Henrik Ojamaa

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Henrik Ojamaa
SC Wiener Neustadt vs. FC Wacker Innsbruck 2016-04-11 (118).jpg
Ojamaa in 2016
Personal information
Full name Henrik Ojamaa
Date of birth (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–2007 Flora
2007–2009 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Flora II 7 (1)
2009–2010 Derby County 0 (0)
2009 Stafford Rangers (loan) 5 (1)
2010–2011 Alemannia Aachen 1 (0)
2011 Fortuna Sittard (loan) 12 (1)
2011 RoPS 17 (2)
2012–2013 Motherwell 55 (11)
2013–2015 Legia Warsaw 34 (2)
2014–2015 Motherwell (loan) 18 (3)
2015 Sarpsborg 08 (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2016 Swindon Town 9 (0)
2016 Wacker Innsbruck 16 (2)
2016–2017 Go Ahead Eagles 6 (1)
2017 Dundee (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Estonia U19 12 (1)
2008–2011 Estonia U21 3 (3)
2012– Estonia 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:06, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Henrik Ojamaa (born 20 May 1991) is an Estonian professional footballer who last played as a forward for Go Ahead Eagles, and the Estonia national team.

Club career[edit]

Derby County[edit]

Ojamaa played two years for Derby County's academy side, before signing a one-year professional contract with the club in June 2009.[1] He was Derby County's Scholar of the Year in 2008–09. In November 2009, he joined Stafford Rangers on a loan for one month. He won numerous Man of the Match awards during his short spell.[2] At the end of the 2009–10 season Derby announced that, along with several first team players such as Gary Teale and Jay McEveley, Ojamaa would be released at the end of their contracts in June 2010.[3]

Alemannia Aachen[edit]

On 18 May 2010, he signed a two-year contract with German club Alemannia Aachen, starting in July 2010.[4] He made his official debut for Alemannia Aachen on 27 November 2010 when in the 88-th minute he was substituted in. On 12 January 2011, Dutch club Fortuna Sittard announced that they would loan the player for the rest of the 2010–2011 season. This meant that he played at the club for half a year, after which he went back to Alemannia Aachen.

RoPS[edit]

Ojamaa signed a three-month contract with Finnish club RoPS after his release from Alemannia Aachen. He scored two goals in 17 appearances, but the club was relegated from the Veikkausliiga and he was released.

Motherwell[edit]

After his contract with RoPS expired Ojamaa had two separate trial spells at Motherwell.[5] He signed for Motherwell until the end of the season on 4 January 2012.[6] Ojamaa scored four goals in his first five appearances for Motherwell, scoring against Queen's Park,[7] Dunfermline[8] and St Johnstone.[9] He signed a two-and-a-half year contract on 2 February 2012, after making an instant impact at Fir Park.[10] Ojamaa celebrated his contract extension with another goal and two more assists in the match against Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup.[11][12] His form during January led to him being awarded January SPL young player of the month,[13] as well as being named the player of the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.[14]

Ojamaa provided 16 assists during the 2012–13 season, which was four more than the second best Aaron Doran.[15] Ojamaa was fondly referred to as "The Sheriff" during his spell at Fir Park due to his pistols goal celebration.

Legia Warsaw[edit]

On 6 June 2013, he signed three-year deal with the Polish champions Legia Warsaw.[16] He picked up a mild injury during the pre-season and debuted in the Polish Ekstraklasa on 27 July 2013 against Pogoń Szczecin giving an assist in a 3–0 victory.[17] He scored his first Ekstraklasa goal on 3 August 2013 in a 4–0 victory over Podbeskidzie. The Legia fans also chose him as the best player of that game.[18]

Motherwell (loan)[edit]

In August 2014, Ojamaa returned to Motherwell on a loan deal.[19][20] At the conclusion of the loan in January 2015, Ojamaa opted not to extend his stay at Motherwell and returned to Legia Warsaw.[21]

Sarpsborg 08 (loan)[edit]

In February 2015, Ojamaa joined Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 on loan from Legia Warsaw.

Swindon Town[edit]

On 4 September 2015, Ojamaa joined English side Swindon Town on a one-year deal.[22] Ojamaa left Swindon Town in January 2016 after making just 11 appearances.[23]

Wacker Innsbruck[edit]

On 7 January 2016, Ojamaa signed for Austrian Erste Liga club Wacker Innsbruck.[24]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Ojamaa signed a two-year contract with Dutch Eredivisie club Go Ahead Eagles.[25] He made his Eredivisie debut on 6 August 2016. He scored his first goal for the club in his second league match on 14 August 2016. On 31 January 2017 Ojamaa signed a loan deal to Dundee.[26] On 10 August 2017, after returning to now relegated Eagles, he was released from the contract on mutual agreement.[27]

International career[edit]

Ojamaa was a key member of the Estonia under-19 team that reached the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification round. Ojamaa was also a member of the Estonia under-21 team.[28]

In February 2012, Ojamaa received his first senior call-up by Tarmo Rüütli for a friendly match against El Salvador.[29][30] The call-up was later dismissed by his club, Motherwell.[31] On 22 May 2012, he was selected as part of the team to face Croatia in a friendly match on 25 May.[32] He started the match alongside Estonia's record goalscorer Andres Oper, getting his first senior cap for Estonia.[33][34]

Personal life[edit]

Ojamaa has two brothers. Hindrek, the younger brother, is also a professional footballer, while Harri, the older brother, was forced to end his football career at the age of 19 due to an injury. Harri now works as an agent for Golden Star Management who also represent Henrik.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 May 2017[36]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Flora II 2007 Esiliiga 7 1 0 0 7 1
Derby County 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stafford Rangers (loan) 2009–10 Conference North 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Alemannia Aachen 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Fortuna Sittard (loan) 2010–11 Eerste Divisie 12 1 0 0 12 1
RoPS 2011 Veikkausliiga 17 2 0 0 0 0 17 2
Motherwell 2011–12 Scottish Premier League 18 7 3 2 0 0 21 9
2012–13 37 4 2 0 1 0 4 0 44 4
Total 55 11 5 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 65 13
Legia Warsaw 2013–14 Ekstraklasa 33 2 2 0 9 0 44 2
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 34 2 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 45 2
Motherwell (loan) 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 18 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 20 4
Sarpsborg 08 (loan) 2015 Tippeligaen 10 0 2 0 12 0
Swindon Town 2015–16 League One 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Wacker Innsbruck 2015–16 Erste Liga 16 2 0 0 16 2
Go Ahead Eagles 2016–17 Eredivisie 6 1 2 0 8 1
Dundee (loan) 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 204 24 13 3 3 0 13 0 0 0 233 27

International[edit]

As of 19 November 2016.
National team Year Apps Goals
Estonia
2012 8 0
2013 8 0
2014 6 0
2015 1 0
2016 2 0
Total 25 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Legia Warsaw

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ojamaa jätkab karjääri Derbys" [Ojamaa continues his career in Derby]. Postimees (in Estonian). 29 June 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ojamaa joins Stafford on loan". Derby County F.C. 28 November 2009. Archived from the original on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "McEveley and Teale to move on". Derby County F.C. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alemannia verpflichtet Henrik Ojamaa". Alemannia Aachen (in German). 19 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Henrik wants Well deal". Evening Times. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Motherwell sign Henrik Ojamaa until end of season". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Motherwell 4–0 Queen's Park". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Motherwell 3–1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Motherwell 3–2 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Motherwell secure Henrik Ojamaa on a long-term contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ojamaalt järjekordne värav ja kaks väravasöötu" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Motherwell 6–0 Morton". BBC Sport. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa wins January young player award". BBC Sport. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ojamaa picks up Player of the 5th Round". The Scottish Football Association. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "SPL Stats". Scottish Premier League. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Ojamaa piłkarzem Legii" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ojamaa andis debüüdil väravasöödu" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ojamaa debüütkoll aitas Legia suure võiduni (eestlane mängu parim!)" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ojamaa naaseb Motherwelli" [Ojamaa returns to Motherwell] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa makes Fir Park return". Motherwell F.C. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Lindsay, Clive (28 January 2015). "Motherwell: Ojamaa rejects loan extension". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  22. ^ Otrebski, Tom (4 September 2015). "Ojamaa Pens Town Deal". Swindon Town FC. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa has left Swindon Town after signing for Austrian outfit FC Wacker Innsbruck". Swindon Advertiser. 7 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Ametlik: Ojamaa siirdus Austria esiliigasse". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "Võimas üleminek: Henrik Ojamaa jätkab karjääri Hollandi kõrgliigas" (in Estonian). Postimees. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "Go Ahead Eagles Striker Heading To Dundee". The Daily Millbury. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Ametlik: Ojamaa lahkus Go Ahead Eaglesist". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  28. ^ Aachen: Jungstürmer von Derby County Ojamaa kommt mit "englischer Ausbildung"
  29. ^ "Koondise koosseisus mänguks El Salvadoriga üks debütant" (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  30. ^ "Selgus Eesti jalgpallikoondise koosseis mänguks El Salvadoriga" (in Estonian). Eesti Rahvusringhääling. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  31. ^ "Selgus Eesti koondis mänguks El Salvadoriga, Ojamaa ei mängi koduklubi vastuseisu tõttu" (in Estonian). Delfi.ee. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  32. ^ "Selgus koondise koosseis Ukraina ja Horvaatia vastu" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  33. ^ "Debütandid? Ei ole põhjust nuriseda" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  34. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 
  35. ^ "Ojamaa: olen oma vendadest halvem mängija" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  36. ^ "H. Ojamaa". Soccerway.com. 

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