Andrejs Štolcers

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Andrejs Štolcers
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Personal information
Full name Andrejs Štolcers
Date of birth (1974-07-08) 8 July 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Latvia)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Olimpija Rīga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Olimpija Rīga 53 (22)
1996–1997 Skonto Riga 49 (15)
1997–2000 Shakhtar Donetsk 48 (14)
2000 Spartak Moscow 12 (5)
2000–2004 Fulham 25 (2)
2004–2005 Yeovil Town 36 (5)
2005–2006 FK Baku 10 (4)
2006–2007 Skonto Riga 16 (3)
2007–2009 JFK Olimps Rīga 22 (5)
2009–2010 Bath City 8 (1)
2010 Hayes & Yeading United 9 (1)
Total 302 (79)
National team
1994–2005 Latvia 81 (7)
Teams managed
2009 JFK Olimps Rīga (playing coach)
2010– Royal Russell School (youth team coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrejs Štolcers (born 8 July 1974 in Riga) is a Latvian former professional footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Štolcers started his career in his home-land Latvia, playing for Olimpija Rīga. He played there for two years from 1992 to 1994, making 53 league appearances and scoring 22 goals. In 1996, he was taken to Skonto Riga, where he showed his high scoring ability, scoring 15 goals in 1 season.

In 1997, he started his career abroad, joining the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, where he spent 3 years, playing 48 matches and scoring 14 goals. In July 2000, he left and joined yet another big club – this time the Russian team Spartak Moscow. He quickly scored 5 goals in 12 games and in December of the same year was signed by the English club Fulham. Štolcers joined Fulham when they were still in the second tier of English football. However, Fulham's victorious 2000-01 Division One campaign in his first season at the club got them promoted to the Premier League, and Štolcers scored two goals in the process against West Bromwich Albion (on his debut)[2] and Watford.[3] These were his only two league goals for the club, and he failed to score in the Premier League, making just 10 appearances over 3 full seasons at the top level. He did however manage to score twice in a League Cup tie against Bury in November 2002.[4] In 2004, he joined Yeovil Town, playing 36 league matches and scoring 7 goals in all competitions. In 2005, he left England and signed a contract in Azerbaijan with FK Baku. He only played 10 games for them and scored 4 goals.

In 2006, he returned to his native Latvia, signing a contract with his former club Skonto Riga. In the upcoming season he scored 3 goals in 16 matches for them and was released. In 2007, he joined JFK Olimps Rīga as the only experienced player in the team to help youngsters with their development. He played 22 matches and scored 5 goals from 2007 to 2009.

In 2009, he once again left Latvia, unsuccessfully trying to get into the Yeovil Town squad after being on trial, and later joining Bath City. He scored 1 goal in 8 matches for them, and in 2010, Štolcers joined Hayes & Yeading United, where he retired from playing football with 1 goal in 9 matches in his final season.

International career[edit]

His international debut for Latvia came in a 0–0 draw against Denmark on 26 August 1992. He has represented his country 81 times and scored seven goals. He played in the 2004 European Championships, held in Portugal.

Managerial career[edit]

After being released from Hayes and Yeading United on 7 May 2010, Štolcers started his coaching career. Currently he is the youth team coach at the Harris Academy South Norwood U15 in England and also takes part in an international project called Concept4Football, helping youngsters who are not older than 16 years develop their football abilities.[1] He has also joined Carshalton Boys Sports college where he teaches P.E lessons. Andejs is now also involved with UK Football Finder.

On 29 May 2011, Štolcers took part in the London Legends Tournament held at the Craven Cottage. In the semi-final match against Chelsea legends, he scored a goal from the penalty spot, but that didn't save Fulham from losing 1–5.[1]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[5][6]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar Donetsk 1997–98 Vyshcha Liha 13 4 - - - 13 4
1998–99 21 6 - 2 1 - 23 7
1999–2000 15 4 - 4 2 - 19 6
Total 49 14 - - 6 3 - - 55 17
Spartak Moscow 2000 Russian Top Division 12 5 3 0 12 5
Fulham 2000–01 English First Division 15 2 1 0 1 0 - - 17 2
2001–02 English Premier League 5 0 1 0 0 0 - - 6 0
2002–03 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 - 9 0
2003–04 0 0 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
Total 25 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 - - 33 2
Yeovil Town 2004–05 English League Two 36 4 5 1 1 0 1 1 43 6
Baku 2005–06 Azerbaijan Top League 10 4 2 1 12 5
Career total 132 29 7 1 5 0 13 4 1 0 158 34

International[edit]

Latvia national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 2 0
1995 2 0
1996 7 0
1997 14 1
1998 6 2
1999 8 1
2000 7 1
2001 8 1
2002 8 1
2003 11 0
2004 4 0
2005 4 0
Total 81 7

Statistics accurate as of 22 October 2015[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Latvia's goal tally first.[7]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 June 1997 Daugava Stadium, Riga  Andorra 1–0 4–1 Friendly
2. 6 September 1998 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo  Norway 2–1 3–1 Euro 2000 qualifier
3. 10 October 1998 Daugava Stadium, Riga  Georgia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2000 qualifier
4. 4 September 1999 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana  Albania 3–1 3–3 Euro 2000 qualifier
5. 4 February 2000 Pafiako Stadium, Paphos  Slovakia 1–3 1–3 2000 Cyprus International Tournament
6. 24 March 2001 Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek  Croatia 1–3 1–4 2002 World Cup qualifier
7. 17 April 2002 Ventspils Olimpiskais Stadions, Ventspils  Kazakhstan 2–1 2–1 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Skonto FC
FC Baku

Individual[edit]

Best Midfielder in the Latvian League (1)
1993[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://sportacentrs.com/futbols/legionari/video/31052011-stolcers_gust_vartus_pret_chelsea_legenda
  2. ^ "West Brom 1-3 Fulham". BBC. 9 December 2000. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fulham 5 Watford 0". Sporting Life. 26 December 2000. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stolcers brace sinks Bury". BBC. 6 November 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andrejs Stolcers". http://www.soccerbase.com/. Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Andrejs Štolcers". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Andrejs Štolcers profile". European Football. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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