Vladislavs Kozlovs

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Vladislavs Kozlovs
Personal information
Full name Vladislavs Kozlovs
Date of birth (1987-11-30) 30 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Rēzekne, Latvian SSR, USSR
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FK Jelgava
Youth career
2003-2004 BSK Dižvanagi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005-2006 SK Dižvanagi 23 (1)
2007-2009 FS Metta-Latvijas Universitāte 57 (13)
2010-2012 FK Jelgava 71 (28)
2012-2013 FK Ventspils 32 (3)
2014- FK Jelgava 20 (9)
National team
2010- Latvia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 August 2013

Vladislavs Kozlovs (born 30 November 1987 in Rēzekne) is a Latvian footballer, who currently plays for FK Jelgava in the Latvian Higher League.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

As a youth player Kozlovs played for his local club SK Dižvanagi (later renamed SK Blāzma), after being spotted by coaches Ž. Ārmanis and E. Seleckis in a youth tournament.[1] He was taken to the first team that played in the Latvian First League in 2005. Kozlovs spent one season in Rēzekne, before moving to Riga after graduation from high-school in 2006. He continued studying in Latvijas Universitāte and played for the high-school team Metta-Latvijas Universitāte. Kozlovs had 3 successful seasons in the Latvian First League with them, playing there until 2010.

FK Jelgava[edit]

In 2010 the starlet was spotted by the Latvian Higher League newcomers FK Jelgava, as they signed a contract with him before the start of the season. Kozlovs proved his abilities soon and scored 6 goals in 25 league matches in his first season in the Latvian Higher League.[2] He managed to win the Latvian Cup, as well as made a margin in FK Jelgava history in a friendly match against Blackpool as the first player to score a goal against a club from the Premier League, as well as the first player to score a goal in the club's new stadium - Zemgales Olimpiskais Sporta Centrs.[3] In the 2011 season Kozlovs scored 16 goals in 31 league appearance, being the club's top scorer as well as the third top-scorer of the league. He was also named the best player of the league in June.[4] Kozlovs started the 2012 season well, scoring 6 goals in 15 matches and being his team's top scorer.

FK Ventspils[edit]

On 4 July 2012 Kozlovs joined the Latvian Higher League club FK Ventspils.[5] He played there for 2 seasons, making 32 league appearances and scoring 3 goals. In August 2013 Kozlovs left Ventspils due to family reasons after a mutual agreement.[6]

International career[edit]

Kozlovs made his debut for Latvia in a friendly match against China on 17 November 2010, coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute.[7] In June 2012 Kozlovs was called up for the 2012 Baltic Cup squad. He scored the final penalty in the final, helping Latvia win the tournament.[8] So far he has made 3 appearances for the team.

Personal life[edit]

Vladislavs Kozlovs has a bachelor's degree in finances and crediting. According to fk jelgava.lv his hobbies include cars. His aim in football is to develop and improve. He has a Facebook account.[9]

Honours[edit]

FK Jelgava

FK Ventspils

National team

References[edit]

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