Aleksandrs Solovjovs

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Aleksandrs Solovjovs
Personal information
Full name Aleksandrs Solovjovs
Date of birth (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Second striker,
Left defender
Club information
Current team
RFS
Number 36
Youth career
Skonto Riga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Skonto 0 (0)
2007–2008Olimps Riga (loan) 24 (3)
2008–2010 Ventspils 15 (3)
2009Tranzīts (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2011 Atromitos Yeroskipou 5 (0)
2011 Nantwich Town 18 (0)
2012 Tauras Tauragė 15 (2)
2012–2013 Jūrmala 13 (5)
2013 Spartaks Jūrmala 5 (0)
2013–2015 Daugava Daugavpils 42 (1)
2015–2016 FB Gulbene 3 (1)
2016–2017 Sillamäe Kalev 19 (1)
2017– RFS 21 (1)
National team
Latvia U-17
Latvia U-19
2007–2010 Latvia U-21 1 (0)
2017– Latvia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Aleksandrs Solovjovs born 25 February 1988) is a Latvian footballer, currently playing for RFS in the Latvian Higher League.

Career[edit]

As a youth player Solovjovs played for Skonto Riga, making his first first-team appearance in 2007. Despite being in the club's player list for the upcoming season, Solovjovs didn't even play a match for Skonto, as he was loaned out to Olimps for one season. He played 24 matches, netting 3 times. After the end of that season, in February 2008, it was announced that he was to undergo a trial with Zenit St. Petersburg reserves.[1] Later it was said that Aleksandrs had left a good impression, but he wasn't offered a contract that time. In 2008, he left Riga anyway, signing with FK Ventspils on 1 September.[2] He played 15 matches there, scoring 3 times. In September 2009 Solovjovs had unsuccessful trials with English D2 side Burnley,[2] Scottish First Division's Ross County[3] and U.S. Siracusa of Italian Serie C2[4] later on. At the end of 2009 Solovjovs appeared in the group stage matches of 2009–10 UEFA Europa League, also in the away draw against the German club Hertha BSC.[5] In January 2010 it was reported that Solovjovs, along with fellow Ventspils teammate, Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs was on trial at English Championship side, Blackpool.[6] He didn't stay with the club and was loaned to another Latvian club from the Ventspils city Tranzīts. He played 11 games there, scoring no goals. In August 2010, after returning from loan, Solovjovs was released from FK Ventspils, because of contract infringement. He didn't stay without a club for a long time, just after 5 days signing for Atromitos Yeroskipou in Cyprus. He played there for half a year, fighting with injuries and personal problems. He was released from the Cypriot side at the start of 2011. During the start of the year Solovjovs had trials with many clubs abroad and in September 2011 he joined Nantwich Town in the English Northern Premier League. In 2012 Solovjovs signed a contract with the Lithuanian A Lyga club Tauras Tauragė. He played 15 matches, scoring 2 goals for them and left in the summer of 2012. Solovjovs then joined his home land club Jūrmala in the Latvian Higher League.[7] Playing in Jūrmala during the 2012 season, Solovjovs scored 5 goals in 13 league matches for the club. In February 2013 he moved to the Latvian Higher League club Spartaks Jūrmala. Solovjovs played 5 matches for Spartaks during the 2013 season, joining that time Latvian champions Daugava Daugavpils before their UEFA Champions League campaign in July 2013.[8]

International career[edit]

Solovjovs has represented Latvia in all youth level national teams, including Latvia U-17, Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21. He got called up for Latvian senior side and experience his debut on March 25, 2017. Solovjovs played 90 minutes both in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification 0:1 away loss to Switzerland and in friendly match against Georgia three days later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latvian midfielder is on trial with Zenit" (in Russian). gorodovoy.spb.ru. Retrieved 19 September 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Riga and Olimp players joined Ventspils" (in Russian). delfi.lv. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Solovyov returned back to Moscow instead of Scotland" (in Russian). delfi.lv. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Solovyov will play in Serie C2" (in Russian). delfi.lv. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Hertha BSC Berlin 1 - 1 FK Ventspils". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  6. ^ "Kosmačovs un Solovjovs uz Blackpool" (in Latvian). sportacentrs.com. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  7. ^ http://futbolavirsliga.lv/index.php/jaunumi/738-komandu-sastavu-papildinajumu-vasaras-pareju-perioda[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ http://sportacentrs.com/futbols/virsliga/11072013-daugava_cempionu_ligai_piesaka_solovjovu_?is_mobile=0

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