Kaimar Saag

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Kaimar Saag
Personal information
Full name Kaimar Saag
Date of birth (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Viljandi, Estonia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nybergsund-Trysil
Number 18
Youth career
–2005 Viljandi SK
2005 Levadia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Suure-Jaani Kirm 17 (26)
2005 Viljandi Kodugaas 9 (2)
2005–2007 Levadia 18 (4)
2005–2007 Levadia II (reserves) 41 (50)
2007 Tallinna Kalev (loan) 14 (1)
2008–2012 Silkeborg 84 (14)
2012–2014 Vejle Kolding 24 (6)
2014 Assyriska 5 (0)
2015 Levadia 28 (5)
2016– Nybergsund-Trysil 26 (18)
National team
Estonia U21 9 (4)
2007–2014 Estonia 46 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:32, 22 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2015

Kaimar Saag (born 5 August 1988) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Nybergsund-Trysil and the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Levadia[edit]

At the age of 16, Saag started his professional career with Levadia.[1] He scored his first Meistriliiga goal on 16 October 2005, in the 28th minute of a 2–3 victory over Merkuur.[2] In 2007 Meistriliiga season, he had a short loan with Tallinna Kalev where he scored once in 14 games.[3] At the age of 19, after three seasons in Levadia, Saag moved abroad.

Silkeborg[edit]

On 25 January 2008, he signed a 4-year contract with Danish 1st Division club Silkeborg.[4] Seven days later, Saag played his first game for Silkeborg against Aarhus. He scored his first goal for Silkeborg on 6 April 2008, in a 2–1 victory against Fredericia.[5] In April 2012, after spending four and a half years at the club, he announced his intention to leave the club due to limited play time.[6]

Vejle Kolding[edit]

In May 2012, Saag signed a two-year contract with Danish side Vejle Kolding and joined the team later in the summer after his contract expired at Silkeborg.[7][8] He started well at his new club, scoring seven goals in pre-season matches.[9][10][11] On 29 July 2012, he made league debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Køge.[12] A week later on his birthday, 5 August, Saag scored a hat-trick and helped his side beat Skive 4–1.[13]

Assyriska[edit]

In July 2014, Saag signed a one-year contract with Swedish Superettan club.[14]

International career[edit]

For Estonia national football team, Saag is capped 46 times. He made his national team debut on 8 September 2007 against Croatia national football team in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualification.[15][16]

He scored his first goal for the national team on 30 December 2009, in a friendly match against Angola.

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 December 2009 Estadio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Angola 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 11 August 2010 Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia  Faroe Islands 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3 6 September 2011 Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia  Northern Ireland 4–1 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levadia

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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