Turkovs playing for ZTE
|Full name||Daniils Turkovs|
|Date of birth||17 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 November 2016
As a youth player Turkovs played for Skonto FC academy, starting his professional career in 2007 with Olimps/RFS. During a period of three seasons Turkovs played 47 matches in the Latvian Higher League, scoring 9 goals. In 2010 he was one of several Olimps/RFS players brought to Skonto FC by the newly appointed manager Aleksandrs Starkovs. He scored 8 goals in 17 matches, helping the team win the championship. After the season Turkovs went on trial with the Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I club Zalaegerszegi TE and signed a four-year contract with them in January 2011. Playing in Hungary for two seasons, Turkovs appeared in 26 league matches, scoring 6 goals. In March 2012 he returned to the Latvian Higher League, joining then champions FK Ventspils. During two seasons Turkovs played 57 league games and scored 23 goals. In 2013 he helped his club become the champions of Latvia and also win the Latvian Cup. After the season, he was included in the sportacentrs.com team of the tournament. On 9 December 2013 it was announced that Turkovs had joined the Polish I liga club GKS Bełchatów on a half-year contract.
Turkovs has been a member of all youth national teams, including Latvia U-17, Latvia U-19 and Latvia U-21. He made his full international debut on 17 November 2010 in a friendly match against China, starting the game in the first eleven and being replaced in the 76th minute by Vladislavs Kozlovs. Currently Turkovs has 4 international caps, scoring no goals.
- Skonto FC
- Latvian Higher League champion (1): 2010
- FK Ventspils
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- "Lazdiņš pagarina līgumu ar "Jelgavu", Turkovs iet Rudņeva pēdās". sportacentrs.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "FK "Ventspils" papildinās ar Turkovu; turpina sadarbību ar Jančuku". sportacentrs.com. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- ""Ventspils" uzvar Rīgā un kļūst par Latvijas čempioni". sportacentrs.com. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- ""Ventspils" iegūst kausu, liepājnieki zaudē trešo finālu pēc kārtas". sportacentrs.com. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "Sportacentrs.com Virslīgas sezonas simboliskā izlase". sportacentrs.com. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "Turkovs pievienojies Polijas pirmās līgas vicelīderiem". sportacentrs.com. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- LFF. "Draudzības spēle: ĶĪNA - LATVIJA 1:0". LFF.lv. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- LFF. "Latvijas nacionālās futbola izlases kandidāti*". LFF.lv. Retrieved 27 December 2013.