Marek Kaljumäe

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Marek Kaljumäe
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Personal information
Date of birth (1991-02-18) 18 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
PS Kemi
Youth career
–2007 S.C. Real
2008 Nõmme Kalju
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ Alkmaar 0 (0)
2010–2011 SC Telstar (loan) 1 (0)
2011–2014 Levadia 81 (8)
2015 Narva Trans 35 (0)
2016 Levadia 36 (4)
2017– PS Kemi 0 (0)
National team
2007 Estonia U17 3 (0)
2007–2008 Estonia U18 4 (1)
2008–2010 Estonia U19 21 (0)
2009–2013 Estonia U21 18 (1)
2012–2014 Estonia U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2017[1].
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 January 2017

Marek Kaljumäe (born 18 February 1991) is an Estonian footballer who plays as a defender for Veikkausliiga side PS Kemi.

Club career[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Marek came through the youth system at Estonian III Liiga club S.C. Real in his home city of Tallinn. In August 2009, he signed for Dutch Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar. He spent the 2009–10 season playing for the AZ under-19 side. In 2010–11 he moved on loan to SC Telstar, making his debut in September 2010 in a 3–0 league win over Den Bosch.[2][3][4]

With Telstar he participated in an unusual corner kick routine, in which he and teammate Selmo Kurbegovic took turns repeatedly placing the ball by hand within the corner arc in an attempt to confuse the opposition.[5]

Estonia[edit]

On 1 July 2011, following the expiry of his contract with AZ Alkmaar, he signed a two-year deal with Estonian top tier club FC Levadia Tallinn.[6]

In January 2015, Kaljumäe joined Narva Trans.[7]

In March 2016 Kaljumäe rejoined Levadia.[8]

Finland[edit]

In January 2017, Kaljumäe signed one-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliiga club PS Kemi.[9]

International career[edit]

Kaljumäe has represented his country at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels.[10][11] He played his first competitive game for the Estonia under-21s in a 5–0 loss to the Republic of Ireland under-21s in an August 2010 qualifying match for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[12] He scored his first goal at under-21 level in a 3–1 August 2011 defeat to Azerbaijan under-21s.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MÄNGIJA STATISTIKA". EFA. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "AZ under-19s win group (Dutch)". AZ Alkmaar. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Telstar squad 2010–11". SC Telstar. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Estonia:Marek Kaljumäe". soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Going Dutch: The weird corner, the golazo & the one-sided affair". 101greatgoals.com. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jalgpall: Marek Kaljumäe liitus FC Levadiaga" [Football: Marek Kaljumäe joined FC Levadia] (in Estonian). Sekundomer. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kaljumäe siirdus Transi". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Poolkaitsja Marek Kaljumäe taasliitus Levadiaga". Postimees. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Marek Kaljumäe siirdus Soome kõrgliigasse". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "International profile:Marek Kaljumäe". Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Player profile:Marek Kaljumäe". Uefa.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Under-21 Match Report: Republic of Ireland vs Estonia". Uefa.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Estonian U21 team lost at home to Azerbaijan" (in Estonian). Postimees. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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