Mihails Zemļinskis

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Mihails Zemļinskis
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Personal information
Full name Mihails Zemļinskis (Latvia)
Mykhaylo Valeriyovych Zemlynsʹkyy (Ukraine)
Date of birth (1969-12-21) 21 December 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back / Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Latvia U-21 (head coach)
Youth career
1985–1988 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Zvezda Ventspils 0 (0)
1991–1997 Skonto Riga 120 (29)
1994 BVSC Budapest 6 (0)
1997–1998 Hapoel Kfar Saba 17 (0)
1998–2005 Skonto Riga 132 (28)
National team
1992–2005 Latvia 105 (12)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Latvia U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mihails Zemļinskis (Ukrainian: Михайло Валерійович Землинський; born 21 December 1969) is a Latvian politician and former international footballer.

Zemļinskis spent most of his career at Skonto FC except for short periods at FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, at BVSC Budapest and at Hapoel Kfar Saba. He was a skilled central defender and played for the Latvian national team after country regained its independence in 1991. He played 105 matches and scored 12 goals for the national team, and took part in the 2004 European Championships in Portugal. Zemļinskis wore the number 4 jersey. He eventually became a football coach at FC Daugava. He is also a former head coach of the Latvia U-21 team.[1] Since 2011 he has been a member of the Saeima.


1993, 1995
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004


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