Kaspars Dubra before Latvia U-21 match
|Full name||Kaspars Dubra|
|Date of birth||20 December 1990|
|Place of birth||Riga, Latvia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2008||→ Olimps (loan)||25||(2)|
|2009||→ Olimps (loan)||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2016
Kaspars Dubra (born 20 December 1990) is a Latvian professional football defender, currently playing for FC BATE Borisov in the Belarusian Premier League. He plays as a centre-back and as a defensive midfielder.
Dubra started playing football at the age of seven, as a youth player he played for Skonto Riga academy JFC Skonto. In 2007, he was taken to the first team by that time manager Paul Ashworth, but didn't appear on the pitch that season.
Before the start of the 2008 season Dubra was loaned out to another Latvian Higher League club located in Riga JFK Olimps. He played 25 matches through the season and managed to score twice. In 2009 Dubra was taken back to Skonto, but, playing only one match, was once again loaned to Olimps, playing 9 games and scoring once during this loan spell.
In 2010, Dubra was one of several Olimps players to be taken to Skonto by the club's new manager Aleksandrs Starkovs. Dubra made a surprisingly good impact and earned himself a place in the starting line-up right after joining. Being one of the best defenders in the league during the season, all in all he made 19 appearances and scored 5 goals for Skonto and helped his team become the champions of Latvian Higher League. In July 2010 he was named the best player of the month, being the only defender to receive this award during the season. At the end of the season he was included in the team of the tournament. In November 2010 Dubra went on trial with the English Premier League club Blackpool.
In 2011, Dubra suffered from a serious injury and managed to return to the pitch only at the end of the season, playing only 6 league matches. On January 1 his contract with Skonto Riga expired, and Kaspars went on trial with the English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kaspars has left a good impression on Mick McCarthy coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers, but his agent couldn't agree on a deal.
Being linked with several Polish, Russian and Ukrainian clubs, Dubra signed with Polish I liga club Polonia Bytom for a one and a half year contract with them in February 2012. After playing just 4 league games in July 2012 he terminated the contract with Polonia Bytom.
Dubra is a current member of Latvia. He also played for Latvia U-21 and Latvia U-19. Kaspars was firstly called up to Latvia national football team by coach Aleksandrs Starkovs for a friendly match in Kunming against China on November 17, 2010. He made his debut, being just 19 years old, coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute. Kaspars played all game against Lithuania in Baltic Cup 2014 final. Latvia won the Baltic Cup.
|2008||JFK Olimps||Higher League||25||9||—||1||0||—||26||9|
|2009||Skonto FC||Higher League||1||0||—||1||0|
|2009||JFK Olimps||Higher League||9||1||—||9||1|
|2010||Skonto FC||Higher League||19||6||—||2||0||3[a]||1||24||8|
|2011–12||Polonia Bytom||I Liga||4||0||—||4||0|
|2012||FK Ventspils||Higher League||17||0||—||—||17||0|
|2015||FC BATE Borisov||Premier League||9||0||3||0||7||0||0||0||19||0|
|2016||FC BATE Borisov||Premier League||16||5||1||0||2||0||1[c]||0||20||5|
- Scores and results list Latvia's goal tally first.
|1.||29 March 2016||Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar||Gibraltar||2–0||5–0||Friendly|
FC BATE Borisov
- Belarusian Premier League (2): 2015, 2016
- Belarusian Super Cup (2): 2015, 2016
- Belarusian Cup (1): 2014–15
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