Marko Meerits

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Marko Meerits
Marko Meerits 2013.png
Meerits with Vitesse in 2013
Personal information
Full name Marko Meerits
Date of birth (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vaasan Palloseura
Youth career
Flora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Flora 23 (0)
2008 Warrior (Loan) 3 (0)
2009–2011 Flora II 44 (0)
2011–2014 Vitesse 4 (0)
2013 Flora (loan) 14 (0)
2014–2016 Emmen 36 (0)
2016 Tarvas 10 (0)
2017– Vaasan Palloseura 0 (0)
National team
2008 Estonia U17 4 (0)
2009 Estonia U18 1 (0)
2009–2011 Estonia U19 22 (0)
2010–2014 Estonia U21 30 (0)
2013– Estonia U23 3 (0)
2010– Estonia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:12, 27 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:12, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Marko Meerits (born 26 April 1992) is an Estonian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Finnish Veikkausliiga club Vaasan Palloseura and the Estonia national football team.

Club career[edit]

Flora[edit]

Meerits made his league debut in 2008 for Flora affiliated Esiliiga club Warrior, coming on as a second-half substitute. He made two more appearances as a substitute in that season, while still playing for Flora's under-17 team.[1] For the next season he was moved to Flora's reserve team Flora II, where he became the first choice keeper, playing 29 matches.[1] In 2010, he was used as a back-up for first choice Stanislav Pedõk. In 2011, his man of the match performance in the Estonian Supercup match against Levadia, where he saved two penalties and converted one himself in the shoot-out helped him earn the starting position in the first team for the season.[2]

Vitesse[edit]

On 6 July 2011, Meerits signed a three-year deal with Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse.[3][4] On 7 August 2011, Meerits made his first team debut against Ado Den Haag coming on as a 21st-minute substitute for injured Eloy Room. He managed to keep the clean sheet as the game finished 0–0.

Emmen[edit]

On 5 July 2014, Meerits signed a two-year deal with Dutch Eerste Divisie side Emmen.[5] He made an impressive first season with a club, playing in every league match. His second season was ruined by a knee injury and he left the club in the end of the season.[6]

Tarvas[edit]

On 30 August 2016, Meerits joined Meistriliiga outsiders Tarvas to regain his form.[7]

Vaasan Palloseura[edit]

In January 2017, Meerits signed a one-year contract, with option of another, with Finnish Veikkausliiga club Vaasan Palloseura.[8]

International career[edit]

In December 2010, Meerits was called up by the Estonia national team manager Tarmo Rüütli to the squad facing China and Qatar.[9] On 18 December 2010, he was substituted in just a minute before the final whistle in the match against China.[10] In June 2011, he was called up again for friendly matches against Chile and Uruguay and played full 90 minutes in a 0–4 defeat against Chile.[11][12][13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Flora

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mängija statistika – Marko Meerits" [Player statistics – Marko Meerits] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Marko Meerits juhtis Flora superkarikani!" [Marko Meerits led Flora to Supercup win] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nieuwe doelman voor Vitesse" [New goalkeeper for Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "AMETLIK: Meerits sõlmis Vitessega 3-aastase lepingu" [OFFICIAL: Meerits signed 3-year deal with Vitesse] (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Meerits naar FC Emmen, Kallon transfervrij" (in Dutch). De Gelderlander. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Väravavaht Marko Meerits lõpetas ülipika vigastuspausi" (in Estonian). Delfi. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Marko Meerits liitub Rakvere Tarvaga!". Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ametlik: Meerits lõi käed Soome neljanda klubiga!". Soccernet.ee. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Eesti koondise koosseis mängudeks Hiina ja Katariga" [Estonian squad for matches against China and Qatar] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Eesti koondis jäi võõrsil alla Hiinale" [Estonia yields to China] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Eesti koondise esialgne koosseis mängudeks Lõuna-Ameerikas" [Preliminary national team squad for South American matches] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Eesti koondis kaotas Tšiilile 0:4" [Estonian national team lost to Chile 0:4] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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