Kaspars Dubra

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Kaspars Dubra
Kaspars Dubra.jpg
Kaspars Dubra before Latvia U-21 match
Personal information
Full name Kaspars Dubra
Date of birth (1990-12-20) 20 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Riga, Latvia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
BATE Borisov
Number 4
Youth career
1997–2007 Skonto Riga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Skonto Riga 26 (6)
2008 Olimps (loan) 25 (2)
2009 Olimps (loan) 9 (1)
2012 Polonia Bytom 4 (0)
2012–2014 Ventspils 80 (7)
2015– BATE Borisov 25 (5)
National team
2007–2010 Latvia U-19 8 (2)
2009–2012 Latvia U-21 10 (1)
2013 Latvia U-23 2 (1)
2010– Latvia 16 (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.

Club career[edit]

Skonto Riga[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Polonia Bytom[edit]

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.[5]

FK Ventspils[edit]

In July 2012, he joined the Latvian Higher League club FK Ventspils. He signed a contract till June 2015.[citation needed]

In May 2013, Dubra scored an amazing goal against FK Liepājas Metalurgs and brought victory in the cup final in Latvia.[6]

International career[edit]

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.[7] He made his debut, being just 19 years old, coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute.[8] Kaspars played all game against Lithuania in Baltic Cup 2014 final. Latvia won the Baltic Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 August 2016[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Latvia League Cup Europe Other Total
2008 JFK Olimps Higher League 25 9 1 0 26 9
Total 25 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 9
2009 Skonto FC Higher League 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 JFK Olimps Higher League 9 1 9 1
Total 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2010 Skonto FC Higher League 19 6 2 0 3[a] 1 24 8
2011 6 0 2[b] 0 8 0
Total 25 6 0 0 2 0 5 1 32 8
Poland League Cup Europe Other Total
2011–12 Polonia Bytom I Liga 4 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Latvia League Cup Europe Other Total
2012 FK Ventspils Higher League 17 0 17 0
2013 27 4 3 1 6 0 36 5
2014 36 3 2 1 2 0 40 4
Total 80 7 5 2 8 0 0 0 93 9
Belarus League Cup Europe Other Total
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
Total 25 5 4 0 9 0 1 0 39 2
Career total 169 28 9 2 20 0 6 1 204 31
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Baltic League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Baltic Champions Cup
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Belarusian Super Cup

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Latvia's goal tally first.[3]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2016 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar  Gibraltar 2–0 5–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Skonto Riga[edit]

FK Ventspils[edit]

FC BATE Borisov[edit]

International[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Personal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LFF: LMT Virslīga: Kaspars Dubra atzīts par labāko spēlētāju JŪLIJĀ". Lff.lv. 20 December 1990. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ ""Skonto" aizsargs Dubra stažēsies "Blackpool"". Kasjauns.lv. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Kaspars Dubra at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ "Kaspars Dubra uz pārbaudes laiku pievienojas Anglijas premjerlīgas klubam 'Wanderers' - DELFI". Sports.delfi.lv. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Oficiāli: Dubram līgums ar Polijas 1. līgas klubu Bitomas "Polonia" – Leģionāri – Futbols –". Sportacentrs.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Korolev, Mikhail (18 May 2013). "Ventspils victorious in Latvian Cup final". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "LFF: Starkovs izsauc 18 kandidātus Ķīnas mačam". Lff.lv. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Latvijas futbola federācija". lff.lv. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "K.Dubra". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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