Ats Purje

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Ats Purje
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Purje with Nõmme Kalju in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ats Purje
Date of birth (1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
KuPS
Youth career
TJK Legion
S.C. Real
Narva Trans
Levadia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 S.C. Real 34 (21)
2002 Maardu 8 (7)
2003 M.C. Tallinn 12 (8)
2003–2007 Levadia II 29 (8)
2003–2007 Levadia 86 (33)
2008–2009 Inter Turku 40 (10)
2010–2011 AEP Paphos 26 (5)
2011 Ethnikos Achna 6 (1)
2012–2014 KuPS 76 (19)
2015–2016 Nõmme Kalju 61 (30)
2017– KuPS 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Estonia U-19 6 (3)
2003 Estonia U-20 1 (0)
2004–2006 Estonia U-21 8 (0)
2006– Estonia 60 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 November 2016.

Ats Purje (born 3 August 1985) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Finnish Veikkausliiga club KuPS and the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Levadia[edit]

Purje made his Meistriliiga debut for Levadia in 2003. He won his first Meistriliiga title in the 2004 season, and two more in 2006 and 2007.

Inter Turku[edit]

On 27 December 2007, Purje signed a two-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga club Inter Turku.[1][2] He made his debut in the Veikkausliiga on 27 April 2008, against RoPS, and scored a goal in their 3–1 win.[3] Purje won his first 2008 Veikkausliiga season with the club.

AEP Paphos[edit]

On 1 June 2010, Purje signed a one-year deal with Cypriot club AEP Paphos, with an option to extend it for another year.[4] He made Cypriot First Division debut on 29 August 2010, and scored in a 1–2 defeat against Ethnikos Achna.[5]

Ethnikos Achna[edit]

On 8 June 2011, Purje signed for Ethnikos Achna.

KuPS[edit]

On 3 April 2012, Purje signed for Finnish side KuPS. He was the team's top goalscorer in 2012 and 2014 seasons.[6]

Nõmme Kalju[edit]

On 9 February 2015, Purje signed a three-year contract with Nõmme Kalju in Estonia.[7] He led the team in scoring in 2015 and 2016 seasons.

KuPS[edit]

In December 2016, Purje returned to KuPS with one-year contract.[8]

International career[edit]

Purje made his debut for the Estonia national football team on 11 October 2006, in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying match against Russia.[9] He scored his first goal for Estonia on 20 August 2008, in a 2–1 friendly home win against Malta.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 November 2016.[11][12]
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
S.C. Real 2001 IV liiga 17 4 17 4
2002 III liiga 17 17 17 17
Total 34 21 0 0 0 0 34 21
Maardu 2002 Esiliiga 8 7 8 7
M.C. Tallinn 2003 Esiliiga 12 8 12 8
Levadia-Juunior 2003 II liiga 5 3 5 3
2004 1 2 1 2
Total 6 5 0 0 0 0 6 5
Levadia II 2003 Meistriliiga 6 1 6 1
2004 Esiliiga 12 2 12 2
2005 4 2 4 2
2007 7 3 7 3
Total 29 8 0 0 0 0 29 8
Levadia 2003 Meistriliiga 11 4 1 0 12 4
2004 17 8 1 0 18 8
2005 12 4 2 0 1 0 15 4
2006 30 10 5 2 35 12
2007 16 7 0 0 16 7
Total 86 33 0 0 9 2 1 0 96 35
Inter Turku 2008 Veikkausliiga 19 7 19 7
2009 21 4 2 0 6 0 2 0 31 3
Total 40 10 2 0 6 0 2 0 50 10
AEP Paphos 2010–11 Cypriot First Division 26 5 26 5
Ethnikos Achna 2011–12 Cypriot First Division 6 1 6 1
PK-37 2013 Kakkonen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
KuPS 2012 Veikkausliiga 27 6 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 36 8
2013 20 4 2 0 8 5 0 0 30 9
2014 29 9 3 4 5 2 0 0 37 15
2015 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 76 19 9 5 15 7 5 1 0 0 105 32
Nõmme Kalju 2015 Meistriliiga 33 16 3 1 4 1 0 0 40 18
2016 28 14 1 0 5 0 0 0 34 14
Total 61 30 4 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 74 32
Career total 385 147 15 6 21 7 25 4 1 0 447 164
  1. ^ Includes the Estonian Cup, Finnish Cup and Cypriot Cup
  2. ^ Includes the Finnish League Cup
  3. ^ Includes the Estonian Supercup

International[edit]

Estonia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Purje goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 August 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 9  Malta 1–1 2–1 Friendly
2 3 March 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia 17  Georgia 1–1 1–2 Friendly
3 7 September 2010 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 22  Uzbekistan 1–0 3–3 Friendly
4 2 September 2011 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia 29  Slovenia 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5 8 September 2014 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 46  Slovenia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
6 9 June 2015 Veritas Stadion, Turku, Finland 49  Finland 1–0 2–0 Friendly
7 2–0
8 11 November 2015 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 55  Georgia 1–0 3–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levadia
Inter Turku
Nõmme Kalju

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ats Purje mängib uuest hooajast Turu Interis" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 27 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Virolainen Ats Purje Interiin". FC Inter. 
  3. ^ "Ats Purje iloitsi ensimmäisestä maalistaan". FC Inter. 
  4. ^ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΙΑ ΜΕ ΔΙΕΘΝΗ ΕΣΘΟΝΟ (in Greek). Paphos FC. 1 June 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Purje alustas Küprose kõrgliigas väravaga" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 29 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Purje karjäär jätkub Soome kõrgliigas" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nõmme Kalju sõlmis lepingu Ats Purjega" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 9 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hyökkääjä Ats Purje liittyy jälleen Kuopion Palloseuraan". KuPS. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Venemaa - Eesti 2:0" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
  10. ^ "Eesti - Malta 2:1" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
  11. ^ "Purje, Ats" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
  12. ^ "A. Purje - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com. 

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