Estonia national football team 1921

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Estonia national football team 1921
Season 1921
Manager
Captain Heinrich Paal, Otto Silber
Home stadium Tiigiveski spordiplats, Tallinn
Matches played 2
1920
1922

The 1921 season was the 2nd year of competitive football in the Baltic country as an independent nation.

Matches[edit]

The team played their first matches at home turf, but playing in front of the home crowd was not enough to win. Neither did they manage to score a goal.

Estonia vs Sweden[edit]

In the first game, against Sweden, the team managed a goal-less draw. The visitors had a penalty in closing minutes of the first half, but failed to convert it as the taker hit the crossbar. Follow-up to the match, Swedish newspaper Idrottsbladet joked that the match ball had to be chosen from two balls – one quadrangular and one octangular. The latter one was chosen as more rounder one.[1]

Estonia vs Finland[edit]

The second game of the year was also the second time the Estonians played against their northern neighbours. Heavy waterfall turned the pitch into a quagmire, but that didn't stop Finns to overcome the newcomers. Verner Eklöf did not repeat what Swedes did a month ago and converted the penalty in the second half, thus becoming the first player to score from the spot against Estonia. As Estonia's previous captain Heinrich Paal was not present, Otto Silber took over the armband. For debutant Eduard Jõepere, this was ultimately his only appearance for the blueshirts.[2]

Players[edit]

There 12 players appeared for the national team in 1921:

Debutants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eesti – Rootsi 0:0" [Estonia – Sweden 0:0]. Jalgpallihaigla (in Estonian). Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Eesti – Finland 0:3" [Estonia – Finland 0:3]. Jalgpallihaigla (in Estonian). Retrieved 29 April 2011.