Batram Suri

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Batram Suri
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-11-02) November 2, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Laugu, British Solomon Islands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position striker, midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Lauga
1992–1994 AS Dragon
1994–1999 Nelson Suburbs
1999–2000 Football Kingz 13 (2)
2000 Lauga
2001 Nadi
2002–2003 YoungHeart Manawatu
2003 Koloale
2004–2005 JP Su'uria
2005–2006 Nasina
2006 Richmond Athletic
2006–2007 Canterbury United 9 (0)
2007 Richmond Athletic
2007–2008 Makuru
2008–2009 Ferrymead Bays
2009 Makuru
2010–2011 Amical
National team
1992–2005  Solomon Islands 48 (10)
Teams managed
2014– Ifira Black Bird
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Batram Suri (born 2 November 1971) is a Solomon Islands footballer who played as either a striker or a midfielder and is currently coach for Ifira Black Bird in Vanuatu.[1]

He is the most well-known player to come out of the Solomon Islands and has previously played in New Zealand for Richmond Athletic and the Football Kingz amongst other clubs (now the New Zealand Knights), in Fiji and Tahiti and has also played for Laugu FC in his native country.

He is also one of the Solomon Islands national football team's most successful players helping them reach the oceanic play-off final against Australia in 2005. He made his debut in 1992 and collected over 40 caps, also scoring a fair share of goals.

Achievements[edit]

  • Solomon Islands Player of the Year (1994)
  • New Zealand Player of the Year (1996)
  • New Zealand Top Goalscorer (1997 and 1998)
  • Oceanian Player of the Year: Fourth place (1996),[2] Tenth place (1997[3] and 1998[4]), Twelfth place (2002)[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tafea will be strong but we are ready; Batram". Vanuatu Football Federation. 2014-10-13. Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Oceanian Player of the Year 1996". rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Oceanian Player of the Year 1997". rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Oceanian Player of the Year 1998". rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Oceanian Player of the Year 2002". rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.