Māris Smirnovs

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Māris Smirnovs
Māris Smirnovs.jpg
Smirnovs playing for Tranzit
Personal information
Full name Māris Smirnovs
Date of birth (1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Daugavpils, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FK Ventspils (assistant manager)
Youth career
Dinaburg Daugavpils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Dinaburg Daugavpils 25 (2)
1997 Daugavpils Lokomotīve 10 (0)
1999 Valmiera 22 (1)
2000–2004 Ventspils 104 (14)
2004–2006 Amica Wronki 10 (0)
2006 Ditton 25 (5)
2006–2007 Dinamo Bucureşti 1 (0)
2007 Jurmala 15 (1)
2007–2009 Górnik Zabrze 29 (1)
2009–2010 FK Ventspils 5 (0)
2010 Tranzit 24 (2)
National team
2002–2006 Latvia 21 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 FK Ventspils-2 (assistant manager)
2013– FK Ventspils (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2013

Māris Smirnovs (born 2 June 1976 in Daugavpils) is a former Latvian football defender, currently the assistant manager of FK Ventspils, playing in the Latvian Higher League.

Smirnovs has played 22 international matches for Latvia national football team. He debuted in 2002, and played at the Euro 2004.

Māris Smirnovs played for Dinaburg FC, FK Valmiera, FK Ventspils, Amica Wronki, FC Ditton, Dinamo Bucureşti, Górnik Zabrze, FK Jūrmala and FC Tranzit. After the 2010 Latvian Higher League season Smirnovs retired from professional football.

Before the start of the 2012 Latvian First League season Smirnovs was appointed as the assistant manager of FK Ventspils-2. In 2013, he became the assistant manager of FK Ventspils first team.

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