goal against PAOK, in the very final moment of the game with a tap in at close range.[7] However, in his second season, Puri first team place has became increasingly limited, citing constantly changing managers as the main reason and made ten appearance. It resulted him being loaned twice.

He left the club on 31 January 2012, when his contract was mutually terminated as the team was constantly changing managers.[8]

Loan spells with Korona Kielce and Pápa[edit]

In January 2011, Puri went on loan to Ekstraklasa side Korona Kielce, until the end of the season.[9] After the move, Puri says joining a club in Poland, needs him to get away from Greece, due to lack of playing time over constantly changing managers as the reason it's getting worse.[10] He made his debut for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Zagłębie Lubin on 26 February 2011;[11] then, scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–3 draw against Polonia Bytom. He made eight appearance, due to injuries played the role.[12][13] In July 2011, Puri was loaned to Nemzeti Bajnokság I side Pápa.[14] On 23 July 2011, Puri made his debut for the club, in a 2–0 win over Siófok. On 21 September 2011, Puri scored his first goal, in the third round of Magyar Kupa, in a 10–0 win against Győrszemere KSK. On 1 October 2011, Puri received a red card after a second-bookable offence, in a 1–1 draw against Zalaegerszegi. The loan contract was mutually terminated on 19 January 2012 after spending six-months at the club.[15] At Lombard-Papa, Puri made fourteen appearance (in all competition.

KuPS[edit]

After his release, Puri joined Finnish Veikkausliiga side KuPS on 27 March 2012.[16] He previously went on trial with the club.[17] After missing the first five matches, Puri made his debut for the club, in a 2–0 loss against regaining champions HJK. In two consecutive matches, Puri scored on 11 June 2012 and 25 June 2012 against JJK Jyväskylä and IFK Mariehamn respectively.

In the first leg of the third round of the Europa League against Turkish side Bursaspor, Puri scored the only goal in the game to give his side a lead.[18] However, Bursaspor would overcome the result in the second leg by winning 6–0 and putting Kuopion out of the Europa League. A week after the club's elimination in the Europa League, Puri scored a winning goal against MYPA in the Semi-finals of Finnish Cup to send the club in the final.[19] However, in the final, Puri received a straight red card, which the club lost to Honka.[20]

On 12 December 2012, it announced that Puri has been released by the club after one season.[21]

After his release from Kuopion, Puri was linked with a Bulgarian side Beroe Stara Zagora and offered him a contract,[22] but he rejected the move.[23]

St. Mirren[edit]

On 15 March 2013, Puri signed a contract until the end of the 2012–13 season with Scottish Premier League club St. Mirren,[24] despite the interest of divisional rivals Kilmarnock, but was not offered a contract following a trial.[25][26] He made his debut for the team on 31 March as a late substitute for Esmaël Gonçalves in a league game against Celtic.[1] In a 2–2 draw against Motherwell on 6 April 2013, Puri provided an assist for Conor Newton to equalise before being substituted at half-time. Manager Danny Lennon explained he substituted Puri for a "tactical reason".[27] Puri was released by the club on 15 May 2013.[28] He previously stated he want to stay at St. Mirren for next season, having settled at the club.[29]

York City[edit]

Puri signed for English League Two club York City on a one-year contract with the option of a one-year extension on 13 June 2013.[30][31] He made his debut in a 1–0 home win over Northampton Town on 3 August 2013, in the first game of the 2013–14 season.[1] He was released by York in May 2014.[31]

International career[edit]

Puri was capped by Estonia at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level before making his debut for the senior national team on 30 May 2008 against Latvia in the 2008 Baltic Cup.[32][33] He scored his first national team goal on 22 November 2008, in a 1–1 draw against Lithuania in a Mayors Cup match.[34]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Estonia's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 November 2008 Kuressaare linnastaadion, Kuressaare, Estonia  Lithuania 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 1 April 2009 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Armenia 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 11 June 2013 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Kyrgyzstan 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

He is one of three triplets: his brother, Eino Puri, is also a footballer and his sister, Kadri Puri, is a volleyball player.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Premium Tartu 2004[36] IV liiga 18 12 18 12
Levadia II Tallinn 2005[37] Esiliiga 22 6 22 6
2006[37] Esiliiga 29 17 29 17
2007[37] Esiliiga 14 4 14 4
2009[37] Esiliiga 1 0 1 0
Total 66 27 66 27
Levadia Tallinn 2005[1][37][38] Meistriliiga 13 2 0 0 1[a] 0 14 2
2006[37][39][40][41] Meistriliiga 6 1 3[b] 0 9 1
2007[1][37] Meistriliiga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008[1][37][42] Meistriliiga 34 11 2[c] 0 1[a] 1 37 12
2009[1][37][43] Meistriliiga 19 10 1 0 5[d] 0 1[a] 0 26 10
Total 73 24 1 0 10 0 3 1 87 25
Viljandi Tulevik (loan) 2007[37] Meistriliiga 14 4 14 4
Larissa 2009–10[1] Superleague Greece 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2010–11[1] Superleague Greece 10 0 2 0 12 0
Total 21 1 2 0 0 0 23 1
Korona Kielce (loan) 2010–11[1] Ekstraklasa 8 1 0 0 8 1
Pápa (loan) 2011–12[1] Nemzeti Bajnokság I 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
KuPS 2012[1] Veikkausliiga 19 2 3 1 1 0 5[e] 1 28 4
St. Mirren 2012–13[1] Scottish Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
York City 2013–14[1] League Two 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 242 70 9 1 2 0 15 1 3 1 271 73
  1. ^ a b c Appearance in Estonian Supercup
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, one in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 26 May 2014.[36][44]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia 2008 9 1
2009 8 1
2010 10 0
2011 11 0
2012 9 0
2013 7 1
2014 2 0
Total 56 3

Honours[edit]

Levadia Tallinn

Levadia II Tallinn

Individual

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Estonia 2005 – www.rsssf.com
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  5. ^ "Bhoys look at Estonian". Sky Sports. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Sander Puri sõlmis Kreeka klubiga Larissa viieaastase lepingu – Õhtuleht
  7. ^ "Sander Puri Greece created the winning goal in the last minute!" [Sander Puri lõi Kreekas viimasel minutil võiduvärava!] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sander Puri tühistas Kreeka klubiga lepingu" (in Estonian). Postimees.ee. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  9. ^ AMETLIK: Puri karjäär jätkub Poolas
  10. ^ "Poland, who moves to Sander Puri: "I wanted to get away from Greece."" [Poola siirduv Sander Puri: "Tahtsin Kreekast ära saada."] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sander Puri Polish league debut ended in a draw" [Sander Puri debüüt Poola liigas lõppes viigiga] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sander Puri injury break was over" [Sander Puri vigastuspaus sai läbi] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Puri scored, but the injured leg" [Puri skooris, aga vigastas jalga (1)] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sander Puri at a pawn Papa" [Sander Puri w Lombardzie Pápa] (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Sander Puri testing the Finnish Premier League club KuPS" [Sander Puri testimisel Soome kõrgliigaklubis KuPS] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sander Puri Gate brought KuPS-ile European League victory" [Sander Puri värav tõi KuPS-ile Euroopa Liigas võidu] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
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  20. ^ "Sander Puri served in the Finnish Cup final red card, mature lost" [Sander Puri teenis Soome karikafinaalis punase kaardi, KuPS kaotas] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "FC announced goers who are, who are potential entrants" [Nõmme Kalju andis teada, kes on lahkujad, kes võimalikud liitujad] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sander Puri received an offer from Premier League clubs in Bulgaria" [Sander Puri sai pakkumise Bulgaaria kõrgliigaklubilt] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Bulgaria's Sander Puri refused the offer to join the Nõmme cliff" [Bulgaaria klubi pakkumisest keeldunud Sander Puri võib liituda Nõmme Kaljuga (3)] (in Estonian). ohtuleht.ee. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
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  27. ^ "Sander switch was tactical". Paisley Daily Express. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Graham Carey and Sam Parkin to exit St Mirren". BBC Sport. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "Puri hopes to extend his stay in Paisley". Paisley Daily Express. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Sander Signs Up". York City F.C. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
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  34. ^ Viik Leeduga tõi Eestile turniirivõidu – Soccernet.ee
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