Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko

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Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko
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Personal information
Full name Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko
Date of birth (1981-12-29) 29 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Lelle, Estonia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
JK Sillamäe Kalev
Number 10
Youth career
FC Lelle
0000–1998 Flora Kehtna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Lelle SK 2 (1)
1997–1998 Riigikogu SK 1 (2)
1998–1999 Flora Kehtna 19 (9)
1999–2009 FC Flora Tallinn 140 (121)
2000 FC Warrior Valga (loan) 23 (4)
2000 FC Lelle 5 (1)
2001–2002 JK Tulevik Viljandi (loan) 46 (26)
2001–2002 FC Elva 12 (5)
2003 JK Tervis Pärnu 2 (4)
2006–2007 FC Flora II Tallinn 6 (3)
2007 Al Kuwait Kaifan (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 U.D. Leiria 13 (0)
2011–2012 Debreceni VSC 2 (0)
2011–2012 Debreceni VSC II 4 (2)
2012 KuPS 6 (1)
2012– JK Sillamäe Kalev 36 (20)
National team
1996–? Estonia U16 2 (0)
Estonia U17 5 (0)
Estonia U19 2 (0)
Estonia U21 15 (2)
2003– Estonia[1] 39 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2013

Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (born 29 December 1981 in Rapla) is an Estonian professional footballer, who plays in Estonian Meistriliiga for JK Sillamäe Kalev.

Club career[edit]

FC Flora Tallinn[edit]

In 2006, he was the world's most effective top division goal scorer with 1.2 goals per game.[2][3] At the start of 2007, he was loaned out to Al Kuwait Kaifan, but after featuring in just a few friendly games for the Kuwaiti side he was told that his contract was invalid and he was sent back to Estonia. Both his club and his agent sent a complaint to FIFA. He plays the position of forward and is 1.87 m tall.

U.D. Leiria[edit]

On 30 December 2009, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Portuguese team U.D. Leiria.[4] In the first season he played in 6 league games and one cup game, but failed to score in these.[5]

Kuopion Palloseura[edit]

In April 2012 Zahovaiko joined Finnish Veikkausliiga club Kuopion Palloseura.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Correct as of 27 October 2011.

Season League level Country Club First team Reserve team
Games Goals Games Goals
1995–96 4 Estonia Lelle SK 2 1 0 0
1997–98 4 Estonia Riigikogu SK 1 2 0 0
1998 4 Estonia FC Flora Kehtna 9 4 0 0
1999 3 10 5 0 0
1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 3 2 0 0
2000 1 Estonia FC Warrior Valga 23 4 5 1
2001 1 Estonia JK Tulevik Viljandi 21 6 7 2
2002 25 20 5 3
2003 1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 27 14 2 4
2004 22 28 0 0
2005 15 19 0 0
2006 21 25 5 3
2006–07 1 Kuwait Al Kuwait Kaifan 0 0
2007 1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 17 14 1 0
2008 12 6 0 0
2009 23 13 0 0
2009–10 1 Portugal U.D. Leiria 6 0
2010–11 6 0
2011–12 1 Hungary Debreceni VSC 2 0 2 1

International career[edit]

He has played a total of 39 games for Estonia national football team, scoring 8 goals. His first international goal was against Ecuador in a friendly game. He scored his eighth goal against Uruguay in a 2–0 win game.[7]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2003-02-13 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito  Ecuador 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
2 2003-12-17 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam  Saudi Arabia 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
3 2004-02-16 Ta' Qali National Stadium, La Valletta  Malta 1–1 2–5 2004 Malta Tournament
4 2004-06-11 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Macedonia 1–3 2–4 Friendly match
5 2008-03-26 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Canada 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
6 2008-06-04 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Faroe Islands 1–0 4–3 Friendly match
7 2008-06-04 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Faroe Islands 2–0 4–3 Friendly match
8 2011-03-25 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Uruguay 2–0 2–0 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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