Eduardas Kurskis

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Eduardas Kurskis
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-17) 17 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Šiauliai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Granitas Klaipėda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 FBK Kaunas 0 (0)
1996–2000 Kareda Šiauliai 16 (0)
2000–2008 FBK Kaunas 131 (0)
2007–2008 Hearts (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Smorgon 12 (0)
2009 Naftan Novopolotsk 7 (0)
2010–2013 Shakhtyor Salihorsk 30 (0)
2014– Granitas Klaipėda
National team
2002–2003 Lithuania 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2007

Eduardas Kurskis (born 17 October 1976 in Šiauliai) is a Lithuanian professional footballer currently playing for Granitas Klaipėda as a goalkeeper. He started his career with Kaunas before leaving for first-team action at hometown Kareda Šiauliai. He returned to Kaunas in 2000, where his performances earned him selection for the Lithuanian national side between 2002 and 2003.

Kurskis then joined Scottish club Heart of Midlothian on loan from FBK Kaunas in January 2007, having previously played his entire career in his native country.[1] He made a surprise debut in a 2-1 defeat to Motherwell at Tynecastle on 8 December 2007, despite Hearts first and second choice goalkeepers both being available. He started against Rangers a week later, but he effectively gifted the game to Rangers as he threw the ball over his own goal-line in the 87th minute.[2]

Despite the high-profile blunder against Rangers, Kurskis retained his place for the next game, against Inverness at Tynecastle. He produced another error-ridden performance, culminating in a second booking and a red card for violent conduct. Having just equalised to make it 2-2, but having made all of their regulation substitutions, Hearts had to place young defender Lee Wallace in goals, who subsequently conceded the winning goal in the 3rd minute of injury time.[3] Kurskis' loan was cancelled on 26 March 2008 and he returned to Kaunas.

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  1. ^ "Hearts sign two more from Kaunas". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Rangers 2-1 Hearts". BBC Sport. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hearts 2-3 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 22 December 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2008. 

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