Kristaps Grebis

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Kristaps Grebis
Kristaps Grebis.jpg
Grebis playing for FK Liepājas Metalurgs
Personal information
Full name Kristaps Grebis
Date of birth (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Republic of Latvia)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Liepājas Metalurgs 7 (1)
2001 FK Rīga 20 (3)
2002–2006 Liepājas Metalurgs 112 (45)
2006–2007 Oxford United 4 (0)
2007 FK Ventspils 11 (0)
2008–2010 Liepājas Metalurgs 75 (55)
2011 FK Gence 5 (0)
2011–2012 Simurq Zaqatala 13 (1)
2012–2013 Viktoria 1889 5 (0)
2013 Daugava Rīga 9 (1)
2013 FC Jūrmala 14 (0)
2014–2018 FK Liepāja 93 (28)
National team
2008–2011 Latvia 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2019

Kristaps Grebis (born 13 December 1980 in Liepāja) is a retired Latvian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Grebis started his professional career in 2000 with FK Liepājas Metalurgs. Making 7 appearances and scoring one goal in his first season, he later had a short spell with FK Rīga, returning to Liepāja in 2002. This time playing there for 4 straight years, in 2006 he left for Oxford United.[1] Grebis had his contract with Oxford United cancelled by mutual consent in March 2007, as this period of his career wasn't the best.[2] Later on he joined FK Ventspils, but in 2008 came back to his home land team Liepājas Metalurgs.[2] He played there for two years, until 2008, making 63 appearances and scoring 48 goals. In 2009, he was the best scorer of the Virsliga championship with 30 goals in one season.[3] This was definitely the best period in his career, while playing in Latvia. In February 2011 he joined AEL Limassol, after being on trial with them for 2 weeks.[4] His stay in Cyprus didn't last for long, as the club decided to release him just 4 days after joining, pointing that Grebis had been diagnosed heart problems in the medical tests. Later on it was said that there were no problems with Grebis's heart, but the club had needed to find a reason to release Grebis, as the new coach hadn't wanted to keep him in the squad.[5] A week later he signed a contract with FK Gence, playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League. In July 2011 Grebis moved to FK Simurq Zaqatala. In August 2012 he was signed by the German NOFV-Oberliga Nord club Viktoria 1889. He left the club in February 2013, having played 5 league matches, and returned to the Latvian Higher League, signing with Daugava Rīga. Grebis played 9 matches for Daugava, marking 1 goal to his name, before joining FC Jūrmala in July 2013.[6] Prior to the 2014 season Grebis returned to his home-town Liepāja and signed a contract with the newly established club FK Liepāja, led by his former international teammate Māris Verpakovskis. He scored on his debut for the club.[7]

Grebis retired after the 2018 season.[8]

International career[edit]

Grebis made his debut for Latvia in 2008. He has collected 13 appearances and scored 2 international goals.[9]



  1. ^ "Kristaps Grebis spēlēs Anglijas 5.līgā". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Oxford let striker Grebis depart". BBC Sport. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^
  5. ^ ""AEL" lauž līgumu ar Grebi (labots)". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ ""Jūrmala" ar Grebi sastāvā pret Rīgas "Daugavu"". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Profile at Footballdatabase,
  9. ^ "Latvijas Futbola federācija". Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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