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 Striker, winger
Club information
Current team
Nõmme Kalju
Number 9
Youth career
2003 Levadia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Levadia 86 (33)
2008–2009 Inter Turku 40 (11)
2010–2011 AEP Paphos 26 (5)
2011 Ethnikos Achna 6 (1)
2012–2014 KuPS 76 (19)
2015– Nõmme Kalju 33 (16)
National team
Estonia U-19 5 (1)
Estonia U-21 7 (0)
2006– Estonia 56 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 November 2015

Ats Purje (born 3 August 1985) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Estonian Meistriliiga club Nõmme Kalju and the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Levadia[edit]

In 2003, at the age of 17, Purje started his professional career with Levadia. In 2007, he was sent to Levadia's reserve team, after refusing to sign a contract extension with the club.

Inter Turku[edit]

On 27 December 2007, he signed a two-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga club Inter Turku.[1][2] On 9 February 2008, Purje scored his first goal in his first game for Inter Turku against Tallinna Kalev in a friendly match.[3] He scored his first Veikkausliiga goal also in his first Veikkausliiga match on 27 April 2008, in a 3–1 victory against RoPS.[4]

AEP Paphos[edit]

On 1 June 2010, he signed a one-year deal with Cypriot team AEP Paphos, with an option to extend it by another year.[5] He made his league debut on 29 August, where he scored the team's only goal.[6]

KuPS[edit]

Purje joined KuPS in 2012. He was the team's top goalscorer in 2012 and 2014 seasons.

Nõmme Kalju[edit]

Purje joined Nõmme Kalju in 2015 after breakdowns in contract negotiations with KuPS. His contract was for three seasons. He scored his first goal on his debut on the third minute in a friendly match against Ventspils.

International career[edit]

For Estonia national football team, Purje is capped 56 times, scoring eight goals. He made his national team debut on 11 October 2006, in an UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying match against Russia.[7] He scored his first goal on 20 August 2008, in a friendly match against Malta.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 November 2015.[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
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 0 0 35 12
2007 16 7 0 0 0 0 16 7
Total 86 33 0 0 0 0 9 2 1 0 96 35
Inter Turku 2008 Veikkausliiga 19 7 19 7
2009 21 3 2 0 23 3
Total 40 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 42 10
AEP Paphos 2010–11 Cypriot First Division 26 5 26 5
Ethnikos Achna 2011–12 Cypriot First Division 6 1 6 1
KuPS 2012 Veikkausliiga 27 6 3 0 5 1 35 7
2013 20 4 2 0 8 5 0 0 30 9
2014 29 9 2 2 5 2 0 0 36 13
2015 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 76 19 7 2 15 7 5 1 0 0 103 29
Nõmme Kalju 2015 Meistriliiga 33 16 3 1 4 1 0 0 40 18
Career total 267 84 10 3 15 7 20 4 1 0 313 98

International[edit]

As of 1 January 2016.[10]
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2006 1 0
2007 1 0
2008 8 1
2009 6 0
2010 9 2
2011 9 1
2012 7 0
2013 3 0
2014 3 1
2015 9 3
Total 56 8

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Estonia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
20 August 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Malta
1–1
2–1
Friendly[11]
2
3 March 2010 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgia
1–1
1–2
Friendly[12]
3
7 September 2010 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Uzbekistan
1–0
3–3
Friendly[13]
4
3 September 2011 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia
2–1
2–1
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying[14]
5
8 September 2014 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Slovenia
1–0
1–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying[15]
6
9 June 2015 Veritas Stadion, Turku, Finland  Finland
1–0
2–0
Friendly[16]
7
2–0
8
11 November 2015 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Georgia
1–0
3–0
Friendly[17]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levadia
Inter Turku
Nõmme Kalju

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ats Purje mängib uuest hooajast Turu Interis – Soccernet.ee
  2. ^ Virolainen Ats Purje Interiin – FC Inter
  3. ^ Inter tyrmäsi JK Tallinna Kalevin 6–0 – FC Inter
  4. ^ Ats Purje iloitsi ensimmäisestä maalistaan – FC Inter
  5. ^ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΙΑ ΜΕ ΔΙΕΘΝΗ ΕΣΘΟΝΟ (in Greek). AEP Paphos FC. 1 June 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Purje alustas Küprose kõrgliigas väravaga (Estonian)
  7. ^ Eesti koondise mängud 2006 – Eesti Jalgpalli Liit
  8. ^ Koondis pakkus ilusa pidupäevakingi – Soccernet.ee
  9. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Purje, Ats". national-football-teams.com. 
  11. ^ "Eesti - Malta". Estonian Football Association. 
  12. ^ "Gruusia - Eesti". Estonian Football Association. 
  13. ^ "Eesti - Usbekistan". Estonian Football Association. 
  14. ^ "Sloveenia - Eesti". Estonian Football Association. 
  15. ^ "Eesti - Sloveenia". Estonian Football Association. 
  16. ^ "Soome - Eesti". Estonian Football Association. 
  17. ^ "Eesti - Gruusia". Estonian Football Association. 

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