Marko Kristal

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Marko Kristal
Marko Kristal.jpg
Kristal in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-06-02) 2 June 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988 Lõvid/Flora 1 (0)
1988–1989 Noorus Tallinn 8 (1)
1989 Sport Tallinn 9 (0)
1989–1999 FC Flora 220 (56)
1999 IF Elfsborg 4 (0)
2000 FC Lahti 12 (1)
2001–2005 FC Flora 93 (9)
National team
1992–2005 Estonia 143 (9)
Teams managed
2009–2011 JK Tammeka Tartu
2011–2015 FC Levadia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marko Kristal (born 2 June 1973) is an Estonian football manager and former player.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Kristal played most of his career in FC Flora with whom he won 7 Estonian championships. He also had spells with IF Elfsborg and FC Lahti.[1]

International[edit]

Between 1992 and 2005 Kristal earned remarkable 143 caps, including 42 successive matches between 1995 and 1998. He also scored 9 goals. He earned his first official cap as a substitute on 3 June 1992, when Estonia met Slovenia in a friendly match. In 2001, Kristal became the youngest ever European to appear in 100 international matches. On 20 April 2005 he ended his international career with a substitution against Norway.[1][2]

Manager career[edit]

Kristal has been manager of Tammeka and assistant manager of Estonia national football team. He currently manages Levadia with whom he won his first Estonian championship as manager in 2013.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
1 1996-02-24 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca  Faroe Islands 2–2 1–0 Friendly
2 1996-11-13 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella  Andorra 6–1 6–1 Friendly
3 1997-03-01 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca  Azerbaijan 2–0 1–0 Friendly
4 1997-06-08 Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn  Sweden 2–3 2–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 1997-07-10 Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius  Latvia 1–2 1–0 Baltic Cup 1997
6 1997-11-27 PhilSports, Manila  Philippines 1–0 1–0 Friendly
7 1999-08-18 Pärnu Kalevi Stadium, Pärnu  Armenia 2–0 1–0 Friendly
8 2001-03-19 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo  Egypt 3–3 2–1 Friendly
9 2001-03-28 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol  Cyprus 2–2 1–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kristal, Marko". Estonian Sports Biographical Lexicon. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2005-04-24). "Marko Kristal – Century of International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-09-23.